China's Hu urges navy to prepare for combat - Yahoo! News Again, I have to ask, 'So what?' The Chicoms have been prepping for war since the day they took over China. This is nothing new, but that we see so many reports of this lately, it seems that TPTB are trying to prep *us* mentally for a possible war with China. The Chinese preparations are almost alld efensive in nature. Their tiny blue water fleet would be blown out of the water within minutes of going to war with the US and I think they are smart enough to realize this. That fleet is for projecting force into the oil rich South China Sea area, not cutting off our sea lanes. If we are to be so worried about a likely war with China, then why does everyone in Washington DC still want to allow the continued export of US industry to China? I am sorry, not just allow but we have tax incentives in place to ENCOURAGE US businesses to relocate off shore, and China being the best place for labor arbitrage it gets most of that off shoring sent its way. In other words, the actions of our nations leaders belie any notion that we are plausibly expecting war with China in the foreseable future. Its just more 'we are surrounded by enemies' bullshit.