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China Warns Phillipines of War
Yahoo 7 News ^ | 11/5/2012 | AFP

Posted on 05/10/2012 2:38:16 PM PDT by MrDaddyLongLegs

MANILA (AFP) - China told its citizens Thursday they were not safe in the Philippines and its state media warned of war, as a month-long row over rival claims in the South China Sea threatened to spill out of control.

Chinese travel agencies announced they had suspended tours to the Philippines, under government orders, and the embassy in Manila advised its nationals already in the country to stay indoors ahead of planned protests.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/13654401/china-warns-citizens-as-row-with-philippines-escalates/

(Excerpt) Read more at au.news.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: china; chinashoals; energy; opec; philippines; southchinasea; war
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Looks like things are warming up in South East Asia and i believe the Chinese are itching to flex their muscles to show the other nations in the region who is the boss.
1 posted on 05/10/2012 2:38:17 PM PDT by MrDaddyLongLegs
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

Guess they will be carrying their long range missles with them as they probably wouldn’t make the trip otherwise.


2 posted on 05/10/2012 2:42:12 PM PDT by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

Unfortunately for the Philippines 0bammy is on China’s side.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 2:43:09 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: bikerman

Guess they wish now that they didn’t kick us out of Subic Bay.


4 posted on 05/10/2012 2:45:57 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

The Filipino military is not even a threat to anyone.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 2:46:34 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

Good thing the Phillipine left got the Americans out of their bases there. Because after all, it’s those imperialistic Americans who are the real bad guys.../s


6 posted on 05/10/2012 2:47:12 PM PDT by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: dfwgator

zactly


7 posted on 05/10/2012 2:48:51 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: bikerman

hahahaha


8 posted on 05/10/2012 2:49:02 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

I am fine with it as long as the chinese only take out the far south west part of the phillipeans....

Then they should leave....

It would solve a lot of the problems the Phillipeans have with the ROPers.


9 posted on 05/10/2012 2:54:15 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: free-in-nyc
China's in the wrong here as usual. The Philippines is an underrated ally of ours as the only majority Christian Asian country. They deserve our protection and Chinese aggression needs to be repelled for all of the obvious reasons.

The shoal sits about 230 kilometres (140 miles) from the Philippines' main island of Luzon. The nearest major Chinese landmass is 1,200 kilometres northwest of the shoal, according to Filipino navy maps.

But China claims virtually all of the South China Sea as its territory, even waters close to the coasts of the Philippines and other Asian countries.

Taiwan, Brunei, Vietnam and Malaysia also claim parts of the sea, which is believed to sit atop vast oil and gas resources. The rival claims have for decades made the waters one of Asia's potential military flashpoints.

The Philippines, which admits to having an extremely weak military, has repeatedly said it wants to solve the stand-off over the shoal through diplomatic means.

But it has also said it secured a pledge from the United States, its main military ally, to protect the Philippines from attacks in the South China Sea.

10 posted on 05/10/2012 2:55:32 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: AlmaKing

Many of the financial and other ranking institutions in the Philippines are owned or controlled by Chinese. They’ve been in the PI for centuries.


11 posted on 05/10/2012 2:57:44 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

China is seeing if it can push the Philippines around without blow-back. Something like events in the late 1930’s. If they get no push-back, then they will pick a fight with Taiwan next.


12 posted on 05/10/2012 3:04:00 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: JediJones
But it has also said it secured a pledge from the United States, its main military ally, to protect the Philippines from attacks in the South China Sea.

With Obama in the White House and the Democraps controlling the Senate that pledge is not worth the breath Obama used to utter the words.

13 posted on 05/10/2012 3:04:09 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Rhineland 1936

"Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana

14 posted on 05/10/2012 3:05:32 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Pontiac

Yes, unfortunately his position may “evolve.” Especially if his daughters are fond of Chinese food.


15 posted on 05/10/2012 3:07:44 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

Holy Bataan!


16 posted on 05/10/2012 3:14:47 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: GeronL

They’re a little “short” on manpower.


17 posted on 05/10/2012 3:16:54 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dfwgator
"Guess they wish now that they didn’t kick us out of Subic Bay."

Yuppers. I predicted back when that the PI would live to regret their stupid progressive policies. Still, bet we put mucho deniro and military personnel to defend their ungrateful ass.

