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ANALYSIS – Will the United States soon see Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) warships transiting a new Atlantic-to-Pacific canal through Nicaragua to the Caribbean? This is only one possible military threat scenario evolving as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) unveiled its plan earlier this month, to essentially take over Latin America and threaten the U.S. in its own hemisphere.

“The Chinese Communist Party and government are actively looking to strengthen their ties throughout the Western Hemisphere, in particular with anti-American elements,” Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a senior Senate Intelligence Select Committee Republican, reported the Washington Examiner. “Beijing is seeking to surpass the United States in every sector, and we must take this threat seriously.”

Meanwhile, Team Biden appears asleep at the wheel.

The Examiner notes that in early December:

Chinese officials outlined their ambitions following a summit with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. This intergovernmental forum was launched in 2011 under the auspices of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who wanted a venue to rival the Organization of American States and challenge U.S. influence in Latin America, and it now stands to furnish Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping with a platform to gather a coalition of leftist and authoritarian leaders congenial to Beijing’s interests.

The China-CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) summit on Dec. 3 produced a plan not only to deepen economic ties but to increase “political and security cooperation” while also integrating China into regional high-tech spheres from “space science, satellite data sharing, satellite applications, construction of ground infrastructure,” to cyberspace, artificial intelligence (AI), and even nuclear power.

Just days after the CELAC summit, Communist China gained its first victory when Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, shortly after winning corrupt and undemocratic ‘elections,’ chose to close the Taiwanese Embassy in favor of a new friendship with Chinese dictator Xi Jinping.

In a recent OPED in El American, Rubio explains the threat:

The Ortega-Murillo regime sees the CCP as a better ideological ally than the U.S. because Ortega’s long list of crimes and human rights violations are of no concern to the genocidal regime in Beijing. Ortega also wants continued Chinese funding for the construction of an Atlantic-to-Pacific canal through Nicaragua, which People’s Liberation Army warships can then use to access the Caribbean.

Expect much more Communist Chinese influence throughout America’s soft underbelly and southern flank. U.S. Army War College research professor Evan Ellis, a former member of the State Department policy planning staff, told the Washington Examiner:

The Chinese don’t say, ‘We want to take over Latin America,’ but they clearly set out a multidimensional engagement strategy, which, if successful, would significantly expand their leverage and produce enormous intelligence concerns for the United States.

This growing Chinese threat in our own backyard needs to be an increasing concern to the entire U.S. national security community. And Team Biden should wake up to the danger.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of AmericanActionNews.com


Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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raylaser
raylaser
1 day ago

With his families strong ties to China, Biden is probably going to make millions off this move so why would he stand in the way of this move. Also, his communist handlers see this CCP move as an opportunity to strengthen their ties to their CCP benefactors. Wake up America, every vote for a Democrat is a vote for Socialism/Communism to rise up stronger in our country than it already is!

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HattiePotter
1 day ago
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Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA
1 day ago

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Watchman48
Watchman48
1 day ago

You couldn’t possibly be more mistaken. God has been sending His warnings of the destruction of the United States since at least the mid-1980s that I know of… Sadly, very few are truly seeking God as they should, or they would know the truth of all of this.
This nation barely survived the eight years of Barrack Husein Obama’ presidency, which became literally the most corrupt of all past administrations in the history of the United States. 
Obama’s administration allowed for and even assisted in providing more funds for abortions, more racial divide, and more crime and perverted sexuality throughout all of this nation.
Thus, the people cried out to God, and God gave us Pres. Donald J. Trump; however, the democratic party, and even many within the republican party fought against Pres. Trump, at every turn and on every level possible.
God had richly blessed this nation in many ways; however, since the 1980s or earlier God has been turning His back to this hardheaded and stiff neck people who think much more of themselves than they should; they are a greedy, and a prideful people who place themselves and their own desires even above that of God’s desires for them.
Even when Pres. Trump did good, this people chose not to turn from their evil ways, and actually became even more deceptive in all that they could, cheating, stealing and lying.
Just as God gave this nation the most wicked of all presidents, Barrack Husein Obama, the leader they deserved, still, once again God gave them the second most incompetent president this nation has ever seen in the person of Joe Biden, this wickedness of both the government and the people got what they deserved, and on Jan. 22, 1997, the Holy Spirit whispered in my left ear saying, “I will repay the United States double for her iniquities.
Jesus said- “What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.” Thus, this is what I do.
Even if Pres. Trump was to re-enter the Oval Office tonight where he rightfully belongs neither he nor all the U.S. Armed forces can save that which has been given over for destruction.

Pawn
Pawn
2 hours ago
Reply to  Watchman48

Ok, I am not a eligious person. Does God (well your God) exist I don’t know. But many off your observations are so correct. I hope we can turn this around because if we the people have to do that it will be, most probably, a loser no matter how we do it. Thiss does suck but it is our fault because we have not paid the price for our freedoms. We have let down our forefathers. No these fore fathers were not right all the time, but they planted a great seed and we have done alot of improvements in this govt. This systematic racism is a lie, plus so much other thing that these progressives spew. We all need improvement but then many are really good people too.
We had better get our shit together and stand up for the American culture. I think we have admitted many of our past short comings (as everyone has and you can’t change the past and I am not sure that judging the past in todays light is even right). But again you have many people taught to use feelings and not brains and bad news for you really nice “feeeling people” that allow that to run your lives that is why you are so stupid. I am not saying feelings are bad but that feelings should NEVRE REPLACE CRITICAL THINKING.

Joe Hale
Joe Hale
1 day ago

China will not have to build a new Canal as they will take over the Panama Canal. If you have traveled to Panama the Chinese are already taking over small businesses. Lived there for a yeat and half and got the hell out.