Mounting Debt And China: Evidence Our National Security Is In Imminent Danger

Our mounting debt and inability to constrain ever-growing spending poses a national security threat to our Republic because we borrow about 40 cents on every dollar we spend, much of it coming from foreign creditors. Oh don’t take my word for it, take it from those in charge of the defense of America:

U.S. Director Of National Intelligence James Clapper: “The debt does pose a potential threat to our national security . . . The financial relationship we have with China is illustrative of that.”  (Phil Stewart, “U.S. Intelligence Faces Belt Tightening,” Reuters, 2/10/11)

U.S. Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton: “I think that our rising debt levels -- (off mike) -- poses a national security threat, and it poses a national security threat in two ways. It undermines our capacity to act in our own interest, and it does constrain us where constraint may be undesirable. And it also sends a message of weakness internationally.”  (“A Conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,” Council on Foreign Relations, 9/8/10)

I could go on and on, but you get the point. These statements, and the reality they convey, are on full display as Vice President Joe Biden visits China, beginning today.

Vice President Biden is there to “reassure” the Communist Chinese that our country’s economy is on sound footing. More than that though, Biden is there to smooth relations and beg them to keep borrowing more and more money. That’s important, as China is our largest foreign creditor, holding about $1.2 trillion in U.S. debt, which brings us to the threat on our national security.

More telling than Biden going to ask a Communist country to remain confident in our economy is the recent announcement that the U.S. would bow to “Chinese pressure” and “deny Taiwan’s request for 66 new F-16C/D fighter aircraft.” Why would the U.S. bow to pressure from the Chinese over selling arms to Taiwan, a country we have promised to defend? Good question. Here’s your answer:

“China has called the sale a ‘red line.’ A recent editorial in the state-controlled People's Daily called for the use of a ‘financial weapon’ against the U.S. if new F-16s were released.”  (Wendell Minnick, “U.S. To Deny Taiwan New F-16 Fighters,” DefenseNews, 8/14/11)

So, China (as our largest foreign creditor) threatens to use a “financial weapon” against the U.S. if it crosses the “red line” and sells fighter jets to Taiwan, at Taiwan’s request, to defend itself from a Communist country that has promised to reunify the two countries, at any cost, using any means necessary. Ladies and gentlemen, our debt no longer poses a threat to our national security, it is already here.


During WW2 we almost lost the war more than a few times. The only way we won that war was with America's ablility to keep ahead of Germany with our manufacturing of masive amount of the weapons and everything else to fight a war. Now everything the US military uses in electronic. The Untied States invents all of our weapons of war to radions and TV set, but has them made in China because of the "Fair Trade Agreements". Which by the way is the reason most Americans are out of work. The fair trade agreements out sourced our manufacturing jobs to the pacific rim. China is building up their military for more than just self defense. We're getting defective electric products from them and their also hacking our computers in the pentagon and other military agencies.

But the situation that troubles me the  most is that we owe them Trillions of dollars that we'll never be able to pay back. What has our government been giving the Chinese from collateral? From a country that has a history of killing millions of their own people, they are going to want something back for what we've taken from them. Their building super aircraft carriers and guided cruise missles that can take only one out one of our super carries. If we never sent our manufacturing jobs over seas in the first place we'd never be in this situation.

If Obama wants to have a jobs bill the first thing he, or who ever gets elected, is to bring back our jobs from over seas. They can do it by what our founding fathers did. Put a tarif on all goods made overs seas so they'll cost what we can make and sell them for. That's why the founding father did it.  To make sure our citizens wouldn't be under sold and lose their businesses.



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