18 posted on 05/10/2012 3:22:12 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs
Okay, anyone who thinks this would have been a threat under Bush I&II raise their hands.

The worlds is not stupid. When Obambi did his "apology tour" and bowed to everyone but the Queen of England, did not us political junkies not see this coming? Sheesh, even Bill Clinton understood that right is might, even if his b*tch wife didn't.

As political as our upper brass military is, I would bet a $1000 dollars that the majority have palm to face. They may have political aspirations, but I believe they want USA defense.

19 posted on 05/10/2012 3:29:18 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: Vendome

Does the Philippines even have an air force?


20 posted on 05/10/2012 3:38:04 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
"The Filipino military is not even a threat to anyone."

Of course not. They are a third-world country and had the stupidity to kick out their greatest ally/protector.

If China wants them, fine. I'm sick of spending our blood and treasure on such ungrateful short-sighted peoples. Yes, I know it's more complex than that, but as long as we have our Tridents, I'm good. Let China become a regional power. I doubt they will cause too much trouble because they want the world to buy their products.

I also say pull our thousands of troops out of South Korea, Japan, and parts of Europe. Let them spend their bucks to defend their own people. Again, it's complicated, but I think we could bring so many troops home and give them priority for jobs. If I were King of the World for just one day!...har.

21 posted on 05/10/2012 3:39:39 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

bookmark


22 posted on 05/10/2012 3:41:03 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: JediJones

It is not good be a potential enemy of the USA. But to be a stated friend and ally dependent upon the America’s word for assistance when international power plays are being made, can be truly dangerous.


23 posted on 05/10/2012 3:46:10 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: JediJones

It is not good be a potential enemy of the USA. But to be a stated friend and ally dependent upon America’s word for assistance when international power plays are being made can be truly dangerous.


24 posted on 05/10/2012 3:47:08 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: dfwgator
Guess they wish now that they didn’t kick us out of Subic Bay.


And Clark Air Base.
25 posted on 05/10/2012 3:48:42 PM PDT by Kegger
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To: A Navy Vet

We still have troops in Mindanao. This has the potential of dragging us into their squabble over a reef.


26 posted on 05/10/2012 3:50:21 PM PDT by Sarajevo (http://rulesoftheinternet.com/index.php?title=Main_Page)
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To: GeronL

Does the Philippines even have an air force?
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27 posted on 05/10/2012 3:51:28 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Kegger

Well, Mt. Pinatubo took care of that :p


28 posted on 05/10/2012 3:53:30 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist or Patriot)
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To: Sarajevo
"We still have troops in Mindanao. This has the potential of dragging us into their squabble over a reef."

Pull all our boys and girls out. I'm tired of seeing our Vets come back in boxes or with limbs missing for ungrateful cultures. Like I said above, we have Tridents. We need a Bolton to tell the world in no uncertain terms that is time for you to defends yourselves, but if you or your proxies hit us, we will turn you into ash. Then say, we would like to continue to fair trade.

China WILL become the regional power. So what? Our latest worry is about Russia threatening NATO, which I believe should be disbanded. Russia won't attack us because they love their children and believe in MAD. I think China does, also. It's the ME and the Norks that are the worry. I say kill them all now like we did with Germany. Don't worry about collateral damage...better woman and children than ours.

30 posted on 05/10/2012 3:59:23 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

So it’s not all about ocean routes after all. It’s also about oil.


31 posted on 05/10/2012 4:06:18 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: GeronL

Lumpia Airlines I believe...


32 posted on 05/10/2012 4:08:36 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: JediJones; All
10 posted on Thu May 10 2012 16:55:32 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by JediJones: “China's in the wrong here as usual. The Philippines is an underrated ally of ours as the only majority Christian Asian country. They deserve our protection and Chinese aggression needs to be repelled for all of the obvious reasons.”

Add South Korea, which has a plurality of Christians though not an absolute majority, and we agree.

I agree with others on this thread that this may be a case of “let's see how far we can push things” with an eventual goal of forcing Taiwan into submission, but the issue of oil and natural gas fields could be enough to prompt action against the Philippines entirely on its own.

33 posted on 05/10/2012 4:08:43 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

Supposing China takes over the Philipines. On the plus side, I don’t think the Chicoms would be quite so sanguine about the local El Qaeda franchise decapitating communist officials as the Philipino government has been about them decapitating Catholic priests.


