Thursday, August 11, 2005
The Sleeping Yellow Horde
From a pure power projection standpoint, experts think China can be ready to hit Taiwan in no less than three eyars. Attcking Taiwan while politically expedient, is not strategic. China is out of land and out of power. It needs space and oil for it ever grwoing population. Attacking Taiwan is not going to solve the fact that there is no more space. So where is China going to project its power? Land-wise, over-running all its southern neighbors is the easiest way to increase its land assests. Doing this also gives China more access to vital shipping lanes. Korea is in the same predicament. Geographically, its attachment to MLC (Main Land China) means it's just a matter of time before both Koreas are consumed with the weight of China's land based army. To China's extreme west is Kazahkstan - the openining the the west and north for land China needs.
All eyes are on the Middle East and the WOT. But we better remember what Napoleon said and preapre for the awakening of the Sleeping Yellow Horde.
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