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southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:21 PM
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Pentagon: China's Military Strengthening
WASHINGTON - China is building up its military for the long-term goal of projecting its power well beyond Taiwan, the self-governing island that draws most of the mainland's attention today, a Pentagon report says.

The Chinese military is buying new weapon systems including important purchases from Russia while developing new doctrine for modern warfare and improving training standards, the report released Tuesday says.

Still, the Pentagon rates China's current ability to project power beyond its periphery as "limited." And, it says, China cannot yet be certain that its military, while steadily strengthening, is capable of conquering Taiwan.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050720..._st_pe/us_china
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FormerOstrich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:22 PM
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1. keep pouring gas on it.....
no wonder gas is so high we are pouring so much of it around keeping the war flames burning
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:26 PM
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2. China is building an army because it looks like we will be fighting
them for oil. If we take over all the oil in the ME, the entire world is not going to be happy. The rest of the world is slowly getting together to confront us in the ME. It will not be a pretty picture if the idiot in chief decides to see how good our poor troops are.
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Patty Diana Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:07 PM
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3. Neocons are pissing all over themselves on this one__fuck em
they put us in this mess_not China
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