Friday, July 16, 2004

Yay! Arms Race with China!

Not only do we not do diplomacy. We actively threaten the other most powerful nation in the world, so that they step up military spending. Unbelievable. Except, very, very believable. Thanks Ryan for the tip.

5 Comments:

Blogger PenguinCookies said...

This is an awesome blog, and I love it.

An arms race with China? Oh God. Didn't we do enough when we started one with Russia?

July 16, 2004 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Ron Green said...

That is interesting. I personally have a problem with China and the invasion and destruction of the people and culture of Tibet. I see no difference between that action and the action Iraq took against Kuwait.
Natural Resources and opposing military strength dictated our (US) responses, in my opinion.
I do not in any way want a war with China, but I saw an avenue to vent on the Tibet issue and you said it helps, so I had to try it.

July 16, 2004 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Peter Parker said...

it was i who gave the tip not this ryan character...stupid prometheus you shall meet your end on the point of my wit.

July 16, 2004 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Interesting you said that, Vortex. I actually used to have a "Free Tibet" bumper sticker on the Mercury Sable I inherited from my grandmother when I was in high school. Sadly, I left that car on one PA route 309 on a rather crappy winter morning.

I totally agree with you that the systematic destruction of the Tibetan culture by the communist government of Chine is appalling, indeed, more appalling than that of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait because Saddam Hussein was not interesting in destroying the Kuwaiti culture. Also, it is of course essential to support democracy in Taiwan (and Hong Kong). But real men don't do diplomacy. 100 (actually it might have been 1907) years ago a President said, "Speak softly, but carry a big stick." Now it's: "Talking is for sissies, and brandish your even bigger stick in a threatening manner." Kudos to the State Department for letting our foreign policy be totally run by professional soldiers. Really.

July 16, 2004 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

And thank you for reading our blog.

July 16, 2004 at 9:52 PM  

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