WORLD NET DAILY - Aug 16, 2020 -
Would align with its practice of attacking in 'self-defense'
Things soon could get worse for the United States internationally, with a warning that China could initiate military action in line with its practice of attacking in "self-defense."
The suggestion comes from Lawrence Franklin, the onetime Iran desk officer for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, in a column at the Gatestone Institute.
Franklin noted Chinese military journalists have gone public with their recommendation that the People's Liberation Army prepare immediately for an attack from U.S. forces in the South China Sea.
"One expert at Zhejiang University's National Institute for South China Sea Studies, Shi Xiaoqin, claims that the U.S. is deliberately trying to provoke China. They also suggest the regime reinforce Chinese installations on reefs claimed by China," Franklin wrote.