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2021-11-29 10:11:09 PM  
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2021-11-30 3:27:27 AM  
Let  them tire themselves out.
 
2021-11-30 3:34:37 AM  
Meh, Israel did a better job of owning this airport out from under their noses.
 
2021-11-30 3:40:35 AM  
China owns a nice chunk of US real estate as well.   Again ... not news.
 
2021-11-30 3:42:45 AM  
Uganda has always been part of China.
 
2021-11-30 3:43:45 AM  
It would be horrendously callous to call it Schadenfreude, considering our horrible mistreatment of the continent (I'm talking mainly Europeans here), but the way threw themselves in the arms of China, while giving the finger to former colonal powers, was very shortsighted. Everybody could tell the Chinese would rape the continent right from the start.
 
2021-11-30 4:01:16 AM  
Did they free the hostages or fix the cable?
 
2021-11-30 4:12:50 AM  
Uganda be kidding me!
 
2021-11-30 4:15:26 AM  
At the end of that statement they say they're still in a seven year grace period where they pay only interest and they haven't yet defaulted on that. They're farked.
 
2021-11-30 4:17:36 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Uganda be kidding me!


Uganda puns should not be allowed. By that Amin they are in poor taste.
 
2021-11-30 4:20:26 AM  
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Did the Ugandans really think this would turn out any other way?
 
2021-11-30 4:23:03 AM  

padraig: It would be horrendously callous to call it Schadenfreude, considering our horrible mistreatment of the continent (I'm talking mainly Europeans here), but the way threw themselves in the arms of China, while giving the finger to former colonal powers, was very shortsighted. Everybody could tell the Chinese would rape the continent right from the start.


They are going to get the sloppy sec...third...they are going to be the end of the train that the Europeans have ran on the place then. They will find out that it is uncontrollable by force and suffers from serious stability issues since raw resources there can easily be traded by governments and terrorists for weapons on the underground market, or by contacting the nearest Russian consulate or business owner. You are looking at a place that has issues as complex, ingrained, and manipulated as the middle east, but without the massive oil wealth and harder to extract, but still valuable resources.

Personally, I think what will really break them is trying to build near and in Afghanistan. The geography there is hell to control by any means and there are so many groups there and in neighboring regions with separate identities, values, and grudges that you can't unite it even. China has to run part of their Belt and Roadway project right along the boarder and China would also like to have access to Afghanistan's resources (maybe shoot for a puppet government, but let's not be dreaming here). They are going to make one or more of the groups in that area angry with them and the boarder the route is next to is full of hills, forest, and low lying mountains with no roads, with parts of it just a hop over to get up into the really nasty parts of the terrain for when you withdraw back to base or when pushed out.

The Chinese will try brutal military tactics in retaliation, bringing more fighters to the other side and leading them into the killing grounds that make up large parts of the country. The guerilla fighters want you to follow them into the back country. They will poke you till you follow them up where ambushes are easy, there is no access that isn't by helicopter or on foot. The villagers can't be trusted in many villages and there are no basic resources, like drinking water, so you have to bring in supplies for everything.
 
2021-11-30 4:29:22 AM  

NephilimNexus: [Fark user image image 602x305]

Did the Ugandans really think this would turn out any other way?


Did we?
 
2021-11-30 4:50:21 AM  
If China were to absorb Uganda it would probably be the best thing to happen to the average Ugandan in the history of the nation as far as standard of living is concerned.
 
2021-11-30 5:03:52 AM  
China is economically colonizing Africa and are doing a really good job at it. The short sightedness of African leaders is going to bit them in the ass when China comes to collect.
 
2021-11-30 5:22:05 AM  
The recolonization of Africa didn't take long
 
2021-11-30 5:24:14 AM  
Amin the mood for Chinese food.
What Uganda do about it?
 
2021-11-30 5:44:11 AM  

TheJoe03: China is economically colonizing Africa and are doing a really good job at it. The short sightedness of African leaders is going to bit them in the ass when China comes to collect.


Overseas colonies require command of the seas. And a standing army. The US and the Soviets both dropped trillions into these regions back in the 70s and 80s. Only to have scrappers steal plumbing from irrigation systems, and warlords divert concrete shipments to install swimming pools.

