Saturday, August 15, 2015

Decapitation Strike

For all the talk of how China can pressure Taiwan into accepting peaceful absorption into China, the Chinese figure they need the option of invading and taking Taipei.

Is this really a shock?

A time series of satellite images confirms that in 2014 and early 2015 China constructed for military training purposes a building that closely resembles Taiwan’s Presidential Office Building in Taipei. The new building, at the PLA’s expansive Zhurihe combat training base in Inner Mongolia, is situated on a newly constructed grid of streets and buildings that has similarities to the center of Taiwan’s capital city.

Taiwan protested this uncomfortable reality when the PLA tried it out.

But Taiwan had better realize that China is building the capability to invade their island democracy and go right for the jugular.

I'll say it again to Taiwan: prepare to defend yourself.

Because you never know when the Chinese Communist Party needs a short and glorious war to rally their people around them.