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    Re: Is the Republic of China (Taiwan) worth protecting?

    I have a question. If Texas were to actually secede from the current Union, would the U.S. not take action to take it back? If we did so would we be a threat to Mexico and Canada? This is what we are speculating in regards to China. Besides, you are all missing the point that Taiwan is moving ever closer back to China. There are now open flights back and forth, as well as ever growing economic ties. The economics alone will create a barrier to a Chinese invasion, as doing so would hurt the Chinese economy from the created instability.

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    Re: Is the Republic of China (Taiwan) worth protecting?

    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    What do you guys think?
    Taiwan is an ally, and a western democracy.
    If the US will not protect its allies, especially those that are western democracies, then we need to leave NATO and every other alliance we are in.

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    Re: Is the Republic of China (Taiwan) worth protecting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    ... then we need to leave NATO and every other alliance we are in.
    That's not a bad idea!

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    Re: Is the Republic of China (Taiwan) worth protecting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    That's not a bad idea!
    We should also take of our pants, bend over and hand China and Russia some KY Jelly.


    THE GREATEST FREEDOM IS THE FREEDOM TO OPPRESS OTHERS

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    Re: Is the Republic of China (Taiwan) worth protecting?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    We should also take of our pants, bend over and hand China and Russia some KY Jelly.
    As long as they stay on their side of the border, where's the problem?

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    Re: Is the Republic of China (Taiwan) worth protecting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Taiwan isn't a country.
    productive statement, thx

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    Re: Is the Republic of China (Taiwan) worth protecting?

    Quote Originally Posted by nerv14 View Post
    productive statement, thx
    Sorry about asserting a fact into the mix. I'll remember that it bothers you.

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    Re: Is the Republic of China (Taiwan) worth protecting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    As long as they stay on their side of the border, where's the problem?
    When you show weakness and stick your head in the sand a predator will surely rip you to shreds. The US must maintain Hegemony or we lose everything.


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    Re: Is the Republic of China (Taiwan) worth protecting?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    When you show weakness and stick your head in the sand a predator will surely rip you to shreds. The US must maintain Hegemony or we lose everything.
    China and Russia are predators? Funny.

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    Re: Is the Republic of China (Taiwan) worth protecting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    It might have been in another set of circumstances, but we have made commitments, and the Taiwanese have acted according to them. Thus by our own acts, it has indeed become our business. Responsibility is burdensome.
    It was never our business. So we simply tell them that. We are not going to war with China over Taiwan.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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