if anyone has no idea what he is talking about, it's you.
And beginning to interfere with travel & commerce.
That's the difference.
Tell me ... If Trump found some shallow waters, say 12 miles off the coast of China, where he could dredge up some ocean floor and make himself an island and then let someone build a military installation on it & chased everyone away claiming it's own 12 mile, or more, territorial limits, would China be upset? Would you?
Better never than late.
Good luck in Hawaii and along the west coast. I'll send non-irradiated canned food as soon as cross country shipping is restored. The horses have already advised me that they aren't available for that enterprise. Seems they've unionized behind my back because the pasture is lush. We'll see how that holds up next winter.
"Whinnying" is close enough in sound to "whining" to be generally accepted, so be open-minded in your union negotiations, but watch body language...that will be critical when you get to the "sweet feed" subsection. It's the little things that cause the biggest problems! :
Unlike some here, I don't see WWIII looming over this. Whatever China seeks to gain, they seem to be losing on the other end as the Philippines are seriously considering inviting our navy back to Subic Bay.
As to the Philippines, same with India aligning with the US. Why is that alignment taking place? China and past wars with India, territorial grabs.
China has base rights for a seaport in Pakistan. How it that any different from the US?
Same as their plan to have naval base rights in Sri Lanka. Right by India.
With the SC Seas and Sri Lanka they could have 2 choke points.
India-China Border Dispute
On assuming power, the People‘s Republic of China (PRC) renounced all prior foreign agreements as unequal treaties imposed upon it during the "century of humiliation" and demanded renegotiation of all borders. The Sino-India border remains the only major territorial dispute, other than South China Sea disputes, that China has not resolved. China‘s growing assertiveness in its territorial claims, especially on Arunachal Pradesh, and its relentless development of infrastructure in Tibet will shape the prospects of Sino-India relations.
The territory stretching from the jungles of northern Myanmar, westward to the Karakoram Range, and northward to the edge of the Tibetan plateau can be seen as a single geopolitical system referred to as the Himalayan-Tibetan massif. The ruggedness of this terrain makes movement of men and materiel extremely difficult, thus preventing Indian and Chinese civilizations from intermingling or projecting military power in these remote areas effectively. Not until 1962 did the Chinese and Indian armies fight each other over these desolate heights, thus altering the geopolitics of the region significantly.