China creates air defence zone over Japan-controlled islands; Taiwan next?

We told you. Once China and others viewed us as too weak to intervene, they would take regional actions that they would never have taken when we were stronger. How long before they move to take Taiwan? When they move to take it, we will be in no position to do anything to stop them. What was it Hillary Roundrod Clinton was saying about the “de-Americanization” of the world?

Remember that this same view of American weakness in large part precipitated the last world war.  Just sayin’…
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23 November 2013 – 07H38

China creates air defence zone over Japan-controlled islands


Image taken on September 15, 2010 shows the disputed islands in the East China Sea known as the Senkakus in Japan and the Diaoyus in ChinaImage taken on September 15, 2010 shows the disputed islands in the East China Sea known as the Senkakus in Japan and the Diaoyus in China

A Japan coastguard handout photo taken on November 2, 2013 shows a Chinese ccoastguard ship cruising near the disputed islets in the East China SeaA Japan coastguard handout photo taken on November 2, 2013 shows a Chinese ccoastguard ship cruising near the disputed islets in the East China Sea
A Japan coastguard handout photo taken on November 2, 2013 shows a Chinese ccoastguard ship cruising near the disputed islets in the East China SeaA Japan coastguard handout photo taken on November 2, 2013 shows a Chinese ccoastguard ship cruising near the disputed islets in the East China Sea

AFP – Beijing on Saturday announced it was setting up an “air defence identification zone” over an area that includes islands controlled by Japan but claimed by China, in a move that could inflame the bitter territorial row.

Along with the creation of the zone in the East China Sea, the defence ministry released a set of aircraft identification rules that must be followed by all planes entering the area, under penalty of intervention by the military.

Aircraft are expected to provide their flight plan, clearly mark their nationality, and maintain two-way radio communication allowing them to “respond in a timely and accurate manner to the identification inquiries” from Chinese authorities.

The outline of the new zone, which is shown on the ministry website and a state media Twitter account (pic.twitter.com/4a2vC6PH8O), covers a wide area of the East China Sea between South Korea and Taiwan that includes the Tokyo-controlled islands known as the Senkakus to Japan and Diaoyous to China.

“China’s armed forces will adopt defensive emergency measures to respond to aircraft that do not cooperate in the identification or refuse to follow the instructions,” according to the ministry.

The zone became operational as of 10:00 am Saturday (0200 GMT).

Four Chinese coastguard boats briefly entered Senkaku waters on Friday, following multiple incursions at the end of October and start of November which revived tensions between Beijing and Tokyo.

Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said in late October that the repeated incursions were a threat to peace and fell in a “grey zone (between) peacetime and an emergency situation”.

A few days earlier, the Chinese defence minister warned Japan that any bid to shoot down its drones would constitute “an act of war”.

The move came after a report said Japan had drafted plans to shoot down foreign drones that encroach on its airspace if warnings to leave are ignored.

Sino-Japanese relations have remained at a low-ebb for more than a year as a result of the dispute, which was revived when Japan nationalised three of the archipelago’s five islands in September 2012.

Since that time, China has sent regular coast guard patrols to the islands, which are 200 kilometres (125 miles) northeast of Taiwan and 400 kilometres west of Japan’s Okinawa.
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The U.S.’s Stealth Fighter Is Too Heavy and Slow, So the Pentagon Made Its Performance Tests Easier

Wait. Let me find my ‘shocked’ face. I know it’s in here somewhere…

“At this point, the Pentagon is literally rewriting its rule book so that the dumbed-down superjet will pass muster. The Defense Department’s annual weapons-testing report reveals that the military actually adjusted the performance specifications for the consistently underperforming line of F-35 fighter jets. In other words, they couldn’t get the jets to do what they were supposed to do, so they just changed what they were supposed to do.”

Further evidence that our acquisition system is broken. The contractors submit bids to RFP’s (request for proposal) for weapon systems that are gross underbids because they know that WHEN they have cost overruns, the government will simply bail them out. Much of this comes from the incestuous relationship between lobbyists, contractors, the military, and government. It is costing taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars, and compromising the defense of our nation.


The U.S.’s Stealth Fighter Is Too Heavy and Slow, So the Pentagon Made Its Performance Tests Easier

The Pentagon’s pursuit of the Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter jet has been a heartbreaking one. If you’re a tax payer, the program’s estimated $1 trillion price tag probably breaks your heart a little bit. If you’re an aviation enthusiast, the constant whittling away of the do-it-all aircraft’s features, which in many cases actually amounts to adding weight and taking away maneuverability, must hurt a little bit, too.

If you’re just an everyday American, though, you should be downright shattered that after a decade and a fortune spent, the F-35 will actually be more vulnerable than the aircraft it’s replacing. At this point, the Pentagon is literally rewriting its rulebook so that the dumbed-down super jet will pass muster. Continue reading

Obama Rejecting Pipeline, Continues Lying About Why

Obama and the democrats are flat out lying about the XL pipeline.  Obama rejected the pipeline, and the 20+ thousand jobs it would create immediately, and the benefits to our economy of getting more oil from an ally, and less oil from people who hate us, all because he pitched a temper tantrum over having his bluff called by republicans.

Obama and the democrats are also lying about the Ogallala aquifer.  They drag their feet and claim there is a need for a bunch of research about the impacts of running a pipeline through this “virgin wilderness.”  The only problem is that it ain’t wilderness, and it DARN sure ain’t virgin.

Look at the map linked below.  It depicts the Ogallala aquifer, but notice what else it depicts.  THOUSANDS of miles of pipeline are ALREADY crisscrossing the area of the aquifer.

Obama says he wants to see American jobs created.  The only jobs he wants to see created are in government.  Obama and his policies are DESTROYING American jobs, and he is doing all he can to ensure that we can’t gain energy independence.

