posted on Apr, 14 2005 @ 12:17 PM
I do not think Japan can get involved in a major conflict with China without support from other countries. They may have a good navy, but the Chinese
are ready for them. Just think of all the crap we have seen China doing to demonstrate it's readiness to fight Taiwan.
It looks like a major conflict in the area will probably happen soon. It is hard to imagine China, Taiwan, and Japan all coming to a consensus on who
has rights to what in that part of the world. Let us now forget, that China seems to have the support of Russia now as well.
If something goes down, it is highly probable that it would envolve a lot of countries other than China, Japan, Taiwan. The U.S. would get involved
(of course), as would Russia if the relationship we have seen developing remains strong. When the major power holders get in conflict, all the other
countries are going to start picking sides. All parties must be very careful and thoughtful in how they approach this situation, because it could
easily get out of control. (Maybe not WW3, but definitely not good).