posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 03:54 AM
Well this is certainly interesting now isn't it. Could china perhaps be looking to flex some muscle, as Israel did with Gaza? China and Japan have
had a long standing grudge, not that they have voiced it since WW2, but they are not exactly friends either. I'd be really worried as a Japanese
civilian, and even more worried as an American Serviceman. If something broke out here, it would be with in close range(relatively) of the Chinese
motherland. The biggest chip anyone takes at the Chinese military is their inability to mobilize it's forces. If a war were to break out in the
region, Chinese missiles can be launched on targets from the mainland. Japan could suffer enormous damage if China is seriously looking for a fight.
It's not very far for their navy, air-force, or missiles to hit those targets.
If the US had to come to the aid of Japan they would be putting themselves with in striking distance of the Chinese, and I sincerely doubt the
Americans could launch any sort of ground invasion that close to China. China's ground forces are enormous, and it would be incredibly easy for the
Chinese to transport invasion forces and reinforcements that close to home. The US would have to sail relatively close to China to launch any sort of
support. Unless of course they intend to so their supporting entirely by ICBM, which with the distance they need to travel and a nuke making the world
angry, puts them in a tricky position. ICBM's can be detected on route to their targets, with out a nuke the damage may not be worth the cost, nor
the chance the missile would be shot down. I'm not savvy with Chinese anti-sub technology but it's about the only unit that could risk getting that
close to china. If you bring a carrier into air-craft strike range of china, they are likely to lose aircraft from Chinese anti-air, and counter
aircraft. Putting a carrier that close, also runs the risk of a saturation attack of Chinese anti-ship missiles.
I'm sure these scenarios have all been thought about over the years, but with all the tension in the middle east, and Russia taking an increasingly
disapproving stance on the US could the US back up their allies if the Chinese attack? What is Russia's stance on all this? There has been dispute
over the island territories for some time, if the Russians side with China, and china makes a move, how will the US compete that close to both Russian
and Chinese mainland?
Japan has had a really rough go these last few years. Earthquakes, tsunami, Meltdowns, and now the Chinese pointing their sword at them. Wicked world
we live in. This is certainly a dicey situation.
Patriots of America feel free to beat your chests and talk yourselves up, you can't deny being dragged that close to China's coast is a good thing
for your boys. Unfortunately a nuke isn't an option in this age.