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"China Will Not Hesitate To Protect Iran Even With A Third World War"

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Wed, 11/30/2011 - 17:11 | 1932340 bernorange
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furk

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 17:15 | 1932374 55 men
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Courtesy of John McClane,

"Yippee Ki Yay, Mother Fucker".

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 17:22 | 1932443 JoBob
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Courtesy of John WHO?

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 17:34 | 1932540 trav7777
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good luck with that China...I hope these idiots don't actually believe they can fight any kind of war with anyone

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 17:46 | 1932618 theXman
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For those who are not familiar with General Zhang, he is not a serious military figure but a TV personaility. Because of his many wrong predictions during the 2nd Iraq war, he became a laughing stock, a Chinese version of Baghdad Bob.

Party bosses let Zhang run his mouth to please the ego of conservative audience and give Chinese government a macho apperance. He is a tool and a clown, nothing more. 

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 18:11 | 1932746 CompassionateFascist
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"WW III"? According to the Newt, it'll be at least WW V or VI.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 18:56 | 1932931 redpill
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China isn't going to war any time soon, even if/when we do insanely attack Iran.  This is more about heightening rhetoric on all sides.   It needs to sound really dire so that the sheeple in each respective country unite together and stop being dissonant.  That's what this truly is about.  That's why we have a war every ten years.  Support the President dropping bombs on Iranian children or you don't support our troops and are anti-American!

Iran will get a nuclear weapon one way or another eventually no matter what we do, but if there's anything that's going to prompt them to try to use it, it's going to be to get revenge on countries that think it's OK to bomb or invade them for pursuing military technology that many other countries already have.  It's ridiculous.  But the reality is that Iran doesn't want nukes to use them, Iran wants nukes so they can come sit at the adult table and don't get treated like a child.  They aren't going to use them because it would be suicide, and they know it.  Even the insane leaders of radical movements that advocate suicide bombing always get some other poor schmuck to volunteer and do it for them, ever notice that?  These guys aren't interested in dying.

Aggression fuels aggression.  More destruction is not going to solve this.  But of course it's not intended to solve anything.  War, by and large, is a means by which control is reasserted and power consolidated.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 19:15 | 1933009 knukles
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Why can't we all just get along?
This is the same way they treated Brittany.

(hysterical sobbing)

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 19:48 | 1933107 Spirit Of Truth
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Maybe there's a reason China is building SPARE CITIES!!!

http://thespiritoftruth.blogspot.com/2010/12/why-is-china-building-empty-cities.html

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 00:07 | 1933836 old naughty
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Yes. But they are not for us humans. Most of us will be dead, or dying after the nuclear war, no?

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 01:27 | 1933976 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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China is building spare cities because they can!  They are using the dollars they have and they are building huge unoccupied cities.  And if it sounds like I am about to channel Trump I am not.  Trump should applaud China for investing in America for the last 50 years.  I do too, because a good investment shows. 

But if China stays invested, they will lose all of their money.

How funny is it that China went along with Fed policie today?  Tied at the hip, I tell you.  And guess what?  All falls down.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 09:31 | 1934530 Spirit Of Truth
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China's central planners see Western market economies as a means to their ends, i.e., learn and copy the technology developed from "free societies", then use it to efficiently destroy us and dominate the free world.  They don't care about anything but power and control, and those willing to believe otherwise are useful stooges as they pursue their global designs at our expense.

The "Old Enemy" never went away, it simply changed it's camouflage:

http://thespiritoftruth.blogspot.com/2010/03/quick-review-of-history.html

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 09:50 | 1934573 Spirit Of Truth
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Note that last bit in the Chinese news report above: "Russia is another ally of Iran, with similar policy to that of China toward Iran."

This is key.

"The failure of U.S. policymakers to comprehend the veiled aggressiveness and hostility towards the United States inherent in Sino-Soviet strategy and the belief that the political and economic reforms in Russia and the partial introduction of capitalism in China have foreshadowed these countries' development into real democracies, have eroded the effectiveness of U.S. policies in the foreign affairs, defense, intelligence and counter-intelligence fields.  U.S. policymakers have recklessly accepted the premise that Russia and China are no longer enemies, but are rather potential allies and partners fully deserving of U.S. support.  Only countries like Iran, (pre-2003) Iraq and North Korea - which (ironically, in this context) work secretly with Russia and China - are still considered potential adversaries." - KGB DEFECTOR ANATOLIY GOLITSYN, THE PERESTROIKA DECEPTION, 1995, P.230

http://www.spiritoftruth.org/The_Perestroika_Deception.pdf

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 00:16 | 1933855 AldousHuxley
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IRAN is China's favorite bitch.

China is the pimp.

