The stupidity of your post about saving fuel by launching an attack from Taiwan instead of mainly land China has nothing to due with chess or military strategy. The Chinese mainland city of Harbin, where the recent water contamination problem occurred and their largest airplane production facility is located is MORE THAN 1000 MILES CLOSER TO THE US than any point on Taiwan! You are just too ignorant for words. Get a globe, not a flat map, and see that the shortest route to US mainland goes over Alaska. Do you know the Earth is not flat and that “great circle routes” are the shortest routes, or is this part of your ignorance also?