Paulie wrote:Unless of course they are just ideologically whacked and do not care.
They are not whacked, just sick of our spy planes snooping and ships mapping their underwater coastline so we can safely send our attack submarines into their backyard. At least they are reasonably pleasant about it. Scandinavian countries routinely drop depth charges on Russian subs when caught sniffing their coast.
Agreed, and there are a whole lot more of them than there are of us.
They may own much of our debt but also remember they are huge suppliers of stuff to us as well. If we aren't spending (and as consumers, we are not) they are kind of hosed on top of anything else.