Vietnam tooling up

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  1. I wonder if the yanks will go in again.
     
  2. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    They are deranged if they think they can get into a row with China over territorial rights to natural resources. I will be in Saigon in a few weeks, no doubt there will be loads of propaganda splashed about in print.
     
  3. uh oh we been in trouble soon!
     
  4. They've already had one spat with the Chinese in 79, it didn't go well for the Vietnamese.
     
  5. I think you'll find that was the other way round, it didn't go well for the chinese...
     
  6. The land war was a disaster for PLA but the naval spat went the other way round. Vietnam hasn't fared at all well in naval conflicts with China throughout the latter 20th Century.

    The second go-round was a complete reverse on land and same old same-old at sea. There were a number of spats in the late 80s with the Vietnamese getting silver each time. One example. Chi Gua is the Chinese name for Johnson Reef in the Spratly's.

    The two countries have recently signed a variety of deals regarding exploration of the disputed seas. This could be seen as SRVN's way of discouraging the Chinese from welching - 'You can do it but it'll cost you. How much do you want to pay?' kinda thing.
     
  7. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    It's nothing to worry about. I have it on very good authority that a retired but still very influential American senior Naval Officer, who now works in a shadowy area of intelligence, has in his posession the satellite photos of all these items, and a top secret team of U.S Special Forces, including Seals and Rangers are being briefed ( or briefified) to 'take out' the subs before they arrive in Vietnam, and will destroy the fighters whilst still in their hardened shelters!
     
  8. Did he find them in the Los Angeles underground, surviving as soldiers of fortune? I think I might have heard of them...
     
  9. Then my work here is done.

    <Saunters into sunset with Dr David Banner-esque music swelling in the foreground>
     
  10. ...until you find a way to control the raging beast that dwells within you... :D
     
  11. The horror, the horror
     
  12. FORMER_FYRDMAN

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    Not really, one country's ruled by incompetent doctrinaire socialists who want to build a Worker's Paradise and the other country beat France and the USA in the course of a thirty year war and now wants to move on.
     
  13. Shouldn't that be immigrants paradise, where the indigenous population work their guts off so that immigrants can liv in million pound mansions?
     
  14. They might be deranged if they think they can succeed against PRC, but they would be foolish to rely on negotiating settlements without any sign of steel beneath the velvet glove.