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Retired American admiral considers the possibility of a war between the United States and China over Taiwan to be real

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French journalists interviewed retired American admiral James Stavridis. This man previously served as Commander of the US European Military Command, NATO Supreme Commander in Europe, and Commander of the US Southern Command. Played a leading role in planning the US military operation in Iraq.


The French edition of Le Figaro published an interview with James Stavridis, who currently serves as Dean of the Faculty of Diplomacy and Law at Tufts University in Massachusetts (USA).

One of the main questions of interest to the journalist Adrien Zholmes was whether Stavridis considers a possible war between the United States and China over Taiwan to be real.

Retired Admiral Stavridis's answer:

Yes, there is a high risk of such a conflict in the Indo-Pacific region. Taiwan is there as one of the points where conflict could erupt. The commander of the US Navy in this theater of possible hostilities has repeatedly stated in recent days that he is extremely concerned about the possibility of an armed conflict in the next five years.

According to Stavridis, "China is destabilizing the situation." The former American military leader accused Beijing of "violating human rights, including international law."

James Stavridis:

The situation that took place in Hong Kong last year is also a bad indicator.

According to the admiral, it is necessary to consolidate with the allies on the issue of "containing China."

After reading Stavridis's interview, the opinions of the readers of the French edition were divided. Some argue that China really needs to be contained, since "it is already occupying Tibet, with which it has little in common," while others reminded Stavridis that the time of total US dominance in the world has passed, and the Americans today have no chance of a clear victory against China. ...
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  1. evgen1221
    evgen1221 29 March 2021 15: 59
    +4
    Well, the states, of course, are any war a plus, but what is the joy to the Chinese?
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 29 March 2021 16: 04
      +4
      The Chinese will not give them such pleasure ...
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 29 March 2021 21: 32
        +1
        The Chinese will not give them such pleasure ...

        Complex issue.
        Much depends on the international situation.
        China needs to annex Taiwan, not fight it. Comrade Xi will then become the Hero of China forever.
        It is also a weighty alternative to many industries in China, the accession of which promises China a significant strengthening of its position in the market.
        China will act if it is confident that it can organize the annexation of Taiwan quickly and without loss.
        Intervention by the States is a big loss. For all. hi
      2. aszzz888
        aszzz888 30 March 2021 02: 23
        +1
        Doccor18 (Alexander)
        Yesterday, 16: 04
        NEW

        +3
        The Chinese will not give them such pleasure ...
        In which case, it would be necessary to help the Chinese with Zircons ... at the same time we will conduct good tests. wink
    2. Sergey M. Karasev
      Sergey M. Karasev 29 March 2021 16: 24
      +3
      Quote: evgen1221
      Well, the states, of course, are any war a plus, but what is the joy to the Chinese?

      No. However, the States will very quickly regret that they unleashed this war.
      1. evgen1221
        evgen1221 29 March 2021 17: 25
        -1
        In my opinion, the states will only benefit from this war, especially since they themselves will not go to war, and they will instantly do the supplies and the organization of the howling of the world community.
        1. Sergey M. Karasev
          Sergey M. Karasev 29 March 2021 18: 09
          +2
          In fact, Stavridis was talking about the war between the United States and China over Taiwan, not the war between China and Taiwan, i.e. a war in which the States themselves will climb, and will not get off with supplies and the howl of the world community. And Taiwan alone will be blown away in a few days.
    3. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 29 March 2021 18: 05
      +3
      Quote: evgen1221
      Well, the states, of course, are any war a plus, but what is the joy to the Chinese?

      Where can they compete with China? Mattresses at one time from the Vietnamese with automatic machines and a ration of one cup of rice a day, they got a slap in the face, and here is a country with a full-fledged nuclear triad and a powerful economy. It is not for nothing that the retired advocates that it would be necessary to collect shoblu against China, so that it would be more convenient to share the shame of defeat
      According to the admiral, it is necessary to consolidate with the allies on the issue of "containing China."
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  2. figwam
    figwam 29 March 2021 15: 59
    +1
    The Americans will have to move, Yankees go home!
  3. Flooding
    Flooding 29 March 2021 16: 09
    +2
    The French edition of Le Figaro published an interview with James Stavridis, who currently serves as Dean of the Faculty of Diplomacy and Law at Tufts University in Massachusetts (USA).

    Well, if a retired admiral took over the training of students in international law, then they will definitely learn American diplomacy well.
  4. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 29 March 2021 16: 18
    +6
    Dejames!
    The Chinese will do this out of you for YOUR Taiwan. laughing
  5. knn54
    knn54 29 March 2021 16: 22
    +5
    In 1979, the Yankees revoked Taiwan's diplomatic recognition in favor of the PRC.
    Pomeo, in his statement, called Taiwan “one of the unofficial partners,” without calling the territory an independent state.
    The United States does not have diplomatic relations with Taiwan, but undertakes to ensure the island's protection from external threats: in particular, it supplies the island with weapons and military equipment.
    How can this be called from the point of view of diplomacy and law?
  6. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 29 March 2021 16: 30
    +4
    I have only two questions:
    1. How many miles are from China's borders to Taiwan's borders?
    2. How many miles from the mattress border to the Taiwan border?
    Hence the question without a number: What kind of heavy cuff are mattress idiots looking for there?
    1. Tank hard
      Tank hard 29 March 2021 20: 08
      0
      Quote: Stroibat stock
      What kind of heavy cuff are mattress idiots looking for there?

