Obama's so-called "pivot to Asia" has always meant one thing and one thing only: Provoking China and threatening its sphere of influence.
And luckily for Obama, the US has perfected the art of military provocation. It's now been confirmed that the US Navy has sent a "small armada"consisting of "the carrier John C. Stennis, two destroyers, two cruisers and the 7th Fleet flagship" to the South China Sea in order to "confront" China.
Some might wonder why China needs to be "confronted" in the South China Sea. As usual, it has nothing to to with "democracy promotion" and everything to do with economic control of the region…
But China sees what's coming. According to the Economic Times, Beijing is well aware of Washington's true intentions:Russia InsiderThe South China Sea issue "shall not be turned into an excuse or a tool by certain country to contain China's development," [said] Wang Guoqing, spokesperson National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)
US Sends 'Small Armada' to Confront China as Beijing Accuses Washington of 'Containment