[quote=“Tempo Gain”][quote=“bismarck”][quote=“dan2006”]all these “defence” moves are a super waste of money.
No matter how much arms Taiwan buys, which are more than likely US throwaways, it would never keep pace with China… What Taiwan would spend in a year is most likely what China would spend in an hour in weapons… best to put that money to better use instead of inflaming tensions.[/quote]
There is actually some truth in that.[/quote]
Some truth and a major logical flaw. Ask yourself, why would it inflame tensions? China knows it’s not a meaningless waste at all. They would like nothing more than for Taiwan to be a pushover. Just doing enough to make an invasion a question mark will be a huge help in negotiations and helps insure an invasion never happens. Anyone who thinks that Taiwan’s defense posture has nothing to do with the low likelihood of an invasion at the present time is seriously wrong in my opinion.
Even the KMT knows you can’t play the game without any cards in your hand. Taiwan has played the game pretty well for a long time at a reasonable cost and considerable benefit. If you think it’s better to just pack it in and let China control things here fine, but the kind of defeatism dan2006 shows above ignores history and reality.[/quote]
Taiwan can buy as many weapons as it wants, if China wants Taiwan, it will steamroll it in about an hour. (Thats not defeatism, thats reality)
And forget about 20 year old kids trying to defend it.
But it is a moot point, there will be no invasion, just a lot of posturing. In addition, do you really think China wants to “control” Taiwan? They have their hands full in their own land mass at this time.