It shouldn’t shock anybody that China is influencing United States policy these days.
After all, we owe it going on $900 billion at this point, hardly a trifling sum. It owns us to a certain extent, and both Chinese and U.S. officials understand that all too clearly.
Their creditor-debtor relationship became evident last year, when North Korea was busy blowing up South Korean ships and shelling South Korean islands.
During those provocations, the Obama administration, not surprisingly, did nothing. But that inaction probably had more to it than just the whims of a weak or uncaring president.
China has a fatherly relationship towards Kim Jong Il. And much like a parent to his child, the larger nation does get exasperated with its smaller neighbor. But that doesn’t mean it wants outside help – especially from the likes of the United States, a country it both dislikes and envies – to hold its kid in check.
Moreover, it has the weight to throw around to intimidate any other nation that might try to step in. And it has little qualm about using that power.
Now, through the likes of WikiLeaks, we have further evidence that the Asian giant has us on a leash.
According to Breitbart, newly revealed documents cite China’s warning against an arms sale between the U.S. and Taiwan. And while the transaction still went through, it did so without the F-16 jets Taiwan wanted.
If the United States continues to spend outside its means, such pressures are bound to escalate. And nobody on the right side of law and order wants that to happen.