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Originally posted by NuclearPaul
The US Government will find other nations will respect them more if they lose the "we can have it, but you can't" attitude they have towards other nations.
It gives the impression they are concerned that China may interfere with their plans for world domination.
Originally posted by J.Son79
I'll tell you what that new carrier for. The gov't knows it and so do I, and of course China. It's for Taiwan.
The Chinese are going to fight tooth and nail to get Taiwan back. We almost came to blows over it in 1996. We dispatched two carriers in the region.
Right now China is testing this new carrier with 2 more on the way. Taiwan is currently producing anti-carrier missiles. Taiwan knows it also. This will be the conflict that starts WWIII or will be a theater of WWIII. You can almost cherry pick the scenario's. China invades Taiwan giving the U.S. "reason" to start WWIII. Then N. Korea and S. Korea go at it. Then Iran and Israel. Turkey and Syria. U.K., France, etc invades Africa. Anyone of of those could start anytime (besides Europe taking Africa, that's going to be a spoils of war run), but any of the other ones are more than likely going to take place within the next few months.
But that's exactly what China's carrier is for. No doubt.edit on 11-8-2011 by J.Son79 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
US asks China to explain why it wants carrier
(visit the link for the full news article)
As China commenced sea trials of its first aircraft carrier, the US has sought an explanation from Beijing why it needs this kind of equipment and asked it to be more transparent about its power projections.
Originally posted by Podius1
Indeed...., Australia,..., have carriers ....
Originally posted by tooo many pills
China should just answer..
"We like big ships!"
I am sure most people around the world would have thought China already had at least one aircraft-carrier considering we've had them since 1922!!!!!!!!
Not to mention that we've had 80.
edit on 11-8-2011 by tooo many pills because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Darkblade71
I can understand the US Gov. asking why,
I don't think anyone said "You can't have this"
China is quickly becoming a super-power, They are not there yet, but they will be.
Once the USA deems them as a credible threat, we will enter another cold war.
Although really, a cold war is already going on if you ask me, which you didn't.
The one thing I DO like about China is the fact that on the global scene, they seem to use a lot of common sense, I'm glad someone does.
Originally posted by Mdv2
The US is very much afraid of China becoming more prominent on the world stage. Scenarios have been in the making for decades; they have seem this coming but seemingly, they are not very much prepared. Perhaps they didn't think an economic crisis would hit the US (which many have seen coming for many years).
China is the only serious threat to American dominance and that's what scares the US. The Chinese war machine is producing ships, submarines and other advanced military equipment at a rapid pace. The Chinese absorption rate in terms of technological knowledge is very high and hence, they absorb very much knowledge through co-operations with Western companies and through spying/hacking.
The US has a big problem and finds itself in between a rock and a hard place. What to do? Cut the military budget or save the US economy. One thing is sure, the US can't continue spending such vast amounts on its military if they want to keep their economy afloat, which subsequently is necessary to keep the military running.
Originally posted by reassor
reply to post by JennaDarling
well it still is but not for long .... and thank you very much