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(AP News)   Taiwan pokes the Dragon with a homemade carrier killer   (apnews.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, World War II, President Tsai Ing-wen, People's Liberation Army, indigenous defense capacity, part of the island, Military, fighter jets, production of new trainer jets  
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2021-09-09 10:00:58 AM  
10 votes:
What a carrier killer may look like

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2021-09-09 9:54:41 AM  
9 votes:
Because "Made in Taiwan" has been an imposing mark of quality and strength for so long...
 
2021-09-09 8:32:27 AM  
3 votes:
I bet The Rebel Territories of West Taiwan are shaking in their boots.
 
2021-09-09 10:01:19 AM  
2 votes:
West Taiwan is getting upset!!

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2021-09-09 10:13:43 AM  
2 votes:

Meatsim1: Sounds cool, but thats just for public consumption.  China's most important aircraft carrier in any Taiwan conflict is China itself, you don't need an aircraft carrier when there are dozens or hundreds of airfields on the actual land right next to Taiwan.


In the end, it will probably be something like what happened in Crimea -- except W.Taiwan will probably be honest about it -- much gnashing of teeth and consternation, but no WW3. One hopes, anyways.

It's one thing to support a plucky democracy for 70 years -- it's made for good press for American "making the world safe for democracy" narrative, but China has centuries of that island being part of their country. Millenia, even. Kind of an historically legitimate claim.
 
2021-09-09 11:37:34 AM  
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NuclearPenguins: FormlessOne: Because "Made in Taiwan" has been an imposing mark of quality and strength for so long...

You know nothing about modern computer chips I take it.


And if this was a GPU, sure, that might be relevant.
 
2021-09-09 9:58:40 AM  
1 vote:
"Carrier killer" sounds great, but unless you pair it with a "sub killer", it's not going to last long. Good for them for preparing for the worst, but having China as a direct threat AND a direct neighbor makes it really, really difficult to build an effective defense.
 
2021-09-09 10:00:00 AM  
1 vote:
"peaceful reunification"

- Guy sitting in a car drinking whiskey and stroking his gun outside his ex-girlfriends house
 
2021-09-09 10:03:55 AM  
1 vote:

Private_Citizen: China is like an abusive husband after a divorce, still stalking and taking about how he and his ex are going to make up and be together again.
Meanwhile Taiwan bought a gun and is putting bars on the windows.


Presenting this as a contest between two sides that are roughly evenly matched is about as wrong as you can get
 
2021-09-09 10:25:19 AM  
1 vote:
When my sister would pick up the phone while I was playing multiplayer Doom 2, that was a real carrier killer.
 
2021-09-09 11:38:44 AM  
1 vote:

Chthonic Echoes: RasIanI: Meatsim1: Sounds cool, but thats just for public consumption.  China's most important aircraft carrier in any Taiwan conflict is China itself, you don't need an aircraft carrier when there are dozens or hundreds of airfields on the actual land right next to Taiwan.

In the end, it will probably be something like what happened in Crimea -- except W.Taiwan will probably be honest about it -- much gnashing of teeth and consternation, but no WW3. One hopes, anyways.

It's one thing to support a plucky democracy for 70 years -- it's made for good press for American "making the world safe for democracy" narrative, but China has centuries of that island being part of their country. Millenia, even. Kind of an historically legitimate claim.

Dunno. Putin invaded Ukraine like a creeper on the subway invading your personal space an inch at a time.

Taiwan has a moat.

I'm thinking that when/if it goes down, it's going to be pretty dramatic.


Perhaps -- but it will probably be a de facto situation -- quick.
 
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