A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Peak China
American Thinker, by David Archibald

Original Article

Posted By:HedgehogInOz, 8/8/2014 11:42:15 PM

China has become wealthier in the last couple of decades but unfortunately is using some of that new wealth for military adventures against its neighbours. The neighbours aren’t happy. Over 60 percent of the people in countries bordering the South China Sea fear Chinese aggression and expect imminent war. If China keeps growing their economy that will only make them more capable militarily and more aggressive. [SNIP] That is why we can be forgiven for anticipatory schadenfreude as these nasty and aggressive countries overreach and become undone.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 8/9/2014 12:56:07 AM     (No. 9958783)

Based upon our experience in Europe over the past 100 years, we tend to look for nations with strong economies to become militarily aggressive. Germany and Russia come to mind. Russia is indeed a nation with a history of aggression--"the prison house of nations".

China, on the other hand has a several thousand year history of not being aggressive. China withstood the Mongols by absorbing them. Their major civil engineering work is the Great Wall, which is long enough to reach from New York to Los Angeles. A nation builds a wall to keep the neighbors out, not as a stepping stone for further conquest.

Any wars that China may have on its horizon would be wholly irredentist in nature. They simply want to get back what they consider to be rightfully theirs. Thus, Taiwan, Okinawa, Tibet, the Sprately Islands, parts of Mongolia, and so forth. The goal is not some new Chinese empire, but rather a resumption and continuation of their 5,000 year history.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/9/2014 2:21:37 AM     (No. 9958806)

Simply geting back what they think is rightfully theirs, #1? Makes them sound so reasonable.

What they think is rightfully theirs is beginning to look like much of the rest of Asia including just this year pretty much the entire South China Sea, whereas other folks, such as the Phillipines and the maps had not been aware of that previously; and dittos for the East China Sea vis-a-vis Japan and South Korea. And then there was the incident in 2013 involving the USS Cowpens and the "dangerous ship maneuvers" in 2009 involving the USNS Impeccable, USNS Victorious, and USS John S. McCain III. Not to mention all sort of intimidating missile system testing and advances.

They haven´t had to be "aggressive" with countries they somehow thought were rightfully theirs - such as the sovereign state of Tibet - they just sort of mowed it down, destroyed all but 12 of its over 6,000 monasteries and over 1.2 million Tibetans died as a direct result of the Chinese invasion. Many of the monasteries were used as target practice by the non-aggressive Chinese military. And I quote here from an official website, "A thousand years´ worth of priceless Buddhist literature, religious paintings and artifacts were either destroyed or have fetched millions of dollars on the international market in an effort by the [non-aggressive] Chinese to raise foreign currency and to wipe out Tibet´s rich heritage."

Thank goodness some conservatives still have their eye our nonaggressive friends the People´s Republic. Because a surprising number of people seem to be seduced or lulled by their apparent successes and strength.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: The Advocate, 8/9/2014 3:37:21 AM     (No. 9958821)

Chinese company just paid 1.2 Billion for old May Robinson site in Beverly Hills.
They want to build a mixed use development.
Also, they want to invest in movie industry according to Beverly Hills Courier.
Chinese are buying up residential properties in LA! NYC etc for their children when they attend college- 18 years from now.
Long term planning.
Military isn´t the only way to conquer- how about the Obama debt?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 796216




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "HedgehogInOz"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "HedgehogInOz"



Peak China
American Thinker, by David Archibald    Original Article
Posted By: HedgehogInOz- 8/8/2014 11:42:15 PM     Post Reply
China has become wealthier in the last couple of decades but unfortunately is using some of that new wealth for military adventures against its neighbours. The neighbours aren’t happy. Over 60 percent of the people in countries bordering the South China Sea fear Chinese aggression and expect imminent war. If China keeps growing their economy that will only make them more capable militarily and more aggressive. [SNIP] That is why we can be forgiven for anticipatory schadenfreude as these nasty and aggressive countries overreach and become undone.

