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(Politico)   Ahead of Pelosi's visit China rings the waters around Taiwan with warships doing "missile drills". The US sees their naval intimidation effort, and raises them an Aircraft Carrier   (politico.com) divider line
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2022-08-02 3:20:24 PM  
Maybe they'll put pee pee in her Coke.
 
2022-08-02 3:49:57 PM  
Sure is nice of china to let us get a good look at all their hardware.
The naval intel folks will be very happy!
 
2022-08-02 5:36:41 PM  
Ain't nothing gonna happen.

Too much money at stake, and face it, we're not lucky enough for this timeline to end yet.
 
2022-08-02 7:12:12 PM  
Boys with toys.
 
2022-08-02 7:15:16 PM  

Private_Citizen: Ain't nothing gonna happen.

Too much money at stake, and face it, we're not lucky enough for this timeline to end yet.


A billion and a half people or not, China can't do much outside its immediate region except lob ICBMs, and I'm fairly sure the Western world has them outgunned.  Beyond that, China is not as monolithic as it is projected to be - their totalitarian government is totalitarian in part to force everyone to submit rather than squabble.  Every time information leaks out, we get a little bit more of a hint that they're not all that unlike Russia.  A bit more orderly, a bit smarter about not totally squandering their resources to the point nothing's left.

So... China picks a fight with the sole remaining true superpower and while everyone else gets badly crippled, China ceases to exist.  It's not a good outcome for them.
 
2022-08-02 7:18:28 PM  
Performing misshile drillsh and listening to their rock and roll?
 
2022-08-02 7:19:38 PM  
this is the saving face display so no one really thinks china is ok with a free Taiwan. but we also signed the deal to make a bunch of chips we normally get from there and things must be smoothed and dealt with and china probably knows that.  SO saber rattling to make sure everyone knows the boundary lines.
 
2022-08-02 7:20:51 PM  
Nothing's going to happen.  China lacks the means to do more than grumble about the situation, and everyone knows that, so all this showboating is meaningless.
 
2022-08-02 7:21:04 PM  

ColleenSezWhuut: Performing misshile drillsh and listening to their rock and roll?


Brings a whole new meaning to "One Ping only"
 
2022-08-02 7:22:04 PM  
We are economically symbiotic.

This is epically symbolic.
 
2022-08-02 7:23:55 PM  
This is not the week to test Dark Brandon
 
2022-08-02 7:23:59 PM  
She only went to Taiwan to make sure her Asus/Foxconn calls finished green.
 
2022-08-02 7:24:32 PM  

Private_Citizen: Ain't nothing gonna happen.

Too much money at stake, and face it, we're not lucky enough for this timeline to end yet.


A good, rigorous nuclear war might be the best thing for humanity.
By getting rid of 2/3 or more of the population, and filling the stratosphere with dust for a couple of decades, we might just avert the climate crisis.
 
2022-08-02 7:24:42 PM  
Making Pelosi's trip an Event was a dumb move on China's part.

If the US backed down, then China would start restricting ALL access to Taiwan, and the US would never let that happen. So China brought on a chest thumping competition they can't possibly win. Stupid.
 
2022-08-02 7:24:45 PM  
It remindsh me of the heady daysh of Shputnik and Yuri Gagarin...
 
2022-08-02 7:26:20 PM  

puffy999: Maybe they'll put pee pee in her Coke.


They're Chinese, not republican judicial nominees.
 
2022-08-02 7:27:13 PM  

FrancoFile: ColleenSezWhuut: Performing misshile drillsh and listening to their rock and roll?

Brings a whole new meaning to "One Ping only"


No it doesn't.
 
2022-08-02 7:27:21 PM  
Surface ships are basically just targets for missiles. Very costly ones, but I'd be more worried about the subs, which China is not known for.
 
2022-08-02 7:31:00 PM  

leviosaurus: Making Pelosi's trip an Event was a dumb move on China's part.



Dumb people like me might never have noticed anything had they kept their traps shut and not gone full Streisand.
 
2022-08-02 7:32:21 PM  
I am a bit disappointed in the lack of "Hey TFG, who's standing up to China now?" from the current admin.
 
2022-08-02 7:33:51 PM  
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2022-08-02 7:34:03 PM  
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2022-08-02 7:34:13 PM  
I really get off on Bullies whining about  being bullied
 
2022-08-02 7:34:21 PM  
 
2022-08-02 7:35:27 PM  

maxheck: Surface ships are basically just targets for missiles. Very costly ones, but I'd be more worried about the subs, which China is not known for.


I know a country which is known for its submarine fleet.  I guaran-damn-tee it has at least one in range of the Chinese armada.  At *least* one and it probably didn't have to travel far.
 
2022-08-02 7:35:35 PM  

FrancoFile: ColleenSezWhuut: Performing misshile drillsh and listening to their rock and roll?

Brings a whole new meaning to "One Ping only"


I asshore you theresh more than one Ping
 
2022-08-02 7:35:50 PM  
If we really cared about Taiwan we would recognize them as a sovereign state and tell the PRC to go fark themselves.
 
2022-08-02 7:37:24 PM  

iheartscotch: It remindsh me of the heady daysh of Shputnik and Yuri Gagarin...


