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    Quote Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
    I believe that we should treat our ally, Taiwan, precisely as we would treat a fellow NATO member: A military attack on it is fully equivalent to a military attack on the US.

    And then act accordingly.
    The US has no official diplomatic relationship with Taiwan. They will not nor should they be treated the same as a NATO nation.
    Benjamin Franklin: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    I am confused. Didn't you say ROC (Taiwan) should respond in kind to the People Republic of China?
    It should, indeed.

    But exactly what does that have to do with my suggestion that the US should use ICBMs, if necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    If China decides now is the time we are handing them an aircraft carrier.
    I would suggest that the chances that China might consider "now" to be the best time to go to war with America are exceedingly low--in fact, next to nonexistent.

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    I am confused. Didn't you say ROC (Taiwan) should respond in kind to the People Republic of China?
    Quote Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
    It should, indeed.
    It is incapable of doing so.

    But exactly what does that have to do with my suggestion that the US should use ICBMs, if necessary?
    At this point your suggestion is goofy.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
    I would suggest that the chances that China might consider "now" to be the best time to go to war with America are exceedingly low--in fact, next to nonexistent.
    Really?

    Cool. Then when war comes I know you will be among the surprised.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    Taiwan is not an ally.
    As Richard Bush of the Brookings Institution puts it:

    Of all of the United States' security partnerships around the world, the one with Taiwan is surely unique. Washington does not recognize or have diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (ROC) government in Taipei,but instead recognizes the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Beijing. Washington has an embassy in Beijing and conducts its ties with Taiwan through a nominally private organization, the American Institute in Taiwan. This makes Taiwan a rare case where Washington has a security partnership with an entity with which it does not have diplomatic relations." (Bold added)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
    As Richard Bush of the Brookings Institution puts it:

    Of all of the United States' security partnerships around the world, the one with Taiwan is surely unique. Washington does not recognize or have diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (ROC) government in Taipei,but instead recognizes the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Beijing. Washington has an embassy in Beijing and conducts its ties with Taiwan through a nominally private organization, the American Institute in Taiwan. This makes Taiwan a rare case where Washington has a security partnership with an entity with which it does not have diplomatic relations." (Bold added)
    Despite all that blather ROC is not an ally.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    Let's hear more about what Taiwan's attack plans on China would look like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Let's hear more about what Taiwan's attack plans on China would look like.
    David versus Goliath?
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Let's hear more about what Taiwan's attack plans on China would look like.
    The military exercises that they are now conducting may give us some insight here...

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