From RT Telegram channel and going viral very fast:
Chinese Army Posts “Ready For War” Message
The official account of the 80th Army of the People’s Liberation Army of China posted “备战!”, which means “Get ready for war” on its official Weibo account on Friday. The post received over 300,000 likes within 12 hours.
It comes amidst heightened speculation that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may visit Taiwan despite warnings from Beijing not to meddle in One China affairs, and the 95th anniversary of the PLA’s founding on August 1.
China aun tiene reservas en Dlls de mas de 900,000 millones de dlls. Estas podrian ser confiscadas.
Google-translate from mod:
China still has reservations in DLLs of more than 900,000 million DLLs. These could be confiscated.
Nothing will happen of course it just pure blackmail for China abandonning Russia(oil cap, sanctions), nothing else.
You know, if her plane disappeared in a huge, possibly unexplained fireball, up to 3 people in the US might be upset. Certainly the drunken dumbass that is her husband would be most disappointed to lose access to all that highly profitable inside information.
President Xi Jinping’s ‘face’ and power within China’s society is on the line.
Pelosi landing in Taiwan will have to be balanced by some ‘loss’ on the US side of the ledger.
These are absolutes.
As is usual, if an unwanted aircraft wanders in to another country’s airspace, a fighter jet or 2 to escort the offender out may be the scenario.
If nothing else, China is exposing these racist colonialist Fs for what they are.
To me this is very simple. If Nancy Pelosi can go to Taiwan and return with nothing happening, then China’s One China policy is dust, ended, over. So, for China the only question is, do we fight now or later. And it looks like China has decided that now is as good a time as later. Giving up on One China is not even an option.
The US may get away with this visit from the Speaker of the House. But, it will be the high point of US-Taiwan relations.
China will end this possible separatist move swiftly thereafter. The military calculus is tens of thousands of dead on both sides, but it won’t matter to Beijing. They cannot allow the ROC to break away. An independent nation called ROC/Taiwan is an existential threat.
Mao was willing to lose for North Korea:
Killed in Action = 110,400
Died of Wounds = 21,600
Died of Sickness = 13,000
Captured & missing = 25,600
Wounded = 260,000
It is clear the Chinese will take losses of 100,000 to recapture Taiwan as part of China.
The Taiwanese military may hide and fight from mountain caves, but the Taipei government will be changed and the administration of the Taiwanese society will be CCP directed.
The PLA will conduct a SMO-style slow, steady destruction of all ROC military.
The violation of the US-China agreement 1972, Shanghai Communique, that has been in place and the basis for all diplomatic, economic and security relations will be clearly seen as the US crime.
Then, the de facto will become the de jure, and Taiwan’s relative independence will be a memory.
The blood will be traced back to this histrionic “show of strength” by the Pelosi gambit.
If I have learned anything in life, it is to expect the unexpected. Things seldom go according to script. I believe Taiwan has some surprises in store for the Reds across the straight. Who’s to say they don’t already have tactical nukes? I would be surprised and shocked that a nation as sophisticated and technologically advanced as Taiwan did not have technology that is now close to eighty years old.
The power of having nuclear weapons is as a deterrent. Keeping it a secret is useless. That’s the history of nuclear weapons.
And of course, saying ‘tactical nukes’ is like ‘secret sauce’. It is meaningless. If Taiwan used a nuke, China would obliterate Taiwan with strategic nukes.
You don’t stop a giant with a pea shooter.
The reality of force structures, coming back to conventional weapons, is that the PLA will overwhelm Taiwan in a very costly battle. The government of Mrs. Tsai will be eliminated and a new regime will be installed.
The outcome is known. The only question is will the US push Taiwan as they pushed Ukraine into a war it cannot win?
There was a better path to a better relationship but Mrs. Tsai is a fanatic and the US has been fanatical since 1949 over preventing China from taking its rightful claims over the Daiyou Islands, Taiwan and the South China Sea zones.
Now, we seem to have only one direction to settle this claim. War. No realist doubts the outcome.
Truly, it will be a very tragic outcome for the good people of Taiwan. But ideology overtook common sense when Mrs. Tsai won the Presidency.
