Former Deputy National Security Advisor KT McFarland joined “Fox & Friends Weekend” Saturday morning to discuss the growing threat from the Chinese and their “aggressive” tactics on a geopolitical level. McFarland warned host Will Cain that America had “been asleep.” wheel” while China is establishing its new “world order”.
McFarland pointed to China’s recent geopolitical moves to strengthen its influence on the world stage.
“If you look at the last ten days, what has China done? It is moving very aggressively and successfully to establish a new Chinese world order,” he said.
McFarland first touched on China’s recent move in Middle East affairs to facilitate a deal with Iran and Saudi Arabia, benefiting from the deal while worrying about American influence.
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“So a week ago, they negotiated a deal between two historic enemies, Iran, Saudi Arabia. We weren’t negotiating that deal. Not China. We were caught off guard by the fact that China was doing it. So all of a sudden, 50 years of American dominance in the Middle East then China is now the most important country in the Middle East, because it will build the infrastructure. G five (5G) infrastructure, the artificial intelligence infrastructure of these major countries in the Middle East, and by the way, China gets an energy supply, especially oil.’
He turned to China’s cooperation with Russia and discussed the peace talks between Russia and Ukraine. McFarland also suggested that the Chinese will push their own agenda in the talks.
“Xi Jinping is going to Russia. He has a lot of influence and he has a lot of ability to pressure the Russian president, maybe he pressures them to the negotiating table and at the same time Xi Jinping is meeting with a leader of Ukraine in some way. Video conference or I don’t think, personally, but what will he do there? Will he say, look, here’s my peace plan? Xi Jinping has already released his peace plan.”
Finally, McFarland concluded with China’s global ambitions with its growing influence in Central and South America, and the challenge of American leadership on the world stage.
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“President Xi Jinping said: “I am proclaiming the goal of global citizenship, but that is taking a direct attack on the United States, talking about the global south as South America, Latin America. And he’s saying, look at us. China is the way forward and China will lead the new global world order, not the United States.”
He added and stressed that the US must act quickly.
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“We’ve been asleep at the wheel debating what pronouns to put in the Army training manual, And we’re not spending research and development money properly.” He continued: “The Chinese are already all over Latin America. They’re already in Africa. We’re in the eleventh hour. If we want to maintain American leadership in the world, we’d better get our act together very quickly.”
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