Taiwan, You’re on Your Own with China
What is it with small countries egging large countries on toward war?
Israel in the Middle East
Ukraine between the U.S. and Russia
Afghanistan against (oh no, that one was our aggression)
And now Taiwan poking China in the eye
I’m tired as hell of all this confrontation
Perhaps you are as well, but there’s only so much any of us can keep track of as the world slowly disintegrates. I’ve written about Taiwan before, as recently as three months ago. But that was before China escalated flyovers in Taiwanese airspace and photos surfaced of Taiwan making military preparations.
Are they nuts?
A military confrontation between China and Taiwan would last about 18 minutes unless the U.S. comes to the rescue. Even then it would take only about a quarter of an hour, but America and China would be in a face-saving chess game that serves no one’s purposes.
I know about chess. I regularly lose to my neighbor. But my aim is to give him a good game and there is no good game in war games.