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Friday, June 06, 2014

China Overtaking America

The media sent shock waves through the U.S. business community recently when they announced that China will overtake the United States as the “world’s leading economic power this year.” That’s a title we’ve held since we passed up England back in 1872. The previous date for this anticipated event was 2019. The grim announcement was based on figures compiled by the International Comparison Program, hosted by the World Bank. The awesome part of this fact however, is that the Chinese are spending this money to build it’s growing military arsenal. While Obama has presided over hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts to our military, Communist China has been building its dramatic new strategic military capabilities in every field of modern warfare. And it’s all been paid for with U.S. money that has flowed to China through the racket mislabeled “free trade.”

One of the world’s best national-security analysts, Bill Gertz, reported that the 2014 U.S. Quadrennial Defense Review includes a warning on page 80 of an 88-page document from Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey that the risk of a conflict in Asia is dangerously increasing. The worst part of that prediction is that he says our coming conflict with China will probably be waged on United States territory because distance and the Pacific Ocean will no longer protect us against China’s new weapons. Communist China is working hard to develop new niche weapons systems designed to attack us in space and in the so-called “cyber domain.”

We face a new power relationship: a weakening American military versus a rising Communist Chinese power, and that has “dire implications for global peace and stability.” This isn’t any accident; Obama has made clear that his goal from the get-go has been to spread around world power internationally just as he told Joe the Plumber that he wanted to spread around our wealth. The notion that China is not a threat is a common propaganda theme based on ancient Chinese strategic teachings. One of their people called Tai Kung taught: convince your enemy that you post no threat and thereby lull him into complacency before advancing for the kill. The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Martin Dempsey recently said that the risk of a conflict in Asia is dangerously increasing. And remember, China’s doing it all on U.S. money.

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