If you bother to keep up with the news then you will have heard the canned predictions that if Russia does not come for us then it will be China.
The words are starting to become louder and louder as the public opinion on Ukraine is starting to crack….we need that enemy and the M-IC and the MSM will make sure we have what they want us to have.
Sadly the reports coming out after a war game that was recently held to impress China that we mean business had an unexpected side effect.
Last year, a war game simulation looked at what might happen if China launched an amphibious attack on Taiwan. China would be happy with the results: The US side ran out of long-range cruise missiles in a week, writes Michael R. Gordon in the Wall Street Journal. The reasons behind that are complex, as detailed by Gordon in a lengthy and bleak assessment of America’s military readiness in the modern era. “Five years ago, after decades fighting insurgencies in the Middle East and Central Asia, the U.S. started tackling a new era of great-power competition with China and Russia,” writes Gordon. “It isn’t yet ready, and there are major obstacles in the way.”
Among those obstacles: The US has fewer arms manufacturers because of corporate consolidation, military recruitment is down, shipyards “are struggling to produce the submarines the Navy says it needs to counter China’s larger naval fleet,” and US weapons designers lag those in Russia and China on hypersonic missiles. Yes, the US had military successes in the Mideast and Afghanistan, thanks largely to air superiority, but things would be different in a conflict with China. For one thing, our Asian bases rely on “long and potentially vulnerable supply routes.” The US has new weapons systems in the works that may be game-changers (Gordon provides details. But they won’t be operational for another decade or so, raising fears China will strike before then.) Read the full story.
But yet the cheer leading for confrontation continues….why?
I know why but do you?
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“lego ergo scribo”
4 thoughts on “The ‘Yellow’ Menace Is Coming”
It’s always gonna be something around here. I remember the “Red” menace.
WE still have that hysteria around…. we just re-name it to suit the times. chuq
There always has to be a ‘viable enemy’. That keeps the population scared, and ready to approve of increased military spending and ‘war talk’. The US is over 7,300 miles from China, so even with bases closer to that country, the logistics would become increasingly impossible.
I also don’t think it helps the situation when it is reported that the US would not be ready ‘for a decade or so’. That might just tempt the Chinese to try their luck.
Best wishes, Pete.
Or it could be just a ‘false flag’ to prod China into some sort of stupid action. chuq