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To: familyop

This is bad news, just today morning I read in the newspaper Pakistan is buying 4 Chinese F22 frigates. China is building its navy along with that of its allies in the Indian Ocean in a big way. They are preparing for a showdown while US is caught up in Iraq and Afghanistan.


28 posted on 05/24/2006 6:54:36 AM PDT by Gengis Khan
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To: Gengis Khan
"This is bad news, just today morning I read in the newspaper Pakistan is buying 4 Chinese F22 frigates. China is building its navy along with that of its allies in the Indian Ocean in a big way. They are preparing for a showdown while US is caught up in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Our military itself is not so caught-up, as only a small portion of it is in those countries. Only about three of our carrier groups would probably be enough to stop worst likely expansionist move--for now.

But you are correct in that China is taking advantage of the War on Terror in general to increase its military capabilities beyond its interests. Destabilization of the Middle East has been perpetrated for similar reasons in the past.

Our politicians and media people are caught-up and are trying to interfere with the needed building of our defense. They seek to under-fund defense projects and to appease nations that are building on aggressive intentions.
34 posted on 05/24/2006 11:43:48 AM PDT by familyop ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." --President Bush)
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