October 27, 2015

U.S. navigates near Spratly islands in South China Sea, challenging Beijing’s claim of sovereign territory


U.S. navigates near Spratly islands in South China Sea, challenging Beijing’s claim of sovereign territory

USS Lassen navigates near Spratly islands in South China Sea, crossing area Beijing claims as part of its sovereign territory


WASHINGTON—A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of artificial islands claimed by China, in a direct challenge to Beijing that raises the stakes in an expanding, multination territorial dispute.

The USS Lassen conducted a patrol early Tuesday morning within 12 nautical miles of Subi Reef, one of the land masses to which China lays claim within the Spratly chain of islands in the South China Sea, an area that China maintains is part of its sovereign territory.

International convention allows countries to claim territorial waters within 12 nautical miles of their coastal territory, but the U.S. and many other countries don’t recognize China’s claims to almost all of the South China Sea. Thus U.S. officials labeled Monday’s operation a “freedom of navigation” exercise.

“We have been clear that we take no position on competing territorial sovereignty claims to land features in the South China Sea,” a defense official said. “We will fly, sail and operate anywhere in the world that international law allows.”

Several U.S. defense officials said the navigation through the islands wasn’t a one-time operation, and that the U.S. Navy would continue to sail through waters claimed by Beijing.


China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday that his government was still trying to verify media reports about the U.S. operation, according to a statement on the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s website. “If true, we advise the U.S. to think carefully before acting, not to take reckless action and not to make trouble out of nothing,” the statement quoted Mr. Wang as saying.

While the U.S. has long said it doesn’t take sides in the territorial dispute over the Spratlys, the American ship’s passage through the area is significant as a signal of Washington’s view that some of China’s artificial islands have no right to territorial waters because they were built on reefs that used to be submerged at high tide

President Barack Obama has pledged to uphold the right of American vessels to travel through international waters despite what the U.S. sees as unfounded claims by other countries, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday.

“This is a critically important principle, particularly in the South China Sea, because there are billions of dollars of commerce that flow through that region of the world every year, and maybe even more than that,” Mr. Earnest said.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who has publicly scolded Beijing for its island-building campaign, has been blunt on the issue, saying the U.S. would sail its ships wherever and whenever it wants within international waters. Senior U.S. military officials, including Adm. Harry Harris, the head of U.S. Pacific Command, have urged the U.S. to proceed with the operation.


“I agree that the South China Sea is no more China’s than the Gulf of Mexico is Mexico’s,” Adm. Harris told a Senate panel in September. “I think that we must exercise our freedom of navigation throughout the region.”


Wild Thing's comment.................

China is a lot like Islam they want to take over the world with their building islands it seems.


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August 02, 2015

Communist China is CRACKING DOWN on Christians



Communist China is CRACKING DOWN on Christians


A Communist party campaign during which crosses have been stripped from the roofs of more than 1,200 Chinese churches is being conducted “for the sake of safety and beauty”, a government official has claimed.

Human rights activists accuse authorities in Zhejiang province in eastern China of using the protracted campaign to slow Christianity’s growth in what is one of the country’s most churchgoing regions.

By some estimates, China is nowhome to 100 million Christians, compared with the Communist party’s 88 million members.

Since the government campaign began in late 2013, hundreds of places of worship have had bright red crosses removed. Some churches have been completely demolished, while civil servants have been banned from practising religion. Some observers suspect the campaign has the backing of the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, and could be a “pilot project” before a nationwide crackdown.


In fact, there is growing anger among China’s rapidly growing Christian community over the campaign, which has affected both Catholic and Protestant congregations. Last Friday, a group of Catholic clergy – including an 89-year-old bishop – took to the streets to protest. “What they are doing feels like something from the Cultural Revolution era,” complained one religious leader from Zhejiang.

No, it’s not as bad as Christians suffering in the Middle East, but we should all be thankful we live in America where we can safely practice our faith.....so far. And we have to zealously protect that right.



Wild Thing's comment.............


Make no mistake, this is the kind of crap that is coming here thanks to the Supreme Court .



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June 22, 2015

Damage From Chinese Hack Of The OPM ( Office of Personnel Management ) Is Beyond Measure



Damage From Chinese Hack Of The OPM ( Office of Personnel Management ) Is Beyond Measure

New Revelations Suggest Chinese Hackers Had Inside Help

Heading into the weekend, we learned the Chinese hackers who hit the Office of Personnel Management had a whole year to root around in the security clearance database. Now we find out they were “root” while they were doing it.

The New York Times delivers news that will chill the bones of anyone who knows anything about system administration:

Undetected for nearly a year, the Chinese intruders executed a sophisticated attack that gave them “administrator privileges” into the computer networks at the Office of Personnel Management, mimicking the credentials of people who run the agency’s systems, two senior administration officials said. The hackers began siphoning out a rush of data after constructing what amounted to an electronic pipeline that led back to China, investigators told Congress last week in classified briefings.

Much of the personnel data had been stored in the lightly protected systems of the Department of the Interior, because it had cheap, available space for digital data storage. The hackers’ ultimate target: the one million or so federal employees and contractors who have filled out a form known as SF-86, which is stored in a different computer bank and details personal, financial and medical histories for anyone seeking a security clearance.

“This was classic espionage, just on a scale we’ve never seen before from a traditional adversary,” one senior administration official said. “And it’s not a satisfactory answer to say, ‘We found it and stopped it,’ when we should have seen it coming years ago.”

This is catastrophic news, because it means the hackers had access to pretty much everything at the incompetently-managed OPM.

It’s amazing to watch agency officials sleepwalk through congressional hearings with a hey, whaddaya gonna do? attitude, secure in the knowledge nobody ever faces consequences for failure in the Obama Administration, when the damage is this breathtaking. (The NYT article has a few lowlights from those hearings, including Democrats losing their cool with hapless OPM director Katherine Archuleta and describing her agency as seeming like “deer in the headlights.”)



Wild Thing's comment.............

To call this a Hack is no different than calling the attack on Pearl Harbor a Plane Ride With A Stop Over Hawaii
Call it what it is.... It's Treason.



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June 13, 2015

US officials: 2nd China-linked hack exposed military, intelligence data



US officials: 2nd China-linked hack exposed military, intelligence data

Stars and Stripes


Hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to the sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, several U.S. officials said Friday, describing a second cyberbreach of federal records that could dramatically compound the potential damage.

The forms authorities believed to have been accessed, known as Standard Form 86, require applicants to fill out deeply personal information about mental illnesses, drug and alcohol use, past arrests and bankruptcies. They also require the listing of contacts and relatives, potentially exposing any foreign relatives of U.S. intelligence employees to coercion. Both the applicant's Social Security number and that of his or her cohabitant is required.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the security clearance material is classified.

"This tells the Chinese the identities of almost everybody who has got a United States security clearance," said Joel Brenner, a former top U.S. counterintelligence official. "That makes it very hard for any of those people to function as an intelligence officer. The database also tells the Chinese an enormous amount of information about almost everyone with a security clearance. That's a gold mine. It helps you approach and recruit spies."

The Office of Personnel Management, which was the target of the hack, has not officially notified military or intelligence personnel whose security clearance data was breached, but news of the second hack was starting to circulate in both the Pentagon and the CIA.


In the hack of standard personnel records announced last week, two people briefed on the investigation disclosed Friday that as many as 14 million current and former civilian U.S. government employees have had their information exposed to hackers, a far higher figure than the 4 million the Obama administration initially disclosed.

American officials have said that cybertheft originated in China and that they suspect espionage by the Chinese government, which has denied any involvement.

The newer estimate puts the number of compromised records between 9 million and 14 million going back to the 1980s, said one congressional official and one former U.S. official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because information disclosed in the confidential briefings includes classified details of the investigation.

There are about 2.6 million executive branch civilians, so the majority of the records exposed relate to former employees. Contractor information also has been stolen, officials said. The data in the hack revealed last week include the records of most federal civilian employees, though not members of Congress and their staffs, members of the military or staff of the intelligence agencies.

On Thursday, a major union said it believes the hackers stole Social Security numbers, military records and veterans' status information, addresses, birth dates, job and pay histories; health insurance, life insurance and pension information; and age, gender and race data.

The personnel records would provide a foreign government an extraordinary roadmap to blackmail, impersonate or otherwise exploit federal employees in an effort to gain access to U.S. secrets —or entry into government computer networks.


Rep. Mike Rogers, the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said last week that he believes China will use the recently stolen information for "the mother of all spear-phishing attacks."




Wild Thing's comment.........

Thinking about how horrible it would be to be deployed and then have your wife notify you that all your information has been hacked. But you cannot do anything about it because you have to take off flying a mission within hours or minutes. So horrible.



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November 12, 2014

Obama Gum-Chewing in China causes social media stir and Offends Chinese; Dismissed as a “Gum-Chewing Rapper”



Obama Gum-Chewing in China at APEC Summit Offends Chinese; Dismissed as a “Gum-Chewing Rapper”

Chinese repulsed by Obama chewing gum at formal summit http://t.co/z000oLmV5q #tcot
— slone (@slone) November 11, 2014

RUDE OBAMA: Chinese quickly characterized gum chewing Obama, as an impolite "idler," or careless "rapper." http://t.co/lfpzwZZRHc #tcot
— slone (@slone) November 11, 2014

Obama's gum chewing offends Chinese who take to social media to call him a 'rapper' and 'idler' http://t.co/gdQDw5DpZk via @MailOnline
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) November 11, 2014

Some Chinese Offended by 'Rapper' Obama Chewing Gum During State Visit http://t.co/QKiVnMJcIm pic.twitter.com/hkjhAoY4di
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) November 11, 2014

President Obama dismissed as a gum-chewing "rapper" by some Chinese http://t.co/eRLOq68mvJ
— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) November 11, 2014




Wild Thing's comment.........

I am no fan of Communist China, but besides that Obama continues to be an embarrassment.


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November 09, 2014

Chinese Media Slams Obama Before Visit: “Obama’s Best Performance Is Empty Rhetoric”



Chinese Media Slams Obama Before Visit: “Obama’s Best Performance Is Empty Rhetoric”

The Chinese Global Times, which has close ties to the Communist Party, ripped Obama before his scheduled trip to Asia.

The Global Times

“Obama always utters “Yes, we can,” which led to the high expectations people had for him. But he has done an insipid job, offering nearly nothing to his supporters. US society has grown tired of his banality

Obama’s best performance is empty rhetoric, while he achieved nothing on issues such as lowering the income gap. The American people have not benefited from the economic recovery.

In foreign policy, Obama must also take his share of the blame. He has managed to take US troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, but left no peace. Osama Bin Laden was killed during his tenure, but the IS has emerged from the Middle East.

Moreover, the Ukrainian crisis has almost brought Europe back to the Cold War era, and his pivot to Asia strategy only increased mistrust between China and the US and among East Asian countries.



Wild Thing's comment.......

I guess we can't even give Obama away.



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August 23, 2014

China (communist China) Broadcasts Endless Loop Of Foley Beheading On Huge Screen In Downtown Beijing


China Broadcasts Endless Loop Of Foley Beheading On Huge Screen In Downtown Beijing


Thursday evening in Beijing’s downtown area – in the heart of Dongzhimen, and above one of the capital’s busiest transport hubs – a giant cinema-sized TV screen beams out looped images of racially charged riots in Ferguson, Missouri and Islamic extremists preparing to execute US journalist James Foley.

The footage of Foley comes in spite of concerted efforts throughout western media, and especially on Twitter, to censor images of the execution. Many media outlets have been moved to depict the courageous journalist as he was in life, not death: a dedicated and respected war reporter.


Wild Thing's comment..............

Sick that they are doing this. But one thing needs to be pointed out, China controls their media big time and they do not let their own people know things about their own country, so what phonies they are to broadcast about other countries but not their own.


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October 24, 2013

Communist China Killing American Dogs and Cats!! STOP buying from China!






Jerky treats could be killing cats and dogs


USA Today


The Food and Drug Administration is asking pet owners and veterinarians to help solve a mystery: Why have jerky treats coming mostly from China sickened more than 3,600 dogs and cats and killed at least 580 of them since 2007?

The number of illnesses and deaths — the vast majority of which have affected dogs — has risen since January.

"Much like us humans, these pets ought to be able to eat their food and not get sick from it," says Michael Blackwell, president of the Humane Society University.

Blackwell says there is little the consumer can do.

"It you are dealing with a contaminant or an adulterant, it's not going to show up on the label."

The agency is not issuing a recall or naming brands of jerky treats. It says most have been made in China, but notes that manufacturers are not required to list the country of origin for ingredients on pet food labels.

There was no comment on the allegations in Chinese media on Thursday.



Wild Thing's comment............

Remember a few years back it was dog food and cat food from China that was killing pets. Now it is the treats.

