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What would America do if China invaded Taiwan?
« on: March 23, 2014, 09:22:24 AM »

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Re: What would America do if China invaded Taiwan?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2014, 09:25:17 AM »
Just a guess ...

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Re: What would America do if China invaded Taiwan?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2014, 09:44:32 AM »
Great question.  The Chinee are definitely paying attention to the ongoing farce in and around Ukraine, and one of these days before Obammy is gone the calculus in bringing Taiwan back into the Chinee fold might just suddenly work out.

With the troika of Obama-Kerry-Hagel running things, anything is possible.  I'm waiting to see who decides there will be no US response to use of a nuclear weapon.


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Re: What would America do if China invaded Taiwan?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2014, 11:05:36 AM »
Our super hero in chief, Captain Feckless, would write a stiff letter, and send the Addams family butler to deliver it.
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Re: What would America do if China invaded Taiwan?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2014, 11:48:57 AM »
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The fact is that we just don't know. (Last spring no one would have predicted that a year later Crimea would be a part of Russia.)

Which is why a competent US president would have been placing pieces strategically all along to do the best to make sure that China thinks twice, thrice, etc..., about trying to take Taiwan by force.

Would that we had a competent president.

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Re: What would America do if China invaded Taiwan?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2014, 11:58:50 AM »
Obama will make a serious speech, do nothing, and encourage more of the same.

Obama intended this, when he told Vlad he would have more flexibility once reelected.

Obama wants to change America, from a world power, to a miserable weak land with socialized medicine, food stamps for all, permanent unemployment benefits, etc.

The only remaining superpower isn't so super, and Obama has 2.5 years left to diminish America's power and standing.

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Re: What would America do if China invaded Taiwan?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2014, 12:30:40 PM »
Just a guess ...


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Re: What would America do if China invaded Taiwan?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2014, 12:33:32 PM »
"What would America do if China invaded Taiwan?"
I posed this question last week.
Whatever it is they better figure it out because it coming...quicker than you think.
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Re: What would America do if China invaded Taiwan?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2014, 12:33:40 PM »
You have to wonder why Taiwan, Israel and other "outlaw" states don't form an alliance.  I think the old South Africa and Israel had something going on.
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Re: What would America do if China invaded Taiwan?
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2014, 12:39:26 PM »
You have to wonder why Taiwan, Israel and other "outlaw" states don't form an alliance.  I think the old South Africa and Israel had something going on.

Israel and South Africa had something going on with nukes, I think.

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Re: What would America do if China invaded Taiwan?
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2014, 12:58:13 PM »
What could America do?  Attack with sling shots, pea shooters, bean bag guns?  I think some threats from Obama would scare the msg out of them. :silly:
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Re: What would America do if China invaded Taiwan?
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2014, 11:41:59 PM »
[[ What would America do if China invaded Taiwan? ]]

Nothing.

It's not worth a world war, and we realize that, regardless of what agreements signed sixty-plus years ago say.

But let me argue as to WHY it's no longer worth it.

In 1950, Red China and Taiwan, although separated by only a small body of water, were opposite ends of the world. Total communism vs. an attempt at freedom.

That was then.
This is now.

I would proffer that TODAY, Mainland China is no longer so far removed from the Chinese of Taiwan. If anything, in the half-century plus that has passed by, the mainland has "moved", considerably towards the system in place in Taiwan.

In 1950, no one in their right mind could see Red China and Taiwan reuniting.

But today, the two Chinese peoples and the economic/political systems under which they live are no longer so "different" as to make a reconciliation and reunification impossible.

The question now is whether such process be consensual, a la Hong Kong, or under duress.

Remember back when the Berlin Wall came down, and how communism collapsed in East Germany? At that time, the tv and print pundits were saying it would take years for a German reunification. And look how wrong they were.

It may not be easy, but I sense that a similar scenario could take place with the two Chinas, under the right conditions...

And THAT'S why it's absolute nonsense to suggest that the United States go to war (which could easily degenerate into a nuclear conflict) over Taiwan ...


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