The Patriot Post® · What to Do About China and Russia in the Future
The disastrous “America Last” policy Joe Biden is pursuing has meant a lot of winning … for America’s enemies. These actions are going to have to be mitigated once Biden leaves office — ideally with the election of a Republican president in 2024.
Obviously, the two biggest foes are China and Russia. Yes, grassroots Patriots are rightly concerned about Iran, given that regime’s genocidal ambitions, but Russia and China have the greatest ability to do America harm, and Biden’s policies are enabling them. The thing is, we have long known what needs to be done, but George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and even Donald Trump never paid their full attention to those foreign policy imperatives.
We’ve talked about the fact our troops deserved better than Bill Clinton’s cutbacks, Bush’s errors of omission, Obama’s bungling, and a distracted Trump. Our failures to keep our military properly funded, equipped, and with a force structure that can provide sufficient capability to fight both Russia and China will continue under Biden. Keep in mind, fighting a war is a bad option — and only to be used when failing to act is worse. But what can be done short of fighting a major war? Let’s consider each of these potential opponents.
In one way, Trump — the alleged Russian puppet if you believed the hysterical claims “reputable” Leftmedia outlets — was actually keeping Russia in check with a two-front “war.” First, he was boosting American production of oil and natural gas, lowering prices on those commodities with the resulting strategic benefits. Second, he was also fighting to keep Germany from further geopolitical kompromat over Russia’s gas pipeline.
In short, if you want to cripple Russia strategically without a war, boost American energy production. It worked in the 1980s when the Saudis boosted their oil production (see Victory by Peter Schweizer), and it was working under President Trump. What also will help is to boost our forces — and moving them to Poland as opposed to Germany. Strykers and an airborne brigade won’t stop a horde of Russian tanks — armored and mechanized infantry, with heavy support from A-10 Thunderbolt II close-air support planes will.
When it comes to China, a different natural resource must be developed. Currently, a large portion of rare-earth metals — and the refining process — are currently under ChiCom control. This could be changing, particularly with the Marcus Island motherlode. But it can’t just stop there. We need to hold China to account for the cover-up of the initial outbreak, at the very least, regardless of the origin of the coronavirus.
But the best way for America to get a reckoning from China is to engage in a massive naval, air, and space buildup and to also bring manufacturing back to the United States. (Biden’s Navy budget does just the opposite.) In particular, we will need to cut off China’s sea lines of communication, particularly for oil from the Middle East. Former President Trump is right to call for China to pay, but we shouldn’t take ChiCom blood money from the Uygher genocide. The better way to get $10 trillion in reparations is to deny it from China in the first place.
The fact of the matter is that Russia and China are dangerous threats to the United States. However, both have serious vulnerabilities that can be exploited — and the president after Joe Biden will need to do so because, compromised as he is, he surely won’t do it.