Help support TMP

"Taiwan = Crimea?" Topic

4 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Ultramodern Warfare (2008-present) Message Board

537 hits since 3 Apr 2018
©1994-2018 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Apr 2018 5:35 p.m. PST

In answer to a question at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. Sarah Kirchberger, from the Institute for Security Policy at Germany's Kiel University, noted a senior Chinese naval official wrote, "We should do what Putin did in Crimea to Taiwan."…


Cacique Caribe05 Apr 2018 1:40 a.m. PST



Tgunner05 Apr 2018 2:53 a.m. PST

I don't see "green men" really working here. China has no bases in Taiwan and Taiwanese forces are better trained and prepared. The Trojan Horse was a one trick pony and so was the Crimea.

Plus it helped that the West had no stomach for a confrontation at that time too. I'm not so sure that a similar tactic would work here. Trump seems more willing to confront China than Obama (see the tariffs he recently put on some Chinese goods).

China's ability to pull a "slick one" here seems more limited.

Begemot Inactive Member05 Apr 2018 9:36 a.m. PST

The great majority of Crimeans were happy to leave Ukraine and reunite with Russia. I suspect that isn't the case with Taiwan.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.