Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Communist China On Our Doorstep

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The Wall Street Journal published an informative and concerning article last week explaining how China is in the last stages of an agreement with Cuba. 

The Journal said, "China and Cuba are negotiating to establish a new joint military training facility on the island, sparking alarm in Washington that it could lead to the stationing of Chinese troops and other security and intelligence operations just 100 miles off Florida’s coast, according to current and former U.S. officials."

First, a balloon. Now a base?

Be informed, not misled.

Chinese Communists on our doorstep

The Wall Street Journal said, "Discussions for the facility on Cuba’s northern coast are at an advanced stage but not concluded, U.S. intelligence reports suggest. The Biden administration has contacted Cuban officials to try to forestall the deal, seeking to tap into what it thinks might be Cuban concerns about ceding sovereignty. Beijing’s effort to establish a military training facility in Cuba hasn’t been previously reported."

"The White House declined to comment," WSJ says.

U.S. officials said a reference to the proposed new training facility in Cuba is contained in highly classified new U.S. intelligence, which they described as convincing but fragmentary. It is being interpreted with different levels of alarm among policymakers and intelligence analysts.

The Wall Street Journal reported on June 8 that China and Cuba had reached an agreement in principle for a new eavesdropping site in Cuba; the White House characterized that reporting as inaccurate but didn’t elaborate. Two days later, the White House declassified intelligence to confirm publicly that Chinese intelligence collection facilities have existed in Cuba since at least 2019.

Beijing has apparently agreed to pay Havana several billion dollars for the eavesdropping facility.

The responses to this new Chinese effort to establish a significant base 100 miles from our country are met with different response levels.

An official with the Chinese Embassy in Washington referred to comments from a senior foreign-ministry spokesman in Beijing on June 9, saying he wasn’t aware of any deal between China and Cuba and saying the U.S. is an “expert in chasing shadows” in other countries and "meddling in their affairs."

“We hope that relevant parties can focus more on things that are conducive to enhancing mutual trust and regional peace and stability development,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said when asked about the Cuba negotiations at a regular briefing in Beijing on Tuesday.

The White House says they are "working to disrupt China's activities"---whatever that means.

Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), the chair and vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a joint statement earlier this month that they were “deeply disturbed by reports that Havana and Beijing are working together to target the United States and our people.”

We should all be concerned about the security of our national sovereignty.

What does the Bible say about national sovereignty?

“For the kingdom is the Lord’s, and He rules over the nations” (Psalm 22:28).

The U.S. Constitution secures the sovereignty of the United States over its borders and citizens. It is the means by which the philosophy of rights and government described in the Declaration of Independence is institutionalized and secured. 

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

Civil government is not the source of rights – the Creator is – but it is authorized through the consent of the governed to secure rights on its behalf and remains accountable to the people of the United States and their posterity.

The Declaration of Independence describes our rights and liberty.

The U.S. Constitution shapes the structure of government to secure them.

Our rights and liberty come from God, not from the government, but must be taught and secured in every generation.

“He makes nations great, and destroys them; He enlarges nations, and guides them” (Job 12:23).


There is a thread of belief within the so-called Christian Left that holds to the idea that nations should not protect themselves---because we are to live in unity. George Soros calls his organization "Open Borders" for a reason. The main push for Soros is to create a world without borders---a global village.

When you take a closer look, the Christian Left advocates for open borders, and they do so under the guise of peace and compassion. But a closer look reveals an agenda to dissolve borders and to remake God's plan for nations. 

Some thoughts on what the Bible says about the sovereignty of nations and national defense:

Bryan Fischer notes:

"The Scriptures make it clear that national sovereignty, including clearly defined borders, is God's idea. In Acts 17:26, we read, "And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place..." 

Two things, we are told, are under God's sovereign control: how long a nation lasts and where its borders are. The verb translated as "having determined" is the Greek verb "horizo," from which we get the word "horizon." It means "to mark out, to define." So God has marked out and defined the borders of each country.

For example, our southern border is there by God's design. To disregard it, to treat it as if it were not there, to regard it as something not worth respecting and defending, is an insult to the God who put it there for our benefit.

The bulk of the second half of Joshua is a record of the promised land being divided among the 12 tribes. What is striking is how thorough and detailed the description of each tribal boundary is. In Joshua 15, the word "boundary" is found no less than 15 times in describing the perimeter of Judah.

Even regarding private property, curses were pronounced on anyone who moved a boundary marker, a stone that delineated the perimeter of privately owned land. Borders, boundaries, and property lines clearly matter to God.

That such national boundaries are to be respected is made plain by Moses himself. In a largely forgotten passage, Numbers 20:14-21, we read that Moses sought permission from the king of Edom to cross his border and pass through his land. When permission was refused, Moses didn't force his way in; he respected the king's decision and went around Edom to the East.

Moses couched his original request this way: "Please let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or vineyard, or drink water from a well...we will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left until we have passed through your territory."

The king's response? "You shall not pass through." Moses tries a second time to secure an entrance visa. "We will go up by the highway, and if we drink of your water, I and my livestock, then I will pay for it. Let me only pass through on foot, nothing more."

The king of Edom was utterly impervious to this plea for so much as a tourist visa. "You shall not pass through." How did Moses react to this denial of permission to immigrate into and through another nation's sovereign territory? Did he barge ahead anyway? Try to sneak in under the cover of darkness? Did he launch a military strike to secure passage? Nope. "Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his territory, so Israel turned away from him."

The lesson? Each nation's sovereignty is marked by its boundary, and each nation has the moral right to decide who will be given permission to enter its sovereign territory. Moses recognized this, and so should we. The only exception is under the circumstances of a just war.

Bottom line: borders are biblical and are there by God's sovereign design. And they are to be respected by everyone.

This is a brief look at why national security is right and just before God.

We currently have leadership in our country that appears to be more committed to globalism than national sovereignty.

As Christians, we are called to stand for and defend, if necessary, the nation God has given us for His purposes.

China operates inside our country with its Confucius Institutes and policing stations. Now they are moving their military complex ever so close to our borders. 

Pray for America.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.