Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 2,746 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 279,724
Pageviews Today: 769,991Threads Today: 510Posts Today: 8,252
12:39 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait

 
Psychedelic Mashed Potatoes

User ID: 79228829
United States
08/14/2020 05:55 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Thursday (Aug. 13) announced that it was carrying out military exercises in the Taiwan Strait and surrounding waters to "fight against provocations and protect national sovereignty and territorial integrity."

[link to www.taiwannews.com.tw (secure)]






These are the exercises talked about in May of this year:

Landing exercises in August will test the strength and effectiveness of Beijing’s navy.

It would involve a "large numbers of Marines, landing ships, hovercraft and helicopters: manoeuvres on an unprecedented scale" Chinese sources told the Kyodo news agency in Japan.

Song Zhongping, a Chinese military expert, told the state-run Global Times that simulated landings could deter what it called Taiwan “separatists”.

He said: "Exercises such as this are aimed at islands like the Dongsha . . . and the larger island, namely Taiwan.

"If Taiwan secessionists insist on secession, military exercises can turn into action any time."

[link to www.thesun.co.uk (secure)]

Last Edited by Psychedelic Mashed Potatoes on 08/14/2020 05:55 PM
Everything God said is coming to pass. What is left to doubt that Jesus is the Lord?

God bless LunaticCC for the subscription.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 74869053
United States
08/14/2020 06:09 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
The moment the PLA calls the USA's bluff the game is over.

The USA will relent like they did in Georgia.

The USA will relent like they did in Ukraine.

etc. etc. etc.

Out in the middle of the vast Pacific maybe, but You can't fight China in their own backyard it is the dumbest bluff anyone has ever heard of.

Is the USA willing to get an aircraft carrier torched over this nonsense and watch the dollar collapse overnight?
Psychedelic Mashed Potatoes  (OP)

User ID: 79228829
United States
08/14/2020 06:25 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
The moment the PLA calls the USA's bluff the game is over.

The USA will relent like they did in Georgia.

The USA will relent like they did in Ukraine.

etc. etc. etc.

Out in the middle of the vast Pacific maybe, but You can't fight China in their own backyard it is the dumbest bluff anyone has ever heard of.

Is the USA willing to get an aircraft carrier torched over this nonsense and watch the dollar collapse overnight?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053


China publicly told their military not to take the first shot in a dispute with America.

I'm not sure I believe that's their real military policy.
Everything God said is coming to pass. What is left to doubt that Jesus is the Lord?

God bless LunaticCC for the subscription.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 12396539
United States
08/14/2020 06:25 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
The moment the PLA calls the USA's bluff the game is over.

The USA will relent like they did in Georgia.

The USA will relent like they did in Ukraine.

etc. etc. etc.

Out in the middle of the vast Pacific maybe, but You can't fight China in their own backyard it is the dumbest bluff anyone has ever heard of.

Is the USA willing to get an aircraft carrier torched over this nonsense and watch the dollar collapse overnight?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053


Short answer.... Yes
Psychedelic Mashed Potatoes  (OP)

User ID: 79228829
United States
08/14/2020 06:29 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
Thank you for the pin!
Everything God said is coming to pass. What is left to doubt that Jesus is the Lord?

God bless LunaticCC for the subscription.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 74869053
United States
08/14/2020 06:34 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
The moment the PLA calls the USA's bluff the game is over.

The USA will relent like they did in Georgia.

The USA will relent like they did in Ukraine.

etc. etc. etc.

Out in the middle of the vast Pacific maybe, but You can't fight China in their own backyard it is the dumbest bluff anyone has ever heard of.

Is the USA willing to get an aircraft carrier torched over this nonsense and watch the dollar collapse overnight?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053


China publicly told their military not to take the first shot in a dispute with America.

I'm not sure I believe that's their real military policy.
 Quoting: Psychedelic Mashed Potatoes


China is an emerging empire and the USA is a declining empire (late decline) so it isn't in China's interest to take the first shot. But they sure will take the 2nd and it would be extremely ugly for the USA.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 79220488
Australia
08/14/2020 06:41 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
The moment the PLA calls the USA's bluff the game is over.

