posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 04:47 PM
All countries have plans. However, unless China can destroy the US in one hit which guarantees no response, the result would be an equally
radioactive China. In fact, China would run out of nuclear warheads long before the US had even got into their stride.
China is reported to have c. 250 warheads versus upwards of 8,000 for the US.
If the Chinese launched half that total at USA ... 125 ... and only half of that got through ... 62 ... I'd reckon 62 destroyed US cities and
military facilities would deal a fairly significant blow to continental USA, don't you think ?
Look at how paralysed the US response was on September 11th. Confusion reigned for an hour or two. And that attack was trivia compared to a nuclear
war. Imagine if the Chinese launch a sneak attack, using cruise missiles from subs just parked off the east & west coast as an opener, with ballistic
missiles as dessert. We can't even begin to imagine the chaos that would be created.
With the President, VP & House Speaker all killed in a sneak attack, with perhaps only a very modest number of warheads used, do you honestly think
some general somewhere down a hole will launch a nuclear response "just like that" ?
I think he'd hesitate.
USA has never suffered area bombing of a kind that Europe has. You get to a point eventually where the morale of the people is that broken that they
cease to obey instruction, they're unable to function because they've seen what the bombs do. They then concentrate more on their own survival than
anything the government wants them to do. They flee the cities, for fear the bombs kill them. The war effort is nullified. The authorities lose
control, the public can't be relied on, the situation breaks down. Absolute chaos is the result. Combine that chaos with the elimination of your
national civilian leadership. I don't think retaliation is a certainty. I think a cease fire or extremely modest, token retaliation is as equally
Once deterrence fails, there's no point in using nuclear weapons. The game is over. British leaders (Prime Minister Callaghan & Defense Minister
Healey) said that had their own countries been attacked by nuclear weapons, that they'd have second thoughts about using the Bomb at all. Healey
basically said "better red than dead" than retaliate ... and I assume he had pre-delegated authority to initiate British nuclear retaliation. I
would suspect some in the US leadership think that way too.
62 bombs ? Try 20. That'd initiate breakdown in the USA civilian population quite comfortably.
But nothing is certain once the bombs start falling. I think the USA & China are heading for conflict. It'll be down to miscalculation on the part of
the Chinese military, imho. It'll also be due to the absolute incompetence which masquerades as diplomacy at the US State Department.
I've always wondered why China has been building so many Ghost Cities in the middle of nowhere places ...