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originally posted by: watchandwait410
I hope nothing bad happens but if it did then we would not have to pay the one point three trillion dollar debt we have with them.
originally posted by: SpartanStoic
My prediction is that a Chinese destroyer will sail very close to a US destroyer and they will collide. Which is just what happened recently, a Chinese destroyer came within 50 yards of the USS Decatur. That is very close in nautical terms.
This is the stated strategy by Chinese military assets. You may recall the US spy plane vs Chinese fighter plane incident where the Chinese fighter was flying extremely close, dangerously so. They collided, generally accept IIRC that the Chinese fighter crashed into the US plane's wing.
Then China will blame US for being in their territory and the US will blame China for operating in unsafe ways.
This exact incident is predicted in Destined For War, which details the Thucydides Trap and several ways this could happen to the US vs China. Basically 12 out of 14 times the Thucydides Trap ended in war. It will most likely do so this time.
Pence's speech was very accurate and I encourage ATSers to watch it.
US Sends Final Warning To China
Published on Oct 5, 2018
While tensions between the two superpowers are at an all-time high, US Vice President Mike Pence warned that the United States will not back down against China's intimidation tactics in the South China Sea. The U.S. Pacific Fleet is also drafting plans for a global show of force to warn China during a single week of November to deter Beijing’s military actions.