Raveen wrote:I assure you, the US either covertly or overtly will gladly back us in a war against the Han. Based on the ammo, intelligence, and satellite imagery they're sharing now, plus the three CBGs, I think it'll be a little overt and a lot covertly.
1) The 3 CBGs, I very much doubt they started as part of a response to a Chinese move in Ladakh. I think they are more of a coincidence. And, by extension, ill-prepared to really intervene - by that I mean actually launch a strike, I just do not see that happening. There are plenty in the US that have made plenty of noise for some time now to launch a missile attack on just one of the artificial islands built by the Chinese. I have not come across any response to such demands from the USN. For any nation placing their kids in harm's way is extremely serious stuff. I just do not see that happening.
China: They have pushed every button to displease everyone. ................... And, no one has done anything. Zilch. So, what China has always bet on is that other nations will analyze, analyze, analyze and fall asleep, but, never start anything because, for one, they are not willing to pay a price that such wars impose on societies.
Secondly, these nations will not get together to beat on China - every nation talks of getting together and never have and never will. And, China will try to be below that get-together line. Frankly, China is doing a very good job at that
2) Next, what does India need? Bodies - no. Military hardware - it is perhaps between more-than-likely to maybe, but certainly not a desperate situation. Support - perhaps, but where and in what form? Pompeo making statement ........ who even in the SD cares? Heck, it was Obama (remember him?) that started the pivot to the "Indo"-Pacific. And we are tomtoming what Pompeo says? And, taking it to heart? Beware
A little over 2 years USPACOM became ........... tada (drum rolls please) INDOPACOM. Think about it: the US actually dropped "US" and replaced it with "INDO" - which is not even an acronym!!!! . And, "Indo" is Greek!!!!!!!!!! No less a person than Gen. Mattis did the honors.
3) Finally, I happen to think the problem is somewhere in New Delhi. (I find it very strange that 20 Indians died, many got injured. These IA kids disobeyed (if I can believe reports) orders and now their spontaneous actions have become a befitting reply? NO politician should lay such a claim on their actions.)
Now that talks have commenced .......... give a befitting reply to Xi, please. A real one that XI will remember in his prison cell)
4) Will wait to see what the PM has to say today
5) I am not expecting much.
Then of course, I expect throwing China into the medieval times.