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The gathering threat
By Cal Thomas
America's understandable preoccupation with terrorism and Iraq may have obscured the gathering threat of China as a formidable adversary.
At an Asian security conference in Singapore, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld last Friday delivered what some have called an unusually blunt critique of China. Mr. Rumsfeld noted Beijing's military spending threatens Asia's delicate security balance. Instead of so much weaponry, he said China should emphasize political freedom and open markets.
"Since no nation threatens China," said Mr. Rumsfeld, "one wonders why this growing [military] investment?" The answer is that rather than feeling threatened, China intends to threaten others, especially the United States.
Originally posted by Dances With Angels
I'd say that we would have to make ourselves greater allies with them! THEY are the sleeping titan now! Geez, 1.2 billion people... wouldn't want them to get on our nerves!
Originally posted by EastCoastKid
I guess it doesn't matter to Rummy & company that China will be capable of hitting several US cities w/missiles in the not-so-distant future, if not already (if we defend Taiwan against an attack). They've already said as much.