J20's with a combat range of 2000k hey ya we need to really worry about that...round trip china/canada being about 12,000K I don't think I'll lose sleep over J20's ...
there's an unexplainable paranoia that grips the right, they tremble in their beds at the thought of the chinese stealing our oil which we sell to them now at a cost infinitely less than that of a full scale invasion...even with the DND dismissing any external threats to canada the paranoid still cling to their delusions...the entire thought of invading Canada is ludicrous, an invasion of that scale would be seen years in advance, Canada is the most capable non-nuclear armed country on the planet...estimates for producing nukes have been put between 6-12 months, a nuclear armed canada makes any threat invasion moot...
Why do you guys keep bringing up China as if I was suggesting an invasion is imminent? I was clearly playing along with Gosthack's hypotheticals. I am a capitalist... I support free trade with China. Get that through your heads!
Furthermore, the right in Canada is not paranoid about China. In fact, the right is trying desperately to construct a pipeline to ship oil to China. Judging by the posts in this thread, that "paranoia" is an illusion borne from the left's lack of reading comprehension.
Now lefties, get your thinking caps on and let us all review my post:
You really think we'd only have 65 f35s in the case of a war with China? If you're going to use ridiculous hypotheticals to make your argument then I can use another ridiculous hypothetical: in the case of a war with China we'd buy hundreds more f35s.
Furthermore, if 65 f35s won't stand a chance against China, do you think 80-100 j20s will (assuming the j20 is up to 50% cheaper)?
Note how I said "if you're going to use ridiculous hypotheticals"
. That ridiculous hypothetical is the following:
But if it's a case of numbers, 65 F-35s won't stand a chance against the multitude of Chinese made J-20s. Even if they are better.
Presumably GostHacked was referring to China when he was saying the F35s "won't stand a change against the multitude of Chinese made J-20s", unless there is another superpower threat I'm not aware of that could significantly overpower our F35 fleet with J-20s.
Now lefties, try to put 2 and 2 together here for once in your lives. Gosthacked brings up the hypothetical situation where our f35s are overpowered by multitudes of J20s, then I say that this is a ridiculous hypothetical. Conclusion??? I must fear an imminent Chinese invasion!!!
I hope that clarifies things for you lefties. Now keep the feigned outrage and comedic overreactions coming!
Edited by CPCFTW, 09 May 2012 - 08:40 PM.