The totalitarian gorillas are thumping their chests and that suggests the dogs of war could soon be released.
In the series Game of Thrones, the common refrain was 'winter is coming'. It referred to the apocalyptic cold that would destroy all in its path.
Some now say 'war is coming' and it could have the same effect.
Our near neighbour China, is flexing its military might and pushing its propaganda. It has no concerns for conventions or norms and knows the global community is too weak to challenge it in any serious manner.