EU's Betrayal Of America And Taiwan

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    I intend to submit this for publication on the Weekly Standard's website, but wanted to share it with you all first to collect your thoughts and comments. this is a personal issue for me, because its my fleet (7th) that is endangered by this betrayal.

     
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    NATO, I think the title is excellent. It contrasts the greed of the EU with the values of America. You might consider specifying "democratic values" (small d) For the EU, profit is their value.

    In contrast to your closing paragraph, I believe that the primary motivation of the EU is not a greedy few billion in weapons transactions. Although I am sure that France, with its elevated and stagnant unemployment rate, salivates at the thought of Dassault fighter plane sales to the PRC totalitarians. The fundamental reason behind the EU desire to sell weapons to the Chinese is to hasten the creation of an Asian power center to rival America. Almost the entire EU is obsessed with the fact that America is the lone superpower; especially France, Germany, and now Spain with the advent of the slimy Socialists. Building weapons for the Chinese will provide the EU with income, defense manufacturing expansion, and significantly complicate American foreign policy and defense strategy. All of this will be financed by the massive trade deficit that America now suffers with the Chinese. Of course America could economically slow China by restricting trade. But then where would Wal-Mart obtain goods with which to bankrupt small American retailers? Cynicism aside, selling weapons to the Chinese will give the EU time to build up its own (now pathetic) defense force. This will fulfill the post WW2 dream of the French to become a world power center economically and militarily independent of the United States. EU weapons sales to China will be the final nail in the NATO (sorry) coffin. Is Tony Blair the only European that objects to this French fantasy? http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17257

    When you mention Asian allies of the US concerned with the development of Chinese military power, I think you should mention Australia.

    Good luck submitting your article. I hope it gets published.
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    awesome, NATO! There is also the fact that the EU sees itself as a counterbalance to US influence and opening another front in their conflict with the US (it is a conflict, make no mistake about that) makes it more difficult for the US to compete with them...or so they believe.
     
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    Great points domino, thanks a lot.

    Let's try this revised closing paragraph on for size....

    French and German efforts to position the EU as the main counterweight to America’s power and influence are partially responsible for this betrayal of America, Taiwan and the oppressed of China’s totalitarian regime. Indeed, something more sinister is is in play, besides greed and a cynical effort to “acknowledge” China’s ascendancy into the ranks of a newly multi-polar world. Is this a further indication the EU realizes its not the best bet to rival the US in military power? The signs hint at the EU edging towards picking a side in the growing competition between China and America, and it is not unthinkable that the EU may be looking to strengthen China's hand to become an Asian power capable of countering America. It is worrisome to see strong allies of America like Jack Straw supporting an endeavour like this, but the facts are there. The EU is preparing to support tyranny over democratic values. A future with the darkening clouds of conflict and betrayal awaits America’s cross-Atlantic and cross-Pacific relations if the EU decides to lift the arms ban. America must do everything it can to prevent such a troubling development from coming to pass.
     
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    yeah, I like that
     
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    That is very true. That's why we need to build even stronger relationships with India and Brazil, in order to keep the EU from entrenching their anti-american philosophy in these regional powers.
     
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    Besides India and Brazil, there are a host of other countries we could and should establish better relations with, including Indonesia and some of the emerging former Soviet states.
     
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    Excellent point. Just like how we helped and now have excellent ties with Georgia and Ukraine.
     
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    Awesome, nato!
     
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    Great line, NATO.

    America should install the Ballistic Missile Defense System in Taiwan. That would help alleviate the most serious military threat that China can bring against Taiwan. The moment the EU sells weapons to China, we should build an American naval base on Taiwan. All weapons technology transfers from the US to the EU should immediately halt. The $6 billion Presidential helicopter contract with Lockheed and the Italians should be cancelled. Yeah, I know the Italians helped in Iraq, but they are part of the EU. If they want to keep their helicopter contract, then step up and block EU weapons sales to the Chinese. We could consider destroying the weapons in transit from the EU. What would they do? Pass a resolution against us in the UN? Unfortunately, most of the weapons that the EU sells to China will also be manufactured in China. It is not the weapons that are the greatest problem. It is the transference of technical expertise to the Chinese that is most threatening. How long before US aircraft carriers ply the waters off the coast of France? Five years? Ten?
     

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