      Apparently looking for the same cuff. laughing
  7. Thrifty
    Thrifty 29 March 2021 16: 38
    +1
    Stavridis, but behaves just like mackerel tongue I spoke from three boxes, although used, when I was in a "warm place" I sang other songs. .. am
  8. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 29 March 2021 16: 50
    0
    The former American military leader accused Beijing of "violating human rights, including international law."

    These words are the "horse" of the Biden administration.
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 29 March 2021 16: 52
    +2
    According to Stavridis, "China is destabilizing the situation." The former American military leader accused Beijing of "violating human rights, including international law."

    Delightful! "Stop the thief!" usually the thief himself shouts the loudest
  10. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 29 March 2021 17: 00
    +2
    I have no idea how the states will fit into the war over Taiwan ..... what will motivate them? Airfields ... and ships will be hit within the reach of Chinese ballistic missiles.


    And how will the Americans help? And there is a risk for other Chinese, from these Chinese, to receive nuclear weapons on the territory of the United States and allies.
    1. svp67
      svp67 29 March 2021 17: 11
      0
      Quote: Zaurbek
      And how will the Americans help?

      Will "hold their fists" for the Kuomintang's victory over the Communists
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 29 March 2021 17: 14
        +1
        Only in this way ...... this is not Vietnam, it will not work to fly and bomb ...... will arrive.

        PS the situation was the same as before the Opium Wars ..... and a similar solution arises.
  11. cniza
    cniza 29 March 2021 17: 15
    +2
    while others reminded Stavridis that the time of total US domination in the world is over, and against China, the Americans today have no chance of an unambiguous victory.


    And what is there to remind, the United States can only fight with undeveloped countries ...
  12. NF68
    NF68 29 March 2021 17: 22
    0
    In the spring / fall there is a lot to be said And then, if something goes wrong, or not at all, just move the arrows to the time of year.
  13. Petr Vladimirovich
    Petr Vladimirovich 29 March 2021 17: 30
    +2
    Yes, it's all empty, friends!
    Has anyone been to Hainan or Shanghai for a long time?
    People live not just, but very well !!!
  14. Ural resident
    Ural resident 29 March 2021 17: 38
    +1
    The states need Taiwan only as a battering ram against China, as Ukraine against Russia. On what grounds will they fit in? Do they have an allied agreement? Only about military assistance - they will help in every possible way with weapons, intelligence, etc., and they will interfere with China, but they will not get involved directly, there are no legal grounds, and even with China to fight - it takes a long time to prepare. They will be able to start a war only if "on the sidelines" they decide that a war with China is needed right now, then only Taiwan will be played out as a pretext.
  15. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 29 March 2021 18: 30
    +2
    US over Taiwan to be substituted for nuclear weapons? Yes, the United States will sell anyone, they have only their own interests. In that region, the United States does not have the strength to compete with China, which has everything close at hand. Aircraft carriers are good for intimidating Arabs, but not China.
  16. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 29 March 2021 20: 01
    +2
    Another blah blah blah, from an American soldier.
    The Americans will not fight the Chinese for any Taiwan, just as they will not fight for either Georgia and will not even fight for Ukraine.
    If they fought somewhere, then a prerequisite for the opposing country to be an order of magnitude weaker, and even under this condition, they prefer to act en masse, having previously assembled a coalition of several states.
  17. opuonmed
    opuonmed 29 March 2021 20: 19
    -1
    and if NATO squeezes out Kaliningrad Kuriles Crimea RF will use nuclear weapons? (this will be the end of humanity) yes or no!
  18. opuonmed
    opuonmed 29 March 2021 20: 21
    0
    By the way, I remember someone wrote a long time ago that a little war between the United States and China, and a stalemate between China and the Russian Federation is a war)
    1. Aleksandr97
      Aleksandr97 30 March 2021 11: 36
      +1
      If China-USA is small ??? !!! Then how big ????
  19. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 30 March 2021 03: 24
    +2
    - "According to the admiral, it is necessary to consolidate with the allies on the issue of" containing China. "- everything is clear with the sixes !!! but 100% they will never start a war with China with their own hands, because it can hit America too, and this is crazy for them.
  20. Aleksandr97
    Aleksandr97 30 March 2021 11: 34
    +1
    According to Stavridis, "China is destabilizing the situation," and this is in China-Taiwan relations ??? And where is the USA ???
    China knows how to play long and the United States is losing ground, which was shown by the failure of the next color-umbrella revolution.
    The US is negotiating with the Taliban on the actual surrender of Afghanistan and at the same time are going to fight with China ?? It's very strange ... unless a retiree can carry any nonsense.
  21. Graduate student
    Graduate student April 4 2021 23: 43
    +4
    Retired American admiral considers the possibility of a war between the United States and China over Taiwan to be real

    China will not be the first to go to war with Taiwan. In vain the retired admiral tears his throat.
  22. Graduate student
    Graduate student April 4 2021 23: 49
    +3
    Former US military leader accused Beijing of "violating human rights, including international law"

    There is nothing to blame on the mirror, since the mugs themselves are not so much in the cannon, but in huge feathers and, moreover, bloody.
  23. Graduate student
    Graduate student April 4 2021 23: 52
    +6
    against China, the Americans have no chance of a clear victory today

    Absolutely agree. The United States has very little chance of a complete and unconditional victory in a possible war. Therefore, in which case the states will resort to
    consolidate with allies