ComNavOps dislikes and avoids repeating other websites and blogs. My goal is to add value to news via insightful analysis. Sometimes, however, a blog offers something that is simply too good not to repeat. Such is the case, today.
I’ve stated repeatedly that
is looking to expand not only out to the first
island chain but well beyond, including, eventually, world domination. Many people scoff at that – probably the same
people who several years ago scoffed at the notion that China would capture the entire China South China Sea – but history and ’s own words fully support my view. China
Cdr. Salamander’s blog offers this quote from Captain Liu Zhe, the commander of
’s aircraft carrier. China
“We firmly believe that the farther away from the territorial sea, the more secure the motherland will be behind, the world peace will be more of a guarantee.”
This is flat out stating that
is planning to expand past the first island
chain. We’ve already seen the first
indications of China moving on the second island chain.
China has begun to set up its rationale for continued expansion by
making claims on Japanese territory, preparing to establish a base on
Scarborough Shoal, conducting state sponsored emigration to the Philippines
with the goal of annexing the island nation when the population tilts
sufficiently Chinese, and exploring the “validity” of second island chain
claims in various academic and political writings. China
In fact, taking the Captain’s statement to its logical conclusion, the only distance sufficiently far away from the motherland to absolutely guarantee China’s security is total global control which is exactly what I’ve stated is China’s ultimate goal.
As Cd. Salamander stated, we’ve been warned.