Originally posted by howmuchisthedoggy
1. What if Japan chose to ally itself with China rather than the U.S.?
In Japan, Bush's America is as popular as a wet fart in an elevator (never mind the rest of the world), a country where the less-than-gracious
victors of WWII still have them under thumb to this day.
While their history with China is less than starry, would they have more to gain by hitching themselves to China's rising star, before the U.S. comes
crashing back down to Earth? They have links in business, langauge and culture. Why give that all up when they could team up and give America a black
Also take into mind that one of the main roots of Japanese Imperial Expansion in the 1930's was the colonisation of those areas by America and
Europe. What if instead of wasting resources fighting each other, the Asian block of Japan, China and India got together? Who could possibly vex them
into dropping their differences and forming an Alliance? I wonder.....
I am sorry, but this is just not going to happen. China wants nothing to do with Japan, and Japan nothing to do with China.
You speak of the US coming back to earth, but what of China. You act as if the US is the one in an out of the ordinary economic boom.
The US is
at a normal state. We have been this wealthy for half a century. China is the one in the clouds right now, and if you study
economics, you'd understand that they can not hope to keep this up. Much like Japan before them, China is going to hit a wall, and fall big time.
And Japan giving up an American alliance for one with China because of "links in business, langauge and culture"?
Have you seen the links in buisness that Japan and the US have? They far out do any that Japan and China have. Language? What exactly does Japanese
and Chinese share, other then funny sounding words to westerners? As for culture, the only thing they share is a distaste for each other.
The thing here is that Japan is much more serious about confronting China then the US is - well, at least the US public. The remarks made are meant to
get the US into the same frame of mind. Japan wants China"taken care of" by the US, because China oses a HUGE threat to Japan. China could very well
sieze control of the whole asia region, and that is something that Japan wants to prevent.
2. Japan quite possibly already has Nuclear Weapons.
If they don't have them sitting in silos somewhere already, they already have enough nuclear material, rocket engines and the technical know-how to
knock together a good few in a short time. If N. Korea can do it, I'm pretty sure Japan can as well.
Japan is now a nuclear power in your mind?
This is laughable. You speak of a large technological base for nuclear weapons, but please - tell me - exactly what home grown rocket, space, or
nuclear technology do they have? Exactly what nuclear weapons programs do they have? How much money have they spent in research?
Frankly, they have none.
3. U.S. Forces aren't as ominpotent as the movies tell you.
Just because the movies always turn out well in the end doesn't mean it happens in real life. I have heard enough anecdotal evidence to seriously
question the abilities of the US armed forces.
If US forces are so bad, then what does that make Chinas? They have a fraction of the training and resources that US soldiers do.
On top of all this, you are ignoring the two most critical aspects of conventional warfare - logistics and controling the high ground.
What logistical resources does China have? Next to none. They don't have the logistics to take Taiwan, much less mount any full scale war with Japan
- much less the US.
And how exactly does anyone expect to challange US air power? You have to be able to take on US air dominance, and frankly, China is putting out
copies of 30 year old US aircraft which are going out of service. That of course is to say nothing of our huge technological edge over Japan and
I also note the gent who claims that under invasion some sort of Mel Gibson "Patriot" type situation would arise. First off, there is no
precedence for an invasion so you have no idea what would happen.
Now the US is being invaded?
Exactly how is anyone getting a full army to the US?
Secondly, judging from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when your citzen's backs were against the wall, did they bravely band together to
get the job done or did it descend into anarchy and the law of the jungle. I have little doubt the "Me-Me-Me" generation of the most selfish country
on the planet would do what they do best - Look out for themselves.
Frankly, your post is laughable.
Any war between the US and ANYONE would be waged on THEIR land because the US in the only nation in the world with the logistical base to wage a
So I ask YOU, exactly how would the Chinese
respond to B-52's raining bombs on their home land day or night?
How would the Chinese
respond to having patriot missles targeting every high value target in China?
Ijust love how you question US forces and at the same time don't tink about how bad that would make every other
military in the world.
Frankly, your theories on this subject are a joke