Why on earth does our country keep buying things for our pets from these communists that keep killing our animals. We should stop buying from China!




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October 14, 2013

Communist China Calls For World To Be “De-Americanized”



Debt Ceiling: China Calls for World to Be 'De-Americanised'

Chinese government mouthpiece says 'Pax Americana' has failed on all front

China’s official news agency has called for the creation of a “de-Americanised world”, saying the destinies of people should not be left in the hands of a hypocritical nation with a dysfunctional government.

Heaping criticism and caustic ridicule on Washington, the Xinhua news agency called the US a civilian slayer, prisoner torturer and meddler in others’ affairs, and said the ‘Pax Americana’ was a failure on all fronts.

The official news agency of China, which is seen as the pretender to the world’s superpower crown, then rubbed in more salt, calling American economic pre-eminence just a seeming dominance.

“As US politicians of both political parties are still shuffling back and forth between the White House and the Capitol Hill without striking a viable deal to bring normality to the body politic they brag about, it is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanised world,” the editorial said.

It asks why the self-declared protector of the world is sowing mayhem in the financial markets by failing to resolve political differences over key economic policy.

"... the cyclical stagnation in Washington for a viable bipartisan solution over a federal budget and an approval for raising debt ceiling has again left many nations' tremendous dollar assets in jeopardy and the international community highly agonised," the agency said.

It is not the first time Chinese leadership and newspapers have criticised Washington over a policy paralysis that threatens to devalue its dollar assets.

According to US Treasury Department data, China is the biggest foreign owner of US Treasuries at $1.28 trillion as of July. Besides, China also holds close to $3.5 trillion of dollar-denominated assets.

A US debt default and consequent credit downgrade would significantly erode the value of China's holdings.

As the first step in creating a de-Americanised world, all nations must try to shape an international system that respects the sovereignty of all nations and ensures the US keeps out of the domestic affairs of others, Xinhua said.

"The developing and emerging market economies need to have more say in major international financial institutions including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, so that they could better reflect the transformations of the global economic and political landscape," the editorial says.

It also called for an end to the use of the US dollar as the international reserve currency, a step that would ensure the international community could maintain a safe distance from the side-effects of domestic political turmoil in the United States.




Wild Thing's comment.............

Screw you China . How about if we ask your people how they feel about being a communist country.

And the biggest problems our country has are all due to Obama being the president. He is the enemy within along with Reid and Pelosi.



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June 25, 2013

Charles Krauthammer: " Nobody in Beijing takes Obama’s threats seriously. Nobody worries or cares about what Obama says because it carries no weight.”






On Fox News' Special Report Monday evening, Charles Krauthammer argued that President Obama’s approach to foreign policy has taken away much of the fear and respect with which many nations have traditionally regarded America. “The fact that people don’t like the United States is not new,” said Krauthammer, “what’s new is that these non-likers have no respect for the United States.”

Krauthammer contrasted Obama’s rhetoric with reality, pointing to the president’s record of calling to “hold people accountable,” with his repeated failure to do so around the world.

Referring to press secretary Jay Carney’s warning that allowing Snowden to leave will undoubtedly harm China’s relationship with the U.S., Krauthammer argued that nobody in Beijing takes President Obama’s threats seriously: “Nobody worries or cares about what Obama says because it carries no weight.”




Wild Thing's comment...................

Ditto to what Charles said.


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December 10, 2012

Chinese Group Buys 80% of AIG Plane Unit for $4.2 Billion



Chinese Group Buys 80% of AIG Plane Unit for $4.2 Billion

Bloomberg....Click LINK for complete article....thank you.


A Chinese group agreed to buy 80.1 percent of American International Group Inc. (AIG)’s plane-leasing unit for $4.23 billion in the nation’s largest acquisition of a U.S. company.

The International Lease Finance Corp. acquirers, led by New China Trust Co. Chairman Weng Xianding, have an option to buy another 9.9 percent, New York-based AIG said today in a statement. The transaction, which values ILFC at $5.3 billion, passes China Investment Corp.’s $3 billion purchase of a stake in Blackstone Group LP (BX) in 2007 as the biggest Chinese-U.S. deal.


The acquisition gives the group control of the world’s second-largest aircraft lessor as rising travel in China and Asia spurs demand for planes. AIG, which counts the U.S. government as its largest investor, is selling the Los Angeles- based unit as Chief Executive Officer Robert Benmosche focuses on insurance operations and works to reduce debt.

“This ILFC deal squarely places the leasing business where future growth will be,” said Will Horton, a Hong Kong-based analyst at CAPA Centre for Aviation. “There are large opportunities in China, but also in countries like Indonesia and Malaysia.”

China and Indonesia will account for about 40 percent of all aircraft deliveries through 2026, with the two countries taking more than 500 planes each, he said.




Wild Thing's comment.................


China is buying up large pieces of American business ... well ... after all ... they pretty much own our finances ... and with Obama's spending habits ... they will be foreclosing on the White House in no time at all!



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August 15, 2012

Romney on China’s Decision to Go to the Moon: “I Hope they Stop in and take a Look at our Flag Put there 43 Years Ago!” – Video





Romney on China’s Decision to Go to the Moon: “I Hope they Stop in and take a Look at our Flag Put there 43 Years Ago!”

Mitt Romney has been featuring a tough line on China in his recent speeches. Here’s a good example of it. He joked that when the Chinese do finally achieve getting to the Moon, they ought to “stop in and look up our flag put there 43 years ago!”


Wild Thing's comment............

Romney gets better and better.


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August 07, 2011

Communist China Demands OBAMA and His Government Spending Frenzy and Taxing Craze ‘live within its means’




China criticized the US today after the S&P downgrade saying the good old days of borrowing are over. The the largest foreign holder of United States debt said the US had to “cure its addiction to debt.”

Barack Obama and Democrats added over One Trillion Dollars to the annual federal budget in the last 3 years alone.

That’s at least a 30% increase in federal spending in just 3 years. And, democrats have no intention cutting spending.


Reuters


Global leaders on Saturday arranged a round of emergency calls to discuss the twin debt crises in Europe and the United States that are causing turmoil in financial markets.

~ snipet~


China bluntly criticized the United States after the S&P ratings cut to AA-plus, saying Washington had only itself to blame and calling for a new stable global reserve currency.

“The U.S. government has to come to terms with the painful fact that the good old days when it could just borrow its way out of messes of its own making are finally gone,” China’s official Xinhua news agency said in a commentary.


Xinhua scorned the United States for a "debt addiction" and "short sighted" political wrangling. China, it said, "has every right now to demand the United States address its structural debt problems and ensure the safety of China's dollar assets."


After a week which saw $2.5 trillion wiped off global markets, the S&P move deepened fears of an impending recession in the United States as euro zone countries struggle with a debt crisis of their own.

S&P blamed the downgrade in part on gridlock in Washington, saying politics was preventing steps to address the debt and deficit problems. Amid a vitriolic fight between Democrats and Republicans, U.S. lawmakers reached a last-minute debt deal last week to avoid an unprecedented default by the government.

President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to set aside partisan politics, saying they must work to put the nation’s fiscal house in order and stimulate the stagnant economy. He called on Congress to give tax relief to the middle class, extend jobless benefits and pass long-delayed trade pacts.




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LA Times: China demands U.S. 'live within its means'

Los Angeles Times

The largest foreign holder of U.S. treasuries responds to the S&P downgrading by calling for decreases in U.S. military outlays and social spending.

Beijing — China called on the United States to "cure its addiction to debts" and "learn to live within its means" in a searing commentary published Saturday by the official New China News Agency in response to Standard & Poor's historic downgrading of the U.S. government's credit rating a day earlier.

China, the largest foreign holder of U.S. federal debt, blamed "short-sighted political wrangling in Washington" for creating the current financial morass that now threatens to undermine the global economy.

"China, the largest creditor of the world's sole superpower, has every right now to demand the United States to address its structural debt problems and ensure the safety of China's dollar assets," the commentary said.

"If no substantial cuts were made to the U.S. gigantic military expenditure and bloated social welfare costs, the downgrade would prove to be only a prelude to more devastating credit rating cuts, which will further roil the global financial markets all along the way," it continued.




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Wild Thing's comment.......

The U.S. has "lost face." Any respect that other countries once had toward us is disappearing. This president has made us the laughing stock of the world.



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June 20, 2011

Russia and China’s New World Order:Chinese President Calls for Global Governance With Increasing Power for China and Russia Over Global Economic System





Russia and China’s New World Order: Chinese President Calls for Global Governance With Increasing Power for China and Russia Over Global Economic System




Wild Thing's comment......


Each step along the way our country is shown how important it is to get obama out of office and get someone elected that believes in our Constiution and loves America.


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January 27, 2011

Donald Trump: Obama's Praise of China in State of the Union was "Inappropriate"






Donald Trump reacting to President Obama’s State of the Union Address yesterday. Trump said Obama’s praise of China during his speech was “inappropriate.” Trump said that China is “not our friend.”



Wild Thing's comment........

When it comes to Chines so far I have liked what Trump says. He takes a very strong stand.


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January 19, 2011

Donald Trump On Chinese President Hu Jintao Visit: Obama Will Drop to His Knees & Kiss His Hand


Note the communist flag = DISGUSTING!

Hu landed at Andrews Air Force base and was expected soon afterwards at the White House for a rare private dinner hosted by President Barack Obama in recognition of the key nature of a relationship under severe recent strain.

The full pomp of the state visit comes Wednesday, when Hu will be greeted by full military honors before Oval Office talks and a lavish state dinner -- only the third of Obama's two-year presidency.


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A Secret Service agent guards his post on the roof of the White House as a lamp post is adorned with Chinese and US national flags in Washington, DC, on January 17. China's President Hu Jintao arrived in the United States Tuesday for a state visit promising frank talk over economics and currency disputes, but likely to expose a wide gulf over human rights. (AFP/File/Jewel Samad)


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Members of the US Air Force roll out the red carpet upon the arrival of Chinese President Hu Jintao at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland




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During a phone interview with Your World host Neil Cavuto, the potential 2012 U.S. Presidential candidate had this to say about American-Chinese relations as Cavuto simultaneously covered live President Hu’s arrival at St. Andrew’s Air Force Base. When Cavuto noted, “Alright, they’re rolling out the red carpet [for President Hu],” Trump laughed, “”So, I don’t have a television in front of me: You’ll let me know whether our President drops to his knees, right?”*


Wild Thing's comment........

Trump was on longer then the video shares, but you can get the idea of what Trump was saying. I heard it when it happened and I almost stood up and cheered to hear someone speak the truth about China and our country and what should be done.

The last time the Chinese were in the White House it was with the Clintons.





....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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January 15, 2011

Obama Made in Red China




Reuters

A vendor in a Washington shop displays a President Barack Obama bobblehead which was made in China. U.S. and Chinese companies will sign a number of business deals when Chinese President Hu Jintao visits Washington next week a leading U.S. business group said on Friday.




Wild Thing's comment.......

I truly hate that China almost owns our country.



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January 03, 2011

Grenade throw EPIC FAIL ~ Yikes!




A Chinese army recruit somehow managed to escape unhurt after throwing a badly aimed grenade. The grenade hit a wall, ricocheting back to explode in the recruit's training bunker. Chinese army recruit Man Xiaoguan escaped certain death after misjudging his throw and sending a live grenade bouncing back off a wall and into his bunker. Nobody was hurt.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Like I said....YIKES!



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October 14, 2010

CNN's Donna Brazile: Communist China Has A Successful Economic System--U.S. Capitalism Is "Feeble"





CNN's Donna Brazile: Communist China Has A Successful Economic System--U.S. Capitalism Is "Feeble"

Brazile is a former Gore campaign manager and Democrat pundit. She also served as Chair of the Democratic National Committee.




Wild Thing's comment.........

She was the person that the Democrats brought in when Gore was running for President to try and coach him how to be more macho. LOL I will never ever forget that.

Another liberal commie loon. Carrying Obama’s water.

Yes, Donna Communist China is very successful because they use slave labor, don't care about pollution and use currency manipulation to balance trade in there favor.



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August 18, 2010

China Targets U.S. Troops with Arms Buildup





China targets U.S. troops with arms buildup

Pentagon cites 'anti-access' missiles in report

Washington Times


China is aggressively building up military forces capable of striking U.S. forces in the western Pacific and elsewhere as part of what the Pentagon calls an array of high-tech "anti-access" missiles, submarines and warplanes in its latest annual report.

The report to Congress on China's military power, released Monday, also warned that China's military is extending its global military reach beyond a weapons buildup to wage regional war with Taiwan and the United States. The report also questioned U.S.-China military exchanges, noting that Beijing is using the visits and meetings for political influence operations and intelligence gathering.

