After renewing their Cold War-era alliance earlier this week, Beijing and Moscow challenged US military hegemony by claiming US world domination was “over” and threatening to retaliate if “borders are crossed. “. House Armed Services Committee GOP lawmakers said The spectator that the Defense Ministry’s emphasis on critical race theory under the Biden administration is “stupid and outlandish” while the Sino-Russian powers are on the march.
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin met on Monday at a virtual summit to expand their cooperation treaty between their respective countries, both of which have strained their ties with the United States since the treaty was signed 20 years ago. The Sino-Russian friendship treaty, according to Putin, embodies the support the two nations have for each other as opposition from Western powers grows. The deal will automatically be extended for five years in February 2022, according to Reuters.
Two days later, Putin, speaking at the Valdai Forum, taunted the United States and other Western powers for sanctioning Russia, saying the move was a series of “empire-like” mistakes. .
“An empire always thinks it can afford to make some small mistakes, take additional costs, because its power is such that they mean nothing,” said the Russian president. “But the amount of these costs, these mistakes inevitably increases. Thank God, this situation of a unipolar world, of a monopoly, is coming to an end. It’s almost already over.
“Whatever sanctions are imposed on Russia, whatever the alarms, Russia is growing and in some ways our country has overtaken European countries and even the United States,” boasted the Russian president.
Two weeks ago, the Russian Navy fired warning shots and bombs in the path of a British naval destroyer to force it into an area near the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia has annexed since 2014. Putin claimed that even if Russia had sunk the British HMS Defender, the action would not start World War III because the West knows “very well that they cannot win in this war”.
“Even if we sink this ship, it wouldn’t put the world on the brink of WWIII because those who do know they can’t come out victorious in this war, and that’s very important,” said Putin.
Xi joined his Russian counterpart in challenging the Western opposition in the celebration of the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party. Speaking in Beijing on Thursday while wearing a gray Mao suit, Xi gave a fiery speech in which he vowed to “break the skulls” of foreign nations trying to influence China. The United States’ relations with China have deteriorated more recently due to speculation surrounding the country’s responsibility for the COVID-19 outbreak.
“The Chinese people will never allow foreign forces to intimidate, oppress or enslave us. Anyone who dares to have their heads broken and their blood will flow in front of the Great Wall of steel built from the flesh and blood of 1.4 billion Chinese people, ”Xi said as he stood atop the imperial palace overlooking the Tiananmen Square.
The Chinese president spoke of demolishing the “old world” and rebuilding it under the aegis of the CCP.
“The Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese people, with their bravery and tenacity, solemnly proclaim to the world that the Chinese people are not only good at bringing down the old world, but also at building a new one,” Xi warned. . “Only socialism can save China, and only socialism with Chinese characteristics can develop China.
Returning to the United States, Republican members of Congress on the House Armed Services Committee are dissatisfied with Defense Department priorities as tensions with China and Russia peak after the Cold War. Florida Representative Matt Gaetz, in particular, condemned what he called the Biden administration’s surrender of the “Pentagon to Woketopia.”
“No one in Russia is shaking because of their ‘white rage’, whatever it is,” Gaetz said. The spectator. “In China, they spend money to modify the submarines, not the gender of the military.”
And I will fight against it. Only a Benedict Arnold would abandon the Pentagon at Woketopia without a fight, ”he added. “We should leave the CRT program books in Kabul when the last American plane takes off its landing gear when it leaves. “
Last month, Gaetz fought with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley over the critical role of race theory in the military. Lawmakers said the Pentagon’s adherence to diversity and “anti-racism” had “woken them up” too much. Milley disagreed and instead pleaded for further study of “white rage” in order to understand the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill. Milley called the offensive an interrogation of Gaetz and said the military needed to be “more open-minded.”
“Personally, I find it offensive that we are accusing the US military… of being ‘awake’ or whatever because we are studying certain theories that are out there,” Milley said at the hearing. “I want to understand white rage – and I am white,” he continued. “What prompted thousands of people to attack this building and try to overthrow the Constitution of the United States of America? “
However, more GOP lawmakers on the committee share Gaetz’s sentiment that partisan politics blurs the military’s priorities as threats abroad increase.
“Sadly, America’s military superiority is rapidly eroding, in large part because silly and dangerous radical ‘WOKE’ politicians are turning the US military from a powerful fighting machine into a bizarre social experiment,” said Alabama Representative Mo Brooks in a statement to The spectator. “Money that should be spent on better training and weaponry is being diverted to transgender hormone treatments, teaching critical racist theory of race, and so on. The radical left’s vision for the US military is not only silly and outlandish, it is dangerous and risks American lives.
Brooks predicted that “another Pearl Harbor or 9/11” could happen if Americans do not “wake up” to global dangers.
“Critical racial ideology will reduce the cohesion, morale, retention and recruitment in our military,” said Representative Jim Banks of Indiana, who chairs the Republican study committee. The Spectatorr. “It will not make the military less loyal to our country.”
“This is a self-inflicted injury, as our leaders must focus fully on the growing existential threat that the Chinese Communist Party poses to American citizens.”
On Thursday, the State Department said that China’s exponential build-up of its nuclear arsenal was worrying and called on Beijing to implement measures to reduce the “risk of destabilizing arms races.” This comes a few days after the Washington post reported that the People’s Republic has started building more than 100 new missile silos in its Western Desert.