Yes, The first man in space.
 
2022-08-02 7:39:02 PM  

Murkanen: Nothing's going to happen.  China lacks the means to do more than grumble about the situation, and everyone knows that, so all this showboating is meaningless.


If anything it's made China look weak since they made idle threats.
 
2022-08-02 7:40:11 PM  
Just use a nuke on china.  Show them what true power is.  Give them the blessing of atomic fusion power.
 
2022-08-02 7:41:04 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: If we really cared about Taiwan we would recognize them as a sovereign state and tell the PRC to go fark themselves.


"If we really cared about Taiwan we'd put it in extreme danger of becoming a battlefield"
 
2022-08-02 7:41:46 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: If we really cared about Taiwan we would recognize them as a sovereign state and tell the PRC to go fark themselves.


The US should annex taiwan and make them a state. That would rock Xi's world.  He might have to crawl into a honey pot to soothe his fears.
 
2022-08-02 7:43:12 PM  

theotherlondon: iheartscotch: It remindsh me of the heady daysh of Shputnik and Yuri Gagarin...

Yes, The first man in space.


Dude, we're all in space. It's where I keep my stuff.
 
2022-08-02 7:46:47 PM  
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2022-08-02 7:53:56 PM  
What, exactly, is the point of this expensive dick measuring contest?
 
2022-08-02 7:54:00 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: If we really cared about Taiwan we would recognize them as a sovereign state and tell the PRC to go fark themselves.


Have you asked the Taiwanese what they want?

It's a bit complicated.
 
2022-08-02 7:54:39 PM  
The "targeted military operations" are designed to "safeguard national sovereignty" in response to Pelosi's visit

That sure is a lot of dick waving in response to one old lady...
I wonder how much ground rhino horn was snorted and if it was washed down with tiger penis tea for good measure.
 
2022-08-02 7:56:18 PM  
Is there where the "I'm a liberal but think supporting human rights is just a bridge too far" Centrists are posting?
 
2022-08-02 7:56:34 PM  
hey, whatever's expensive and pointless guys.
 
2022-08-02 7:57:49 PM  

jso2897: Private_Citizen: Ain't nothing gonna happen.

Too much money at stake, and face it, we're not lucky enough for this timeline to end yet.

A good, rigorous nuclear war might be the best thing for humanity.
By getting rid of 2/3 or more of the population, and filling the stratosphere with dust for a couple of decades, we might just avert the climate crisis.


You first
 
2022-08-02 7:58:03 PM  
Why on earth did Xi even start this nonsense? If Chinese media hadn't started with the belligerent crap none of this would have been a big deal.
 
2022-08-02 7:59:37 PM  

feltrider: What, exactly, is the point of this expensive dick measuring contest?


Chinese colonialism flexing muscles in the middle of an internal economic disaster.

American arrogance thinking it has global autonomy in doing as it pleases when it pleases.
 
2022-08-02 8:00:35 PM  

thatboyoverthere: jso2897: Private_Citizen: Ain't nothing gonna happen.

Too much money at stake, and face it, we're not lucky enough for this timeline to end yet.

A good, rigorous nuclear war might be the best thing for humanity.
By getting rid of 2/3 or more of the population, and filling the stratosphere with dust for a couple of decades, we might just avert the climate crisis.

You first


You're coming with me.
 
2022-08-02 8:02:17 PM  

Night Train to Wakanda: feltrider: What, exactly, is the point of this expensive dick measuring contest?

Chinese colonialism flexing muscles in the middle of an internal economic disaster.

American arrogance thinking it has global autonomy in doing as it pleases when it pleases.


Shut up you authoritarian bootlicker
 
2022-08-02 8:03:38 PM  

zeroman987: Night Train to Wakanda: feltrider: What, exactly, is the point of this expensive dick measuring contest?

Chinese colonialism flexing muscles in the middle of an internal economic disaster.

American arrogance thinking it has global autonomy in doing as it pleases when it pleases.

Shut up you authoritarian bootlicker


Now post the sick man of Asia memes.
 
2022-08-02 8:06:43 PM  
You know? fark China.
We are going to "The World of Moulding" and we do not care who you threaten Xi, you cannot stop us.
The new triple glazed windows will be trimmed out or my wife will nuke you Chinarah.

Have to put things in perspective.
 
2022-08-02 8:08:00 PM  
China is looking like a clown, or Pooh.  Whatevs.  You are second rate at best and you know it.

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2022-08-02 8:09:22 PM  
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2022-08-02 8:09:39 PM  

ChubbyTiger: Why on earth did Xi even start this nonsense? If Chinese media hadn't started with the belligerent crap none of this would have been a big deal.


What is "Tripping on His Dick"?    If he doesn't do something he loses face, if he does something he gets farked up.  Dumbass shoulda known it wasn't a winnable proposition and not made it a Big Deal, but here we are.
 
2022-08-02 8:11:33 PM  

Murkanen: Nothing's going to happen.  China lacks the means to do more than grumble about the situation, and everyone knows that, so all this showboating is meaningless.


Lacks the means? Wut? They are the only superpower to challenge the West.
 
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