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    Re: US B-52 bombers challenge disputed China air zone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    I just think they could of re-routed the planes just until the situation has been addressed fully. Is it worth triggering an international incident over some uninhabited islands in which the US has no vested interest? Just seems to me like Japan are happy to hide behind America.
    Of course Japan is happy to hide behind us. The Chicoms would tear'em a new asshole.
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    Re: US B-52 bombers challenge disputed China air zone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    I have spent a good amount of time in Asia, from Japan to the Philippines. The Chinese hate the Japanese. The Japanese hate the Chinese. The Koreans hate the Chinese, the Japanese, the Philippinos, etc.

    I've never seen hatred and racism like exists in Asia, anywhere else in the world. They tend to use whatever excuse handy to hate the other. What you describe is just another example.

    In Guam, there are relatively large populations of each Asian group either living there or vacationing there. When I was there for 9 months following Super Typhoon Paka, I saw this hatred and racism daily, and it was ugly and dangerous.
    The Orientals were hating each other for centuries before the Europeans learned to scratch their asses.
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    The Fillipinos are glad that we posess our military power. It's a good thing we do, since Australia can't.
    Lots of Italians were glad the Mafia ran their neighborhoods. They were quite often less corrupt than those designated upholders of individual rights and decency, the cops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Misanthrope View Post
    Lots of Italians were glad the Mafia ran their neighborhoods. They were quite often less corrupt than those designated upholders of individual rights and decency, the cops.
    Sure, and they did it for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Sure, and they did it for free.
    Sure, and the Philippines didn't pay for Uncle Sham's protection racket.

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    Re: US B-52 bombers challenge disputed China air zone.

    I'm not one for the military, but I am glad this happened. No reason why this should be in place, and we know the Chinese aren't going to do anything. Good move by the US.
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    Re: US B-52 bombers challenge disputed China air zone.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Misanthrope View Post
    Sure, and the Philippines didn't pay for Uncle Sham's protection racket.
    Yup, showing your ass.
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    Re: US B-52 bombers challenge disputed China air zone.

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yup, showing your ass.
    It's an "arse," not an "ass". "Ass" was invented by Christians who thought by them saying "ass" big dumb God wouldn't realise they were "swearing," and thereby "sinning," by mentioning one of the dirty icky bits he so despises below their belts. You would have noticed that God is much mollified when we "make love" rather than shock him to his goody two-shoes core by having a feral unfeigned ---k*. And how he prefers we use sanitary Latin or infantile language - such as "pussy" - to describe our dirty bits and their filthy sinful functions.

    *women have extreme difficulty exhorting their sexual partner to just "make love me....make love me"!! when the are about to cu....O-o-ps, climax and more often than not will substitute the "make love" with the sinfully hissed "---k".....thereby condemning their soul to Hell forever for every ---k they utter.
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    Re: US B-52 bombers challenge disputed China air zone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - US B-52 bombers challenge disputed China air zone


    Two B-52 bonbers have challenged Chinas new air defence rules by flying over the disputed islands in the south china sea. This comes after Japan have refused to acknowledge China's new "air defence identification zone", US claim that normal procedures but China have warned that aircraft obey its rules or face "emergency defensive measures".
    I feel that both sides have valid points here but from a neutral standpoint I don't understand why the US would risk antagonising China or risk a possible mis-communication which could result in shots being fired.
    Because if you ignore something new, over time it becomes de facto maritime/aviation law.

    Gaddafi tried to do a similar thing in 1986: Action in the Gulf of Sidra (1986) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Additionally, navies of a variety of other nations and ours challenge their South China Sea claims on a yearly basis.

    No one is saying that China can't have an ADIZ (Air defense Identification Zone), but everyone contests them setting one up unilaterally, extending so far out to sea amid several other nations, and covering contested islands. Oh, and they should probably negotiate a little bit before setting one up.

    For example, look south of the florida keys in our ADIZ: File:ADIZ Boundaries.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Obviously we aren't going to extend our ADIZ out to Cuba because that would be too aggressive a claim.

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