posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 07:28 PM
reply to post by Argyll
You do know that China's "great" economy is pretty much dependent on our economy right? In fact, I'd say that THEY are more dependent economically
on us then we are on them. China really doesn't have as much debt of ours as the alternative news sites like to yell about.
The whole situation is screwed anyways. Just like Japan, if China does something, we have to back the country attacked. In this case, the Philippines.
If we don't, we will lose major face in the world and could suffer diplomatically all over the world, with most of the damage occurring in the far
east. If we do, then we are probably looking at the start of a major war that could easily escalate into the dreaded WWIII.
Keep in mind, once China's economy falters (they won't be able to ship all the cheaply made goods back to America if we are at war with them), and
it will if they attack the Philippines, they will have to commit to the war machine and conquering resources to stay prosperous. Shortly expect wars
into Japan (might as well get those islands back while they are reclaiming things). Once Japan is involved, if we've sat out until now, we'd pretty
much have to get involved to continue to have any reputation on the world scene.