Skirmish on the High Seas
The Battle for the South China Sea Is Officially On
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  • Corlyss

    Great! Now we can’t let him out of his cage even to get him out of the country to give us a breather from his constant moralizing harangues! Everywhere he goes, he leaves policy and practical disaster in his wake.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    We should threaten to cancel any US Treasuries owned by China if the go to war with America, then we should get in their face. $1.3 Trillion kiss it goodbye China LOL

    • LarryD

      I’m not sure that would be constitutional, in any case, the more present danger would appear to be China going to war with Vietnam.

      • Carey J

        If there were a declaration of war, Chinese assets could certainly be frozen, if not seized.

      • El Gringo

        That didn’t go so well for them last time.

    • Corlyss

      The Chinese are too subtle to do that. They’d more likely loose their rogue client states to hector us somewhere. They have been masterful in how they have selectively promoted nukes among nations living in the 17th century in strategic places to menace us.

  • Charles Hammond Jr

    I don’t understand China’s posturing except if I view China as a bully: as someone in the playground asserting power for the sake of asserting power.

    It’s going to backfire on China badly if this happens: they’re going to really screw up stability in the South China Sea. North Korea will get crazier. Japan will simply continue re-arming. China risks showing the world that it’s army is actually just a paper tiger: it looks good on paper but it’s actually ridden with corruption and the weakness it always brings with it.

    On a side note: isn’t Vietnam Communist? Isn’t China Communist? Then why are they fighting among each other!?

  • dwpittelli

    Why can’t these articles ever explain the exact nature of the territorial claims of the two countries? It’s 120 knots from Vietnam, but how far is it from China? Are there islands nearby? And if so, what is the nature of the two countries’ claims to these islands?

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