Hands Off ADIZ Islands
US And Chinese Warships In Near-Collision
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  • Andrew Allison

    “Another U.S. military official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, told Stars and Stripes that the incident was ultimately resolved through ship-to-ship communications via radio between the Cowpens and a Chinese aircraft carrier in the vicinity.” One can only hope that the communication was along the lines of, “I’d rather not have to disable this vessel.”

    • Joseph Blieu

      Yes but instead of saying “a” Chinese aircraft carrier they should have said “The” Chinese carrier, it will be operational in several years.

  • Bruce

    One of many tensions between China and the U.S. You haven’t seen anything yet. China has already started to undercut the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency and this currency movement by them is in its infancy. Wait until they partially back the Yuan with gold. Chinese territorial claims are somewhat frightening, but there is certainly a motive behind them that we don’t quite understand yet. We probably won’t until it’s too late, just like we won’t realize what happened to our currency until it’s done.

    • rheddles2

      Wait until they partially back the Yuan with gold.

      It couldn’t happen too soon. The domestic repercussions would be overwhelming.

  • TommyTwo

    “South Korea’s parliament, meanwhile, adopted a resolution that condemns Japan’s increasing militarization.”

    Japan’s parliament, meanwhile, pinned a note to South Korea’s back reading “Kick me” in Chinese.

    • Corlyss

      Interesting that so many take a restoration of traditional state activities to be so threatening. We’re reminded again of how much of an aberration the post-WW2 freeze-frame was.

  • lukelea

    Remind me why we are doing business with China on such an extravagant scale?

    • Corlyss

      “Remind me why we are doing business with China on such a scale?”

      They own our debt.

  • stevewfromford

    The Chinese will continue to push the boundaries until either the US is forced away or they miscalculate and hostilities ensue. Let us hope we are prepared.

    • Corlyss

      2017 is going to be a very interesting year.

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