Russia is the don.

America is baywatch.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 01:27 | 1933981 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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America is Pam? 

Hot.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 19:24 | 1933039 treasurefish
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Exactly!  The only folks who would give you a thumbs down haven't taken the recommended single dose of the red pill.  The Chinese also don't war.  They know everything they manufacture is junk.  Good luck firing a rifle that breaks after a single shot, or gets lead paint in your skin.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 21:34 | 1933435 Lednbrass
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Im hoping this is sarcasm, if not its pure stupidity from an idiot who knows nothing about weaponry.  Their rifles arent are actually quite reliable, there are many thousands of rifles in the US imported from China in the 90's which are good solid rifles.  I like my Chinese milsurp SKS alot, it never ever malfunctions and is an excellent semi auto carbine. Their AK's are also quite good. Norinco screwed up and got busted by the FBI for offering to sell real heavy weaponry in the US or alot more would be over here, but it is a great mistake to think that they build rifles for their own military as haphazardly as they do goods to sell to Western suckers.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 19:45 | 1933096 Rainman
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In other words, it's all about the oil.....

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 20:27 | 1933211 trav7777
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bbbbut...bbbbbut...jewTV tells me that they would annihilate Israel just as soon as they managed to achieve fission!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 00:19 | 1933865 AldousHuxley
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the vision is to make the middle east oilland part of Israel + Saudi Kingdom.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 22:08 | 1933527 madmax1965
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Yes indeed redpill and "war is a racket"! TPTB are setting this one up perfectly.  This shit is getting very exhuasting! 

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 02:17 | 1934039 Freddie
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The Chinese want us to start a war so we can bomb their new empty cities.  This will allow them to rebuild newer empty cities.  Our bombs will take down the new buildings before the shitty construction takes them down fairly soon.

Our endless B-52 strikes will help revive their constructions sector and reinflate their property bubble.  Caterpillar will sell them new CAT's graders and bulldozers.  Endless war is good for business.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 18:35 | 1932857 krispkritter
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We had ZZ Top.  They have ZZ Not...Baghdad Bob indeed...

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 18:36 | 1932863 YBNguy
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So down twinkles on Ragnarok it is.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 19:49 | 1933089 earleflorida
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Re: General Zhang

'there is much truth to be said of a fools errand,... splintered upon a freudian slip'

"Tailor's Dilemma'       {[humor-- practical and otherwise] [chinese wit & humor c.1946___edited by george kao / introduction by lin yutang]}

"A tailor was cutting a suit for a customer. He turned the piece of the material over for a long time without being able to bring himself to use the scissors. The apprentice boy finally asked him why he hesitated, and the answer was: 'If I cut something out for him there will be nothing left for me; if I cut something for me there will be nothing for him"        jmo

fwiw dept:

 ,... do we have a 'false dichotomy'; a 'morton's fork', suspended 'in`medias`res' predicated upon the obvious 'kafkaesque-situation - or just a machiavellian ploy hubris?

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 20:46 | 1933279 Tijuana Donkey Show
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The chinese Rush/Beck?

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 20:52 | 1933307 BigInJapan
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Yeah, he's an asshat.
You're honma fight ww3, are you?
How is it you plan on moving troops?

Those brownteeth couldn't invade Taiwan if they wanted to.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 02:55 | 1934014 i-dog
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They don't need to invade Taiwan. They've already got a Trojan Horse president in there (ironically named 'Ma' - which means horse in Chinese - LOL)!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 05:21 | 1934234 merizobeach
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Sadly correct.  January 14 will be presidential elections; re-electing Ma will be the end of Taiwan's nationhood.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 23:51 | 1933799 Belteshazzar
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Thank you for pointing this out. The headline of this post allows the reader to interpret General Zhang's statement as though it was an announcement from China's government when in fact this is not the case.

 

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 17:47 | 1932623 Zeilschip
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Your pathetic Pavlovian spamposts on anything relating to China are getting boooooring.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 17:55 | 1932668 PaperBugsBurn
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Lmao

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 17:49 | 1932630 Silenus
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Yes, they can fight a war with anyone - they have lots of nuclear bombs. If it comes down to WWIII, it'll go nuclear.

Just don't expect a long life for yourself or anyone else. Learn to embrace death.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 18:27 | 1932821 onthesquare
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"long live death"  Jose Astray

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 18:54 | 1932934 Uber Vandal
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There is only one God, and his name is Death.

And there is only one thing you say to Death.

Not today.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3mnao1w7Vw

Quote begins at 1:31

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 22:47 | 1933624 connda
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"Yes, they can fight a war with anyone - they have lots of nuclear bombs. If it comes down to WWIII, it'll go nuclear.