The USA will relent like they did in Georgia.

The USA will relent like they did in Ukraine.

etc. etc. etc.

Out in the middle of the vast Pacific maybe, but You can't fight China in their own backyard it is the dumbest bluff anyone has ever heard of.

Is the USA willing to get an aircraft carrier torched over this nonsense and watch the dollar collapse overnight?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053


China publicly told their military not to take the first shot in a dispute with America.

I'm not sure I believe that's their real military policy.
 Quoting: Psychedelic Mashed Potatoes


China is an emerging empire and the USA is a declining empire (late decline) so it isn't in China's interest to take the first shot. But they sure will take the 2nd and it would be extremely ugly for the USA.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053



No, China is not an emerging empire. They have severe population issues, environmental degradation & are heavily in debt.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 78212961
08/14/2020 06:42 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
The moment the PLA calls the USA's bluff the game is over.

The USA will relent like they did in Georgia.

The USA will relent like they did in Ukraine.

etc. etc. etc.

Out in the middle of the vast Pacific maybe, but You can't fight China in their own backyard it is the dumbest bluff anyone has ever heard of.

Is the USA willing to get an aircraft carrier torched over this nonsense and watch the dollar collapse overnight?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053


China publicly told their military not to take the first shot in a dispute with America.

I'm not sure I believe that's their real military policy.
 Quoting: Psychedelic Mashed Potatoes


China is an emerging empire and the USA is a declining empire (late decline) so it isn't in China's interest to take the first shot. But they sure will take the 2nd and it would be extremely ugly for the USA.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053


USA is a three ring shit show,, ongoing and for the world to see. As the election passes, more crap will ensue. The controversy and division over Obama will seem like Ozzie and Harriet, regardless who comes out the winner. Debt is soaring, discontent will ramp up. Why start shit when America is showing its fat ass for the world to see? America is on the skids
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 78212961
08/14/2020 06:44 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
The moment the PLA calls the USA's bluff the game is over.

The USA will relent like they did in Georgia.

The USA will relent like they did in Ukraine.

etc. etc. etc.

Out in the middle of the vast Pacific maybe, but You can't fight China in their own backyard it is the dumbest bluff anyone has ever heard of.

Is the USA willing to get an aircraft carrier torched over this nonsense and watch the dollar collapse overnight?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053


China publicly told their military not to take the first shot in a dispute with America.

I'm not sure I believe that's their real military policy.
 Quoting: Psychedelic Mashed Potatoes


China is an emerging empire and the USA is a declining empire (late decline) so it isn't in China's interest to take the first shot. But they sure will take the 2nd and it would be extremely ugly for the USA.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053



No, China is not an emerging empire. They have severe population issues, environmental degradation & are heavily in debt.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79220488


bsflagbsflagbsflagbsflagbsflagbsflagbsflagbsflag
Old Faithful

User ID: 78681889
United States
08/14/2020 07:24 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
The moment the PLA calls the USA's bluff the game is over.

The USA will relent like they did in Georgia.

The USA will relent like they did in Ukraine.

etc. etc. etc.

Out in the middle of the vast Pacific maybe, but You can't fight China in their own backyard it is the dumbest bluff anyone has ever heard of.

Is the USA willing to get an aircraft carrier torched over this nonsense and watch the dollar collapse overnight?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053


Does China want to eat missiles from Taiwan?
Does China want to see Japan remilitarize and go nuclear?
Does China want to see their economy collapse as their manufacturing (particularly high-tech) goes to India?
Does China want to see a certain dam suddenly fail?

And that's just if the U.S. doesn't get involved militarily, which it may very much will. Particularly in an election year, when backing down would be politically disadvantageous to Trump.

China is playing with fire. But it is not surprising because it is basically a political death cult at this point.
++Richardson++

User ID: 76326222
United States
08/14/2020 07:37 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
The moment the PLA calls the USA's bluff the game is over.

