China Pushing Back After US Backs Philippines
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  • I suppose a trumped up military incident on the China seas might be a good excuse for a power play on the Chinese mainland. If so, which side is more likely to pursue that strategy: the crafty villains or the liberal reformers? Or are they all crafty villains?

    I saw an interesting comment in the English language Chinese press the other day. One of the Chinese leaders was shocked to learn of the extent of Bo’s criminal activities. It was only the extent that shocked him, not the criminality itself. They are all criminals, none of them petty. C culture of crime and corruption in which power, finally, grows out of the barrel of gun. Why are partnering with these guys, betting the whole world’s future on them?

  • Kenny

    ” the Chinese military is warning that recent US policy moves could lead to war.”

    The Chicoms better be careful.

    In a war with the U.S., America could be damaged but China could literally be destroyed when we decide — at our option – to go Roman on them. Fact.

    That’s real politics, Mr. Mead.

  • MichaelM

    I’m confused as to how Chinese moves are a challenge to freedom of the seas. Isn’t this whole dispute over ownership of certain islands? How does Chinese claims to ownership of these islands challenge freedom of the seas?

  • Some Sock Puppet

    I’ve said it before I’ll say it again. It’s gonna be war. China’s government needs it distract from it’s failures, and surprisingly, the US seems to be heading in the same direction.

    Not against the pushback, but our administrations willingness to use ANYTHING as an excuse to distract from their abysmal record and wretched behavior.

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