Skip to comments.China Fills America's Vacuum
Posted on 07/21/2010 5:29:23 PM PDT by Kaslin
Strategy: As the U.S. retreats from the world stage, the nation's top military officer is warning us about China's military buildup and intentions. Already, China is telling us to keep off the grass.
Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen, visiting U.S. troops at Camp Red Cloud in South Korea on Wednesday, talked about his growing concerns about China.
"I've moved from being curious about what they're doing to being concerned about what they're doing," the admiral said. "I see a fairly significant investment in high-end equipment satellites, ships ... anti-ship missiles, obviously high-end aircraft and all those kinds of things. They are (also) shifting from a focus on their ground forces to focus on their navy ... and their air force."
The big question is why.
China's military ascendancy comes at a time of U.S. neglect. It's building and deploying a blue-water navy to protect its overseas interests and supply lines as well as to back up its territorial claims, which start with Taiwan, its "lost province."
Beijing has long declared the South China Sea to be its territorial waters and has laid claim to two disputed island chains, the Paracel Islands about 200 miles from the coast of Vietnam and the Spratly Islands in the southeastern part of the South China Sea.
The recent sinking of a South Korean warship by a North Korean torpedo was not an aberration, but a sign of what can happen when hostile powers perceive U.S. weakness and growing Chinese strength in a vital region of the world.
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Time to change the bag.
Very much involved in Africa and the Middle East.
Outsourcing, free trade. Ain’t it great? All the Benedict Arnold Free Traitors are welling with pride, I’m sure.
I’m sure we will continue our one-sided trade relationship with China, and continue to export jobs and technology so they’ll have the economic strength and advanced technology to continue their military buildup.
If this loser was on the ball, he'd KNOW what they're doing.
I doubt most Americans know that China is exporting apple juice to the US, or the extent to which they are now exporting all sorts of food items. I don't think the food labeling identifies where many items come from. It's pathetic, but I think many would refrain from buying food from China if they knew where it came from. And there's been a lot of negative publicity re: food safety in Chinese products.
The end result of American leadership driven by short term greed and stupidity plays itself out. China is smart, disciplined, and have annilated us economically by encouraging this behavior. This obsession that we must maximize profits at all costs will turn our children into paupers if we do not come to our senses and reverse course. Even today with all that has played out in the last two years, the true believers still chant the mantra of the joys of the current way of doing business and demand we continue destroying our future.
Apple juice? How about toilet paper? I saw that in a local grocery chain last week. Chinese toilet paper, priced cheep!
Made from recycled rejected drywall....
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