RUSSIA CHINA AUG 18 TH WAR GAMES TO BE HELD RIGHT BESIDE TAIWAN
AUG 3 2005
THESE WAR GAMES ARE TO BE HELD RIGHT BETWEEN JAPAN AND TAIWAN
U.S. IS BOUND BY CONTRACT TO DEFEND TAIWAN AND THIS WILL DRAG THE U.S. MILITARY INTO THIS REGION FOR SURE.
GOD DESCRIBES THE ATTACKERS OF BABYLON AS DEVISING A PLAN TO DECEIVE HER AND WE ARE TOLD
IT WILL HAPPEN SOONER THAN WE THINK.
First-ever pairing of old rivals aims to target unrest in 3rd country
Russia and China will hold an unprecedented joint military exercise later this month, using long-range bombers and submarines to settle an imaginary conflict in a foreign land, a top Russian general said Tuesday.
The Aug. 18-25 maneuvers, to be held on China's Shandong peninsula, highlight budding military ties between Moscow and Beijing, whose relations have warmed after decades of Cold War-era rivalry.
The two nations insisted that the exercise, the first such drill, was not aimed at any third country.
Col. Gen. Vladimir Moltenskoi, deputy chief of Russia's Land Forces in charge of the exercise, said Tuesday that the drills envisage action to separate parties in a conflict in a third country with the backing of the United Nations.
Under the scenario, the Shandong peninsula, which juts into the Yellow Sea about 275 miles southeast of Beijing, poses as an imaginary state "on the territory of which riots stemming from ethnic discord took place and confrontation between different forces occurred," Moltenskoi said.
He said the exercise plan had no relation to Taiwan, or any other specific country.
Earlier news reports suggested the exercise might be held near Taiwan, which would make it look like a rehearsal for a Chinese invasion of the island that Beijing claims as part of its territory. China has threatened repeatedly to attack if the island pursues formal independence.
The two militaries will practice airborne and marine landing missions during the drills, and the exercise will involve non-nuclear-powered submarines, Moltenskoi said.