On May 26, 2011, Yahoo! News reported that with Obama away visiting Britain and other European countries, the PRC’s Gen. Chen Bingde, accompanied by seven military men came to the United States, with 24 top military men of the PRC soon to follow him, visiting various U.S. military installations. Had Yahoo! News gone mad?
Was Obama aware of the 2000 Defense Authorization Law passed by the U.S. Congress, which prohibits the foreign military, and especially the PRC military, from visiting U.S. major military bases involving sensitive advanced military technology?
Had Obama rescheduled his EU trip and showed up to meet the PRC generals, that would suggest that he had committed an act of treachery against the country he had been elected to defend. But he was smart enough to have arranged to be out of the country at the time to create the impression that he had nothing to do with the PRC military generals visiting the U.S. major military bases in violation of the American law.
Obama would not like to appear as a plotter of the United States’ renewed friendship with the PRC, which might contribute to PRC’s warring capabilities that might harm U.S. security interests. [...]
Long before Obama was elected the U.S. president, I had written in my columns that the British head of government, unlike the U.S. president (head of state and head of government and chief of the U.S. armed forces), is not elected in general election. The British voters elect the party to represent them in parliament. The party that receives a majority of votes in the general election becomes the majority party in parliament, and it is the head of that majority party who automatically becomes the prime minister, i.e., head of government.
The head of state (the queen) is not elected, thus ensuring the stability of the state. And herein lies the difference. If the United States continues to ignore the British system of not electing its prime minister by a voting majority in the “general election,” the United States would perish.
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