'Give them a bloody nose': Xi Jinping pressed for stronger South China Sea response
Colonel, what drives this line of thinking, or say morale, or maybe stupidity?
I haven't seen these kind of statements from any country except NKorea, Pakistan and China. Upping Nationalistic fervor is one thing, but these type of statements reminds me of school bullies.
Last edited by Oracle; 01 Aug 16, at 19:09.
In places like the Middle East or East Asia, saving face in negotiations can be more important than the actual issue being negotiated.
Last edited by SteveDaPirate; 01 Aug 16, at 21:45.
It's a lot simpler. This is the first time in Chinese history that they had military think tanks. Retired officers who actually found work outside the military. The fact a "Colonel" and not a Commander nor a Captain is spouting this horse puckey should say a lot. These men are not qualified to comment on naval warfare. But their hawkish attitudes makes them a draw and they get paid to appear on TV.
DF21D? That alone should tell you this is pure horse puckey. No Chinese naval officer had even said this is even a real system.
In another thread, DCL said that China might take on the Philippines/smaller countries to make a point to other countries surrounding the SCS. Would it not be better to take on India for a better example? The PLA does a blitzkrieg, gains some KMs of Indian territory and then they vacate their positions and move back to peacetime boundary, after other countries urges restraint. They have not fought a war for decades, so isn't this a big low conflict thing(?).
Last edited by Oracle; 02 Aug 16, at 04:21.
Chinese AF Colonels or Army Colonels don't know bow from stern. And they pretend to know the Chinese navy can take on the USN?
What China does NOT want to do is invite international condemnation, sanctions, or encourage SCS neighbors to put mines in their shipping lanes.
Last edited by SteveDaPirate; 02 Aug 16, at 15:53.
In other news, Army to get steep-dive BrahMos missile regiment for China front
Carrier killers - any cruise missile can hit a carrier, isn't it? 6-7 hits can cripple an A/C. So, why this new fascination? And with regard to Chinese ABM capability, is the Brahmos carrier killer justified, or is it just a propaganda sort of thing to keep the enemy anxious.
One more thing, the anti-ship version is already inducted and operational, so what is the need for a carrier killer?
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I would be mighty pleased if the 2017 Malabar Naval exercises is held at the SCS, with the active participation of Singapore, Australia, Vietnam, Philippines and all other countries who have a claim. That would be the best cost-effective way to teach CCP a lesson. As far as Chinese food is concerned, I'd love a Peking duck marinated in soya sauce overnight, and then honey roasted with garlic, pepper, rock salt and rosemary.
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