quote:Thank you for this phrase. It is very helpful to me.
while I sit gleefully on the sidelines
If the Chinese Repo men don't step over here andby some show of force take what we owe them
quote:Go ahead, drink some more kool-aid and to your heart's content.
You mean the country's whose naval power consists of one retrofitted Ukrainian aircraft carrier?
f the Chinese Repo men don't step over here and by some show of force take what we owe them, then the remaining post-collapse government will be forced of necessity to declare a real state of emergency. And guess who loses in that prospect? All of us - everybody - our rights will be gone and our money will be worthless. And what has looked bad so far will in hindsight become the good old days.
just laughing at your assertion that China could somehow invade the mainland United States.
That's a completely different story than a Red invasion.
step over here and by some show of force take what we owe them
quote:What I was thinking about was more like using their considerable economic leverage to basically take over a shattered US economy. To the point that where nothing that was ours would remain ours. Imagine a General Motors with its corporate and operational headquarters in Beijing. And maybe Disneyworld owned lock, stock, and barrel by China. And how about all the major U.S. banks? You see what I'm getting at now? Don't need to invade. Just do hostile takeovers. Same result.
your assertion that China could somehow invade the mainland United States.
Go ahead, drink some more kool-aid
quote:Do you? Did I say that the Chinese...
Do you know what a "show of force is"?
quote:No, I didn't say that. My thinking about "show of force" had much more to do with the very strong Chinese economic situation, the very indebted state we are in to them, and the thought that if our economy collapses there would be little economically we could do to prevent them from "stepping over here" economically and basically taking over much or even most major US businesses and industry. Speaking of ignorant - you ever hear of hostile takeovers?
can project a conventional force into the Eastern Pacific--to Hawaii even?