Category Archives: China

Death In China

It was a sudden event in the railroad station in Kumming which is located in southeastern China. People were waiting to board trains or to purchase tickets when suddenly a group of men clad in black wearing black masks began to run through the station shouting threats of violence and using knives to stab people as they continued their mass attack on a confused people who simply did not know why they were being assaulted or by whom or to where should they flee. Within a few moments at least 29 were dead and over a hundred wounded. Police did arrive at the scene and killed several of the attackers. At this moment, no one knows who they are.

We predict the attackers will have come from western China and will be members of various Muslim groups which are furious at the Chinese government for its oppression of religious freedom to those of the Muslim faith. It is our guess. Events will determine if we are correct.

Banana Man Leaves China

Gary Locke is what we in America term an “Asian American.” That means his ancestors came from some Asian land years ago. He was a good solid governor of the state of Washington and then was sent by President Obama to be our Ambassador to the country of China. You know, that land which is part of what we call, Asia. The assumption of our president is that if Mr. Locke was of “Asian heritage” then he must know something about people in Asia. We have people we term “African American” who could not pass a test on which nation in Africa is the site of their ancestors, let alone which nations are in “Africa.” Heck, we have people who say their ancestors arrived from Hungary or Italy who are incapable of identifying the geographic location of their lands. I assume when Mr. Locke arrived in China some Chinese leaders expected that he would be “sympathetic” to the leaders of the country because he was an “Asian American.”

Alas, Mr. Locke just did not turn out to be a peach of an ambassador. The Chinese official news agency refers to him as a ‘banana.” According to the Chinese he has turned out to be a banana with yellow skin and white inside. Oh, they also believe he is a “guide for the blind” and a “plague” who has swept through their land. For some reason, the “Asian man” behaves like an “American man.” Anyway, the plague is departing China and returning to America to spread his disease.

Ambassadors Galore In Obama Administration

Republicans and Democrats constantly argue over issues of the day, but there is one topic that both parties are united on–who and how we appoint people to become ambassadors to other nations in the world. As I recall, then candidate Barack Obama promised that if elected to the office of president, there would be an end to lobbyists having power in the government. He was going to “reform” the way politics is played in our nation. So, here is the record about recent people nominated to become an ambassador to another country:

Recently retired Senator Max Baucus: “I am no expert on China.” Now you know why he will become the ambassador to China.
George Tsunis: has never been to Norway and identified the Progress party as a fringe organization in the country. It is the ruling coalition which governs the nation.
Mr. Manet: he has never been to Argentina but why should that disqualify him from becoming an ambassador to that nation?
Robert Barber: he does know there is a nation called, Iceland, he does know that it is somewhere east of the United States, but he really has never been there. Two out of three must qualify for being an ambassador.

Jade Rabbit Dead!!

Jade Rabbit died in a slow and painful manner as it attempted to wander across the surface of the Moon. Suddenly, for some strange and mysterious reason the lunar rover that China sent into space back in December, 2012 came to a halt. Officials stated it had something to do with “mechanical control abnormalities” but this intrepid reporter knows the real reason for the death of our beloved Jade Rabbit. Its death was ordered by President Obama who did not wish China to receive credit for sending a rocket into the air that did not fall to Earth in Herald Square. So, Obama had a Drone follow the Chinese rocket into space and when the world was not looking, it blasted away and damaged Jade Rabbit.

Anyway, Republican members of Congress have no one to cross exam this week so they now have a reason to pursue, not only Barack Obama, but Hillary Clinton in order to clear up the mystery as to why Jade Rabbit suddenly, and mysteriously, came to a halt. In the world of Fox News and the Republican Party, there are no accidents, anything and everything is part of a plot against American job creators.

WHO KILLED JADE RABBIT?? AND, WHY???

Military Myths

A half century ago, American President Dwight Eisenhower, who commanded British and American forces in Europe during World War II, warned the American people about the growing “military/industrial complex” which threatened the future of the country. He explained that business leaders were working with leaders of our armed forces in order to frighten the American people into believing they needed more and more soldiers and more and more weapons. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is using the same approach. He warned that unless NATO nations increased their military expenditures, they faced the prospect of Russia and China spending more and gaining greater power in the world. Here are the figures:

1. US spends over $600 billion and has the best air force, the best navy and the best ground force in the world.
2. Next comes China which spends about $90 billion and now possess A single aircraft carrier–which they bought.
3. Next comes Russia which will spend about $44 billion. Every report from Russia indicates its soldiers are ill trained and lack morale. Russia would have a difficult time defeating Israel.

There is NO crisis. China is NOT going to take over southeast Asia. Putin has enough on his hands running a winter Olympics with the Chechen guerrillas giving him a hard time.

Banality Of Evil

A half century ago the state of Israel placed Adolf Eichmann, the notorious Nazi who helped organize and carry out the Holocaust on trial for genocide. At that time Hannah Arendt, a famous historian, wrote a book in which she argued that Eichmann was a bureaucrat who carried out orders because they were orders and it was his task as a bureaucrat to carry out orders given by superiors. Arendt was harshly criticized because she employed words such as “banality of evil” as to transform the Holocaust into a process carried out by bureaucrats rather than a systematic murder of millions. Alas, we continue to live in a world in which whoever is in charge employs the bureaucracy that exists to enforce laws because it is the duty of bureaucrats to enforce laws. Barack Obama twice ran for the presidency arguing that he would end the disabuse of rights by the Bush administration and restore basic Constitutional laws that guarantee the rights of individual American citizens. Instead, Obama has become the defender to spying and surveillance because since he is the president then he must do what presidents do-catch the spy and enforce whatever technology has been used in the past to catch the spy.

