On Tuesday, January 8, 2013 1:12:03 PM UTC-5, dump...@hotmail.com
> On Tuesday, January 8, 2013 9:46:31 AM UTC-8, David E. Powell wrote:
> > On Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:11:40 PM UTC-5, dump...@hotmail.com
wrote: Snip > China ships off disputed isles in Japan row: > > > http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/China_ships_off_disputed_isles_in_Japan_row_999.html
Hm. They're really keeping up the press. The Chinese ercently made a big movie about their 1895 Naval War with Japan, a lot of talk like "We were robbed" after a football game about it going around in China. (It is on Youtube, I lost the link, some of the battle scenes were well done, with historical liscense. My favorite part of that being heroic Chinese Sailors with cannon shells at ready, drifting powder smoke, and ripped shirts, before anyone had even fired a shot.) I wonder if the movie has something to do with the interest in naval stuff with Japan? (I remember a certain part of Red Storm Rising, what, the Alexander Nevsky reissue in that movie?) > China positioning unmanned J-6 fighters near Taiwan:
> > > > http://alert5.com/2013/01/08/china-positioning-unmanned-j-6-fighters-near-taiwan/
Here's another one for the 50 year old designs thread. MiG-19 variants. Unmanned "first wave horde" to eat a lot of the defense missiles, maybe? Again, like Red Storm Rising with the Russian Kelt Missile drones?
I went back into that original part and corrected some of my atrocious spelling, my apologies for that! I have to lay off multitasking conversations IRL and typing here. The thoughts work out but the typing doesn't!
That's more Dale Brown than Tom Clancy, but yes. An awful lot of motion, and in an awful lot of directions. I just hope it is China making a big show with a plan for future build ups, to rattle the sword a bit, as opposed to them gearing up to do something really hostile. If they do it might be Taiwan or the Phillipines. They seem to be threatening and making noise in the Phillipines, harassing Japan just enough to get their attention, but making their biggest buildup near Taiwan.
There is a lot of Naval interest in China right now, and the US and other western nations have their minds on their economies and other parts of the world. Dare I say the climate in the West reminds me of the early 1930s.