No, I didn't say that. My thinking about "show of force" had much more to do with the very strong Chinese economic situation, the very indebted state we are in to them, and the thought that if our economy collapses there would be little economically we could do to prevent them from "stepping over here" economically and basically taking over much or even most major US businesses and industry. Speaking of ignorant - you ever hear of hostile takeovers?
I guess I read your post through my military boresight. I'll issue an honest retraction. It does appear, in context, as though you were speaking of economics.