Monday, June 27, 2005
What Will It Take To Wake Up?
"China's communist leaders view the United States as their main enemy and are working in Asia and around the world to undermine U.S. alliances, said a former Chinese diplomat."
"The United States is considered by the Chinese Communist Party as the largest enemy, the major strategic rival."
I'll write more on this when time allows, but for now I just wanted to point out the fact that our current uni-polar world is quickly evaporating. China's accession to superpower-dom is almost entirely our doing, yet our hopes and their intentions are on totally opposite sides of the spectrum.
In a twist of irony, maybe we need to listen to some advice from 'Rage Against The Machine'....
"Know Your Enemy!"
posted by El Capitan at 7:55 AM
Wait, China's our friend! You reactionary thug, you!
Those are missiles of *love*. . .
The Chinese have struck up relationships with Sudan and Iran (both for oil) as well as Zimbabwe (alleged sale of military planes in exchange for tobacco fields), and are making overtures to Russia as well (perhaps on the theory that 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend'). Looking forward to your future posts on the topic.10:13 PM
I believe this too. As a nations we can't control what China does. We can however put our forces in the best position to win both current and future conflicts. I'm sure China has no problem sitting back and watch us spend money and military effort in the middle east while they build a larger military. We would do the same if the tables were turned. We can only hope the problems of a market economy (unemployment and inflation) catch up with them. We as a nation can fight our current conflicts, but we need to be mindful of future wars.3:15 PM