America should keep out of this. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but isn't oil what the honest truth and bottom line this island crap is all about? Oil fer Christsakes. Once again, it's oil. It's been said that we have enough untapped oil in our own damn country to supply us for 100 years or more. Do we need to take away and limit the amount of oil to everyone else in the world? Apparently our stupid wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are truly about oil (basically it's continued and safe supply to us) and as a sidebar to spread the American way, Christianity, democracy, and all the other hubris we pride ourselves on and try to enforce on every durn person in the entire world...and oh yeah, our attempt to kill every American hating terrorist in the entire world. Yeah, right. And now we need to take away China's oil too? Under the guise that big bad China is stepping on it's small neighbors and bullying them around. Time for us American's to put our white hats on and send out our Navy to do battle with China in WWIII? Go help out them Japanese, Filipinos, and Hanoi....over oil? And again, let's not fergit....the Almighty American Way...democracy, love yore neighbor, peace love dove...until you try and take a drop of oil away from us, Then we'll make up some flimsy excuse that we are going to battle for human rights, fight the "bad guys", kill Commies and terrorists fer Christ and give peace to a whole region...as long as they do it OUR way.
Ya know, I bought into all the rhetoric about Communism I was fed in elementary school and beyond and volunteered to go off and fight some dumb assed war to give democracy and peace, the American Way, and to stop the growth and aggression of Communism for the South Vietnamese people and on onto the entire region of south east Asia.
Even as a lowly officer in the American Army it took me all of 2 ½ months to see it was all a pipe dream. Flying all over Vietnam and Cambodia I wasn’t limited to ground action in a few very limited areas. I got to see how the war was being run, and carried out. I was taking in grunts to fight, pulling them out when Charlie melted away as he always did, and then re-inserting them back into the same LZ's out in the wop wop in the middle of the jungle that we had taken before. I got to meet some very interesting South Vietnamese interpreters, a few villagers, and I even got to sit in on a few high ranking muckity mucks when my taxi service/ambulance chopper was used to ferry in some high ranker from the bush to his pow wow with the other bozos who were running the show.
I swear, even for a small mind like mine it took less than 3 months to see this stopping Communism junk was a lie. I quickly learned I had been lied to for many years. These South Vietnamese people could care less rather they lived under Communism or a Democracy, they just wanted to pay their taxes to whomever and live in peace as they grew their rice and fished to feed themselves and sell for a few dong with which to go buy something from the local market. It was a bright shining lie and it was all crap. Later, I read there was also thought to be an untapped wealth of …you guessed it, MOTHER OIL, and minerals to be had in Vietnam. Yahoo, we’ll put on our white hats, proclaim God is on our side and ride off to protect that thar oil….er ah…stop that Communist aggression.
Sorry for the diversion about Nam. It’s just that I am not so easily led around by the nose anymore when it comes that we are going to go off to “help our friends and neighbors” when a big bad bully is roaming the neighborhood.
Stupid, stupid, STOOPID. Don’t believe a word of it.
Hell, I am no Sinologist but boys in my few trips to Chinartucky it looks like they need W A T E R more than they need oil. Oh, they want the oil REAL BAD, just like us. But water is their own internal war that will give them a fit they had best look after. And us? We don’t need to be starting any wars or participating in one over some more barrels of MOTHER OIL.
I’ve got a proposal for the lying grocery clerks in DC….and one brand of them yahoos is just the same as the other…Shoot all the oil company lobbyists in good ol' DC and actually concentrate on developing alternatives to oil, It’s said we’ve got enough oil in the dirt in our own country to sustain us. We don’t need to go fight Chinar for more oil. We’d be better off to be friends with China, actually act like they are human beings for a change.
Just don’t tell me we are going to go help Japan, Hanoi, and the others that’s a damned lie.
We want that oil from those island regions? Then let’s build 4 36 inch pipelines from the Great Lakes to the west coast. It won’t be long before we can simply trade water for the damned MOTHER EFFIN’ OIL. It won’t be long before water will be more valuable to the Chinese than oil. LOL Tap THIS!!!! Literally.
Disclaimer: Mr. suei is just a nutty little nobody living in a rural paradise in the mountains. He has his own views of life gleaned from some crazy real life adventures to pontificate his offal from and he don’t care what nobody thinks because he well understands that no matter if everyone agreed with him…nothing will be done to change the status quo.
Read and laugh if nothing else. I am.