The Chinese Back Down, Face Fury At Home
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  • Anthony

    “…but it cannot yet go toe-to-toe with the US in Asian waters.” Rather jingoistic WRM or is it foreign policy truth telling – dismissing strategic considerations.

    • Corlyss

      Hey, Anthony, “jingoism” is a callow characterization for someone of your sophistication. Remember who the Good Guys are.

      • Anthony

        Corlyss, not intending to be callow; just thought WRM was bellowing what is current given (perhaps, I could have been more precise – subtle gloating). Thanks.

  • Corlyss

    “US issued a strong verbal rebuke”
    Well, at least this administration still has its powerful rhetorical guns since it doesn’t seem to have any other weapons against our enemies. It remains to be seen how long the Chinese will fall for our bluff, because everyone knows its a bluff.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    The fact is without the “feedback of competition” forcing continuous improvements in Quality, Service, and Price, China will never have the bleeding edge technological military power of the western nations. Like the Soviet Union before them, just keeping up with the technological improvements of the US is proving impossible even with massive spying, not to mention the breaking new trails creativity necessary to surpass the American’s Qualitative advantage.

    Despite the alarm being generated in Asia by China’s belligerence, I’m not that worried about a general region wide war, because I know most of this saber rattling is for internal consumption to generate political support for the regime, and China is peaking economically and will now go into a swift decline. I am however worried that the incompetent Obama Administration is going to waste this Golden Opportunity to build a Military and “Economic” Alliance with the Alarmed Asians, that would benefit all parties for decades, before China’s crash is obvious to all and the Asian Alarm and with it their motivation to compromise and unify dissipates.

  • Brian

    Looks like the Chinese reverse-engineered Obama’s red line . . .

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