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From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
Subject: SLS: China: Red Tide Rising

>CHINA: Red Tide Rising 
>By Ted Sampley
>March/April/May 1997 
>Our politicians are scheming to send the United States military back to 
>Vietnam where America may find its teenage sons again bleeding and 
>dying. This time, instead of wading the quagmire of blood fighting a 
>"police action" against the communist Vietnamese, our young men will be 
>used as a "diplomatic and military shield," protecting the communist 
>Vietnamese and their American business partners from a much anticipated 
>rising tide of Red Chinese military action in Southeast Asia. 
>The American people have not been told that officials of the U.S. State 
>Department and Pentagon have been for several years plotting a 
>U.S./Vietnam mutual security agreement to replace a similar pact that 
>the Vietnamese had with the Soviet Union before it collapsed. 
>Cloaked in the supposed effort to account for American servicemen still 
>missing from the Vietnam War, the U.S. government established the Joint 
>Task Force for a Full Accounting (JTF-FA). Instead of experienced 
>intelligence analysts and personnel familiar with and equipped to deal 
>with searching for MIAs, JTF-FA was staffed with veteran Operation 
>Desert Storm officers and men experienced only in infantry, artillery, 
>and logistics operations. The secret plan will bloom into view now that the
>U.S. has established full normalized relations with Vietnam and has posted a
>U.S. ambassador 
>to Hanoi. The new U.S. Ambassador will soon formally negotiate and sign 
>the mutual defense pact. The officers and men of JTF-FA can then help 
>organize the nucleus for the Joint U.S. Military Assistance 
>Group-Vietnam (JUSMAGV). 
>Since the late 1980s, the Red Chinese, driven by an unholy desire to 
>demonstrate that they will no longer allow other nations to limit their 
>ability to act where they believe their interests are involved, have 
>been patiently and steadily maneuvering to reduce or eliminate America's 
>ability to constrain them. 
>To that end, intelligence analysts say, the Chinese military is 
>acquiring specific weapons and drawing up contingency battle plans that 
>will be targeted on U.S. forward-deployed units in the Pacific. They are 
>purchasing Russian-made warships, surface-to-surface missiles and 
>warplanes at an accelerating pace. The Russians are selling the latest 
>in military technology and greed driven business interests in the West 
>are selling them much needed civilian technology. 
>Red Chinese operatives have been extremely busy lately in and around the 
>United States. Not only have they managed to gain access to the Clinton 
>White House by purchasing influence in recent U.S. elections with secret 
>campaign donations, they also leased an abandoned naval base in Long 
>Beach, California and gained control of two strategic ports, one at each 
>end of the Panama Canal. 
>In March, 1995, Beijing announced a 21 percent rise in its defense 
>budget to the equivalent of $7.5 billion. Private analysts estimate its 
>actual defense spending is closer to $25 billion annually. 
>Much of the effort is concentrated on building its navy, which U.S. 
>officials say is likely to include modern aircraft carriers capable of 
>projecting Beijing's power throughout Asia. 
>China has amassed more than $100 billion in foreign reserves and will 
>acquire $60 billion more when it takes control of Hong Kong in July. 
>U.S. advocates for more trade with the Reds justify their evil dealings 
>by claiming money from their trade will better the lives of China's 
>citizens, therefore helping to guarantee peace. But the money is not 
>going to the people, it is being used to fund a deadly arsenal and to 
>build an industrial base that will make the ambitions of China's ruling 
>Communist dictatorship independent of external constraints by the next 
>To fund their nationalist yearning to replace the United States as a 
>dominant power in Asia, the Reds have available literally billions of 
>dollars earned in lopsided trade deals with Western countries. For every 
>four dollars in Chinese products sold to the United States, only one 
>dollar's worth of U.S. goods are sold in China. 
>According to the U.S. Commerce Department, China's fastest growing 
>sectors are aircraft and parts, electric power systems, computer 
>software, telecommunications equipment and automobile parts. Ironically, 
>U.S. corporate giants such as Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, IBM, Intel, 
>Microsoft, Motorola and General Motors are in China producing these 
>goods. But the profits are coming at a apocalyptic price. In building 
>their plants there and teaching the Chinese how to produce these 
>products, U.S. businesses are creating a dangerous potential competitor 
>for U.S. products and are undermining the industrial capabilities of the 
>United States. 
>Chinese produced goods can be found in every aspect of American life. In 
>March, Rep. James A. Traficant (D-OH) demanded that the Pentagon 
>investigate why a military base in his state distributed boots to Air 
>Force personnel that were made in China. 