First, and that is the point,Taiwan is not a nation. Second, most of the people there don’t want anything to do with the “separatists” who are paid by uncle sam. Third, all the taiwanese have relatives in mainland China and no one , except the usa , wants a bloodbath. Fourth, there’s no such thing as “tactical” nukes because once you use a nuke against a nuclear power it’s alright war and destruction, nothing “tactical” about that…
Looking at a map is all you need to do to debunk the bs on the “independence” of Taiwan.
Let Texas, California, Porto Rico, Hawaï and Alaska secede first before mentioning Taiwan.
Not fully verified, but…
It’s probably nothing.
But Pelosi is broomsticking it across the Pacific right now.
And the Chinese are target practicing.
(From a nobody on twitter:)
>In Pingtan, Fujian, the Chinese military is exercising with live ammunition to warn the US and Taiwan.
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🇺🇲⚡Pelosi is now en route to Asia
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🇺🇲🇨🇳🇹🇼 The plane with Nancy Pelosi landed at Honolulu Airport (Hawaii) for refueling.
According to “multiple sources” (gotta love when Western media use that term!!!) As of ~11:30EST the Biden regime has ordered FlightRadar24 to stop tracking Pelosi’s plane. The flight history has been erased.
Or………the CCP will cut a deal to re unite with their old enemies KMT Party ( who also despise Taiwan’s ruling DPP ) which is more pro-Independence while the former has always favored reunification.
Even look at the recent propaganda like 2020’s “800” where the CCP made an epic war film with their Chinese Civil War enemies as heroes fighting against Japan in the Battle of Shanghai. The DPP banned this film in Taiwan, BTW.
Tells me this is the CCP’s peace offering to their past enemies and a request for unification and a final end to the Chinese Civil War after they have deposed Taiwan’s current rulers and sent us packing.
Why the US Protects Taiwan
its already in the process of cancellation – her visit I mean
“I was a mere lad when I first lost my military supremacy.”
It’s Friday night at Andrei Martyanov’s site.
The US thinking may be that it’s better to provoke a war now, when the US still has massive military superiority, than have a war 10 years from now, when China’s economy will be much bigger than the US economy and its military comparable with the US military.
The possibility that countries might live in peace does not seem to have occurred to US policymakers. Or maybe they think that would be unAmerican.
Except for the fact that even now, in every war game that the US plays, China always wins. But they’re delusional, so they may just try their luck. And get their a** handed to them. As Russia is doing to Nato in Ukraine.
History tell us that you never win a battle if it is not in your own turf. Alexander the great, the Roman, Vietnam, Korea….etc
The Taiwanese are some of the world’s biggest wussies. This would be a walkover for the CCP.
Ok, now it’s getting funny:
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🇨🇭🇨🇳 The head of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Marie-Gabriel Inaichen-Fleisch, said that in the event of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, sanctions would be imposed against China that would be tougher than those taken against Russia in connection with the military operation in Ukraine 😂
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🇨🇳 The beginning of the sudden exercises of the People’s Liberation Army of China. Takeoff of combat helicopters Harbin Z-19 of the 72nd Army Aviation Brigade of the PLA Eastern Combat Command Zone (operational zone – Taiwan and the Taiwan Strait). Fujian Province. July 30, 2022.
Here is the official wording by the Swiss Embassy in London, in relation to Russia >
Latest news from Swiss Embassy July 2022
Swiss Ambassador to UK
“Dear compatriots and friends,
The first part of this year also saw Switzerland being elected for the first time in its history as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2023-2024. We prepared Switzerland’s candidature with several events at the Embassy focusing on different key themes that each highlighted Switzerland’s international commitment to peace and security – a key priority as a first-time member of the UN Security Council.
However, it would be remiss of me not to mention that this year has also brought the return of conflict to European soil with Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine. Switzerland reacted promptly to the situation by reaffirming solidarity with Ukraine, delivering relief supplies to support refugees and adopting the EU sanctions against Russia in response to their violations of international law. The President of the Swiss Confederation, Ignazio Cassis, had an article published online in The Times explaining Switzerland’s response to the situation in relation to our position as a neutral country.”
IMO: not a particularly ‘Neutral’ position to take, but does this surprise when the Bank for International Settlements sits in Basle?