The USA will relent like they did in Georgia.

The USA will relent like they did in Ukraine.

etc. etc. etc.

Out in the middle of the vast Pacific maybe, but You can't fight China in their own backyard it is the dumbest bluff anyone has ever heard of.

Is the USA willing to get an aircraft carrier torched over this nonsense and watch the dollar collapse overnight?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053


Well, yes and no.

China attacks Taiwan, the U.S. seizes all Chinese property in the U.S., all the PLA's money in American banks, and cancels all debt to China.

They've got a big military stick. The U.S. has a big economic one.

econbitch
"And by the way, it's not about MAKING money, it's about TAKING money, destroying the status quo, because the status is NOT quo. The world is a mess and I just need to rule it." - Dr. Horrible
iSwear
servi fata

User ID: 78246572
United States
08/14/2020 08:02 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
The moment the PLA calls the USA's bluff the game is over.

The USA will relent like they did in Georgia.

The USA will relent like they did in Ukraine.

etc. etc. etc.

Out in the middle of the vast Pacific maybe, but You can't fight China in their own backyard it is the dumbest bluff anyone has ever heard of.

Is the USA willing to get an aircraft carrier torched over this nonsense and watch the dollar collapse overnight?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053


Well, yes and no.

China attacks Taiwan, the U.S. seizes all Chinese property in the U.S., all the PLA's money in American banks, and cancels all debt to China.

They've got a big military stick. The U.S. has a big economic one.

econbitch
 Quoting: ++Richardson++


I'll make a prediction.

I'm a hawk for hitting China now, they have been subverting the U.S. for at least 10 years. Fuck CHICOMs and their propaganda dispensing agencies in the U.S.

If China so much as raises a rifle at the U.S. or U.S. interests, there will be a shit load of sunk Chinese ships in the Pacific.

China has a complete shit Navy and airforce. Doesn't matter if they have 50 million troops. They won't be able to get on a boat to do jack shit without being sunk.

U.S. has unmanned drones that can take over 20gs in air to air combat theaters. Why do you think they have canceled most piloted fighter jets?

U.S. has deployed anti-ballistic laser systems across the entire Chinese continental border.

U.S. has been upgrading to the Ford class carrier groups.

U.S. has upgraded the submarine Trident II missile warheads with programmable nuke yields.

And that's just some of the stuff that's public knowledge.

It would be totally lopsided and humiliating naval battle loss for China.
After all is said and done, a hell lot of a lot more is said than done - H. L. Mencken
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 74869053
United States
08/14/2020 08:11 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
The moment the PLA calls the USA's bluff the game is over.

The USA will relent like they did in Georgia.

The USA will relent like they did in Ukraine.

etc. etc. etc.

Out in the middle of the vast Pacific maybe, but You can't fight China in their own backyard it is the dumbest bluff anyone has ever heard of.

Is the USA willing to get an aircraft carrier torched over this nonsense and watch the dollar collapse overnight?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053


China publicly told their military not to take the first shot in a dispute with America.

I'm not sure I believe that's their real military policy.
 Quoting: Psychedelic Mashed Potatoes


China is an emerging empire and the USA is a declining empire (late decline) so it isn't in China's interest to take the first shot. But they sure will take the 2nd and it would be extremely ugly for the USA.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053



No, China is not an emerging empire. They have severe population issues, environmental degradation & are heavily in debt.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79220488


I think more or less described the USA.

The USA and Europe are swarming with dissimilar unemployed migrants to artificially increase the declining population and keep the ponzi running (won't work - declining empire move).

You are correct, China does have a crappy environment - because the west has pawned all of their industrial production needs on to them ($ for real goods). The USA doesn't have quite as bad of an environmental situation because it doesn't really manufacture much of anything anymore (sure sign of a declining empire).

China has bad debt? Not worse than the USA which is the world's historical all-time debtor nation (declining empire).
Big Duke6

User ID: 79195511
Canada
08/14/2020 08:15 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
The moment the PLA calls the USA's bluff the game is over.