"China is fielding an array of conventionally armed ballistic missiles, ground- and air-launched land-attack cruise missiles, special operations forces, and cyberwarfare capabilities to hold targets at risk throughout the region," the report said.
Release of the assessment comes amid reports that China has surpassed Japan as the world's second largest economy in terms of gross domestic product, highlighting Beijing's expanding global power.

Japan's nominal GDP, which isn't adjusted for price and seasonal variations, was worth almost $1.29 trillion in the April-to-June quarter compared with almost $1.34 trillion for China, the Associated Press reported. The figures are converted into dollars based on an average exchange rate for the quarter.

The 74-page Pentagon report highlighted numerous military developments by China's 125-million-troop army, including the first mention of a new multiple-warhead, long-range road-mobile missile, and details on China's plan to field aircraft carriers.


The report for the first time highlighted the growth of Chinese anti-access and area-denial weapons, notably Beijing's building and testing of a unique anti-ship ballistic missile that can hit ships at sea with pinpoint accuracy up to 1,000 miles from China's coasts.


The goal of these forces is to have forces that can attack U.S. ships should they be called on to defend Taiwan in a future conflict with China.

"China is pursuing a variety of air, sea, undersea, space and counterspace, and information warfare systems and operational concepts to achieve this capability, moving toward an array of overlapping, multilayered offensive capabilities extending from China's coast into the western Pacific," the report said of the anti-access arms.


Please continue with full 4 page article HERE !~ thank you


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Wild Thing's comment........

What is ithe deal with the Whitewalls! Maybe those are parade vehicles.

A person would have to have been blind 20 years ago not to see this or something like it happening and now we have a America hater and chief to perpetuate it into being .

Bill Clinton and his Chinagate and now we have obama -"Let me make this clear".

Oh and according to Bill O’Reilly Communists pose no threat to us.

This regime in Washington is INTENTIONALLY pulling whatever punches it so feebly exerts to begin with, apologizing and disarming this country in the process. Vacuums invite something, or somebody, to fill what has become a void of leadership. I sure hope we take back that leadership in the world and keep our military might the strongest of all.





....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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May 17, 2010

Obama and His Administration Talking With RED China In Human-Rights Talks ~ More Obama Attacking USA



The United States and China reported no major breakthroughs Friday after only their second round of talks about human rights since 2002.

The Obama administration wants to push Beijing to treat its citizens better, but it also needs Chinese support on Iranian and North Korean nuclear standoffs, climate change and other difficult issues.

China murdered millions of its citizens who opposed the government's Communist policies and allows most of its people little or no freedom.




You’ve Got to Be Kidding . . .

The Corner

by Jay Nordlinger

We, the United States, have been having human-rights talks with China. Our side is apparently led by Michael Posner, an assistant secretary of state. I will quote from an Associated Press report:

Posner said in addition to talks on freedom of religion and expression, labor rights and rule of law, officials also discussed Chinese complaints about problems with U.S. human rights, which have included crime, poverty, homelessness and racial discrimination.

He said U.S. officials did not whitewash the American record and in fact raised on its [their?] own a new immigration law in Arizona that requires police to ask about a person’s immigration status if there is suspicion the person is in the country illegally.

I hope I have read that incorrectly, or am interpreting it incorrectly. Did we, the United States, talking to a government that maintains a gulag, that denies people their basic rights, that in all probability harvests organs, apologize for the new immigration law in Arizona? Really, really?

And that is to leave to one side, for the moment, the question of whether issues of crime, poverty, and so on truly belong in human-rights talks. You remember the old line, taught to us by our dear Marxist professors: “Here in the West, we have political rights: of expression, worship, assembly, etc. But you can’t eat those! In the East Bloc, they have economic and social rights: to food, shelter, health care, and the like.” Of course, free countries do better by material measures, too — better than those countries that have “economic and social rights.” Infinitely better.

A month ago, President Obama told the leader of Kazakhstan that we were still — you know: working on our democracy. An Obama national-security aide, Mike McFaul, said, “[Obama has] taken, I think, rather historic steps to improve our own democracy since coming to office here in the United States.” (For a write-up, go here.) “Historic steps”? I suppose he meant national health care, socialized medicine. I suppose, by “democracy,” he meant social democracy. Hard to tell. I don’t think he meant that the Justice Department was going to make the New Black Panthers stop intimidating voters.

Do you ever get the idea that our government is a bunch of left-wing undergraduates come to power?


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Wild Thing's comment........

This is unfreakingbelievable!

Simply another “death by a thousand cuts” aimed at the United States. They can’t acheive One World Government with a strong, soverign USA.

“crime, poverty, homelessness and racial discrimination.”

All of which were promoted and encouraged by leftists Democrats.

The freaks we have ruling the country right now have been responsible for pretty much EVERY problem this country has faced in the past 60 years.

OK let's ship about 10 million of our illegals to China, outsource our problem to them since they are such a tolerant society.


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April 25, 2010

Communist China Seeks to Extend Its Naval Power





Chinese Military Seeks to Extend Its Naval Power

NY Times

YALONG BAY, China — The Chinese military is seeking to project naval power well beyond the Chinese coast, from the oil ports of the Middle East to the shipping lanes of the Pacific, where the United States Navy has long reigned as the dominant force, military officials and analysts say.


China calls the new strategy “far sea defense,” and the speed with which it is building long-range capabilities has surprised foreign military officials.

The strategy is a sharp break from the traditional, narrower doctrine of preparing for war over the self-governing island of Taiwan or defending the Chinese coast. Now, Chinese admirals say they want warships to escort commercial vessels that are crucial to the country’s economy, from as far as the Persian Gulf to the Strait of Malacca, in Southeast Asia, and to help secure Chinese interests in the resource-rich South and East China Seas.

The overall plan reflects China’s growing sense of self-confidence and increasing willingness to assert its interests abroad. China’s naval ambitions are being felt, too, in recent muscle flexing with the United States: in March, Chinese officials told senior American officials privately that China would brook no foreign interference in its territorial issues in the South China Sea, said a senior American official involved in China policy.

In late March, Adm. Robert F. Willard, the leader of the United States Pacific Command, said in Congressional testimony that recent Chinese military developments were “pretty dramatic.” China has tested long-range ballistic missiles that could be used against aircraft carriers, he said. After years of denials, Chinese officials have confirmed that they intend to deploy an aircraft carrier group within a few years.
China is also developing a sophisticated submarine fleet that could try to prevent foreign naval vessels from entering its strategic waters if a conflict erupted in the region, said Admiral Willard and military analysts.
“Of particular concern is that elements of China’s military modernization appear designed to challenge our freedom of action in the region,” the admiral said.

Yalong Bay, on the southern coast of Hainan island in the South China Sea, is the site of five-star beach resorts just west of a new underground submarine base. The base allows submarines to reach deep water within 20 minutes and roam the South China Sea, which has some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and areas rich in oil and natural gas that are the focus of territorial disputes between China and other Asian nations.

That has caused concern not only among American commanders, but also among officials in Southeast Asian nations, which have been quietly acquiring more submarines, missiles and other weapons. “Regional officials have been surprised,” said Huang Jing, a scholar of the Chinese military at the National University of Singapore. “We were in a blinded situation. We thought the Chinese military was 20 years behind us, but we suddenly realized China is catching up.”

China is also pressing the United States to heed its claims in the region. In March, Chinese officials told two visiting senior Obama administration officials, Jeffrey A. Bader and James B. Steinberg, that China would not tolerate any interference in the South China Sea, now part of China’s “core interest” of sovereignty, said an American official involved in China policy. It was the first time the Chinese labeled the South China Sea a core interest, on par with Taiwan and Tibet, the official said.

Another element of the Chinese Navy’s new strategy is to extend its operational reach beyond the South China Sea and the Philippines to what is known as the “second island chain” — rocks and atolls out in the Pacific, the official said. That zone significantly overlaps the United States Navy’s area of supremacy.


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Wild Thing's comment........


Our own Internal corruption and decay is doing most of the work for the Chinese. Maybe one day our military can tell obama to put his CIC status where the sun does not shine and the same with the PC mentality. We have such an awesome military.




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November 17, 2009

ABC and CNN Reporters in China



CNN's Emily Chang reports on the Chinese popular reaction to Obama's impending visit.



CNN reporter detained in Shanghai over Obama-Mao T-shirt

AP


A CNN correspondent said Monday she was detained byChinese security guards in Shanghai for two hours for displaying a T-shirt on camera depicting US President Barack Obama as Mao Zedong.

Emily Chang, a Beijing-based correspondent for the US television network, said in a blog post on CNN.com that she hunted down the shirt after hearing they had been banned amid fears they "may offend the American president."

The shirt shows Obama, who is making his first visit to China as president, in a Red Army uniform staring into the distance in a pose made famous by the former Chinese leader.

The front of the shirt says "Serve the People" in Chinese, Chang said. "Oba-Mao" is written on the back in English.

Chang said she held the shirt up to the camera while filming a story in a Shanghai market.

"Two security guards happened to pass by at the moment I announced to the camera: 'This is the T-shirt everybody is talking about,'" she said.
"And that was it. They scrambled towards us and tried to pry the shirt out of my hands," Chang said. "I didn't give in.
"There was a bit of yelling and quite a scuffle," she said, adding that CNN "had everything on tape."
"We ended up being detained for two hours in the cold, maze of a market," she said. "A crowd gathered round. More security and then police showed up.
"They wanted our press cards, our passports, but most of all, they wanted the shirt," she said. "Finally, they let us go. Phew!"
Chang refused to surrender the offending shirt and joked that a number of jealous White House and CNN colleagues had tried to "bribe" her for it.


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Jake Tapper gets visit by Chinese official while interviewing a student at Shanghai Town Hall, the official "commanded" them to stop the interview

Jake Tapper: "Afterwards we talked to a few students...that is until a government official commanded us to stop"

Tapper: "Why?"
Official: "No why...my boss called us to stop ok"





Wild Thing's comment.........

Why would Ubama , the Kenyan communist, be offended by an Ubama-Mao t-shirt? He likes people like Mao.

It might offend him??? OH OK


“Obama Mao Mao Mao
Obama Mao Mao Mao

Obama Mao Mao Mao
Obama Mao Mao Mao...”


Take THAT ObamaMao!

Offended him!!!???

Obama probably would have bowed down to the t-shirt.

And the other story,....Jack Tapper is a good guy, he does very fair reporting so I feel bad for him, he just wanted to ask some questions of the students. Just goes to show, Obama Town Halls are the same wherever you go. LOL , I love the girls comment about him being nervous... Obama without a teleprompter!! Of course he is nervous! He couldn’t use his pacifier during the questions.

So much for those that say China is no longer Communist .


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November 15, 2009

Obama Welcomes Chi-Coms Rise



Obama: US will not 'contain' China





BBC


Barack Obama says the US “does not seek to contain” China’s rise as a big player on the world stage.

"The rise of a strong, prosperous China can be a source of strength for the community of nations," Mr Obama said in a speech in Japan's capital, Tokyo.

Better US ties with Beijing do not mean a weakening of relations with US allies in the region, he said.

Describing himself as the first "Pacific" US president, he said the US was committed to the area's security.

Mr Obama is now in Singapore, where he is to attend an Asia-Pacific economic summit.

His trade representative Ron Kirk, who is already at the Apec meeting, says the US wants barriers to trade and investment removed to promote an open global trade system.

Mr Obama will round off his week-long Asian tour with stops in China and South Korea.

North Korea talks

Mr Obama told the gathering in Tokyo that Washington's commitment to the region's security was "unshakeable", despite its commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan. He said the US would pursue "pragmatic co-operation" with Beijing on issues of mutual concern.

He also warned that he would not waver from raising human rights concerns with Beijing, but did not mention specific concerns, such as Tibet.

The US president called for more assistance from China to thwart the ambitions of North Korea, and warned there would be tough, unified action by the US and its Asian partners if Pyongyang failed to abandon its nuclear weapons programme.

Mr Obama again called on North Korea to return to six-party talks on the issue, adding the US would not be "cowed" by Pyongyang's nuclear threats.

He also called on Asian leaders to pursue balanced economic growth.

'Sustained growth'

On the issue of economic co-operation, Mr Obama challenged Asian countries to break their dependence on exports to the US and to pursue "balanced" and sustainable economic growth.
"We must strengthen our economic recovery, and pursue growth that is both balanced and sustained," he said. "We simply cannot return to the same cycles of boom and bust that led us into a global recession."
He said the US would pursue a new economic strategy that would mean "saving more and spending less".
He urged Asian leaders to break their dependence on exports to the US market and to open up their markets to speed up a global economic recovery.

Mr Obama arrived in Tokyo on Friday and met Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.

The two leaders agreed on the need to renew their countries' strained alliance and pledged to work quickly to resolve a dispute over the US military base in Okinawa.