Just don't expect a long life for yourself or anyone else. Learn to embrace death."

 

Long: freezed dried foods, subterranean bunkers, and potassium idiode.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 02:20 | 1934045 Freddie
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Just don't expect a long life for yourself or anyone else. Learn to embrace death.

Is this the new Hope & Change for 2012?

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 17:50 | 1932642 PaperBugsBurn
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I guess Chinese nukes aren't nukes at all and slanty-eyed, mass produced anti-ship ballistic missiles won't put an end to tge era of your gunboat diplomacy once and for all, and of course, rednecks are smarter, tougher warriors tgan the Russians, Chinese, Iranians...etc etc

Bring it on, biatch!!!

EMP your ass back to the stone age, motherfucker.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 19:29 | 1933050 Ropingdown
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Chinese nukes ride atop missiles whose guidance systems were improved thanks to Raytheon, whose technology for missile guidance was sold to the Chinese due to a waiver the Clinton administration provided....just about the time CEO Michael Schwartz, having been refuse waivers for so long, wrote a big check to the DNC.   As with the young Medal of Honor winner who recently sued BAE Systems, we have to ask ourselves this question: Why should we ever let our sons get involved in a war which will have them facing the technical wonders we paid for with our defense research appropriations.  When we have to sell high-end defense technology to our most obvious military rivals just to keep our economy going, we've got a problem.  We're going to have to make a law mandating that the CEO's children or grandchildren have to be on the front line of any such war.  Maybe that will get their consciences going?  "Never happen!" you say?  Thanks for making my point.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 20:15 | 1933174 Alpacanio
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Notice how all crap leads somehow back to Clinton? I said it then, and say it now. He sold us down the river 1st. And we are going to pay for it the next 50 years...

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 21:24 | 1933406 Jack Burton
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Nixon opened China and began an era of US support for China's economic rise, which naturally has led to a military rise. Nixon was doing the corporations bidding, they wanted China as the new non-union workshop for corporate America to boost profits, destroy union shops and eliminate the US middle class. Mission accomplished! Mr. Clinton was nothing but a Nixon want to be and a sex addict who worshiped that thing in his pants.

Along the way Clinton learned that to be the president meant courting corporate America, a thing he did to perfection. I belive corporate America enjoyed the Clinton years even more than the Bush years. Bush/Clinton, so what was the difference?

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 20:48 | 1933290 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Yes, but their made in China! Maybe they can tow them on that "carrier" they just launched. I'm no military fan, but the Chinese and US will fight a cyber war, and the loser is anyone who likes the Internet, running water, and electicity. 

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 23:03 | 1933664 Axenolith
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I believe that would be Loral Space Systems, not Raytheon...

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 19:55 | 1933122 SheepHerder
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Do you have kids?  How about good friends?  A mom?  A dad?  It'd be something to print your post out and give it to you should you ever see their brains and guts splattered on a sidewalk due to a country doing just as you recommend and bringing it on...biatch.  Any middle schooler can sit at a computer and type out mindless drivel. But this isn't an episode of GI Joe's or X-Men we are dicussing.  Show some maturity along with intelligence and think about what you want to be brought.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 17:51 | 1932648 AldousHuxley
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All China has to do would be to tell walmart they are cutting off shipment.

American underclass shoppers would go crazy when they find out they can't buy the latest junk on TV and will finally riot on the capital hill.

 

Plus the oligarchy who profit off of offshored manufacturing would go all out Koch bros on politicians to stop the "war".

 

 

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 18:00 | 1932695 aldousd
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I don't think you're right; however, it would be a sweet irony to see the riots happen because walmart was taken away instead of the traditional leftist mantra that it should be.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 19:16 | 1933016 Manny
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Then who will they manufacture for ? And if manufacturing goes down what will those sweat workers do with nothing on hand ?  Not something those guys in Beijing would like them to do.

If anything, Walmart is our defense missile system for China!

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 20:02 | 1933142 SheepHerder
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Who will they manufacture for?  Themselves and other countries that show they can pay their debt.  If a person is maxed out on credit card debt, the store doesn't make and sell them goods, because they need something to do.  

And if manufacturing goes down what will those sweat workers do with nothing on hand?  Make it for their families and take it home.  I mean, aside from worthless paper with worthless contracts saying we will pay them back, what does the US exchange for the time, energy, and resources the Chinese give us in Wal-Mart goods?

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:41 | 1934955 prole
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Like it ore not those funny little ugly no-longer-artistic American mini paper-portraits of dead presidents have  magic power all over the world and anyone who owns oh say- trillions of them can buy the world. Japan tried it and semi-crashed lol but now it's Chinas turn and I think it's working.

So what are we giving China? The world. And our wealth.

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