The USA will relent like they did in Georgia.

The USA will relent like they did in Ukraine.

etc. etc. etc.

Out in the middle of the vast Pacific maybe, but You can't fight China in their own backyard it is the dumbest bluff anyone has ever heard of.

Is the USA willing to get an aircraft carrier torched over this nonsense and watch the dollar collapse overnight?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053


Well, yes and no.

China attacks Taiwan, the U.S. seizes all Chinese property in the U.S., all the PLA's money in American banks, and cancels all debt to China.

They've got a big military stick. The U.S. has a big economic one.

econbitch
 Quoting: ++Richardson++


I'll make a prediction.

I'm a hawk for hitting China now, they have been subverting the U.S. for at least 10 years. Fuck CHICOMs and their propaganda dispensing agencies in the U.S.

If China so much as raises a rifle at the U.S. or U.S. interests, there will be a shit load of sunk Chinese ships in the Pacific.

China has a complete shit Navy and airforce. Doesn't matter if they have 50 million troops. They won't be able to get on a boat to do jack shit without being sunk.

U.S. has unmanned drones that can take over 20gs in air to air combat theaters. Why do you think they have canceled most piloted fighter jets?

U.S. has deployed anti-ballistic laser systems across the entire Chinese continental border.

U.S. has been upgrading to the Ford class carrier groups.

U.S. has upgraded the submarine Trident II missile warheads with programmable nuke yields.

And that's just some of the stuff that's public knowledge.

It would be totally lopsided and humiliating naval battle loss for China.
 Quoting: iSwear


All of that and what we don't know about led by an idiot, possibly a traitorous idiot
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 79250743
United States
08/14/2020 08:20 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
Watch. China's amphibious assault *exercise* on Dongsha/Pratas island is going to turn hot. Why? -

1. China tipped their hand with state media saying that they may elect to do so.

2. China watched Russia take Crimea with little repercussion from the world.

3. They will use this event to gauge the reaction of their population and around their globe as a precursor for a later invasion of the main island of Taiwan

4. Dongsha/Pratas is Taiwan's further most administered island. It is actually closer to mainland China than to the main island of Taiwan.

5. THE MOST IMPORTANT - China has a lack of airforce refueling planes. This is said to be one of their current, major weaknesses. The island of Dongsha/Pratas has a Taiwan military airfield on it. If China takes it, then they eliminate a threat close to their mainland, AND gain the airfield for themselves. Then, when China goes after the main island of Taiwan, the distance will be shortened for military assets.

yoda
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 74869053
United States
08/14/2020 08:28 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
The moment the PLA calls the USA's bluff the game is over.

The USA will relent like they did in Georgia.

The USA will relent like they did in Ukraine.

etc. etc. etc.

Out in the middle of the vast Pacific maybe, but You can't fight China in their own backyard it is the dumbest bluff anyone has ever heard of.

Is the USA willing to get an aircraft carrier torched over this nonsense and watch the dollar collapse overnight?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053


Well, yes and no.

China attacks Taiwan, the U.S. seizes all Chinese property in the U.S., all the PLA's money in American banks, and cancels all debt to China.

They've got a big military stick. The U.S. has a big economic one.

:econbitch:
 Quoting: ++Richardson++


The PLA's money in american banks? Those dollars are U.S. debt and the primary foreign creditor is China! The dollar would completely collapse.

I don't even like China but you guys seem to be living in a world that is a combination of denial and too many TOP-GUN movies.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 79250743
United States
08/14/2020 08:28 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
Watch. China's amphibious assault *exercise* on Dongsha/Pratas island is going to turn hot. Why? -

1. China tipped their hand with state media saying that they may elect to do so.

2. China watched Russia take Crimea with little repercussion from the world.

3. They will use this event to gauge the reaction of their population and around their globe as a precursor for a later invasion of the main island of Taiwan

4. Dongsha/Pratas is Taiwan's further most administered island. It is actually closer to mainland China than to the main island of Taiwan.

