Madison Ruppert, Contributor
The United States has been goading China in the South China Sea dispute for some time now by arming the Philippines – one of the parties in the dispute – and continuing to arm them with more naval vessels and training through joint exercises.
Meanwhile, the West has shifted focus over to the Asia-Pacific region and continues to pour huge sums of money into military hardware which seems to be designed to be deployed in a scenario like what might develop in the South China Sea or a more traditional conflict, perhaps with Iran.
China has been quite vocal in opposing the United States’ antagonistic hegemony and indeed has been increasing their military spending quite a bit.
Now Chinese state media has warned the United States that the dispute in the South China Sea could indeed lead to a military confrontation.
On top of the previous joint military exercises, the military hardware and training, the U.S. is planning on holding yet another joint drill with the Philippines in the region.