Apparently they're going to have to learn the hard way. Sometimes a knock to the head is needed to wake a person up.
So, what is Obama up to now? Well, he's invited China to participate in the 2014 Rim of Pacific naval exercise to be held off Hawaii.
Isn't that a great idea? Yes, why not have the one country in the world - China - which is out to destroy America and invite them to learn all your military secrets without having to hack your computers or spy on you? Why don't you just show them how you strategise with your allies during naval exercises. And gosh, darn-it, why not just help them develop their own military - especially their navy - let them copy your tactics so that one day they can outsmart you! What could possibly go wrong?
Has no one learned from history???
So why would the Liberal Progressives be so dumb and clueless as to sleep with the enemy?
Or, are they perhaps smarter than what we give them credit for? Maybe everything's going according to plan, and that plan is to sufficiently weaken American influence and its military might - and that of their allies - just as they've dreamed of for so many years...
What they fail to consider is that their little Obama administration experiment has been one gigantic failure so far. All that big talk they had going on prior to the 2008 and 2012 elections has proved to be just that - big talk and no action - all meant to get the empty suit Affirmative Action savior and messiah Obama elected. Their little pet Trojan horse.
And the only thing that Obama has accomplished is to impose Obamacare on the American people - and he had to lie through his teeth and flash his smile and use his teleprompter overtime to get that one through. It's proving to be a disaster as it rolls out and most Americans don't want it anymore. Oh, and we must concede that he's been pretty successful in tanking the economy and putting the country in spectacular debt - a debt from which the country will probably never recover.
His foreign relations have been a disaster. The Arab Spring - where democracy was supposed to spread and save the people of the Muslim region still living in the 7th century - has now turned into an Arab Disaster. The real story about Benghazi is just waiting to be told.
Obama's use of the IRS to hound his political enemies has backfired. His spying on the Press has been exposed.
And, according to Obama, he knows nothing about anything, so he's in the clear.
In reality, he's up to his eyeballs in lies, corruption and fraud and it's only a matter of time until his clay feet are exposed to his Obamabots.
So, allowing China to come partake in a few military exercises with the USA and their allies should be ringing alarm bells in most American heads - except the Liberals as they're tone deaf.
China is a very different beast to other Mickey Mouse Communist and Muslim forces. They have outplayed, outwitted and outlasted almost every other Communist dictatorship around the world, and not by accident. They are probably laughing their heads off at the piss-weak president of the USA and his stupidity at inviting them into his lair.
And if Obama thinks he's smarter than the Chinese, then good luck with that. Fool.
This spring, China's navy accepted the Pentagon's invitation to participate in the 2014 Rim of the Pacific — RIMPAC — naval exercise to be held off Hawaii. This will be the first time China takes part in the biennial event.
Our allies should signal their intent to withdraw from the exercise if China participates. Failing that, the invitation should be withdrawn. RIMPAC is for allies and friends, not nations planning to eventually wage war on the United States. Russia sent ships in 2012, but while its senior officers may occasionally utter unfriendly words, they are not actively planning to fight the United States. Analyst Robert Sutter was surely correct when he wrote in 2005 that "China is the only large power in the world preparing to shoot Americans."
That assessment, unfortunately, remains true today. Beijing is configuring its forces — especially its navy — to fight ours. For instance, China has deployed along its southern coast its DF-21D, a two-stage solid-fuel missile that can be guided by satellite signals. The missile is dubbed the "carrier killer" because it can be configured to explode in midair, raining down sharp metal on a deck crowded with planes, ordinance, fuel and sailors. Its apparent intent is to drive U.S. forces out of East Asia.
A pattern of aggressive Chinese tactics also points in that direction. Especially troubling is the harassment in international waters of unarmed U.S. Navy reconnaissance vessels for more than a decade, most notably the blocking of the Impeccable in the South China Sea in 2009. And there was the 2001 downing of a Navy EP-3 and the surfacing of a Song-class attack submarine in the middle of the Kitty Hawk strike group near Okinawa in 2006.
Since then, we have been hearing bold war talk in the Chinese capital, from new leader Xi Jinping to senior officers and colonels who say they relish combat — a "hand-to-hand fight with the U.S.," as one of them put it in 2010.
Why do China's officers want to go to war? There is an unfortunate confluence of factors. First, there is a new Chinese confidence bordering on arrogance. Beijing leaders, especially since 2008, have been riding high. They saw economic turmoil around the world and thought the century was theirs to dominate. The U.S. and the rest of the West, they believed, were in terminal decline.
The Chinese military also has gained substantial influence in the last year, perhaps becoming the most powerful faction in the Communist Party. Beginning as early as 2003, senior officers of the People's Liberation Army were drawn into civilian power struggles as Hu Jintao, then the new leader, sought their support in his effort to shove aside Jiang Zemin, his wily predecessor who sought to linger in the limelight. Last year, the civilian infighting intensified as the so-called Fifth Generation leadership, under the command of Xi, took over from Hu's Fourth. Like a decade ago, feuding civilians sought the support of the generals and admirals, making them arbiters in the party's increasingly rough game of politics.
The result of discord among civilian leaders has been a partial remilitarization of politics and policy. Senior officers are now acting independently of civilian officials, are openly criticizing them and are making pronouncements in areas once considered the exclusive province of diplomats.
The remilitarization has had consequences. As Huang Jing of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy said: "China's military spending is growing so fast that it has overtaken strategy. The young officers are taking control of strategy, and it is like young officers in Japan in the 1930s. They are thinking what they can do, not what they should do."
What do China's admirals want? They are supporting their nation's territorial ambitions to close off the South China Sea to others. This brings them into conflict with nations surrounding that critical body of water and pits them against the U.S. If there has been any consistent U.S. foreign policy over the course of two centuries, it has been the defense of freedom of navigation.
According to a white paper it issued in April, China is building a navy capable of operating in the ocean's deep water, and has 235,000 officers and sailors. Its navy last year commissioned its first aircraft carrier, and it is reportedly building two more. China has about a dozen fewer submarines than the U.S., but the U.S. has global responsibilities. The Chinese, therefore, can concentrate their boats in waters close to their shores, giving them tactical and operating advantages.
While the Chinese plan to dominate their waters and eventually ours, we are helping them increase their effectiveness with invitations to RIMPAC and other exercises and by including them in joint operations like the one directed against Somali piracy. The U.S. Navy at the same time is continuing to reduce its fleet, currently at 283 deployable ships. As Beijing's behavior has become more troubling, the Pentagon has clung to the hope that military-to-military relations will somehow relieve tensions with the Chinese.
Yet as Ronald Reagan taught us, the nature of regimes matter. We are now helping an incurably aggressive state develop its military — to our peril. There is something very wrong at the core of the Obama administration's and the Pentagon's China policies.