Still, optimists note, we have an incredible military and maybe Taiwan could be saved by just a few quick encounters. The doubters say we have not kept the military up-to-date with more long-range missiles and ships, and point out that nuke-happy, cyber-nifty, satellite-crafty China has hypersonic missiles that our missile defense system can’t thwart. Returning to the favorable outlook, we would be fighting alongside Taiwan with help from Japan, Australia, South Korea and New Zealand. A major bonus is that NATO has come to realize Asian dangers and Western slippage and might sign up.
It might not work as an alternative to war at this point, but what seems to me essential in a future without China in charge of everything is that the United States and the best of the rest undo their dependence on this second richest country in the world as it breaks just about every rule out there to further its own interests.
Decent nations have to stand together to make international organizations, banks, businesses and other nations stop the pillage, the violence, the destruction and sometimes downright evil tearing the international good to pieces and robbing the future of our noblest aspirations.
Consider China stealing several hundred billion dollars of our technology and intellectual property every year. President Barack Obama sadly gave crafty China a place on his Iran-deal panel with his lack of wisdom revealed by China now receiving oil as it invests $400 billion in Iran over 25 years. Along with such peace dividends as infrastructure, Iran is receiving help in creating new weaponry, spying and getting troops ready for combat.
To prove their ethical rot, Chinese leaders are killing and incarcerating Chinese Muslims, a human rights violation. Remember the flattening of Hong Kong? China is also supporting the deadly fentanyl producers inside the country who send their product to Mexican cartels crossing into the United States to help kill 100,000 American drug users a year.
The list goes on but determination with heart can maybe help end the abuses and save Taiwan as the first in a series of collapses without the Chinese people themselves being victims, too.