I am not sure if the following story is accurate. It is, after all, filed by an AFP reporter from the EU Brussels Politburo. If the EU goes forward and sells weapons to the totalitarians in China, then the US should immediately halt all military technology transfers to the participating EU nations. The weapons that the EU sells to China will be pointed at Americans defending democracy across the Taiwan Strait. Certainly, this would greatly please the French. Observe that Americas Asian allies (e.g., Singapore, Australia, India, and Japan) do not plan to sell weapons to the commissars in Beijing. Only Americas political enemies in the EU plan such cynical behavior. Let there be no mistake: punitive actions against the EU should also include the UK if it goes ahead with its threat to participate in the EU-China arms bazaar. Such action would mean, among many punitive details, that the UK and Italy would forfeit their participation in the F-35 Joint Strike-Fighter program. http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/jsf/ If the UK sells weapons to the Chinese, then it should be prepared to sacrifice the sixty RN F-35C-STOVL aircraft it intends to obtain from America to replace its aging Sea Harrier jump jets. This would render UK aircraft carriers virtually obsolete. Instead of the first tier technology JSF, UK aircraft carriers would have to continue to utilize obsolete Sea Harriers (used, for example, in the 1982 Falklands war with Argentina). Why should countries that give succor to our enemies receive out best military technology? It is time to play hardball with the Brussels Politburo. The US Congress should pass a preemptive law outlining the military technology repercussions of EU weapons transfers to China.