5. THE MOST IMPORTANT - China has a lack of airforce refueling planes. This is said to be one of their current, major weaknesses. The island of Dongsha/Pratas has a Taiwan military airfield on it. If China takes it, then they eliminate a threat close to their mainland, AND gain the airfield for themselves. Then, when China goes after the main island of Taiwan, the distance will be shortened for military assets.

yoda
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79250743


I should clarify/add on this statement -

If China takes it, then they eliminate a threat close to their mainland, AND gain the airfield for themselves. Then, when China goes after the main island of Taiwan, the distance will be shortened for military assets.


If you look at the map of how Mainland China, Dongsha/Pratas, and Taiwan are positioned, you can see that Dongsha/Pratas lies to the Southwest of Taiwan.

Map - [link to www.thesun.co.uk (secure)]

One of the likely invasion routes by China would be to land in the Southwest of Taiwan due to the terrain.

[link to www.forbes.com (secure)]

Per the article -

There are only so many ways for China to invade Taiwan. The country’s main island is mountainous and rocky on its east coast. The good beaches are on the west coast, in particular along Taiwan’s southwest plain.

yoda
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 79250743
United States
08/14/2020 08:49 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
[link to taiwan.liveuamap.com (secure)]

Over 20 Chinese fighter jets menaced Taiwan Strait's median line Monday
[link to www.taiwannews.com.tw (secure)]
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 79055109
08/14/2020 08:53 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 79239207
United States
08/14/2020 08:55 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
taiwan is chinese

half this sht makes no sense

the other half is just plain fkn stupid
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 74827762
United States
08/14/2020 09:04 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
USA is a three ring shit show,, ongoing and for the world to see. As the election passes, more crap will ensue. The controversy and division over Obama will seem like Ozzie and Harriet, regardless who comes out the winner. Debt is soaring, discontent will ramp up. Why start shit when America is showing its fat ass for the world to see? America is on the skids
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78212961


Partly true, no thanks to the slimeball liberals throughout the political, cultural, economic parameters of America.

I trust you at least haven't had warm, tender feelings for such hosebags through the years.

Oh-oh, what's that you say?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 74827762
United States
08/14/2020 09:06 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
taiwan is chinese

half this sht makes no sense

the other half is just plain fkn stupid
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79239207


Chinese in terms of what? Race? Ethnicity? Nationality?

In terms of ultra-liberal or hard-left versus something that's more sane and humane than that?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 24974114
United States
08/14/2020 09:12 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
A lot of people don't realize the huge huge line that China has already crossed with the West.

Hong Kong has always been where international drug money was banked; that money built Hong Kong. These days that drug money is used to bribe governments one person at a time all over the world. It's something like 500 billion a year and over 10 trillion just sitting there.

China passed that national security law = China snagged that loot. The Hong Kong riots were backed by western intelligence agencies with the goal of securing more autonomy for Hong Kong. It backfired. China released an economic bioweapon and passed a national security law for Hong Kong, seizing full control.

In other words, the gangster politicians have already declared gangster war against eachother. How long before the national governments themselves reflect that?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 79250743
United States
08/14/2020 09:18 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
taiwan is chinese

half this sht makes no sense

the other half is just plain fkn stupid
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79239207


Taiwan has never been part of China. Beyond the Chinese that fought alongside Chiang Kai-shek against Communist Mao and then fled to Taiwan.... Taiwan actually has a native population which has been there for centuries. This native population is more similar to Pacific islanders (than Chinese) in terms of their unique language, culture, etc.

afro
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 48014693
United States
08/14/2020 09:20 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
Taiwan will be the kick off point. 1 china horse shit will be used by China to claim self defense when the USA intervenes.

China will be humiliated and thrashed when this happens. They won't take the island and they will suffer huge losses.

The real question is what will China do after that. They can be a juggernaut on land. They should probably bottle it after their thrashing. They may not be able to stop though after such a defeat. CCP face will be bloodied badly. China risks almost it all trying this move.

