China Attacks Scenarios

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  1. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    But there were OVER NINE THOUSAND casualties.
     
  2. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    A lot of those injuries were self-inflicted. And most of the others are accounted for by British people getting lost, and blindly stumbling about (it was France, after all) as soon as they got off the ferry at Calais. Such casualties are high even today.
     
  3. bugwar

    bugwar Emperor

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    Ya know, didn't they say the same things back in 1901?
    Just substitute European power blocks for the Red Chinese/U.S. alliances. :)
     
  4. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    up yours.
    What allies does China really have?
     
  5. Gucumatz

    Gucumatz JS, secretly Rod Serling

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    North Korea. Sort of... If you want to call that an ally
     
  6. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    War President Palin has a nice ring to it. :lol:
    Maybe the USA will find a way to goto war with China and Russia at the same time. (and the middle east again)
     
  7. cav scout

    cav scout The Continuum

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    That is not my contention. I suspect the Chinese pilot was trying a bit too hard and accidently rammed into the Orion. His recklessness cost him his life while also endangering the American air crew.

    Ramming can be a deliberate tactic though.

    Pakistan
     
  8. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    You mean like the US, Walmart, Apple, and hundreds of other Fortune 500 companies? Did you know that China holds by far more US Treasury securities than any other country? That it is now up to $1.3 Trillion?

    Then perhaps you should have used at least a half dozen verbs instead that don't insinuate that it was intentional.

    And at least you apparently admit that you are just speculating here with no actual evidence.
     
  9. Commodore

    Commodore Deity

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    Yeah, but this time it is actually more true than it was a century ago. I'm not so naïve to think a large scale state-on-state war is impossible, but I do think it is a lot more unlikely than a century ago. Since the end of the Cold War, major powers have been using their businessmen a lot more than they use their armies to achieve long-term strategic goals.
     
  10. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Honest first thought on reading the thread title: "Wait, where are the Scenarios again? Are they near the Phillipines?"

    I don't do much of my best thinking before noon.
     
  11. Glassfan

    Glassfan Mostly harmless

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    Numerous Formaldehydes had predicted the Great War unlikely because it would be unafordable. And many US firms were deeply invested in NAZI Germany until December, 1941. It seems to me however, that economics are not a primary consideration. Leaders decide first to go to war (or don't have a choice), then they figure out the trivial details like justifying it, paying for it, etc.

    :lol:

    Just so. Foreigners have such funny names. But I just read a newsblip about how the Virginia House will change the geography school-maps from Sea of Japan to the "Eastern Sea". We Yanks can dumb-down anything.
     
  12. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    I assume they can just throw themselves in the path of 'Murican bullets at the command of the Glorious Leader.
    Better than President Quayle…
    Given that money is a fiction and to the winner go the spoils…
    Just look at the unnecessary wars in Iraq or Afghanistan…
    You don't just try, you really do. :cringe:
     
  13. cav scout

    cav scout The Continuum

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    Slow your roll there, highspeed.

    I wasn't insinuating or trying to prove anything, just saying this was an incident which increased tensions. Did you not get that in the context of my post? Seems you are just spoiling for a fight.
     
  14. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Like I said, there are far better verbs. Using "ram" instead of "collide" is an excellent example of how to "increase tensions", much less speculating that it was the fault of the Chinese pilot.
     
  15. Cryopyre

    Cryopyre Chieftain

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    China would have no reason or gain to attack the USA in the modern political climate.

    In 20-30 years who can say?

    I would make this prediction:

    America "recession" deepens
    Socialist power rises in the USA
    Government cedes power to the military to crush populists
    Fascist elements rise to power within the USA as a political opposition to socialists
    Government ultimately sides with fascist elements

    Meanwhile

    Chinese economy strengthens
    Tries to tighten claim over Taiwan
    Begins to gain air and naval strength in the region

    Who can really say though? We can see political trends, but the ultimate spark will be resources.
     
  16. Light Cleric

    Light Cleric ElCee/LC/El Cid

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    Nitpicking a single word in someone's post is an excellent example of how to avoid replying to responses to you aimed at challenging your assertions :) What's your point?
     
  17. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Yeah, thinking about stuff is for communists, also gays.
     

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