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The maturing alliance being formed between Russia and China ought to
be very disconcerting to everyone.

The more chummy Russia and China become, the more likely every single
American – regardless of their personal beliefs about war and violence – will indeed have to fight someday, just for the right to survive here
on God’s green earth.

Lots of military and defense experts have already written about the
beginning of Cold War II. Russia is spending limited resources on new
and better weapons, and the technological advancement in defense
technology stolen — er, “obtained” — by China from the U.S.
poses a dual threat unmatched in the history of our country.

Yet hardly anyone — least of all Congress — seems to be taking the
emerging threat of a new, nearly formal Sino-Russian mutual cooperation
agreement seriously. I guess they won’t be convinced until the first
mushroom clouds start to appear on the horizon, if they live long enough
to actually see a mushroom cloud.

Whoa, wait a minute, you say — just where did these “mushroom
clouds” come from? Well, the main focus of this new Sino-Russo pact is
to stop U.S. global hegemony, and to do that these two countries need to
be aligned militarily.

Just last week Russia agreed to sell China 72 top-of-the-line Sukhoi
Su-30 fighter-bombers and is considering allowing the Chinese a license
to produce an additional 250 of them. China already has a license from
Moscow to domestically produce Su-27 fighters, and is currently buying
subs, cruise missiles, ships and other high-tech Russian military
specialties.

Similarly, the two nations have become very angry over the U.S.
bombing campaign in Yugoslavia. Both have opposed our Kosovo adventure
publicly and both have made public statements that they don’t intend to
allow that kind of U.S. infringement into their regional spheres of
influence — at least unchallenged — in the future.

That anger has culminated in a couple of different ways recently.

First, the Russians made a break for the Pristina, Kosovo, airport
well in advance of the NATO/U.S. force, which was supposed to go in
first. Had the U.S. not convinced Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria to deny
overflight rights to the Russian air force, the small contingent of 200
Russian troops in Pristina would have been reinforced with up to a
thousand more. While U.S. officials wondered aloud whether or not the
move was an accident, stories began to break describing how Moscow had
deliberately planned the move well in advance — not something you’d
expect from “a great ally” of the U.S. and a nation that supposedly was
a friend of NATO.

Secondly, the Chinese have issued new warnings to the U.S. lately
stating emphatically that it is a mistake to build theater missile
defense systems for Japan and Taiwan. Regarding the latter, Beijing has
never — and likely will never — abandon the belief that Taipei’s
government is illegal and that in reality, Taiwan is nothing more than a
Chinese Kosovo — a breakaway republic that needs to be reigned in.

Meanwhile, wherever there has been a U.S. power vacuum — the Middle
East, Cuba, Panama, and Asia — China and Russia have been working
closely to fill the void. At present, new and emerging alliances
between Beijing, Moscow and a host of other nations pose new threats to
U.S. influence and, eventually, U.S. national security as well.

All the while, Congress and the White House seem to be ignoring this
evidence, favoring instead to pay the Russians off and keep the Chinese
from spilling the beans about Beijing’s dealings with the corrupt
Clinton administration.

In short, it doesn’t look good for the home team in the foreseeable
future.

A few years ago I read a fiction series entitled, “WW3″ by Canadian
author Ian Smith. In this series he utilized, as his antagonist, an
alliance between a revitalized Russia and newly rich, powerful and
assertive China. In the end we won, but only after great cost
and loss of life and national treasure.

But again, that was fiction. You and I, however, must deal with
reality, and the reality is much stranger than fiction. We’re in
serious trouble militarily right now, and even though we excel
tremendously economically, we must always remember that in order to
remain free to prosper, we have to maintain a fighting force capable of
defending our prosperity from all enemies.

I’m not so sure right now we’re prepared to do that. Maybe we could
defend ourselves against Russia or China, but not both — and not
when you throw in the wild cards North Korea, Syria, Libya, and
Iran/Iraq. We’re good, but, brother, we’re not powerful enough to take
on the world.

The only thing missing from a formal Sino-Russo alliance at this time
is a signed piece of paper, but some analysts think that
it’s just a matter of time before the two nations ink such an agreement.
So do I.

In the meantime I’m personally going to spend a lot of time praying
that my children will not have to face this harsh reality, and I’m
advising most everyone I know to do the same thing. Divine intervention
– not political or diplomatic wrangling — will save this republic, if
God deems it worthy of saving.

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