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    Re: China warplanes tail U.S. and Japan fighter jets; How Far Will China Go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    All very true.

    The only problem is not the islands, but the airspace above them, and the potential for an "accidental" encounter between the US Navy and the Chinese PLA Navy, as has almost already occurred with the USS Cowpens on December 5th.

    The Chinese claiming this area as part of their ADIZ, or at least creating a new extended ADIZ, would be like the US claiming all of the Brazilian coastal waters as part of our ADIZ since the US Virgin Islands are close to them.

    This is nothing but a power play on the part of China. It's both a protective measure, as you pointed out in you post, in response to US policy, as well as an aggressive move to posture for the US and send a message. Additionally, there is oil in that region around those islands, and China's economy and infrastructure are growing faster than their current resource availability can support.
    I completely agree that oil is a factor for China. I only hope China gets what they need and nobody gets hurt. It's a question of whether the "pivot" is to provoke China as they claim, or to respond to China's overtures as the US claims.

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    Re: China warplanes tail U.S. and Japan fighter jets; How Far Will China Go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I completely agree that oil is a factor for China. I only hope China gets what they need and nobody gets hurt. It's a question of whether the "pivot" is to provoke China as they claim, or to respond to China's overtures as the US claims.
    I feel it's the latter; to respond to China's overtures, and overtly aggressive moves over the last decade or so.

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    Re: China warplanes tail U.S. and Japan fighter jets; How Far Will China Go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    I feel it's the latter; to respond to China's overtures, and overtly aggressive moves over the last decade or so.
    Well that's certainly what were getting from Washington.

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    Re: China warplanes tail U.S. and Japan fighter jets; How Far Will China Go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    An interesting side note: it just so happened that the Chinese have chosen to go ahead with sea trials of their first carrier, the Liaoning, that will be sailing through the East China Sea and into the South China Sea where they also have disputes with the Philippines over some islands. The George Washington is also in the area, assisting with humanitarian efforts with the recent Philippine earthquake. I wonder if the US will attempt to show the flag in the area, and if the Chinese would (i believe inevitably) flex it's muscles with it's own aircraft carrier. Food for thought.
    Obama is a chump and they know it.

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    Re: China warplanes tail U.S. and Japan fighter jets; How Far Will China Go?

    Obama doesn't have the balls of a neutered dog. EVERYONE knows that.

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    Re: China warplanes tail U.S. and Japan fighter jets; How Far Will China Go?

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    Whatever happened to our willingness to participate in government by the people?
    It is dulled when Government becomes the source of our goodies, and the regulatory master of our lives, rather than the closely watched chained up dog that we use to scare away predators.

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    Re: China warplanes tail U.S. and Japan fighter jets; How Far Will China Go?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Obama is a chump and they know it.
    He seems to be good at drones, maybe he should send 1000 drones over China.
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    Re: China warplanes tail U.S. and Japan fighter jets; How Far Will China Go?

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    They will go as far as they want. America and china are so codependent that we will never go to war unless the rest of the world has done it first, and unfortunately, they need us to fuel their freaking planes, screw full blown war.
    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I find it mighty hard to believe that China would ever want to go to war with a good customer like the USA over something like this.
    Why am I suddenly reminded of the "Guns of August"

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    Re: China warplanes tail U.S. and Japan fighter jets; How Far Will China Go?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    He seems to be good at drones, maybe he should send 1000 drones over China.



    I wonder if that would get anyone's attention there.

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    Re: China warplanes tail U.S. and Japan fighter jets; How Far Will China Go?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I wonder if that would get anyone's attention there.
    The Hellfire missiles would.
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