It looks like things are heating up in the Pacific. Chinese naval ships were spotted near the Aleutian Islands. And with the pedo' unpresident-in-charge, there will be little resistance to Chinese intrusions:
The Chinese vessels were a Type 055 destroyer, a Type 052D destroyer, a Type 815 spy ship and a Type 903 replenishment ship...
And I am on the other hand completely baffled by the continuously made argument that an isolated Taiwan actually has a chance when facing a massive Chinese military intervention.I once again feel people are both overstating the capabilities of PLA forces versus Taiwanese defenses
I am not sure whether you actually read and watch the sources provided by others and I. The military option is on the table, and actively talked about within the highest echelons of the CCP leadershipand understating the long term pointlessness of a military incursion against what mainland China considers its own populace
Brother wars are always the most vicious and violent. CCP will gladly accept a couple of (tens of) thousand of civilian victims in exchange for kicking the GAE+ local collaborators of its own territory.that will surely result in casualties of its own people.
Taiwan is not an independent nation and as such it is very much affected by retards occupying the Oval Office. These name changing moves are obviously not coincidentalThe Chinese on both sides of the strait aren't stupid 4/8-year cyclical LARPers like our government officials.
China does not care if 50% or more of Taiwan's population dies in order to take the island by force.
The Chinese living there expect things like free elections, free movement of people and money, and "laissez faire" capitalism.
The less of those types people "greater china" has, the more pleased the communists in Beijing will be.
After the war to conquer Taiwan, Beijing will just repopulate Taiwan with communist loyal mainland Chinese, like they have been doing with Hong Kong for 20 years now.
Millions of dead Taiwanese who were "decadent western oriented" anyway are "collateral damage" to Beijing.
A takeover of Taiwan plan would involve a blockade of the island and the bombing of key infrastructure (ports, runways, oil tanks, powerplants) that would paralyze much of Taiwanese activity within days. Second step would be a bombing of military outposts along the shore followed by a mass invasion of an army of hundreds of thousands of CCP soldiers sailing the Taiwan straight in a huge commandeered civilian fleet (fishing boats, cargo vessels, shuttles etc) along with their navy, with China maintaining A2/AD area denial of the region.
China's military is still no match for the US in a land war on neutral soil (same with Russia's military), but they would be fighting on home turf the type of war their whole military has been geared towards for decades now. The US Navy's edge in carrier groups would probably be denied by the threat of hypersonic missile swarms, and overall, China has the edge as they view Taiwan as an existential national goal towards which they are willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of soldiers, while the American public is war-weary and has no real stake in Taiwan.
Even with all the anti China rhetoric in the last year or two, how many Americans even know the difference between Taiwan and Thailand, let alone risking nuclear war over it!
"This brutal, unilateral and unpredictable decision reminds me a lot of what Mr Trump used to do," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told franceinfo radio. "I am angry and bitter. This isn't done between allies."
The French Embassy in Washington said it was cancelling a gala event related to French-U.S. ties on Friday following the day's events.