posted on May, 22 2008 @ 12:03 AM
I'm not getting at you here, but the people of Taiwan do have a very real fear of invasion from China.
I have a personal friend who is over here in Canada from Taiwan. His father is under scrutiny by the authorities for his son not returning (but
that's another story.)
I've consoled him on numerous occasions, on his fears of what China may do to reclaim control over Taiwan.
On the other hand, Taiwan is making some rather stupid moves towards their separation. They seem to be taunting China. With no superpowers to back
them up, this is pretty ludicrous.
I don't expect China will make any rash decisions with regards to what to do about Taiwan. But if push came to shove, and China needed the extra
man-power in the event of a war, they wouldn't hesitate to re-claim Taiwan to gain the extra manpower.
Here in North America, we Canadians have a pretty real fear of what the US might do if they ran low on resources. At the moment, we provide the US
with the majority of their necessary resources. Heck, we even power much of their country with our nuclear reactors by selling electricity to them.
In the event that the US became too poor to purchase our resources, and had a desperate need for them, we fear they may decide to simply annex us.
Problem with that is, most Canadians are here for the rights and freedoms. A US annex against us would directly conflict with that, and there would be
a civil uprising against any US occupiers.
Granted, this could only happen if the US economy collapses... but with the US economy struggling more and more each day... this fear is starting
become more and more real.
These fears aren't just in your country, they're worldwide, with regards to many nations.
I'm sure the Cubans also have a very real fear of the US at the moment as well.
Estonia has a very real and present fear of Russia, and what they may do to them for joining NATO instead of the Russian Federation.
(Rightly so, Russia has recently been attempting to crash certain communication systems in Estonia through use of cyber warfare...
I was involved with building the equipment Estonia uses in their new counter cyber-intelligence center. Not really advanced, but I can claim pride in
So you see, these fears of what the superpowers might do aren't just in China. People all over the world are afraid of China, the US, Russia, and
many other countries.
[edit on 22-5-2008 by johnsky]