Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 4 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

Gates Warns China on Its Attempt at Defense Capability US Will Outspend It

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   No comments
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Jay Janson
Become a Fan
  (59 fans)
On the eve of his visit to China, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, currently in charge of wars and preparing for wars, forewarns his host on seeking parity with weapons off its coast, a goal of building a capability to successfully defend against U.S. military.

U.S. Will Counter Chinese Arms Buildup, New York Times , 1/9/11
click here=1

Secretary Robert Gates, in charge of wars and preparing for wars, forewarned China against seeking parity with US military capabilities (stationed off China's coast?). Chinese might remember trying to match the US expenditure on WMD eventually disabled the Soviet Union's economy.

Gates might remind the Chinese leadership that trying to match U.S. expenditure on WMD is what eventually disabled the economy of the Soviet Union and caused its collapse.

But still, what must be a most important issue for the Chinese leadership at the moment, and perhaps was throughout modern history, is the military might and capabilities of American-British-Western European capital. (Capital largely managed since WW II by U.S. investment banks.)

Throughout history, socialist revolutions have been made to suffer the military power of capitalist nations and great nation imperialism - invasion, threat of war, blockades. The military might of capital has always forced expenditure on defense at the expense of society's civilian projects.

Since socialist revolution only occurred when imperialism had already conquered the world, capital already had its armies in place.  Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, currently in charge of war and preparing for war, forewarns on seeking to be able to successfully defend against a US attack.

The establishment of the first socialist state brought immediate invasion by the British and US led armies of fourteen nations to war against the Bolshevik (majority) led Soviet government in Russia in 1918.

Historians have studied the roots of investor need for wars. In the America of 1893, investors were in trouble for a cyclic unsustainability of capital accumulation caused when prices are greatly lowered by increased production made possible by mechanization through technological advances. Lower prices also brought the growing economic and political power of labor, and owners of capital turned to a temporary use of military at home, and then permanent imperialist war overseas, the military conquest of land, resources and markets.

(In the earlier British Empire, the time line for capital requiring military predominance begins after the first overproduction crisis  resulting from the industrial revolution introducing mechanization in textiles at end of the 18th century.)

A bibliography would begin with:

The impersonal and amoral need for  capital to accumulate is described in the film Godfather, "Tell Michael it was nothing personal, I always liked him, it was just business."

At the present time, Americans don't dislike Chinese and vice versa. And Chinese capital in intertwined with U.S. capital. It is just that business needs to be gotten on with, namely, planning for war.

Chinese capital generates its own need to accumulate. It remains to be seen if Chinese capital can be limited militarily by a nominally Communist government. Students of history already know that the military potential of capital in large capitalist nations cannot be contained by capitalist government.
Rate It | View Ratings

Jay Janson Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Jay Janson is an archival research peoples historian activist, musician and writer; has lived and worked on all continents; articles on media published in China, Italy, UK, India, in Germany & Sweden Einartysken,and in the US by Dissident (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

What Tony Bennett Said About 9/11 Martin Luther King Jr. Would Have Also

Demonic David Rockefeller Fiends Dulles Kissinger Brzezinski - Investor Wars Korea thru Syria

So How Many Poor Vietnamese Did McCain's Bombs Kill in 23 Runs?

Ask Hillary Who Buys ISIS et al Terrorists Helping US Oust Assad NewToyota Trucks/ Heavy Weapons

Girlfriends? Petraeus Oversaw the Slaughter of Thousands and He Will Face Trial:

Carter Had CIA Armed Fundamentalist Terrorists War Against Afghan Women's Liberation & Education

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend