So often these days, I have to wonder if the people running the United States have a collective death wish.
China has been a communist country for 60 years. Not only is Marxist philosophy at odds with the American way of life, Marxism is hostile toward every other way of life than its own. China has demonstrated the usual Marxist disregard for human life in the killing of 80 million of their own people who disagreed with the Marxist way of life, including those killed in the Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989.
Communist China has also opposed the efforts of the United States to help maintain freedom in Korea and Vietnam, and would love to smash our ally Taiwan. One of their fighters collided with one of our recon planes in 2001, and after the crew was forced to make an emergency landing in China, they held our crew captive for nearly two weeks before releasing them…but not our aircraft until they had chopped it up specifically to insult us.
Despite decades of belligerence from China, our government has awarded them favored trade status, allowing billions of dollars of cheap (and sometimes hazardous) Chinese goods to flood U.S. markets. While we should not be trading with an oppressive, belligerent nation on principle alone, our trade dollars go back to China to fund the military buildup of this communist nation that sooner or later our armed forces will face on the battlefield. In short, we are paying for the weapons that will one day be used against us.
As if that weren’t enough, President Obama, carrying through on his campaign promise to gut our military, decided last year to end production of the world’s most advanced fighter, the F-22 Raptor. This fighter is nothing short of amazing in its capabilities, putting the United States many years ahead of any other nation. As any student of modern warfare knows, the ability to achieve and maintain air superiority is critical not only to winning wars, but in keeping American casualties on the ground to a minimum.
While China continues to suck in American trade dollars and holds the strings to massive American debt, they continue their massive military buildup. In addition to a huge army, they are developing modern weapons to directly challenge American military might in the region.
Last year it was announced that the Chinese had developed a “Kill Weapon” to hit our aircraft carriers hard. Recently we have also heard that, even as President Obama brings our F-22 program to a close, the Chinese expect to have a fighter capable of challenging it by 2018; while liberals bury their heads in the sand, our enemy never sleeps.
Today CNBC’s Erin Burnett interviewed Retired Army Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis, a senior strategist for the Pentagon, about Chinese plans to spend $200 billion on their military. They are aiming for a navy nearly as big as ours, complete with submarines and aircraft carriers–the ability to project power strongly and stealthily across the globe.
In addition to the video below, the Business and Media Institute quotes Maginnis:
“Erin, when you translate it to tangible evidence on the ground, things just don’t make sense,” Maginnis said. “You know, 260 ships – we have 286. And they’re ramping up their production of submarines. As I mentioned a moment ago, they have four aircraft carriers they’ve purchased from Australia and the former Soviet Union which they’re refitting. They even intend to build their own aircraft carriers and right now, they’re training pilots for those aircraft carriers. This is not a defensive navy. This is an aggressive overseas navy. In fact, they recently changed their strategy which is called “the far-sea strategy.” In other words, it’s a global strategy.”
As China pushes ahead with their military, it could be interpreted to be “imperialistic,” he added.
“Well, they are certainly very aggressive in the marketplace, and because they are aggressive on the marketplace, they want to have the capability to defend their interests across the globe,” Maginnis said. “So how else do you come to the conclusion that they are, I think, somewhat imperialistic.”
While we waste our present and our future on bloated, wasteful “stimulus” bills and unconstitutional health care bills, our enemies are gearing up to hit us hard in a few short years to come.
The American people must regain control of our government from these socialists who are hostile to our security and our very way of life. If we do not succeed this year, we may not get another chance to steer the ship of America clear of the rocks. Thanks to these derelict leaders, we are already perilously close.