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A Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be a bloody, logistical nightmare
CNN ^ | Ben Westcott

Posted on 08/21/2020 6:04:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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1 posted on 08/21/2020 6:04:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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China doesn’t mind massive losses of life.


2 posted on 08/21/2020 6:06:23 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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3 posted on 08/21/2020 6:06:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Taiwan needs to copy the Swiss, or at least, what the Swiss used to do. Send every discharged Army conscript home with his rifle, a gun locker, and 100 rounds of ammo. Bring them back locally once a year for a day of updates, practice and bbq.

Facing 1 million armed Taiwanese citizens would make even the most bloodthirsty Chinese communist think twice, and guarantee Taiwan independence.


4 posted on 08/21/2020 6:07:38 AM PDT by PGR88
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RE: Taiwan needs to copy the Swiss, or at least, what the Swiss used to do. Send every discharged Army conscript home with his rifle, a gun locker, and 100 rounds of ammo.

Every able bodied male in Taiwan is conscripted and have to go through military training every year.


5 posted on 08/21/2020 6:09:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Unless there is significant overlap between groups (like helicopters and attack helicopters) those lines don’t add up to the totals.


6 posted on 08/21/2020 6:12:31 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (In 2016 Obama ended America's 220 year tradition of peaceful transfer of power after an election.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s only a matter of time, unless the Chinese government falls beforehand.


7 posted on 08/21/2020 6:13:52 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is thp at they are both death cults.)
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CNN with a legitimate news story??? How did this get past Jeff Zucker?


8 posted on 08/21/2020 6:15:21 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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The Chinese are waiting & hoping for Biden to be elected. Then they can make a move


9 posted on 08/21/2020 6:18:04 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Warning: Accused of being a radical militarist. Approach with caution.)
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Are you sure it’s a legitimate news story? Could also be a “nothing to worry about with China - please focus your attention on Russian interference” piece of agitprop on behalf of CNN’s Chinese masters.


10 posted on 08/21/2020 6:19:00 AM PDT by Liberty Tree Surgeon
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Well, they do have a lot of excess males, for some reason,
got to do something with them, or they get... restless


11 posted on 08/21/2020 6:21:23 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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The ChiComs don't have a highly trained amphibious assault force like our
Marine Corps, which is why taking Taiwan would be a big challenge...their
Navy (especially the carriers) looks half-a$$ed as well.
12 posted on 08/21/2020 6:21:23 AM PDT by major_gaff (University of Parris Island, Class of '84)
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One thing that is China’s achilles heal is the 3 Gorges Dam. There is massive flooding in China right now and there are cracks forming in the Dam. If that goes, it would wipe out a large portion of their agriculture. Taiwan has cruise missles that can reach that dam. If China invades, I am sure that would be a number one target. Not only would it destroy their “bread basket”, but it would tie up many troops in relief efforts.


13 posted on 08/21/2020 6:36:48 AM PDT by TheCipher (To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature Congressman. - Mark Twain)
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The Chinese are waiting & hoping for Biden to be elected. Then they can make a move

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The Chinese are actively working in America to get Bidden elected. Then they WILL make a move.

The Chinese efforts in the US dwarf similar efforts by Soros and Slim.


14 posted on 08/21/2020 6:39:44 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now its your turn)
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Million Man Swim ?


15 posted on 08/21/2020 6:46:23 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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If and when the USA is distracted—then the Red Chinese will move—and I believe it will be a Trojan Horse attack with lots of help from Taiwanese who have sold out to the Reds. Most troops coming in by aircraft—not landing craft. More like the Nazi invasion of Crete than the Normandy D-Day invasion. To work—it must be swift. But can the Chinese pull it off? Only if our backs are turned in: 1) an election crisis, caused by an illegal vote bid. 2) Civil war between Red and Blue States, 3) Natural disaster or 4) massive Civil Unrest. It wouldn’t take long—a threat of a nuke attack on LA, SF, Seattle would keep us at bay. Or maybe a new plague might do the trick?


16 posted on 08/21/2020 6:59:45 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll Onward! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I can see a sudden attack working. They would have to pour millions of soldiers into it suddently.


17 posted on 08/21/2020 7:02:04 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is thp at they are both death cults.)
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No, I think you are not right on this one. Amphibious invasions are very difficult with today’s modern missile technology and that is highlighted a lot here. It would be a nightmare to try to land enough invading forces for this. And you can assume most Taiwanese at this point are prepared for defnding the island since they’ve been preparing forever for this. Kind of like Nazi Germany leaving Switzerland alone. Every Swiss, by law, owes firearms/weapons and are trained and the geography makes guerilla warfare a constant. Similar situation here.


18 posted on 08/21/2020 7:27:37 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Jonty30; Forward the Light Brigade
Do the ChiCom's have Airborne troops? Dropping regular troops in those
numbers against US ground to air systems would be a disaster. The PLA is
largely a conscript army that is most likely poorly trained...I think Taiwan
could hold off the initial attack and we are bound to help them by treaty
though a Biden presidency would try to worm out of it.
19 posted on 08/21/2020 7:27:39 AM PDT by major_gaff (University of Parris Island, Class of '84)
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Would the treaty mean anything, if the Chinese got a secure hold of the island and threatened nuclear devastation in America if we try to dislodge them?


20 posted on 08/21/2020 7:30:16 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is thp at they are both death cults.)
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