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Philippines Accuses China of Water Cannon Attack on Supply Vessel
Channel News Asia ^ | 23 Mar 2024

Posted on 03/23/2024 7:27:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The Philippines accused the China Coast Guard of blocking a Filipino supply vessel and damaging it with water cannon on Saturday morning (Mar 23) off a remote and contested South China Sea reef.

The Philippine military said the nearly hour-long attack occurred off Second Thomas Shoal, where Chinese ships have unleashed water cannon and collided with Filipino vessels in similar stand-offs in recent months.

The military released video clips that showed a white ship repeatedly dousing another vessel sailing alongside it with a water cannon. One clip showed two white ships simultaneously firing water at the same vessel.

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TOPICS: China; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: donatefreerepublic; isolatedincidents; jimknows; reef; reefs; southchinasea

1 posted on 03/23/2024 7:27:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

If The Philippines were not so corrupt they’d have the ability to to defend themselves.

Notice the PRC doesn’t really pick on South Korea or Vietnam nearly as much.

2 posted on 03/23/2024 7:35:24 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Starve the Beast and steal its food.)
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The NCO class in the P.I. military is worthless-I read it in a book by Robert D. Kaplan. Something about grunts in the book title. The NCO is the backbone of the US military. Committed career guys. The P.I. officer core is corrupt and the enlisted folk have no reason to commit to anything

Bummer. They fought like hell against the Japanese. Are the Koreans. + Vietnamese willing to come to their aid? They’ll have their hands full.

3 posted on 03/23/2024 8:13:27 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: DIRTYSECRET refer to Kaplan’s book “Imperial Grunts”.

Many people resent having to work with the USA. Working with Communist China is going to be a lot worse, but they have to find that out for themselves.

4 posted on 03/23/2024 9:01:58 PM PDT by rlmorel (In Today's Democrat America, The $5 Dollar Bill is the New $1 Dollar Bill.)
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5 posted on 03/24/2024 2:51:11 AM PDT by sauropod (Ne supra crepidam.)
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