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by DavidD
30 Jun 2010 08:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

ShauryaT: its not an outlandish plan but rather a way of escalating without crossing the threshold . Remember that PRC also has self preservation instincts. Like what? look guys, I am really, really serious, if you do not accept my views, I will just nuke you to smithereens. War is a serious affair...
by DavidD
30 Jun 2010 08:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Dingyibvs, for a student of Sun Tzu, you easily forget the Far Emperor :) China doesn't have infinite resources. If it is facing a conventional loss in Aksai Chin or Tawang, and decides to go for total war against India to save its face... what a golden opportunity that will provide for the United ...
by DavidD
30 Jun 2010 06:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

And I am very sure that they are very well informed. My claim or post was to be sarcastic and not literal. You were making a point, and you are yet again making the same point that Chinese people are uninformed with regard to that incident. I am rejecting that viewpoint based on contact with actual...
by DavidD
29 Jun 2010 07:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

nukavarapu: Although I generally agree with your conclusions, some of your assumptions, especially your first point, are false on many levels. 1) You're overestimating the power of the firewalls. I once read a western story about how none of the college students this reporter interviewed in Beijing ...
by DavidD
28 Jun 2010 09:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

So India's strategy vis-a-vis can be - - Deny economic space for China in India and its tributaries - Build proper nuclear-deterrence against Beijing - Openly support Tibet, Uigher, Tiwan, and other freedom movements in China - Initiate harsh punishment against its mad dog - Pakistan RamaY - all th...
by DavidD
28 Jun 2010 09:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Yes, Chinese leaders will be able to take conventional defeats and still not go nuclear. You know what'll drive them out of power quicker than losing a border conflict? Beijing getting nuked. They've proven to be very adept at this self-preservation thing, so once again, yes, they will be able to k...
by DavidD
27 Jun 2010 15:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

I see, so your argument is that the war would go nuclear first. That's just jingoistic bravado. <snip> Also, regarding supposed Chinese intrusions, is there any proof? Well these two sentences speak for themselves. Crossed fingers and and stonewalling when confronted. Do you think a people who are ...
by DavidD
27 Jun 2010 09:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

I've read your posts, and none of them address the point I made, which is that losses would be incurred on both sides, losses that need to be replaced. You can call it astrology, I call it reality. If you have really read them, you have not understood them. How far can you predict losses before a w...
by DavidD
27 Jun 2010 07:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Any type of analysis would include reasoning, assumptions, and ultimately predictions. If you reject any type of reasoning or prediction as "astrology" or "crystal ball", then this message board would be devoid of discussion. Do you have anything new to add to the discussion, or...
by DavidD
27 Jun 2010 06:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

First few facts - America invaded Vietnam and Soviets sent their army to Afghanistan. One example close to your ancestral home is PRC "invaded" Tibet. On the other hand Pakistan has been carved out by UK/USA from India to advance their geopolitical ambitions. Hope you get the point. I emp...
by DavidD
27 Jun 2010 03:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 921864

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

$22.5 million sounds RIDICULOUSLY low, even a JF-17 costs like $20 million dollars. Heck, a F-16A/B cost that much...in the '80s!

OTOH, the 28 planes per year is pretty amazing, kudos to HAL for reaching such a high production rate.
by DavidD
27 Jun 2010 03:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 392150

Re: Geopolitical thread

But America is a democracy.It is not an empire.Anyone in America can aspire to become what he or she wants to become.They can also achieve their aspirations.America is capable of accomodating the ethnicities it hosts.Hell recently an African american man became the president.The secretary of energy...
by DavidD
27 Jun 2010 03:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Yes, a nuclear war can easily spread to more than just two countries, which is why everyone will ensure that it will never be used. Having nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them means you will not face existential threat from at least the areas as far as you can deliver them. Pakistan has no...
by DavidD
27 Jun 2010 02:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

That's a very naive point of view. Yes that might be a naive point of view according to you.But you know what. Giving nuclear weapons and sponsoring terrorist states like Pakistan is even more naive .Something that China has done in past and continues to do so actively in the vain hope of destroyin...
by DavidD
27 Jun 2010 02:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

but I cannot foresee a day when a nuclear conflict between Pakistan and India may be justified. Astrology not working here? Well Pakistan has threatened India with nuclear war and China has threatened anyone with nuclear war. You sit in America and predict what Chinese and Pakistanis will do at som...
by DavidD
26 Jun 2010 16:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Dingyibvs, For us even one individual that we lose is very expensive.You see we are a democracy where the individual is empowered.So the talk of 300 lives being cheaper than 1 billion of our citizens is irrelevant.Important thing in our society is the concept of justice. I will give you an example....
by DavidD
26 Jun 2010 16:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

I don't think you read the article, because it states that China would WIN that war. So yes, it assumes that China will take those losses, but it doesn't assume that China would just sit back. In fact, it predicts that China would keep throwing more at the conflict and eventually win it without goi...
by DavidD
26 Jun 2010 16:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 392150

Re: Geopolitical thread

RamaY wrote:SwamyG garu,

Many empires thought so and we know what happened to such dreams!


Americans certainly thought so when it expanded into Native American territories. I don't see the Natives taking back the Americas. Ever.
by DavidD
26 Jun 2010 15:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 921864

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

If we're going by dollars, I found a conversion chart here: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/polisci/down ... on-factors

Judging by the chart, $1.000 1996 USD is estimated to equal to $1.384 2010 USD, or an inflation of 38.4%
by DavidD
26 Jun 2010 15:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Darshhan, I know about the Mumbai attacks, though I'm not knowledgeable enough regarding Pakistan's involvement. But it doesn't matter anyway, all it matters is what India believes. It's kind of like how it doesn't matter whether NK sank the Cheonan, it only matters what SK and the U.S. believe, bec...
by DavidD
26 Jun 2010 13:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

But Dingyibvs enough is enough.If pakistan doesn't mend its ways it is going down and will probably take china along with it.Giving nuclear knowhow to Pakistan and meddling in Indian subcontinent is easily the worst strategic decision that has been taken by Chinese communist party.Chinese leadershi...
by DavidD
26 Jun 2010 12:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Secondly, in a war, quantity matters. A recent RAND report states that on the VERY FIRST DAY of war across the Taiwan strait, a combined ~400 aircrafts will be lost on both sides(241 Chinese, 147 American/Taiwanese). That's assuming kill ratios of 27:1 for the F-22, 4.5:1 for the F-15 A China-Taiwa...
by DavidD
26 Jun 2010 12:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

It is in PRC interest to keep India off balance and lock her down to subcontinental issues. Towards this goal, PRC shall use ALL assets available at its disposal to keep this challenge from rising up. That is and will be the reality. ShauryaT garu I was addressing our new member. He made couple of ...
by DavidD
25 Jun 2010 14:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 130134

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

Hello, first, allow me to introduce myself. I am a Chinese who immigrated to the U.S. right before my teenage years, and I consider myself fairly well tuned to both the Chinese and American cultures. I'd like to offer some different perspectives. In a war, it's important to understand your enemies a...

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