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China would defeat US in war over Taiwan leaving Australia to fight Beijing on its own, ex-Oz general warns

The US Sun
The US Sun
 2021-07-29
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AUSTRALIA could be left to battle China alone if war with the US breaks out in Taiwan, a former general has warned.

Ex Major General Jim Molan made the statement after claiming recent war games in the South Pacific indicate that the US army would most likely be defeated in the event of a full-scale conflict.

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Jim Molan has warned that Australia would have to defend itself in a potential war without the aid of the US Credit: Getty
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It came as China conducted war games in Taiwan in a show of force to the west

Mr Molan, 71, said: “The Americans are in a rather crude form - they’ve had their a***s handed to them [by China].

“They’ve been beaten in this series of war games.

“If the Americans do go in and try and attack Taiwan and they lose - and there is a fair probability that they will - then we [Australia] are on our own" he added.

China concluded its latest round of drills as the communist state practiced “invading Taiwan".

In their latest stunt, they trialled assault landings and island-control exercises as part of a bid to ready soldiers in case of a conflict with Taiwan, Chinese state media reports.

It comes after China vowed to invade Taiwan if it seeks independence last month, with the nation's defence ministry spokesman warning any move toward gaining independence would mean “war”.

And now Molan, acting as a Liberal party senator, claims China remains the most “dangerous threat to the existence” of Australia amid their increasing grip on the eastern world.

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The war games in Taiwan were conducted as China they practised 'invading Taiwan'
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Molan believed it showed the capabilities of the Chinese army

Despite backing his former “brilliant and clever” Australian Defence Force, which now has an estimated 85,000 full time personnel, he said they would not be strong enough to defeat the Peoples’ Liberation Army if conflict was to break out.

“The ADF is so small… it will not last for more than a few days,” Molan said.

“It can’t fight hard enough. It’s not big enough, it doesn’t have the mass to defend this country.

“Even in 10 years' time, we will have a military which is still not lethal enough.”

Senator Molan also said that “war is more likely than most people are prepared to admit,” - but denied that China would be likely to invade Australia.

“I don’t believe that we will be attacked. China’s aim is not us. China’s aim is America,” Molan added.

His warning came as China today who boasted of their own war capabilities – suggesting that the US is attempting to contain China's military power in the region.

The US sent a warship through the Taiwan Straits and held an exercise in the South China Sea this week.

The move was an attempt to contain China politically and militarily, the Global Times reported.

In a statement released on Thursday, Senior Colonel Shi Yi said the PLA Eastern Theater Command tracked and monitored the course of the USS Benfold guided-missile destroyer.

He said the provocations show America is the biggest destroyer of peace and stability - as well as a security risk in the Taiwan Straits.

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Dallas Opp
07-29

What this scenario neglects to understand is that is China declares war on Taiwan and the US, it would be China vs NATO, Japan, Australia, The Philippines, India, South Korea and The US. All manufacturing would move from China to India, Vietnam and The US for this fight. Within a few years China would eventually just have to give up because their lack of cash and will to fight.

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Lucas Pompa
07-29

I know the United States of America is divided right now but I guarantee if you somebody came to try to invade us we would come together and Destroy anything that's in our path. You have to remember that we have the biggest army in the world called the United States citizens and we have more guns than we do people....🇺🇸🤷‍♂️💥🖕

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Mike Doyle
07-29

Mike Bentley.. making things to cause hate and to keep our two parties apart... thats what Russia and China wants, so that makes you working for them... people forget all the time that we are United States of America 🇺🇸, 🇺🇸

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