Written by RT News
Since the start of the UNSC meeting session last night, the United States of America has been openly condemning every nation involved in the South China Sea Crisis. According to its delegation, the U.S. intends to maintain international peace in the South China Sea area by acting as the “international peace facilitator” to help countries protect their own sovereignty within the international waterway.
However, is this what the U.S. truly intended? Or is the U.S. government using “peacekeeping” as a way to justify their interventions in the South China Sea?
Based on the conference reports our reporter has received on April 4th, the delegation of the United States considered the South China Sea islands as land that “every nation in the UNSC all want,” which might have revealed the U.S. imperialistic intentions for intervention. It is possible that major World Powers such as the U.S. and France intervened in the South China Sea crisis with the purpose of not only reducing international conflict, but more importantly, gaining potential benefits such as territorial ownership as well as marine and economic resources.
In addition, during committee sessions, when the delegation of Russia argued that the UNSC should be considerate of the Chinese claiming of certain islands and their territorial histories in the South China Sea by allowing fair international hearings as a response to the Chinese aggression in the region, the United States firmly disagreed. The U.S. delegation aimed to facilitate nations involved in the conflict by helping those countries come up with their own ways to defend their sovereignties, but has not issued any specific statements regarding the details for their plan of action.
Meanwhile, according to a news report from RT News, although it seems like the United States is promoting the global peacekeeping structure and code of conduct aligned with the core mission of UNSC, the U.S. military has recently launched a full-on invasion of an island in the East China Sea to send a strong message to China, and yet barely any mainstream media outlet has covered the story or its massive implications.
Last week, U.S. Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit invaded a tiny island in Japan “Ie Shima” that holds an airstrip, a fishing port and a local population of about 4,500 inhabitants.
Colonel Robert Brodie, who is responsible for the planned operations in the U.S. Marine Corps, insisted that “island-snatching will be critical for us to be able to project power in the context of China”.
“In the South China Sea and elsewhere in the region, we also fly bomber missions, demonstrating a resilient global strike capability that checks Chinese ambition and assures our regional Allies and partners,” he added.
Some suspected that the U.S. involvement in the South China Sea in hopes of escalating its tensions with the People’s Republic of China as, during the UNSC committee sessions, the delegation of U.S. has been consistently criticizing China for its domination in the region and accuse China of taking over international waters for more oil.
The real reason behind U.S. intervention in the South China Sea remains unclear. However, each country in the UNSC has the responsibility of being honest about the intentions of their actions in response to the territorial disputes in the South China Sea in order to have more productive conversations and ensure a collaborative way to enforce international peace within the region.