Also consider how much debt those countries have to Europe and the rest of the West. China is just the latest mark that is trying to buy the land but completely forgetting there are people living on it.
 
2021-11-30 5:45:03 AM  
Now, what does anyone want to do about it? I vote nothing, but we'll run into all kinds of competing arguments of racism and colonialism with this one, won't we?
 
2021-11-30 6:02:29 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Now, what does anyone want to do about it? I vote nothing, but we'll run into all kinds of competing arguments of racism and colonialism with this one, won't we?


Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia?
 
2021-11-30 6:16:03 AM  

TheJoe03: China is economically colonizing Africa and are doing a really good job at it. The short sightedness of African leaders is going to bit them in the ass when China comes to collect.


This.

Lyn Alden recently had been discussing this. Given our trade deficit, China usually would re loan us back our USD. Now they are becoming a payday lender to African nations and seizing their productive assets/resources when they default. So we get shiatty  Chinese goods we toss in the dumpster, they get hard productive assets.

/They're playing the long game
 
2021-11-30 6:16:28 AM  
Are any of UGANDA make a joke about the name of the country?
 
2021-11-30 6:23:45 AM  
What will this mean for aviation scenes in future Wakaliwood productions?

Ugandan Cinema - CGI at its finest
Youtube 1JABdS-HN5A
 
2021-11-30 6:24:08 AM  
It would Entebbe going to far to request better puns in this thread.
 
2021-11-30 6:35:39 AM  

ghostfacekillahrabbit: At the end of that statement they say they're still in a seven year grace period where they pay only interest and they haven't yet defaulted on that. They're farked.


Nah. They have a coup and nationalize everything in six years. China lacks the power projection to do anything directly, and at the rate they are pissing off the rest of the world, everyone will just shrug.
 
2021-11-30 6:40:53 AM  

AsparagusFTW: TheJoe03: China is economically colonizing Africa and are doing a really good job at it. The short sightedness of African leaders is going to bit them in the ass when China comes to collect.

This.

Lyn Alden recently had been discussing this. Given our trade deficit, China usually would re loan us back our USD. Now they are becoming a payday lender to African nations and seizing their productive assets/resources when they default. So we get shiatty  Chinese goods we toss in the dumpster, they get hard productive assets.

/They're playing the long game


I've been telling Fark that for what?  Eighteen years now?
 
2021-11-30 6:45:46 AM  

dittybopper: AsparagusFTW: TheJoe03: China is economically colonizing Africa and are doing a really good job at it. The short sightedness of African leaders is going to bit them in the ass when China comes to collect.

This.

Lyn Alden recently had been discussing this. Given our trade deficit, China usually would re loan us back our USD. Now they are becoming a payday lender to African nations and seizing their productive assets/resources when they default. So we get shiatty  Chinese goods we toss in the dumpster, they get hard productive assets.

/They're playing the long game

I've been telling Fark that for what?  Eighteen years now?


Ok.
 
2021-11-30 7:25:00 AM  

dittybopper: AsparagusFTW: TheJoe03: China is economically colonizing Africa and are doing a really good job at it. The short sightedness of African leaders is going to bit them in the ass when China comes to collect.

This.

Lyn Alden recently had been discussing this. Given our trade deficit, China usually would re loan us back our USD. Now they are becoming a payday lender to African nations and seizing their productive assets/resources when they default. So we get shiatty  Chinese goods we toss in the dumpster, they get hard productive assets.

/They're playing the long game

I've been telling Fark that for what?  Eighteen years now?


- Long game
- 18 years

Checks out
 
2021-11-30 7:36:17 AM  

CheatCommando: ghostfacekillahrabbit: At the end of that statement they say they're still in a seven year grace period where they pay only interest and they haven't yet defaulted on that. They're farked.

Nah. They have a coup and nationalize everything in six years. China lacks the power projection to do anything directly, and at the rate they are pissing off the rest of the world, everyone will just shrug.


Exactly.  There's nothing they can do about people taking back what is theirs, beyond refusing to give out further loans in the future.
 
2021-11-30 7:37:23 AM  

dittybopper: AsparagusFTW: TheJoe03: China is economically colonizing Africa and are doing a really good job at it. The short sightedness of African leaders is going to bit them in the ass when China comes to collect.

This.

