And don't get me wrong in any of that...
The absurdity of the fictional situation is matched only by the way IMHO China and India as well were treated by the West and also Japan.
I kind of vaguely remember something from WW2 in regards to a nation whose populace felt like it had be stepped all over and the rally behind some
guy... Hipster? I think was his name... I think a few people died from all that
Honestly, we can't afford to "fix" all the trouble spots ourselves, if China wants to push around a bit and "modify" some locations around it's
borders a bit, I say we talk it out and if it is hands off Japan and SK who are vital to our interests I say we let them because that's who we are in
the Gulf of Mexico, and in a lot of places we don't even remotely belong and truth be told, to me as much as I love the Taiwanese and I DO... that's
like them messing with us if Texas goes loose... and Vietnam was a part of China and fighting there didn't do us a damn bit of good aside from a lot
of screwed up cats wandering down Hollywood Blvd asking for change and the Philippines is a mess and we can let China fix it when they get hit by
another 63 Typhoons...
They can't do any worse if we respect them and let them handle their corner of the globe than we did in such far flung places as Iraq and Vietnam and
Afghanistan... let them spend the money not us.
Beyond that, who dies if we have any fight in this arena? Vietnamese, Indonesians, Phillipinos, then who get's dragged in? Japan, SK.... you push that
UN guy right over to China again in a minute this way..
Global recession at best, beautiful modern nations like SK and Japan blown to bits by rockets, the giant Chinese economy in tatters
And for what the Chinese want the Gas to get off Coal and continue modernizing and propping up the global economy? I have to ask what would let's say
the Phillipinos get out of it anyway? American companies will get access and they wont get squat, that's what, they will still be poor as snails
anyway, we aren't "helping" them we'd likely be helping BP and guys like Cheeny and the Koch brother anyway
Will it help me? nooooooooo so why do I want my kids to fight, the truth is given our track record the Chinese just might do a better job stabilizing
the region if the loot goes to them... certainly it isn't going to "help" anyone to create a war with China in the "South (operative word here) CHINA