China Expanding Spy Bases on Cuba

China is expanding its network of electronic spy stations on Cuba, the Wall Street Journal reported on July 2 based on new satellite imagery. The development worries American analysts since the bases could give China advanced eavesdropping capabilities just 100 miles from the United States’ coast in Florida, and just 70 miles from the U.S.’s Guantanamo Bay naval base.

The Wall Street Journal’s report said strategists fear that “China is using Cuba’s geographical proximity to the southeastern U.S. to scoop up sensitive electronic communications from American military bases, space-launch facilities, and military and commercial shipping.”

Military training centers: The report follows a landmark revelation last year saying Chinese and Cuban officials were in the early phases of building a joint military training base on Cuba’s northern coast. The Wall Street Journal noted at the time that the base “could provide China with a platform to potentially house troops permanently on the island and broaden its intelligence gathering, including electronic eavesdropping, against the U.S.”

America endangered: China is also strengthening its position in Venezuela and Nicaragua, which, like Cuba, lie astride key U.S. shipping routes. The U.S. depends on these routes for shipping and receiving critical commodities.

In March 2019, the Trumpet cautioned:

[A] foreign power that controls the Caribbean could cripple the U.S. economy by restricting its access to oceanic shipping.

This geographic reality is why Russia and China want to challenge U.S. dominance in the Caribbean. These aspiring superpowers are forging alliances with socialist governments in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. If these Latin dictatorships become staging grounds for Russia and China, a coalition of nations could potentially cut off U.S. access to the Panama Canal and seal off the Straits of Florida and the Yucatán Channel.

As incredible as such an attack on America may sound, Bible prophecies in Deuteronomy, Ezekiel and Isaiah show that it will soon take place.

Learn more: Read “Preparing to Storm America’s Castle.”