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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 03:57 AM
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37. Oh, but you are forgetting one very major detail....
Edited on Wed May-24-06 03:57 AM by file83
...the core of our military fighting forces are currently fighting a war in the Middle East. We are heavily committed. We have a president that wants to go to war with Iran. If China attacked Taiwan tomorrow, just what in the hell do you think we could do to STOP (not just create a temporary obstacle for) the Chinese juggernaut?

The Chinese own us economically as well. Not only are they the largest importer of goods into our country, they own hundreds of billions of dollars of our debt. If we intervened, what good would that do us (assuming they didn't just crush our fleet first)?
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  -If China makes a military move on Taiwan, would we really take them on? Skidmore  May-23-06 05:05 PM   #0 
  - Ha.  ContraBass Black   May-23-06 05:06 PM   #1 
  - Are you kidding?  Rosemary2205   May-23-06 05:07 PM   #2 
  - Not unless the Bush Regime wants to  Disturbed   May-23-06 05:10 PM   #3 
  - When pigs fly.  Blue State Native   May-23-06 05:12 PM   #4 
  - I hope we would...  Imajika   May-23-06 05:43 PM   #5 
  - Well, now you know how the Chinese felt when they watched the U.S....  tjwash   May-23-06 05:43 PM   #6 
  - No way -  libhill   May-23-06 05:46 PM   #7 
  - Only 10% of our forces are in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Scoody Boo   May-23-06 05:51 PM   #9 
     - And los angeles would look great  sweetheart   May-23-06 05:54 PM   #11 
     - "...aging MIGs?"  depakid   May-23-06 05:57 PM   #13 
     - Even the newer Migs...  Scoody Boo   May-23-06 06:03 PM   #15 
     - The Cope India results suggest otherwise  depakid   May-23-06 06:12 PM   #21 
     - wargame lessons  sweetheart   May-23-06 06:09 PM   #20 
     - Don't underestimate the Chinese  libhill   May-23-06 06:03 PM   #16 
        - Like I said...  Scoody Boo   May-23-06 06:07 PM   #17 
        - Air power -  libhill   May-23-06 06:09 PM   #19 
           - Troops need resupply...  Scoody Boo   May-23-06 06:13 PM   #22 
              - The taiwan straight would not involve us ground  sweetheart   May-23-06 06:58 PM   #27 
              - That cuts both ways...  hogwyld   May-24-06 04:52 AM   #40 
        - They've been around a lot longer than we have  Yupster   May-24-06 01:49 AM   #34 
           - Exactly -  libhill   May-24-06 10:04 AM   #42 
  - yes  mdmc   May-23-06 05:51 PM   #8 
  - Without question  Squatch   May-23-06 05:52 PM   #10 
  - China had no qualms when the US threatened them re:pirated software.  HypnoToad   May-23-06 05:54 PM   #12 
  - a few months ago...i would have said no...but  gp   May-23-06 05:57 PM   #14 
  - China would be foolish at this point to try anything  DeaconBlues   May-23-06 06:07 PM   #18 
  - Hah the US public couldn't stomach a real war  Conan_The_Barbarian   May-23-06 06:43 PM   #23 
  - Our Military is BROKEN by Bush and I believe, China has been  Rainscents   May-23-06 06:51 PM   #24 
  - Very good point!  file83   May-24-06 03:59 AM   #39 
  - Silly question....  Dan   May-23-06 06:53 PM   #25 
  - Why? Taiwan ain't got no oil.  BringEmOn   May-23-06 06:56 PM   #26 
  - no--- the walton family would give someone a call.  madrchsod   May-23-06 06:59 PM   #28 
  - Sorry. Our glorious military is busy getting it's ass kicked in Iraq.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-23-06 06:59 PM   #29 
  - Wal Mart wouldn't allow it..  solinvictus   May-23-06 07:27 PM   #30 
  - No, but it would be cold war time. EOM  K-W   May-23-06 07:33 PM   #31 
  - Not likely with * in office... however--  LanternWaste   May-23-06 08:17 PM   #32 
  - The Chinese arn't stupid enough to invade Taiwan in the near future.  Odin2005   May-24-06 12:04 AM   #33 
  - Or just ours - the entire world buys products from China.  file83   May-24-06 03:58 AM   #38 
     - Yeah, but we're the biggest market, IIRC.  Odin2005   May-24-06 12:05 PM   #45 
  - The US Navy would  davepc   May-24-06 02:04 AM   #35 
  - Alright  FlyingTiger   May-24-06 02:45 AM   #36 
     - Oh, but you are forgetting one very major detail....  file83   May-24-06 03:57 AM   #37 
     - It'll be a Naval engagement  davepc   May-24-06 05:18 AM   #41 
     - Hi FlyingTiger!!  newyawker99   May-24-06 11:28 AM   #44 
  - I don't think so  catmandu57   May-24-06 10:30 AM   #43 
  - File83...  FlyingTiger   May-24-06 12:20 PM   #46 
  - No, we are incapable of it and would allow it to occur  rustydog   May-24-06 01:03 PM   #47 

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