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

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    The next step will be the radars, naval cruise missiles and anti-aircraft assets, which will effectively enforce their EEZ claim. This is standard procedure as well. One could call it territory-grabbing in the traditional sense, with the only exception being that they're furnishing the land.
    Btw, where's the criticism of vietnams reclamation projects in the Spratly's and their placement of artillery pieces, hmm?
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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
    Not referring to their EEZ claims, which is a whole other issue, the Chinese have the soundest title to the Spratly's.
    And what international body has declared that to be true?

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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
    Btw, where's the criticism of vietnams reclamation projects in the Spratly's and their placement of artillery pieces, hmm?
    They shouldn't be doing it either, but Vietnam isn't China.

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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
    Militarily the artillery is of no value. It could be erased in the first half-hour of any engagement with US forces. Its only conceivable role is to threaten merchant shipping.
    Hilarious stuff Jack. I mean really what sort of range do you think their artillery has and why would they use it to sink merchantmen when they have a navy ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    They shouldn't be doing it either, but Vietnam isn't China.
    Well, if they shouldn't be doing it either, perhaps they need to discontinue it if they expect China to.
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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    China looses all credibility the moment they engage a merchant vessel with artillery. Where do people come up with this stuff.
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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 know you are dude, glad to boost your standing. that's not entirely true. The pieces of artillery could provide a certain level of defense for the contractors working there. They certainly aren't offensive in nature.
    They provide no protection. They are merely targets. They are only useful against unarmed opponents.
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    Re: Beijing warns US: 'We will fight back' as battle of words escalates over South Ch

    Quote Originally Posted by flogger View Post
    Hilarious stuff Jack. I mean really what sort of range do you think their artillery has and why would they use it to sink merchantmen when they have a navy ?
    Range would depend on type of artillery, but several miles is likely. Enough to shut down a narrow shipping lane. Why not the Chinese Navy? Because the island can't be sunk.
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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 provide no protection. They are merely targets. They are only useful against unarmed opponents.
    How familiar are you with the pieces deployed? Are you aware that there is an island within range of this one that the Vietnamese are engaging in reclamation of, that has also been outfitted with artillery?
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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
    How familiar are you with the pieces deployed? Are you aware that there is an island within range of this one that the Vietnamese are engaging in reclamation of, that has also been outfitted with artillery?
    Vietnamese are not a threat to shipping.
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