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Originally posted by quest4info
I wonder if this is coincidence?
India to deploy 36,000 extra troops on China border. Nov.24/2010
India test-fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile. Nov.25/2010
Somehow I don't think China will get involved in Korea. I am wondering if Obamas trip to India was to get support to deter China in the event the Korean crisis escalates.
The PLA would very quickly overextend themselves without a modern logistics network. Just to defend North Korea and take Taiwan would exhaust them. Sure they have millions of troops, but millions of troops need food, water, medicine, ammo, and fuel. They cannot sustain momentum.
On the other hand the US, Japan, Australia, and others would be able to maintain a high op tempo. Momentum would not halt. We could carry out air sorties non-stop wiping out every power plant, major bridge, factory, military base, dam, port, and support major insurgencies in Tibet, Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang.
Sure the PRC could beg Russia to get involved, but I can't imagine Putin doing anything else than trying to sustain the PLA logistically. Putin would probably love to see the PRC and the US destroy each other.
If they actually decided to use the nuclear option, which is improbable, they would not be able to absorb or defend against the US response. That would simply be the end of China, with tens of millions of refugees fleeing into India and Russia in the aftermath.
Due to the US being primarily a service based economy and the actual ability to defend against a ballistic missile threat, we could handle the loss of quite a few cities while concentrating on defense of the Northeastern Corridor, the heart of our finances, military and government.
People have no idea what we are prepared to handle or do in the aftermath of such events, but we have been preparing for such an event since the Cold War started. We have system upon redundant system, a continuity of operations and government on a scale that cannot be fathomed by the average person. It is leviathan in scope.
reply to post by Tifozi
Here you contradict yourself, with all due respect. If Russia supports China with logistics, you just nailed their biggest problem (according to your opinion). If Russia (that is "only" Russia) supports China in a military conflict, the US is pretty much screwed, or at least, is in for a very fair and hard fight.
Originally posted by Tifozi
reply to post by notsoperfect
Yes, I am aware of such events.
But it's like I've said to people who talk with me about that... In the current economic situation, it's really hard to see what's a economic measure, and a preparation for war.
Seoul also set up the loudspeakers along the heavily fortified border with the North, as part of countermeasures following the ship sinking.
A senior official said the military has not been decided yet whether to resume anti-North propaganda broadcasting, and "it will depend on North's further move," according to local media.
Meanwhile, Pyongyang warned Seoul last month to stop anti-DPRK psychological operations, saying that if South Korea did not halt the broadcasting and the scattering of leaflets, it would "never be able to escape the KPA's (Korean People's Army) physical strikes" at the sources of the propaganda.
Originally posted by majesticgent
According to the NY Post, Clinton is on the phone with China's and South Korea's Foreign Ministers discussing their positions on the events that are transpiring in the Koreas. Seems like North Korea should be on the phone too, or maybe they just intentionally left that part out.
China holds talks with Clinton on North Koreaedit on 26-11-2010 by majesticgent because: grammar