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This is to be expected. A divorce stirs up all sorts of family feuds, on both sides. Old grudges that had been papered over come out of the woodwork.

And Imperial ambitions die hard. The US will be next as it unaccountably picks fights with the nation that it has surrendered it's economy to.  Just this morning I got an Email from the (US) Naval Institute comparing the US-China situation to the US-Japan situation pre-WW II and calling for a Naval buildup.  Dreams of old glory die hard.

Unlike many (most?) progressives I am not pro-China. But a recent show of indignation by the US government about China tracking an American nuclear sub passing through the Taiwan Strait got me shaking my head.  
I looked up the distances. Taiwan is one hundred miles from the mainland. Cuba is 90 miles from Florida. What would the US say if China ran Nuclear submarines between Florida and Cuba into the Gulf of Mexico? International waters - but...    

by StillInTheWilderness on Sat Oct 16th, 2021 at 01:52:50 PM EST
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I talked over my second paragraph with my daughter, telling her that NI was comparing China to 1940 Japan.

She remarked, "Japan didn't have nukes."

Yes. I have no desire to go up in flames for someone else's nostalgia.  The US Navy is desperately trying to be relevant and the British Navy is a pale shadow of the 19th Century British Navy that "ruled the waves".

by StillInTheWilderness on Sun Oct 17th, 2021 at 07:05:28 PM EST
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