posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 10:37 AM
Originally posted by ArcAngel
Great find, thanks!
We need to see if any Chinese observers will be present. Could be a dry run for taking the japanese islands or Taiwan. The Chinese and Russia are
becoming quite cozy and with the diversion China is orchestrating through North Korea, something is going to happen and soon.
China is going to jepperdize everything they built up and the world economy that is working in their favor to get their hands on taiwan? I really
doubt it will come to it, unless they are willing to start over and rebuild for the next 50 years, but with taiwan theirs.
War used to be a couple of guys with a rifle and some ammo. Today military power is the most expensive project you can embark on. By the time you have
the resources to build a military that is capable to project power on an international level you are so well off, there are only few projects where
the risk/reward of that military is feasible enough to use it.
A country with the resources of Russia will only move its military if it is pretty certain they can overthrow the dollar as the reserve currency and
impose that all oil is traded in Rubels.
On the other hand, if it takes only a couple of armed men and trucks with machineguns to win you are willing to risk fighting over a diamond mine.
edit on 1-4-2013 by Merinda because: (no reason given)