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China will overwhelm us! Mmm…. Not so fast.

Posted by: Phineas on August 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas America is going through one of its periodic crises of confidence (1) in which large segments of the population are worried that our time is past and someone else will come to dominate the world. Roll up the flag, forget anything about being exceptional, and start learning Chinese; our new masters are […]


The next wave in death-penalty efficiency: mobile execution vans!

Posted by: Phineas on July 8, 2011 at 1:40 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Okay, I generally favor the death penalty in a restricted number of cases and when there is overwhelming evidence of guilt: there are crimes so terrible that the only the death of the offender will bring justice. And it frustrates me no end when states like my own California let the number […]


Poor Obama. Presidents of China have it so easy by comparison…

Posted by: Phineas on March 11, 2011 at 2:07 pm » 13 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Jeez, what a whiner. I seem to recall he wanted the job, real bad. In fact, he wanted it so much that he started running for it after only two years as a United States senator. But now he finds it too tough and envies the Chinese President: How Mr. Obama manages […]


Dissed at our own state dinner

Posted by: Phineas on January 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm » 9 Comments

Wow. Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House US humiliated in eyes of Chinese by song used to inspire anti-Americanism Lang Lang the pianist says he chose it. Chairman Hu Jintao recognized it as soon as he heard it. Patriotic Chinese Internet users were delighted as soon as they saw the videos online. Early […]


Did Obama throw Japan under the bus?

Posted by: Phineas on January 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It sure smells that way. During the state visit of Chinese tyrant President Hu Jintao, a Chinese blogger asked a key White House official about America’s position over a territorial dispute with Japan: The United States recognizes no claims to the sovereignty of a set of islets in the East China Sea, […]


A Chinese Trifecta

Posted by: Phineas on January 20, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

On the occasion of the State visit by Chinese fascist junta leader President Hu Jintao, PJTV analysts Stephen Greene, Scott Ott, and Bill Whittle look at the growth of Chinese economic and military power, and the challenges a rising dragon may pose for the US: I thought Whittle’s observations on the Chinese military perceptive, particularly […]


And you mocked Smart Power?

Posted by: Phineas on January 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas So, Hu Jintao was feted last night at a state dinner, where the world was treated to a big announcement from President Obama of an important agreement between our landlords China and the poor house United States. What do you think it was? A way to euthanize the North Korean regime peacefully? […]


The return of the Axis of Evil

Posted by: Phineas on January 17, 2011 at 2:22 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Michael Ledeen looks at events around the world and sees a coordinated message being sent to the US: we’re going to take you down: Obama’s getting kicked around from Lebanon to China, but nobody seems to notice the pattern. Why shouldn’t we think that the near-simultaneous attacks — China’s humiliation of Defense […]


China’s big challenge to the US Navy

Posted by: Phineas on January 4, 2011 at 12:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas For the last 70 years, the centerpiece of US naval strategy –and, indeed, essential for the projection of American power around the globe– has been the aircraft carrier. Born of necessity after the disaster at Pearl Harbor decimated our battleships, the carrier battle group has been an effective tool of hard power […]


Japan turns its guns from the Bear toward the Dragon

Posted by: Phineas on December 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm » 6 Comments

The New York Times recently published an intriguing piece on Japan’s strategic focus: having directed their self-defense forces toward the USSR/Russia since being allowed to rearm after World War II, they are now turning their attention towards a growing threat – China: In what would be a sweeping overhaul of its cold war-era defense strategy, […]