Thursday, June 09, 2005

The Bees are arming themselves

A highly classified intelligence report produced for the new director of
national intelligence concludes that U.S. spy agencies failed to recognize
several key military developments in China in the past decade, The Washington
Times has learned.

The report was created by several current and former
intelligence officials and concludes that U.S. agencies missed more than a dozen
Chinese military developments, according to officials familiar with the report.

The report blames excessive secrecy on China's part for the failures,
but critics say intelligence specialists are to blame for playing down or
dismissing evidence of growing Chinese military capabilities. From The
Washington Times

So spies blame the folks they are spying on for being too "secretive"?

I have done some analysis in my day; I am certainly trained to do this sort of work. From my perspective using nothing more than open-source documents, i.e. things you might find on the Net even if they are buried, this is not surprise at all.

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said in Singapore over the weekend that
China has hidden its defense spending and is expanding its missile forces
despite facing no threats.

Now that is classic. The evidence of a fairly aggressive, if subtle, US policy and strategy leading toward the full-on capability of encirclement and containment is everywhere. The words of the policy makers in the current administration prior to 9/11 proved their concern about China’s potential. The various strategies they batted around were certainly nothing less than subtle aggression. You simply cannot muck with another nation to such a large degree and not expect them to feel threatened.

I am no lover of the ChiCom. If we must face them then so be it. To go about provoking a fight and then to claim surprise and ignorance when the dragon bucks up a little and prepares to take you on is intellectually and morally dishonest.

It is no secret to anyone that knows that the Chinese gutted their conventional forces in the last years and cut hundreds of thousands of positions from their enormous army. They did this in an effort to modernize. Their efforts have been to scale their forces, insert technology and develop a real ability to reach out and touch people.

All of this is relevant, it is a fact. We are indeed on a course that will collide with China. The only question that nobody seriously asks is why.

Is it not possible to ignore them, to stand down on our global crusade of democratization, to withdraw from entangling alliances, to restrain our taste from consumerism? Yes it is possible but not likely to happen.

So long as the American people are more concerned with comfort and profit rather than real security and doing what is right there will be politicians all to willing to acquiesce to their desires.

It is far too late for the United States to return to the proper course of armed and vigilant neutrality in foreign policy and economic affairs. The Yankee Imperialist heritage of domination, subjugation and exploitation is written on the backs of us Southerners, the American Indian, Hawaiians, Filipinos and numerous others. Their world in built upon profit. They cannot retreat to a more peaceable way of existence. It is not within the world-view that drives their empire.

We few inheritors of Southern and Christian culture have one real choice. We may align ourselves with the empire-building fools that are so willing to stick our collective hands in the bees' nest just to taste the honey OR we can resolve to separate from this insanity and allow them to fight the battles of their making alone.

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