Skip to comments.Obamalateral Disarmament Dooms Arsenal Of Democracy
Posted on 01/09/2012 1:53:20 PM PST by raptor22
National Security: Portrayed as just a shuffling of priorities, the president's defense cuts reduce our two-war strategy to maybe one war and cross your fingers. Champagne corks are popping from Beijing to Tehran.
Imagine a scenario in the not-too-distant future when an Iranian Shahab missile mated with an unexpectedly ready nuclear warhead is test-fired and detonates somewhere over the Indian Ocean. The next day Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz as China announces a blockade of Taiwan.
The administration's defense cuts, or shifts in priorities as President Obama would have us believe, leaves us woefully unprepared for the unexpected in which our enemies, current and potential, are not disarming or cutting their military budgets. Certainly not China, which has been increasing its military spending by double-digit percentages for the last decade.
"We will be strengthening our presence in the Asia-Pacific," Obama said, "and budget reductions will not come at the expense of that critical region."
If creating a counterweight to an expansionist China is our goal, why aren't we selling superior F-22 Raptors to Japan not to mention building more for ourselves and selling F-16s to Taiwan?
This defensive retreat will of necessity come at the expense of other regions. We used to have a two-ocean Navy and a military capable of fighting and winning two full-blown wars. We no longer have that ability and will be reduced to plugging holes in the dike while not having enough fingers.
China's response to Obama's announcement was hardly reassuring. "China should come up with countermeasures," the nation's Communist Party-affiliated Global Times said. "It should strengthen its long-range strike abilities and put more deterrence on the U.S. The U.S. must realize that it cannot stop the rise of China and that being friendly to China is in its utmost interests."
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Obama’s policies are ushering in the greatest instabilities imaginable. In the short run he is favoring his muslim brethren inclusive of the MB. In the long run they will be displaced. During this whole period, democracy will be trampled.
The solution is the same solution of the last 200 years , the US has to continue to promote democracy, peace and stability. The US has known since the beginning of time that stability is the cornerstone to global success. Obama must have missed that chapter in high school while smoking dope.
So is this what you ‘moderates’ wanted? A more dangerous world?
Well you got it. :)
Another day in Obamaland - now shut the hell up and go pay your taxes. The trustfund babies at OWS need the money.
I would strongly object to selling F-22s to Japan considering how loose they have been with secrets and China. They should still get the F-35 though.
As for the F-22, it was completely stupid of this administration to axe quantity and program to only 187 when there was clearly proven knowledge that the airframes of the F-15s in service are in need of replacement.
Gutting a military during two rising threats is a fatal error and I can only hope/pray that he is kicked out of the White House with the rest of his vermin on their hands and knees while a real person steps in and restores America’s might.
With another four years of Obama and his clan...To paraphrase a former Oldsmobile commercial...it certainly will be "It's not your Father's (or Forefather's') country anymore."
Imagine a scenario in the not-too-distant future when an Iranian Shahab missile mated with an unexpectedly ready nuclear warhead is test-fired and detonates somewhere over the Indian Ocean. The next day Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz as China announces a blockade of Taiwan.What do you think Obamacare was for? Health care? Pulllease!
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