If China Is Serious On Its Threat To Sink U.S. Aircraft Carriers, It Would 'Bring Down The Wrath Of God'

F/A-18 Hornets demonstrate air power over the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ignacio D. Perez/Released

Alex Lockie, Business Insider: China sets the stage for a 'bloody nose' attack on US aircraft carriers, but it would backfire horribly

* China deployed "carrier killer" missiles after warning the US Navy to stay out of the South China Sea, while releasing increasingly hot rhetoric that discusses killing US sailors.
* China has a powerful military stronghold in the South China Sea and plenty of missiles that can outrange and overwhelm US aircraft carriers.
* A prominent Chinese hawk suggested that sinking an aircraft carrier could break the US' will in a kind of "bloody nose" attack.
* US experts agree that China's new missiles pose a risk to carriers and that losing one would traumatize the nation.
* But the US has lost carriers before and, if China is at all serious about its rhetoric, could "bring down the wrath of God" on Beijing in a fight they're not ready for, according to experts.

China responded to a recent challenge from the US Navy with the deployment of missiles purpose-built to sink aircraft carriers, and increasingly hot rhetoric from Beijing suggests that the US' will to fight can be broken.

Chinese Rear Admiral Luo Yuan, an anti-US hawk who holds an academic rank shaping military theory, proposed a solution to the US and China's simmering tensions in the South China Sea in a December speech: break the US' spirit by sinking an aircraft carrier or two.

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WNU Editor: Maybe one day China will be in a position where its military has surpassed the U.S. and the threat of sinking U.S. aircraft carriers .... or even sinking one .... would be enough to intimidate the U.S. to "stand down". But that day is far far far in the future, and even then with nuclear weapons China will face "the wrath of God".

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