Wednesday, February 03, 2010

China warns Obama about meeting with Dali Lama

In a hefty chunk o' chutzpa, China made an open threat of corrective action to the U.S. if President Obama proceeds with a planned upcoming meeting with the Dali Lama. CNN has reported that:

Earlier Tuesday, China warned that ties between two of the world's superpowers would be strained if Obama met with the Dalai Lama.

"It will seriously undermine the foundation of Sino-U.S. political relations," said Zhu Weiqun, a Communist Party official who is in charge of talks with representatives of the Dalai Lama. "We will take corresponding action to make relevant countries see their mistakes." Zhu issued his warning during a news conference to discuss the lack of progress made during five days of talks between China and the Dalai Lama's representatives.

Beijing accuses the Dalai Lama of advocating for Tibetan independence from China.
(Duh! What was the first clue?)

And why does China feel so uninhibited in issuing ultimatums to the U.S.? Because they OWN our asses, silly. That's why. They're the only ones left willing to bankroll us in the style to which we've become accustomed. Even if that style mostly involves funding the pointless military boondoggles we've been waging during the past decade. But who's counting, right? Well, China is. They've grasped the obvious reality that they're in the driver's seat now, and they are behaving accordingly. Is this a surprise? After years of dictating to other countries what hoops they must jump through to gain our aid, now the shoe is on the other foot. Karma's a bitch sometimes.


Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Confucius Says: He who thinks only of number one must remember this number is next to nothing.

Yes, it has been bad karma...indeed.

1:35 AM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

On a somewhat separate note, China is now encouraging all its citizens to buy gold. Wonder why? Any theories?

12:09 PM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Yes, because gold is the true storehouse of value whenever everything else is going to hell in a handbasket. In times of economic downturn (or collapse), gold always rises in value.


3:15 PM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Sounds like China may be ready to call in all their chits. That being the case, the U.S. economy will sink faster than the Titanic. The ripple effect throughout the world's economies would cause the price of gold to rise like a weather balloon.

Suddenly, all the Chinese would be millionaires (for awhile, anyway).

Sober thoughts, huh?

3:25 PM  
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Some of his books available online include:

The World Order

Secrets of the Federal Reserve

5:19 PM  

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