22 November 2005

Oh ye of little faith

We mentioned before that this aspiring scholar sees a war between the United States and China as a horrible prospect that would see the death of potentially millions of Chinamen, and in a worse-case scenario, tens of thousands of American. But we would shock and awe them on a scale never before seen. They wouldn't even know which way was up by the time we got done bombing them back to the... uhh... gunpowder age... I'm not sure what kind of "ages" the Chinese went through, but we would definitely not lose a war with them.

The overwhelming assessment by Asian officials, diplomats and analysts is that
the U.S. military simply cannot defeat China. It has been an assessment relayed
to U.S. government officials over the past few months by countries such as
Australia, Japan and South Korea.

I contend that we could win conventional or nuclear war against the People's Republic of China, (especially, but not contingent, if those Pacific Doubting Thomases are on our side. And they better be there when steel meets steel, unless they secretly want oppressive governments to dominate the globe.) I'm assuming these nations don't have intelligence services to report on these things, or that their analyses are sheerly numerical.

A billion Chinese will not build a bridge across the Pacific.


Much Faith said...

I wholeheartedly agree with you on this subject. The Chinese are not very powerful at all. Sure, they can throw millions of people at us, but how will they get across the ocean? Or more to the point, how will they get off the ground? Their Navy and Air Force might as well be 100 years behind ours, because that is how much we would dominate them.

I also doubt that they would even be able to take over Taiwan. Those who know their history remember the Vietnam War. It took the USA a decade of fighting and successfully defending South Vietnam from being taken over before we decided to pull out because it seemed like the country itself didn't even want to be free of communist oppression. So we left, and 2 years later North Vietnam took it over. Fast-forward to 1979 when China invaded Vietnam. It took only one month for the Vietnamese to completely repel the invading Chinese. One month for China to be militarily defeated. A decade for us to get tired of killing Vietnamese.

In no way could China possible field a force capable of even moving their troops to a place where they could be effective. Many people overestimate their power.

The Aspiring Scholar said...


War with China is *not* something I want. But we would win.

Thank you for your agreement.

Michelle Malkin