Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Speaking of American hegemony, it appears that…

posted by Bill Arnett @ 3:19 PM Permalink

…China may be unwilling, soon, to no longer permit America to be the sole superpower and the invader and sacker of other countries.

From CNN.com:
The Chinese military continues to increase spending on efforts to break into U.S. military computer systems, expand its Navy, and invest in intercontinental nuclear missiles and weapons to destroy satellites, according to the latest U.S report on China's military power.[…]

Last summer, a cyber-attack on Department of Defense computer systems took down the e-mail capability of hundreds of staffers for weeks, but the Pentagon still will not comment on who initiated the attack. It is widely believed among the military to have been the Peoples Liberation Army.[…]

Additionally, the Chinese have placed about 100 more short-range missiles on the shore opposite Taiwan in the past year, it says.

Pentagon officials worry the continued increase in Chinese military spending is slowly tipping the balance of power between China and Taiwan in China's favor. The United States has said it would help defend Taiwan if China invaded.

The report also says the Peoples Liberation Army is "pursuing comprehensive transformation from a mass army designed for protracted wars of attrition on its territory to one capable of fighting and winning short-duration, high-intensity conflicts along its periphery against high-tech adversaries."

Such an army, the report says, would have "the greatest potential to compete militarily with the United States and field disruptive military technologies that could, over time, offset traditional U.S. military advantages."

The United States says the lack of transparency by the Chinese on its spending poses "risks to stability by increasing the potential for misunderstanding and miscalculation," and that China has yet to explain to the international community the purpose of its military expansion, Pentagon officials said.
Isn't it nice to know that our bankers, the Communist Chinese, are steadily working to neutralize America and compete on equal footing with the U.S. in the event of war over Taiwan?

Except that it would not be equal footing. The Chinese can pull the chain and flush America's economy and ability to obtain funding right down the old drain with dire effect for us. America would instantly be broke, busted, with worthless currency and probably no real desire from any of our "allies" to come to our rescue at their expense.

And what right do we have to an explanation for their military spending? We certainly don't tell anyone else what we do with our military spending, except when it's obvious that we're invading countries to steal their resources.

It probably would be nice to know what our bankers are up to, eh?

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