disproportionate to what? to the population as compared w/ whom? to gdp as compared w/whom? i am aware that facts are facts, unfortunately, you have not stated any facts, merely conjecture. i've stated that china spends less on defense per capita than the u.s.a., that's a fact.There you are my dear friend - you have just answered your own question
you are reading into my post much more than what i intended to say. do you know what the saying "the pot calling the kettle black" means? if you don't, let me know & i'll be happy to explain what it means.I will be glad to hear your own version of that.
i cannot predict what china will or will not do in the future,...There you go again. You really have to make up your mind what you are trying to represent. I have a strange feeling this whole debate is going around in circles. Quoting your previous post, let me ask how does the above contridicts the following? :i think that you should give the chinese leadership more credit for responsible world leadership. the 60's era red scare is gone forever. the communist hegemony does not exist, never did. what are the tell-tale signs that china is exporting the communist way of life to other countries, or threatening our borders?better yet to have used the ussr as an example of the "secular" bogeyman threatening world peace & stability. yet, the ussr collapsed, the east bloc is shattered, & countries in the former east bloc are falling over themselves to join the eu.You are totally spot on. This is what I have been trying to explain all along! Yes, a secular state threatens world peace. Yes, a secular state does not have a future in the world. Yes, the events of history has provided the basis for me to rest my case.