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Sirius7237 Wrote:
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> Warwick Wrote:
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> > Gulf of Tonkin anyone?
> >
> > Warwick
>
> I think there is the potential for that kind of
> provocation. This is for sure intended to poke
> China with a stick in a region it considers in
> it's own interest and they have so far shown
> little inclination to back down when provoked. We
> should be finding ways to negotiate out of arms
> races not stoking them.
>
> This is probably to compensate for the loss of
> face and strategic position in Afghanistan which
> essentially turns over central Asia to hostile
> powers.
>
> I'm not sure it is a well thought out strategy
> though.



But, keep in mind that the US subs that are being sold to Australia are nuclear powered, not nuclear armed, so, I’m having a hard time understanding how this would be regarded as an escalation of an arms race by China.

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France recalls ambassador and cancels 240th anniversary celebrations 362 Sirius7237 19-Sep-21 16:30
Nothing new there 78 Warwick 19-Sep-21 17:01
Re: Nothing new there 90 Sirius7237 21-Sep-21 03:13
Re: Nothing new there 59 OCaptain 21-Sep-21 14:07
Re: Nothing new there 59 Sirius7237 21-Sep-21 14:54
Re: Nothing new there 57 Warwick 21-Sep-21 19:26
Re: Nothing new there 62 OCaptain 21-Sep-21 19:45
Re: Nothing new there 56 Aine 21-Sep-21 21:13
Re: Nothing new there 71 WhoWeird 21-Sep-21 21:57
Re: Nothing new there 56 Warwick 22-Sep-21 17:28
Re: Nothing new there 54 WhoWeird 22-Sep-21 17:42
Re: Nothing new there 54 Warwick 23-Sep-21 16:59
Re: Nothing new there 47 WhoWeird 23-Sep-21 17:02
Re: Nothing new there 60 Warwick 23-Sep-21 17:46
Re: France recalls ambassador and cancels 240th anniversary celebrations 98 WhoWeird 19-Sep-21 17:33
Re: France recalls ambassador and cancels 240th anniversary celebrations 59 Nolondil 21-Sep-21 17:45
Re: France recalls ambassador and cancels 240th anniversary celebrations 63 adequatedane 22-Sep-21 12:28
Re: France recalls ambassador and cancels 240th anniversary celebrations 61 WhoWeird 22-Sep-21 14:08
Re: France recalls ambassador and cancels 240th anniversary celebrations 89 WhoWeird 22-Sep-21 17:14
Re: France recalls ambassador and cancels 240th anniversary celebrations 55 Warwick 23-Sep-21 17:09
Re: France recalls ambassador and cancels 240th anniversary celebrations 50 Sirius7237 24-Sep-21 14:45
Re: France recalls ambassador and cancels 240th anniversary celebrations 56 Aine 24-Sep-21 14:57
Re: France recalls ambassador and cancels 240th anniversary celebrations 47 Sirius7237 24-Sep-21 15:04
Re: France recalls ambassador and cancels 240th anniversary celebrations 54 Aine 24-Sep-21 15:32
Re: France recalls ambassador and cancels 240th anniversary celebrations 50 Sirius7237 25-Sep-21 15:57
Re: France recalls ambassador and cancels 240th anniversary celebrations 63 Nolondil 24-Sep-21 19:29
Re: France recalls ambassador and cancels 240th anniversary celebrations 83 Sirius7237 25-Sep-21 16:02


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