posted on Jul, 24 2004 @ 03:23 PM
"Taiwan is part of China. Taiwan issue is the internal affairs of China. If US dare to attack PLA forces, US is the invading force. Taiwan is not
part of US, so US is not defensive. Taiwan was and is never a country."
And if China attacks the US on Taiwain, it is a defensive move? I doubt that the US would make an offensive move before China.
I also doubt that number ground troops would be so large that China would waste its missiles onto some ground troops. The number of ground troops in
Taiwan is quite small, they would be all around the coast in limited number. It is China's troops that would be fired upon due to mass number of
The thing is, China has missiles, but not enough to bet them on troops, they would be fired upon infrastructures instead. Almost all of them are
civilian's, doing a hostile act of upon civilian would not get international vote. Believe me, China is really desperate to win this war that they
would try anything and that will get them in trouble.
The Taiwanese island is so small that civilans cover almost the entire island, China does not have precision capability good enogh to strike like the
US during the Guld Wars.
No Taiwan is not Vietnam. Vietnam was a jungle war. Taiwan would a "long distance" war. Taiwan would be a military tech showoff between the US and
China. Taiwan is just a playground. I doubt that China would want to risk its troops. I say again, China ground troops WILL be reduced significantly
when crossing over the water. It would be either by missiles, which China has no defense over, or water mines, which will happen, or by subs, in which
China has no defense either.
The US also dominates the air, along with the water. I say ground, China has a small advantage over due to mass number. China has the largest air
force in the world but over 4,000 aircrafts are copy of the venerable Russian MiG-19. The rest are also copies of Russian's and other countries. I do
see one aircraft that do not resembles Western aircrafts. China does not have Early Warning system like the US. That will be a disadvantage for China.
Chinese pilots could flood the sky with fighters but they cannot coordinate to work together. China does not have any experience fighting air war, the
US does, that's a plus.
And like WestPoint23 said, our US forces over in the Mid East are trying to win the hearts of the people and we are helping to rebuild that country
into a better one. Like WestPoint23 said, we enough weapons to go raid the entire country if we want to, but we are not doing that now, right?
I do not believe Sun Tzu mentioned anything about beheading people like that right. He said war is an art. He said "In the practical art of war, the
best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good. So, too, it is better to recapture an
army entire than to destroy it." We are not even fighting and you are pulling out the kill the enemy without mercy card. I belive Buddism talks about
peace and war is only last resort. But then, it teaches that killing is only to defend, and you should make it as humane as possible. Buddists are
taught to be calm. Buddists are also taught not kill living things even if they are bugs or ants. Buddism plays a major role in your people's lives
even if you're not one, and now you are talking about beheading people like it is a thing to do. What kind of God or Budda talks about violence like
that? It is a shame that people like this exist even on this very earth.
[edit on 24-7-2004 by jazzmaster]