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Tensions rapidly escalating around South China Sea
Politico ^ | 2/24/13 11:13 PM EST | JOEL BRINKLEY

Posted on 02/25/2013 12:30:22 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

China’s assertion that almost all of the South China Sea and adjacent waters are part of its territory seems to be growing more dangerous with each passing week.

China and Japan are scrambling fighter jets in their faceoff over disputed islands. Last month, China “painted” a Japanese military helicopter and destroyer with weapons-lock radar — bringing harsh criticism from Japanese and American military officials.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: china; japan; southchinasea

1 posted on 02/25/2013 12:30:34 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The South China Sea holds around 11 billion barrels of oil
and 190 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas in proven and probable reserves

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/02/08/oil-southchinasea-idUKL4N0B815T20130208


2 posted on 02/25/2013 12:37:30 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

As if China (or anyone else for that matter) is afraid of the US with Stickman O’Wimpo at the helm.


3 posted on 02/25/2013 12:38:59 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Is Japan involved just to keep leash on China? Or do they have other interests involved?


4 posted on 02/25/2013 12:44:33 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
America is weak and in the process of being neutered.

The world is getting what they've wanted for the past 50 years, a post-American world. Might want to increase your military spending.


5 posted on 02/25/2013 12:45:48 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
....Last month, China “painted” a Japanese military helicopter

Gee. What color did they 'paint' it? (I've been working in radar and antenna engineering for decades and have never used that term - ever. Locked on, 'dead meat', 'toast', 'up sh!t creek' --- but never 'painted')

6 posted on 02/25/2013 12:55:10 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Rut row... the Chinese have several million young men with no hope of finding a bride.... what to do with them... hmnn....


7 posted on 02/25/2013 12:55:17 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: Da Coyote
O'Wimpo will stake claim on the Yellow (pun intended) Sea.
8 posted on 02/25/2013 12:59:44 PM PST by QT3.14 ( USA: Likely only country in world history to adopt policies and laws that ensure self-destruction)
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To: thackney

The article is poorly titled. It is about Chinese agression in the region, not just the South China Sea. China engaged the Japanese near disputed islands that are northeast of Taiwan.

And yes, weakened US leadership is a part of the issue.


9 posted on 02/25/2013 1:04:59 PM PST by kidd
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Rubes, boobs and pubes have been developing US foreign policy since 1992.


10 posted on 02/25/2013 1:08:06 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

GayMuzzie has demonstrated ambivalence about commitments to her allies.

The result here will be an arms-race in Asia.

We’ll also see that in the Middle-East.


11 posted on 02/25/2013 1:23:17 PM PST by gaijin
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To: thackney
Just posted this:

The United States Heads to the South China Sea

12 posted on 02/25/2013 1:24:07 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: gaijin

See #12.


13 posted on 02/25/2013 1:26:33 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Gaffer

“I’ve been working in radar and antenna engineering for decades and have never used that term - ever”

Standard military aviation term


14 posted on 02/25/2013 1:30:43 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: BwanaNdege

In movies and maybe pilots. Not people that build them. It is a a stupid term that means nothing but being hit by RF and that could be survelilance/acquisition or track mode.


15 posted on 02/25/2013 1:52:50 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: TigersEye

Pei Ping.


16 posted on 02/25/2013 2:26:23 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Jean effin’ Kerry will handle that. He’s been to the South China Sea. He went to Vietnam ya know.


17 posted on 02/25/2013 2:31:25 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Too bad the Free Trade Communists who blindly support Free Trade with Communist China will make it hard for the US to deal w this situation. Free Traders just keep helping the enemy


18 posted on 02/25/2013 3:00:19 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: TigersEye

Yeah, ol’ Rice Butt will have it all sorted out.


19 posted on 02/25/2013 5:11:51 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Fiction coming true, and it isn't pretty.

20 posted on 03/27/2013 8:49:40 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: SC DOC
I just posted this:

NYT Escalation: North Korea Shuts Last Military Hot Line to South

21 posted on 03/27/2013 10:49:03 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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