>As one observer pointed out, there is something fundamentally wrong in 
>America when even G.I. Joe, the all-American hero toy that is coveted by 
>millions of American boys, bears the inscription "Made in China" on his 
>dog tags. What is worse, however, is that the Reds are using profits 
>earned by selling toys like "G.I. Joe" to buy deadly missiles which are 
>aimed at U.S. bases. 
>In February 1995, China took delivery of the first of four new patrol 
>submarines purchased from the Russians. Some analysts estimate China has 
>made arrangements to purchase about 20 more. 
>The U.S. Veteran Dispatch, in its February/March 1995 edition, published 
>an in-depth report regarding potential confrontation between the United 
>States and China over Vietnam and the oil-rich Spratly Islands. 
>The disputes are over an estimated $1trillion worth of oil and natural 
>gas resources buried beneath the Spratlys, a long string of rocky 
>outcrops--some one thousand islets and reefs, which straddle strategic 
>shipping lanes. The Spratlys are located about 250 miles east of Vietnam 
>in the South China Sea.
>The following U.S. Veteran Dispatch story reported in the January 1994 
>issue and headlined: 
>U.S Carrier, Chinese Sub, Squared Off --Beijing promises to shoot to 
>kill the next time underscores Red China's growing propensity for 
>The American aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk and a Chinese nuclear submarine 
>squared off in international waters off China's coast Oct. 27-29, 1994, 
>the Los Angeles Times reported in December. 
>According to the Times, shortly after the incident, which occurred in 
>the Yellow Sea, China served notice through a U.S. military official in 
>Beijing that the next time such a situation arises, China's orders will 
>be to shoot to kill. 
>Although in the end no shots were fired, U.S. officials acknowledge the 
>confrontation was serious. The Navy's carrier battle group in the region 
>included not only the Kitty Hawk, but also three cruisers, one frigate, 
>one submarine, two logistics ships and an estimated 10,000 American 
>naval personnel. 
>The incident began after the captain of the Kitty Hawk dispatched S-3 
>anti-submarine warfare aircraft and dropped sonic devices designed to 
>track the nuclear sub. 
>Apparently agitated, the Chinese military responded by scrambling jet 
>fighters which flew within sight of the American planes. 
>Finally, after the Chinese submarine withdrew to its base at the Chinese 
>naval port of Qingdao, thenaval port of Qingdao, the U.S. aircraft 
>carrier wa
>The confrontations highlight some of the gunboat diplomacy involving the 
>United States, China and North Korea that surrounded the U.S.-North 
>Korean nuclear agreement reached Oct. 17, 1994. 
>In the South China Sea, another dispute has been brewing which could 
>potentially involve the U.S. and China in other military confrontations, 
>this time over ownership and control of the little known, but 
>potentially oil-rich Spratly Islands. 
>At present, the confrontations are confined to China, Vietnam, Taiwan 
>and the Philippines, but American oil men eager to compete for oil 
>drilling rights in what is considered one of the most rich oil and 
>natural gas fields yet to be exploited in the world may draw the United 
>States into the dispute. 
>In 1988, after Hanoi officially announced it owned the Spratlys, Chinese 
>naval vessels sunk three Vietnamese gunboats in the Spratlys and openly 
>threatened to take further action against the Vietnamese if they 
>continued to contest Chinese claims to the Spratly Island chain. 
>China warned Vietnam in January 1993 to either resolve the question of 
>ownership of the Spratly Islands by "peaceful means" or China would, in 
>1997, take over all the Spratly Islands by military means. 
>China then deployed dozens of its naval vessels, including three 
>Soviet-built Romeo-class attack submarines, in and around the Spratly 
>Islands, vowing to defend the oil exploration and drilling operations of 
>Crestone Oil, a Denver, Colorado-based oil company which the Chinese 
>granted exclusive rights to in 1992. 
>Vietnam, in turn, granted other U.S. oil companies, including such 
>giants as Mobil and Exxon, rights to drill in the same Spratly fields 
>claimed by China. While U.S. businessmen were pushing U.S. politicians 
>to declare the United States POW/MIA problem with Hanoi solved and 
>normalize relations, China was busy, and unreported, building a massive 
>military presence encircling Vietnam and the oil and natural gas-rich 
>offshore waters. 
>Within an hour flight time from the east coast of Vietnam at Zhanjiang, 
>China has built facilities for basing aircraft capable of refueling, in 
>the air, modern jet bombers extending their range hundreds of miles 
>south to the Spratly Islands. 
>South of Zhanjiang, 300 miles east of Vietnam, the Chinese constructed a 
>massive airstrip and warship docks on Woody Island, which is part of the 
>Parcel Island chain they seized decades ago from Vietnam. 
>In the Bay of Bengal, west of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, China has 
>established key military positions, including an electronics monitoring 
>station and has access to a naval base it built for Burma on Hanggyl 


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