For the past few decades the Communist regime of China has been driving toward world supremacy, both economically and militarily. The regime’s main target has been, and is, the United States of America. China’s plan to grab power has been clever and unprecedented, seeking victory without firing a shot, reducing its targets to mere frogs in a boiling pot.
Pundits and politicians alike, when excusing their strategic dealings with China, are quick to remind their audiences that today’s China is a “centuries-old civilization” rich in tradition and ancient religious discipline. A Confucian civilization that is still upset over wrongdoings during the European colonization period.
In a recent essay, Justin Logan asks the fundamental question about U.S. alliance commitments: does the existence of such commitments automatically create an interest worth going to war over for the United States?
Explaining that no one in Washington sees any interest in going to war against Russia over the current crisis in Ukraine, Logan wonders whether the United States should contemplate doing so for countries where it has even smaller interests, such as the Baltic states, only because they, unlike Ukraine, are U.S. allies under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He argues that Washington would be misguided to waste blood and treasure just to honor what he refers to as a “sheet of paper,” and warns against the danger of forging alliances in places where there is no interest that warrants war.
Imagine a prominent foe of Vladimir Putin—someone who had been forced to flee Russia for fear of a jail sentence—appearing via video hookup from abroad to address a large audience in St. Petersburg to deliver withering criticisms of Putin’s attacks on civil liberties. Imagine, moreover, this personage receiving raucous applause from the Russian audience.
Hard to imagine, no? Precisely because there are no civil liberties in Russia, such a spectacle would be unlikely to occur, and if it did, everyone involved would face the danger of jail time.
Yet Edward Snowden has no problem speaking from an undisclosed location in Russian to address the South by Southwest Festival in Austin—and receiving a standing ovation from the audience and softball questions from his ACLU questioners on stage. What’s wrong with this picture?
No one apparently asked Snowden about the obvious hypocrisy involved of defending Internet freedom—with a copy of the Constitution superimposed behind him—even as he enjoys the hospitality of a despot who tramples on every freedom the Founding Fathers held dear. Instead the audience seemed to treat Snowden as if he were just another libertarian professor or writer—rather than one of the most damaging traitors in our country’s long history.
Islamic fanatics burned nuns, slit the throats of dozens of students at a school, murdered members of a polio vaccination team, bombed restaurants and markets, massacred over a hundred villagers and even waded into a train station (above) to stab over thirty Chinese commuters to death – all in the past week. People were slaughtered explicitly in the name of Allah in a dozen other countries as well.At the same time, Muslims are the only people who attach the word “phobia” to the end of their religion and pretend that it is irrational to even think that Islam is different or dangerous.
Islam’s Latest Contributions to Peace “Mohammed is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are harsh
to the unbelievers but merciful to one another” Quran 48:29
2014.03.05 (Baghdad, Iraq) – Sunni bombers strike a Shiite neighborhood, taking out at least eight innocents.
2014.03.04 (Qaisar, Afghanistan) – Sunni hardliners roll up on a checkpoint and machine-gun seven local cops at point-blank range.
2014.03.03 (Jakana, Nigeria) – Gunmen shouting praises to Allah invade a small village and kill nearly fifty innocents, some by burning.
2014.03.03 (Pulwama, India) – Muslim terrorists murder two people transporting food.
2014.03.03 (Hawija, Iraq) – al-Qaeda bombers take out two mourners at a funeral.
2014.03.03 (Islamabad, Pakistan) – At least eleven people are pulled into pieces by a suicide bomber inside a court house.
* Sources for individual incidents can be provided upon request.
A PLA Navy Type 094 Jin-class submarine. (Internet photo)
China’s Type 094 Jin-class ballistic missile submarine will begin to patrol the Western Pacific this year, according to William Cole, a journalist working for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Equipped with JL-2 intercontinental submarine-launched ballistic missiles, the Jin-class is capable of launching a nuclear attack against targets in Alaska and Hawaii, Cole said, citing a report published by the US Office of Naval Intelligence. The advance is unprecedented in China’s submarine threat, putting even the west coast of the US in direct danger, said Jesse Karotkin from the Office of Naval Intelligence.