The classic line... You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is to never get involved in a land war in Asia - Vizzini There are places you just don't want to fight. Fighting Russia in Russia; really bad idea. Fighting China in China; equally bad idea. The blunders made by the Axis in WWII. Both Germany and Japan were just ground to bits with their "land wars in Asia". I've been reading up on China, and it made me recall the Ukraine incident a few years ago. Immediately there were those calling for the US to intervene militarily...a lot of people. That would have the US fighting Russia IN RUSSIA. I'm so glad cooler heads prevailed...that was an unwinnable idea. With tensions rising over Taiwan, I'm convinced US policy edging us closer to fighting China over Taiwan; and there is no scenario where that goes well for the US (or China).