Steve-in-Texas and an American Thinker article got me thinking.
Is is NOW a good time for China to attack the United States of America?
Is a military move against the US, which could lead to a nuclear exchange in Chinese interests?
2019 was a rough year financially for China. It was possibly the worst year in the past 47. It looks as if President Trump will win re-election and that’s four more years of misery as the US stops the Chinese looting of America. And the Chinese dream is built on riding (like a parasite) the back of the United States’ economic power house. Joe (Slow Joe) Biden’s growing senility has done little to assure China that the $1.5 billion that they gave his son Hunter to use as investment capital will pay off.
The Chinese Plague has been very rough on the Chinese people. Note that China isn’t offering a six trillion dollar bail out to its people and businesses. They all take it on the chin. Wages in China will inevitably drop and the dream of a Chinese Century seems to be very illusive. Beijing was to host the 2024 Olympics but how many people will come to witness their glory?
China must appear to be strong. There is a proverb that, “Everyone tries to push down a falling wall.” Another one states that, “If you fall down into a well, people will come and throw stones down on you.” The Communist Chinese Party (CCP) does not continue to exist by being weak. One way that China remains strong is by making almost everything a state secret. It’s tough to see through a Potemkin Village if it is shrouded. China’s weakness or strength is, therefore, a matter of smoke and mirrors.
Chinese Military Options
- Does China plan to take and hold US territory in their coming war?
- Does China plan a nuclear first strike against the US?
- Does China plan to work with North Korea to invade South Korea while simultaneously launching an amphibious invasion of Taiwan?
- Will China strike Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia and invade them in a move toward hegemony?
If China is to provoke a war, it needs to have a vision of how it will come out on top. The establishment of a Japanese co-prosperity sphere in the last century could be viewed as a road map, but that ended badly for the Japanese (and the Chinese, who were savaged by them). Would Russia stand by, or would it take a bite out of China? And before you tell me that they are allies, take a step back and think long and hard on that one. What would we owe Russia if they kept the Northern Front occupied?
Would China’s Muslim population in Western China stand by, or might they see it as an opportunity to make common cause with China’s enemies?
There are eight distinct languages spoken in China, each unintelligible to the others – and one written language. Shanghai, Guangzhou, Muslim Western China, Hong Kong, and Macao would leave the People’s Republic of China tomorrow if it was not for the boot of the People’s Liberation Army, keeping them in place. How does that play with the PRC’s foreign ambitions?
The question that you need to ask yourself is “what’s in it for China?”
Chinese leaders are not insane nor are they irrational.