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Originally posted by Flavian
Originally posted by jimmyx
Originally posted by Iamschist
Beg pardon? I hope China realizes if wishes were horses, fools would ride. The Australia I know of is not going to take warnings about who or what to 'side with', from anyone.
man, even i, being an american from california, know not to threaten a aussie...my father was friends with a few in the korean war, and nobody messed with that group, and he was glad that they were on our side
Oh, i don't know. I wouldn't mind messing with Kylie or her sister...........
Originally posted by JimTSpock
China warns Australia not to side with The US.
The thread title is misleading. I wouldn't worry too much about one nutty Colonel's rantings. He's not even a general and I'm sure the politicians in Beijing will not be pleased with such comments and he will be reprimanded.
This is not from the Chinese leadership they are more skilled at diplomatic relations.
Australia is already an ally of the US, so they are on the side of the US with the ANZUS treaty since WWII.
The US and China are both nuclear powers, it is highly unlikely they will ever enter into full scale warfare.
I'll believe it if it ever happens but I wouldn't hold your breath.
I see the title has now been changed. If China launches nuclear weapons the response from the US nuclear arsenal would be absolute devastation. A completely insane scenario to even contemplate.edit on 22-1-2013 by JimTSpock because: add
Originally posted by michael1983l
reply to post by Iamschist
Austraila should not be concerned from bullying tactics from either side of the potential conflict. Australia should side with whoever their electorate want their government too. Australia also has no reason to be scared of either power as Geographically, Australia has to be one of the hardest countries in the world to attack. If anything does happen and Australia require any assistance from the UK, our boys would do it with honour for our Commonwealth partners, but I am sure they are capable of looking after themselves anyway.
Originally posted by michael1983l
reply to post by kingmonkey
Yes it does, it spends the 5th most on its military budget than any other country. It has a very capable navy if not lacking in Aircraft Carriers at the moment, it has one of the most feared submarine fleets in the world and has plenty of battle hardened soldiers. Don't be fooled into thinking that just because the numbers of personelle have been shrunk, that it has become a spent force. The UK Military in a joint operation with the Australian Military would be a force even the largest of Countries would be wary of taking on. And anyway, the UK would bring Nuclear deterrant to Australia, of which Aus doesn't currently have for itself.
Originally posted by kingmonkey
Wow. You're suggesting that the UK will bring nuclear weapons to the table with china?
When waging war against a pretty sizeable and capable nation at the other side of the world from you, I'd dare say not having an aircraft carrier is quite an important thing to consider.
Battle hardened, yes possibly, but against who........guerrilla fighters with antiquated weapons? Any other conflict anywhere in the world for the UK would require the immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan also.