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Pentagon warning over China military build-up
Breitbart / AFP ^ | Aug 17 | (unattributed AFP)

Posted on 08/17/2010 6:11:02 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network

China is extending its military advantage over Taiwan and increasingly looking beyond, building up a force with power to strike in Asia as far afield as the US territory of Guam, the Pentagon said. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; freetrade
How's that "free trade" thing working out so far?
1 posted on 08/17/2010 6:11:03 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Pentagon warning over China military build-up

Why bother warning us over China's military build-up, while dismantling ours?

2 posted on 08/17/2010 6:16:57 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Yeah, and the SecDef is busy gutting our military!

Any parallels to what the RATS did to our military after WWII and before Korea?

3 posted on 08/17/2010 6:16:57 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

No kidding, Sherlock!

Hell, I could have told them this years ago...and it wouldn’t have cost a dime.

Duh!


4 posted on 08/17/2010 6:17:13 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
...building up a force with power to strike in Asia as far afield as the US territory of Guam.

Yeah but, does Walmart still have toasters on sale for $9.99? /sarc

China will have the finest military we've ever paid for.

5 posted on 08/17/2010 6:24:51 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: RexBeach

I am an American living in Japan . Recently , I have overheard some people expressing their fears that either North Korea ( Chinese proxy ) or China will attack Japan . I have a feeling we are in for a whopper of an October surprise this year : North Korea bombs Japan ; Iran bombs Israel ; and China invades Taiwan . Russia laughs .


6 posted on 08/17/2010 6:27:47 AM PDT by sushiman (1)
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To: Last Dakotan

The willful, stubborn denial of what we are doing by our bone-headed “free trade” policies on our side of the aisle, is dooming our beautiful nation.

WE are the ones, who should be talking about this threat.

Yet. It is our side, which is most brainwashed.


7 posted on 08/17/2010 6:28:33 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR1fDL7x1Sg)
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To: Last Dakotan

” China will have the finest military we’ve ever paid for.

I will not knowingly purchase anything made in China . I was going to buy a new Denon turntable ( yes , companies still make them ! ) , but found out it was made in China . My Denon CD deck - bought year ago - was made in Japan , where I be .


8 posted on 08/17/2010 6:30:09 AM PDT by sushiman (1)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The final axis of evil: Russia, China, Iran/Islam.


9 posted on 08/17/2010 6:31:08 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

” The final axis of evil: Russia, China, Iran/Islam.”

Exactly .


10 posted on 08/17/2010 6:32:10 AM PDT by sushiman (1)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

...to give some idea of their man power potential: the CIA reports that 10 million men a year become draft eligible in China.


11 posted on 08/17/2010 6:32:36 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: sushiman

It is always best to “keep up our dukes,” and “keep that powder dry.”

In 1939, the US Army was ranked 16th in the world with 179,000 personnel.

That’s the direction were headed now for all armed forces of the Republic.

How reckless.


12 posted on 08/17/2010 6:33:30 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
How's that "free trade" thing working out so far?

Alright, so we may end up under communist domination, broke, broken, and the last light of freedom in the world snuffed out, but by Golly we've got all these Happy Meal Toys to sell in eBay...

13 posted on 08/17/2010 6:35:04 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

*** How’s that “free trade” thing working out so far? ***

Shhhhh... you’re not supposed to remember that the shove that got the snowball rolling down the hill was free trade.

Now hush up and find something else to blame.


14 posted on 08/17/2010 6:36:04 AM PDT by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: RexBeach

“Hell, I could have told them this years ago...and it wouldn’t have cost a dime.”

Lots of us did point it out. We were routinely shouted down and invited to go join the DU.


15 posted on 08/17/2010 6:39:10 AM PDT by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
At least we'll have an unlimited credit line if we need to fight China....oh, wait, they are our credit line.

Well, if we let them have Taiwan, maybe they'll keep on lending us money to buy highway signs praising the bailout.

16 posted on 08/17/2010 6:44:30 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I have been posting this for years:

April 30, 2001 - Russian military forces intervened in a mock nuclear conflict between China and the United States over Taiwan during strategic exercises that included Russian preparations to use nuclear weapons on U.S. forces in Asia, The Washington Times has learned.

Russian forces help China in mock conflict

Feb 2002 - China's military is covertly buying U.S. commercial satellite photographs of Taiwan that U.S. intelligence officials say will be used to target the island with the mainland's growing arsenal of cruise and ballistic missiles. Satellite photographs of most of the island are being purchased by China through a South Korean company, U.S. intelligence officials say.

Global Security

Nov 2003 - In a tough statement, the Vice-Minister at Beijing's Taiwan Affairs Office Wang Zaixi said Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian's recent pro-separatist activities had crossed Beijing's "red line" and that they "run the risk of triggering a war" with the mainland. "War will break out if the island declares formal independence," state media on Wednesday quoted Wang as saying.

