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Friday, July 15, 2005

Bring It On...

Well, since I'm in a "kill them all and let God sort them out" mood anyway, I might as well tackle this topic:

China is prepared to use nuclear weapons against the US if it is attacked by Washington during a confrontation over Taiwan, a Chinese general said on Thursday.

“If the Americans draw their missiles and position-guided ammunition on to the target zone on China's territory, I think we will have to respond with nuclear weapons,” said General Zhu Chenghu.

Gen Zhu was speaking at a function for foreign journalists organised, in part, by the Chinese government. He added that China's definition of its territory included warships and aircraft.

So...let me get this straight: if the US uses "position-guided munitions" (by which I assume he means, "precision guided munitions") against its ships and planes crossing the straights of Formosa, the PRC would use nukes in retaliation.

I have only three short words in response:




Do you fell lucky, General Zhipperhead? I hope so, because the moment you try this, Osama will be saying to his buds, like the US pilot Col Andy Tanner to "Jed" in Red Dawn:

[Jed:] "Well, who is on our side?"
[Tanner:] "Six hundred million screamin' Chinamen"
[Jed:] Last I heard, there were a billion screamin' Chinamen."
[Tanner, throwing his cup of moonshine on the campfire and causing a huge flame-up]: "There were."

Once again we learn the lesson: weakness in the face of evil engenders more evil. China would not be making bellicose pronouncements of this sort if our own fifth column at home would shut up and the US and its allies would present a united front against islamic terror. Sooner or later, we will be forced to make our enemies here at home shut up....


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