"There's been a decision to bolster our forces in the Pacific," says Bonnie Glaser, a China expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. "There is no doubt that China will stand up and take notice."Here's the article link: A Not-So-Subtle Threat To China?
Recall that in Orwell's "1984," the world is controlled by three super-states which are at perpetual war with each other. Oceania (Americas, UK/Ireland, Australia and few other areas), Eurasia (Europe, northern Asia) and Eastasia (China, Japan, Korea, northern India).
"Perpetual war?" Think: "War On Terror." The war is about control of the resource-rich areas of the Middle East and Northern Africa. Hmmm...And the three super-states" are dystopic, totalitarian regimes.
I don't know about anyone else, but given that the U.S. system is quickly lapsing into the dystopic state of existence as depicted in Orwell's "Animal Farm," I believe it would be a mistake to dismiss his vision presented in "1984." The contemporary geopolitical developments are becoming stunningly comparative, at least to this observer. That is to assume, of course, that the world does not end up in the state of existence as depicted recently in Cormac McCarthy's "The Road."
It will be interesting to see if China has any response to this development. I'm also wondering if their statement the other day about not engaging in economic warfare using their $900 billion in U.S. Treasury holdings might have been more than coincidental to this development. And then there's this: China Shifting Reserves Into Japanese Govt Debt. There's nothing like gunboat diplomacy...
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.