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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    You are the silly one, who's added nothing of substance to this discussion.
    Oh I don't know. My #73 makes more sense than anything you've posted.
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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Relentless silliness. China is the aggressor, and must be dealt with firmly.
    You haven't a clue of the Spratlys history, and you're in here mouthing emptiness.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    With respect to the tensions in the South China Sea, Bloomberg.com reported that the U.S. Defense Secretary reaffirmed that the U.S. would continue to operate in the region:

    “There should be no mistake about this: The United States will fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows, as we do all around the world,” said Carter, who has ordered the military to develop options for more assertive U.S. demonstrations of its right to transit the region.

    Carter Warns China U.S. Will Go Wherever Global Law Permits - Bloomberg Politics

    Personally, I would have preferred if he substituted "American interests" for international law, but agree with his overall sentiments. Appeals to international law have technical merit, but commitments rooted in national interests are viewed as stronger, as nations act to safeguard their interests while they don't necessarily respond to breaches in international law. Free passage through the international waters of the South China Sea is a critical American interest (and vital interest of numerous American allies).

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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    With respect to the tensions in the South China Sea, Bloomberg.com reported that the U.S. Defense Secretary reaffirmed that the U.S. would continue to operate in the region:

    “There should be no mistake about this: The United States will fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows, as we do all around the world,” said Carter, who has ordered the military to develop options for more assertive U.S. demonstrations of its right to transit the region.

    Carter Warns China U.S. Will Go Wherever Global Law Permits - Bloomberg Politics

    Personally, I would have preferred if he substituted "American interests" for international law, but agree with his overall sentiments. Appeals to international law have technical merit, but commitments rooted in national interests are viewed as stronger, as nations act to safeguard their interests while they don't necessarily respond to breaches in international law. Free passage through the international waters of the South China Sea is a critical American interest (and vital interest of numerous American allies).
    And China hasn't threatened to interrupt that.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Oh I don't know. My #73 makes more sense than anything you've posted.
    I patently disagree.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    You haven't a clue of the Spratlys history, and you're in here mouthing emptiness.
    Another baseless assertion.
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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And China hasn't threatened to interrupt that.
    "It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan

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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    We need to keep China down before they get too powerful.
    Too late. The collapse of the USSR made them a superpower.


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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Can you demonstrate where China has threatened to impede transportation in the vital shipping lanes that straddle the Spratlys, hmm?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I patently disagree.
    Of course you do.
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