34 posted on 05/10/2012 4:10:45 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: A Navy Vet

Agreed. All Chinese see the situation from their history of having been occupied by various western empires (past) and their view of the Yellow River leading to the ocean (future). With our national political attitude as it is, China will absorb other Chinese culture countries and clear routes for whatever they want around Southeast Asia.

Meanwhile, yes. We should be denazifying the Middle East instead of turning the West into an impoverished set of police states. In the following, we can learn about what our ancestors were capable of.

Denazification, cumulative review. Report, 1 April 1947-30 April 1948.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/History.Denazi


35 posted on 05/10/2012 4:13:18 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: JediJones

We will not go to war over the Phillipines.

Heck, we won’t go to war over Hawaii right now.

They, and all of Asia, are on their own. Sadly.


36 posted on 05/10/2012 4:30:42 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: GeronL

this war shoild last about 30 minutes.


37 posted on 05/10/2012 4:41:43 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: redgolum

I think we should at the very least, help rebuild the Japanese navy and air force seeing that we pretty much forced them to not have either for 60 years. In hindsight, one of the dumbest moves we have ever made.


38 posted on 05/10/2012 4:41:49 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: VanDeKoik

We did it because they would have tried to have another go if we didn’t.

Today it is to late. A nation of old men will not fight a war. If we want to project power, and help our allies, send a lot of hardwar to the Phillipnes.


39 posted on 05/10/2012 4:44:50 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: A Navy Vet

I agree. This pseudo Empire game has gotten old.

Nations, like families, need to practice tough love at times. We have been playing policeman for to long.


40 posted on 05/10/2012 4:50:58 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Kegger

We have an office in Clark AB which has been converted into an economic free zone. Been there countless times. Half of the huge base (took us an entire day to navigate through the empty buildings) but the infrastructure is still there.


41 posted on 05/10/2012 5:09:33 PM PDT by max americana
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To: ColdOne

Hmmmm, not so sure as China would start eliminating the muzzies.


42 posted on 05/10/2012 5:15:41 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: GeronL

Yes, but they’re busy spraying crops right now.


43 posted on 05/10/2012 5:28:34 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: dfwgator
Guess they wish now that they didn’t kick us out of Subic Bay.

Thought they had learned their lesson when a Volcano destroyed Clark Field. :)

I flew out of there in June of 1965, they threw us out shortly thereafter.

44 posted on 05/10/2012 5:37:52 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period. You can't trust the man with the big red (R))
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To: A Navy Vet

I don’t know why we stillhave troops in Europe or Japan and I know we already got booted from the Philippines. But I think we should still help South Korea as much as they need to counter North Korea. (not as many troops as we have there of course)


45 posted on 05/10/2012 5:39:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

Hey China! Vietnam has been saying that you couldn’t beat a drum! They say that you’re all mouth and no muscle! They’re claiming they kicked your behinds back home the last time you messed with them! Are you going to let them get away with that kind of talk?


46 posted on 05/10/2012 5:55:02 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: bruinbirdman

More news from China. The Red Dragon truly is rising. Thanks, Clinton.


47 posted on 05/10/2012 6:59:08 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks MrDaddyLongLegs. President Halfofagaycouple will have Hillary make a strongly worded response.


48 posted on 05/10/2012 7:45:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: dfwgator

I don’t get your point. The Rhineland was Germany’s own territory. China and the Phillipines are two entirely different countries.


49 posted on 05/10/2012 9:32:07 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: A Navy Vet

So, let China freely go on a reign of terror and expansionism in Southeast Asia and just look the other way? That’s a real “stick your head in the sand” read on world history. Seems you forgot all about Pearl Harbor for one thing, not to mention the Cold War.

I don’t care if they wanted our troops there in the past or not. They’re not people who ever attacked us, they’re a democratic, capitalist, Christian, English-speaking nation and they are a longtime diplomatic and economic ally. The idea that the U.S. would stand by and let them get swallowed up by a dictatorial communist tyranny is absolutely appalling, indecent and immoral. If anything this is an opportunity we should take to reestablish a broader military partnership.

Not to mention it would only lay the ground for China to continue a reign of terror and gobble up resources and land just like Japan leading up to WW2. It would be the height of ignorance to believe that is in our best interests. First they came for the Filipinos, and I said nothing....


50 posted on 05/10/2012 9:43:08 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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