Cruz: China engaging in a ‘thousand year war’ for ‘complete global domination’

On the possibility of a war with China in the future, Cruz says, 'I hope not but it might. I think there's a strong analogy to the Cold War and to the United States and the Soviet Union.'

Updated: July 30, 2020 - 8:18am

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Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday that the Chinese government is “fighting a thousand year war” for “complete global domination” and predicted that their actions “might” lead the U.S. into a war in the future.

“I hope not but it might. I think there's a strong analogy to the Cold War and to the United States and the Soviet Union,” he said during an appearance at the Falkirk Center’s Freedom Summit in Washington on Tuesday.

Cruz, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, referred to China as the “single greatest geo-political threat to the United States” over the next century.

“China, their objectives are not short term. They are fighting a thousand year war and their objectives are nothing short of complete global domination,” he said.

During his speech at the summit, the Texas Republican slammed the Chinese Communist Party for appearing to spread propaganda, censor medical data and not immediately alerting the world about COVID-19.

Cruz said China’s government should have acted upon the information brought forth by whistleblowers in China about the coronavirus. The whistleblowers were reportedly arrested.

“Any responsible government, when those whistleblowers pointed out this new and dangerous respiratory disease, would have gone in with public health officials, would have found the people who were infected, would have quarantined them at the outset,” he said.

“Had China done that, there’s a very real possibility this could have remained a regional outbreak instead of a global pandemic that has cost the lives of 600,000 people worldwide,” he also said.

Cruz was asked if he thinks there could be an actual war with China.

“Look, I hope not but it might. I think there's a strong analogy to the Cold War and to the United States and the Soviet Union and I would say the period we have been in for the last 20 years, is analogous to the period we were in the Cold War in the 1970s where you had a lot of people denying it was going on,” he said. “You had a lot of politicians, Democratic politicians, a lot of people in the media who said, 'Oh, the Soviet Union is unstoppable.' We can't keep up.’”

Cruz said President Ronald Reagan’s approach to the Cold War was "we win, they lose” and that Reagan described the Soviet Union as an evil empire.

“That clarity was profoundly important,” he said.

Cruz added that the former president didn’t want a “shooting war” with the Soviet Union.

“No one wants to see two massive militaries, firing missiles and killing millions. That is a very bad outcome,” he said.

 

 

 

 

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