posted on Feb, 9 2006 @ 01:03 PM
First, the bad mouth / Slash talking between Taiwan and China has cooled over the past few weeks.
I don't know if the US told Taiwan to cool it for now or what, but the talk of independance has cooled and so has the war drums over Taiwan, plus
China has had some really bad press over the last few months in regard to enviromental issues and human rights so I think they are trying to stay
under the worlds radar screen at least for now.
Second, the Iran nuclear problem has come front and center on the world stage.
Both Russia and China have agreed (at least in public) that Iran must conform to the United Nations rules on Atomic energy.
And the UN, led by the EU is ready to take on Iran over the nuclear weapons issue.
And I think both Russia and China realize that they will be backing a lost cause if they side with Iran, so at least for now the China / Taiwan issue
Mark my word, as soon as the Iran war starts to get hot and attack is inevitable, China, North Korea, Hugo Chaves, Castro will all start beating the
drums of war, talk of invasion of So Korea or Taiwan will heat up just like before the last Gulf War, I will bet money on that.
And please I mean no disrespect to the people of Iran, but if their leaders don't change the course they are on they are headed for trouble and I
fear the common man and women in Iran will suffer the most by the actions of their leaders.
Iran has one of the largest oil supplies in the world, why do they need atomic energy in Iran ?