Monday, June 05, 2006

Pentagon report is complete junk, again

I spent some time reading the Pentagon's threat assessment of China and an assessment of China's future military growth and it is a BUNCH of hogwash, to put it mildly.

Let me start by reminding all of you that I am glad that we are the most powerful country in the world. That is a good thing. I hope we ALWAYS have the most powerful military on Earth.

Let there also be no doubt, we ARE the most powerful military on Earth and by a long ways. There is no one that we cannot destroy in a matter of weeks or months; no one...

I am a military veteran and proud of it...

It is my opinion that The Pentagon (And MANY of our Defense Contractors and Politicians) keep exaggerating the threats to this nation. The "War on Terror" is no exception...

The Soviet Union was never nearly as strong as we were. They did have enough nuclear weapons to where they could have done a lot of damage. After they fell apart The United States was able to easily determine that we had GROSSLY (and purposefully) over-exaggerated their ability to make war.

This was purposefully done to build up The United States Military and our military industrial complex.

I do want to keep our military strong; but we must cut out the vast waste, fraud, and corruption in our military spending procedures. Any competent person could cut our military funding by 10-20% (Eliminate no bid contracts, hold Contractors accountable, only start projects for programs we need, hold people accountable, just to name a few).

These IDIOTS who are trying to use China to scare us must think we are stupid. If we ever got into a real shooting war with China let me tell you what would happen:
1. The first day we would destroy their entire navy.
2. The first week we would 100% eliminate their entire air force, I doubt that it would take a week, I am being conservative.
3. We would pick them apart at our leisure...

The Pentagon is WHINING about the fact that China is increasing military spending at about 10% per year while we are increasing it at more like 5% per year.

BUT WE SPEND OVER SEVEN TIMES WHAT THEY DO...

Good grief...

We are going to spend away all of our resources and our Grandkids are screwed...

9 comments:

Robert Enders said...

The United States spend more than the rest of the world combined. Part of the reason for that is we are protected half of the world from the other half. European countries are capable of defending themselves, and there aren't any signifciant military threats to us, so we do not need to station troops there anymore. In the unlikely event that a NATO country is attacked, we can still get our guys over there before the NATO ally is over run.

Mike Kole said...

Amen. My son lives in Spain near the Rota Naval Base. Well, Spain needs protecting! Or, so the rationale goes.

I'd sure love to see the US pull back from Japan, Germany, Spain, and a host of other nations that can and should pay for their own defense.

John Good said...

These IDIOTS who are trying to use China to scare us must think we are stupid. If we ever got into a real shooting war with China let me tell you what would happen:
1. The first day we would destroy their entire navy.
2. The first week we would 100% eliminate their entire air force, I doubt that it would take a week, I am being conservative.
3. We would pick them apart at our leisure...


Mike. . Mike. .Mike. . .tsk.

China would smoke our collective asses due to numbers alone. Technology may increase ability, but it cannot match a never-ending supply of "troops", and China has the numbers advantage. . .

LP Mike Sylvester said...

John: You are joking, right?

You tend to make a log of good points; but, "China would smoke us."

You are kidding right?

Really, their ari force would be destroyed in a matter of days. They our forces would absolutely tear their ground forces apart...

I AM NOT SAYING WE COULD OCCUPY THEM... Just that we xould knock them down easily...

Andrew Kaduk said...

I'm with Mike on this one. Even if their Navy and Air Force were only grazed by our attacks, the "numbers" to which you are referring are poorly armed and EXTREMELY poorly lead humans. It doesn't take a lot of firepower to even the score when you're just making meat out of people. Sure, there are a billion of them...big deal. That just means there are more of them in one place at one time to kill...just like shooting fish in a barrel. Now, they did get their hands on some ICBM technology back in the 90's that they probably shouldn't have...THAT might be a cause for alarm more than a billion rice farmers with pellet guns.

Jeff Pruitt said...

Have you guys seen the Honda and Sony robots in these contests where they walk up stairs and even dance?

Most people see that and think it's real cute and funny but when I see it all I can imagine is 1,000,000 of those damn things being paratrooped into the US w/ machine guns.

I guess I've watched the Terminator movies too many times...

Andrew Kaduk said...

Chinese guns are junk...so we're right back to cute robots, Jeff.

Robert Enders said...

The ChiComms do not have much of a navy. In order to invade an island (Taiwan) or a country that is on a different continent (US), one needs a navy. China does not have much of a navy but is working on getting one.

Who would win? Ultimately it depends on what is at stake and where the war is being fought.

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