The Shotgun Blog
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Engagement vs. containment
Charles R. Smith in Newsmax: China Killing Americans. No, this is not another story about Beijing grappling with the crisis in confidence over their products. Here's the first sentence: "China is supplying the Taliban with advanced weapons." Later, the article goes on;
The only sensible solution is to adopt a unified containment policy. This means that India, the US, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Korea and the Philippines are going to have to band together and agree on joint policy, political--military--economic action toward Beijing.
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Thanks, Kevin, for reporting on this. With D.J. McGuire's temporary retirement, it is good to have another voice reminding us that China is an active and not only a passive participant in these global affaurs.
Posted by: Brent Weston | 2007-06-19 10:17:40 AM
And in other China news:
"China overtakes US as world's biggest CO2 emitter"
I guess the "watermelons" will be organizing protests against China's contribution to Globull Warming. No? Of course not! This isn't about the climate. This is all about lowering western civilization and raising the Commies to a level where they can threaten the "American Empire, don't you know.
Posted by: obc | 2007-06-19 3:53:09 PM
All of the major nations have sold arms to those who have used them to kill Americans, Canadians, British, etc. We can worry about hypocricy or we can determine that we will do something that impedes the seller of these destructive weapons. The Chinese need our business. That gives us a lever. We should use it even if it hurts some of our own businesses. We will get over the hurt. We should ensure that they don't.
Posted by: D.M.Leigh | 2007-06-20 12:49:07 AM
I just wish the same shoddy goods makers would make the weapons,in that same excellent way that brings us poisoned pet food and toothpaste as well as poisonous paint on kids toys.
I guess they don't dare, because the quality control for weapons must be checked, and the people they sell to could bomb them in return.
HMMMMM could we do that to improve quality? Tongue severely in cheek for the easily alarmed.
Posted by: canadian freedoms fan | 2007-06-20 3:55:00 PM
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