posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 07:53 AM
Originally posted by rapier28
The question on Taiwan is not that it won't let U.S use it's airfields, Taiwan would most likely be taken within a week. Holding it is another
Where are you getting that Taiwan would be taken within a week? That is nonsense. China would have to get her Navy to Taiwan first. That isn't going
to happen as Taiwan has a more advanced Navy, much less the US. I don't think you fully understand the effort that would need to be made for China to
First, they would HAVE to spend AT LEAST 3 weeks building up their forces in preperation of the attack. They would need to get all of their soldiers
to port, bring all of their equipment there along with tanks and what not. Then they would need to pack a bunch of food and medical suplies.
You think the US wouldn't notice this?
Then, China is going to have to get that Navy across the narrow Taiwan straight. Good luck with that - it will be like shooting fish in a barrel for
US attack subs, and Taiwans AGEIS cruisers, not to mention all of the air power that the US would send up and all of the land based missles.
At this point, we can assume it's been about a month, and their original forces are decimated.
As for Korea, the NK problem would long be solved unless Taiwan decides to declare independence before the olympics. (even then, some predict that
the NK regime would capitulate). Roh has said that the U.S would not be allowed to use S.K bases in the event of Taiwan.
Roh lied. All the US has to say is "OK", have fun with Kim on your own. His statement will change real fast.
Japan would let U.S use it's bases, but China would bomb Japanese bases that let planes fly out of it. Japan has even admitted that. Sorry, no
link, didn't get the info from net.
OK, I was assuming that you meant they would attack Japanese bases if US B-52's took off for ANY reason.
But heres the problem with what you say. You say that China will bomb Japan. HOW? They don't have the airpower to beat the US airforce. They just
don't. So how do they get close enough to Japan to hit it in peace time, much less all out war.
Saying you will do something and actually being able to do it are two VERY different things.
[edit on 11-4-2005 by American Mad Man]