A conflict is brewing between China and the United States over the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
The situation continues to deteriorate by the day.
And now China issued this mind-blowing threat to the U.S. military over the coronavirus.
China has spent the last three decades trying to supplant the United States as the world’s top economic, political and military superpower.
Past administrations’ terrible decisions such as granting China most-favored-nation status and entering into lopsided trade deals that moved America’s industry out of the heartland and over to China only accelerated that trend.
But the rapid spread of the Chinese coronavirus has many countries – including the United States – rethinking their trade, military and political relationships with China after the community government lied about the coronavirus and the attempt to cover it up collapsed and allowed the virus to spread across the globe.
China sought to counter this narrative by spreading fake news on social media about the United States military being the true source of the coronavirus.
Donald Trump smacked down that lie by referring to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus” on social media.
The President wrote that “The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!”
That move infuriated the Chinese communist government and only added to their worries that the world would isolate their country after the pandemic subsided as retribution for causing a global economic and societal meltdown.
China responded by having the Global Times – which is China’s state-run newspaper – publish an article detailing how the Chinese military could take out the United States’ fleet in the South China Sea by detonating an electromagnetic pulse weapon.
The Global Times wrote:
To counter US’ repeated trespasses into Chinese territorial waters, the Chinese military has the option of using new approaches, including the deployment of electromagnetic weapons, Song Zhongping, a Chinese military expert and commentator, told the Global Times on Tuesday.
Firing at US warships is not a good choice unless the US fires first, and that would result in the start of a China-US military conflict, Song said, noting that bumping into US ships might also not be a good counter, as lessons have been learned from the Black Sea bumping incident between the Soviet Union and US in 1988.
But the use of electromagnetic weapons, including low-energy laser devices, could be viable, as they can temporarily paralyze US ships’ weapon and control systems without visible conflict but can send a strong warning, according to Song.
Electromagnetic weapons can emit electromagnetic waves that can potentially jam electronic devices of target vessels and will not cause casualties, military observers said.
China’s threat was not a show of strength.
In fact, it was an act of desperation and weakness.
China knows they will pay a heavy economic and political price for causing the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
That’s why China is firing off threats in hopes of frightening the United States – and the rest of the world – into flinching when the moment of truth arrives.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.