If tomorrow, someone else became president- Chris Christie or Ted Cruz or even Rand Paul, we could expect that president would continue a campaign of surveillance and disregard of human rights. The power of bureaucracy is even more powerful than the power of common sense and respect for the Constitution. Military leaders, bureaucrats, technicians always argue that in the name of “our national security” certain actions must occur. Edward Snowden, in one sense, was the anti-bureaucrat because he chose to pose questions concerning which comes first, Constitutional rights or “national security.” In so doing, Snowden made clear the choice was NEVER between “national security” and the Constitution.

The evidence is overwhelming. For over a decade we have allowed bureaucrats in the armed forces or the NSA or the CIA to decide what constitutes “national security” and in so doing, have allowed nameless bureaucrats who simply are “doing their job” to continue doing a job that has failed for over a decade to protect “national security.” What is unusual about Edward Snowden is that a nameless bureaucrat who was just doing his job, began to question the nature of his job, and set in motion the concept that those who run the machine of death can always stop and question why this program of death?

Abe Not Able To Govern

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should win the Nobel prize for incompetence in leadership since he daily fouls up when it comes to creating positive feelings among nations in Asia toward his government. Last month, he visited the Yassukini Shrine which is dedicated to those who fought in Japanese armed forces during World War II. You know, the soldiers who killed millions of Chinese people, who enslaved South Korean females and forced them to become prostitutes in service of the Japanese army. Oh, they murdered thousands of American and Filipino prisoners. As of this moment, Abe has been unable to even arrange a meeting with a Chinese leader for over a year, and is not welcomed by leaders of South Korea. Yes, Abe was proving a point, he has the right to honor war criminals. Heck, even Barack Obama is angry at this incompetent leader who has made the word, “Japan,” a reference to bestiality.

He has no plan for the disputed Senkaku islands which are claimed by both China and Japan, with South Korea also throwing its hat into the ring. Few Asian leader want to shake hands with a man who believes Japan was rich to invade and murder millions. I assume he might welcome a visit to SS graves in Germany.

Kim Jong-un Plays With Power

There are unconfirmed reports that President Obama has reached out to former NBA star Dennis Rodman to become his special envoy to the North Korean government. It is clear that Rodman WAS born in America rather than Kenya and thus will not be attacked by members of the Republican party for not being a full blooded American. As far as we can tell, he was not connected to the Benghazi attack. At this point in time, Dennis is the only American who can fly into North Korea, have lunch with its leader and playa few games of basketball with the pudgy little man, Kim Jong-un who happens to lead this impoverished nation. Oh, it was New Year’s day so the Kim guy made his usual speech threatening nuclear destruction to the entire world unless they paid attention to his latest rant and rave.

1. He will not beg for peace. Is that clear to all?

2. He is ready to inflict ” a massive nuclear disaster on South Korea”

3. He is ready to wipe out the USA.

Oh, he also wants to build a new ski resort and will work hard to establish good relations with South Korea.

So, what else to do but send in the clown–Dennis Rodman.

Go To The Moon??

I assume John Boehner is proud today, the nation of China sent a probe to the Moon which landed successfully on the surface and is now sending back pictures of that part of the universe. This is simply another example of what awaits America if only its people would grant power to the Tea Party. Think of the billions being saved by not having much of a space program? OK, let the Chinks boast of being ahead of the United States in space. Welcome to the new Tea Party America. We do not spend money on research in order to save money. We are not interested in new technology developments, because it does not say in the Constitution the federal government has a right to research new medical ideas or new things like the Internet–since the US government developed it, and since the Constitution does not state it can or should, the Internet must be ended and private enterprise only be allowed to handle economic development.

China and India are being informed they can handle space exploration. We are now the America without vision. We have to remain locked into the world of 1789 because only that which is in the Constitution is constitutional! Ah, we once built transcontinental railroads, we built might bridges and highways that spanned the continent. Those were the days of vision, welcome to the Ted Cruz world of hate and anger!

Let’s Have A War

Things have gotten too quiet these days. The United States is no longer fighting in Iraq, it is winding down activity in Afghanistan, fewer folk are getting banged around in Egypt and even the Irish are quiet. We Americans become rather disturbed when things become so slow, in terms of shooting and bombing and blasting. Thank God! We finally got a rise out of the Chinese and Japanese who have not been fighting one another for over a half century. A new important issue has arisen which demands attention. Does the issue concern an important issue between these countries? Darn well, does! There are thes four rocky pieces of land somewhere in the South China Sea. No, there are no people on the islands. No there are no houses on the islands, but they demand attention.

The islands are called, Senkaku in Japan. The islands are called, Diaoyu in China. Now, this difference provides a rationale to fight and kill. Who gave the other guy the right to call my islands by his name! China insists upon an air defence zone. The Chinese are upset. Imagine if “their rocks” got under the control of another nation? Wow!

Friends, it is time for war. Ted Cruz could give a filibuster, John McCain could talk about American “honor” and we could allow Barack Obama to establish a web site. Republicans finally could become job creators with a few million soldiers. Naturally, we would have to end Food Stamps to pay for this tiny little war over rocks in the South China Sea.