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Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Rise of China as a Threat to the United States or Bill Clinton’s Chickens Come Home to Roost.

This post has been updated from a previous post on a different site

The United States, the whipping boy of the Islamic nation, is now giving aid to the victims of the recent flooding in Pakistan. Here we are bowing to these folks who will not give us the time of day and sending in aid that citizens of this Republic are paying for. Where is this money coming from? It’s coming from, as usual, our friends and bankers in China. We are borrowing money to give away. Now isn’t that just sweet.

So what is China doing? They are building the largest Pacific fleet since the Japanese Empire in WWI to deny us total access to the Western Pacific, especially Taiwan. While we are fiddling with Mosques and oil spills the red Chinese are building variety of air, sea, undersea, space and counter space" weapons designed specifically to attack U.S. forces. Primary among them is the Dong Feng 21D carrier-killer ballistic missile that can hit moving and heavily defended American carriers with pinpoint accuracy at distances between 900 and 1,000 miles from China's coasts. We can thank the Loral Corporation, Bill Clinton, Chinese spies at Sandina Labs and our new found Russian friends for this. This land based missile has the ability to reach Guam, that is if Guam doesn’t tip over into the sea first.

If this isn’t enough according to Investor’s Business Daily China can offer us the following threats:
  • China's mid-range missiles are "designed to target forces at sea, combined with overhead and over-the-horizon targeting systems to locate and track moving ships. At the same time, China's growing cyber warfare and anti-satellite capabilities are designed to blind and hinder any U.S. military response."
  •  For anti-access air strikes, the Chinese have home-built fighter aircraft as well as Russian Sukhoi SU-30s, all armed with anti-ship cruise missiles. At sea, anti-access weapons include guided missile ships equipped with anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles.
  • China's increasingly blue-water navy includes Sovremenny-class guided-missile destroyers purchased from the Russians. They come equipped with supersonic, sea-skimming SS-N-22 Sunburn cruise missiles designed for one purpose: attack American carrier battle groups.
  • China has six nuclear-powered attack submarines and 54 quiet, diesel-electric submarines, many of them equipped with advanced, anti-ship cruise missiles. In October 2006, a Chinese Song-class attack submarine surfaced within weapons distance of the American carrier Kitty Hawk off Okinawa. China also plans to deploy two aircraft carriers of its own by 2015. It has already acquired four retired carriers.
  • Oh, and by the way they have a nuclear arsenal.
On August 16, 2010 the U.S. Department of Defense released a congressionally mandated report entitled "Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 2010."

The release of the report created worldwide headlines and has been taken seriously by serious military analysts. One of the best and most direct headlines was written in introducing a story by Washington Times National Security Reporter Bill Gertz, who described what the DOD Report said thus: "China targets U.S. troops with arms buildup -- Pentagon cites 'anti-access' missiles in report."

This report captures in some detail a very real clear and present danger to America and our Pacific Rim allies by the ongoing modernization of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA). "PLA" is a term that can be accepted generically to include all Peoples Republic of China (PRC) military forces. However, this very dangerous PLA trend should come as no surprise because the U.S. Congress officially predicted it with great detail over a decade ago.

On January 3, 1999, a Select Committee in the House of Representatives voted out unanimously a bipartisan report from "Select Committee on U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's Republic of China."

The three-volume unclassified Report is known as the "Cox/Dicks Report" because the Chairman of the Select Committee was Congressman Chris Cox (R-CA) and the ranking Democrat was Congressman Norm Dicks (D-WA).

The three volumes identify in great detail all the military technologies stolen by the PLA that are now operational or in the very near-term PLA modernization pipeline. It is very fair to say all U.S. state-of-the-art military technology stolen in the late 20th century is now flowing into various PLA forces -- ground, sea, air, space, and cyber.

Essentially, a decade after the Clinton administration sold out national security to Chinese military intelligence agents, the U.S. is in the provable "hurt locker."

Men and woman in uniform may eventually pay a huge price for illegal campaign contributions. (The book Year of the Rat fully documents this time of betrayal.)

State-sponsored "criminality" by the PRC is just another dimension of warfare for them. It is the linkage of PRC business and the PLA with criminality. The melding of the PLA with PRC business and foreign policy objectives while cheating and bribing is a real and growing military problem, and this trend is as much a national security issue as law enforcement issue.

For example, First Lady Hillary Clinton had her Chief of Staff Maggie Williams accept a check for $50,000 in the White House from Johnny Chung. Mr. Chung, who legitimately expressed remorse as he was facing charges, fingered a Chinese General in PLA intelligence as a source of the funds for the White House check. The $50,000 was presented on behalf of known PRC citizens for their access to President Clinton's Saturday morning national radio address.

Any foreign money contributed into the American political process is illegal. But this was an especially egregious instance, since Clinton is now Secretary of State and is rumored to be in consideration for the position of Secretary of Defense.

The "list of horribles" of American technology compromised in those days could go on and on, while concurrently, a lot of FBI/DOJ targets were busy fleeing the country. Several were Triad Gangsters, others "hustlers," and still others commissioned officers in PLA intelligence services. The net result was that while a Republican Congress focused on Monica Lewinsky, a lot of individuals got away with very bad criminal actions directed against the American political process and our national security.

Sadly, not only did America lose cutting-edge military technology, but we also lost a return on a huge financial investment. All U.S. taxpayer dollars for R&D and weapon system development costs were lost, because the just-released DOD report confirms that a very modern PLA military capability is being acquired at a much lower cost to them. We funded their growth through their successful espionage attacks.

It was said during the Clinton administration that the center of knowledge for military capabilities was shifting to China. This is because not only did they steal U.S. top-secret military technology, but they were also buying for top dollar Russian weapons that ran from excellent Russian fighters to carrier-killing surface ships, submarines, and missiles. This is because the PRC is flush, thanks to U.S.-China trade imbalance that is still running into the hundreds of billions.

Not since the expansion by the Imperial Japanese Empire has the threat to our west coast and the Pacific been so dire. We scoffed at the Japanese navy in 1930s even to the extent that the Japanese Zero was not a good plane and that Japanese were lousy pilots. This myth was debunked at Pearl Harbor. The main difference between the 1930s and now is that China, unlike Japan, has vast natural resources, over one billion people, they make most of the stuff we buy, and they hold the bulk of our national debt. How about that for a hand with four aces?

We have a foreign policy based on feel good, not national security. We can’t secure our boarders, there are ±1.6 Muslims, of which at least ten percent want to kill us, and the Chinese are now threatening to take control of the Pacific. Even the most ardent isolationist has to realize these threats to the Republic. The ghosts of those Marines, soldiers and sailors who gave their lives on Iwo Jima, Saipan and Okinawa must be truing over in their graves.

So where are we? As I see it China has pretty strong hand, a hand we dealt them. For the past thirty years we have neglected our national defense and built a foreign policy on building democracies, interventions and feel good programs. How much aid was given by China to the victims of the Indonesian Tsunami, The Haitian Earthquake or the recent floods in Pakistan? They don’t give aid; they just sell products and buy oil raising the price on the world market.

This lack of military preparedness, flawed feel good foreign policy and the increase of domestic social progressive policies is creating a dangerous time for this republic. We do not have an unlimited pile of cash and our national debt is creating choices that we will not like. This once great global power is running out of cash and a willingness to secure or nation.

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