THE RED TIDE IS RISING, and FAST!!!
In the science and high-tech fields, these are referred to as "rare earth metals". The United States used to mine rare earth metals and refine them, about 15 years ago that is. These metals are used in the construction of high-tech military weapons, and portable/mobile x-ray units. It should be understood, that these rare earth metals are crucial to America's defense weaponry manufacture. These rare earth metals are not found easily, they actually have to be extracted from other metal and mineral ores.
About fifteen years ago or so the Chinese undercut the international prices for these two metals, so much so, that became less expensive to purchase the refined metals than to mine and refine here in the U.S. China apparently recognized the value of these metals, so they just kept cutting and undercutting international prices until they captured 97% of the worlds supply of rare earth exports. What does that mean to us you ask? Get this, a couple of weeks ago, China cut the supply of these important metals by some 72%. In other words, China has a strangle hold on America's manufacture of high-tech weapons, and mobile hospital x-ray technology. Samarium and thulium are essential for little things like: The Abrams tank, the Hellfire missile, the electric drive ship, and the Aegis radar system, just to name a few.
Can't we just start mining our own rare earth metals again? Sure, but it's going to take awhile. As usual, America was complacent, and of course China was our friend, right? The estimates of the time it will take for America to re-establish domestic mine-to-refinery operations is conservatively set at 15 years. Doesn't that make you feel all safe and warm?
During the past ten years, America's politicians and military analysts calculated that China could possibly hold total control and actually deny access to the western Pacific by the year 2025. Well, our analysts were just a little off on their calculations. China has declared and claimed sovereignty over the seas from Vietnam to the Philippines, and from their Leizhou Peninsula to the oil rich shores of Borneo. Under the direction of President Barack Obama, the Department of the Navy is going ahead with plans to continue the weakening of America's Naval Forces. America is on the verge of losing Naval superiority over the seas, a status we've held since World War II. Here is a thought to ponder: With China controlling the Pacific and Russia potentially controlling the Atlantic, that leaves the United States in quite a pickle!!
After dumping $35 billion dollars of US Bonds, Dadong Global (China's leading credit agency) downgraded US debt from AAA to AA, and elevated China's to AA+ rating.
Over 10,000 Chinese laborers are in Pakistan, they are currently digging tunnels through the mountains to provide direct routes from the Pakistan to China, for the transport of China's future energy supplies. China is also spending $5 billion dollars to widen the Panama Canal to ship raw materials from it's projects in Africa and South America directly to China.
China is at this very moment, budgeting money for "space warfare", cyber war, and an army numbering somewhere in excess of 1.25 million. The Chinese Navy, at last count has 275 ships, and they are now adding aircraft carriers to their fleets. They also have nuclear submarines, aircraft, and ships armed with long range missiles, with the capability to destroy American aircraft carriers at a distance of one thousand miles. Needless to say, U.S. Navy access to Taiwan and the western Pacific is quickly coming to an end.
You can find more information exactly where I did, at:
Thank you to Chet Nagle for his research and this investigative article published on Family Security Matters Website on 9-7-2010
As America gets weaker by the design of our current President, and his administration, I urge all of you to pray for the revival in this country. Only God's divine intercession can save this nation.
2Chronicles 7:14, and My people who are called by My name, humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, and then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and heal their land.