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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
    Can you demonstrate where China has threatened to impede transportation in the vital shipping lanes that straddle the Spratlys, hmm?
    They repeatedly warned off the U.S. reconnaissance flight operating in international air space.
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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

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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
    They repeatedly warned off the U.S. reconnaissance flight operating in international air space.
    I'm through with you on this Jack, you wouldn't know a provocation if it hit you upside the head, and you've contributed no substance to this discussion whatsoever!
    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
    Hi Polgara, the CFR is essentially a think tank for international relations, composed of individuals with very impressive credentials. That said, they are not a regulatory body, they have no enforcement authority, they don't engage in mediation beyond producing damn good essays on the way they think things should be tackled. Come on, you're giving Hillary a pass on that. Are you suggesting that she's geographically challenged? It was a very clear slight to China, and a direct provocation that the fellows at the CFR correctly pointed out could incorrectly embolden Manila. And you might know this as well, that Clinton's comment was made not long after the Chinese frustrated her attempts to secure a resolution for the use of force in Syria, so she's still smarting from that!
    No, I wasn't giving her a pass - she knew what that body of water was called! And I still don't know why both she and BHO wanted to get rid of Assad! I wasn't aware it was China that blocked it - I thought it was Russia.

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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'm through with you on this Jack, you wouldn't know a provocation if it hit you upside the head, and you've contributed no substance to this discussion whatsoever!
    Flying in international air space cannot be a provocation.
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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
    China has the soundest title to the Spratlys of any of the other claimants.
    The name South China Sea doesn't mean the waters 600 miles from the mainland belong to China.
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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    So . . . Citing as precedents the agreements of Imperial China, imperialist France and Imperial Japan . . . and then linking to Fox News?!?!?!?

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

    So China is flexing their muscles...this is interesting! We'll see what our response might be....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    So China is flexing their muscles...this is interesting! We'll see what our response might be....
    Good evening, Polgara.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    No, I wasn't giving her a pass - she knew what that body of water was called! And I still don't know why both she and BHO wanted to get rid of Assad! I wasn't aware it was China that blocked it - I thought it was Russia.
    They both did. And the reason, because both China and Russia were perturbed by the US/NATO's abuse of UNSCR 1973 in Libya which authorised the use of force to protect Libyan civilians, NOT to conduct regime change. So they didn't trust the US with regards to Syria.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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