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Dangerous times ................

More muscle, with eye on China

By Bill Gertz

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

April 20, 2006

The Pentagon is engaged in an extensive buildup of military forces in Asia as part of a covert strategy to strengthen and position U.S. and allied forces to deter -- or defeat -- China.

The buildup includes changes in deployments of aircraft-carrier battle groups, the conversion of nuclear-missile submarines and the regular dispatch of bombers to areas close to targets in China, according to senior Bush administration officials and a three-month investigation by The Washington Times....cont

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Won't everyone cheer when the biggest bullies on the block go bust!

No, because by that stage they will have militarised the rest of the world. The party will go on.

They need to be stopped soon.

Find it almost funny the US gvmt complaining of concerns of China military buildup - the military budget rising by 15% to what was it - $35Bn or so... while the US sit pretty on a military budget well in excess of $400Bn - or 3/4s of the ENTIRE WORLDS military budget...

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Kind of difficult to have a war with a country that produces most of your products. I doubt that America could even build planes and missiles without Chinese help (most chips probably pass through China at least once these days).

And that's before considering that the entire US military budget (and more) is funded by government borrowing, much of it from Asia.

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Here is the comparative Purchasing Power Parity or PPP of most nations in the world.

I think it will be more of a hot and cold war, with massively lucrative deals one day and cold stand offs the next.

There will be huge swathes of money directed into espionage and encryption.

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It'll also be a fuel war.

But the funny thing is, Chinese use of oil is largely funded by Americans buying cheap tat on credit.

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Here is the comparative Purchasing Power Parity or PPP of most nations in the world.

I think it will be more of a hot and cold war, with massively lucrative deals one day and cold stand offs the next.

There will be huge swathes of money directed into espionage and encryption.

Forgot the link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)

doh!

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Yes America should go down the pan but it’s using all it weapons and dirty tactics to prolong the inevitable and whilst the American people will soon be poor you can bet Bush and Co will continue the make money out of it all.

China and Russia are the reason Iran and others have not been attacked, North Korea has nukes but Bush dare not touch them and the same could well go with Iran too.

Keep bullying people and they will gang up on you and fight back given a chance

Are you guys enjoying the new world order

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Nothing new here. Its a dog eat dog world out there. Kill or be killed has been the modus operendi of mankind since the beginning. Many have tried world domination by force of arms but few have succeeded like the British and our colonial offspring. The Moslem World has tried it a few times but were met with the El Cids and Charlemaigns (sp?) along the way. The Japs thought they would have a go at the same time Germany but that went all pearshaped when the US, our former colony, decided to get involved with it all.

So where are we today that's any different? The new top dog is the former British Colony in the Western Hemisphere and the stand off is against the enemies from old that still rule the Middle East. China is a new kid on the block and has been keeping itself to itlself for the last 4000 year or so despite being invaded by Japan and the Mongolians at various stages of its history.

As the wisest man in the world said: there is nothing new under the sun.

We choose who we want to have as our protector: The former British Colony of North America, the Mullahs or perhaps the emerging super power from the East. The world is not neutral, never has been , never will be. Reality is that man is atavistic by nature and resorts to war on a constant and ongoing basis. Unless you are Swiss of course.

Yes America should go down the pan but it’s using all it weapons and dirty tactics to prolong the inevitable and whilst the American people will soon be poor you can bet Bush and Co will continue the make money out of it all.

China and Russia are the reason Iran and others have not been attacked, North Korea has nukes but Bush dare not touch them and the same could well go with Iran too.

Keep bullying people and they will gang up on you and fight back given a chance

Are you guys enjoying the new world order

More so than the order envisaged by Korea, Iran or Russia. Perhaps rule by China would be okay if Tinamen Square is anything to go by.....not.

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how about the emergent super power of the EU? I fear that the US will do almost anything to keep us apart and ineffective.

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The world is not neutral, never has been , never will be. Reality is that man is atavistic by nature and resorts to war on a constant and ongoing basis. Unless you are Swiss of course.

have you ever given a thought to the swiss neutrality being a little "convenient"?

......maybe they are covertly pulling the strings........the ananymous bank accounts,the location for world economic forum etc etc.

gangsta's hire hitmen to do their dirty work....so are the US the hired help??...is debt the weapon of choice to coerce such nations into nasty deeds?

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We choose who we want to have as our protector: The former British Colony of North America, the Mullahs or perhaps the emerging super power from the East. The world is not neutral, never has been , never will be. Reality is that man is atavistic by nature and resorts to war on a constant and ongoing basis. Unless you are Swiss of course.

The major Swiss export was soldiers for centuries. Where do you think the Vatican's Swiss Guard comes from? Even now I believe national service and subsequent membership of the reserve forces for quite a few years is compulsory for Swiss men.

Switzerland has managed to stay neutral by being more useful neutral than conquered PLUS making sure potential invaders knew they would pay a high price.

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how about the emergent super power of the EU? I fear that the US will do almost anything to keep us apart and ineffective.

Gaprom (*? think thats who they are) have said they want to buy up centrica and if they're stopped then they'll sell fuel to china.

There is no super power without fuel to back it.

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how about the emergent super power of the EU? I fear that the US will do almost anything to keep us apart and ineffective.

France is far more effective at that, having wrecked NATO, the UN and the EU (not to mention its own economy) all within the last few years.

Edited to add: I forgot to mention the Doha round of trade talks and therefore the GATT, also about to be wrecked by France for no good purpose, not even its own.

Edited by BoredTrainBuilder

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how about the emergent super power of the EU? I fear that the US will do almost anything to keep us apart and ineffective.

LOL. That's probably the easiest job in the world!

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And that's before considering that the entire US military budget (and more) is funded by government borrowing, much of it from Asia.

But the funny thing is, Chinese use of oil is largely funded by Americans buying cheap tat on credit.

So this time around it won't be MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) but MAB (Mutually Assured Bankruptcy).

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