Cheerfuldoer, why China? Who has China committed aggression against? They have fought off vicious and constant threats to their country for the past two hundred years. The Japanese have been a constant cruel and vicious attacker.
Last December I was visiting with a patient. We were discussing the events after 9-11. He said , "You know the ones we REALLY have to watch , don't you?" I replied, "No, who?" "The Chinese, it says so in the Bible, it predicts that at the end of time, the yellow race will rule the world." I've heard that old worn out phrase so many times, ...I just nodded and went on about my business without a comment. This man, and so many other Bible thumpers truly believe this. Some old Jew wrote a letter 2000 years ago to beware of the Mongols across the mountains 2000 miles away, and it gets translated into 2001 as a Chinese threat.
I hope this isn't your source of why we need to fear the Chinese.The U.S. is doing all we can to improve the Chinese economy, via the World Trade Organization,...which China joined in 2000-2001. Why? To help our economy. Our markets are saturated. There's a billion chinese over there to sell cars, computers, insurance, stocks, hamburgers, and everything else to. But, the biggie......They don't have the money to buy anything. Hence, we are building them up, importing their products....the next generation will be ready for purchasing American music, cars, golf carts, exercise and sports gear, AOL and al., ....
Male Chinese laborers built this country. Thousands were brought here in the 1800's as slaves, to build railroads, roads, and bridges all across the West. Not many survived.
We were never taught this in history, in school. But it is documented and available on the net.
In the real world, the North Koreans are a threat.
In today's news is info about how we were allies with Iraq and Saddam Hussein in the 70's and 80's. He was our man in those years. We gave him lotsa big bucks and supported his war against Iran. Didn't we encourage and aid him in overthrowing those in power before him? Now, OUR man is Mr Evil.
I don't want my sons to die trying to "change the Iraqi regime." Our president can't even call his actions what they are....he refers to it as a "regime change." "Oh, we're just going over there for a "regime change." Does that really make it more palatable to send your sons and grandsons to Iraq?
Did Iraq attack us last September?