posted by Shamanator
It's interesting Chinese vehicles don't look very much different from World War 2 vehicles; maybe in another 50 years they might have something
comparable to today's Western technology. [Edited by Don W]
I love it! I see several good things in it, if your somewhat denigrating comments are true. I’m not saying you are correct. I’m not saying you
meant it that way, but that’s the way it coma across to me. China is obviously the only real challenger to the United States.
I think this show of Chinese weapons demonstrates the US does not have to spend billions on billions to “counter” the “threat” from China on
the ground. Every American taxpayer owes a debt to China. We know Chinese Air Force is small, limited to defensive fighters and those are old Russian
deigns. So we can save money on X35 and the soon-to-come X45. Another 500 billion saved. Thank you China. Let Lockheed Martin begin making lawn
mowers. Or roto-tillers. Something we can use. Without killing half the population.
I see the Chinese have ordreed 2 submarines from European makers. I forgot who. The subs are diesel, but said to be ‘super quite.’ Definitely
upgraded WW2 German type U-Boats. Maximum depth, about 800 feet. Versus our nuclear subs going down to 2000 and coming back to tell. Diesel subs can
run 22-25 knots surfaced, 15-18 knots underwater for maybe 2 hours, 4-5 knots for 24 hours. Our nuclear subs are actually faster underwater than on
the surface. Around 45-48 knots, indefinitely. OK, so these Chinese subs are no threat to the US and we don’t need to build 6 of ours to confront 2
of theirs. At $2.5 billion each, that’s another 15 billion dollars saved. Thanks again, China.
OK, you say, those Chinese are treacherous. They purposely keep their apparent military capability low, but in secret, they have many nuclear bombs
and great rockets to send the bombs to America. We need to spend about $1 T. on SDI to make America safe. But wait, there is no evidence the Chinese
missiles are designed to do that. They are designed to lift modest payloads into low earth orbits. Like communication satellites. Not at all like our
Minuteman III of which we already have 400 in active service. Do you think doubling that force to 800 would make us twice as safe? Gosh. I think I
wanna be twice as safe as oppose to just being ‘safe.’ And only for $1,000,000,000,000.00! Geez. I love America.
My point? America has been looking for an enemy since 1991. We hit on Iraq 2 times. The second time, they were ready for us. Now we cant win and we
cant leave. Holy Christ. Who got us into that quagmire? We may have to do a Vietnam and cut and run.
But China as a warmongering enemy? Not this year. Sorry Bush43. You’ll have to think of some other reason to raise our gaudy $455 billion war budget
to over $500 billion next year.
Why don’t we just settle this once and for all, and give OBL $1 B. To turn himself in, and then $1 B. For every dead al Qaeda he gives us? It would
be cheaper. If we can’t win fighting dumb, let’s try fighting smart.