Taiwan: A War Slowly Surely Coming

Posted November 30th, 2021 by Iron Mike

It has been 72 years since a vanquished Chiang Kai-shek took his remaining loyal followers across the 100 miles of the Formosa Straits to avoid slaughter by Mao’s Red Army.

For ~ most ~ of these past 72 year,  those 100 miles of shallow salt water have prevented massive bloodshed.   But now,  rich on America’s trade imbalance,  – the descendants of Mao’s Eighth Route Army are determined to reach Formosa and kill the last of the Kuomintang. 

Since Biden took office, the Chinese Air Force (the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force) has flown a steadily increasing number of fighter jet and bombers at Taiwan,  – each time deliberately entering Taiwan air space,  – to rattle nerves and test Taiwan’s air defenses.

Each time they learn more – and the pilots and air crews gain experience.

It is a dangerous game of chicken;  – sooner or later a pilot on one side or the other will fire missiles – and shoot down an enemy plane.

Biden’s totally bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan,  – starting by abandoning the key airfield we needed,  – has emboldened the commies, and terrified our allies around the globe.

They just learned we’re no longer reliable or trustworthy.

Learning from the US Air Force,  the Chinese have built a new generation of aerial refueling planes – big ones,  – to keep their jet fighters in the air longer over Taiwan,  when it comes to that.

The Communists are very very patient.  They’ve waited decades for Americans to elect a completely incompetent fool as president.  Now they can build up their parachute divisions and build lots of fast landing craft.

The Nationalist pilots will have to choose between shooting down transport planes,  shooting down tankers and fighters,  – or strafing landing barges.

2 Responses to “Taiwan: A War Slowly Surely Coming”

  1. Panther 6

    Chiang was certainly no saint but Mao unleashed and what has followed is horrible. Taiwan is a pretty stable and safe state in the world order but I fear the CCP will make a move on them,,, sooner rather than later.

  2. Kojack

    There are huge competing factions within the CCP according to
    Bill Gertz, author of “Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communist China’s Drive for Global Supremacy”. That could be the only thing that stops Xi from initiating a war with Tawain if it appears that it will be a drawn-out conflict, possibly causing WWIII. One thing for sure, it ain’t their fear of Biden.