Hanoi’s submarine deterrent against China

There is an article titled, ‘Hanoi to deploy submarines in deterrent against China’ in the Today paper on 9 Sep. The analysts and scholars were all in praise of the Vietnamese submarine capability and trumpeting that China is now getting a big headache with Vietnam acquiring 3 kilo class Russian submarines. And Vietnam is deploying the area denial strategy to keep Chinese ships and submarines out of Vietnamese water. The strategy, intelligence and assumptions are truly impressive.

Let me see, 3 submarines from Vietnam will now contain 70 Chinese submarines. This is the most brilliant military strategy I have ever heard as a student of military history. Sun Tzu or Zhu Ge Liang would look like amateurs. China must learn from Vietnam on how to use its 70 submarines to contain American submarine fleets that are probably ten times more and bigger and more sophisticated. China must quickly send a team to learn from the Vietnamese in this ingenious strategy that Sun Tzu would raise his hands in defeat.

This is akin to the Philippines threatening to go to war with China with its fishing fleet led by a museum piece of scrap metal called a battleship. China must be having a big headache with the threat from Vietnam’s submarine might and the Philippines naval fleet of fishing boats.

I am very impressed with the analysis and worried for China. Soon China’s navy would be contained by Vietnam and the Philippines and would have to confine its naval vessels to the East China Sea only, and be kept away from the South China Sea.

We are seeing the rise of two naval powers in the South China Sea to over shadow China’s sea power with minimal effort and resources but sheer brilliance in ideas and strategies. Impressive is the word.

Kopi Level - Green


Anonymous said...

Rb : // We are seeing the rise of two naval powers in the South China Sea to over shadow China’s sea power with minimal effort and resources but sheer brilliance in ideas and strategies. Impressive is the word. //

Ha ha ha

Prof Chua,

Seems like your postulation of 5th level of human needs --- " Self-Delusion " has been quite spot on?

"Self-Delusion" of being a "God" ?

"Self-Delusion" of paper generals and scholars believing their military geniuses surpassed "孙子,诸葛亮,卫央" combined?

Ha ha ha ha ha

Who agree paper generals are bona fide military geniuses, pls kee chiu?

Anonymous said...

When I read that article in the msn I was squeezing my balls not to giggle.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

Wah...Some lucky arms broker/ dealer made their nice commission. Probably the same people people who sold the kilo class subs to the Chinese!

Redbean et al still getting cock-stands and cheap thrills at speculating who will win in some IMAGINARY conflict...typical. Unsophisticated and immature thinking -- fucking idiots.

The REAL GAME is in the dough to be made from war or the threat of war.

Eventually there will be fighting somewhere in SE Asia, and it is likely that China will be involved. So fucking what? Big deal...a mass culling of the SE Asian population...in the eyes of many left-leaning western "intellectuals" , probably not such a bad idea :-))

...but can you make money from such a conflict?

Of course you can. So, yeah, bring on the fighting and mass destruction ;-)

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Typical banana talking like a banana. China must be the one doing the mass killing. Tell me where did China do the mass killings since 1949?

You blind and cannot see who is doing the mass killings? Heard of Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq War, and all the wars and mini wars in the Middle East and other corners of the globe?

When are you going to discard your banana skin? Oops, that one cannot, I mean banana thinking?

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ stupid asshole Redbean:

»» typical banana talking like a banana. China must be the one doing the mass killing. ««

I swear.. I don't know HOW THE FUCK this kotek redbean makes a living as a writer... maybe he has good contacts...hur hur hur

Look at this typical presuming factless idiot:

Where did I imply that China is doing the mass killing?

And even if they did, I would support it, as long as I could make a buck from it. (Note: I have nothing against war or mass killing)

When are you going to discard your bad thinking...oops, that one definitely can!

P.S. Humans -- including the Chinese kind-- think with their BRAINS, not their skin -- science fact lah, kotek

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

My apologies, I didn't notice there is an asshole intellectual here and I misread him. I promise I will read very carefully next time.

Kotek, you win.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Oh, kotek, I recommend you to visit my fren's blog at MIKOspace. Same intellectual type.

You like.

Anonymous said...

Just let them belittle the Chinese side, as always, and glamourise anybody that goes against the Chinese.

It is the norm nowadays, nothing unusual or out of place.

Who would have predicted the economic rise of China over the last three decades?

I am sure there are many who would also think that India would never be able to overtake Japan as the second largest economic power in Asia. But it is going to happen and is just a question of time.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Yes, India Number One, China Number Two economies in the world.

It can happen.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

jumping at shadows@RB:

»» I didn't notice there is an asshole intellectual here ««

Got ah? Where? I don't see...must be one of those invisible types.

»» I recommend you to visit my fren's blog at MIKOspace. Same intellectual type. ««

YAh I saw. Ok, so-so. Young fella, got some ways to go yet. But I prefer mysingpaporenews, so you win lah kotek!

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Seriously, he is about your age. And he enjoys serious discussions, long winding discussion.

I think two of you could have a good banter.

My blog is neither serious nor not serious and sometimes very hazy, maybe a little hilarious.

Anonymous said...

RB, those jokers spouting area denial strategy did not have a clue what it involves.

Try to think how China applies this strategy to the US carrier fleet and understand the kind of weaponry involved and the numbers needed. They think it is children's game, buy a toy gun and can go frightening the neighbour's kids.

b said...

If a country has witnessed so many lives being taken away because of wars with barbarians and the related famine, this country will not allow it to happen again in anyway in the next 500 years. People should watch the 1942 henan great famine. Make peace not war is the only way to progress.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ RB:

After all these years all you *think* you know about me is

1. I have a foul mouth/ sick twisted mind (CORRECT!)

2. That I like "serious, long discussions" (INCORRECT!)

I write OPINION for good old fashioned SELFISH fun and INDULGENCE (like masturbation) hoping to ENTERTAIN myself.

It has NEVER BEEN and NEVER WILL BE my intent to:

1. Save lives
2. Make a difference
3. Influence humanity
4. Promote goodness
5. Change the world
6. Change the culture and/ or nature of humanity
7. Help the "needy"
8. Protect the "weak"
9. Fight "evil". (It is 2014, the majority of people still believe in "good" and "evil". KNN!! Tip for the day: There are NO SUCH THINGS as "good" and "evil"!!)

So no thanks. I'll stick with making my entertainment here.

Oh please, don't mention it...you're most welcome....;-))

Anonymous said...

Did someone here says MS is a vainpot exploiter?

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...


You can say anything you like or hate about me, afterall your mum like me...alot!

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Matilah, how can you be quarrelling with your fans?

Anonymous said...

In all fairness, Matilah Singapura could be vain and 'seow seow heow heow'(mad n cheeky), however, with the help of the Internet, he is hell of knowledgeable. Be it sex , money or politic, even religion, few can match. He is one who needs no lawyer or bodyguard to protect himself.
No one in the Cabinet is nearly as good.

Anonymous said...

Another immortal or better?

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...


Please don't carry my balls or lick my asshole...save your efforts at pleasing people for someone more worthy of your attention than me.

»» he is hell of knowledgeable ««

Alamak! Please raise the bar on your standards. I can tell you, I don't know shit about the world lah. I know where the "fun bits" are on a woman's body...that's about all I know.