by John Vodila
While most Americans are watching football, drinking beer, playing golf, polishing their car and worrying about who’s going to be the next American idol, we are being infiltrated and surrounded by foreign threats of all kinds.
With everyone’s attention on phoney threats like Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq, little have any idea that the sleeping dragon has awakened and is to close for comfort.
I am talking about China.
With China 50 miles off Florida, parnters with Cuba in an oil drilling project to the south east, a 100 years of migration to the north in Canada. China and Mexico started doplomatic relationships back in 1972 and the recent news of China and Mexico are partners not competitors to the south. I think we better start thinking about what and where the real threat is coming from.
The trade figures for 2005 show that the US deficit has soared to reach more than US$725 billion (HK$5.65 trillion), thanks to rising oil prices and the growing influx of imports from China. The deficit with China alone was US$202 billion. US imports are almost 60 percent larger than exports and the trade deficit is 5.8 percent of US national income.
New estimates of the budget deficit showed the government also going deeper into debt, thanks to the costs of the war in Iraq. The budget deficit is already over $400 billion.
The deficit with China has led to calls from Washington for Beijing to be forced to revalue the yuan, and if it does not, then the United States should impose a tax of up to 25 percent on Chinese goods. US congressmen are blaming everyone except Americans themselves.
But what makes the US debt more dangerous is not that the sums are growing faster than the world has ever seen. At the federal level, US debt has already reached $8.2 trillion. That’s $27,000 for each American.
China has been buying up US dept. They buy bonds issued by the treasury just like everyone else. These bonds are held against the total US debt, China is the second largest holder of US debt.
And this year China oil company officials arrived in Baghdad to revive contracts for developing the Ahdab oil field in south central Iraq, China is poised to sign the first major contract. ( Think about that after all we have lost in Iraq )
China has also been building their military up (astronomically) with their successful KE ASAT (anti-satellite) weapon that blasted an orbiting satellite out of space early this year,they are aggressively building up their military forces so they have the capability to launch “pre-emptive” strikes. The Pentagon reported this year that China is building an expanded military for use far beond its region.
China had 2.5 million serving in their military in 2003 when the cuts started. In 1987 it had about 4.2 million, the only number I have been able to come up with for 2007 is 2.3 million, but who knows.
Among the weapons of greatest concern to the United States is the mobile, land-based DF-31A intercontinental ballistic missile which could reach anywhere in America, and five Jin-class submarines, equipped to carry missiles with a 5,000-mile range.
Robert Gates, the Pentagon chief, said the report was a sober assessment of China’s weapons systems and intentions. “It paints a picture of a country that is devoting substantial resources to the military and developing very sophisticated capabilities.
Russia and China on tuesday signed 5 major documents on energy agreements and a fast neutron experimental reactor.
This is serious… in the mean time our rulers here in the USA are concentrating on the NAU, NAFTA super highway, building a police state, enriching private contractors, oil companies, Halliburton, KBR, Black Water and pharmacutical companies.
Our country is in peril and I wish people would wake up and realize it before it’s to late, we need people that have a clue to be in our government and if you trust those that are, you haven’t been paying attention or just don’t care enough to do some research and find facts and the truth.
America has been on the offense for to long and it is destroying our country. We have to get away from following the Communist Manifesto and start following our Constitution!
I think it is about time to start putting the defense back into the Defense dept!