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China is rounding up political dissidents ahead of President Obama’s trip to the communist nation this week.

Breitbart

China has detained several dissidents and campaigners ahead of US President Barack Obama’s much-anticipated first visit to the country, their relatives and close contacts told AFP Saturday.

Obama arrives in Shanghai on Sunday and moves onto Beijing the next day for a four-day maiden presidential trip during which he has been urged to raise human rights with the Asian giant’s top leadership.

But as the visit drew close, the head of an activist group for parents whose children were sickened by tainted milk in China had been detained, his wife told AFP.

” “Zhao Lianhai was criminally detained for ‘provoking an incident’,” Li Xuemei said in a text, without giving further details.

According to activist group Human Rights in China, Zhao was handcuffed and taken away late Friday night by police officers who searched his house and took away computers, a video recorder, a camera and an address book. i was criminally detained for ‘provoking an incident’,” Li Xuemei said in a text, without giving further details.

According to activist group Human Rights in China, Zhao was handcuffed and taken away late Friday night by police officers who searched his house and took away computers, a video recorder, a camera and an address book.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Obama is welcoming anything and everything that weakens or threatens our country. He loves communist and dictator countries.


So much for our friendship with Taiwan.

America can no longer "contain" China's rise to economic prominence. China owns hundreds and hundreds of billions of US $$. In effect, we've sold a great deal of ourselves to the Chi-coms.

Until this tide is reversed....until we buy back our own debt....until we begin to manufacture the items we require here in the US....we face death by drowning. And the water is up to our necks now.


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October 16, 2009

Obama Loosens Missile Technology Controls to China





Obama loosens missile technology controls to China


Washington Times

Obama recently shifted authority for approving sales to China of missile and space technology from the White House to the Commerce Department -- a move critics say will loosen export controls and potentially benefit Chinese missile development.

"It's as though Commerce's mishandling of missile-tech transfers to China in the 1990s never happened," said Mr. Sokolski, a former Pentagon proliferation specialist. "But it did. As a result, we are now facing much more accurate, reliable missiles from China."

Mr. Sokolski said he expects the U.S. government under the new policy to again boost Chinese military modernization through "whatever renewed 'benign' missile technology" is approved.

"It was foolish for us to do this in the 1990s and is even more dangerous for us to do now," he said.
"It is shocking that it would be delegated to the secretary of commerce, whose job it is to promote trade, rather than to the secretary of state or the secretary of defense, who have far more knowledge and responsibility within their organizations for missile technology," said Gary Milhollin, director of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, which monitors export control policies.

China's military recently displayed new long-range and cruise missiles during a military parade in Beijing marking the 60th anniversary of communist rule.

"It looks like we're going to have Loral-Hughes part two," Mr. Timperlake said of the policy shift.



Wild Thing's comment........

Sec. of Commerce, Gary Locke, a Chinese-American, is a Socialist globalist who will sell what is left of the USA to China.

If the Chi-Coms engineers were actually worth the paper their degrees are printed on, they wouldn’t need to constantly reverse engineer and copy American technology. Bottom line.


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October 07, 2009

Obama Cancels Meeting With Dalai Lama 'to keep China happy'





Barack Obama cancels meeting with Dalai Lama 'to keep China happy'

President Barack Obama has refused to meet the Dalai Lama in Washington this week in a move to curry favour with the Chinese.

Telegraph.co.uk

The decision came after China stepped up a campaign urging nations to shun the Tibetan spiritual leader.

It means Mr Obama will become the first president not to welcome the Nobel peace prize winner to the White House since the Dalai Lama began visiting Washington in 1991.

The Buddhist monk arrived in Washington on Monday for a week of meetings with Congressional leaders, celebrity supporters and interest groups, but the president will not see him until after he has made his first visit to China next month.

Samdhong Rinpoche, the Tibetan prime minister-in-exile, has accused the United States and other Western nations of "appeasement" toward China as its economic weight grows.
"Today, economic interests are much greater than other interests," he said.

Mr Obama's decision dismayed human rights and Tibetan support groups, who said he had made an unnecessary concession to the Chinese, who regard the Dalai Lama as a "splittist", despite his calls for autonomy rather than independence for Tibet. The Chinese invaded in 1950, forcing the young leader to flee.

Sophie Richardson, Asia advocate for Human Rights Watch, said: "Presidents always meets the Dalai Lama and what happens? Absolutely nothing.
"This idea that if you are nice to the Chinese Communist Party up front you can cash in later is just wrong. If you lower the bar on human rights they will just move it lower and lower."

But they were told by US officials they wanted to work with China on critical issues, including nuclear weapons proliferation in North Korea and Iran, according to The Washington Post. Mr Obama then sent a delegation to the Dalai Lama's home in exile in India last month that confirmed the meeting would be deferred.

Mr Obama has changed his position on Tibet since his election campaign.

Frank Wolf, a Republican congressman and outspoken critic of China's human rights record, said: "What would a Buddhist monk or Buddhist nun in Drapchi prison think when he heard that President Obama, the president of the United States, is not going to meet with the Dalai Lama?
"It's against the law to even have a picture of the Dalai Lama. I can almost hear the words of the Chinese guards saying to them that nobody cares about you in the United States."



Wild Thing's comment......

The decision came after China stepped up a campaign urging nations to shun the Tibetan spiritual leader.

China is getting more powerful each day.

Those in Taiwan have got to be very concerned.



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October 04, 2009

U.S. Base Makes Chinese Nervous






U.S. base makes Chinese nervous

wnd

China is becoming concerned by the increased presence of the United States in Afghanistan and is complaining about the U.S. lease renewal at the Manas Air Base in neighboring Kyrgyzstan, suggesting that these activities are part of an overall containment effort against China, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

The complaint comes at the same time Chinese officials have expressed alarm over what they view as a growing alliance between the U.S. and India, which they perceive as designed to alter the Asian strategic balance in what Beijing always has regarded as its sphere of influence.

According to security analysts, the Chinese perceive the recent efforts by the U.S. in Central and South Asia as intended to force the Chinese to move troops away from the East where Beijing thinks the U.S. wants to increase its presence.

While this could lessen pressure somewhat on Taiwan, the analysts add that it forces Beijing to move more troops to the west where it also is encountering increased unrest with its Muslim Uighurs in its province of Xinjiang.

Keep in touch with the most important breaking news stories about critical developments around the globe with Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, the premium, online intelligence news source edited and published by the founder of WND.

The Hong Kong Ta Kung Pao, a Chinese government-owned newspaper, claims the U.S. was seeking to “achieve its blockade of Russia in the north, deterrence of China in the east, suppression of Iran in the south, control of petroleum energy resources, anti-terror, and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, firmly occupy Afghanistan politically, resources-wise, and militarily and gradually control Central Asia comprehensively and then proceed to control the Eurasian continent and serve the protection of its world hegemony."

Ta Kung Pao, like other official government newspapers, is closely associated with the Communist Party of China, Beijing's supreme political authority, with control over all state apparatuses as well as the legislative process.

In commenting on the recent renewal of the lease at Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan just outside of the capital, Bishkek, Ta Kung Pao regarded continued U.S. presence there as a military threat.

"The deployment of a modern military force toward China's weakest western region enables U.S. military power to point straight at our northwestern borders for the first time against the Cold War, contain the momentum of China's power from pressing onward from the eastern region into the East Pacific, form a situation that allows the cutoff at any time of the energy lifeline in the Central Asian region on which China depends most, and also turn China's original great strategic rear into a new strategic front," Ta Kung Pao said. "Therefore, it can be said that Manas poses a direct military threat to our Xinjiang and western region."




Wild Thing's comment.......


U.S. base makes Chinese nervous

It's supposed to, duh

Pacific bases such as Anderson AFB in Guam must also give the Chi-com's pause.

The Chi-com's have gone out of their way to be as menacing as possible to India, and the Indians don’t much care for that. However, an alliance (foreseen by George W. Bush) between India and a Republican led United States effectively halts Chi-com's hegemony.

While the US Navy is more than aware that the PLAN can match it numerically with submarines, and has some effective anti-ship missiles, the USN has some terribly effective tricks up its sleeves.

But on the ground, the Chi-com's have one major advantage over the US—the ability to enlist vast numbers of soldiers. However, this one advantage is countered by India, which can do the same. This means that the Chi-com's cannot be too glib about starting any land war.


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September 17, 2009

Robert Gates: China could undermine US military power in Pacific





China could undermine US military power in Pacific: Gates

Breitbart

China's increasingly advanced weaponry could undermine US military power in the Pacific, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Wednesday.
Echoing US intelligence guidelines released on Tuesday that warned of Beijing's military modernization, Gates said US naval carriers and air bases in the Pacific faced new threats from China.
"In fact, when considering the military-modernization programs of countries like China, we should be concerned less with their potential ability to challenge the US symmetrically -- fighter to fighter or ship to ship -- and more with their ability to disrupt our freedom of movement and narrow our strategic options," Gates said in a speech to the Air Force Association.
"Investments in cyber and anti-satellite warfare, anti-air and anti-ship weaponry, and ballistic missiles could threaten America's primary way to project power and help allies in the Pacific -- in particular our forward air bases and carrier strike groups," Gates said in National Harbor, Maryland.
The new threats meant long-range military aircraft would take on greater importance as the latest weaponry would "degrade the effectiveness of short-range fighters and put more of a premium on being able to strike from over the horizon -- whatever form that capability might take," he said.

Defense analysts have warned that the US military will soon lose its dominance on the high seas, in space and in cyberspace as China and other emerging powers obtain sophisticated weaponry and missiles.

The United States released its 2009 National Intelligence Strategy document Tuesday, in which China's "natural resource-focused diplomacy and military modernization" were cited as factors making it a "global challenge."

The intelligence guidelines for the next four years also elevated the importance of the cyber domain, singling out China as "very aggressive in the cyberworld."




Wild Thing's comment........

If so then who is to blame, not conservatives. I blame Obama and the Congress. Obama wants to reduce a possible replacement for the USAF Air Superiority fighter. There is no excuse to not strive for superiority.



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September 15, 2009

China Moves to Retaliate Against U.S. Tire Tariff






China Moves to Retaliate Against U.S. Tire Tariff

New York Times

HONG KONG

China unexpectedly increased pressure Sunday on the United States in a widening trade dispute, taking the first steps toward imposing tariffs on American exports of automotive products and chicken meat in retaliation for President Obama’s decision late Friday to levy tariffs on tires from China.

The Chinese government’s strong countermove followed a weekend of nationalistic vitriol against the United States on Chinese Web sites in response to the tire tariff. “The U.S. is shameless!” said one posting, while another called on the Chinese government to sell all of its huge holdings of Treasury bonds.

The impact of the dispute extends well beyond tires, chickens and cars. Both governments are facing domestic pressure to take a tougher stand against the other on economic issues. But the trade battle increases political tensions between the two nations even as they try to work together to revive the global economy and combat mutual security threats, like the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea.

Mr. Obama’s decision to impose a tariff of up to 35 percent on Chinese tires is a signal that he plans to deliver on his promise to labor unions that he would more strictly enforce trade laws, especially against China, which has become the world’s factory while the United States has lost millions of manufacturing jobs. The trade deficit with China was a record $268 billion in 2008.

China had initially issued a fairly formulaic criticism of the tire dispute Saturday. But rising nationalism in China is making it harder for Chinese officials to gloss over American criticism.

“All kinds of policymaking, not just trade policy, is increasingly reactive to Internet opinion,” said Victor Shih, a Northwestern University specialist in economic policy formulation.


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Barack Obama has always been a protectionist double-dealer.

During the campaign season, he attacked John McCain for driving foreign cars. Never mind that among the 18 members of Obama’s auto task force and their staff, only two own American vehicles.

He also unveiled a “Buy American” logo to attack McCain as a hypocrite for embracing Harley Davison motorcycle riders’ support simply because he opposed a federal mandate that the government buy American-made vehicles. As I pointed out last summer, “there’s nothing hypocritical about opposing coercion in taxpayer-funded purchases. Hypocrisy is dissing America First voters while nibbling on Brie at private San Francisco fund-raisers and proclaiming to be embarrassed that Americans don’t speak Spanish –and then plastering the campaign with ‘Buy American’ stickers in the hopes of winning over a demographic you hold in utter contempt.”

As a result of “Buy American” provisions in Obama’s porkulus law, Canadian companies have “retaliated with measures effectively barring U.S. companies from their municipal contracts — the first shot in a larger campaign that could shut U.S. companies out of billions of dollars worth of Canadian projects.”

Now, the tire war is on with China.

Make no mistake: This is not about protecting consumers or American jobs.

It’s about paying off Big Labor again.

This time, it’s the United Steelworkers cashing in.

Yes, the same United Steelworkers union that backed the “Buy America” provisions in the porkulus law.