Starvation and the Middle East
American Thinker, by David Archibald    Original Article
Posted By: HedgehogInOz- 7/4/2014 10:44:26 AM     Post Reply
A lot of the folktales we were told as children involved starving peasant children begging for scraps of bread. [SNIP] It is a region that is troubling the world needlessly when you consider the big picture. The Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region has 500 million Arabs, Persians, North Africans and others living in an area with an agricultural system that can support half that number. The region as a whole has a population doubling time of 34 years. While they are being fed, they breed. All that does is increase the number of people who ultimately will be dying of



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Kerry: U.S. not at war with ISIS
54 replie(s)
CNN, by Elise Labott, Laura Smith-Spark*    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/11/2014 6:02:43 PM     Post Reply
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday would not say the United States is at war with ISIS, telling CNN in an interview that the administration´s strategy includes "many different things that one doesn´t think of normally in context of war." "What we are doing is engaging in a very significant counterterrorism operation," Kerry told CNN´s Elise Labott in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. "It´s going to go on for some period of time. If somebody wants to think about it as being a war with ISIL, they can do so, but the fact is it´s a major counterterrorism operation that

   

 

R-VAR_AD
  


 
Why is Obama Kicking the
ISIS Can Down the Road?

50 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Nonie Darwish    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 9/13/2014 7:25:16 AM     Post Reply
President Obama in his ISIS speech did his best to convince the American people that things are under control, that he will pursue a coalition with other nations to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS and that he will do it only through air strikes. (Snip) When Obama declared he had no strategy yet on ISIS a few weeks ago he was perceived as a weak and indecisive leader, but is that all the reason for his reluctance to fight ISIS? Or are there other, hidden reasons why Obama does not want to destroy ISIS? Reluctance and refusal to go to war,

Palin Family Allegedly
Involved In A Brawl

47 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/12/2014 7:34:06 AM     Post Reply
A majority of the Palin family — Sarah, Todd, Bristol, and Track — was allegedly involved in a booze-filled brawl over the weekend in which the former vice presidential candidate reportedly screamed, “Don’t you know who I am?” According to reports from local bloggers, the Palin crew showed up at a party in Wasilla following a day at the Iron Dog snowmobile race. According to local blogger Amanda Coyne, witnesses at the scene said Palin’s eldest son, Track, showed up to the party in a stretch Hummer. He then confronted a man who had previously dated one of his sisters,

Obama´s Speech on ISIS, in Plain English
39 replie(s)
Atlantic, by David Frum    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 9/12/2014 7:41:48 AM     Post Reply
Qua speech, Barack Obama’s address Wednesday on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria was surprisingly terrible: a disorganized mess, insincere and unconvincing. To appreciate just how bad and bizarre it was, compare the president’s speech announcing a new air campaign in Iraq and Syria to Dwight Eisenhower’s 1958 statement on his decision to intervene in Lebanon with 14,000—14,000!—troops. The statement contains no chest-thumping about America’s leadership in science and medicine. No pivot to the auto industry and medical research. Eisenhower simply explained what had been done, and why.

Obama losing the confidence
of key parts of the coalition
that elected him

37 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Karen Tumulty    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/11/2014 10:47:32 PM     Post Reply
Kimberly Cole was part of the coalition that voted in 2008 to make Barack Obama the 44th president and gave him another four years in 2012 to deliver on his promises of hope and change. Now, the 36-year-old mother of three young children in Valencia, Calif., is among the majority of Americans who have lost confidence in Obama’s leadership and the job he is doing as president. “He’s been faced with a lot of challenges, and he’s lost his way,” Cole said in an interview. She worries that Obama lacks the resolve needed at a time when things at home

Obama’s Betrayal of the Constitution
37 replie(s)
New York Times, by Bruce Ackerman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/11/2014 11:05:42 PM     Post Reply
Berlin - President Obama´s declaration of war against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria marks a decisive break in the American constitutional tradition. Nothing attempted by his predecessor, George W. Bush, remotely compares in imperial hubris. Mr. Bush gained explicit congressional consent for his invasions (Snip) Mr. Obama may rightly be frustrated by gridlock in Washington, but his assault on the rule of law is a devastating setback for our constitutional order. His refusal even to ask the Justice Department to provide a formal legal pretext for the war on ISIS is astonishing.

