Monday, December 27, 2004

Keeping an Eye on the Long Game: Part VII

Here’s a money quote:

"Should the Taiwan authorities go so far as to make a reckless attempt that constitutes a major incident of 'Taiwan independence', the Chinese people and armed forces will resolutely and thoroughly crush it at any cost," (a PLAN defense white paper) said.

Well, isn’t that sweet.

The policy paper criticized the United States for continuing to increase, both qualitatively and quantitatively, its arms sales to Taiwan, saying this sent the wrong signal.
"The U.S. action does not serve a stable situation across the Taiwan Straits," it said.

That is very true if you consider stability everyone you deem less worthy than yourself kow-towing before you. Wait, that is the traditional Han belief. No surprise here.

Then again; this wouldn’t be our problem if we just stated,
“We don’t care what anyone does as long as it doesn’t impact the territorial integrity of the United States or interferes with the free flow of goods and raw materials at market prices."

That worked well throughout history for the Belgians, Dutch, Danes, and Norwegians in the mid 1900s. Yep, good thing that they, others, and the United States ignored everything as Germany consolidated all “Historically German lands and peoples.” Good thing everyone wasn’t confrontational and possibly caused the loss of life in the 1930s. After all, once he gets all the Germans under one roof, why would he want to mess with anyone else?

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