Skip to comments.'Be Ready for a War in 2013 and Also Win it', China Tells its Soldiers
Posted on 01/19/2013 3:20:12 PM PST by nickcarraway
In the wake of increased tension with Japan over disputed islands, Chinas soldiers have been directed to be ready for a war in 2013 and also win it. Government Chinese media disclosed this in a report.
The report also said the soldiers are being prepared to the best possible level and that they are being trained for the purpose.
According to reports, in 2012, no such directive- of getting ready for a war and winning it- was given. The Chinese army has also been told to improve its activities and enhance information and intelligence gathering techniques.
In 20th century, Japan has captured certain territories belonging to China. War has been fought between China and Japan during 1894-95 and 1937-45.
After increased military and economic power, China has become aggressive when it comes to disputes related with land. China has the biggest contingent of armed soldiers and every year its defence budget has been increasing manifold.
And by treaty we will get dragged into this thing. Has Obama done anything to defuse this?
Haha. The picture sums up how useless this tool truly is. I’d rather have the shelves sitting in the Oval Office.
That’s probably why the Chinese shot that missile off the West Coast. To tell Obozo to butt out, or else!
China has it’s own version of Aegis, thanks to a honeypot op targeting Japanese members of the MSDF (their navy).
I’m sure they’re delighted about that, around now.
He is leading from behind like in Mali and Algeria.
It's certainly possible, given that they might get a percentage of the oil and gas concessions. But would they really risk a confrontation with Japan and America's allies in the Far East - one that might end with a humiliating defeat? Defeat is certainly dangerous for the coterie of leaders in charge, but victory might be equally dangerous, given the war fever latent among the Chinese masses. Victory could be a poisoned chalice that leads to vociferous demands for more such victories, thereby sending China on a path to ultimate defeat.
saved to my \obama\gay folder.
Chinese leaders will go to great lengths to avoid a direct armed conflict with America. Why spend treasure(the Chinese do not care about spending rivers of blood!)when the West is imploding. Soon they will be able to walk in and take what they want. The next big step will be a large Chinese presence in Mexico and the U.S. Both contingents armed appropriately for their particular area of infiltration. Heavy weapons in Mexico weapons fit for guerrilla war in the U.S.
Vast majority of Americans have no idea what is about to happen to us and our allies.
China will soon be older than the US - it’s now or never. China has to act now, or they never will be able to.
As for Chinese infiltration in America - with who? They aren’t going to be able to afford that ‘river of blood’.
He'll do anything except deal with foreign policy.
This is a president who neglects going to foreign affairs meetings.
He'll just read notes from his iPhone, I guess.
On the golf course...
Getting the people whipped up and focused on destroying an external enemy may be the way the Chinese political system can continue as it is for a while longer. Now that so many Chinese can afford to eat, etc., they are beginning to notice things. Like, for instance, the fact they are voiceless serfs in their own country.
What a bunch of pikers - "hundreds of millions".
It isn't real money until you get to billions, trillions and gazillions.
We respect the office, just not the current office holder.
See how I worked "Holder" in there...
I don't think they're that stupid. Argentina was banking on a cheap victory against a Britain that was shedding overseas possessions as fast as it could, because of the expense involved in defending them, and the Falklands were located almost 10,000 miles away from the British Isles. The Senkakus are 100 miles away from the Yaeyama Islands to the south, and 200 miles from the nearest Ryukyus to the northeast, and therefore defensible using the entire might of the Japanese SDF.
A cheap victory is key, if the Chinese are looking for a prestige boost in midst of a depression, because an expensive conflict simply makes things worse. Hitler's land grabs worked because he got tons of free stuff, productive land and tax revenues from the conquered peoples, whereas a Senkaku land grab gets China nothing except the right to drill which it can't really exercise while its attempts to do so are being shelled by Japanese vessels and aircraft. And while the war is ongoing, China loses some or all access to its biggest markets in Europe, the US and Asia, which would exacerbate any downturn.
The leadership has territorial ambitions, but it's not stupid. It will fight this war only when it's sure it can win, not because it needs to, but for the same reasons that the Axis powers started WWII - the glory of empire.
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