One of the blogs that I refer to on a regular basis is D.J. McGuire’s China-e-Lobby. It’s a great resource on the dissident community in the PRC and a great way to keep tabs on the Communist regime. Of course, I keep tabs on the geopolitical aspect, and while the Washington Times always beats the drum on this, I can’t help but wonder whether or not we should be paying much more attention to Taiwan:
China is building its military forces faster than U.S. intelligence and military analysts expected, prompting fears that Beijing will attack Taiwan in the next two years, according to Pentagon officials.
U.S. defense and intelligence officials say all the signs point in one troubling direction: Beijing then will be forced to go to war with the United States, which has vowed to defend Taiwan against a Chinese attack.
China’s military buildup includes an array of new high-technology weapons, such as warships, submarines, missiles and a maneuverable warhead designed to defeat U.S. missile defenses. Recent intelligence reports also show that China has stepped up military exercises involving amphibious assaults, viewed as another sign that it is preparing for an attack on Taiwan.
Pearl Harbor II is probably what our friends in Bejing have in mind, and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if we found ourselves attacked stateside as well.
Something to keep our eyes on indeed.