I think China is starting to believe their own feldercarb. And that makes them dangerous.China has always fed the domestic propaganda of their military prowess. It can’t always be viewed as a message for outsiders. Preparing the consciousness of your population that we are going to go to war is always part of the steps a nation must do in the lead up to war. You have to train your citizens of the necessity just as you train the military the how’s.
is that what China is doing now?
The whole backs against the wall - now or never thing.I think China is starting to believe their own feldercarb. And that makes them dangerous.
If they made that threat 10-15 years ago, I would have laughed it off.
I still think it's a bluff. China isn't going to nuke Japan.
But I am less certain it is a bluff than I would be those 10-15 years ago.
The mainland has strategic dominance in the Taiwan Straits. It can deploy overwhelming military capability if needed, and has the firm will to use this strength in a showdown over the Taiwan question. The US and Taiwan are trying to create an illusion that a democratic Taiwan won't accept unification in any form and that the US is open to using its military prowess to defend the island. Sending a US Air Force cargo plane is edging near to the bottom line of the mainland, and is an attempt to deter the mainland and disturb people's clear understanding of the region.
The US has the strongest overall national military strength, but most of it cannot be deployed in the Taiwan Straits technically, and the US has no public support or national will to use that military strength to defend Taiwan. China doesn't provoke the US, but Taiwan is part of China. In the Taiwan Straits, China fully has the moral right to dominate the situation. In this region, the mainland's Anti-Secession Law has supreme authority.
The mainland holds the initiative as to when and how to punish them as it can synchronize the choice with our strategy regarding the Taiwan question to achieve the best result.
The US and the island of Taiwan are clearly aware that the mainland has formed the determination to use force when necessary, so when they are using their "salami-slicing" tactic they are also very cautious in order to avoid real damage.
When will the mainland fly its military planes closer to Taiwan island or even fly over the island, or launch missiles over the island to deter Taiwan authorities? Our answer is: any time.
Since the US has moved to the step of landing a military cargo plane in Taiwan island, escalating the situation to a tipping point of military action, each step they take may trigger military friction and confrontation. They must understand the mainland is much better prepared for this kind of clash, both in terms of real action and willpower.
We advise the US and the island of Taiwan not to misjudge the situation and not to underestimate our determination and will to punish their provocation. They must be prepared to face a sudden blow.
The PLA has always had strategic dominance over Taiwan. They can lose a million people in a war and it would barely register as a blip with their population. This is nothing new.Just to keep you informed that the situation is not under control and can change rapidly.
Military planners in Washington pushed for the White House to prepare plans to use nuclear weapons against mainland China during the Taiwan Strait crisis in 1958, newly leaked documents appear to confirm.
US and China relationship's 'most dangerous' point is Taiwan - nuclear war fears
Think of how ignorant it was for them to try that at the time. We had nukes and they did not have one. That just shows you how F-ing crazy they are!! Mac was pushing Ike to drop 100 nuclear weapons on China for attacking our troops in North Korea. Mac screwed up by asking for such an nuclear onslaught but Just imagine if Ike would have been brave enough to drop even ten!!! The world would be a lot better off today. We would have a free Korea and China would be truly democratic. Nobody would think about messing with us today, that's for dam sure.And they achieved their principle goal as well.
You bet your bottom dollar they will. They will hit Okinawa first as that is where our main base is and they will see what Japan does after that. They will have to because they know we will come to defend Taiwan ( if Biden is not in charge that is ). If we start moving our fleets to help Tiawan i expect North Korea will pop one or two off in South Korea as a distraction to divide our focus and priorities. Until we get a strong President back in the White House China is a major threat.A per-emptive nuclear strike? I have a hard time believing even China doing that.
The world would be a much more dangerous and radioactive place, the Soviet Union would have obliterated the United States right after this because they knew they would be next.Think of how ignorant it was for them to try that at the time. We had nukes and they did not have one. That just shows you how F-ing crazy they are!! Mac was pushing Ike to drop 100 nuclear weapons on China for attacking our troops in North Korea. Mac screwed up by asking for such an nuclear onslaught but Just imagine if Ike would have been brave enough to drop even ten!!! The world would be a lot better off today. We would have a free Korea and China would be truly democratic. Nobody would think about messing with us today, that's for dam sure.
This below is my opinion!
The world needs to start taking China's threats seriously and making them pay. The best thing we can do is go have some meetings with Putin and make Russia a member of NATO after he promises to turn against China and sign non agression agreements with the rest of Europe. Putin has wanted to be in NATO since he took power but the Nazis in Germany's intelligence, MI6 and the CIA need their future war between the US and Russia. They have been trying since the end of WW2 to get their revenge on both nations. Bush 41s father was a friend to Hitler and was caught sending Germany money, years later his son helps form the CIA so its not a stretch when you consider Russia was invited by NATO to train with us a few years after the Soviet Union died but were soon told they were no longer allowed to participate.
That's not enough. China fears the U.S. military but they know that they are not going all in for it.Until we get a strong President back in the White House China is a major threat.
And what do you think will be the US reaction? Do you think the US will just sit back and take it?You bet your bottom dollar they will. They will hit Okinawa first as that is where our main base is and they will see what Japan does after that.
Have to factor in the political implications as well. Officials will do unexpected things depending of the political winds. Have to wave the flag if things are going poorly before an election.And what do you think will be the US reaction? Do you think the US will just sit back and take it?
Biden will react. He's old school. He will.