President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, Steve Bannon, who is the former boss at the far right-wing website Breitbart.com, predicted a large scale war with China in a recently uncovered audio clip.
Bannon has risen to infamy by advising Trump on a variety of nefarious policies which include banning travel into the United States from various majority Muslim countries. Is Bannon’s next step going to be to talk Trump into picking a fight with China? Review what he said back in March of 2016:
We’re going to war in the South China Sea in five to 10 years, aren’t we? There’s no doubt about that. They’re taking their sandbars and making basically stationary aircraft carriers and putting missiles on those. They come here to the United States in front of our face, and you understand how important face is, and say it’s an ancient territorial sea.
If Bannon believes war is inevitable that means it is likely he will do nothing to stop the crisis from transpiring. He may, in fact, make the tensions worse with his warped world views. Bannon has recently been given a seat on the National Security Council and advises Trump on sensitive military matters. There is little the world can do to stop Bannon from bending Trump’s ear. To prevent the greatest war the world has ever seen, one must hope that Bannon understands how influential his voice is and that he does not use it recklessly with Trump who has shown himself to be rather easily swayed.
Listen to the audio of Bannon below:
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