With European armies amassed and ready to fight, these power diplomats are shown at their historic Munich peace parley, Sept. 29, 1938, which ended the German-Czech crisis. From left: Neville Chamberlain, British prime minister; Edouard Baladier, French premier; Reichs-fuehrer Adolf Hitler; Italian leader Benito Mussolini; Count Galeazzo Ciano, Italian foreign minister. (AP Photo)

The New Reich and the New Chamberlain

China is spreading out into the sea. It is building man made islands then installing military units on them. They have been harassing their neighbors and saber rattling. The Chinese want empire and are becoming a new Reich. Instead of a Rhineland to stretch into, it is the sea. And our American President is the new Neville Chamberlain. He has rebuffed American naval attempts to more aggressively counter the Chinese. Why? Because he wants an easy ride out of office.

[T]he Obama administration, with just nine months left in office, is looking to work with China on a host of other issues from nuclear non-proliferation to an ambitious trade agenda, experts say, and would prefer not to rock the South China Sea boat, even going so far as to muzzle Harris and other military leaders in the run-up to a security summit.

The military notes that the Obama Administration is encouraging every more hardline positions by the Chinese through complacency. It is only a matter of time before the South China Sea heats up and forces our hand because the Obama Administration sat idly by looking for peace in our times.

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Erick Erickson

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