posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 12:22 PM
Blue water navies are about projection of power and protection of your national commerce. I thought it funny that their "training" carrier is only
old in the way that is was a hull with no engines or electronics. This carrier will be more state of the art than many of the other Western powers are
But are they stopping there? No, the lowest estimates I have seen are six and the highest is 11. And you will notice by the previous list someone
posted of our carriers that some of their platforms were built in the late 60's through 70's. So competitive? well certainly. You have to think of
tomorrow or you will be left in the dust of the past.
It is interesting that everyone centers on right now. China has a long range view. They are patient and their stated goal is to be the next
superpower. I spoke with an Air Force officer on this back in 1998 when I told him that China's arms manufacturing plants had ramped up to 24 hour
production for the first time in history and their plans for the future. He started laughing and said 'China? My God, they still have horse calvary
I replied by telling him the potential for their economy that Most Favored Nation Trade Status could do for them as far as economic growth. Not to
mention a military that to a large part, grew their own food, made their own uniforms and sold munitions at a profit. (polytech owned by the Chinese
military and norinco gets an honorable mention as state owned, though main supplier of the Chinese military.)
Now, we are seeing, in just a little over ten years, a massive economic windfall for the Chinese, massively invested in their military and
infrastructure. They are using enough concrete to build a city the size of Dallas every 12 months. and yet, we have people that point out that the
U.S. has an economy three times what theirs is, they are heavily invested in us, etc.
But they should be asking, where is our economy and theirs headed tomorrow. What has ours done on ten years versus theirs and what are our military
plans versus theirs. Now, I am not against free market economy and I am not being alarmist, I am just pointing out that many people are either not
asking the right questions or holding onto the comforting teddy bear of childhood. I have read their military scenarios involving the U.S. and they
definitely see us as the ones they will face off with.
And as I have pointed out these things about China way before it was cool, I will add the arguments of yesterday that no one is bringing up anymore.
Analysist were telling me that they did not have the technology. I bought up to them that we launch ICBM's with less computing power than a gaming
system,....which they manufacture. They employ ex employees of NASA, motorola, etc. to launch satellites and start their space program. If you can hit
the moon, you can hit most anywhere else on the planet. I was told that their equipment was basic and out of date. I pointed out that their spies have
stolen hard drives with the plans for every one of our ICBM's and to include our most super quiet submarine props. I was told they did not have the
infrastructure to manufacture these items and I said,..."yet."
Now, here we are ten years later. They have used our stolen tech to actually improve on design specs. Why not, they did not have to invest time and
expense into research. No one tells me they don't have the infrastructure anymore. Gone are the days of horse calvary. They currently purchase more
cars a year from GM than American's do. And believe me, I would love the Chinese people to experience everything an advanced society would give them,
but the stated quotes from the military and political arms should scare the bejezus out of anyone.
Maybe America's time as an empire is over. Lord knows we have enough people wanting that, but I would be careful of who you would put in our place.
We pretty much let you say what you want and we don't run our protesting students over with tanks.
Things to think about.