Originally posted by howmuchisthedoggy
Well, talking about laughable. This is a statement coming from someone who believes that:
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.
If the extent of your Asian knowledge is "funny sounding words" then you are hardly qualified to comment on what these two countries might do.
Remember the Cold War? Remember all those Allies the US had, who they had a distaste for? Like the Taliban for instance? But, needs be, in that
situation you rose above your distaste for them and got together for the (your) common good.
I was mocking you genius. Do you really believe they share language? Seriously?
And Alies we had a distaste for, including the Taliban? There is no proof the US ever even backed the Taliban.
Also, even if we did, there is a bit of a difference between the US backing a tiny little country like Afghanistan which the US military managed to
take over with under 20,000 men, and 2 nations that have been mortal enemies for over a thousand years.
Hmmmm.....sticks little finger in the corner of mouth a la Dr. Evil.......
Wealthy. Yes. I am assuming you got your degree in economics the same place you did your diploma on Asian culture. I hope you haven't any money
invested or too many credit card loans. You may be in for a rude shock sometime soon.
I am currently at some crapy little place they call The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. You may have heard of it.
And yeah, I know all about consumer debt. Nothing big for me. A few hundred bucks on my credit card with about 30K in the bank.
Whoops. I'd check your facts again, skippy!
So you are saying that Japan makes more money off of China then the US?
I highly doubt that, though I am not going to look it up at this moment.
Very good point. The Japanese really would like the Chinese threat taken care of and goading the US into doing it for them is probably their #1
priority. Rather the dirty gaijin die for us than we doing it ourselves. Failing that, I have no doubt that Japan will choose the winning side should
any conflict arise. While still doing business with the other side of course!
Ehhh, I dissagree that they would continue to do buisiness with China in any kind of cold war, or a full scale war.
On top of that, exactly how is Japan just going to choose the winning side?
They would be involved in any conlict from day one. Just look at a map of US military bases and take a look at Japan. In fact, Japan would take any
attack that China would attempt.
I live in Japan and I know their attitude to the "rules" of Western society. If they can do something, say prostitution, gambling, etc., they will.
While they are telling you they are not. They have novel ways of gettnig around the rules. I dare say they have found novel ways around not having any
Well, we know 1 thing is absolutely 100% true: They have never detonated a nuclear device. If you haven't detonated one, then you really don't know
what you have. On top of that, exactly what delivery methods do they have? Not many to speak of.
Now, yet again, you think it is laughable. They have a space program, they have home grown rocket technology (I live not so far away from where
they build the rocket engines for their H2 rocket) and they have a very sizable nuclear technology sector, reactors, etc. I know you are probably
stuck in the fugue that Japan is still full of people wearing pointy hats and using oxen to work their paddy fields and the very notion that anyone
other than the US is superior in any way is offensive to you. If it helps you sleep at night....
I have been to Japan, and understand that they are in every day a "modern" country.
However, they have absolutely no modern delivery methods. I don't think you fully apreciate what it takes to build a nuclear deterent. Just because
they have a space program doesn't mean they hace ICBMs, and just because they have nuclear reactors doesn't mean they have warheads.
Sure the US has some awesome logistical abilities, but aren't you spread pretty thin right now? If you pull logistics from elsewhere will the whole
house of cards fall down?
How many people make up the US military. How many are stationed in Iraq?
Basically, about 10% of our man power is in Iraq. The US is spread thin in the sense that we have a LOT of bases over seas, and thus to man them
spread our overseas deployment thin.
Also, I would like to point out US military doctrine:
That is to be able to fight a 2 theater war at the same time. Iraq was a tiny war in one theater.
Oh, here we go. Take the chest-beating elsewhere please.....
Seriously. Answere the question.
How is China going to challenge US airpower? Their newest aircraft - the J-10 - is based off of the Isreali Lavi, which in turn is based off of the US
F-16...An aircraft that will be phased out of service over the next 15 years in favor of the stealthy F-35 joint strike fighter. On top of that, the
US has a CLEAR edge in detection systems.
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.
If you think that the small number of left over people who stayed in NO after the hurricane in any way defines America, well, that is your
I would point you to 9/11 for how the US bands together.
I am still interested to hear what you have to say about this statement however. With your amazing logistic base spread thin, all it would take would
be a little internal strife at home and -BOOM- China would be so on you and you could do nothing about it.
Again, this is laughable.
The US has the most heavily armed population in the world
You think Iraq is bad with 2000 deaths in nearly 3 years?
Try occupying NYC and LA.
And god knows China wouldn't want to venture out of the cities where people actually know how to shoot.
Of course this is to say nothing of actual US military action, which again would absolutely dominate China's military. Again, I point you to naval
power. Exactly what does China have that even comes close to a SeaWolf attack sub or the DDX?
Hell, do they even have an aircraft carrier, the most important piece of power projection in the whole military (no, they don't).
So tell me, exactly what navy is going to bring those chinese troops over?
You are living in fantasy land.