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LiberalArkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:05 PM
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Chinese tiger has nothing in tank
<http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,2283... >

CHINA is running out of fuel. Police are guarding petrol stations in several inland provinces to prevent fights, as shortages of petrol and diesel are causing huge queues of trucks, buses and cars.

In Kunming, capital of the southwestern province of Yunnan, 1000 trucks are stranded.

A truck driver named Li told the Chuncheng Evening News he had been stranded at the Stone Tiger Gate petrol station for three days after searching for fuel in other places, but failing. He said his delivery date was way overdue.

Another driver, at Geiju city, said a job that would have taken one day in the past, now took three: one on the road, two queuing for fuel.

SNIP
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northernsoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:12 PM
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1. This is significant
Good find!
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:15 PM
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2. And what happened when the oil started getting scarce in Japan
in the early 40s?

They invaded the folks they knew were shutting off the spigot.
How could China, without a significant invasion ability
affect the US oil hegemony?

I can think of three ways just sitting here.

Economic warfare.
Proxy War
Global Thermonuclear Warfare.

And in none of them, do we look like a winner at the end.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:16 PM
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3. I thought this was going to be an animal cruelty post. Poor thirsty tiger!
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:20 PM
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4. Quick -- let's invade China!!
Oops...don't want to give them any ideas!!
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:58 PM
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5. That would work really well
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 02:58 PM by NewJeffCT
I think they have some cities there that have populations approaching that of all of Iraq... I think Chongqing has like 31 million.

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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:19 PM
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6. They could field an army
larger than the entire US's population.
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