The United States continue to butt heads with two formidable enemies: Russia and China. As tensions in the South China Sea region continue, there is increasing evidence that Russia may be coming to Beijing’s rescue, sparking war concerns. Will the continued conflict lead to World War 3 for the three super powers?
Russia Joins Beijing’s Fight
Russia is joining China in its quest in the South China Sea region. According to reports, Russian warships will be deployed in time for China’s navy in military exercises in the South China Sea next month amidst rising tensions and contentions in the area.
According to reports, Russia’s Pacific Fleet and elements of China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy will be conducting a series of drills that will test equipment and tactics including their capabilities in defensive operations and amphibious troop landings.
The military exercises to be held this September are under program: Joint Sea 2016. According to News.com.au, this will be the fifth time that Russia and China will be engaged in such operations. The decision for the exercises also came following The Hague’s decision to reject Beijing’s claims over the disputed territory.
“This is a routine exercise between the two armed forces, aimed at strengthening the developing China-Russia strategic cooperative partnership,” explained Beijing’s defense ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told reporters.
The official also clarified that the exercises are not directed against any parties although some experts pit the two nations against the United States, a vocal opposition of Beijing in the South China Sea dispute.
US Wages War Against China
However, Global Research argues that the United States may be blowing things out of proportion in the South China Sea region to justify its military decisions.
“The counterterrorism strategy applied in the Middle East and Africa is also contemplated in Southeast Asia. It is used as a pretext to justify military deployments including the construction of military bases,” argued the report.