Quote Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
Yep, the Chinese are not mad.
We aren't going to overthrow the CCP

PA uses a nuke, gets nuked in kind, and loses control of the billion dollar economy they control.
Which is exactly why they will do a demonstration first. Whether it is sufficient to deter a further advance or not is an open question. As the weaker power to deter they have to escalate and vertically.

You could argue their deterrence had already failed the moment we crossed their line. So a test like this is a cry of help from the intl community

Why would they do that? Anytime, India threatens to do a surgical strike, the PA complains to US to mediate for talks. Their intentions are crystal clear.
Was referring to a more than surgical strike scenario : )

Trying to imagine under what circumstances we would need to test