Despite the fact the US military budget needs a second potential front we can fight wars on to justify being the war material overkill superpower we insist we are, China’s just not going to fill the bill. Yeah, as Yahoo News reports, they’ve got a lot of military spending going on. Whoopteedoo.
Fact is, China doesn’t win wars. Maybe has never won a war in the entirety of Chinese history. Didn’t win against the Japanese in WWII. Didn’t win the Chinese Revolution thoroughly enough to take the Nationalists out of the picture.
Didn’t win the Korean War enough to make it all North Korea. Didn’t even win in 1978-1979 against war-weary Vietnam.
Yeah, Washington and the threat-hungry news services would give a testicle if China could get out there and run someone off a piece of real estate they wanted. But the Chinese have had their asses whipped so many times and in so many places they’re just hoping if they have to fight someone bigger than Tibet they can bluster enough to scare them off.
China ain’t going anywhere. Might as well try to stir up some trouble with Mexico if we’re going to have a credible threat to justify a military budget capable of taking over all the banana republics and oil sheikdoms everywhere when the mood strikes us. Even the Muslims are falling down on the job these days.