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China is getting even more dangerous now.

Discussion in 'Political Debates' started by Twilight Hue, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    US admits Pentagon doesn’t know how to defend against China’s hypersonic missiles

    I have a feeling within 5 to 10 years if not much sooner, war is going to break out with Communist China attempting a first strike.

    Most likely is Taiwan first.

    A country imo dosent make such a massive build up over the years like they have, if nothing is being planned. I think the intent is to carry out those plans in the not so distant future for which I think its inevitable now.

    We were at almost midnight with the USSR in the past. This time I think its going to go all the way.
     
  2. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    They do know how to defend against hypersonic missiles.
    Alas, it's the old MAD strategy. China's missiles are also
    defensive. (They know that we & Russians are developing
    our own.)
     
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    Yeah, it's so scary. China is almost becoming as dangerous as the U.S. has been for decades!
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    Tell Tibet, Taiwan, S Vietnam, & the Uighurs that we're
    more dangerous. The competition for most thuggish
    is stiff indeed.
     
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  5. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    Think they will invade Taiwan?
     
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    What would the economic incentive be for China to go to war with the US?
     
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  7. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    That's the card I hope keeps war from happening.

    Taiwan would be quite a prize for China. They might think its worth giving up trade for.
     
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    So what is the plan? Just start a nuclear war and watch the whole planet burn, including China?
     
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    I mean, China could kill or outrage hundreds of millions of Americans who drive their economy by consuming the goods produced by their factory workers, but I'm not sure why they would?

    China has historically had little interest in expansionist policies, apart from reclaiming land they consider traditionally a part of China proper. They are focused on economic development. If you look at international politics, it's the US who is constantly threatening China over human rights abuses, over its political system, and scapegoating it for various other reasons. Trump of course repeatedly talked about the "China virus," accused China of trying to make him lose reelection, and started a fruitless trade war with them for no reason. It only makes sense they would develop a deterrent to US aggression, given such specific comments as well as American political instability in general.

    China cares about its "face" and having strong "guan xi," or soft relational currency. It's a mistake to ascribe the same motives to them as are held by the US military-industrial-toxic-masculinity complex.
     
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    Why don’t you move there?
     
  12. Aupmanyav

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    Perhaps the only way to stop China is to stop buying Chinese stuff.
     
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    Some (a minuscule) Indians also think the same way, while China has made it into their policy.

    Akhand Bharat (United India)
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  14. Mock Turtle

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    Depends upon how one judged danger (thuggish is another matter) - like having a nuclear confrontation which has effects all around the globe - so most likely seen as the most dangerous event, and where the USA has the most nuclear weapons (at the moment) to use.
     
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    This feels like we're Oceanians wondering if we are at war with Eastasia or Eurasia when it's all just political theater perpetuated to maintain a status quo.

    To quote Guns N' Roses:
    "My hands are tied.
    The billions shift from side to side,
    And the wars go on with brainwashed pride
    For the love of God and our human rights."
     
  16. Twilight Hue

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    No. Starting a war is completely China's decision.
    And it's true that a possibility of nuclear warfare is always on the table.
     
  17. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    I think China has global ambitions and Taiwan would be a first step.
     
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    Who has the most seems a poor measure of thuggery & danger.
    Don't need nukes to kill tens of millions, as Mao & Stalin showed.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excess_mortality_in_the_Soviet_Union_under_Joseph_Stalin
    https://u.osu.edu/mclc/2018/02/08/who-killed-more-hitler-stalin-or-mao/
     
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    Well perhaps it's more about responsibility (rather than numbers) - as to such decisions (use of nuclear weapons) - not being reflective of what the vast majority of the planet might want and have no say over. And where the mere acquisition of such has been an immoral act - for all those countries involved.
     
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    So far it is YOUR decision that China will decide to strike first. But you offer no reason why they would follow your suggestion and attack us. What is the plan that supports your belief that China will attack? How does it pay off for China to launch nuclear weapons?

    Since the late 1940's, we know. Kennedy got us close to that. Reagan made that ramp up to levels that made many citizens very nervous. Fortunately foreign policy worked it all out. I don't see China any more foolish than Russia was.

    It wouldn't surprise me if some American conservatives would opt for a nuclear war over democrats winning more seats in politics.
     
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