For those who naively believe we can coexist with our nuclear armed "friend" the Chinese, you can dispel those notions after a
statement made today by a major general in the Chinese Army. He bluntly described what would happen if the United States came to the defense of its ally Taiwan. He said "If the Americans draw their missiles and position-guided ammunition on to the target zone on China's territory, I think we will have to respond with nuclear weapons." Someone please brief the Chinese on diplomatic protocol. You don't orchestrate a hostile bid for an American oil company one day and then threaten us with nuclear annihilation the next!