Sir Loin: OK, so it's been obvious for years that the CCP wants to expand China's borders but where will it stop?
There are constant border skirmishes with India in the Himalayas, they've invaded and build military bases on islets in the West Philippines Sea (which they call South China Sea). Even occupied islands belonging to Vietnam, Brunei and Laos.
Invaded Tibet and displaced 80,000 locals to be replaced by Chinese military families.
Now in the latest outrage Chinese troops have crossed into Bhutan and built 2 villages to house their troops.
Of course Taiwan is an age old dispute.
Is the world heading for another major war?
kittybobo34: Seems like it, Although Taiwon was never owned by the Chinese, they seem to act like it was always there's
kittybobo34: While I do not like the idea of the USA as being the world policeman, there comes a time when neighbors have to stand together to deal with a bully.
The giant midget: I have thought about it
I forgot about it and I really don't care about it.
China can do whatever it wants ,whenever it wants and the only thing that we will hear is the world condemning China about its behaviour nothing more nothing less than that from all political leaders.
The world needs China for everything from tooth picks,out wear ,hairdryers ,toasters ,dildos , TVs, underwear,surgical gloves etc.
kittybobo34: I think recent events have pointed out the flaw in economics that the USA has been championing since WW2. World spanning Corporations, can create problems, for all governments. they dodge taxes, increase corruption, and have no loyalty to any particular nation.
kittybobo34: Perhaps we can keep world trade, but limit monopoly. Say in strategic industries, we maintain 20% in the home country. Allot of nations do that in the farming industry, keeping a certain percentage local. The price of diesel will have an effect when they figure the shipping costs.
The giant midget: I am a very strong believer and advocate that every nation should be self dependent and not rely on other countries.
Supply and keep whatever your nation produces for your citizens consumption,any excess just trade for whatever your country needs.
Prohibit foreign identities in establishing shop or introduce foreign policies in your nation.also don't allow your nations corporate business to venture outside your borders.
No foreign investment in your country.
It's your house your rules.
The giant midget: That's a perfect example of the hypocrisy of the so called leaders of the west ,the champions of human rights,advocates of democracy and free speech
Why haven't they muscled China since the 1950's like they are doing it with Russia regarding Tibet?
Why haven't they muscled Saudi Arabia past 20 years regarding Yemen ?
Only personal conclusion that I have is maybe they are not white people like the Ukrainians.
kittybobo34: Giant,, what exactly could we do about Tibet and China, its land locked with no way in, At the time the Chinese were totally off the world financial grid as well. As far as Saudi Arabia, we have needed their alliance and oil, but that doesn't mean we haven't been using diplomatic channels to try and curb their behavior. Ukraine on the other hand is an independent nation that agreed to remove their nukes for assurances from both Russia and the USA of their territorial integrity. We owe them on that, and we have no desire to see Russia rebuild the Soviet Union.
The giant midget: Hopefully the Chinese will fast track their expansion by 1thousand miles per year in every single direction around the globe.
kittybobo34: I am sure they have been a bit taken back by the resolve NATO nations have taken to support Ukraine and sanction Russia...... Did you hear one Ukrainian Commander said that they promoted the Russian ship to a Submarine (the one that sank)
The giant midget: What could have been done???
Something that where done to North Korea
Something that was done to Cuba
Something that was done to Venezuela.
Ukraine never had Nukes of their own,it was just in their territory,they were Russians nukes just like Russian Nukes in Crimea ,still Russia's Nukes
kittybobo34: That was the logic that was used to talk Ukraine into letting them go, but they could have kept them just the same. Korea, Cuba, Venezuela are all accessible by ocean and air, Tibet is not.
The giant midget: Ukraine never had any technical control of those Nukes ever , they were just stationed there since the Cold War and Russia continued to have full access for monthly maintenance to those nukes till past few months.
Jukesy Momma: Back in early 90s, The Russian Government wanted their nukes back from Ukraine, They negotiated a deal, to where Ukraine Government would turn overRussian nukes, for the promise of Russia not attacking their country.
Even a treaty was signed.
So Russia broke the Treaty.
Jukesy Momma: Which also shows, what happens when you disarm citizens or a country... makes it for easy attack.
I support 2nd amendment here in USA.
For 1... Guns are inanimate objects. Takes a warm blooded finger to pull the trigger.
For 2... If they take our guns away from law abiding citizens, How are we to defend ourselves?
If a criminal or a bad guy knows a residence has guns and has permits and ammo.... they aren't gonna attack/raid that house for fear of being shot for trespassing.
The giant midget: Treaty was broken after years of conversations and meetings Russia/ Ukraine for the latter to oust America citizens from sitting on Ukrainian energy corporation board of directors.that were stacking the odds against Russia and Ukraine potential profit margins from natural resources income.
Jukesy Momma: Russia wants their 'breadbasket' back... they want to control the natural resources the Ukraine has.
The giant midget: Somewhat correct.about the basket thing.
EU keeps on promising Ukraine membership status since 2014 that never materialize and it never will.its just pie in the sky
Just this pass March European state leaders promised to fast track Ukraine with the upmost urgency to become a member of the Union
European community just wants to keep getting cheaper oil prices out of Ukraine and that somehow is cutting into Russia grass