To: Dr. Marten
Ultimately it will be hard to defend Taiwan as close as it is to China. There is a much better road to travel.
The chicoms could be made to answer this question: Are you claiming to own an island, or are you claiming to own the 25 million people who moved to Taiwan precisely because they did not wish to live under communist rule? The US should have a plan to move the entire population of Taiwan to some other island or US territory, several thousand miles from China. The Taiwanese would be back in business as usual within a year, and the chicoms would be DIH. Peter Schulz of Porsche once stated that the physical plant of Porsche could be burnt or bombed to dust and, if only his people survived with their skills, they'd be back building cars within a year and a half. The kinds of stuff the Taiwanese typically make, electronics and what not, cannot possibly require any more overhead than building sports cars.
posted on 10/08/2003 11:51:13 AM PDT
(the supposed Kr)
Two words for you: TSMC and UMC. Those two companies fabricate a large percentage of the silicon parts used today. If those two companies go off-line due to Chinese invasion I believe the impact on the world economy would be extreme. Furthermore, it takes a whole lot more equipment and technology to build a wafer fab than it does to build a factory for building cars. The modern day wafer fab is a multi-billion dollar investment.
posted on 10/08/2003 11:55:40 AM 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!)
It would be very difficult to defend, but easy to sell nukes to. Big shiney rhinestone studded nukes.
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