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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:26 PM
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Turn missile buildup against China - Korea, Japan, Vietnam, India or Russi
Revelations in last Sunday's China Times that Taiwan has tested a 1,000km-range capable land attack cruise missile (LACM) proves an axiom: China's military buildup will not stop an Asian defensive response. Taiwan is merely joining a list of other countries, which so far include India and South Korea, in developing their own capabilities in response to China's deployment or proliferation of missile or nuclear weapon technologies.
Compared to Beijing's mounting ballistic and cruise missile threat, Taipei's missile development programs are miniscule. Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense claims China now targets over 700 DF-15 and DF-11 class short-range ballistic missiles at Taiwan, a number that will exceed 800 next year. By the end of this year, China's new class of LACM could reach 200 deployed. At this rate, by 2010 China could have up to 2,000 ballistic and cruise missiles pointed at Taiwan. And as they are all road or rail mobile, if they are not used against Taiwan, they could be rapidly re-targeted against Korea, Japan, Vietnam, India or Russia.

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/edit/archives/2005/06/1...

From my posts 2 years ago. China will attempt to take over the world via bloodshed.
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:27 PM
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1. Warnings on China also meant for Taiwan
On June 6, the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun reported that the US Department of Defense perceives both international terrorism and China's rapid military expansion as the "worst threats." This kind of message should set off alarm bells in Taiwan.
Since President Chen Shui-bian (???) came to power in 2000, his administration has repeatedly made gestures of goodwill across the Taiwan Strait, but these gestures have been in vain. Beijing has never responded to these gestures positively.

Although the "Taiwan question" is of strategic interests to both China and the US, invasion of US territory has never been an issue. But now that even Washington has sensed Beijing's threat, can Taipei continue to turn a blind eye to it?

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/edit/archives/2005/06/1...
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:29 PM
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2. Beware F-16D sales
Fang Tien-sze's (???) article ("China aims to balance relations in South Asia," April 27, page 8) is thought-provoking. The US administration's recent decision to sell advanced F-16D aircraft to Pakistan can have an adverse impact on Taiwan's security. The aircraft's avionics technology is bound to be leaked to China for use in Pakistan and China's joint production of JF-17 aircraft.

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/edit/archives/2005/06/1...
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:34 PM
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3. did anyone else see the news item about our troops readying for n. korea?
a couple of weeks ago i saw a 30 second clip on troop buildup in the pacific to counter north korea. are we attacking there next?

ellen fl
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:45 PM
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4. Cheney is. I heard on the radio news that it's been Cheney all along who
has refused to even talk with NK. Cheney's kneeling sucking WHORE is Bolton.
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