Make that Red with some little gold stars. Our buddies in Red China miss the Cold War, I guess, or at least would like to combine making cheap stuff for the world, U. S. especially, with the rankest sort of saber-rattling.
How rank? Here ya go: the PLA taking Okinawa and knocking out a U. S. carrier group. Ain't they just sumpin'?
"Si vis pacem, para bellum," the ancients remind us; but there's an important distinction between para bellum and outright bellicosity. At present, this is largely fantasy, all but the Mach 10 missiles, about which hoping for poor QC may be the most effective defense presently available.
Video -- and excellent discussion -- found at The Unwanted Blog, q.v.
Oh, Hector Bywater? He he was a journalist who wrote up the war in the Pacific between the U.S. and Japan -- in 1925. Got most of it right, too, and died mysteriously as the real thing was warming up in the wings.
World War Three: more a matter of "when" than "if." Gather rosebuds while ye may.
5 weeks ago