This may not be one of them, but there are plenty of legitimate reasons to impeach this fool.  Why is our spineless congress doing nothing about this tyrant?



http://www.rogerhedgecock.com/link/535498/ogallala-aquifer-pipeline-map

Ogallala Aquifer Map


Obama the Job Terminator

Through taxation and regulation, the Democrat candidate for President is killing American jobs. The effort is so pronounced, so pervasive and so relentless, that it is time to call it deliberate.

Indeed.


http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?print=yes&id=45458

Obama the Job Terminator

Posted 08/12/2011 ET


Through taxation and regulation, the Democrat candidate for President is killing American jobs.  The effort is so pronounced, so pervasive and so relentless, that it is time to call it deliberate.
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10 signs the double-dip recession has begun

Double-dip begun? Really? For that to be true, the FIRST recession would have to have ended, and the signs of that having occurred would seem to be missing.

Nonetheless, whether it’s a new recession, or just an acceleration of the first, things aren’t getting better, and all the deficit spending in the world isn’t going to change that. Without a return to historically proven and sound economic principals (i.e. NOT Keynesian liberal/progressive/communist/socialist drivel), this ‘recession‘ WILL turn into a depression, and potentially an economic collapse.
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43946055/ns/business-us_business/#

10 signs the double-dip recession has begun

By Douglas A. McIntyre
updated 7/31/2011 1:53:54 PM ET

Friday’s news on GDP shows the double dip has arrived — an expansion of only 1.3 percent and consumer spending up 0.1 percent in the second quarter. Astonishingly low by any account. The debt ceiling trouble and lack of a longer term resolution to the deficit will make it worse.

The U.S. has entered a second recession. It may not be as bad as the first. Economists say that the Great Recession began in December 2007 and lasted until July 2009. That may be the way that the economy was seen through the eyes of experts, but many Americans do not believe that the 2008-2009 downturn ever ended. A Gallup poll released in April found that 29 percent of those queried thought the economy was in a “depression” and 26 percent said that the original recession had persisted into 2011.

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China getting pushy in the South China Sea

There was a time when the mere threat of US intervention was enough to keep the Chinese in port. Well, seems that time has past.

Largely due to our own actions, the Chinese military has dramatically risen in might and capability in recent years, and might even be in a position to neutralize any of our efforts in the Pac Rim in the near future.

Doesn’t seem that Mr. Gates is too worried about it either…
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http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/21c9e72a-8f9b-11e0-954d-00144feab49a.html#axzz1OSetDeOn

China defends naval actions

By Demetri Sevastopulo and Kathrin Hille in Singapore

Published: June 5 2011 18:47 | Last updated: June 5 2011 18:47

General Liang Guanglie, China’s defence minister, has rejected criticism that his country was acting belligerently in the South China Sea, saying China was pursuing a “peaceful rise”.
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Fighter Gap, Spending Gap, or Freedom Gap?

Either out of ignorance or in an effort to keep us from questioning their decisions to so drastically limit the size of our fighter force, Robert Gates and company kept telling us that the Chinese and Russians were years away from fielding a 5th generation fighter to compete with our F-22 and F-35.

Defense analysts, officials, and industry personnel have long believed that the U.S. F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter would not face serious threats from foreign fifth-generation fighters for the next 20 years.  In September 2009, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates repudiated claims of a looming “fighter gap”—a deficit between the services’ fighter aircraft inventories and their operational requirements. “[T]he more compelling gap,” he argued, “is the deep chasm between the air capabilities of the United States and those of other nations.” In an earlier speech, he argued: China…is projected to have no fifth generation aircraft by 2020. And by 2025, the gap only widens. The U.S. will have approximately 1,700 of the most advanced fifth generation fighters versus a handful of comparable aircraft for the Chinese.” http://www.defencetalk.com/russia-pak-fa-stealth-fighter-developments-mean-for-america-30434/

Now it appears that they missed their estimate of both time and technology by a few years as both Russia and China have now flown 5th generation prototypes, and expect to have them in mass production by as early as 2015.  With their own production, exports, and licensed production, the numbers of these fighters we are likely to face will greatly exceed the numbers of F-22’s and F-35’s we have decided to build.

Russia unveils its first stealth fighter jet
This happened several years sooner than our “experts” said it would

China stealth plane still ‘years away’, says Pentagon
Our government was wrong AGAIN about the capabilities of our potential enemies

Black Silk – Chinese J-20 Stealth Takes Off
Yep.  Still YEARS away.

China’s new stealth fighter may use US technology
Intel shows the Chinese actively sought access to the wreckage following the shoot down.  After both selling them nuclear secrets for campaign contributions (Clinton), and their active nuclear espionage efforts, there’s nothing that makes their pursuit of our stealth technology implausible.

U.S. Doubts ’99 Jet Debris Gave China Stealth Edge
Remain calm.  All is well.  Nothing to see here.  Our secrets are safe.

China Says Stealth Technology Not From U.S. Plane
<wave of hand, Jedi mind trick> “These are not the storen technorogies you’re rooking for.  We deveroped everything on our own.  Not even Hans Brix can prove otherwise.”

So, how many fighters of equal or greater capabilities can 187 F-22’s defeat?  It’s kind of difficult to have air supremacy, or even air superiority, when you’re heavily outnumbered by a force that is at least technologically similar.  We have to ask ourselves what is worth more.  An overblown sense of entitlement in our country indulged by power hungry politicians willing to feed that beast to stay in power, or a strong national defense that provides the protection and environment necessary for opportunity and freedom to flourish?

How does that old saying go?  Oh, yeah.  Freedom isn’t free.


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