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Originally posted by ADVISOR
Does any one else wonder, if China and the Russians will conduct mock invasions of a weakened USA? Right now would be the best time ever for foreign invaders to strike deep into America, there are more US Armed Forces out side of the US than there is within.
The Chinese Defense Ministry said Tuesday the exercises were meant to "strengthen the capability of the two armed forces in jointly striking international terrorism, extremism and separatism."
But the Russian military added that another goal was to practice joint action to "settle regional crises."
Col. Gen. Vladimir Moltenskoi, the deputy chief of Russia's Land Forces in charge of the exercise, said Tuesday the drills envisage action to separate parties in a conflict in a third country with the backing of the United Nations.
Under the scenario, the Shandong peninsula, which juts into the Yellow Sea about 275 miles southeast of Beijing, poses as an imaginary state "on the territory of which riots stemming from ethnic discord took place and confrontation between different forces occurred," Moltenskoi said.
He said the exercise plan had no relation to Taiwan or any other specific country.