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Wartime Acts Of Sabotage
During wartime, one of the most effective weapons in any country’s arsenal is sabotage: attacking the war engine itself by crippling key supplies, manufacturing, strategic locations and even logistic routes.
Saboteurs are not always an obvious and visible enemy. Many are underground agents, unconnected to official military authorities. More often than not, though, they have been trained and unofficially sanctioned by intelligence agencies or senior members of the armed forces.
The German government turned to sabotage during World War I in an attempt to thwart U.S. trade with Europe. German agents working on U.S. soil targeted munitions factories and plants producing goods to be shipped to help the Allied troops on the battlefields of Europe.
originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: mungbean
On the other hand, when 96% of the Chinese population are basically serfs, poorly educated and trained. Add in 1.3 Billion of them and it's just as possible that it was a stupid mistake that caused this explosion.
Swinish suspicion is a good trait, yet, the U.S., from what I can see, needs a healthy, stable Chinese economy for it's own to survive. A perfect example is the non-action on China's arbitrary claiming of virtually the whole of the South China Sea.
Other than lip-service actions and words to appease U.S. allies in the region, a close and stable oil supply for China is in TPTB best interests.....
China’s middle class will jump to 340 million by 2016 (see Figure 1). The purchasing power—disposable income minus savings—of China’s middle class is also growing. In 2006, around 39 percent of urban households were middle class (see Figure 2). By 2016, that percentage will likely rise to 60 percent. At present, the middle class accounts for 27 percent of China’s total urban disposable income. By 2015, that percentage is expected to rise to more than 40 percent (see Figure 3). Considering its swelling numbers, purchasing power, and trajectory, China’s middle class presents marketing opportunities that companies cannot afford to miss.
Lets just entertain the notion that this was an attack. Can you imagine what may come next.