- Politics and Social Issues
USA Caught Spying On Chinese Military
What is Missing from the News?
A USA spy plane has crashed in China. China has USA intelligence officials in custody and they are awaiting trial. Undoubtedly, this is a point of leverage for the Chinese to force the USA into raising the debt ceiling. And supposedly, China is a peace loving society" but if they execute USA citizens then are they as peaceful as they want the world to think they are? What will it do to China's public relations if in fact they execute American military personnel. As a strategic point, intelligence agents who get caught aren't negotiated for. And besides China will not only lose the good will of the world when they execute USA prisoner but in all probability will force the USA to default on the debt. And while China's military power is growing it is by no means capable of taking on the USA. But it would be interesting for them to attempt to do so. I could imagine that Europe and Russia would not be too fond of China making such aggressive moves towards the USA.
Holding a few spies hostage for debt isn't going to keep the Chinese economy going. Nor is it going to make China have a better human rights history for the USA or for China. It is a shame because I have very fond views of Chinese people. We have been allies for a very long time. But there is more than one way to skin the proverbial Chinese cat.
China's economy will collapse without USA payments and their military will fail. Who will subsidize the Chinese? No one because no one trust them not to take their country. Besides like I said before there is more than one way to skin the proverbial cat of China.
We don't pay for Hostages
It is a long standing policy of the United States of America not to pay for hostages. And for certain we have absolutely no reason to pay debt when our people are held prisoners. Holding USA citizens hostage is to call for war with the USA and then we will stop all debt payments. I have watched Chinese Congress and our congress is starting to look as dysfunctional as Chinese Congress. China wants to emerge as a growing peaceful power internationally with a good reputation then they will have to start acting like it.
It was Chinese Oil interests that made the war in Sudan. I believe the symbol on the stock exchange was NCOOP but i am not positive. Whether China wants to admit it or not they are accomplishes of the USA. So I find this hostage situation to be in very bad taste amongst allies.