Skip to comments.US Deploys B-1Bs, Warships In South China Sea As China Nationalists Call For Invasion Of Taiwan
Posted on 05/10/2020 7:31:53 PM PDT by blam
While the global economy remains in a state of near ubiquitous lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the US military has been busy. According to an update posted on the Pacific Air Forces website, a B-1B Lancer strategic bomber part of the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron was one of two B-1s conducting a training mission in the South China Sea in support of Pacific Air Forces training efforts and strategic deterrence missions to reinforce the rules-based international order in the Indo-Pacific region.
The training missions follows what Stars and Stripes described on April 30 as a show of force by the U.S. military in the South China Sea with a sortie over the contested waters on Thursday by two Air Force bombers.
The B-1B Lancers from the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., flew a 32-hour round trip to conduct operations over the sea as part of a joint bomber task force by the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Strategic Command, the Air Force said in news release Thursday.
The mission further demonstrated the services new dynamic force employment model, which is intended to make its global bomber presence less predictable, the Air Force said.
Meanwhile, according to a Friday report from the USNI, the US Navy sent a pair of ships to patrol in the vicinity of a mineral rights dispute between Malaysia and China in the South China Sea for the second time in a month.
According to the report, the Littoral Combat Ship USS Montgomery (LCS-8) and replenishment ship USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE-14) conducted a presence operation in the South China Sea on Thursday near Panamanian-flagged drill ship West Capella, in what appears to have been a show of force/deterrence.
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If we wouldve nuked Mecca and Riyadh after 9/11, the Chinese wouldnt be doing this right now. We missed a once in a generation chance to provide an object lesson. After Hiroshima, people were terrified of us for a long time. They KNEW we would really do it. Nobody really believes that anymore.
Eventually its gonna happen. Some crisis in Red China will worry their leaders so much that they’ll look for a diversion. So theyll attack Taiwan (which would be no pushover, by the way).
Then what would a US president do? Is it worth risking a grinding war - and a possible nuclear exchange - for some far-away island? I dont know.
The same sort of situation exists in the Baltic states. For example, Estonia is a member of NATO. Russia could overrun Estonia in an afternoon. Would saving Estonia be worth risking a nuclear exchange?
I wonder. With the continuing problems of islamic terrorism and repeated instances of SJS (Sudden Jihad Syndrome)... Would the world be a better place? I think you can make that argument.
We are no longer under an obozo administration.
What the Republic of China (Taiwan) needs is a handful of Nukes. Threatening to take out Shanghai and Xiamen would get the attention of Peiking. (Yeah, I know they spell it with a “B” now. )
Taiwan also has a last resort nuclear weapons cache. Surface to surface and air to ground. Taiwan did not develop these themselves they were procured.
Most believe they were procured from Israel. Though others believe Israel was a conduit for US-supplied nuclear weapons for Taiwan.
Either way, they have the last resort firepower to make Communist China think twice before attempting any invasion. It is that deterrence that has kept Communist China at bay for all the decades.
Nobody really believes that anymore.
I think Trump will do whatever it takes.
I think hes demonstrated it.
I have always suspected this but do you having confirming sources? Makes perfect sense. Would one of these nukes collapse 3 Gorges?
Thank you for that information. Interesting.
“I have always suspected this but do you having confirming sources”?
No. No one has confirming sources that are public knowledge. This has been speculated upon for many years and numerous articles have been written over the years.
The consensus is, they do. They have never uttered a word about it but, everyone suspects this is a fact and the Communist Chinese are well aware of this and believe it to be fact.
China will only invade Taiwan when the leader of the free world is a Democrat, which China will help elect.
Because leftist voters are highly concentrated in urban areas, nuclear weapons, as well as terrorist attacks, mostly kill leftists. A nuclear attack would be the end of people living in the big virus centers. Actually the latest CCP virus is having the same effect, just in much slower motion.
To paraphrase LBJ: We should not send send American boys nine or ten thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.
If the Taiwanese were serious about self-defense and their independence, they would copy the Swiss (or at least, what the Swiss used to do) - after his service is up, send every conscript home with his rifle, 100 rounds of ammunition and a gun-locker. Bring him back every year for a day of updates, training and BBQ.
A million armed citizens who know how to use a rifle would make even the most bloodthirsty communist think twice.
China seems to be intent on being the 21st Centurys version of the 20th Century Nazis.
Who outed Israels nukes? Was it O or Willie? Surprised one of the Dems hasnt done so with Taiwan.
MacArthur thought he would get help on Bataan too. Now, with our ships in port half the nation locked down and struggling. It would be the best time for Red China to attack. It would take weeks to gather forces to help Taiwan. If they came in swiftly and with great savageness the “Rebels” could only last days and fold up in a week. They Chinese would have help from their bought and paid for political people, the media and Hollywood. It would have to be well planned and quick. They would need a ‘fifth Column’ inside Taiwan to make it work. This would get the people of China distracted from the virus.
Taiwan is not some far away island, it is actually the REAL China. We fought together against the Japanese, while the Communists fought against the Kumintong - essentially aiding the Japanese. We will not let Taiwan fall, count on it. If we do, we will not have any allies ever again.
Nixon screwed us royally with his One China BS - all in an attempt to slow the flow of Chinese troops and weapons into North Vietnam. Had he actually targeted those supply lines inside Guangxi, we could have ended the China problem back then before they had 1,000 warheads.
Everyone assumes that the PLA is all powerful now, but they are not.
Right now they have fewer DF-41 missiles than we have mid course interceptors. Hopefully THAAD can be upgraded to cushion that buffer. They do not have a true blue water navy, and they suck at using their shiny new toys away from home. We have operated in wartime or low level warfare for the past 75 years with few interruptions, and their littoral quantity advantage would dissipate at an alarming rate in the face of our combat experience.
The South China Sea has natural chokepoints just like the Strait of Hormuz, and the PLAN (Navy) would not survive any attempt to breakout.
Their satellites would face a half life measured in seconds. All of them, leaving them blind, their new weapons without guidance, and their subs without orders, while their major cities witnessed multiple sunrises that day.
Chinese apartment towers, shopping centers, subways, and any building over six stories tall is equipped with underground blast doors and survival supplies. Those are of little use when youre buried under all that rubble, they are just short term storage.
We understand, and fully prepare for unlimited warfare beyond what China has dreamed up for their takeover of the planet. (Except we wont use bio or chemical weapons, they will.) They think we are weak or timid, and that they can push us because we havent forcefully stood up to them - our reticence is not weakness as they assume.
They should go back in history and review some photos of Hiroshima, Dresden, and Okinawa. The South China Sea would become their Leyte Gulf faster than they can imagine.
All I know is the Taiwanese know exactly what they’d be up against and for how long......and with that the cost of life.
Wooo Hooo! Another war! That’s right! Yeah! Just what we need.
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