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China’s Army posts “Preparing for war!”

  • 30-07-2022 12:01pm
    Registered Users Posts: 27,467 ✭✭✭✭ drunkmonkey

    "Preparing for war!" This short social media post by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) 80th Group Army generated over 300,000 thumbs-up in 12 hours on Friday, amid high morale among Chinese soldiers ahead of the 95th anniversary of the founding of the PLA and escalating tensions across the Taiwan Straits. 

    Nothing unusual there Army's are always preparing for war but China has warned that Pelosi going to Taiwan is going to cause big trouble.

    So what does she do...

    This might not end well.



  • Registered Users Posts: 261 ✭✭ Adversarial

    Currently unverified so believe it if you wish apparently China has just closed the Taiwan straight and are in the process of conducting live fire exercises in the region.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 27,467 ✭✭✭✭ drunkmonkey

    She seems to have stopped off in Honolulu, good old Nancy never waste an opportunity. She must have got wind of the Chinese media asking for the plane to be shot down.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,888 ✭✭✭ herdquitter

    Neoliberals went out with Dubya.

    There's no reason for Pelosi not to visit Taiwan. If Taiwan wanted to be part of communist China they could have a free vote to join them. Clearly they don't wish so, understandably. Those wanting war over Pelosi's visit are on the mainland, and their useful idiots elsewhere.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 65,256 ✭✭✭✭ Overheal

    Sure, their constituency might have no care for 'freedom of speech' they may only care about their own interests.

  • Registered Users Posts: 261 ✭✭ Adversarial

    I read that apparently Flight Radar 24 have blocked people from following her flight if this is true and you want to follow the progress of her aircraft then ADSB exchange claim they don't block or filter flight's.

  • Registered Users Posts: 65,256 ✭✭✭✭ Overheal

    I could see why that might be a bit of a security risk

  • Registered Users Posts: 515 ✭✭✭ TheTruth89

    ah yes bend the knee every time a dictatorship wills it definitely gonna end well. Appeasement is always a great idea!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,163 ✭✭✭ beachhead

    Not an unusual broadcast.The chinese navy is constantly threatening the Philippines and Vietnam claiming "rights" to the sea and territories in the area.Good to see the usual apologists lining up here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,666 ✭✭✭✭

    All China does is steal and try to knock off everyone else's ideas and tech. They invent and create nothing themselves. Which is why they are, and will always be, light years behind the United States militarily, and they know it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,666 ✭✭✭✭

    Another neanderthal regime threatening a smaller democratic neighbour

    According to Sabina Higgins surrender talks should begin immediately.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,435 ✭✭✭ CQD

    Tbh I've a feeling the US is aiming for a war/ complete breakdown in relations so they can default on their debt..

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,371 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC

    He is a Good President. Certainly compared to the clown that came before him.

    Nancy Polosi is a great Woman. I hope she does visit Taiwan.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,519 ✭✭✭ Fiery mutant

    You believe two nations leaders having a meeting is appeasement, yet cowering down to the demands of a bully is not?

    We should defend our way of life to an extent that any attempt on it is crushed, so that any adversary will never make such an attempt in the future.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,944 ✭✭✭ Thinkingaboutit

    Silly Chicom stuff. They're utterly dependent on imported food and energy and the PLA navy remains subpar. Russia is self reliant for food and energy although their navy is increasingly marginal. Republic of China-Taiwan has been preparing for invasion for 70 years. Their military record is abysmal, maybe taking a glacier from India but suffering enormous casualties against Vietnam in border confrontations in the 80s. Their little emperor soldiers from one child families are not up to much. Large PRC companies like Huawei follow US sanctions on Russia for obvious reasons. This is just the shrill sabre rattling they love to indulge in.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭ Corben Dallas

    Pelosi will def visit Taiwan, she has made it a mission to do this before she leaves office.

    The West has had enough pandering to the rantings of Putin and Xi. On Ukraine they say China is watching with interest re. Taiwan, we have not been found wanting. The pasting the Russian army has received by determined Ukrainians defending their homeland (Russia has already given up on taking Kiev and are trying to salvage something they can call a win in the Donbas) will hopefully have China thinking twice about pulling something in Taiwan.

    They would get a swift kick up the ass if Taiwan homelanders and a few US Carrier fleets respond to Chinese aggression. The Chinese can probably count on Australia and all of South East Asia get involved against them as well.

    Its probably time to abandon the One China policy, because this face saving mechanism afforded to them, they seem to think they and claim territory all the way to the disputed Paracel islands, the Spratly islands(< China has no legitimate claim to these) and all the way up to the shores of Australia.

  • Registered Users Posts: 515 ✭✭✭ TheTruth89

    So what your saying with that is they should just appease all then since they ve done it with the Saudis?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,179 ✭✭✭ Markus Antonius

    I really hope this is tongue in cheek... 4 of the most peaceful years with Trump at the helm, yet you are hungry for war and ready to blame him for it!

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