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I don’t know about you, but I have found the build-up of China’s military to be quite alarming. To
further my fears a U.S. Admiral in command of the U.S.S. George Washington strike group in the Pacific admitted to A.P. that he too finds China’s recent purchases of military hardware very questionable too. In the article to A.P. Admiral Donegan stated concerns in China’s use of such a military. The Admiral also did not rule out the possibility that China may be requiring an aircraft carrier. Although his main concern right now is the anti-weapons systems that China is now acquiring. These systems include missiles and submarines that may pose a serious risk to our armed forces in the region.
With China becoming a growing economic power it should not be a surprise that they would pursue an interest in increasing the power in the region. Annually, it has been reported by the experts in the A.P. that China has been spending 10 percent of the country’s wealth for the past 2 decades for their military. Officials figure that China spends about $71 billion a year on their armed forces, but some experts believe that they spend a lot more than that.
This surely is not a time for the United States to turn a blind eye to what China is doing. We should not be engaged in a process of disarming our own military or our nuclear deterrent capabilities, but instead growing our military might. Must I remind you that a strong communist threat like China in the region would most likely pose a serious threat to freedom and democracy in the Asia/Pacific region and our own country. Some people say that our hands are tied due to all the financial help that we have received from the Chinese. That should not stop us. My fellow Americans if that is the case then we are already doomed, however, I for one do not believe that. We can still stop this; by lowering or getting rid of our capital gains and corporate taxes, stopping our over spending in Washington and at home, and make it more acceptable for companies to stop sending American manufacturing jobs overseas. Our food, household produces, electronics, and military weapons should be produced mainly in the U.S., not in another country. I am not trying to say that we should become an isolationist country, but we should be producing a lot more for ourselves. A person or country who depends on others to supply them with everything they need is weak and helpless. I for one do not consider myself nor my country helpless.
Here we go again, another enemy of the U.S. getting support from Russia to develop nuclear power. Except this time the country is much closer to our shores. Venezuela’s dictator, Hugo Chavez, said the other day that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin agreed to help Venezuela’s nuclear energy program during a meeting in Moscow last week. Of coarse Chavez stated that their goal of nuclear power is just for peaceful purposes and not to build a bomb. Isn’t that what both North Korea and Iran said? With North Korea threatening a third nuclear explosion test and Iran having enough low-enriched uranium to produce one nuclear weapon, stated by a senior U.S. diplomat in The Washington Post, one could only wonder what would happen if Chavez could get his hands on that same kind of material. What would he do with it? He claims that it would be for peace energy purposes, but with his hatred for the U.S. and its’ allies in South America one could only assume that he would use such power to inflict his will on all the countries around the region.
Also, what in the world is Russia up to? For the past eight years Russia has done a lot of supporting most of the U.S.’s enemies around the world. Supplying them with weapons that could help them in defending their countries against American attack or voting against U.S. led UN sanctions in the Security Counsel against countries like Iran. Not to mention Russia patrolling with nuclear-powered attack subs off our eastern seaboard. Why do they need to do that, if we are supposed to have a good diplomatic relationship? Do they want to go back to the way things were during the Cold War? Or are they planning something more sinister? One can only wonder.
One thing that has been far out of the mainstream media and thus the public eye has been the questionable activity by Russia. I am not a conspiracy theorist, but the evidence is just astounding. I am just wondering why all the sudden recent strange events linked to Russia and the unconvincing stories told to explain the events.
First earlier this year there were Russian Bombers patrolling the coastlines of several South American countries and even in Europe where they were chased away. Then there were the reports of Russian subs off of the United States of America’s east coast, and soon after that those submarines were patrolling the east coast of Canada (see my previous posts regarding Russia). Next came the disappearance of the cargo ship Arctic Sea. This was very strange as well, to have all the technology and crew of a normal cargo ship and just disappear for two weeks. Then the cover story is that they were taken over by pirates in an area that has not seen pirate activity since the 1700’s. There is definitely something “off” if you ask me. It just doesn’t all fit together the way it has been explained thus far. In my mind, the pieces fit together in a quite different way than has been reported. But you can be the judge, here is one of the most information packed articles on the most current events involving Russia that I have found.