posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 10:11 PM
China may very well be the supreme power in our lifetime,...I hope not.
However, I must admit... the USA seems to be going down the road of the Roman Empire, the British Empire... resting on it's laurels, over extended,
and involved in too many non-beneficial conflicts at the edges of the realm.
What happens in the next 2 year political cycle in the US will lock in place the course for the USA.
On the otherhand, turn the map upside down and look at things from China's perspective.
They have the US military massed in west Asia..Iraq, and Afghanistan( on the Chinese border)... more troops massed in S.Korea, and Japan. An unstable
ally in N.Korea that could pull it into conflict with its largest trading partner... an economy built on exports in a world were markets are drying
up... a rising middle class that expects more and more...and china has to provide or the natives get restless. Plus, because they manipulate their
currency, they face a potential bubble and severe downturn economically. Oh, and India is still in dispute over border claims and has a massive army
massed not along the Pakistan border, but with China.
Trust me, they ain't sleeping any better than our own El Presidente' Obama.