posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:36 PM
China is not yet a match for the US, but at the rate they are going in 10 years they will be. That said a fight over Taiwan would favor China simply
because of location and the remoteness of US airbases.
As far as China ruining the dollar they certainly can. I expect that someday they will. There are serious problems for China in doing that. First, it
will greatly impact their economy hitting them almost as hard. Second, they really don't want to piss off the US too bad. Guess who provides who with
vast tons of food every year. China is working on securing a food supply independent of the US because they know the US can hurt them on that.
Also, China knows that even if the US can't beat them a hundred miles off Chinas' coast what the US can do is enforce a long range naval blockade and
stop all shipping. This would pretty much ruin China. They'd be bankrupt and starving.
Until China can match the US in the blue waters they are not our equals. That stunt they pulled by popping a sub up in the midst of a US carrier group
was just that.....a stunt. The US doesn't do full anti-sub operations unless they see a need to and that day they had no sonabuoys in the water, did
not have their whale disorienting top notch sonar running, and so on. As for the carrier killing chinese ballistic missile it has yet to be tested,
much less against a moving target that possesses counter-measures. Their other anti-ship missile is a short range thing that like the Russians Sunburn
has to be delivered to within a couple of hundred miles of its' target.
How do you target ballistic missiles on a moving target without satellites? In the late 1980s the US abandoned satellite killing missiles in favor of
electronic warfare. Nobody has heard a word since about what our capabilities are, but if China can tinker around in our sats you can be sure the US
can do the same.
That brings me to a big difference between the differing mentalities of China and the US. The US is the accepted top dog and China wants to be seen as
its' equal. China is ever eager to show off its' new gear. It likes to surprise everybody with what it has. The US has no such inferiority complex.
They prefer to keep what they can secretive. You can't hide a hundred billion dollar front line fighter project in the US, but you can hide a stealth
chopper until it goes down during operations. You can hide stealth drones until they are discovered operating in combat. You can hide drone space
craft until it's on the launchpad. You can hide Hubble 2 and Hubble 3 until the NSA decides they don't need them and gives them away to Nasa. What
else is the US hiding?
As far as the J-20 is concerned it is already behind the times by still being a prototype. The F22 is deployed and the US is looking to the future.
Rumor has it that an upcoming project is a longer range air superiority strike fighter with carrier deck capability. The US is desparate for a carrier
plane that has some real range so carriers can operate farther from their targets (which is safer) without vulnerable refueling planes hanging out
there. So unless the cash runs out expect to see a big burly twin engine two seat stealth fighter with a 1500-2000 mile stand alone range.
edit on 16-9-2012 by Erectus because: (no reason given)