A Former Trump-era deputy assistant defense secretary Elbridge Colby has said that the United States should prepare for a “limited war” with China. Colby had outlined his prescription for how to “win “a conflict in the book which calls for an “Asian Nato.”
If the US is to win a war with China, it should direct most of its military resources to the Indo-Pacific and form an Asian Nato to prevent mainland forces from setting foot on Taiwan. So are we going to have another war? Who knows, but prepare for anything.
For Colby, a Pentagon official during Donald Trump’s administration, a major war between the two countries is becoming ever more plausible. In response, he outlines a “denial defense” strategy which he says should be America’s playbook.
Colby was the main crafter of Trump’s 2018 national defense strategy, which decisively shifted the US from concerns about terrorism and towards great power competition, naming China a “strategic competitor”. –South China Morning Post
During their virtual summit in November, Xi warned Biden against encouraging Taiwan’s independence, calling it “extremely dangerous, just like playing with fire”. Zhao Tong, a senior fellow at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Centre for Global Policy in Beijing, said China would hardly perceive Colby’s strategy as one of defense – it would be likely to cause misjudgments on both sides, increasing the likelihood of precipitated war.
Zhao added that Colby’s suggestion a Chinese military plan post-unification with Taiwan could be an overthinking or misreading of the situation.
“If Washington adopts what Colby is proposing, such as strengthening the alliance system in the region, and be more clear in their backing in defending Taiwan, all these would surely be understood as direct and targeted attacks at China,” he said.
“This could even precipitate war.” –South China Morning Post
There have been rumors of wars over Taiwan for some time now, and nothing serious has yet to materialize. All of this could be the rhetoric between the tyrants of two nations and nothing more.
Countries with nukes don’t fight each other because of Mutually Assured Destruction. Nobody wins, and the leaders who start wars could get nuked themselves, not just the soldiers they use as chess pieces/cannon fodder. They rant and rattle their sabers and then negotiate, as in the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the U.S. agreed to remove its nukes from Turkey in return for the Soviets removing their nukes from Cuba.
China doesn’t stand a chance against us and they know it, that’s why the idea of a war of any kind with China is a ridiculous. China would run away and hide before it even got started.
Same thing with Russia, no one has the guts to attack us and we are a peaceful nation that won’t be attacking anyone first.
Both China and Russia will limit themselves to talking big until their bluff is called then they’ll back down at the first chance they get to do it without looking totally impotent to the rest of the world.
China wouldn’t stand a chance. ? China.
Globalist Socialism may be abetted by China, but Globalist Socialism is also being abetted by the USA.
Being a Globalist pawn of war too, isn’t helping.
If America and the Anglosphere go to war, Europe First comes up the middle, geopolitical winners of the devastation.
Coming up the middle of rivals destroyed by war is Dirty Geopolitics 101.
Kinda hard to win a war when your enemy makes all the parts for your equipment (by design) And the leader of your country is a vegetable. China and Russia have hypersonic missles we have shit. Chinese subs patrol our coast undetected. Walmart/Amazon will close down and the sheep will freak out. Whatever happens is part of the plan, go out with a BANG!
China and Russia have already shown they can sow chaos in the US whenever they want. All they have to do is a two-pronged attack and the US goes down.
Prong 1: Russia takes down all of America’s connectivity and cyber networks. No more pay cheques, no more printed money, no more money for the military.
Prong 2: China simultaneously stops shipment of goods to Walmart etc. and gives the orders to BLM, Antifa etc. to unleash riots and unrest (we have already had the taster). The US military will be bogged down trying to keep the peace and that’s when Russia and China re-set the world order by taking back their property, Ukraine, Taiwan etc.
Just give Taiwan about 20 medium range nukes like we stationed in Germany under Reagan in the Cold War. Problem solved Taiwan remains an independent democracy and if China wants to reunify by force it’s a smoking ash heap. All it’s people and industry are on the coast and well in range of the missiles. Then we would not need to worry about spending billions building a major alliance in Asia like a Europe NATO that we have been footing the bill for for 70 plus years
Annoying racists can’t help drooling over themselves over Chinese killing Chinese in a spectacularly bloody war.
If it could be made to come about; China like Africa seem more aware now of how Europeans encouraged and staged their historical massacres.
A direct Western grab for their last major Asian outpost is likely, and China will not stand for that.
Russia, even less so. Because an independent Taiwan not only becomes a missile platform against China, but Russia.
An independent Taiwan becomes leverage to turn China against Russia.
We fight this war, we enter 1984 not as a book or movie but real life.
China is not likely to lose – Russia won’t let the West have China.
However, we The People lose everything. A forever war with China is a pretext for forever martial law here.
China was not likely responsible for COVID-19, but sinophobes are too blinded by hate and eager to believe at any cost. Cui bono?
Western Globalist Socialists and WEF are heirs to Nazism.
Globalist Socialists were right there, ready with COVID-1984 tyranny and non-vaccines prepared in less than a year.
First time is tragedy, the second, farce. We in the Anglosphere are 1939 Germans now, being set up for another Barbarossa.
Think like a human being, not a pawn.
This is the reason Elbridge Colby was an ASSISTANT. The Trump administration welcomed diverse input while analyzing any problem. The more experienced and/or rational analysis was more conservative as you went higher up the chain of command – like the military. President Trump had final say on proposals. “Limited war” is an oxymoron when discussed regarding today’s superpowers. When one side begins to lose, prepare for nuclear fallout.
Blah, Blah, Blah…. let me know when the first shot is fired or the first bomb is dropped… then maybe I will be… worried?