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China, Not Russia, Is America’s Greatest Threat Says CIA Official

A CIA official has issued a dire warning about the future of the United States as it faces its most fearsome foe. And no, it is not Russia.

The deputy assistant director of the CIA’s East Asia Mission Center, Michael Collins, spoke at the Aspen Security Forum on Friday and detailed the threat posed by China, who he says is determined to overtake the United States as the world’s superpower.

“By their own terms and what Xi enunciates I would argue by definition what they’re waging against us is fundamentally a cold war, a cold war not like we saw during the Cold War, but a cold war by definition,” he said, CNN reported.

“A country that exploits all avenues of power licit and illicit, public and private, economic and military, to undermine the standing of your rival relative to your own standing without resorting to conflict,” Collins said. “The Chinese do not want conflict.”

He said Jinping wants “every country in the world” on its side and against the United States “because the Chinese are increasingly defining a conflict with the United States and what we stand behind as a systems conflict.”

Collins said that despite what the media is fixated on, China represents a greater threat to America than Russia does because “’it sets up a competition with us and what we stand behind far more significantly by any extreme than what the Russians could put forward.”

Collins said that when the United States shifted its focus to the worldwide war on terror, it took its eyes off of China which allowed it to grow significantly.

“They are learning to be more coercive, learning to be more aspirational, learning to be more assertive by what they’re getting away with,” Collins warned.

He said that “9/11 is one example where the international community had to shift its attention to something else and the Chinese drove through that decade to especially expand where they are, so it’s a long way of saying that there are things that happened in the international system, things that … helped to explain to some degree the speed and expanse of where the Chinese have gotten to where they are today.”

As everyone in the United States media and intelligence community has its eyes on Russia, with good reason, it also needs to keep an eye on China before it is too late.


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Carmine Sabia

Carmine began writing for BizPacReview in 2014 where he found success as a conservative writer. His popularity continued to soar as he gained tens of thousands of followers. ​Carmine has been quoted by Fox News, has been interviewed on television by Tomi Lahren, appeared on BBC Radio, "The Critical Hour" with Dr. Wilmer Leon, Sky News in the UK, NHK in Japan, Power 98.7 South Africa and various other media outlets.

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  1. Newman Lee July 22, 2018

    They are One in the same

  2. Sunny Santos July 22, 2018

    Why? Because we owe them a trillion dollars?

  3. Andrew Stiegemeier July 22, 2018


  4. Judith Weston July 22, 2018

    Them too!

  5. Ed Coker July 22, 2018

    They are both threats but Donnie isn’t in bed with China as far as we know

  6. Stephen White July 22, 2018

    Wrong. The GOP is America’s greatest threat.

  7. Jason Imfeld July 22, 2018


  8. Bob Burge July 22, 2018

    This is not an either or situation! One is as bad as the other!

  9. Barbara Dean July 22, 2018

    They are one in the same

  10. Debra French July 22, 2018

    Wat ever

  11. Linda Bednarz July 22, 2018

    He loves Kim Jong though…he’s a very fine person like Putin!

  12. Sandy Winter July 22, 2018


  13. Janet Bento Li July 22, 2018

    Father God, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.

  14. Janet Bento Li July 22, 2018

    Never trust China…they need the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as their God. Amen.

    1. Walter Yeates July 23, 2018

      Yes, because those from Abrahamic religions have never been a problem.

      Yes, this is sarcasm. Religion doesn’t make someone more moral.

  15. Douglas Scheidt July 22, 2018

    America is America’s threat.

  16. Joelle Cannon July 22, 2018

    Both and NKorea

  17. Koren Picklesimer July 22, 2018


  18. Robert Simino July 22, 2018

    Put them both in the same basket.

  19. Robert Stoll July 22, 2018

    I thiink, at the moment, it’s Trump.

  20. Robert Rodriguez July 22, 2018

    I think Donald Putin -Trump is the greatest threat to our country.

  21. Hector Roldan July 22, 2018

    Bullshit. The biggest threat to U.S. national security besides garbage is that racist pig in the White House.

  22. Tammy Hokanson Copper July 22, 2018

    They both are! Where’s Trump going to buy his clothes when he’s told “ You’re fired”?

  23. Cliff Mack July 22, 2018

    Far as I’m concerned both of them are

  24. Jerry Schroader July 22, 2018

    China economic power is growing thanks to us buying cheap Chinese products

  25. Ed Eichner July 22, 2018

    Trator trump is the biggest danger to Americans

  26. Natasha Fatale July 22, 2018

    @AnnAust5555 Muh, Russia. It gets to a certain point where we have to be realistic about the actual… https://t.co/2diaIRkQYl

  27. Kevin Newberry July 22, 2018

    Trump and the GOP are our greatest threats. They have sold out and compromised themselves and us.

  28. Linda McWilliams July 22, 2018

    Both are, Get fucking real. Hell Trump is our threat and enemy too.

  29. Kim Jhan July 22, 2018

    No one can threaten our democracy like the enemies from within. The corrupt puppets that call themselves our leaders that sold us out to oil barons, bankers, big pharma and the military industry have corroded our wealth and democracy!

  30. Terry Bacot July 23, 2018

    CIA says their all foes. Don’t believe everything on here.

  31. Anonymous July 23, 2018


  32. Ed Eichner July 25, 2018

    Don’t trust trump it’s Putin more dangerous than trator trump because trump is Russian spy

  33. Scott Stowell July 25, 2018

    Hey look over there !!
    Nothing to see here folks !

    Please , look anywhere but here !

    It’s Russia , folks . Republicans are going to be saying all kinds of things over the next 3 1/2 months . Don’t believe a word of it though !
    Treason is treason and most of the Republican party is on the take from Russia via the NRA .
    VOTE BLUE , GREEN , whatever , just DON’T VOTE RED !!

  34. Linda Waterman Bentz July 25, 2018

    Trump is our greatest threat

  35. Karen Dillman Thompson July 25, 2018

    What you think you saw you didn’t and what you heard you didn’t hear it lol

  36. ❌Kaniel❌ July 25, 2018

    Yes because Xi Jinping is a dictator!

  37. DADA NADA July 25, 2018

    Perhaps China is a significant competitor on the world stage BUT Russia is our enemy here on our own… https://t.co/uPpDMvGPAP

  38. Linda Bednarz July 26, 2018

    I agree…seeing trumps bromance with putin…makes me sick! trump needs to go!


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