March 12, 2015

Chinese Take Out ... Taiwan?

Why China Will Lose the War It is Planning
By David Archibald

How do we know the war is coming in the first place? Because the advertising for it is out. Amongst plenty of other evidence, one Chinese front organisation conducted a poll on Australian attitudes to the ANZUS treaty and a Chinese attack on Japan. Why would they conduct such a poll unless they are going to attack Japan? Not that they were interested in the results as such. They just wanted to be able to publicize the poll in order to try to keep Australia on the sidelines of their war.

The war will have two functions for China. Firstly, it will provide legitimacy for the regime as economic growth stalls. Secondly, the Chinese will have pride in humiliating their neighbouring countries, and the United States, by defeating them in battle and creating no-go zones in the oceans which other countries won’t be able to enter without Chinese permission. The war will have nothing to do with oil and gas resources under the seabed and securing sea-lanes. The Chinese have never offered those excuses for their behavior themselves. The excuses are the creation of Western pundits for something that otherwise is stupid, destructive, and primitive.

Some have seen this war coming well in advance. In 2005, Robert Kaplan wrote an article entitled How We Would Fight China. In it he notes that China will approach the war “asymmetrically, as terrorists do. In Iraq the insurgents have shown us the low end of asymmetry, with car bombs. But the Chinese are poised to show us the high end of the art.”
The rest of the story is here.
Good luck with not buying goods manufactured in China.

1 comment:

Doom said...

That makes sense, and underscores their reasons to unite with Russia. If Putin remains in power, more so if hard-liners have taken power. Hmm, it all sounds quite familiar, somehow. (Exactly familiar, many times over, actually.) Both nations are losing financially and politically. Wars, just for the sake of coughing out a bit more life for their dying nations, or a potential suicide thing. Could get ugly.

I have heard people suggesting that buying gold is the way. China now owns a controlling interest in physical gold, and it was a sucker's bet. Interesting how things work out. It's all a ponzi scheme, one they thought they could win. Exchanged bonds for gold, at that. Notice the dollar, and watch gold. Another trap for the gullible. Oil too. Remember, in the 80's, when the Japanese were riding high, buying up US properties? And how that turned out? Actually, look at prices of (empty) New York City condos, and such. Not sure who is winning, but it's all looking pretty ugly for foreign investors... and the real global economy in general.

Duck and cover, grab what can help you survive, be a decent neighbor, and pray. If it is war, it is because some major powers just realized they lost, in an unimaginably big way, and there isn't a way back in... not for them.