Prominent New Zealander Warns Of Rapidly Retreating American Military

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This weekend, I spoke at the Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. (And it was a pleasure to meet all of the Capitol Hill Daily readers in attendance!)

Many of the speakers at the conference focused on domestic problems, but the discussion turned chilling when we probed threats to peace and security around the world.

In one session, I shared the podium with Trevor Loudon, a native of New Zealand. I was fascinated by his unique perspective. Despite not being from the United States, he spoke with more passion about America and her strategic defenses than most Americans ever would.

You see, Loudon is worried about what will happen as America continues retreating from world leadership and allowing her military to be further degraded. It could be the ugliest retreat since the first war in recorded history, almost 5,000 years ago.

Loudon stated emphatically that a world with America in retreat is a more dangerous world, especially in regards to China. He reminded the audience that the leadership of China is still Communist. He admonished us to “not believe the propaganda that Red China has goodwill toward America.”

“They would collapse you in a minute, if they felt they had the strength and leverage to do it,” he said.

Trouble in the Pacific

Loudon is thankful because he believes that New Zealand would’ve been occupied by the Japanese during World War II without America’s help.

You see, while Japan was busy conquering the islands in the Pacific, most of New Zealand’s military was in Britain fighting the Germans. So the United States stepped in to help… and as the two countries fought together in the Pacific Theater, they gradually forged a strong relationship.

Today, Loudon believes that China wants to replicate Japan’s dominance of the Pacific Ocean… and that’s only possible if the United States gives up the ground.

Unfortunately, Loudon sees a United States in full retreat; and he’s greatly distressed by Barack Obama’s foreign policy of appeasement.

On top of that, the Chinese are on the march in the Pacific. “Fiji is now pretty much a Chinese client state. Tonga is well on the way,” he shared. “If the United States goes under, we all go down. China will rule our region with an iron fist.”

Americans are mostly familiar with recent Chinese moves to cow Japan. But many of the nations in the region – from Vietnam to the Philippines and beyond – are concerned about China’s attempts to bully its neighbors.

In fact, China has already furnished money to build or redevelop ports in Sri Lanka and Pakistan, which are parts of a web of Chinese maritime installations called the “String of Pearls.” The String of Pearls conveniently surrounds China’s traditional Asian adversary, India.

Most of the nations that are concerned about China see the United States as the only countervailing force. But if America continues to retreat and weaken her defenses, many of these countries will have no choice but to cut independent deals with China and its governing entity, the Communist Party of China.


This commentary originally appeared at and is reprinted here with permission. 

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  1. O doesn't care how vulnerable he makes our country

  2. I guess we are going to find out soon who will take over for Obama the snake that crawls at night

  3. Edwardkoziol says:

    The last thing on earth that Obutthole wants is a strong military presence that is why he appointed that clown Chuck Hagel as Sec of Defense and why he fired generals and admirals who wouldn't tow the line.Obutthole has let in more muslim terrorists into this country to help take America down.

  4. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    obama wants war. obama is chopping our military down to a shadow of what is required. Defense spending is being cut to dangerous levels. Taking our nuclear systems off alert was an early move to cripple us. Reductions in force and unilateral disarmament further prevent us from achieving basic self-defense. Serial moves to encourage enemies, retreat in Iraq, mismanagement in Afghanistan, and impotence elsewhere leave us in a horrendous situation. Our military is now smaller that before WWII!!
    Meanwhile, verified reports tell us that the DHS is stockpiling weapons, ammunition, and troop carriers for domestic operations. Detention centers and body disposal systems are in place. obama is preparing for war against American citizens.
    obama’s vision therefore aligns nicely with the global communist conspiracy and global Islamic ambitions, with the masses under total control of world government, treated like a herd of cattle. And to achieve it, he must destroy the most successful nation the world has ever known simply because America stands in the way. The only outstanding question for us then is: are we going to let him enslave us, and the world?

    • Carolynbrown says:

      Why do we allow us to be sitting ducks if we know what is going to happen to us? Are we like sheeple or the Jewish people and just roll over and let it happen? What in the world is going on here? I guess it is just meant to be and no explanation as to how or why this isn't being stopped. A very bleak world outlook.

  5. we need smaller government and bigger protect us and our border. take the tax payer money we our giving to other countrys and build the fence. people would not mind that. PS we need to be building our military. its going to be we the people to take care of our country.thank you

  6. Thank God the American people are still armed. New Zealand, Britain, and every other nation that has foolishly or evilly disarmed their populations, better start restoring the right to Bear Arms to those populations very quickly.

  7. Join the Colonel if you want to retain your country.

  8. Loudon has every right to worry ans do we here in the US…….actions speak louder than words….

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