The writing is on the wall with Iran, China, and the past 20 years of free trade policy with china. The US has positioned itself in a corner of weakness. No longer are we a world leader. More like, the US is the laughing stock to the rest of the world. We willingly give our factories and technology away so companies can exploit cheap labor, all in the name of maximizing profits.
Our growing dependence on china is going to come back and bite us in the butt.
Israel may strike Iran sometime this spring or summer – I got a bad feeling about this.
Ayatollah Khamenei says the enemies of Islam and the Great Satan (The US) will soon be defeated.
Chinas dependance of oil
China and India both rely on crude oil from Iran. Anything that disrupts the supply of crude to either India or china will cause ripples in the economies of those nations.
The economy of china is slowing down, mainly due to the US being in a recession. Disrupting the supply of crude oil could be seen as an attack on the nation security of china. How would the US feel if russia bombed Canada, causing the crude to stop following, which caused gas prices to spike, further repressing the economy.
This is my personal opinion, so take this with a grain of salt, or maybe even a truckload of salt.
I feel that Iran has positioned itself to be made a victim. Iran is supposed to be developing nuclear power plants for peaceful purposes, but everyone else seems to disagree.
Why would Iran make itself out to be a victim? To rally support, and have other nations come to its aid. Playing the victim is one of the first steps of jihad.
What I fear, if any nation strikes iran, china will jump in to protect its supply of oil.
I can see China sending anti-air missiles to Iran to protect the oil fields and refineries. Hopefully, no chinese troops will be involved.
The US is in no position to be in disagreement with china. China supplies a massive amount of our electronics. To cut off that supply of products would have a devastating effect on the US economy in the short term.
In the long term, cutting off a supply of products from china might help the US economy, as it would spur construction of new factories to replace the products from china.
The main question I ask myself, can the US fight an extended war with only our onshore manufacturing plants? In other words, “if” we went to war with someone like China, and we were no longer receiving shipments of computer parts, engine parts, computers, raw materials,,, how long could the US sustain its wartime efforts.
Post your comments in this forum thread about the coming conflict with china and iran.