In 1962, the Soviet Union began deploying nuclear missiles in Cuba in response to US missile deployment in Turkey and Italy, as well as to detour China’s growing influence in Cuba. The Kennedy White House denied the missiles in Cuba for several months until it became public in October 1962, which prompted President Kennedy to act decisively to defend national security. Fast forward to today, China has deployed military operations in Cuba directed at the US. Joe Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken met in China with communist government officials and told them in no uncertain terms that the US “would have deep concerns” if all this was true. Commentators note the terribly weak response.
At a London news conference Reuters reports that Blinken told Chinese officials, “that we would have deep concerns about PRC intelligence or military activities in Cuba.” Blinken said, “This is something we’re going to be monitoring very, very closely and we’ve been very clear about that. And we will protect our homeland, we will protect our interests.” Amid accusations of pay for influence schemes between Biden and China, there are concerns that Blinken’s “deep concerns” will never turn into action to protect US national security. In fact, the Biden Administration undid many of president Trump’s actions against China’s aggressions, including tariffs and prosecuting state-sanctioned theft of trade secrets.
Biden isn’t the first president to be soft on China. Nixon, Carter, both Bush’s, Clinton, and Obama also make the list. In July 2007, during George W. Bush’s presidency, the Daily Jot reported the US trade deficit with China reached nearly $233 billion in 2006 and in the first five months of 2007, America trade rate was 15 percent higher than in 2006. At the same time, the Pentagon report, “Military Power of the People’s Republic of China 2007,” cited US intelligence estimates that China’s total military-related spending for 2007 could fall between $85-125 billion. To that end, the US trade deficit with China was funding the communist country’s military build-up.
During the late 1970’s, the conventional wisdom was that if the US opened trade with countries like Russia and China, that they would be less likely to want to go to war with America. China, however, is using the trade deficit with the US to build its military and it may well see America as just another business acquisition once its military gets strong enough. China is stealing our military secrets and growing its offensive military capabilities in Cuba. Unlike the Kennedy Administration in 1962, the Biden Administration says it “would have deep concerns” if it were true, even though US officials have confirmed the Chinese actions. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” The big deception here is that Biden would protect US security interests over his own family’s financial interest.