Skip to comments.Pentagon warning over China military build-up
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 ...
Why bother warning us over China's military build-up, while dismantling ours?
Any parallels to what the RATS did to our military after WWII and before Korea?
No kidding, Sherlock!
Hell, I could have told them this years ago...and it wouldn’t have cost a dime.
Yeah but, does Walmart still have toasters on sale for $9.99? /sarc
China will have the finest military we've ever paid for.
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 .
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.
” 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 .
The final axis of evil: Russia, China, Iran/Islam.
” The final axis of evil: Russia, China, Iran/Islam.”
...to give some idea of their man power potential: the CIA reports that 10 million men a year become draft eligible in China.
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.
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...
*** 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.
“Hell, I could have told them this years ago...and it wouldnt have cost a dime.”
Lots of us did point it out. We were routinely shouted down and invited to go join the DU.
Well, if we let them have Taiwan, maybe they'll keep on lending us money to buy highway signs praising the bailout.
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.I actually quit keeping track because I know it is inevitable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
Anyone else hear a drum beat?
Time to head back to ‘Nam...
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.
We need the Chinese to show up at our public debt auctions - little else seems to matter.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.