And the same United Steelworkers union that employed union hatchet man-turned auto czar-turned-manufacturing czar Ron Bloom.

One more fun fact: United Steelworkers president Leo Gerard “also serves on the U.S. National Commission on Energy Policy and is a founding board member of the Apollo Alliance, a non-profit public policy initiative for creating good jobs in pursuit of energy independence.”

Yes, the same Apollo Alliance whose board members included former green jobs czar Van Jones.


You can also go to Michelle Malkin's blog for the rest of this report she did, there are more links and more information.



Wild Thing's comment......


It's ironic that while Obama is defending the Steel Workers Union he may very well hurt the UAW.

From Bloomberg:

Fear of Retaliation
In the U.S., pork, soybean and other farm-goods exporters urged Obama on Sept. 3 to refrain from imposing tariffs or quotas on tires from China because of the fear of retaliation against U.S. food and agriculture products.


This is going to get very ugly.



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September 04, 2009

Obama Wants China’s National Flag to Go Up in White House on Sept 20





China’s national flag to go up in White House on Sept 20

The China Daily


The national flag of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) will be hoisted at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on September 20, media reported Sunday.

Chinese associations in the United States had applied to hold a ceremony in front of the US President’s residence to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of PRC.

Chen Ronghua, chairman of Fujian Association of the United States, told reporters that their application was approved not only because of the sound Sino-US relations but also because China is a responsible country.

“Many Americans admire China due to the success of last year’s Beijing Olympics,” said Chen.

More than 1,000 people will attend the ceremony and the performances held after it, according to Zhao Luqun, who will direct the performances.

Zhao said the performances will demonstrate the friendship, magnanimous spirit and kindness of modern Chinese people.


Flags Flying at the White House, but Whose?

JBS

“While the flags of many nations are flown at the White House when dignitaries of those countries visit, this seems to be the first time a foreign nation’s flag will be hoisted to celebrate that country’s founding, communist or not.”

The People’s Republic of China is celebrating 60 years of hard core communism ... by raising the flag of that communist country on the south lawn of the White House on September 20.

Well, that is what two Chinese sources are reporting. China Daily reported — apparently unnoticed until last week — that the Fujian Association had applied to the White House for permission to hold a celebration to honor the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and to hoist that country’s red flag on the south lawn of the White House.

Chen Ronghua, a Spokesman for the Fujian Association, said that permission was approved because of closer China-U.S. relations in recent years. And because, “Many Americans admire China due to the success of last year’s Beijing’s Olympics,” he said.

Also involved in the celebration are the Union of Chinese American Professional Organizations and the coordination Council of Chinese-American Associations. The ceremony is to be hosted by other “overseas Chinese organizations,” according to the Chinese publication Global Times.

Approximately 1,000 people are expected to attend the flag-raising ceremony.

While the flags of many nations are flown at the White House when dignitaries of those countries visit, this seems to be the first time a foreign nation’s flag will be hoisted to celebrate that country’s founding, communist or not.
There is no flag rule or regulation that prohibits the flying of flags from foreign nations at the White House; although the Capitol grounds are another matter. The updated 2008 federal flag code is a bit confusing, but it says no flag can fly higher on American soil than the U.S. flag, except for the UN flag at UN headquarters. So there is no direct violation of the U.S. flag code here.

But it does seem to be culturally and universally understood by patriots of all nations that one wouldn’t want to fly the flag of a rival nation that has a governmental philosophy that is diametrically opposed to the founding principles of your own nation.

If the Chinese flag is raised on the south lawn of the White House on September 20, then perhaps the present occupants of the White House, appointees and advisors, see little difference between their own political beliefs — statist-to-socialist — compared to the statist-to-full-fledged-communist outlook of their confreres in Beijing.

Veterans and other patriotic groups should be adamantly opposed to any plan to hoist a communist flag over American soil. Many placed their lives on the line, fighting and witnessing the utter brutality of communist regimes in Russia, Korea, North Vietnam — all of whom are supported by the Soviets and the Chinese Communists.

Today, the human rights record inside China is as dismal as they come. Their murderously enforced one-child family policy is an abomination as well. But all this matters not to the White House.

“It was always my dream to raise a Chinese flag in the center of Washington, D.C.," says Chen Ronghua. “This year, my motherland’s 60th birthday, is the perfect time for it.”
September 20 will be the day we find out whether Chinese sources were correct in their reporting and the Chinese flag is raised on U.S. soil in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the deadliest regime in all of history.
And if so, what's next: May Day parades to celebrate the Russian communist worker, or Mao's image on Mount Rushmore?


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Wild Thing's comment.......

I know we are financially in debt to China, but can't we say NO WAY to this?

I aree with this from the article:


Veterans and other patriotic groups should be adamantly opposed to any plan to hoist a communist flag over American soil. Many placed their lives on the line, fighting and witnessing the utter brutality of communist regimes in Russia, Korea, North Vietnam — all of whom are supported by the Soviets and the Chinese Communists.


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....Thank you Richard for sending this to me.


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August 25, 2009

Obama's Spending Plans Will Nearly Double the National Debt





Wall Street Journal reporter Steve Moore reported on Greta Van Sustern's show tlast night on FOX News that the Obama Administration is borrowing $5 billion each month just to stay afloat. The US is paying $1.2 billion each month just on interest on the US debt to China. China is holding $776 billion in US Treasury Securities..


"Obama’s Spending Plans Will Nearly Double the National Debt--White House Leaked the News Late on Friday"

Monday, August 24, 2009

CNSNews

In news leaked late Friday to the Reuters news agency, the White House conceded that the national debt will increase by $9 trillion over the next ten years, nearly doubling a national debt that now stands at $11.67 trillion.

Until now, the White House had been estimating that the national debt would increase by $7.108 trillion between 2010 and 2019. On Friday evening, Reuters reported that an unnamed senior administration official was saying that a report due from the Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday would indicate that the debt would actually increase by $9 trillion during that period, almost $2 trillion more than the administration had previously estimated.

Since the beginning of the republic in the late 18th century, the U.S. government has accumulated a total of $11.67 trillion in debt. In the next decade, under the budget plans the Obama administration has in mind, that debt will almost double to about $20.67 trillion.

The administration is planning to run an average annual deficit of about $900 billion—or almost a trillion dollars—for each of the next ten years.

Until this year, according to historical budget tables published by the White House Office of Management and Budget, the largest annual budget deficit the U.S. government ever ran was in fiscal 2008, when the deficit was $458.5 billion.

The average deficits the Obama administration is now planning to run in each of the next ten years will now amost double that.


Wild Thing's comment......

Obama is simultaneously printing the US dollar into oblivion (foreign investments in US debt have fallen off a cliff, graphically, in the past couple of months) nationalizing private enterprise, bailing out the banksters, and preparing to tax the hell out of every man, woman and child in this country, and doling out billions to his political supporters (ACORN, etc.).

President Reagan must be rolling in his grave at what is happening.

Reagan increased defense spending, especially on high tech strategic weaponry like stealth and missile defense. What makes that spending so different is that

1) Defense spending was used to topple the Soviet Union, which when accomplished, would free up a huge chunk of spending

2) The defense spending flowed into high paying engineering and US-based manufacturing (US citizens and companies). This floated a lot of boats and increased tax revenues proportionately.

This is completely different than throwing money down a Rat hole, never to produce any velocity or multipliers in economic expansion.


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July 18, 2009

Al-Qaeda Vows To Hit China Over Uighur Unrest




An ethnic Uighur man ushers his camel along in front of Chinese paramilitary policemen in riot gear standing on a platform on a main street in the city of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region July 16, 2009. Security remains heavy in ethnic Uighur neighbourhoods of Xinjiang regional capital Urumqi after riots on July 5 between the Muslim Uighur minority and majority Han Chinese wounded more than 1,600.



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Armed Chinese paramilitary police in riot gear patrol a main street in the city of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region



Al-Qaida declares jihad against Chinese

Response is to violent crackdown on Muslim Uighurs

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Beijing is facing a new problem because of its recent harsh response to demonstrations in Xinjiang province resulting in the deaths of Muslim Uighurs – a threat of retaliation from al-Qaida.

The terrorist group has suggested it might attack overseas operations linked to China, which has dispatched hundreds of thousands of workers to the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America – all regions where al-Qaida has a capability of launching attacks.

Initial reports of the ethnic riots in Xinjiang province said that the number of Uighurs killed since the July 5 riots began in the city of Urumqi was 156, with another 1,100 injured. But the World Uighur Congress, or WUC, reported that the Uighur death toll exceeded 800.

In addition to the harsh Chinese troop takedown of Uighurs, the WUC reports that other Uighurs were lynched by Han Chinese. According to WUC general secretary Dolkun Isa, some four Uighur women students attending Urumqi University's medical school were killed and their heads cut off.

While thousands of Chinese troops were sent into Urumqi, their mission apparently was not to protect the Uighur minority. Uighur leaders said that Chinese troops opened fire on the Uighurs who were initially protesting peacefully.

"We have been hearing that bodies are lying in the streets in Urumqi," said WUC vice president Asgar Can. The WUC's main office is located in Munich, Germany.

WUC has called for Uighurs worldwide to demonstrate in front of Chinese embassies.

China had offered strong support to Washington against terrorism following the Sept., 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.

Human Rights Watch, however, is concerned that China "has construed that support against terrorism as a pretext for gaining international support – or at least silence – for its own crackdown on ethnic Uighurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region."

"Beijing has long claimed to be confronted with 'religious extremist forces' and 'violent terrorists' in Xinjiang," a Human Rights Watch statement said. "Much like Tibetans, the Uighurs in Xinjiang have struggled for cultural survival in the face of a government-supported influx by Chinese migrants, as well as harsh repression of political dissent and any expression, however lawful or peaceful, of their distinct identity.
"Chinese authorities have not discriminated between peaceful and violent dissent, however, and their fight against 'separatism' and 'religious extremism' has been used to justify widespread and systematic human rights violations against Uighurs, including many involved in non-violent political, religious, and cultural activities," Human Rights Watch added.
While it may not help the Uighurs by having the terrorist group al-Qaida embrace their cause, the reality is that a branch of al-Qaida, the Algerian-based Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, has called for reprisals against China for its actions toward them.


Al-Qaeda vows to hit China over Uighur unrest

HONG KONG

AFP

Al-Qaeda is threatening for the first time to attack Chinese interests overseas in retaliation for the deaths of Muslims in the restive region of Xinjiang, according to a risk analysis group.

The call for reprisals against China comes from the Algerian-based offshoot Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), according to a summary of its report sent to AFP by the international consultancy Stirling Assynt.

"Although AQIM appear to be the first arm of Al-Qaeda to officially state they will target Chinese interests, others are likely to follow," said the report, which was first divulged by the South China Morning Post Tuesday.

Osama bin Laden's network has not previously threatened China, but the Stirling report said a thirst for vengeance over Beijing's clampdown in Xinjiang was spreading over the global jihadist community.

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese work in the Middle East and North Africa, including 50,000 in Algeria, estimated the group, which has offices in London and Hong Kong providing risk advice to corporate and official clients.

"This threat should be taken seriously," Stirling said, basing its information on people who it said had seen the AQIM instruction.




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Wild Thing's comment........

I don’t think the Chinese are going to start asking, “Why do they hate us?”

That the Chi-Coms are being threatened.....no I don't care about that. Sorry, I am not going to phony it up and act like oh dear me how horrible. Not as long as Chi-Coms are killing Christians in China which they are. Or that the al-Qaeda terrorists Muslim group the Uighurs are being threatened...nope not them either.

China will go all Tiananmen Square on any group that attacks their people, and they won’t give a hoot about the U.N., or anyone else for that matter. China won’t read them their Miranda rights, that’s for sure.

al-Qaeda is about to find out what it means to take on someone who will take the fight right back to them without handwringing and politicking. They’re going to wish they hadn’t. The Chinese don’t worry about having little boy kings on the throne who want to make nice with the enemy.



Look at this...............

