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Originally posted by bodebliss
These are one step down from Aegis destroyers.
Originally posted by k4rupt
Hm... I really, REALLY want to know, what is it America's business anyways?
Do American's really want to start a war with China over Taiwan?
If a war is started, there sure as hell will be a draft... Anyone know how to escape to Canada or like gimme some hints if I do get drafted how to escape to Canada.
*Note: I'm serious
Originally posted by The Middle Kingdom
...you could say everyone should become Americans.
Its the thing with all Center Nations (aka, Russia, America, Rome, England, China, etc) that their so succesful that their own people believed that they were suporior and that everyone should just be like them. Its simplistic, but it gives the idea across.
I believe that Taiwan is ours, it was taken from us and if a certain number of the people don' want to rejoin then so be it, they are traitors pure and simple.
"Secession" only becomes valid when the people who seceed succesfully, f they lose history causally shrugs them off and insignificant, only revisionists try to change and rewrite history.
You claim we will force ourselves onto them, you are probly right, we will probly arrest every single intellectual, politician, journalist, KMT member, professors, teachers, every single member of the Intellisignia.
We will probly also while we're at it send them all for reeducation and forced labour, destorying any possibilty of secession ever again.
But that is only if we force the issue, only if we invade and have to take the island by force, anyone with a brain can realize it.
But I don't want it to happen that way, noone does, but we realize that if we have to use force then it will be the path we will have to take,
Our government will be strong centrally, the People's Congress will be the arbiter of the people's will on a more regular basis and the Politburo with many wise elected leaders from the Communist Party will be fully able to arbitrate the matters of state and run the economy and the armed forces.
Taiwan will see the happiness of the Mainlander's and see our prosperity and they will know that our estrangement will come to an end, they wil no that it is futile to stay away from the motherland forever, and they will vote, and they will vote for Unification because they know that when it succeeds then the Chinese Destiny will reunited and the Chinese People can work for the greater strength and prosperity of our nation.
Originally posted by j311o
you have got all arse backward,its more like Does china really want to start a war with USA over Taiwan? Does taiwan really worth the total destruction of PRC and china being complete wiped out?
americans are not cowards nor stupid, not only taiwan is a long time US allies, taiwan is also the utmost critical allies in the US first island chain of defense against PRC. if taiwan falls then the entire first island chain of defense that the USA have maintained for the last 60 years collapse too. the united states is also required by the US law the taiwan relation act to defend taiwan.
if PRC is stupid enough to invade taiwan for any reasons. you know full well that it doesn't requirea US military draft. taiwan can hold its own with lots of fire power and has plenty of active and reserve soldiers. the PACOM has in its disposal including B-1 B-2 F-117 F-14 F-15 F-16 F-18 F-22 (if needed) CBGs P-3C aegis seawolf LA virginia subs, the list goes on and on.