re: China and war

Sat, 19 Apr 1997 22:13:44 +0100
Richard K. Moore (

4/19/97, mike shupp wrote:
> Okay, for the heck of it, assume in 2015 or so the USA attacks
> China out of the blue and blasts it back to the 14th century.

But of course the US would not attack "out of the blue" - any more than it
did in Iraq. Propaganda preparation of global opinion is as important -
and as well attended to - as any other aspect of US military operations.

> How much time will pass before other nations start wondering
> if the USA might do the same to them?

Many nations, such as Iran, Libya, and Cuba, surely do take Desert Storm
(for example) as a frightening precedent. Others should as well, in my
opinion, but the propaganda tends to make the US look like a peace-enforcer
rather than the imperialist it is.