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The Chinese Dilemma

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Posted By: Hazymac, 5/5/2020 8:19:26 PM

The immediate aftermath of the coronavirus epidemic will be characterized by increased Western hostility to the Chinese Communist Party that will result in reduced trade, the reshoring of manufacturing formerly produced there and military preparation to contain Beijing’s expansion in the region. Australia is gathering international support for an inquiry into the possible Chinese origins of the virus itself. The U.S. military is openly transitioning from a post 9/11 “small wars” force to one capable of fighting China. “Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, or MEU, seized a small island and airfield with elite special operations airmen and soldiers as part of a test of its future fighting

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GoodDeal 5/5/2020 8:30:38 PM (No. 402040)
All of those little man made military base islands that the Obama administration allowed China to build in the South China Sea can be obliterated and turned into a smoking crater in the sand in minutes with a good cruise missile attack and the Chinks know it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: PostAway 5/5/2020 9:06:28 PM (No. 402066)
With the novel Coronavirus I have earnestly begun a policy of checking where items are manufactured and if it’s PRC I avoid them if at all possible. I’m starting to deliberately buy American if I can but I avoid PRC if I can do without. I really think doing so may someday save young American lives like the Marines mentioned in the article. A New World Order may be the goal of the prissy, worldly, French-cuffed class of elites (including the Bushes) but Americans aren’t ready for it if it means that a Maoist version of the Corleone family takes charge.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 5/5/2020 9:17:41 PM (No. 402074)
China has stepped in it big time. If they continue their propaganda show like they have been putting on there is going to be a big price to pay. I seriously doubt that China will do anything different, too arrogant, too bull headed. China is cruising for a bruising.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Highvoltage 5/5/2020 9:44:22 PM (No. 402093)
If westerners will stop buying stuff from China the west can dominate them. Wonder how Xi is faring with other high ranking officials in the party over his colossal misstep.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Elljay 5/5/2020 10:07:59 PM (No. 402106)
China has finally showed itself as our mortal enemy so even now some Dems get it. I feel, however, that we are like Britain in the mid ‘30s facing an ascendant Hitler and unprepared. We don’t take the Chinese Communist Party seriously enough. It often surpasses Hitler with its evil. But that doesn’t stop American pension funds and Wall Street from funding them.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: JL80863 5/5/2020 10:51:42 PM (No. 402122)
I have a slightly different take on the situation. I think the current regime in China is in big trouble. They would have canceled the Chinese New Year in a heart beat if they thought they could have. They were already in trouble with the Hong Cong protests and interfering with the New Year's celebration would require that they admit they lost control of the virus infection situation. I think their hope was that they could get control of the disease spread before everything got out of control. They were wrong of course and now we can exert even greater economic pressure by restricting professional sports and entertainment activities that are popular in China in addition to moving manufacturing out of the country.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Omen55 5/6/2020 12:25:36 AM (No. 402156)
Tyrants thru history all follow the same plan. When sensing weakness attack. When sensing strength step back.
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