With US-China relations at their lowest point in decades, one of Washington’s closest allies in the Pacific is gearing up for a potential war between the two superpowers. In an interview with Australia’s Seven News, Australian Senator Jim Molan said he expects a conflict to break out soon.
“We are likely in the next three to five years or in the next five to ten years to be involved in a war between China and the United States,” Molan said. The senator made the comments while discussing the budget and capabilities of Australia’s military. “The ADF (Australian Defense Forces) has never been better than it is now,” he said.
Molan voiced his concern over Washington’s current military capabilities, particularly the size of the US Navy. “In 1991, the US Navy was 600 warships strong. Now it’s less than 300,” he said.
Like Washington, Canberra has taken an increasingly hostile stance against Beijing in recent years, and China-Australia relations have been rapidly deteriorating. Both the US and Australia have taken steps to boost military partnerships in the Indo-Pacific with the aim of countering Beijing.
The US, Australia, Japan, and India make up the informal alliance known as the Quad. In November, Australia joined the other quad countries in the annual Indian-led military exercises known as the Malabar. It was the first time since in over a decade that the Quad countries held military drills together.
Australia and Japan recently reached an agreement on a new military pact that will allow their militaries to operate on each other’s soil. Once the pact is implemented, it will mark the first time in 60 years that Japan allows another foreign military besides the US on its soil.
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when an inmate from a prison island predicts, wager against him
bet against him? you think the USA flys through chinas military training eccersies for fun? the USA sails their nuclear armed battle ships almost weekly up to chinas shores and dares them to do something about it, but all china does is crys like a bitch. china will either lay the fuck down or get beat down, but it’ll be all of NATO and many other countries against china, . Dont be fooled in thinking Russia will help china, aint no way in hell that’ll happen. Russia is white, china is not,,Russia is a strong Christian country, china is GODLESS ..Russia Is a open free willed Democracy, china is a totalitarian oppressive police state where free speech is a death sentence. Anyone who thinks Russia would side with a GOD hating , soul and free will crushing china for the reins to guide humanity or allow the chinese ” system ” to over take the present system is ignorant
Maura,,The USA has been into encircling and chocking off Russia since the fall of the Soviet State,,,I am sure they are not ready to come to the aid of the USA that has been making them the evil state since Trump became POTUS.
So funny Russia is White,….. some of Russia is European, most of Russia is Asian, Here is another hint think back to Korea, Russia didnt back the US in Korea did they, they allied with China, North Korea, against the US. China and Russia trade together, the US is trying to stop Russia from trading with anyone! As for The US sailing their nuclear armed battle ships along the coast of China every week, of course they are is called Gunboat Diplomacy, and that might work for a country that cannot respond, China can within One hour of being attacked have 300 plus 200 kiloton nuclear detonations on mainland US as far East as New York City, and as far south East as Florida, the WHOLE of the US, Recently the Chinese sunk a ship with a missile launched in Western China, over near the Afghanistan Border and sunk that ship in the South China Sea, it was a Hypersonic Missile. Hint there China has the ability to sink any surface vessel that the US has up to and including Carriers, Be clear a Nuke will sink a carrier end of story, and it will take out the carrier group that is with it! We know this because the US has done Nuclear tests to prove it! China can field three million troops tomorrow, 100 million in six months, and 200 in 12 months, and they still have reserves. China now has much better manufacturing capabilities than the US, scattered vehicle, aircraft, ship building, and other manufacturing capabilities!
The Senator is being optimistic. I’d say in 3 to 5 months.
US war with China? Not any time soon. The US has been severely weakened by the virus while China is on a roll. Also the US is far away from China (seven thousand miles) with few logistical facilities in the area. Australia isn’t close either, over two thousand miles from China. China controls the South China Sea while it is making headway in its efforts to take Taiwan. The US has shown no inclination to defend Taiwan and it’s not capable of invading China. The US has mainly picked on small defenseless countries, and hasn’t even won those conflicts.
Morrison is seriously concerned about the plight of the ordinary Chinese because they shiver in the cold from the lack of coal to run their power plants. China used to get its coal from Australia, but after Australia took the lead in the West’s assault on China’s economy by banning Huawei at the behest of the US. The Chinese response was never foreseen and now, Australia is paying the price.
He is dreaming….Never gonna happen…!
“The US, Australia, Japan, and India make up the informal alliance known as the Quad. In November, Australia joined the other quad countries in the annual Indian-led military exercises known as the Malabar.. . The US, Japan, India, and Australia began their largest joint naval drills in over a decade on Tuesday with an eye towards Beijing.”.(from link).
Actually it’s a “dialogue” and not an alliance. And these “largest joint naval drills in over a decade” were meager for three of the participants. The Malabar 2020 naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal included seven ships: India 4, Australia 1, Japan 1, US 1. . .Big whoop. It’s a giggle for China with its 300+ ships.
Molan – a war criminal and racist rightwing Aus senator. Aussie Patton wannabe. So dodgy that even his own party trued to shove him down the senate list to prevent his reelection.
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