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Re: F-22 vs Su-30MKI

Unread postPosted: 19 Aug 2019, 10:42
by Corsair1963
weasel1962 wrote:The only thing China has been hitting India with are cellphone promotions. Beats me why China would want 1.4 billion more mouths to feeds, when it can have % of 1.4 billion more phones users to sell to. Understandable that US media plays up the "china threat" theory because that pushes India towards US (or at least that's the intent). No Huawei please, oppo ok? Reality is a bit more prosaic, bar the odd border incident.



Japan's largest trading partner in December of 1941 was the US. Yet, that didn't stop them from attacking the US. :shock:

Re: F-22 vs Su-30MKI

Unread postPosted: 19 Aug 2019, 11:06
by weasel1962
By August 1941, US was no longer Japan's largest trading partner....due to embargo

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-his ... ese-assets
https://www.e-education.psu.edu/egee120/node/239

One wonders if Japan was not oil-embargo-ed, would they have needed Borneo oil, and for which would they have needed to neutralize Singapore and Philippines, and finally would that have meant no Pearl Harbor

Re: F-22 vs Su-30MKI

Unread postPosted: 19 Aug 2019, 13:01
by madrat
weasel1962 wrote:By August 1941, US was no longer Japan's largest trading partner....due to embargo

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-his ... ese-assets
https://www.e-education.psu.edu/egee120/node/239

One wonders if Japan was not oil-embargo-ed, would they have needed Borneo oil, and for which would they have needed to neutralize Singapore and Philippines, and finally would that have meant no Pearl Harbor


Those are some far out theories. They wouldn't pass any litmus test, because Japan was well beyond the turning point for war by 1940.