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Monday, September 27, 2010

Things That Make You Say "Hmmm"...

Sinclair links to this WSJ article on Chinese production and export of "rare earth" metals.

Read it all, but here is my fave section:

...Over the past year, China has imposed global export quotas on the elements. Its Commerce Ministry has said total exports for the year would be capped at just under 30,300 metric tons, down 40% from last year. Only 7,976 tons of that were allocated for the second half of this year. Experts say much of that has already been shipped.

That has spurred anxiety among government officials and industry executives. Delegations from the U.S., Germany, and Japan have implored Beijing to recognize how critical they consider sustained supply...

Betcha all that imploring impressed history's most successful mass-murderers a whole bunch....

Nobody likes a beggar.

Think the Chinese have forgotten this?

Or this?

Put another way, the Chinese remember and are deeply ashamed about how the imperial powers of 1900 (including the US, Germany, and Japan) divided their country in the wake of the failed Boxer Rebellion.

Do you think our surviving descendants will have forgotten about the upcoming multi-player gang-rape of the former United States a mere 110 years after the fact?

For the answer to that question, ask our Southern brethren and sistren today about 1865 and "Reconstruction".


Blogger Pat H. said...

I loved the Japanese reaction to the withholding of RE materials over the territorial dispute; pretty rich considering Japan's history in China.

And, by all means, ask me about 1861-65 and Reconstruction. I'm the great-grandson of people who lived through this, that's the results of the carpet bombardment of Charleston, South Carolina by the United States Navy and Army.

September 27, 2010 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger GunRights4US said...

My Great-grandfather (and all his brothers and cousins) were in the 5th Georgia Cavalry. If he were alive today, I am assured he would say "Hell no ... there ain't no forgettin!"

September 27, 2010 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Nothing like somebody holding your rare metals, a lot of your debt, and your BALLS, all at the same time. All we need is fer the A-rabs to turn off or turn down the ole' oil spigot, and you got your third world trailer park. Love it when my self-blind-folded friends tell me all is well.

September 27, 2010 at 9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the Corporations are worried they may not be able to provide us with new gadgets.....so they suck up to China...

oooo....'po babies

truth be told, I really don't care if we get the latest "gadget of choice"

September 27, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Anonymous Kerodin said...

Pat Buchanan has a good article coming out tomorrow about this topic.

Tribal hatreds never truly die, and the Chinese have, in their opinion, many grievances to avenge.

And it has been our Political Class who has made them strong enough to achieve their goals...


September 28, 2010 at 12:53 AM  
Anonymous Defender said...

Another disadvantage about to be inflicted on American business by unelected bureaucrats:


September 29, 2010 at 6:42 AM  

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