As far as Operation Phoenix and what not, I'm not so sure if I beleive it. Its one thing to simply rant and rave about the Vietnam war beign an
American conspiracy, I think JFK was killed for the war to go ahead.
But, to be intellectually honest, we weren't the only bully on the block with a huge stake in Viet Nam
The other guys would be the Soviet Union, and although I give all of you guys the benefit of the doubt, I think its pretty obvious that if you read
something that only slams the American side...Chances are it might be retroactive Communist propaganda in the form of liberal academics.
As far as the whole WWIII scenario goes....
Communism dies in China within several years, Nationalism (Fascism) takes its place.
Despite a free market and the semblance of democracy, China is a Nazi Germany style government, building a gigantic, very well equipped and led
military machine for one purpose and one purpose only, global conquest.
Mainland agents create a crisis in Taiwan that leads to the Chinese creating a region wide news blackout by jamming Western Satellites.
With the US still preoccupied in the MidEast, we are powerless to stop the Chinese seige of Taiwan. Taiwan, not wanting to suffer enormous losses and
without Western aid surrenders.
India, Pakistan and Iran join a military alliance with China.
A year after the Taiwan incident, Chinese subs launch Operation Manifest Destiny by sinking two US Carriers in the Persian Gulf, Chinese ground forces
slam into Korea (Which may or may not be unified by now.)
Japanese and US forces rush to help Korea, but the Chinese juggernaut is unstoppable, within 90 days the Korean peninsula is in the hands of China.
Chinese Marine and Special Forces defeat Japan to seize the Ryuku island chain.
Ground based anti nuclear missile laser defense systems began piucking off western imaging and communications satellites, fog of war returns to the
Afghanistan is swiftly overrun. Alliance forces build up In Iran.
Chinese agents launch silent coup of their allies nations governments and replkace them with puppet governments.
Russia remains neutral but gaurded. US and European forces mass in Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Ariabia as do Islamic Federation forces.
The battle for the worlds oil supplies begin.
In the process, the Chinese began progroms of imprisonment and eventual extermination of any and all undesireables. (Muslims, Christians, Jews,
Hindus, Buddhists, anyone opposed to China)
As the titanic battles rage inthe desert and hundreds of thousands are slaughtered, Chinese Alliance forces sweep into forgotten SOuth East Asia,
Thailand, Burma, malaysia, Indonesia. Japan signs peace treaty with China.
(US or Japanese or even Austrailian forces probably wouldn't fight for SOuth East Asia and the others due to the focus on the worlds Oil supply.
After months of bitter fighting, the joint American, European, Islamic forces are routed in the desert. Isreal makes a defiant stand and destroys two
Chinese field armies crossing the Golan heights via tactical nuclear weapons.
China responds by nuking Tel Aviv, Isreal surrenders.
China halts its advance at the Suez Canal.
China is the worlds true superpower.
Okay, okay, okay, I know this purely hypothetical, its just my vision of how WWIII might go. I don't think it will, but you never know.