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Subject: The China Syndrome & the British Navy
human7    7/10/2004 10:00:29 AM
If China launches an invasion of Taiwan, the United States would most certainly react. (This whole notion of ambiguity is American PR.) The question is would the United Kingdom would the stand idly by or would they help to repel the Chinks?
 
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USN-MID    RE:The China Syndrome & the British Navy   7/10/2004 10:50:59 AM
Watch the racial epithets.
 
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human7    RE:The China Syndrome & the British Navy   7/10/2004 11:02:32 AM
It was done intentionally as to pre-mock responses like the one you just made.
 
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USN-MID    RE:The China Syndrome & the British Navy   7/10/2004 12:36:54 PM
Bull. You just let your racism slip that's all and followed with a lame attempt at covering it up. You could at least have tried saying that it was a joke or shortened term like "Jap."
 
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human7    RE:The China Syndrome & the British Navy   7/10/2004 12:54:43 PM
Whatever you say USN (and generally its a lot!). Please note, I will say whatever I dam please on my posts. If you do not like what is said, then stay away from uncensored forums.
 
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human7    RE:The China Syndrome & the British Navy   7/10/2004 1:02:18 PM
And for you information mid, I originally had "Chinese" but changed it before I hit the post reply button.
 
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USN-MID    RE:The China Syndrome & the British Navy   7/10/2004 1:08:18 PM
Well if you think it's beneficial to the discussion to seem like a racist ass, that's completely up to you.
 
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human7    RE:The China Syndrome & the British Navy   7/10/2004 2:56:12 PM
Well Mid do you think the Brits would get involved?
 
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USN-MID    RE:The China Syndrome & the British Navy   7/10/2004 3:46:22 PM
On one hand, before Iraq, i would've said probably not, as they're not obligated to. OTOH, intervening in Iraq was support for the War on Terror, which doesn't apply in the taiwan situation. In other words, I don't know.
 
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the British Lion    RE:The China Syndrome & the British Navy   7/10/2004 4:57:01 PM
political suport.. deffinately military suport... well, i don't know... that's a harder one. but i'll give you my opinion... what could Britian 'really' do to help? Britian has an army of 110,000 men... China has the largest army on earth. Britian has a strong navy... but if China has the strenth to take on the USN then the RN wont make any impact. and as for the RAF... a few hundred primarily strike fighters taking on some 3000 chiniese fighters... well that's a no brainer. so basicly, if china is powerful enough to defeat Taiwan and the American forces then the British help wont make the slightest bit of difference. if it swings the other way then Britian won't really be able to contribute enough to significatly bolster the winning side. so for this war Britian could only REALLY help by offering political suport or with reconstruction / peacekeeping help in the post war days. B.L
 
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interrested 2    RE:The China Syndrome & the British Navy   7/10/2004 5:21:14 PM
Well i could think of several think the UK could do to help. - Send attack subs to patrol the aera, the USA sub numbers are going down so UK support won't hurt. - C17 a drop in the bucket i know but still... - Naval helicopter lift capabilty, assuming all invincible class + ocean class + others ships are ready these could be used to provide ASW, and send helo's to bolster taiwan's defenses - AWACS, always short on demand - Futhermore, the tornado's could join the theatre from japan or even based on taiwan. The long range of the planes will be appreciated. Just look at GW1.... - And in general all NATO ships will appreciated. and NATO really could provide some assitance here - in the future...flat tops are planned. Yes, the USA could go at it alone, but the 5% or 10% UK forces would be appreciated greatly. Combine this with other EU forces and ww'll probably get this up to 10-20%, That very nice to have.
 
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