Lyn Alden recently had been discussing this. Given our trade deficit, China usually would re loan us back our USD. Now they are becoming a payday lender to African nations and seizing their productive assets/resources when they default. So we get shiatty  Chinese goods we toss in the dumpster, they get hard productive assets.

/They're playing the long game

I've been telling Fark that for what?  Eighteen years now?


No, too Jewish.
/wasn't China behind darfur?
 
2021-11-30 7:43:58 AM  

RedZoneTuba: Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Uganda be kidding me!

Uganda puns should not be allowed. By that Amin they are in poor taste.


Idi didn't prefer Chinese, said he'd just have to eat another one in a half hour.
 
2021-11-30 7:46:32 AM  
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2021-11-30 7:49:16 AM  

TheJoe03: China is economically colonizing Africa and are doing a really good job at it. The short sightedness of African leaders is going to bit them in the ass when China comes to collect.


The leaders will get overthrown and jailed or killed and the people will install new ones that tell the Chinese government this new government has no deal with them.
 
2021-11-30 7:58:09 AM  

gozar_the_destroyer: padraig: It would be horrendously callous to call it Schadenfreude, considering our horrible mistreatment of the continent (I'm talking mainly Europeans here), but the way threw themselves in the arms of China, while giving the finger to former colonal powers, was very shortsighted. Everybody could tell the Chinese would rape the continent right from the start.

They are going to get the sloppy sec...third...they are going to be the end of the train that the Europeans have ran on the place then. They will find out that it is uncontrollable by force and suffers from serious stability issues since raw resources there can easily be traded by governments and terrorists for weapons on the underground market, or by contacting the nearest Russian consulate or business owner. You are looking at a place that has issues as complex, ingrained, and manipulated as the middle east, but without the massive oil wealth and harder to extract, but still valuable resources.

Personally, I think what will really break them is trying to build near and in Afghanistan. The geography there is hell to control by any means and there are so many groups there and in neighboring regions with separate identities, values, and grudges that you can't unite it even. China has to run part of their Belt and Roadway project right along the boarder and China would also like to have access to Afghanistan's resources (maybe shoot for a puppet government, but let's not be dreaming here). They are going to make one or more of the groups in that area angry with them and the boarder the route is next to is full of hills, forest, and low lying mountains with no roads, with parts of it just a hop over to get up into the really nasty parts of the terrain for when you withdraw back to base or when pushed out.

The Chinese will try brutal military tactics in retaliation, bringing more fighters to the other side and leading them into the killing grounds that make up large parts of the country. The guerilla fighters want you to follow them into the back country. They will poke you till you follow them up where ambushes are easy, there is no access that isn't by helicopter or on foot. The villagers can't be trusted in many villages and there are no basic resources, like drinking water, so you have to bring in supplies for everything.


Has China ever used that approach?
 
2021-11-30 8:00:09 AM  

Resident Muslim: gozar_the_destroyer: padraig: It would be horrendously callous to call it Schadenfreude, considering our horrible mistreatment of the continent (I'm talking mainly Europeans here), but the way threw themselves in the arms of China, while giving the finger to former colonal powers, was very shortsighted. Everybody could tell the Chinese would rape the continent right from the start.

They are going to get the sloppy sec...third...they are going to be the end of the train that the Europeans have ran on the place then. They will find out that it is uncontrollable by force and suffers from serious stability issues since raw resources there can easily be traded by governments and terrorists for weapons on the underground market, or by contacting the nearest Russian consulate or business owner. You are looking at a place that has issues as complex, ingrained, and manipulated as the middle east, but without the massive oil wealth and harder to extract, but still valuable resources.

Personally, I think what will really break them is trying to build near and in Afghanistan. The geography there is hell to control by any means and there are so many groups there and in neighboring regions with separate identities, values, and grudges that you can't unite it even. China has to run part of their Belt and Roadway project right along the boarder and China would also like to have access to Afghanistan's resources (maybe shoot for a puppet government, but let's not be dreaming here). They are going to make one or more of the groups in that area angry with them and the boarder the route is next to is full of hills, forest, and low lying mountains with no roads, with parts of it just a hop over to get up into the really nasty parts of the terrain for when you withdraw back to base or when pushed out.

