The Gathering Storm

In 1940 Sir Winston Churchill saw the gathering clouds of war that would cover the earth in World War Two. His personal desire was to write  history, which he did after the war. The first volume of that history was titled The Gathering Storm.  It is appropriate that this article would have that that same phrase. There has been a storm brewing in the western Pacific for some time now. Into the vacuum created by lack of leadership from the United States, China has rapidly entered. With a stated goal to be a world power and to make the South China Sea a private lake, it is at odds with the its neighbors and the international community. Keep your eye on this area. Read more in this article.

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The Gathering Storm Of The Chinese Military

Investors Business Daily Editorial

Pacific Theater: Communist China is completing infrastructure in the South China Sea with which it can project military aggression. The Obama U.S. power vacuum brings “change” to yet another region of the globe.

You’ve got to wonder if President Obama’s own national security personnel are crying out for help for America.

His Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, in a Feb. 23 letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., made public last week, said, “Based on the extent of land reclamation and construction activity” in the Spratly Islands, “we assess that China has established the necessary infrastructure to project military capabilities in the South China Sea beyond that which is required for point defense of its outposts. These capabilities could include the deployment of modern fighter aircraft, surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) and coastal defense cruise missiles, as well as increased presence of People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) surface combatants and China Coast Guard (CCG) large patrol ships.”

This extensive military expansion is being made possible by China’s recent construction of more than a half-dozen artificial islands in the area: thousands of acres of new land for military activity. Beijing deployed various military vessels at its island outposts and “has installed military radars, most likely air-surveillance/early warning radars.”

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  • Chas

    Fear not, Barry ‘Takkiya’ Soetoro will draw a Yellow Line, daring the ChiComs to cross. In the meantime, sign up for Mandarin language courses so you’ll be able to communicate with your new oppressors….

    • phnxgrl

      No need Most of the Chinese Military already speak English.

    • carlcasino

      Better learn Farsi. Just as soon as the Progressives make us more like Europe, sweet , loveable , unarmed and brainwashed like the other half of the population, the REFUGES will have to do nothing but start the beheadings. I hope they start in DC. I truly believe we have become the Blind being led by the Dumb and the Unnecessary following. Or Dumb being led by the Blind at any rate the Unnecessary constitutes 1/2 the population.

  • Nunnyah Biz

    This is trivial Colonel! You had better start paying attention to the “gathering storm” right here in Our Country!

    As you are a Military Man, I would think that you would be using your website, and Sense of Honor, to start rallying the Militia’s, & Constitutional American Patriots, to start ridding Our Country of the traitors infesting Our government!

    Or does your retirement mean that you are no longer under YOUR obligations as a Sovereign, Constitutional American Citizen!

    We need a LEADER, and We need one NOW!

    • carlcasino

      The Militias are already here and well armed. What we need is the Congress to stop the Destruction of the Constitution and the call to arms will not be needed. We have plenty of Leaders in my area and only the few know who.

      • Nunnyah Biz

        Same way here! We continue to train, and are ready!

  • Patriot47

    Now you know why they bought our debt.