posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 06:59 AM
In general, I think either one would be absolutely nuts to fire a nuke at the other. I mean that's sort of just the obvious. But what world leader
isn't absolutely nuts?
However, if it did happen, I think China has probably learned by now never to let a good crisis go to waste- and could potentially take advantage of
the situation to advance their interests in those hotly disputed islands with Japan, as well as possibly other areas.
I mean think of it: if nukes went off, it would immediately put the entire world on red alert. The US would be scrambling on what to do, the UN would
be in emergency session meetings- while in the meantime, China attacks all those interests with the "kill the chickens to scare off the monkeys"
approach. Hell, they might even make a move on Taiwan at that point. And from what I've read the US military has been pretty concerned about China's
ability to achieve area access denial. And the US with all this war, and Obama cutting funding, is not exactly at its strongest point.
Russia, upset anyway about the missile shield problem, might decide it's time to do some meddling of its own. I understand talk of nukes back in Cuba
has come up as a renewed threat.
American civil war might be the least of our problems if those nukes go off.