The Chinese will try brutal military tactics in retaliation, bringing more fighters to the other side and leading them into the killing grounds that make up large parts of the country. The guerilla fighters want you to follow them into the back country. They will poke you till you follow them up where ambushes are easy, there is no access that isn't by helicopter or on foot. The villagers can't be trusted in many villages and there are no basic resources, like drinking water, so you have to bring in supplies for everything.

Has China ever used that approach?


Vietnam after we left. Didn't work out well for them, since they were going against a whole bunch of battle hardened vets.
 
2021-11-30 8:02:43 AM  

Headso: TheJoe03: China is economically colonizing Africa and are doing a really good job at it. The short sightedness of African leaders is going to bit them in the ass when China comes to collect.

The leaders will get overthrown and jailed or killed and the people will install new ones that tell the Chinese government this new government has no deal with them.


That would have to happen in a whole lot of countries. But fair, this could backfire on China, I wouldn't mind that at all.
 
2021-11-30 8:03:10 AM  
For those coming up with "obvious" reasons why this will fail, do you think the Chinese haven't thought of that before?

/you should be worried that it won't
 
2021-11-30 8:05:57 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Uganda be kidding me!


Niger, please...
 
2021-11-30 8:13:47 AM  

Stud Gerbil: China owns a nice chunk of US real estate as well.   Again ... not news.


The Chinese should really walk around wearing gold chains and track suits, unless they really own real estate instead of a large money laundry.
 
2021-11-30 8:56:10 AM  
7'' Iganda - A-Mark Of Slavery - B-Slow Down
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2021-11-30 9:01:39 AM  

gozar_the_destroyer: Personally, I think what will really break them is trying to build near and in Afghanistan. The geography there is hell to control by any means and there are so many groups there and in neighboring regions with separate identities, values, and grudges that you can't unite it even. China has to run part of their Belt and Roadway project right along the boarder and China would also like to have access to Afghanistan's resources (maybe shoot for a puppet government, but let's not be dreaming here). They are going to make one or more of the groups in that area angry with them and the boarder the route is next to is full of hills, forest, and low lying mountains with no roads, with parts of it just a hop over to get up into the really nasty parts of the terrain for when you withdraw back to base or when pushed out.


I won't completely disagree, but the Chinese literally DGAF what the rest of the world thinks. They will kill anyone who opposes them, and that includes ethinic cleansing, and when the world objects they just tell the world to go f**k themselves.
 
2021-11-30 9:11:25 AM  
I'm just glad SOMEONE has control of it.

/not really
 
2021-11-30 9:18:31 AM  
Lol. New player at the table folks, place your bets.

Cute they think they won't hear this:
"They put it on the bill, I tear up the bill. It is very convenient. "

The chinese won't crack down on them nearly as hard as europe did for 2 centuries or so.

Also, the global corporatists are eyeing africa as the new china to exploit for cheap labor, they won't let china fark that up.
 
2021-11-30 9:23:09 AM  

Resident Muslim: For those coming up with "obvious" reasons why this will fail, do you think the Chinese haven't thought of that before?


Being aware of a possible failure outcome doesn't mean that they've actually taken the hard steps to avoid it, or that avoiding it is even possible in the first place. See: nearly every failed plan ever
 
2021-11-30 9:23:25 AM  

inglixthemad: gozar_the_destroyer: Personally, I think what will really break them is trying to build near and in Afghanistan. The geography there is hell to control by any means and there are so many groups there and in neighboring regions with separate identities, values, and grudges that you can't unite it even. China has to run part of their Belt and Roadway project right along the boarder and China would also like to have access to Afghanistan's resources (maybe shoot for a puppet government, but let's not be dreaming here). They are going to make one or more of the groups in that area angry with them and the boarder the route is next to is full of hills, forest, and low lying mountains with no roads, with parts of it just a hop over to get up into the really nasty parts of the terrain for when you withdraw back to base or when pushed out.

I won't completely disagree, but the Chinese literally DGAF what the rest of the world thinks. They will kill anyone who opposes them, and that includes ethinic cleansing, and when the world objects they just tell the world to go f**k themselves.


It's not so easy to ethnically cleanse a place that is not geographically connected or already under the control of the killers.  And while China and Afghanistan do share a boarder, it looks like this (below).  I am not sure who would ethically cleanse who here. 

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-11-30 9:25:45 AM  

Resident Muslim: For those coming up with "obvious" reasons why this will fail, do you think the Chinese haven't thought of that before?

