May 25, 2020

Alright: We Need to Quarantine All the ArchDukes Until We can Figure Out What The Hell Is Going On

Since there is nothing going on right now that might warrant the Politburo's attention, China is having a border clash with India. 

This started two weeks ago when news reports described a cross border skirmish between the two nuclear powers. After reading the articles, we at Brickmuppet Blog decided not to post on it at the time because it was in fact a fist fight between some enlisted troops in the neutral zone... (Guardian headline accuracy > CNN) this did not seem to rise to the level of "BORDER SKIRMISH". However, now things are escalating

Yet another battle occurred May 5 in the Pangong Tso Lake area when an estimated 250 Indian and Chinese army personnel fought with iron rods, sticks, and stones. Soldiers on both sides sustained injuries.

"Wait. What?"

Fortunately, they appear to be escalating slowly, from fists to rocks and now rebar. If they don't reach a  diplomatic solution soon, I give it no more than another week before they break out the bows, arrows and edged weapons.  I suspect that both sides may already be secretly fabricating trebuchets in anticipation of further escalation. 

As silly as this sounds, these are the two most populous countries in the world and both are nuclear powers. This could turn spectacularly pear shaped. With that in mind, the U.S. has taken India's side in the matter, because, really, a potential nuclear war in the Himalayas? Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?

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1 I wonder if they're fighting with the low-tech stuff because it's actually what they have, if they have better but it's (apparently wisely) locked up in an armory, or if they're just choosing to put the rifles down and "if it's not my military issue weapon, it's just good clean fun."

Posted by: David at Tue May 26 00:31:40 2020 (UmjNG)

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