posted on May, 29 2019 @ 12:35 AM
a reply to: Zaphod58
Taiwan has air defense systems. A full fledged pre-emptive strike by China would be detected by Signals intelligence within a few minutes just due to
the nature and activity of the munitions involved and the sheer scale such an operation would entail. I think the only way they would even fathom it
though is if our CSG's were nowhere nearby. Thats why it is important to maintain various freedom of navigation ops in conjunction with our allies in
I bet though that Taiwan could get at least 60% of its planes in the air and ensure not everyone makes it back to mainland China. Then the Pacific
alliance will stand firm and put itself between the two and insist not to do it again, and independence can commence. All in all, they can earn their
freedom with about 80 hours of direct conflict, a few thousand dead, and the loss of their air force. But, we can rebuild their airforce, and sell it
to them at a reasonable rate with new guarantees
It is possible some Americans and Australians will also make an ultimate sacrifice. But arent those the commitments we make when our leaders make
these deals and treaties?
China is only a rare Earth monopolist because they subsidize the industry and technology to extract from every type of mine that exists. It is why
American rare earth miners cannot do business, they are approaching the industry incorrectly. There is a # ton of material and different types of
mines also have them in varying quantities as trace elements. China does not have these giant mountains or underground deposits of REM's , they simply
have invested in the know how of extracting at every point of any mine. A gold mine will produce REM's, so will a tin mine, and copper, bauxite and
iron, maybe even phosphate. The trick is getting every last recoverable piece of dust from those ores, and THAT is what the Chinese have become so
efficient at. We can do it here too, we can! But we have to accept that a certain type of restructuring of certain industries and the way they are
funded may not seem traditionally as capitalist. But we must do it if we are going to survive as a nation into the rest of this century!
When an American or Canadian company mines for gold it usually gets the easy stuff that is sometimes there as well like silver and copper
occasionally. Lots of other trace elements are left behind with the tailings because processing them was never part of the business model. If the
nation legislates a change in the business model and adds subsidies like China does with all manufacturing because it is all state owned, we would
become a very competitive rival in that export market.
Sincerely, Iran isn't flying around its little drones or playing with its toy boats right now is it? They will be a bit hush for a little longer I