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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    yep, you sure wouldn't. most other hawks wouldn't, either. that is one more reason that there will be no war with China : economics. ****, these days, that's probably an even more compelling deterrent than MAD.

    i appreciate you answering the question directly, though.
    Purchases of Chinese consumer goods have zero bearing on the topic of this thread.
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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Jack.

    I read today that China is spending at least one trillion dollars (American) creating a new "Silk Road" through Western China. This will bring modern conveniences, like tap water, to over 600 million people in that part of the country, which is mostly rural. They are providing construction jobs, so they hope to bring prosperity to a very poor area, and it is anticipated that many little towns will spring up along the road to provide places for travelers to eat and sleep.
    Greetings Polgara.

    That sounds distressingly like the Great Leap Forward of the late 1950's. That didn't work out well.
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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    there's not going to be a war with China, because neither side would win.
    I wouldn't bet on that. But certainly would hope you're right. I do believe the US would win though. It's just that the price tag wouldn't even remotely resemble that of Iraq's.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Purchases of Chinese consumer goods have zero bearing on the topic of this thread.
    please tell me that you're joking. you know what pays for the Chinese weapons in the fictional war over islands that's not going to happen, right?

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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I don't deny anything, but I don't "blame America first" or blindly accept every scurrilous propaganda meme either.
    America shouldn't be blamed first, or last, it should just be blamed for its failed or criminal policies when it pursues them.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I wouldn't bet on that. But certainly would hope you're right. I do believe the US would win though. It's just that the price tag wouldn't even remotely resemble that of Iraq's.
    the US would not win. in a modern nuclear war between superpowers, everyone loses.

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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    please tell me that you're joking. you know what pays for the Chinese weapons in the fictional war over islands that's not going to happen, right?
    Chinese military industry is not dependent on trade with the U.S.
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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    America shouldn't be blamed first, or last, it should just be blamed for its failed or criminal policies when it pursues them.
    Which you seem to see everywhere.
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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Chinese military industry is not dependent on trade with the U.S.
    ok, i'm calling bull****. no one can possibly believe that China's economy and revenue stream (and therefore its ability to fund an army and make weapons) doesn't significantly depend on its manufacturing sector and the first world, especially the US, buying its goods.

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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    ok, i'm calling bull****. no one can possibly believe that China's economy and revenue stream (and therefore its ability to fund an army and make weapons) doesn't significantly depend on its manufacturing sector and the first world, especially the US, buying its goods.
    That's not the way Chinese military industry works.
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