Don't believe the hype of China being a power. They are so far behind the USA Russia and even UK and France in technology. The lead is bigger than anybody here can imagine. It is in fact an insurmountable lead. Nobody was really stupid enough to build China into an actual threat. They are much weaker than they project and foreign presses project.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 76873815
08/14/2020 09:27 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
Don't worry about those forces-they are just training for the invasion of Great Britain.
Joe Mac

User ID: 77041831
France
08/14/2020 09:33 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
The moment the PLA calls the USA's bluff the game is over.

The USA will relent like they did in Georgia.

The USA will relent like they did in Ukraine.

etc. etc. etc.

Out in the middle of the vast Pacific maybe, but You can't fight China in their own backyard it is the dumbest bluff anyone has ever heard of.

Is the USA willing to get an aircraft carrier torched over this nonsense and watch the dollar collapse overnight?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053


Well, yes and no.

China attacks Taiwan, the U.S. seizes all Chinese property in the U.S., all the PLA's money in American banks, and cancels all debt to China.

They've got a big military stick. The U.S. has a big economic one.

econbitch
 Quoting: ++Richardson++


I'll make a prediction.

I'm a hawk for hitting China now, they have been subverting the U.S. for at least 10 years. Fuck CHICOMs and their propaganda dispensing agencies in the U.S.

If China so much as raises a rifle at the U.S. or U.S. interests, there will be a shit load of sunk Chinese ships in the Pacific.

China has a complete shit Navy and airforce. Doesn't matter if they have 50 million troops. They won't be able to get on a boat to do jack shit without being sunk.

U.S. has unmanned drones that can take over 20gs in air to air combat theaters. Why do you think they have canceled most piloted fighter jets?

U.S. has deployed anti-ballistic laser systems across the entire Chinese continental border.

U.S. has been upgrading to the Ford class carrier groups.

U.S. has upgraded the submarine Trident II missile warheads with programmable nuke yields.

And that's just some of the stuff that's public knowledge.

It would be totally lopsided and humiliating naval battle loss for China.
 Quoting: iSwear


Shhhhhhhh...

The CHICOMs are arrogant enough to think they have a shot, so let them bring it. A shooting war against them is the path of least resistance to regime change in China and freedom for the Chinese people.
Che's angry brother-in-law says Fuck Communism!
Joe Mac

User ID: 77041831
France
08/14/2020 09:34 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
taiwan is chinese

half this sht makes no sense

the other half is just plain fkn stupid
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79239207


Do you even history bro?
Che's angry brother-in-law says Fuck Communism!
Jungleboogie

User ID: 76648271
Canada
08/14/2020 09:34 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
The moment the PLA calls the USA's bluff the game is over.

The USA will relent like they did in Georgia.

The USA will relent like they did in Ukraine.

etc. etc. etc.

Out in the middle of the vast Pacific maybe, but You can't fight China in their own backyard it is the dumbest bluff anyone has ever heard of.

Is the USA willing to get an aircraft carrier torched over this nonsense and watch the dollar collapse overnight?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74869053


China publicly told their military not to take the first shot in a dispute with America.

I'm not sure I believe that's their real military policy.
 Quoting: Psychedelic Mashed Potatoes


China's goal is to encircle the US and take it over from within. That's why china wouldn't bother firing a shot
Embrace the cognitive dissonance.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 78617574
United States
08/14/2020 09:35 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
how do they avoid getting the kung flu?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 74827762
United States
08/14/2020 09:55 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: China's PLA says it's holding military exercises in and around Taiwan Strait
All I know is that CCP China has as its figurehead the ruthless, conniving, misery-inducing, hard-hearted, murderous ultra-liberal named Mao Tse-tung. His huge portrait looms over a prominent part of Beijing, China, and his inhumane fat face is embedded on the yuan, China's main currency.

If America were similar, the US dollar would have the image of Barack Obama on it, and the Lincoln Memorial would be converted into a shrine to Bill/Hillary Clinton. Oh, and Pelosi/Schiff/Schumer/Comey/Brennan, etc, would be on the 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 dollar bills.





GLP