Recently in the news, it was reported that the Pentagon discovered that about 1800 crates worth of Chinese manufactured parts for some of our technology-driven weapons are USELESS! Apparently, the companies that brought these parts into the United States didn’t bother checking these parts to see if they actually WORKED before selling them to our military. Defense contractor Raytheon is among the most prominent of these companies.
This little scandal bodes the question: why are we buying sensitive military parts (parts that are needed to make weapons work) from Red China? Apparently, we Americans are too stubborn or thick-headed to learn our lessons easily. Red China has never stopped being Red China, In the last 6 years, they have blessed us with pet ingredients that basically killed about a thousand pets. Chinese birth control for the American pet world? Tainted tooth paste, tainted and destructive drywall ( look up Chinese drywall on the internet), defective tires, and lead paint tainted toys. Golly, they must really love us to send us such “quality products” huh?!
We have taken a lot of American jobs to China; think General Electric X-ray division among other things. G.E. Gateway computers was sold to the Chinese, who now import them back to the United States. You see the words”Made in China” on just about everything you buy today because they use cheap (slave) labor and can manipulate their currency to undercut the price of just about anything anybody else makes. In case you haven’t noticed, the Chinese are really good at what the Japanese used to do: copy (and sell cheaper) items that we all use!
They have even been able to reverse-engineer a new fighter plane that is a dead ringer for our F-22 Raptor stealth fighter; imagine that? Just because Chinese agents in this country are among the busiest in the world, engaged in industrial and military espionage, nobody should be alarmed in this country-should theyt? The way it has been going lately, all the Chinese have to do is ask the Obama administration for the secrets they want, make a nice campaign donation, and boom…..there they are!
What are the Chinese doing with all their new-found economic wealth? Feeding the poor? Repairing infrastructure? Not really; they seem to be spending their money on a massive military build up. One report in the news even said that China was building a huge UNDERGROUND complex…for what? China is also building itself something it never has had…..a modern BLUE WATER NAVY! It looks as though the Chinese may be setting the stage for a future challenge to the United States in the Pacific and elsewhere.
China has been inserting itself into places like Afghanistan where they have apparently worked out a deal to mine the huge mineral resources that lie under that desolate country. We fight for the freedom of the Afghans, and the Chinese reap the economic benefits? Sounds about right for Obama’s foreign policy. We have also seen signs of Chinese presence in Africa, South America, and again in the Asian sphere. Russia and China are in the Middle East supporting such benevolent regimes as Syria and Iran. China and Russia are even trying to persuade the world to give up the dollar as the world currency and adopt the Chinese “yuan”. China and Russia are both actively attempting to persuade countries around the world to buy their weapons of war instead of those of the United States, as in the case of Peru, who cancelled a multi-million dollar arms deal to buy from the Russians.
The bottom line is this…..China is still Red China. They are a communist country with a faux capitalist facade. Their intention is and has been since Mao Tse Tung to spread their communism and dominate the world as a first class world power. No matter what they may say about their intentions, they still brutally suppress dissension. The government’s control over everything is as tight as it can possibly be. They are even buying banks in the United States! Ask the Clintons about China’s attempt to buy influence in presidential politics. Oh yeah sorry…..the Clintons and Al Gore got caught with their hands in the Chinese cookie jar. Money can buy a lot of things in American politics, and the Chinese know it!
China is also buying a huge amount of our debt and lending the US money. The circumstance of the Chinese owning a majority of our debt also gives them financial leverage over us, a situation that should be unacceptable to all Americans. What happens if the Chinese decide to nationalize all the businesses that have gone to China? We even have the Chinese drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in partnership with Cuba! Meanwhile, the Obama administration won’t allow American companies to do the same…..weird huh?
Why should we be buying inferior and dangerous products from China when we can be making safe, quality products here in America, creating jobs and economic stimulus for our people and country? Our government needs to take away the power of the Chinese over us by slashing our debt dramatically. We need to stop supporting China’s military buildup by keeping our money here at home. We need to strengthen our military and our alliances to the mutual benefit of the free world.
We need to encourage energy exploration using our own resources here at home so that a world crisis brought by either Chinese or Russian aggression will not be able to stifle us at home. I believe a lot of Americans would be willing to pay a little more for American goods that would produce American jobs and wealth here, instead of sending it overseas to our questionable “friends”!
“Made in America” was once a symbol of quality and pride, and it can be once again. Do we really want our military service people dying because of some bogus machine parts, or are we willing to demand that they be made right here in America? If there are some politicians who want to be deceived into believing that China is our friend, so be it. But we , the citizens of this great nation, need to wake up to the dangers lurking behind “made in China”!
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