08 November 2011

Chinese Build Predatory Blue-Water Navy While Obama Attempts to Scuttle Our Fleet

'...an island nation such as Britain goes to sea as a matter of course, a continental nation with long and contentious land borders -such as China- goes to sea as a luxury.600 Ship Navy

China hasn't gone to sea like this since the early 15th century, when the Ming Dynasty explorer Zheng sailed his 
fleets as far as the Horn of Africa... 

Chinese Navy
Robert Kaplan (WaPo):

China has the world's second-largest naval service, after only the United States

Rather than purchase warships across the board, it is developing niche capacities in sub-surface warfare and missile technology designed to hit moving targets at sea. 

At some point, the U.S. Navy is likely to be denied unimpeded access to the waters off East Asia... 

China's 66 submarines constitute roughly twice as many warships as the entire British Royal Navy. 

If China expands its submarine fleet to 78 by 2020 as planned, it would be on par with the U.S. Navy's undersea fleet in quantity, if not in quality. 

If our economy remains wobbly while China's continues to rise 
-China's defense budget is growing nearly 10 percent annually- this will have repercussions for each nation's sea power. 

And with 90 percent of commercial goods worldwide still transported by ship, sea control is critical...

Note that the South China Sea the Chinese Navy initially seeks to dominate sees about a third of all the maritime traffic in the entire world, and is the route by which Japan receives half her imported petroleum/gas.

Ronald Reagan famously proposed -and went a long ways towards building- a '600 ship navy' to confront and defeat a declining Soviet power in the 1980s. Now -under Barack Obama's watch- the Navy has been stripped-down to a bare-minimum requirement of 313 ships while facing a rapidly emerging communist Chinese adversary (on top of everything else). In reality, the US Navy today has only 286 units currently fit for operation anyway- well below that stated necessity. 

Defense analysts see China becoming not just a larger regional player by 2020, but able to project power overseas by landing amphibious forces 'far from China'... the same kind of capability we ourselves are losing through a shrinking US fleet.

In the wake of over $500B in defense cuts proposed by this administration, small wonder some see a president who's primary intent is to liquidate US military power as yet another element of an astonishingly radical, anti-American agenda.

Defense cuts as coveted by this dangerous fool would surely bring our fleet far below what's needed to defend the United States' overseas trade/interests, and particularly damaging the military's amphibious assault capability... you know, the one that won WWII and upon which the Marines depend heavily.

And it's not just the Chinese Navy we need to keep an eye on: along with aggressive Arctic claims made by the Putin regime, the Kremlin is building boats too- the Russian Navy is now placing into service the first of their all-new Graney class nuclear-powered attack submarines. These craft launch a variety of long-range cruise missiles (3,000+ miles) with conventional or nuclear warheads while capable of engaging enemy (that's us) submarines, surface ships and land-based targets with 24 cruise missiles and eight torpedo launchers, not to mention mines and anti-ship missiles. Graney Class

Of course these will be replacing -and are far superior to- Soviet-developed Akula class predecessors... the kind of Russian front-line attack submarines seen testing our defenses (and weak leadership) right off the US East Coast a couple years ago.

Yet the incoming Republican administration will have a unique opportunity: a clean slate upon to rebuild our forces for the new century, as there will be few weapons programs commitments inherited from Obungles, after all...


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Just more proof of how Obama and the Democrats hate this country.

Reaganite Republican said...

Never thought I'd see the day, Odie... what a truly bizarre era we're enduring

Government Mess said...

Great piece sir. It's obvious that Obama and his ilk want the total collapse of our capitalist system in any way they can achieve it. With the double standard media liars and his radicals implanted everywhere in government we really have a hard fought battle ahead of us. Keep up the great job my friend.

Anonymous said...

Which is precisely why earlier I pointed out HTC as a Chinese brand that we should AVOID buying. I am not a phone rep and do not care if you buy samsung, sanyo, apple or motorola.

But every purchase of a chinese product just puts more money into their pockets to spend on space races, Military build up and the race to Super power stardom while America hoovers around bankruptcy.

Reaganite Republican said...

I don't buy 'em Anon

Reaganite Republican said...

Thank you kindly, GM

Anonymous said...

I thought HTC was a Taiwanese brand. Taiwan is our ally.

Reaganite Republican said...

I still think the first Anon works for Motorola lol

Glenn Raymond said...

Do not forget that hardcore liberals such as Obama and sadly Bennett here in Colorado are trying to destroy the United States. Watch out for Republicans who want to appease liberals. One of the few functions of government is a strong military, lets hope we can keep it.

Anonymous said...

I read posts like these and can't help but laugh
Our country is now filled with a bunch of pussies
Do you honestly think the Chinese are going to attack their main trading partner?? And if you honestly think china is still hard core maoist communist, please just shut up. They're inching towards capitalism everyday
Is it that bad that the Chinese want to have happy lives and not live off of 2 dollars a day?
If anyone should be afraid of being attacked its the Chinese!
They were the ones that were exploited and killed by the US and the west!
And now they buy some outdated soviet aircraft carriers and suddenly the US is fucked
Even though we have 10 more than they do, and way more technologically advanced
Stop being a bunch of whiney little pussies, no one is going to attack us
God you guys make liberals sound tough

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