   

 

B-G1


 
Chick-Fil-A Banned from
Donating Food to School Event

33 replie(s)
Breitbart California, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/12/2014 8:20:36 PM     Post Reply
A high school football booster club in Ventura was prohibited from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches at its back-to-school night event because the principal didn’t like the restaurant owner’s position on gay marriage, according to CBS Los Angeles. Val Wyatt, principal of Ventura High School, was quoted in the Ventura County Star as stating, “With their political stance on gay rights and because the students of Ventura High School and their parents would be at the event, I didn’t want them on campus.” The principal was echoed by Ventura Unified School District Superintendent Trudy Tuttle Arriaga, who said, “We value inclusivity and diversity

Kerry ´taken aback´ by James Foley´s
mother´s reaction to handling of case

29 replie(s)
CNN, by Chelsea J. Carter    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/13/2014 4:45:21 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. government Friday defended its handling of James Foley´s case after the slain journalist´s mother told CNN that officials suggested the family could be charged if they tried to raise money to free him. Saying everything possible had been done to bring the journalist home, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters officials worked very closely with Foley´s family and with his employer, GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni. "Any advice that this department or other departments give to the families about what they should do in these situations is based solely on what is best for returning their loved one

California study: Truancy
data shows racial divide

27 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Julie Watson    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 9/12/2014 1:08:32 PM     Post Reply
SAN DIEGO — African-American elementary students in California were chronically truant at nearly four times the rate of all students during the last school year, according to a state report released Friday. The report by the California Attorney General´s office is the first time the data has been broken down according to race and income levels. Officials say such data is needed to address the problem. Poverty and suspensions are contributing factors. Overall, more than 250,000 elementary school students missed 10 percent or more of the 2013-2014 school year or roughly 18 or more school days. The absences were highest at the kindergarten and

Third World Cabbies Say Expecting
Them to Shower is Racist

26 replie(s)
Front Page Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: mc squared- 9/12/2014 11:02:10 AM     Post Reply
Check your hygiene privilege. Cabbies who smell badly are probably just oppressed folks who came directly from their terrorist training camp to the airport and didn’t have time to change. Body odour is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination. It does discriminate between cabbies who smell like an open sewer and those who don’t. It further prejudges what a good smell is.

The demagoguery of Ted Cruz and his
cheerleaders in the conservative media

26 replie(s)
The Week, by Michael Brendan Dougherty    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/13/2014 10:29:01 AM     Post Reply
This week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slandered a group of Middle Eastern Christians who were trying to raise awareness of their struggle to avoid a genocide in the Middle East. His cynical grandstanding was rightly condemned — but he was hardly alone. Cruz agreed to speak to this group, which included bishops of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, ostensibly out of solidarity, but took the occasion to antagonize them over their insufficient praise for Israel, then smeared them as anti-Semites before dropping the mic. The Washington Free Beacon publicized this flameout — their publisher said the room

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Memorial service for literary lion
Maya Angelou will feature former first lady
and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

24 replie(s)
New York Daily News, by Jan Ransom    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/11/2014 9:03:09 PM     Post Reply
Literary lion Maya Angelou may be gone, but her memory will live on through the day and beyond. A memorial celebration to honor Angelou, the revered writer, poet, actress and civil rights activist who died this year, will kick off at the Riverside Church on Riverside Dr. near W. 120th St. on Friday at 11 a.m. Former first lady, senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will join a group of renowned speakers — including author Toni Morrison and popular poet Nikki Giovanni — to pay tribute to the legendary Angelou, who died at her home on the North Carolina campus

   

Post Reply   Close thread 796216





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS