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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Taiwan Not Happy with EU for Plans Lifting Weapon Sale Ban from China & Japan and the United States Military Support of Taiwan Against Communist China

Space War AFP Reports: Taiwan raps EU over plans to lift China arms ban

Excerpt: Taiwan's president warned Tuesday that EU plans to lift an arms embargo on China threaten the military balance in East Asia -- and accused some in Europe of double standards in currying favour with Beijing.

President Chen Shui-bian, in a video conference with European Unionlawmakers, notably singled out France, which has spearheaded the bloc's drive to end the 15-year-old ban on weapons sales to Beijing.

He added that the planned lifting in the next few months of the arms ban, slapped on Beijing after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, could also let Beijing think it did not need to proceed with democratic reforms.

Click here to Read Full Report

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Hard Observation: Let us check back to this Washington Post Story from a few weeks ago which is related indirectly...

Washington Post: Japan to Join U.S. Policy on Taiwan

Excerpt: TOKYO, Feb. 17 -- The United States and Japan will declare Saturday for the first time in a joint agreement that Taiwan is a mutual security concern, according to a draft of the document. Analysts called the move a demonstration of Japan's willingness to confront the rapidly growing might of China.

The United States has long focused attention on the Chinese government's threat to use military force against Taiwan if the island, which China views as a renegade province, moves toward independence. Until now, Japan has been content to let the United States bear the brunt of Beijing's displeasure.

But in the most significant alteration since 1996 to the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance, which remains the cornerstone of U.S. interests in East Asia, Japan will join the Bush administration in identifying security in the Taiwan Strait as a "common strategic objective." Set for release after a meeting of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and their Japanese counterparts in Washington on Saturday, the revisions will also call for Japan to take a greater role in conjunction with U.S. forces both in Asia and beyond, according to a draft copy obtained by The Washington Post.

Click here to Read Entire Washington Post Report

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And let's not forget the January 18th Report on statements made by Donald Rumsfled

Rumsfeld: China Is Building Strategic Offensive Military Positions
"String of pearls" military plan to protect China's oil: US report

Excerpt: China is developing military bases and diplomatic ties from the Middle East to the South China Sea in order to protect its oil shipments and strategic interests, according to an internal report prepared for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, The Washington Times said Tuesday.

"China is building strategic relationships along the sea lanes from the Middle East to the South China Sea in ways that suggest defensive and offensive positioning to protect China's energy interests, but also to serve broad security objectives," said the report, sponsored by the director of Net Assessment, who heads Mr. Rumsfeld's office on future-oriented strategies.

Click Here to Read the Entire Report


Hard View: Lets go over a few events....

*Taiwan getting support from Japan and the United States facing the threat of China.

*Taiwan Blasting the EU, especially France, for plans of dropping arms sales ban from China

*Bush's continuing contempt of Europe

*Bush's Flip Flopping with China over Taiwan

*Rumsfeld Calling out the fact that China are preparing Offensive Military Positions.

*A Falling US Dollar and Communist China hinting they will be Dropping the Dollar for the Euro.

And of course, a flashback to the beginning of Bush's Role as President, when a Chinese Fighter Jet Knocked into a US Spy Plane, and the Plane having to land in China, and China Holding the Crew for Quesitoning. Did you forget about that?, Here is a CNN Link to the Story back from April 1st 2001

You can't say 'Connect the Dots', but you can say 'How do you play this Bag of Marbles'


Comments, Opinions Anyone?.. Blog it On!

5 Comments:

Anonymous ano mous said...

thinking the big blue marble IBM falls into play here somewhere too

3:49 PM, March 01, 2005  
Anonymous tell me twice said...

I can't say what credentials this forum Rense has but for the simple fact I came across it and see how it plays into this story I will offer up the link

http://www.rense.com/general59/putin.htm

4:06 PM, March 01, 2005  
Anonymous ano mous said...

did'nt china and russia also agree to take part in some kind of joint military exercise recently?

5:38 PM, March 01, 2005  
Anonymous ano mous said...

Beijing has resolved virtually all its land border disputes with its neighbours: it has signed a non-aggression pact with the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean); it is working to help resolve the North Korean nuclear issue; it is signing a treaty of friendship and cooperation with Asean which includes free trade agreements and economic aid; and it is conducting joint military exercises with Russia, Kyrgyzstan, India and Pakistan.

ok found a story answering my earlier question....long story
from....
Saturday September 11, 2004

http://www.guardian.co.uk/2020/story/0,,1299091,00.html

5:59 PM, March 01, 2005  
Anonymous myo said...

as long as we are doing flashbacks and talking about bush's early days as president and china,
I will post a couple snippets from a report in a timeline of events surrounding 9-11 found @ cooperativeresearch.net

note that the report is said to advocate "regime change" in China, North Korea, Libya, Syria, Iran and other countries.(why I decided to post)

The neoconservative think-tank Project for the New American Century writes a “blueprint” for the “creation of a ‘global Pax Americana’ ” (see also June 3, 1997). The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategies, Forces and Resources for a New Century, was written for the Bush team even before the 2000 Presidential election. It was commissioned by future Vice President Cheney, future Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, future Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, Florida Governor and President Bush's brother Jeb Bush, and future Vice President Cheney's Chief of Staff Lewis Libby.

The report calls for the control of space through a new “US Space Forces,” the political control of the internet, the subversion of any growth in political power of even close allies, and advocates “regime change” in China, North Korea, Libya, Syria, Iran and other countries. It also mentions that “advanced forms of biological warfare that can ‘target’ specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool.” A British Member of Parliament says of the report, “This is a blueprint for US world domination—a new world order of their making. These are the thought processes of fantasist Americans who want to control the world”

6:51 PM, March 01, 2005  

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