China Trained Taliban And Al-Qaeda Fighters Says US Intel

By Bill Gertz

6-22-02

China's military provided training for Afghanistan's Taliban militia and its al Qaeda supporters, according to a U.S. intelligence report.
The intelligence was obtained from anti-Taliban Afghan sources. It was surprising to U.S. analysts because China is a target of Islamic separatists, who are known to have been trained in terrorist camps in Afghanistan.
The training of the Taliban forces took place before September 11. It was carried out in cooperation with Pakistan's ISI intelligence service, defense officials told us.
The report, and others like it, was unwelcome news for some of the pro-China analysts within the U.S. government who are pushing the Bush administration to adopt a more conciliatory posture toward the communist government in Beijing. These officials point to China's cooperation in the war on terrorism, which has included intelligence sharing of limited value.
U.S. intelligence officials do not know why the Chinese provided the military training to Islamic radicals. But some analysts believe it was an attempt to gain influence over the Taliban and al Qaeda.
Another theory is that the Chinese military training was a high-risk variation on the Soviet deception operation in the 1920s known as the Trust. The operation created a false dissident organization in Russia. The group lured regime opponents back to Russia, where they were imprisonment or executed. The Chinese training could have been part of an effort to identify some of the thousands of Uighurs in China's western Xinjiang province, who are working with al Qaeda.
Evidence of Chinese military backing for the Taliban continues to surface. Late last month, U.S. Army Special Forces troops discovered 30 HN-5s, the designation for Chinese-made SA-7s surface-to-air missiles, in southeastern Afghanistan.
Other intelligence reports indicated the Chinese shipped missiles to the Taliban after September 11. China's government has denied supporting al Qaeda and the Taliban. ..."


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....Thank you JohnE PFC U.S. Army for sending this to me.


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June 29, 2009

China 'deeply committed' to North Korea Sanctions



China 'deeply committed' to North Korea sanctions: US official

WASHINGTON

AFP

China has given its word to the United States that it is "deeply committed" to implementing tough new nuclear sanctions against North Korea, a senior US official said Friday.

The official also said that as part of the effort to put a straitjacket on Pyongyang after its latest nuclear test and missile launches, Washington had set up an inter-agency team to coordinate the sanctions with other nations.

"They are certainly saying quite strenuously that they are deeply committed to full implementation of the provisions that are in the resolution," the senior administration official said, referring to China.
"The real test now will be in implementation," the official said.
"We are going to obviously take their word seriously, but we'll see in the end what they are prepared to do."

Beijing is often criticized in the United States for its willingness to join, or carry out tough sanctions regimes against North Korea, particularly in congressional circles.

On Thursday, Republican Senator John McCain said that China had been "unhelpful, especially on the issue of North Korea."
"I think it's time we told the Chinese that an important part of our relationship is how they react as far as North Korea is concerned, but also as far as Iran is concerned," the defeated 2008 presidential candidate said.
McCain dismissed "toothless" UN sanctions to curb North Korea's alleged spread of weapons and nuclear know-how, pointing to news reports that a North Korean ship, potentially carrying arms, was headed for Myanmar.

Since it left the western North Korean port of Nampo on June 17, the Kang Nam 1 has been shadowed by a US Navy destroyer under UN sanctions on suspicion of carrying missiles or related parts.

South Korea's YTN television news channel, citing an unnamed intelligence source, has said the 2,000-tonne ship was heading for Myanmar via Singapore.

The new team of US officials, under the leadership of former US ambassador to Bolivia Philip Goldberg, will head to China soon to engage a similar Chinese government team in Beijing, the official said.

The official also said that Washington believed that unlike previous sanctions regimes, the new set of punishments for Pyongyang could work in convincing it to change its strategy regarding its nuclear program.
"Now we have some very powerful tools, and the challenge is to make effective use of them," the official said.
"It's going to take time to actually have a bite, but we are trying to get out of the box very fast."

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been running high since Pyongyang carried out its second nuclear test last month.

After the underground test and subsequent missile launches, the Security Council adopted a UN resolution last week that includes financial sanctions designed to choke off revenue to the regime.

North Korea had already vowed to build more bombs and to start a new weapons programme based on uranium enrichment in response to the sanctions.



Wild Thing's comment......

Obama and his people are so gullible, I guess they would believe anything a communist says.

The Chinese are challenging Obama, the NK’s are challenging Obama, the Islamist are challenging Obama, the Iranian government is challenging Obama, Hugo Chavez is challenging Obama, (even the American people are challenging Obama). When an enemy senses weakness, they will challenge. And all our enemies sense weakness.



....Thank you JohnE PFC U.S. Army for sending this to me.


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June 10, 2009

On Greta's Show Last Night Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) Warns About China


Last night Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) was on Greta Van Susteren show. This is a must see video. Rep. Mark Kirk told Greta Van Susteren that China is investing away from the dollar. Kirk said that China has invested in oil reserves this year and is buying enough gold to fill up Fort Knox twice!





Wild Thing's comment.......

VERY scary stuff.

( deep sigh) Somehow America we will fight back for you our wonderful country.


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June 02, 2009

ChiComs Laugh at Timothy Geithner



Geithner tells China its dollar assets are safe

Reuters

BEIJING

June 1

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Monday reassured the Chinese government that its huge holdings of dollar assets are safe and reaffirmed his faith in a strong U.S. currency.

A major goal of Geithner's maiden visit to China as Treasury chief is to allay concerns that Washington's bulging budget deficit and ultra-loose monetary policy will fan inflation, undermining both the dollar and U.S. bonds.

China is the biggest foreign owner of U.S. Treasury bonds. U.S. data shows that it held $768 billion in Treasuries as of March, but some analysts believe China's total U.S. dollar-denominated investments could be twice as high.

"Chinese assets are very safe," Geithner said in response to a question after a speech at Peking University, where he studied Chinese as a student in the 1980s.

His answer drew loud laughter from his student audience, reflecting scepticism in China about the wisdom of a developing country accumulating a vast stockpile of foreign reserves instead of spending the money to raise living standards at home.



Wild Thing's comment.....


The students laughed but I bet the party officials won’t have much of a sense of humor when it comes to protecting their economy. They are taking that seriously. I can't blame the students for laughing either they are smarter then Obama. . I wish we could laugh at all of this.. But is scares me and worries me about the future of our country. For big and small businesses that should be going all out for the American dream.

That dream Obama is doing all he can to destroy!

Chinese assets are very safe,' Geithner said in response to a question after a speech at Peking University, where he studied Chinese as a student in the 1980s.

I don't want China to give any more money. I want everyone that ask for money to say NO. If Obama cannot get funds maybe just maybe it will keep him from doing that God awful socialized medicine. Maybe I am wrong but that is how I understand it. Please input what you think because I am no banker or expert on this stuff at all.


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May 17, 2009

China 'canceled US Credit Card and Obama Picks Moderate Rep. for Ambassador




China has 'canceled US credit card': lawmaker


WASHINGTON (AFP)

China, wary of the troubled US economy, has already "canceled America's credit card" by cutting down purchases of debt, a US congressman said Thursday.

China has the world's largest foreign reserves, believed to be mostly in dollars, along with around 800 billion dollars in US Treasury bonds, more than any other country.

But Treasury Department data shows that investors in China have sharply curtailed their purchases of bonds in January and February.

Representative Mark Kirk, a member of the House Appropriations Committee and co-chair of a group of lawmakers promoting relations with Beijing, said China had "very legitimate" concerns about its investments.

"It would appear, quietly and with deference and politeness, that China has canceled America's credit card," Kirk told the Committee of 100, a Chinese-American group.
"I'm not sure too many people on Capitol Hill realize that this is now happening," he said.

The Republican lawmaker said that China was justified in concerns about returns from finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which were bailed out by the US government due to the financial crisis.

Kirk said he was the first member of Congress to tour the Bureau of Public Debt, which trades bonds, and was alarmed at how much debt was being bought by the US Federal Reserve due to absence of foreign investors.

"There will come a time where the lack of Chinese participation may have a significant impact," Kirk said.
"We should track that, because up until last month they were the number one provider of currency to the United States and now they're gone."

With China's economy also hit by the global economic crisis, Premier Wen Jiabao has openly voiced concern about the status of his country's investments in the United States.

China has also floated replacing the dollar as the key international currency with a basket of units bringing in the euro, sterling and yen.


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And also this about China..............



Obama Names Republican Utah Governor Envoy to China

FOX news

Obama named Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a potential Republican presidential contender in 2012, to the sensitive diplomatic post of U.S. ambassador to China.

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese from his days as a Mormon missionary in Taiwan, the 49-year-old Huntsman is a popular two-term governor who served in both Bush administrations and was national co-chairman of Arizona Sen. John McCain's campaign against Obama last year. Huntsman has made a name for himself advocating a moderate agenda in one of the most conservative U.S. states.

Obama's 2008 campaign manager, David Plouffe, said Huntsman is a Republican who "seems to understand the party has to adjust -- not stubbornly believe that everything is OK and it is the country that has to change."

Huntsman's positions on the environment and other issues have led some to consider him a potential contender for president in 2012.


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Wild Thing's comment.........

Correction, that is Obama’s Credit card being Cancelled.

Americans do NOT want to spend Trillions on Building a Bigger Nanny Government....A Obama Government that uses “Flu” to Scare Americans, and a Government that uses “Scare force One” to fly around New York scaring New Yorkers, and wants a 3.5 Trillion dollar Deficit on Credit.

China is simply doing what any other creditor would do when they see that a borrower is maxed out. They would be suckers to keep buying our debt when they already have nearly a trillion and we show no signs of pushing ourselves away from the trough.

If they did, then China is simply doing what any other creditor would do when they see that a borrower is maxed out. I guess Obama will ask his other friend Hugo Chevez.

And regarding Utah's Gov. Jon Huntsman , good pick the rino, he won't be missed.



......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.

RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam



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March 31, 2009

ChiComs Hack Congress



ChiComs Hack Congress

The American Spectator

Republican members of the House of Representatives weren't surprised by the report over the weekend that entities with ties to the Communist Chinese government had been spying on more than 100 governments and other institutions, such as the Dalai Lama, via a computer program.

The ChiComs and hacker organizations routinely attempt -- sometimes successfully -- to hack into House computer systems, as well as other U.S. government institutions.

"Beyond vigilance and security, there isn't much more we can do about it," says a House Republican member, who says that last year colleagues' computers were hacked after they or their staffs had met with human-rights advocates on ChiCom human rights abuses. "It's getting now that you just expect it, and plan for it," says the member.

Yet even though House Republicans have raised the issue with Democrat leadership, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has chosen not to pursue the issue with the Chinese government. "Her position is that our national security agencies and Homeland Security are dealing with this issue, we don't have to," says a House Democrat leadership aide. "It's not her place."

Yet according to some House Democrats, she has chosen to insert herself into business negotiations or business dealings between California constituencies and the Chinese business entities, all of which have ties in some form to the ChiCom government.

But Pelosi's soft on China's cyberterror strategy may backfire on her. The Obama Administration is expected to announce next week an aggressive plan to counter such hacking and data theft.



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Wild Thing's comment........

This has been going on for awhile, and it just keeps getting worse. I will never forget ChinaGate that Bill and Hillary Clinton brought us. And how they got away with what they did. I always thought once we had a Republican president this all would be taken care of and fixed so to speak to go back to keeping us safe, our military information safe etc.

The articles below are not recent, some are from 2006,2007 and 2008. But I thought it interesting to check and see just how much has been happening and all related to this article that Mark sent to me.

And one other thing, I was very naive and did not know we were borrowing money from China, so when I found that out it really freaked me out. To be indebted to a communist country is so wrong in more ways then I can even put into words. This whole thing puts us in a postion of weakness, how can we go after a country for hacking into our goveornment, and military computers when we owe them so much money??

Given the amount of money we’ve borrowed from China and how dependent our economy is on them- I expect NOTHING to be done about this -maybe a little tsk-tsking- but nothing meaningful.


The ChiComs got into the Pentagon, it probably was a piece of cake to get into the White House. ( Links below)

Chinese military hacked into Pentagon
"The Chinese military hacked into a Pentagon computer network in June in the most successful cyber attack on the US defence department, say American ­officials."


China-sourced fake chips used in US military, says BusinessWeek
"Fake microchips from China are causing a growing number of failures in military systems, according to an investigation by BusinessWeek magazine."

China hijacks Google, Yahoo, MSN, Youtube
"US Internet search engines in China were being hijacked and directed to Chinese-owned Baidu, analysts said Wednesday, speculating that this may be retaliation for the White House award to exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama."
""It seems like China is fed up with the US, so as a way to fight back, they redirected virtually all search traffic from Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to Baidu, the Chinese based search engine," the analysts wrote."


Selling National Security (China bids for portion of 3Com)
"China bids for firm that makes "intrusion prevention" technology for the Department of Defense.
THE CHINESE ANNOUNCED on Saturday that they would be buying into the company that provides the Pentagon with technology to prevent cyber-attacks--of the sort the Chinese launched a few weeks ago. Why worry? We are all free traders now, according the president and his secretary of the Treasury--all except misguided Democrats, trade unions, displaced workers, and those who worry about our national security."


Will 3Com Deal Funnel U.S. Secrets to China?
""This goes right to the heart of cyber security," said Republican congressman Duncan Hunter on a recent appearance on "Lou Dobbs Tonight." Readers may recall that the CNN anchor was a vocal opponent in 2006 of Dubai Ports World's bid to operate a few big U.S. ports."


