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Man, I can't help but feel we'll see WW3 in our lifetime...
Everybody is to dependent on each other in this day and age. China needs people to buy their ****, and the US is one of their biggest customers.

The world is alot different to how it was back in the 30s. If war is to happen it'll be nothing like it was back then where everybody blows the **** out of everybody.
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We should just stop buying from China, problem solved...
Bwahahahaha!
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Lets pretend we're the US and they're Iraq and rare earth metals are oil...
Yea right, that is one war the world never wants to see, it would devastate the global economy, and so many lives would be lost, if the US and China ever went to war. It'd be like the Cold War, x10.
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Blood for oil was stupid, blood for rare earths on the other hand... well that is something I could get behind.
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Yea right, that is one war the world never wants to see, it would devastate the global economy, and so many lives would be lost, if the US and China ever went to war. It'd be like the Cold War, x10.
The Cold War is called the Cold War because there were no open hostilities, so... either you didn't know that or you think such a war wouldn't be such a big deal.
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Good thinking by China.
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China will only last so long.
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You're from a capitalist country complaining about a practice of capitalism. How do you feel?
It is their mineral, and they can sell/ not sell it to whoever they want. Or do you think otherwise? I don't see this as "greedy", but rather a good business tactic. And people like you need to realize, this article is about a company in China, not a act by China.
That company needs to quit being a d*ck to its customers.
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I'm positive this will not end well for any country.
     
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Everybody is to dependent on each other in this day and age. China needs people to buy their ****, and the US is one of their biggest customers.

The world is alot different to how it was back in the 30s. If war is to happen it'll be nothing like it was back then where everybody blows the **** out of everybody.
They've already threatened to declare war if the US shows any aggression towards Pakistan. Even if it's defending their nuclear facilities in case of a Al Qaeda takeover.

Pretty small drop looks to create a big effect. I'm not convinced that the political/relationship landscape is as stable as they are making it look.

And realistically, the world may have changed, but people remain the same. All it takes is one crazy person to stir the pot and make it hit the fan (look at WWII). A global economy does not mean peace.

I don't think this mineral bit is going to be what tips the scales, it's just interesting to read about the tension between the U.S. and the rest of the world. It's a bit unsettling, really.
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