Skip to comments.U.S. Alarmed by Harsh Tone of China’s Military
Posted on 10/12/2010 12:37:55 PM PDT by zippythepinhead
BEIJING Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met his Chinese counterpart, Liang Guanglie, in Vietnam on Monday for the first time since the two militaries suspended talks with each other last winter, calling for the two countries to prevent mistrust, miscalculations and mistakes.
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Obama has our 6.
Our enemies have a window open they will never have again.
Surprising only to those incapable of critical thought.
I know what! Let’s let them steal EVEN MORE of our technology. Or maybe Obama could bring in Clinton to help sell it to them cheap.
“Our enemies have a window open they will never have again.”
I presume you mean between now and the election. It’s October all over again.
Within their own country, the Chinese military are coddled, have great resources, political power, with special rights and privileges beyond those of ordinary people - and they believe their own propoganda. Of course they are arrogant.
All American’s should be worried, very worried.
The scary thing is not China's tone, but that the US is surprised. For several years in response to what should have been an alarming buildup, the Pentagon has either been seeing what they wanted to see and disregarding the big picture, or following political expediency to the letter.
A country doesn't build up it's military the way China has in the last several years unless it has something in mind.
Good opportunity for India and Russia to eat China's lunch.
While Japan & the Phillipines holds their jackets.
Hey, not to worry. I have it on good authority, (free trade proponent freepers), that we have made China LESS of a worry. You see, if we trade with them, and encourage offshoring manufacturing to China, it will raise their standard of living. The Chinese will then see the light, free trade is good for everyone! And, with the process, Americans will be freed up from those dull, meaningless jobs and will be able to pursue more important things.
So, you see. China is a harmless teddy bear. Our good friend, tied to us through economy, and would never harm us. And our people are prosperous, and busily doing more important things than manufacturing stuff we need.
It’s all wonderful.
Bush called the Chinese "rivals" but fell short of treating them as adversaries, even after their little inauguration present of downing a P3 in international airspace. Both presidents signalled weakness.
Obama flashes not just weakness but supine submissiveness. No wonder the Chinese believe their time has come. Expect more aggressiveness, especially around the South China Sea, as China expands its hegemony into southeast Asia and Pacific.
Nothing good about it.
“No problem. Just sell them rights to purchase, and eventually produce, all of our planes, ships, and weapons systems and then they’ll leave us alone. We’ll be their best friends!”
The 11th Fleet is something of an anomaly..
All of the Republican candidates should add the following phrase to their litany of reasons to not elect Democrats:
...and the build-up in aggressive Chinese rhetoric that concerns the Pentagon...
or something like that. No follow-up is necessary. Just lay the idea out there that Bambi and the D’s are concerned, but doing nothing about it.
Who writes these headlines for the NYT?
The Uptown Gay Hiney Slappers?
Or is this phrasing something suggested by the Gaybama administration?
When did the men in American start getting their knickers knotted over “harsh tones”?
You're mixing cliches. The "elephant in the living room" is a huge problem that people ignore until it's too late. The "800 pound gorilla" is the big, bad, boss animal that eats whatever it wants (calls the shots).
That said, you're absolutely right that the Chicoms are the elephant in the living room. We ignore them at our peril.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Keep shopping at Wal-mart folks the Chicoms need your money (to kill your kids). Isn’t it great how we send mountains of $$$ and millions of jobs to China? Way to go Clinton, Bush, Obama!
Well, DUH!! The Brass is just now figuring this out?! We have been saying this for years as they have been building up their strength. I’m just surprised that China has not yet made a move on Taiwan. I thought they would do it once Obama was elected. Oh well, they still have a couple years in which to accomplish that.