posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 06:41 PM
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
hey trying reading my post agian did it not start with an if?
stupid comments like trying to turn a thread into about a poster instead of the topic.
heres a thought how about china come up with an original thought instead of ripping everyone else off.
If that is the case then you should recognize that America ripped off the use of gun powder, missiles, printing, plumbing, metallurgy, - well
basically EVERYTHING from the chinese who have one of the oldest civilizations on earth - and contributed more technical discoveries to bring humanity
out of the dark ages than pretty much any civilizations on earth.
It would also be well worth your while to understand that the chinese did not arrive on the scene yesterday - in fact their space programme is more
inline with the Russians than the US of A - in other words most of their achievements PREDATE AMERICAS. Since America achieved everything technically
in space by copying the Russians - communists who were working with the Chinese - oops. Looks like the US basically copied the chinese.
Finally it may well be worth your time to understand the evolution of aircraft carrier warfare - carriers are dseigned specifically as a projection of
power. A PROJECTION. The USSR has always been miles ahead of the US in engine and rocket development, hence while the US spent BILLIONS developing
carriers - the russians simply built indefensible anti-aircraft carrier missiles, a philosophy similar to the Chinese who have developed the worlds
most powerful anti- aircraft carrier missile. Something the US don't have.
This was part of the Chinese defense program which also saw them develop land based anti- satellite technology allowing them to knock out any
satellite at any time- some thing which was demonstrated several years ago with great effect. The US were so far behind in this tech it took them
almost a year to accomplish anything even remotely capable of replicating the achievement. And even then - was no where NEAR as sophisticated.
What you CLEARLY are not grasping about warfare is the counter balance which is required and therefore leads to different directions in evolution -
mountain, urban, space, projection, defensive etc all these lead to differing directions in evolution.
The Russians, Chinese all considered a projection of power a strain on resources and a waste - especially when carriers could be taken out for a tiny
fraction of the cost with a single missile.They thought they were stupid and hence did not develop them. They are not some incredible achievement -
look at the history of carriers - Japan had them first.
China does not want them to do the things the US does - they want them to protect their regional waters and coastal operations in Bengal, Pakistan,