President Trump has withstood a lot of criticism for his policies aimed at forcing China to adopt fair trade practices and to stop abusing intellectual property rights.
His critics also don’t understand why Trump is alarmed about China’s rapid military buildup, including a growing arsenal of short to medium range missiles within range of US bases in Japan, expansion of naval shipbuilding, and the construction of island military bases in the South China Sea, from with they harass any competitor who dares near.
Trump’s instincts about global politics in general, and China in particular, continue to be spot on. But with all of the news reporters, more than half of the members of congress, most of the federal bureaucrats (including the Dept. of State) and half of our indoctrinated citizens throbbing in various degrees of Trump Derangement Syndrome, every move he makes is questioned and threatened.
While our news is dominated by breathless 24×7 reporting on President Trump’s “fitness for service”, news like the following is completely ignored:
Rear Admiral Lou Yuan has told an audience in Shenzhen that the ongoing disputes over the ownership of the East and South China Seas could be resolved by sinking two US super carriers.
Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) reports Admiral Lou gave a wide-ranging speech on the state of Sino-US relations. The high-profile, hawkish military commentator reportedly declared the current trade spat was “definitely not simply friction over economics and trade,” but was instead a “prime strategic issue”.
His speech, delivered on December 20 to the 2018 Military Industry List summit, declared that China’s new and highly capable anti-ship ballistic and cruise missiles were more than capable of hitting US carriers, despite them being at the center of a ‘bubble’ of defensive escorts.
“What the United States fears the most is taking casualties,” Admiral Lou declared. He said the loss of one super carrier would cost the US the lives of 5000 service men and women. Sinking two would double that toll.
“We’ll see how frightened America is.”— news.com.au January 2, 2019
China continues to gather influence in developing countries by building needed infrastructure with big strings attached. Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s “Little Rocket Man” is back in Beijing today schmoozing with Chinese President Xi Jinping and showing President Trump that his big brother is never far away.
For decades, China has squeezed wealth out of the United States, exploding its own economy, technology and military strength. President Trump is the first post-war US leader to recognize and address the growing Chinese threat and attempt to slow, if not reverse, the transfer of global power. Meanwhile, the Democrat/Media machine spends every breath, every ounce of blood in its veins digging for any speck of dirt it can contrive to take Trump down.
In fact, the Trump-obsessed media has not even reported that a travel advisory has been issued by the state department warning US citizens that travel to China is dangerous:
Despite the opposition, President Trump has had remarkable success with our economy and foreign policy. I, for one, am glad that our president is a fighter. But he has to spend too much time and effort fighting off the personal and political invective of his own fellow Americans, many of whom think America itself is evil. Shouldn’t we back off and let him fight for our common national interests against our sworn adversaries?
Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side
I read about some squirrelly guy
Who claims that he just don’t believe in fightin’
And I wonder just how long
The rest of us can count on bein’ free
They love our milk and honey
But they preach about some other way of livin’
But when they’re runnin’ down our country, man
They’re walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me
The Fightin’ Side of Me – Merle Haggard