China to Taiwan: Don’t mess with Three Gorges Dam!

A Chinese general has warned Taiwain in bellicose language not to even think about attacking the Three Gorges Dam.

A Chinese general has warned Taiwan against attacking the massive Three Gorges Dam, saying China’s retaliation would “blot out the sky and cover the Earth.”

Taiwan’s military said last week that it has no intention of ever attacking the dam on the Yangtze River in central China – the world’s biggest hydroelectric project. Yet the issue drew widespread attention in China after a U.S. Defence Department report suggested the island’s leaders were thinking of developing missiles that could strike mainland Chinese targets such as the dam to deter an attack.

“That wouldn’t prevent a war. That would have the reverse effect,” a Chinese general identified as Liu Yuan wrote in the official newspaper China Youth Daily.

“No normal person would be willing to pay the price of self-destruction if it were to bring retaliation that would blot out the sky and cover the Earth,” Liu wrote….

“The Three Gorges Dam will not collapse. It cannot be destroyed,” he wrote.

The dam that God himself couldn’t destroy.

Personally, I find this whole thing a great candidate for dumbest news story of the year. The Pentagon should never have made its dumbass suggestion and it should never have been allowed to reach the media.

The Discussion: 2 Comments

If America really did suggest this then somebody in the Pentagon must have been drinking the water in Suzhou, cos it would be the quickest route to world war three for Taiwan.

Given that taking out a this massive dam could possible kill half to one million people I think that it would be ranked as one of the biggest acts of mass murder in history and would cetrainly end up in the decimation of Taiwan and probably the irradiation of siad island through sustained nuclear strikes.

Keep suggesting these ideas George, we really do want to blow up the Earth.

June 16, 2004 @ 6:24 pm | Comment

“Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time….”

June 16, 2004 @ 6:28 pm | Comment

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