US President Donald Trump’s “extremist” policies towards China and a host of other nations across the world risks sparking a military confrontation, says an American analyst.
James Petras, a political commentator in New York, made the remarks while discussing the US Navy’s provocative patrols in the South China Sea.
US officials confirmed to the media on Sunday that two US Navy warships have sailed within 12 nautical miles off Chinese islands in the South China Sea.
China has repeatedly warned the United States against sending warships to patrol the South China Sea.
Washington claims such operations are meant to protect “freedom of navigation” in the sea, a gateway for trillions of dollars in maritime trade each year.
“It is very clear that Washington under President Trump has taken an extremist, bellicose position at this time,” Petras told Press TV on Sunday.
“The military armada off the coast of China forms part of a…