Game of Thrones
Philippines Bares Teeth at China
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  • PKCasimir

    Since the Philippines are toothless, baring their teeth at the Chinese must have really frightened them.

    • Andrew Allison

      The Mutual Defense Treaty Between the Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America was signed on August 30, 1951 in Washington, D.C. . . . and dictated that both nations would support each other if either the Philippines or the United States were to be attacked by an external
      party.
      Toothless?

      • PKCasimir

        If you really think that the Chinese are afraid that President Obama will take any action to enforce that treaty then I offer you a bridge in Brooklyn for a really good price.

      • Corlyss

        How many teeth does a piece of paper have? See, European mutual defense pacts in operation c. 1914 and 1938.

        Obama wouldn’t act if the US were struck again a la 9/11. First he’d blame America, and then he would unleash his attack dog Eric Holder to find the perps and bring them to justice, but he would not expend a single Army issue bullet on a nation without evidence suitable for conviction in a court of competent jurisdiction, which he would make sure he wouldn’t find. So forget our defense commitments to other nations.

  • Andrew Allison

    Tick, tick, tick . . .

  • Corlyss

    Wake me when they loose the Moros on China . . .
    Where’s “hosing down” on the scale of provocative acts in the Book of International Causes of War?

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