Sunday, April 28, 2002

ONE BIG RISK OF WAR IN IRAQ is that while we pour men and materiel into the Persian Gulf, depleting manpower and stretching supply lines, China would seize the opportunity to invade or at least threaten Taiwan. What reminded me of this threat is this blurb on Drudge:
China delivered a new shipment of missiles to bases near Taiwan last week as part of a mounting buildup under way since the beginning of the year... "It is a concern," one official familiar with intelligence reports tells Bill Gertz of the Washington Times. Exclusive set for Monday editions... Developing...
We've fought so many little wars that stayed that way -- Grenada, Panama, the Gulf, Yugoslavia -- that it's easy to forget that really big wars, even world wars, start out small. UPDATE: Here's the Washington Times story.

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