As Standoff Continues, Philippines and US Play War Games
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  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    “Nevertheless, the chief of staff of the Philippine armed forces said regional disputes and security issues in the South China Sea would be dealt with by strengthening military ties with the United States.”

    The so called Asian Pivot that the Obama administration is being given credit for, is in fact a strategy of China’s neighbors to use the US as a pawn, and the Obama administration is getting owned by them. Let’s hope Special Providence is at work, and America doesn’t get badly strategically positioned, as America’s military is turned into a speed bump by China’s neighbors.

  • Slightly off topic but a nice quote all the same:

    “Beijing has spent a colossal amount of money on ‘external propaganda’ to build its image of a “civilized Party” leading a “civilized nation.” The Epoch Times

  • http://tinyurl.com/783x6ek

    It’s the domestic situation in China that is most interesting at the moment.

  • Luke Lea

    http://tinyurl.com/77zdp9b

    Chinese Fascism’s Global Consequences

    [I don’t know if this guy is right but he lives there and these are the kinds of thoughts that have been haunting my amateur mind]

  • Luke Lea

    “If the Chinese fascist regime is permitted by the international community to continue its rise to prominence, then the consequences will be borne by the people of democratic nations and we have already seen the early stages of this global trend. A powerful fascist state of such maturity and size in the world will increasingly come to determine political debate in nominally democratic countries as the economic advantages of such a regime draws more and more financial resources away from less “efficient” political systems. If China continues to be able to use its fascist state apparatus to attract investment at the cost of liberal democratic nations, then the characteristics of these nations will tend toward increasing fascism in an imitative defensive response.
    This trend is already far advanced and if it remains unchecked by the active engagement and protest of constituent peoples in the form of actively entrenching our essential social and political norms of individual rights and egalitarian application of the rule of law, then we will witness the slow erosion of the democratic freedoms that were fought for nearly 70 years ago. It is no longer adequate to harp on about “human rights.” The necessity of economically isolating regimes which fail to meet certain normative political and legal standards is of paramount importance to the long-term survival of the idea of pluralist government which protects a measure of individual freedom.”

    From the essay above.

  • http://tinyurl.com/7hgnhgq

    This is disturbing. Xi Jinping a big fan of Bo’s.

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