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The Truth About China- From Brewskie

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 30, 2011


China’s less than awesome military gets a lot o ink, but much of what we hear is untrue..
From Brewskie
“China’s naval threat sinking towards Davy Jones’s locker…

China’s navy overhyped? Appears so. First, it appears China’s not constructing nuclear-powered subs as first thought; her sub fleet remains mostly diesel-electric subs, with a few nuclear-powered variants, and China’s been decreasing sub production; her underwater fleet may contract in upcoming years.

http://the-diplomat.com/2011/10/20/china%E2%80%99s-overhyped-submarine-threat/?all=true

Second, China’s diesel subs are noisy and easy to track; evidently, they’re 10 years behind Russian subs, 20 years behind US underwater vessels. Aggressive deployment is making them easier to spot.

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/china-submarines/

Remember China’s new aircraft carrier minus interceptor equipment ’cause the Russians won’t give/sell it? It’s a giant barge! Har! Har! Har! Har!

Note to readers: I’m not some dickhead, warmongering American who worships conflict, desires war with China. I was against both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and knew they both would churn disaster; I’ve no yearning for war with China, though I can assure you some Americans are stupid enough to desire so, and have already forgotten the lessons of Iraq. Sigh….

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