Control of Micronesia was key to swift Japanese victories on Guam, the Philippines, Wake Island, Kiribati, New Guinea, and Nauru. During the war, much of the Japanese fleet was based in Truk Lagoon. Four years and one hundred thousand American lives later, the U.S. declared no nation would ever again enjoy such a strategic foothold in the Pacific. Yet we are watching the expansionist Chinese making incursions in that area, and the United States is doing little to maintain its foothold in this strategic location.
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What if you were to learn that a massive Saudi Arabia sized supply of oil was available just 500 miles north of our border? What if this supply of oil was controlled by an ally of the United States who wanted to develop it and ship it south? What if this supply of oil did not require any off-shore drilling? Wouldn’t it make sense to allow that oil to reach the U.S. market rather than having it drilled and transported to China instead?
China may be preparing to cut its foreign exchange reserves by about two-thirds, down to about $1 trillion from its current $3.04 trillion level, according to Chinese news service Xinhua. China currently holds about $1.154 trillion of U.S. treasuries — the debt securities that constitute U.S. debt. Dumping those treasuries would have severe consequences, mostly for the American people.
In America today millions are rising up and saying, we will not have a nation drowning in debt and limited in power! In the face of these assaults on who we are and what we can do the American people refuse to give up! In the face of the best government money can buy taxing us to penury and spending us to poverty the American people continue to produce, to work, and to hope.
Do you suppose there can be any stopping the wimpification of our society, or have we gone too far to be able to return to the days of sanity, common sense and skin of a decent thickness? Part of what I’m talking about is this obsessive compulsion of people, mostly on the Left, to demand an America that offends no one, except Christians and Tea Party patriots, of course. This Wimpification has as its goal the obliteration of freedom of speech and free expression.
To watch our President bow, to see the communist flag flying at the White House it’s easy to believe China has assumed its place as the Middle Kingdom: the land between heaven and earth where Red Emperors sit on Dragon Thrones doling out cash to rescue the poor barbarians who can’t seem to balance their books. When will our increasingly imperious banker call the note? Perhaps only Hu knows Wen.
Communist China has a virtual monopoly on mining rare earth metals that are used not only in the manufacture of cell phones and DVD players, but vital U.S. defense systems such as smart bombs, silent helicopter blades, night vision, missiles, and tank guns. So, how could China, an adversary, gain so much control over such a strategically critical industry? Call it the green treason.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is in some (more) hot water for calling the Chinese dictator a “dictator.” Did Reid slip up and tell the truth about our debt-managing Chinese masters? Doesn’t he know that after all the loads of cash liberals have borrowed from our communist enemies in China, they really should treat them better than Reid is?
The Fed’s intervention into the treasuries market certainly makes U.S. debt less attractive, raising the specter that the Chinese and others will dump their holdings. When countries don’t want to buy the dollar, it is a short step to them choosing to dump the dollar. That sparks a dollar run. And only way to prevent it is to act immediately to balance the budget and restore international trust in the full faith and credit of the United States.
I have read theories about the Chinese or North Koreans firing a shot across the bow just to let us know that our major cities are within range and vulnerable. Or, it was just some bungling ballistic missile crew aboard a naval vessel that got bored and lit off a missile just for kicks. Come on, this is silly. Let’s have the names of the airliner crew and the flight number and we can get on with more important things and quit our paranoia.
The scene is Beijing, China in 2030. Why do great nations fall? The ancient Greeks…the Roman Empire…the British Empire…and the United States of America. They all make the same mistakes, turning their backs on the principles that made them great. Of course, we owned most of the American’s debt…so now they work for us.
If history doesn’t help us in the world today it’s useless. We might as well study tea leaves if we can’t learn from the past to live in the present and shape the future. If we don’t learn the lessons of history, one day we’ll wake up to hear a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen, Babylon the great is fallen!”
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Some people are mentally unwilling or unable to accept the evidence that communist China is a belligerent nation that the U.S. will have to contend with sooner or later. Yet the signs are unmistakable, from the general Marxist hostility, to over acts of aggression against the U.S., to growing statements of animosity from China to the United States.
Apparently it isn’t only patriotic, freedom-loving Americans who realize that if this unconstitutional government health care plan is allowed to be implemented, it will be a devastating blow to America. Many around the world see this as a sign that America is on the decline…with some of them hungry to replace us as king of the hill.
The Chinese government continues its communist-style oppression of its own people. One prominent uman rights attorney remains missing after more than 130 days. Yet America continued to allow communist China to flood our nation with goods from this oppressive regime.
It’s been 20 years since the spark of freedom was quashed in Tiananmen Square in China. In that time, the Chinese government has continued to oppress it’s own people, and America has moved frighteningly closer to embracing the same devastating philosophy behind that oppression in China.
Reprinted by permission of the Christian Post By Ethan Cole Christian Post Reporter Tue, Jun. 02 2009 09:36 PM EDT As the 20th anniversary of the infamous Tiananmen Square massacre approaches, Chinese Christian leaders in America – many of whom were directly involved in the pro-democracy protest – are heading to Washington, D.C., to pray [...]
Reprinted by permission of the Christian Post By Ethan Cole Christian Post Reporter Sun, Apr. 05 2009 09:38 AM EDT Eight human rights groups in China have issued an unprecedented open letter challenging the Chinese government to account for its rights violations against Chinese citizens. Police in mainland China, the groups wrote in the letter [...]
Reprinted by permission of the Christian Post By Ethan Cole Christian Post Reporter Fri, Mar. 13 2009 05:00 PM EDT After coming under a barrage of criticism for seeming to downplay human rights in U.S.-China relations, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reaffirmed the Obama administration’s commitment to promoting human rights after a meeting with a [...]
Reprinted by permission of the Christian Post By Ethan Cole Christian Post Reporter Wed, Feb. 25 2009 03:45 PM EST Several U.S. Congressmen expressed “dismay” this week over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statement that human rights would not be a top priority for the United States in its dealings with China. U.S. Congressman Frank R. [...]
Reprinted by permission of the Christian Post By Ethan Cole Christian Post Reporter Thu, Feb. 26 2009 11:15 AM EST In stark contrast to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s softer remarks on China’s human rights, the U.S. State Department report on Wednesday had sharp criticism for the eastern superpower over rights violations ranging from religious [...]