Cisco partners with Chinese appliance maker
"Cisco Systems will partner with one of China's largest appliance makers to develop networking gear for homes, the Associated Press reported ,"

Cisco China
" Cisco has taken its U.S.-based infrastructure and applied it to China. It is stunning in its impact as one notes how so much of what is being done in the United States in terms of the intranet has been transferred to China. "

China Telecom Selects Cisco as Primary Supplier for ChinaNet 2006 Expansion
"Cisco Systems today announced that China Telecom has selected the Cisco® Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture as the foundation of its 2006 ChinaNet network expansion and has named Cisco as the primary equipment provider for the project. Cisco solutions that will be deployed in ChinaNet's network include the high-end Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System and significant upgrades to its existing Cisco 12000 Series Routers, which will expand the ChinaNet core network's capabilities, reliability and scalability."



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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April 12, 2008

China Olympic News





China: Plot on Olympic athletes foiled

AP

April 10th

China said Thursday it had uncovered a criminal ring planning to kidnap athletes and others at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Thirty-five members of a ring based in the restive western Xinjiang region were arrested, Ministry of Public Security Spokesman Wu Heping told a news conference.

"We face a real terrorist threat," Wu said. The arrests took place between March 26 and April 6, he said.

Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror hijackings, China has tried to portray the simmering separatist rebellion in Xinjiang as being fueled by terrorist organizations in Central Asia and the Middle East. But evidence made public has been scarce.

Western embassies asked Beijing for more information after authorities said they broke up an attempt to hijack a plane in western China last month but so far no evidence has been provided, diplomats have said.

On Thursday, Wu said the ring was plotting to kidnap athletes, foreign journalists and other visitors to the August Games. He added that police had also confiscated almost 22 pounds of explosives and eight sticks of dynamite and "jihadist" literature in the latest raids in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang.

Wu also provided further details on a second group arrested in January, alleging they had been manufacturing explosives and were plotting to attack hotels, government offices and military targets in Shanghai, Beijing and other cities.

Wu said the gang had been acting on orders from a radical Islamic Xinjiang independence group, East Turkestan Islamic Movement.

While the United States has labeled the East Turkestan Islamic Movement a terrorist organization, the State Department alleges widespread abuses of the legal and educational systems by the communist authorities to suppress Uighur culture and religion.


Note the double-speak of Rogge!!!


Athletes who take Tibet stand 'face Olympic cut'
April 11th
Times Online

Athletes who display Tibetan flags at Olympic venues — including in their own rooms — could be expelled from this summer’s Games in Beijing under anti-propaganda rules.

Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said that competitors were free to express their political views but faced sanctions if they indulged in propaganda.

He accompanied those comments with an admission that the Games were in “crisis” after pro-Tibet protests engulfed the Olympic torch relay.

Mr Rogge’s call for Beijing to abide by its promise to address human rights was given short shrift by Beijing, which bluntly told him to keep politics out of the Games.


Japan says no to Chinese torch guards

April 11th
TOKYO

(Reuters)

Japan will not allow the squad of Chinese flame guards to intervene with the Beijing Olympic torch's progress when it arrives in a Japanese city this month, the national police head was quoted as saying on Friday.

"We should not violate the principle that the Japanese police will firmly maintain security," Kyodo news agency quoted Shinya Izumi, head of the National Public Safety Commission, as saying.

"We do not know what position the people who escorted the relay are in," Izumi was quoted as saying. "If they are for the consideration of security, it is our role."

The torch is set to arrive in Nagano, central Japan, where the Winter Games were hosted in 1998, on April 26, after passing through Buenos Aires, Mumbai, and Canberra, among other cities.




Wild Thing's comment.......

There is a lot happening regarding ithe Olympics so I thought I would start to keep a record of news that is important about it.

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April 11, 2008

China Tells Olympic Boss To Stay Out Of Politics


International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge arrives at a press conference for a joint meeting between the Association of National Olympic Committees and the IOC executive board in Beijing. China bluntly told the world Olympics chief Thursday to keep out of politics, in a tart exchange on human rights following days of protests that have shadowed the Olympic torch around the world. (AFP/Liu Jin)


China tells Olympic boss to stay out of politics

BEIJING (AFP)

China bluntly told the world Olympics chief Thursday to keep out of politics, in a tart exchange on human rights following days of protests that have shadowed the Olympic torch around the world.

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said the Games were in "crisis" following the demonstrations, and urged China to respect its pledge to improve its rights record before the event begins in August.
China fired back that Rogge should keep politics out of the Olympics, which Beijing hoped would showcase its much-touted "peaceful rise" to power -- but which have instead become a public relations nightmare.
Separately, China's Ministry of Public Security said it had cracked a terrorist group in its Muslim-dominated northwest that was plotting to kidnap foreign journalists, tourists and athletes during the Olympics.
A taciturn Rogge, on a visit to the host country, admitted he was "saddened" that these Olympics, dogged by protests over Tibet and calls for a boycott, were not simply a global celebration of sport.
It was "not the joyous party that we had wished it to be," Rogge said in Beijing, nevertheless insisting that the torch relay -- disrupted by protests in Greece, London, Paris and San Francisco -- would go on.
He also told a news conference that China -- under fire over a crackdown in Tibet and a host of other issues -- had promised that winning the right to host the Games would lead to an improvement in human rights.

"We definitely ask China to respect this moral engagement," he added.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told reporters that Rogge's view of a "crisis" might have been exaggerated, and made it clear China would not engage in a discussion on its human rights performance.

"I believe IOC officials support the Beijing Olympics and adherence to the Olympic charter of not bringing in any irrelevant political factors," she said.
"I hope IOC officials continue to adhere to principles of the Olympic charter."

When asked later Thursday whether tension had surfaced between Rogge and the Chinese authorities, IOC spokeswoman Giselle Davies said: "No, not at all."

"Relations are very good," she said.

Attention to China's rights record intensified last month when protests in Tibet against Chinese rule erupted into violence and spread to other areas of the country.

Exiled Tibetan leaders say more than 150 people were killed in the ensuing crackdown by China. Beijing insists its security forces have killed no one while trying to quell the protests, but that Tibetan "rioters" killed 20 people.

However China sealed off the areas to foreign reporters and other independent monitors, and global rights groups have said they fear those detained could face torture.

Beijing has repeatedly blamed the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, for the unrest.

The Dalai Lama, on a visit to Japan, said China had the right to host the Games but blamed Beijing for the unrest, saying there was no freedom of speech in his homeland.

"They really deserve" the Olympics, he said. "In spite of the unfortunate events in Tibet, my position has not changed."

Pro-Tibet groups, human rights activists and other campaigners have shadowed the flame since it was lit in Greece on March 24, starting its 20-country journey across the globe.

Protesters disrupted the torch relay this week in London and Paris, where officials had to extinguish the flame several times.

There was no major trouble in San Francisco after organisers shortened the course for the only US leg and switched the route. Its next stop is Buenos Aires.

"The Olympic torch relay will continue in all sorts of weathers to spread the Olympic spirit ...," Jiang, China's foreign ministry spokeswoman, told Xinhua news agency.

Some activists have said they fear that, rather than improving the situation, China is using the Games to justify cracking down even harder on critics at home.

China's security chiefs said Thursday that they had broken two terrorist groups in its heavily Muslim northwestern region of Xinjiang, where there have lately also been reports of protests against the government.

The "violent terrorist group" plotted to abduct foreigners during the Games in a move "that would achieve the goal of wrecking the Beijing Olympics," Ministry of Public Security spokesman Wu Heping said.

Meanwhile, European lawmakers in Brussels urged EU leaders Thursday to boycott the Olympics opening ceremony unless China holds talks with the Dalai Lama, while Beijing refused a request by the top United Nations human rights official Louise Arbour to visit Tibet.



Wild Thing's comment........

Hey Rogge, you people created this monstrosity

"It was "not the joyous party that we had wished it to be," Rogge said in Beijing."..

You should have thought of that BEFORE you decided to put the Olympics in CHINA.


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March 26, 2008

China Wants Troops To Guard Olympic Torch In Australia


85,000 miles of protest against the Murderers of Beijing! This photo above was taken in Greece on Monday.


CHINA has told Australia its army should oversee the local leg of the Olympic torch relay amid mounting security concerns.

adelaide now

Chinese officials have asked Australian Federal Police to hand over security to its own forces to ensure protests do not mar the relay when it lands in Australia next month.

The move – which has been rebuffed by the AFP – comes as Beijing reels from an embarrassing relay launch in Greece when human rights activists hijacked the event.

China has responded by radically cutting back its relay legs in cities where it expects more trouble, police sources told The Advertiser.

The U.S. city of San Francisco, with a large expatriate Chinese community and Paris – headquarters of Reporters Sans Frontieres, the group behind the Athens protests – have had their legs of the torch relay cut.

It is understood Beijing is concerned that protesters will turn the Australian leg of the relay in Canberra on April 24 into another public relations disaster.

"They're absolutely wetting their pants but the federal police have really rammed home to them that while the torch is in Canberra security is our responsibility," a Government source said yesterday.

The Canberra leg will parade a cavalcade of Australian Olympic stars including Ian Thorpe, Jodie Henry, Petria Thomas, Marjorie Jackson-Nelson and Ron Clarke.

It will pass through Federal Parliament and outside the Chinese Embassy in the Canberra suburb of Yarralumla.

The Australian Olympic Committee said yesterday there were no plans to cancel or limit the Canberra leg.

"The relay will definitely go ahead," said AOC spokesman Mike Tancred.

"We have explained to the Chinese Embassy people have a democratic right in Australia to stage demonstrations and people are free to demonstrate when the torch does arrive, but we would hope that demonstrations are peaceful and won't disrupt the relay in any way."

The security taskforce for the relay, formed 18 months ago, includes a Chinese Embassy official, the AFP, the AOC and ACT Government representatives.



Wild Thing's comment........

NO NO and NO! . Since when to ChiCom troops get to enforce their human rights violations on NON CHINESE SOIL???

That is so wrong in so many different levels!

#1 -- are they saying that the Australian security is incompetent and China's is not?

#2 -- and what exactly will you do to the protestors -- reeducate them like you are doing to the Tibetian monks and gun then down or beat them horribly with wood?

#3 -- You must think Australia is really dumb enough to allow Chinese armed forces to police public areas...

This whole thing is insane, the Olympic Committee was wrong in every way to let China have the Olympics in their country. The only thing they were thinking about was how much money would be in the briefcases passed under the table to them by the Chicoms if they gave them the olympics.

Can’t you just see it now? A torch runner surrounded by a squad of Chinese cops with helmets on and riot guns at port arms. Showing up with their tanks and the whole thing.

ChiComs are wanting to do this in Aussie land probably because of this:


Protests disrupt Olympic torch ceremony
CNN

OLYMPIA, Greece (CNN) -- Activists protesting China's crackdown in Tibet briefly disrupted the Olympic flame-lighting ceremony in Greece on Monday, calling for a boycott of the Summer Games in Beijing later this year.

Despite the brief disruption by protesters, the Olympic flame began a 130-day, 85,000-mile journey Monday slated to take it from ancient Olympia in Greece to Beijing, China, where the 2008 games are to begin in August.

Charging onto the field of an ancient Greek stadium in Olympia, three protesters unfurled a banner calling for the boycott.

Police said they detained the three French protesters -- members of the Paris-based media rights group Reporters Without Borders, who had evaded security to unfurl the black banner, which depicted the Olympic rings as handcuffs.

"If the flame is sacred then so are humans," the French group said in a written statement. "We cannot let the Chinese seize the Olympic flame, a symbol of piece, without denouncing the dramatic situation of human rights in the country."

Olympic officials said it was the first time the movement's flame-lighting ritual had been interrupted by protests at the birthplace of the games.

More protests followed, after the torch began its long trek. A Tibetan woman covered herself with red paint and lay on the ground, forcing the torchbearer to weave around her as other protesters shouted "Flame of shame."

Other protesters were detained by police for trying to stage a peaceful protest along the torch-relay route.

A pro-Tibet group said in a written statement that two of its members were "violently detained after unfurling banners and Tibetan flags on the road as the torch made its way through Olympia."

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November 22, 2007

China Flip Flops ~ NO Then Yes On Allowing U.S. Carrier Into Hong Kong



China to allow U.S. carrier into Hong Kong after all

BEIJING

(Reuters)

China refused permission for a U.S. aircraft carrier and accompanying vessels to visit Hong Kong for a long-planned Thanksgiving holiday visit -- and then changed its mind.

The USS Kitty Hawk group and its crew of 8,000 airmen and sailors had been expected in Hong Kong on Wednesday, but the U.S. State Department said the visit had been blocked by China.

