posted on Oct, 11 2018 @ 01:54 PM
The Chinese do not have sufficient naval power to project a landing force into the Caribbean sea.
They have 3 Surface action fleets that cover their home waters.
Lets suppose that 1 of those fleets was wholly committed to this action. Setting aside the fact that it would pull at least 1/3 of their surface naval
forces to the other side of the globe. That fleet would still only barely constitute 40 ships.
In total the Chinese Surface fleet consists today of
4 Landing Ship Dock
30 Landing Ship Tanks (are not suited crossing open ocaen they are shallow water only)
31 Landing Ship Medium (again not suited for open ocean)
So 1/3 of the fleet capability that could be moved to Venezula would be
Thats not really a landing force and its not really covering its logistical tail either.
Its also not even addressing the fact that if China or Russia for that matter parked a fleet of any size in the islands right in the US back yard we
would be talking about that all over the news and shadowing it with US Naval forces and Air power.
If it was a US fleet that would also constitute a significant force and many people would already know that their families were moving to do
"something". Mumblings would be circulating and given the amount of civilan air and sea traffic in the Carribean it would have been seen and mentioned
to people in passing. In short there would already be rumors that would corroborate this story.
It COULD be a possible "free Venezualian army" living on cargo ships ready to be landed in a Bay of Pigs type action.
That would be US spponsored and supported but made up almost completely of Venezualian men wanting to liberate their country.
***************I did leave out their Fleet replenishment ships and Auxilaries which could push the fleet to a larger size but it would not change the
fact that they would not have sufficent capability to land troops or protect them***********************
edit on 11-10-2018 by Dragoon01 because: (no reason given)