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Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Included among the weapons the Taliban uses against American, Canadian, and other forces of the free world are none other than NH-5 surface-to-air missiles built by Communist China.
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And we buy everything else they manufacture at WalMart. You gotta give these credit, their marketing is spectacular.
We should simply kill more Jihadists faster. They are the problem, not the marketers of their weapons.
Might consider shutting down radical mosques in Canada too.
The Chinese are currently in a mode whereby they are trying to accumulate wealth. They are doing just that. Soon they will have a middle class and they have a lot to lose. They maybe will be thinking more like a successful Western Democracy in stead of a third world cesspool.
Our problem is with the Jihadists, the Chinese are a threat, but not an immediate present danger. We in the West have too much of what they need and they have too much of what we want.
That usually makes for a relationship.
Posted by: Yanni | 2007-06-05 9:43:03 AM
Yes, Yanni - for the moment. But when China militarized space by shooting down one of their own satellites to demonstrate they have that power, they threatened all other satellites.
Yes - I said "militarized space". Isn't that what Libbers and Dippers railed against when the US did anything that affected space? BUT NOT A PEEP OUT OF THEM WHEN CHINA DOES IT!
We now see where their true allegiances reside!
Posted by: obc | 2007-06-05 10:46:06 AM
With the libs and the rest of the left, it's all communism all the time. A no brainer there.
However, if you know anything of orientals and Chinese specifically, they are not natural communists. The are natural shoppers and consumers.
Capitalism will make them our friends and allies in the long term. Right now they are just trying to catch up economically. They don't suffer from political correctness, sot they will be moving fast.
We have sold arms to bad people too an still do. It's just business.
Most of the satellites in orbit are dedicated to moving horrid TV shows from A to B. Even more now is the preoccupation with the Jovian sized number of idiotic teen text messages, Blackberry owners obsessing over unimportant business matters and the Solar sized number of jokes and idiot videos moving all around the world for entertainment.
If the Chinese decided to hammer a few of those, I doubt it would matter much.
Pretty soon a lot of average Chinese citizens will be able to afford buy guns (on their black market) and eventually they will be harder to control like it is in America and to a lessor extent Canada.
Q: What do all slaves have in common?
A: They don't own guns.
Again... our problem is the insane Islamic world, the Chinese are not insane, therefore can be reasoned with.
Posted by: Yanni | 2007-06-05 11:01:18 AM
The Chinese people - yes. The Commies - no. And who wields the guns? The Commies. One day - maybe soon - the people will rise up and take their nation back at a great cost of human life sadly, but until then, we have to beware the threat.
Lots of military satellites up there, you know - not just TV ones.
Posted by: obc | 2007-06-05 11:06:03 AM
You can be sure the military sats are guarded. We are not privy to all the details of the US military prowess. I think they have a few cards up the old sleeve.
Posted by: Yanni | 2007-06-05 11:09:57 AM
"You can be sure the military sats are guarded."
How? They have tanks and weaponry there to forestall an attack? The Chinese took down a US plane a month into W.'s first term, capturing its crew. When they feel confident and aggressive enough, they'll attack IMHO - once a DemoRat is ensconced in the White House again, because Dems just love to "negotiate" with the enemy.
Posted by: obc | 2007-06-05 11:13:55 AM
Unlike the average leftie, I am aware that things can and will change. I may not like what happens, but I am just an old fart in a band instrument repair shop. I will adapt as best I can and be happy that I got to spend most of my life in the best place and during the best time in history.
Some things (like climate change) are going to happen and legislation won't stop it. Same with the world political situation. The West has lost it's will to be tough. Too much guilt and rot from within. Too bad we were once a great society.
I think that covers it.
Posted by: Yanni | 2007-06-05 11:39:52 AM
I would agree with you - except that I believe in God. Justice will prevail, even if we have to suffer for a (short?) while under Leftoid rules.
Posted by: obc | 2007-06-05 11:50:24 AM
I share you Christian values up to the point where I must believe in a supernatural being. That's where I part trails. I am an objectivist of the Ayn Rand variety. I believe that man is the heroic being and is on his own. We must guide ourselves with logic and ingenuity. As we always have. That is how we have gotten as far as we have already. You may note how far the obsessively religious Islamists have gotten with pure belief in a god in charge of all things.
Christianity only came kicking a screaming into a place where they would admit that the earth rotates around the sun etc.
Christian values make sense to me and so I abide to a point.
Posted by: Yanni | 2007-06-05 12:29:16 PM
No matter if we differ on this one point. Christianity has progressed and evolved since Galileo's time whereas the pedophile's religion is stuck in the 7th century. How people act in the name of God is not a reflection of God.
I am not an adherent of either of these two religions, but I have certainly met good Christians in my time. I'm still waiting to meet a good Muslim. There are probably one or two around but we haven't crossed paths yet.
Posted by: obc | 2007-06-05 12:34:43 PM
Posted by: Yanni | 2007-06-05 12:49:26 PM
The weaponry used against New York City and Washington, D.C. was made in Washington State. Bomb Seattle now! Send those bastards a message.
Posted by: observer | 2007-06-07 8:23:09 AM
Yeah, tell them Linux is better than Windows.
Posted by: Brent Weston | 2007-06-07 8:30:16 AM
"Yes - I said "militarized space". Isn't that what Libbers and Dippers railed against when the US did anything that affected space? BUT NOT A PEEP OUT OF THEM WHEN CHINA DOES IT!"
Libbers and Dippers--gotta love that expression--see the wierdest things, back the strangest things, and go where no Jewish Lady, in her right mind, would ever dream of going, in a million years!
I view leadership for what they say and do.
How Libbers and Dippers seem to view leadership, is about what they do not say, and what they do not do.
Then of course, what they do out the back door!
Which is why they are so perfectly bundled up together.
Yes, this means the terms Libbers and Dippers is an insufficient expression. So, we will have to coin a term that is easy to role off the key-board.
May I suggest the following?
They can do a dance,
And they can do a prance,
And they gotta big fat load,
In their fancy schmancy pants!
But wait, it does not stop there!
Because they are all infatuated with their crock-pot.
And as you said, "BUT NOT A PEEP OUT OF THEM WHEN CHINA DOES IT!"
Yes, when China has a load, such as a load of arsenal that they sell to the Taliban for great loads of money, the Libby-Dippy-Doo-Doos go wee-wee-wee-wee all the waaaaaaayyyy home!
Makes me wonder whether they are in on that, and that is what pays for their toilet paper.
If you ask me, I say, they are totally disgusting!
Posted by: Lady | 2007-06-08 9:22:20 AM
Yes, the Dippers get their knickers knotted when weapons in space is mentioned. Remember old friend Alexa yapping incessantly about Star Wars?
No surprise the missiles would be supplied by China, that's what they do, no scruples.
Dealing with China can get you killed one way or another, they've been supplying us with raw materials for people and pet food for who knows how long?
Hey, the little asshole named Coderre has referred to O'Connor as an arms dealer, how desperately pathetic is that? The little prick should be made retract that, of course we'd need a Speaker who had some guts beyond his bias.
Wonder if Moe Stlong got a belly full of some of their finest cuisine?
Posted by: LizJ | 2007-06-08 10:43:16 AM
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