posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 08:30 PM
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by _Del_
Granted the odds of war with Japan are very very slim, but they're there. One of the reasons that I say a bomber is better than a missile is that
they can go to war with Japan with bombers, and not piss off the entire world, where a ballistic missile causes lots of countries that would otherwise
not get involved to crap their pants.
China is not worried about the world, bomber or missile they face the full might of the US military. A bomber strike would end very badly for
More likely is a conflict with Vietnam, as they've shot at each other in recent years. Vietnam wouldn't drag anyone else into it, unless they
hit other areas.
I think the biggest reason they want them though is that they feel it puts them into a fairly exclusive club, as the only true strategic bomber fleets
of any size are the US and Russia. By having any kind of strategic bomber, China joins that club as well.
I agree, Vietnam and possibly the Philippines are real targets for the Chinese. With that said, when China is able to develop their own bombers,
including engines, I will be far more worried.
As a side note, part of me wants to tell the Philippines they made their bed and now need to lie in it (kicking out the US military), but the more
reasonable parts of me know it's in our interest to support them over the Chinese as the Chinese grabs can not go unchallenged.
31-12-2012 by OccamsRazor04 because: (no reason given)