Three ways China and the U.S. could go to war

Beijing and Washington are each laying down redlines in the South China Sea, making the upholding of their claims a priority. In this, they are maneuvering themselves into a potential conflict. There are three real-world scenarios under which it could happen

After years of being a focus of interest for specialists, the South China Sea is now getting major attention from the media. The latest is a CNN report that a US Navy P-8 surveillance plane was warned away from some of China’s manmade islands in the Spratly Island chain by the Chinese Navy.

Beijing has not yet declared a formal air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea, unlike the one it established over part of the East China Sea in 2013, nor could it today enforce such a zone effectively with its current fighters.

  • eMan14

    Obama’s red lines are not exactly written in stone. In fact the red line in water may be more accurate… and fluid.

    • Obama will sell out America’s Asian allies, count on it.

  • Obama will not stand in China’s way.

    This is why there must be a new pan-Asian alliance against China.

    • The China, Obama, Islam Axis Of Evil.

    • MRHapla

      turning tail and bending over doesn’t count, either

      • It’s not really in the thick of things, is it?

        • MRHapla

          nope, but then the Dear Leader Kenyan Khoomster Obozo, First/Last of His Name, is rather thin soup,,,,,,,,

  • soofie

    There’s a problem. We’re in bed with China. (Australia) China now owns everything including our farms.

    Even though we’re allies, I am not sure if the Labor party (if elected would assist the USA) Our labor party are socialist twats.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Debts get erased by the victor.

      • Xavier

        Countries at war don’t pay belligerents; payments to China would be instantly cut off.

        Well, unless Obama wanted the U.S. to finance its own destruction – which wouldn’t be surprising.

  • simus1

    Read “The Art of War”.
    China’s strategy in the South China Sea is a distraction to both its enemies and its own population if and when needed. Then there are all those potential oilfields to sweeten the pot.

  • simus1

    The Chinese must be going nuts trying to decide if they should invade Taiwan before Emperor Barry bows out or should they wait for the Dowager Empress Hillitary vs some RINO Guy tag team result.

  • MRHapla

    “never get into a land war in Asia,,” fine Air/Space and Sea it is,,

  • MRHapla

    Obozo could launch a preemptive, unconditional surrender,,,,,,to some Sino-Islamo Axis of BS,,,,,,