In China this past month President Hu Jintao openly urged the Chinese navy to “prepare for combat,” and to “make extended preparations for warfare.” Warfare against whom? A Georgetown study this past month revealed a vast “Underground Great Wall” in China: thousands of miles of underground tunnels designed to hide the fact that “China’s nuclear arsenal could be many times larger than the well-established estimates of arms-control experts.” The Chinese communists also conducted five days of sea trials with its new aircraft carrier. And just last week China launched trials of its new “Beidou satellite global positioning network” which will free the Chinese military and its weapon systems of their current dependence on American GPS satellites, and “allow a big jump in the precision attack capability of the PLA (People’s Liberation Army of communist China).”
And, when the psychopathic dictator of the craziest nuclear power on earth Kim Jong Il died, President Jimmy Carter extended his condolences and wished success for the dictator’s son, while Jimmy Carter’s philosophical heir Barack Obama issued a flaccid statement, saying “we remain committed to stability.”
Oh, and Europe is burning to the ground, and threatens to take the world’s economy down with it in 2012.
But all of these things happened outside of Iowa. Which means – to Ron Paul and his fervent supporters – none of these things should matter to you.