First: any chance the translation was tampered with?
Second: China does not have the capability to invade and subjugate the US, nor will they ever. The best they could achieve would be pushing us out of
SE Asia. Since we have no more right to dominate those lands than they do, I couldn't care less. I do feel bad about the natives, who are in the
most uncomfortable position imaginable - resource-rich shuttlecock always aloft and stinging from the smack.
Finally: Did he take off his shoe and beat it against the podium? No? Well then I'm not convinced.
Seriously, talk is talk, and nothing
more, and we all know talk is cheap. The Chinese have lived by the principle of asymetrical warfare for thousands of years, I don't see them
changing their stripes any time soon.
The Chinese military is moving ahead by leaps and bounds, but there is no substitute for home-field advantage. The German army in WW2 was vastly
superior to the French resistance forces, and yet the resistance did incalculable damage to the legions of tanks and regulars, using often-primitive
technology like sticky sock-bombs and minced cashew shells.
On the other hand, terrifying Americans is still quite profitable for the defense industry that props this country up and keeps the reanimated corpse
shambling dutifully, if not efficiently, along the path to Hell. Given the fact that the Chinese own a substantial portion of this country, and have
a vested interest in maintaining its profitability via a continuation of the military-industrial complex, it makes perfect sense for China to mime the
Even if they could take a foothold and retain it for more than five minutes, they would be in much the same position as we now find ourselves in Iraq.
Stretched thin, fighting a war against an invisible, highly-motivated, well-funded militia, and doing so without the support of the citizens at home.
The Chinese would have no choice but to employ scorched earth tactics or abandon the whole campaign. Neither would serve their needs.
Salting the earth may be militarily effective, but it's no way to build an empire. The Chinese military leaders can't possibly be so stupid as to
believe they can nuke us into oblivion and then export a billion people to immediately colonize the desert of glass and ash. It just doesn't work
Much more likely is a lightning strike against the countries in SE Asia which the US has been mucking about in for some time. Vietnam was a war for
resources, and we've basically kept that market open to western exploitation ever since. Indonesia, same story. The Chinese military will quite
soon be capable (if they're not already) of taking and holding just about anything in their hemisphere, and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see
them do just that.
After all, what's the point of maintaining a massive military if you're not going to take it to war once in a while?
The Chinese could take and hold a half dozen oil-rich countries, and the US would be forced to make a decision: cut losses and focus on domestic
energy sources, or fight with China for possession of the third party resources. The most likely outcome as I see it is a deal struck after the fact
to share exploitation rights, which would suit both major powers just fine.
In any case, there's no reason to be afraid..of anything. Death is the most pleasurable experience of your life, it makes heroin look like bitter
skittles. Dying is really not bad at all, and irrational fear of it only hampers one's ability to stay alive. It's totally self-defeating. Not to
mention the fact that most people live what can only loosely be called a life, and would hardly notice the loss of said life, if not for the absence
of television and masturbation in the afterlife.
Is the majority so focused on protecting this disposable consumer paradise they don't even recognize the fact that they're terrified of what is,
essentially, a release from bondage?
In the final analysis, China can't feasibly invade my backyard, or yours for that matter, so what's the issue? We can certainly sympathize with
those happless individuals who find themselves in the path of the red bulldozer, but there's really not a whole lot we can do about it. The thought
of China invading the EU is pretty much laughable, but if it happens I'll gladly eat my hat. Thing is, all this talk about inferior races, and
rightful conquest, blah, blah, blah, is probably a smokescreen for a resource grab in their own backyard (a resource grab necessitated by a rapidly
growing industrial economy combined with domestic unrest).
If you live in SE Asia I highly reccomend you move somewhere a little less contested, like Antarctica for example. But ze Germans are probably safe.