China President 


China’s Silk Road outline: 


Those that watch world events to try and discern what might be ahead for different parts of the world have predicted China at some point moving on its desire to have a major foot print and Military presence in the Middle East. They quietly started their road project years ago which will connect China to the Middle East and I suspect if you talk to the vast majority of people, they are not aware of the road being built.

It appears China feels the time has come to  go public with its desire to have a say in what is going on in the Middle East and I don’t think it is by chance this is in direct response to the U.S. backing away from its global leadership’s role.

With the U.S global leadership gone weakness goes with that both real and perceived. This gives entrance to the rogue powers that see the opportunity to move into the vacuum before the U.S. elects a strong leader again.

The following statement points to the broad agenda that China has and we should be worried. For on this road military equipment and troops can stream into the Middle East which is already crowed. When you look at China’s history and statements one can be almost certain that Israel will not be a winner in having China’s support if push comes to shove.

“China is deepening economic engagements with Iran just a week after international sanctions were lifted against the country but the closer ties risk infuriating Saudi Arabia, the mainland’s largest oil supplier in the Middle East, analysts say.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, the first international leader to head to Iran after the trade restrictions were removed, capped his visit to Tehran with 17 agreements for cooperation in areas including energy, trade, and industry, reported Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency.

During Xi’s visit, the two countries also agreed to increase bilateral trade more than 10-fold to $600 billion in the next decade as China pursues its One Belt One Road project, an ambitious network of road, rail and port routes that will connect China to Central Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.”

 Over the past decade, China has been actively building “The New Silk Road” that would run from China’s coastline to Europe, through Central Asia and Iran. Train and road networks have been built across northern Iran to link Afghanistan with Turkey.

It was this fear of Western allies in the South China Sea and the Malacca Strait, such as Singapore, that led China to develop ports in Myanmar’s Kyaukpyu and in Pakistan’s Gwadar.

These ports circumvent the bottlenecks in South-East Asia. The New Silk Road will bypass the Suez Canal.

It would be good if all of us watch the signs of what is going on in the Middle East and do all we can to help ensure that our interest and that of Israel is protected. In the coming days I will be sharing some future activities we will be involved in, in the Middle East which will give us a front row seat to watch the action.

Until Next Time Be Safe.