Taiwan has been ruled the most dangerous place on earth in the current issue of The Economist in their cover story. It's an in-depth article that covers the many issues involved including the "Silicon Shield". They feel if anything happens it will be in the next six years. An excellent article worth reading if you have or can get access. If China does act, it looks like a loose, loose outcome for everyone. One has to keep in mind that a deterrent is only in the mind of the beholder. If there is a conflict, it will be one of the most technologically advanced conflicts ever, involving almost every type of technology at the cutting edge. It would definitely be extremely costly to the whole planet without a doubt. I just hope the greed factor on all sides comes to the conclusion it isn't worth the cost in blood or treasure and even a so-called winner would pay a horrible price in lives, treasure, and relationships. The impact on the semi sector would alone be staggering and have a worldwide impact on everyone and if bloody enough cripple the semi sector and the world economy for many years, even decades. Any additional thoughts and comments appreciated.