Tuesday, October 16, 2007

They are not our friends

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday, October 16th, and President Putin warned the US or any other nation about threatening to prevent Iran's nuclear prospects. Iran is working on building nuclear facilities where they can develop nuclear energy and potentially create nuclear weapons. Also, within the last few weeks, China and Russian militaries conducted military exercises together. The purpose of both nations' militaries working together is to "balance out" the United States' military power.

So, Russia is meeting with the leader of a nation that has stated in front of audiences in Iran that he wants to destroy Israel and the USA. Russia is working with China's military to counter-balance the US military. And now China is mad that President Bush will be meeting with the Dalai Lama tomorrow to award him the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. China has threaten that this act will "severely damage" US-China relations. Also, let us not forget that this past Sunday, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Russian leaders in Moscow "that she's concerned over Russia's recent increase in arms sales to Iran, Syria, Venezuela and Burma."

Ms. Rice, you are "concerned" about a nation, that is suppose to be on friendly terms with our nation, is rebuilding its military and helping the militaries' of nations that are anti-American? She says these actions by Russia "are really not helpful to security." Oh, is that all?

Russia and China have been siding with or meeting with anti-American nations for years now. The US government since the 1990's has thought that these people are our "friends". But China has missiles aimed at the US. China got mad when the US government asked China to stop sending defective and harmful goods to the US (recalled pet foods, toys, etc.) and China threatened to sell off all it's US bonds, which would immediately send our economy into an immediate economic recession, if not a "mini-depression". Russia has been working with Iran to building nuclear plants. Russia has been selling its old weapons to anti-American and terror supporting nations such as Syria, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, and many others. Our CIA has found out that some of the former Soviet Union's nuclear weapons are in the possession of Al Qaeda and Syria.

But we wanted to be "friends" with these people? It's is as if Al Sharpton was trying to befriend David Duke or if a Jewish family wanted to invite the Neo-Nazi, racist neighbors to their Hanukkah celebration. I have said numerous times, negotiating with terrorists is like trying to negotiate with a person with a gun that is being held to your head. It is not happening. But the Bush Administration wants to "work" with China and Russia, hoping that US relations can influence them to become "good, democratic, capitalist nations". Well, the closest we have gotten is China has implemented a pseudo-capitalist economy. Not because they want to be like the USA, but because a Capitalist economy works better than socialist and communist economic structures.

The US government has become weak in its foreign relations. Our politicians are so worried about what everyone in the world thinks about our nation that they are compromising our National Security and National Sovereignty. If our founding fathers during the US Revolutionary War or US Presidents in the 19th and early 20th centuries cared as much as today's politicians about what the world thinks and feels about the USA, then our nation would have destroyed itself or been destroyed by another nation long ago. Presidents Ronald Reagan, John Kennedy, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington stood up in the face of scrutiny and did what was right, not what was popular. We need another bold, Pro-American President to lead this nation, not try to assimilate the USA into the rest of the world. We need to stop electing wimps who don’t want to upset or offend people and only care about their careers, legacies, and agendas. Because guess what? It was Julius Caesar's "friends" who assassinated him! So be careful when people call China and Russia a "friend" or "ally".

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