A bully keeps advancing until you knock teeth out or carve Zs on the chest of the fool. Iran knocked a couple out when they killed Gen. Soleimani. Russia’s SMO is knocking the very overflowing diapers off. That leaves China. They need to dispel the dated racist notions of being effete punching bags fit only for commercial activity. Leave Pokemon to the Japanese and show the dragon inside. There is a new normal and any attempt at loss of face needs a proper response: to rearrange the very facial bone map of the senile retards. It doesn’t need to be wholly kinetic. Denial of airspace/sea with drone swarms (or unmapped mountains for subs), forced landings like like the 2001 Hainan Island incident, etc.. China enjoys escalation dominance on its borders as does Russia at the Ukraine and Iran at Syraq.. something assymetric yet emphatic and painful on the PR can be created, to open a new physical pain dial on the Pacific. Embarrassment for embarrassment that results in wailing and gnashing of dentures.. They already started by closing the Taiwan straits with a live-fire exercise.
Target practice in the Taiwan Strait:
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This may not be the correct thread to post this, but i think it merits the interest of the readers here.
As everyone’s dog knows, the Russian Federation (and Belarus) have been subject to endless sanctions, often bordering on the absurd and idiotic. Here I want to focus on chess.
Yes, that’s right, chess. Russia and Belarus have been prohibited from participating in the current, ongoing Chess Olympiad 0f 2022 in Chennai, India. This prohibition, as well as moving the event from Russia to India, was the result of the decision of the governing body of chess – FIDE – under IOC direction/approval.
Now I should just add that individual players in the Russian and Belarus Federations can still play under the “neutral” FIDE flag (such as GM Ian Nepomniachtchi in the recent Candidates event) although some, like Crimean GM Sergey Karjakin, were sanctioned anyway. In Karjakin’s case, FIDE sanctioned him for supporting the Russian SMO. So much for FIDE’s alleged desire to stay away from politics and merely promote chess where everyone is welcome.
Anyway, what I find somewhat interesting here is that China is not under sanctions as the Russian Federation is. And yet, despite being a strong favourite to at least win a medal in the event (China has won Gold twice in recent memory) , China is not participating.
Why not? Other than a rare nod to acknowledging the obvious in the absence of the Chinese team (mostly wrt the US and Indian teams which now stand a much better chance at winning outright) , not a word can i find in the chess press about this issue. It is rather like a conspiracy of silence; no one says anything.
Now I should add that FIDE’s hypocrisy was already on display before the Russian SMO. The Iranian team has been put under extreme scrutiny when it comes to their players vs Israeli players. FIDE wants to punish the Iranians for boycotting Israel and this issue has been a kind of stick to beat Iran with … to the obvious glee of the usual belligerent suspects such as the US and its satellites. It’s even become a kind of crowbar to separate Iranian players from their team. So any country that boycotts for un-approved reasons could be in danger from the sporting bureaucracy. OTOH, of course, boycotting Russia is a kind of cancel culture badge of honour.
Anyway, I hope all this is not “clear as mud”. What I want to know is … why is China not playing? Is there some simple reason that I’m missing? Is it an unofficial/unspoken boycott, perhaps in support of the Russian Federation?
The silence is deafening.
OK, posted on MF cafe. Thx for notice.
US military jet with Pelosi on it was allowed to land safely in Taiwan:
It is true we need to wait for all of the facts to come out, but so far this is a MAJOR humiliation for Beijing! IMO Xi Jinping can still salvage some face by:
*Launching a ballistic missile attack on Pelosi & crew’s hotel
*SOF arresting Pelosi
*Destroying a few US ships and/or aircraft
Even Ramzan Kadyrov said it at 21:50CST : “In 15 minutes we’ll see who the ‘Great Power’ is-USA or China?”
The U.S. sponsors more terrorism than any other state. It has a very effective propaganda campaign to deceive its own citizens. And its military-economic control over western Europe enables it to do anything it wants to, overriding the interests of the Europeans themselves. Currently, its main aim is to destroy Russia in order to take all of its natural resources, thereby staving off the increasing debility of the U.S. itself. The present, insane provocation against China, with Speaker Pelosi‘s arrival in Taiwan, is designed to confirm the Deep State‘s grip on the mind of the largely ignorant American electorate.
One of these days, the megalomaniacs of Washington may find that the fire they are playing with is nuclear.