/you should be worried that it won't


Napoleon proved that you shouldn't invade Russia in the winter.

Then Hitler proved it again.

What is the obvious way this succeeds?  China doesn't have a new idea here, it is the same farking idea that every other wannabe empire has had right before farking itself right in the ass.
 
2021-11-30 9:26:46 AM  
China conducts Raid On Entebbe?

Who's the Chinese Charles Bronson?
 
2021-11-30 9:28:39 AM  

asmodeus224: inglixthemad: gozar_the_destroyer: Personally, I think what will really break them is trying to build near and in Afghanistan. The geography there is hell to control by any means and there are so many groups there and in neighboring regions with separate identities, values, and grudges that you can't unite it even. China has to run part of their Belt and Roadway project right along the boarder and China would also like to have access to Afghanistan's resources (maybe shoot for a puppet government, but let's not be dreaming here). They are going to make one or more of the groups in that area angry with them and the boarder the route is next to is full of hills, forest, and low lying mountains with no roads, with parts of it just a hop over to get up into the really nasty parts of the terrain for when you withdraw back to base or when pushed out.

I won't completely disagree, but the Chinese literally DGAF what the rest of the world thinks. They will kill anyone who opposes them, and that includes ethinic cleansing, and when the world objects they just tell the world to go f**k themselves.

It's not so easy to ethnically cleanse a place that is not geographically connected or already under the control of the killers.  And while China and Afghanistan do share a boarder, it looks like this (below).  I am not sure who would ethically cleanse who here. 

[Fark user image 850x480]


Who?

i.makeagif.comView Full Size


They learned their big lesson after Tiananmen Square: They can do anything they want to do and it won't amount to more than a sternly worded response they can ignore...

They will kill everyone/everything in the area if they have to for pacification.
 
2021-11-30 9:39:45 AM  

dittybopper: AsparagusFTW: TheJoe03: China is economically colonizing Africa and are doing a really good job at it. The short sightedness of African leaders is going to bit them in the ass when China comes to collect.

This.

Lyn Alden recently had been discussing this. Given our trade deficit, China usually would re loan us back our USD. Now they are becoming a payday lender to African nations and seizing their productive assets/resources when they default. So we get shiatty  Chinese goods we toss in the dumpster, they get hard productive assets.

/They're playing the long game

I've been telling Fark that for what?  Eighteen years now?


You and everyone else, ditty. You're not some amazing soothsayer in re the China game.
 
2021-11-30 9:55:52 AM  

inglixthemad: asmodeus224: inglixthemad: gozar_the_destroyer: Personally, I think what will really break them is trying to build near and in Afghanistan. The geography there is hell to control by any means and there are so many groups there and in neighboring regions with separate identities, values, and grudges that you can't unite it even. China has to run part of their Belt and Roadway project right along the boarder and China would also like to have access to Afghanistan's resources (maybe shoot for a puppet government, but let's not be dreaming here). They are going to make one or more of the groups in that area angry with them and the boarder the route is next to is full of hills, forest, and low lying mountains with no roads, with parts of it just a hop over to get up into the really nasty parts of the terrain for when you withdraw back to base or when pushed out.

I won't completely disagree, but the Chinese literally DGAF what the rest of the world thinks. They will kill anyone who opposes them, and that includes ethinic cleansing, and when the world objects they just tell the world to go f**k themselves.

It's not so easy to ethnically cleanse a place that is not geographically connected or already under the control of the killers.  And while China and Afghanistan do share a boarder, it looks like this (below).  I am not sure who would ethically cleanse who here. 

[Fark user image 850x480]

Who?

[i.makeagif.com image 400x170] [View Full Size image _x_]

They learned their big lesson after Tiananmen Square: They can do anything they want to do and it won't amount to more than a sternly worded response they can ignore...

They will kill everyone/everything in the area if they have to for pacification.


Easy to do if they already control the area (Tienanmen Square) much more difficult to do across a impassable land border or via long distance air support/supply. 

China isn't' magic.  They have no new ideas or tactics.  They aren't anymore brutal that the Soviets were and they lack the border that the Soviets had with Afghanistan.  Additionally, China lacks the power projection that the US has.  Are they going to nuke Afghanistan into submission?  LOL no.
 
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