CNN

July 26, 2004 - About 18,000 Chinese troops using their country's most advanced weapons systems last week rehearsed coordinated air, sea and ground attacks on Dongshan, an island in the South China Sea that resembles Taiwan in terrain and weather.

Washington Post

Feb 7, 2005 - Quietly, with almost no notice taken in the U.S. media, Russia and China have just stepped up their military cooperation to a level not seen in half a century since the end of the Korean War.

Washington Times

Mar 8, 2005 — China unveiled a law Tuesday authorizing an attack if Taiwan moves toward formal independence, increasing pressure on the self-ruled island while warning other countries not to interfere.

ABC News

June 26, 2005 - China is building its military forces faster than U.S. intelligence and military analysts expected, prompting fears that Beijing will attack Taiwan in the next two years, according to Pentagon officials. U.S. defense and intelligence officials say all the signs point in one troubling direction: Beijing then will be forced to go to war with the United States, which has vowed to defend Taiwan against a Chinese attack.

Chinese Dragon Awakens

June 28, 2005 - China's decision to open up massive bomb shelters to the public, ostensibly to provide a respite from summer heat, has U.S. intelligence analysts concerned about a possible strategic deception by Beijing, reports Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. The Chinese specialist agreed with others knowledgeable about nuclear arms that such a maneuver – opening up large fallout shelters to the public on a regular basis would serve two strategic purposes for Beijing: It would familiarize the Chinese people to the shelters, making it easier to evacuate the public in times of potential nuclear attack; It would confuse Western intelligence analysts who monitor movements of the Chinese public by satellite as evidence of the government's intentions; In addition to monitoring missile launches, U.S. national security officials keep an eye on large-scale public movements in countries like China. If, for instance, city residents were seen moving in large numbers into fallout shelters, it would be a sign the government might be preparing for an attack of some kind.

But if such massive movements became routine – because shelters are opened up in the heat of summer and in the cold of winter to provide shelters from the elements – then such movements would more likely be disregarded as militarily insignificant in the West.

"Think about it," said one U.S. intelligence source. "If you were planning, at some point in the future, to launch a pre-emptive first strike on some enemy, wouldn't it make sense to do what the Chinese are doing?"

China activates bomb shelters

Anyone else hear a drum beat?

I actually quit keeping track because I know it is inevitable.
17 posted on 08/17/2010 6:48:39 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Time to head back to ‘Nam...


18 posted on 08/17/2010 6:52:46 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: sushiman
One minor correction:

North Korea bombs Japan ; Iran bombs Israel ; and China invades Taiwan . Russia laughs joins in.

Don't let anyone fool you, Putin is still very much in power and is assisting Iran.

19 posted on 08/17/2010 7:01:19 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Yet. It is our side, which is most brainwashed.

We need the Chinese to show up at our public debt auctions - little else seems to matter.

20 posted on 08/17/2010 7:03:50 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Pentagon warning over China military build-up

Oooooo, that'll keep them shaking in their flip-flops!! The paper tiger is 'warning" them.

I'd laugh if I could stop crying long enough at the destruction of this once great nation by the Obots!!

21 posted on 08/17/2010 7:23:38 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: ravingnutter

My friend Steve Cooper wrote :

” Nukes are being used as a fear factor. I think the Chinese and Russians will use their bio weapons so the land is able to be used to grow food. With nukes, it can not.
This is the game behind the scenes that is over the heads of the average tea party person that only woke up in April 2009. There is more to this than just Barry and Democrats . “


22 posted on 08/17/2010 7:25:42 AM PDT by sushiman (1)
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To: brownsfan

Too bad we didn’t elect ole Ross Perot...


23 posted on 08/17/2010 7:29:00 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: ravingnutter

What prevented the Jun26, 2005 prediction?


24 posted on 08/17/2010 7:31:33 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: stuartcr
Predictions are what they are...China may have delayed their plans so they could have us over a financial barrel like they do right now. Also, Bush was more firm in his commitment to Taiwan, Obama is not. There are new Pentagon reports predicting the same fears and Taiwan just requested that the U.S. sell them weapons as of 9 hours ago, China still has 1300 missiles aimed at Taiwan. Obama is more worried about his golf game.
25 posted on 08/17/2010 8:51:09 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
"When it comes time for us to hang you, your capitalist will sell us the rope."

-attributed to Khruschev

26 posted on 08/17/2010 12:53:23 PM PDT by starczar66 (The GOP has Low T)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

We have have rigid trade sanctions against North Korea, but not against their enaber, China. Its is like ducttaping over a faucet instead of turning off the water.


27 posted on 08/17/2010 1:10:34 PM PDT by starczar66 (The GOP has Low T)
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