Over the past several days, since the beginning of September, the press has reported that 5 Chinese war ships are off the coast of Alaska and one Russian spy ship, capable of cutting undersea cables, is off the American East Coast.
Are the appearance of these ships in any way related to Putin's recent decision to send troops and equipment into Syria? While the US has emphatically stated neither incidents of these ships pose a threat, it has been noted that this is the first time Chinese war ships have ever been seen so close to America.
Russia and China are not only close allies, but they have been conducting war games together. Putin decides to exert his influence in Syria, probably aiding Assad, knowing he will rattle Obama, and so ships from both his close ally China and his own country, are found patrolling both coasts of America.
While it is highly unlikely Obama is intimidated by these moves, the message is clear from Putin: I'm going to do what I want in Syria and let me remind you that two of the biggest countries in the world have ships at your doorstep. Tread lightly.
Obama is getting ready to levy sanctions against China due to their continued cyber attacks against the US. Sanctions are usually considered an economic act of war and likely a prelude to actual war.
The prophecies of the now dead Dumitru Duduman now begin to sound hauntingly real -- without warning, Russian and China attack America along both coasts.
Is that alarming prophecy about to come to pass?
Or are we merely seeing the opening moves of a long game of global chess?
Only time will tell.