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Based on logistics, economics, military capabilities and political considerations I really think we have one or two decades on this issue.
I know the vids are inflammatory but the reality is there exists greater and much easier gain in the Eurasian theater for the close immediate future.
If you are looking at 10 to 20 year time-frame then I'm all in agreement.
Our immediate issue at hand is to negate the proxy threat however that may need to be done. As an aside I've always considered Bush's wars and basing agreements just by looking at the maps as an unvoiced attempt to isolate Iran but short of an invasion.
Originally posted by hawkiye
Why? they have everything in place now. Just what we need another excuse to be apathetic. China is accelerating thier plans at a rapid pace and the economic phase of the plan is almost complete. WE will be lucky to have 5 years.
They already have it and there is not enough resources for them they need the US.
Even if that were true the time to stop them is now before it escalates to a shooting war.
The reason we have not attacked Iran and Syria is because they are allies with China now. Read my previous post on China warning the the US that an attack on Pakistan will be considered an attack on Beijing. The same goes for Iran and Syria The first strategic military warning to the US in 50 years! The days of thinking China is to far inferior to the US are over. We need to face the facts. Crap China makes much of our ammo used in the middle east and even tank and some classified parts for our weaponry etc. They have gotten us dependant of them for money and goods even for our military we are plain stupid to be at that disadvantage to them.
really do see how you see this but based on much historical reading of military affairs I cannot see a reliable supply train that would sustain a move as you assert is possible today - it is just untenable at this time given many factors.
Have to disagree here as Siberia is an essentially untapped region full of resources ripe for the taking. I agree the Chinese have great political influence in Eurasia but a full colonization is yet to occur - therefor it is classed as an untapped resource - one goes after the easy pickings first and consolidates to absolute colonial power regionally prior to going far abroad - its just common sense.
As with Russia China has to work this in a fashion where strategic weapons do not come into play against them - so direct action is not feasible at this point - action via proxy is highly likely though IMHO.
The resulting scenario suggests economic slavery but falls short of invasion unless and until the strategic weapons are negated as a threat to their homelands existence, other than that the game will be knife-edge in nature and they still have to tread carefully.
Full on invasion mode is not the most immediate step to be concerned with IMHO
Originally posted by DAVID64
China has 64 MILLION empty houses. They are building cities that are just sitting there, no people at all. I don't think they will be looking to conquer America any time soon. As one general said, It would be impossible to invade the American mainland, there would be a gun behind every blade of grass.