Hundred of relatives of crew members of the Kitty Hawk had flown to Hong Kong to celebrate Thanksgiving. Hong Kong, especially its Wanchai bar district, has been a regular port of call for U.S. sailors on "R & R" (rest and recuperation) since the Vietnam War.

The Chinese move came as a surprise just weeks after a visit to China by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, which he said he hoped would lead to a long-term dialogue.

But the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday the carrier would be allowed to dock in the former British colony after all.

"We have decided to allow the Kitty Hawk to stay in Hong Kong during Thanksgiving," spokesman Liu Jianchao told a news conference.
"It is a decision based on humanitarian considerations only."

He did not say why the ships had been blocked in the first place, but there are issues that may have prompted Beijing's action including U.S. plans to sell Taiwan a $940 million upgrade to its missile system and last month's meeting between U.S. President George W. Bush and the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist leader who Beijing considers a traitor.

Last year a Chinese submarine surfaced uncomfortably close to the Kitty Hawk near the Japanese island of Okinawa, an incident that highlighted the potential for friction between the two powers.

Beijing's move coincided with "airspace controls" introduced on Wednesday which the Xinhua news agency said affected the air travel plans of 7,000 people in south and east China.

The controls had been ordered for "unspecified reasons."



Wild Thing's comment........

France learned that it isn’t good to tick off the American consumer and now it’s the chicom’s turn.

I may be wrong, but my understanding is that U.S. Navy port calls are scheduled months in advance, (nrmally before leaving the U.S.)so this was a snub of the U.S. Usually, there is a confirmation of the arrival of the Navy ship one to two weeks ahead of the port visit by the State Department so that the tugs, food delivery, fuel and water/electricity can be formalized and payments arranged. In Hong Kong the ships anchor in the harbor and require shuttle boats to be hired to transport the liberty party to the pier.


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November 14, 2007

U.S. Responds To China's Offensive Weapons Systems



US plans new space weapons against China

telegraph co.uk

The Pentagon is spending billions of dollars on new forms of space warfare to counter the growing
risk of missile attack from rogue states and the "satellite killer" capabilities of China.

Congress has allocated funds to develop futuristic weapons and intelligence systems that operate
beyond the Earth's atmosphere as America looks past Iraq and Afghanistan to the wars of the future.

The most ambitious project in a new $459 billion (£221.5 billion) defence spending Bill is the
Falcon, a reusable "hypersonic vehicle" that could fly at six times the speed of sound and deliver
12,000lb of bombs anywhere in the world within minutes.

The bombs' destructive power would be multiplied by the Earth's gravitational pull as they
travelled at up to 25 times the speed of sound towards their target.

The cost of the vehicle has not been revealed, but a spokesman for the Pentagon's Defence
Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) said a first test flight was scheduled for next year.

Loren Thompson, a leading defence analyst in Washington, said the focus of the project was attacking "time sensitive targets" in states such as North Korea and Iran, which have either developed nuclear weapons without international approval or are suspected of doing so.
"If we received intelligence that a strike was about to happen on South Korea, or on Israel, we would want to destroy that within minutes and not hours. But from most current US bases that is not feasible.
"With a hyper-sonic vehicle launching from the Middle East or Asia you could be over hostile territory within minutes," he said. "It's not just a question of can we destroy North Korean weapons, but can we get there quickly enough in the event of an imminent launch?"

Darpa is also developing a small unmanned launch vehicle that would provide "responsive and
affordable" access to space, for less than $5 million per launch. The first test flight was made in
March.

It would be capable of re-launching satellites that had been attacked, or acting as a fast-moving
replacement for a damaged satellite with intelligence sensors of its own that could identify enemy
installations.

In its 621-page report on the Defence Appropriations Bill, Congressmen from both
Republican and Democratic parties said: "Enhancing these capabilities is crucial, particularly
following the Chinese anti-satellite weapons demonstration last January."

In China's first successful test of an anti-satellite system, a ground-based missile fired
into space shattered a weather satellite in low earth orbit. The Pentagon has also given warning
that China is making greater efforts to hack into its defence computers.

Congress awarded $150 million for the Falcon project and its associated "prompt global strike" programme. A defence industry source said it was likely that hundreds of millions more were being spent on space warfare "away from the public view".
The "global strike" platform would give America the "forward presence" it requires around the world without the need for bases outside the US.

Attempts to base missile defence shields in Poland and Czechoslovakia have provoked a fierce
row with Russia, while Uzbekistan, which neighbours Afghanistan, evicted the US from an
air base two years ago.

FALCON HYPERSONIC CRUISE VEHICLE

Max speed: Mach 6 (4,614mph)
Payload: 12,000lbs including cruise missles, 1,000lbs penetrator munitions and independent 'kill gliders'
CRUISING ALTITUDES
Satellites: 370 miles
Space shuttle: 230 miles
Falcon: 28 miles
Concorde: 12 miles
Airliners: 6 miles



Wild Thing's comment........

So much for Bill Clinton selling China the ability to put weapons in orbit. The title of this article
sure makes it sound like the U.S. is the aggressor. "US plans new space weapons
against China".
We’ve gotten ourselves into a real mess with China thanks to the Clinton's
especially, and it’s going to get a lot worse from here on out. imo

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July 30, 2007

Chinese Helicopter Unit Flies to Russia For Military Drill



Chinese helicopter unit flies to Russia for military drill
ynet

A Chinese helicopter unit flew to Russia on Sunday to take part in a six-nation Central Asian anti-terrorism drill, a government news agency reported.

The 16 helicopters took off from a base in the Xinjiang region of China's northwest on a 2,700-kilometer (1,700-mile) flight, the Xinhua News Agency reported. The Aug. 9-17 drill is being held by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, created by Moscow and Beijing to counter U.S. Influence in resource-rich Central Asia.


Wild Thing's comment........

You know things happening like this make me very uncomfortable. Two countries that truly are not our buddies, two counties that I would not want in my foxhole.

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June 16, 2007

China Arming Terrorists



Inside the Ring
China Arming Terrorists
Washington Times .....for complete article

New intelligence reveals China is covertly supplying large quantities of small arms and weapons to insurgents in Iraq and the Taliban militia in Afghanistan, through Iran.

U.S. government appeals to China to check some of the arms shipments in advance were met with stonewalling by Beijing, which insisted it knew nothing about the shipments and asked for additional intelligence on the transfers. The ploy has been used in the past by China to hide its arms-proliferation activities from the United States, according to U.S. officials with access to the intelligence reports.

Some arms were sent by aircraft directly from Chinese factories to Afghanistan and included large-caliber sniper rifles, millions of rounds of ammunition, rocket-propelled grenades and components for roadside bombs, as well as other small arms.

The Washington Times reported June 5 that Chinese-made HN-5 anti-aircraft missiles were being used by the Taliban.

According to the officials, the Iranians, in buying the arms, asked Chinese state-run suppliers to expedite the transfers and to remove serial numbers to prevent tracing their origin. China, for its part, offered to transport the weapons in order to prevent the weapons from being interdicted.

The weapons were described as "late-model" arms that have not been seen in the field before and were not left over from Saddam Hussein's rule in Iraq.

U.S. Army specialists suspect the weapons were transferred within the past three months.

The Bush administration has been trying to hide or downplay the intelligence reports to protect its pro-business policies toward China, and to continue to claim that China is helping the United States in the war on terrorism.

John Tkacik, a former State Department official now with the Heritage Foundation, said the Chinese arms influx "continues 10 years of willful blindness in both Republican and Democrat administrations to China's contribution to severe instability in the Middle East and South Asia."
Mr. Tkacik said the administration should be candid with the American people about China's arms shipments, including Beijing's provision of man-portable air-defense missiles through Iran and Syria to warring factions in Lebanon and Gaza.


Wild Thing's comment...........

Notice that Iran's strongest allies are all Communist dictatorships (Russia, Venezuela, North Korea). And to think, Komrade Herr Klintoon traded them military technology for campaign funds. And the Bushies apologized to China after they shot down our plane. Shouldn’t it be vice versa? (And we never got the plane back, either.) And they have allowed Chinese military officials to board U.S. naval ships.

They have nuclear warheads pointed at the West Coast.

Now they’re trying to poison us with knockoff toothpaste.

Red China is our enemy, and their support for terrroists, while not at all surprising, is just one more reason we should keep their corrupt goods out of our country.

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September 13, 2006

China Looks to the Middle East



China Looks to the Middle East--Beijing's evolving bid to become a superpower
Frontpage

In late July, Qiushi, a state-controlled publication and recognized mouthpiece of the ruling Chinese communist party, released an essay stating that China should strengthen its military to safeguard against “instability and threats to national security.”

More important for China’s neighbors, the essay said, “At present, the political and military environment on China’s periphery is quite complex, and unpredictable factors are clearly rising.”

The Pentagon’s most recent Quadrennial Defense Review, a military forecast delivered to Congress, confirmed Beijing’s change in thinking, saying....

“China’s military modernization has taken on an “extra-regional” capability, which will allow Beijing to project military power far beyond its immediate perimeter.”

As China’s needs have evolved, so too has its foreign policy. Although still critical to Beijing, the country’s foreign policy is no longer based entirely on Taiwan reunification. Rather, Beijing’s foreign policy has become more complex and increasingly global in nature, driven primarily by the country’s insatiable need for energy to fuel its economic and military expansion.

With a 2.3 million-man standing army, the world’s largest, and a defense budget estimated to be US $90 billion by most Pentagon experts, China is rapidly positioning itself to address not only the unresolved issue of Taiwan, but also energy security issues located far beyond its borders in the Middle East. Today, 58% of China's oil imports come from the Middle East region. By 2015, that figure will stand at 70%.

A recent report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that by 2030, Chinese oil imports will equal imports by the U.S. Unless dramatic changes are made by Beijing in the areas of conservation, energy exploration and hybrid technologies, China’s future will rest beneath the sands of the Middle East.

Beijing recently increased its presence in energy-rich Iran, where a joint agreement was announced in July to develop the Khustan province, home to 90 percent of Iran’s strategic oil reserves and a border province with Iraq. In early August, Tehran announced a US$2.7 billion oil refinery deal with China’s state-controlled Sinopec that will help the Tehran regime expand its rationed gasoline supply. China has also increased its energy and defense relations with U.S. allies Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt.

Make no mistake; Chinese President Hu Jintao and the country’s communist leadership would like nothing more than to divest themselves entirely from Middle East energy and the uncomfortable dependence it creates. But like the US and its Western allies, Beijing remains heavily dependent on Middle East oil for its survival.

To address the issue of Middle East energy dependence, Beijing has agreed to cooperate with countries in Africa, North America and South America regarding production, exploration and pipeline projects. But in many cases, hopes for a quick remedy have been dashed, with state-owned energy conglomerates meeting organized resistance from local populations who view China as an energy “exploiter,” not energy “explorer.”

Indeed, the likelihood of a U.S.-China confrontation in the Middle East over energy is increasing. To meet this challenge, the Bush administration should broaden the ongoing “China threat” discussion to include more than just Taiwan. Previous statements by U.S. national security experts dismissing China as merely a “regional threat unable to project power beyond Asia,” are shortsighted.

In addition, the belief that economic empowerment alone will eventually force Beijing to embrace democratization, thus eliminating the growing China threat, is based on wishful thinking, not fact. Ironically, economic empowerment has had the opposite effect, giving Beijing a means to project economic, political and military influence well beyond Asia.

While recent U.S. naval exercises to improve rapid response capabilities in the Pacific are prudent at this time, they should be made in conjunction with an upgrade of Middle East military forces. Of course, selling this idea to the American public and Congress will be no easy task.

The development of a bifurcated China threat strategy focusing not only on the Pacific, but also on other areas such as the Middle East will require a revolution in U.S. foreign policy. Under such a scenario, China would be identified not only as a regional threat, but a global threat as well.

The Bush administration needs to revise its “Taiwan-centric” foreign policy strategy and identify other emerging threats to U.S. national security, namely, China’s increasing presence and influence in the volatile Middle East.

An emerging China presents profound challenges for the world. It is Washington’s responsibility to recognize this changing environment and prepare, otherwise, the result could be catastrophic for future generations of Americans.


Wild Thing's comment.....

During Clinton's reign of terror as President, he did everything he could to help China become a superpower. We can never forget that, I know I won't.
China needs to be watching like a hawk!

And there was always this from a past article in 2003:

Newly declassified documents show that President Bill Clinton personally approved the transfer to China of advanced space technology that can be used for nuclear combat. The documents show that in 1996 Clinton approved the export of radiation hardened chip sets to China.

U.S. intelligence sources stated that the newly released documents illustrate the extent to which the Clinton White House placed trade – and trade with China specifically – above national security.

"In all likelihood we will be glowing in the dark before we discover the true extent of the Clinton decade of betrayal," stated Rick Fisher, Asian Security Fellow at the Center for Security Policy.



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