I'm inclined to agree. The only caveat is if China begins to experience extreme internal stress, and looks around for a handy whipping boy / scapegoat to attack in an attempt to relieve that stress. Said effort would probably backfire, but it would buy them some time.
Still, all in all, this strikes me as an unlikely scenario, so your assertation is most likely correct.
posted on 10/08/2003 12:41:39 PM PDT
by Elliott Jackalope
(We send our kids to Iraq to fight for them, and they send our jobs to India. Now THAT'S gratitude!)
To: Elliott Jackalope
Just be sure the Taiwan gov't has PLENTY of short-range nukes for deterrence....
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