Wednesday, May 11, 2005
China (a.k.a. The Neutered Dragon)
Dave over at Garfield Ridge offers some good insight about what is happening with North Korea and China.
"The only thing that scares the Chinese more than losing Taiwan forever is the prospect of a nuclear-armed Japan and South Korea. North Korea scares them too, but as long as they have Kim on a short leash, there are worse things than a nuclear Pyongyang. Whether they really do or not, the Chinese obviously believe they do, or else they wouldn't suffer a nuclear neighbor."
I naively offered my expert political insight to the State Department. (I'm still waiting for a Thank You card.)
If China doesn't have the balls to yank on Kim Jong's leash, then it'll have to be done by the rest of the world. Economic sanctions won't do it. Blockade won't happen thanks to China. China wouldn't let us get away with direct military strikes either.
So here's an idea. Take carrier groups from France, India, the U.S. and Russia (if they could plug the holes), and put them off the two coasts of South Korea. Shift about 50K U.S. troops to South Korea, and another 50K grunts from other countries. Load the South with as much international canon fodder as possible, then sit and wait a few months.
It would be a win-win for China because then they could be the 'Powerful International Mediator' by yanking on Kim's choke collar and giving him a good smack down, thus 'saving the world.'
All it would take is for France to strap on a pair, and for all the participating nations involved to keep their military forces well South of China. Wouldn't want to bump into another Chinese Ace and cause yet another international incident.
Chilperic offered this great insight to help Dave in his plight to save the world.
"It may be off-topic, but I'm wondering where a nuclear Australia would fit into the Pacific/Asian geopolitical landscape."
I can imagine it now... Aussies with nukes. No matter how much I love those fellow beach bums down there, I could see them using their nukes for more creative endeavors such as this.
posted by El Capitan at 12:54 AM