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The crap is looking for a fan somewhere – China drops some threats in South China Sea dispute

June 23, 2011

China urges U.S. to stay out of sea dispute | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features.

Okay, I am officially getting a little nervous now.  I didn’t expect developments of this nature at least for another 5 or so years, but I guess given our current President’s penchant for ass-hatedness foreign policy, it makes sense.

In a nutshell, China is flexing its muscles regarding the South China Seas, a mineral and oil rich portion of the World’s oceans encompassing territory shared by China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia and the Phillippines.

If you recall, in an earlier post titled China Appears to be Adopting Soviet Military Doctrine, my assertion was that China would become increasingly belligerent to its neighbors in an attempt at extending its territory, this could be the opening rounds in such attempts.

Some quotes from the article are interesting to note:

“If the United States wants to play a role, it may counsel restraint to those countries that have been taking provocative action and ask them to be more responsible in their behavior,” he said.

That is from the Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai, who is obviously trying to come off as the responsible yet fatherly victim.  Cui continues with a not so subtle threat to the United States:

“I believe the individual countries are actually playing with fire and I hope the fire will not be drawn to the United States.”

Possible translation – we will kick your ass Phillippines, and we are betting the US won’t come to bat for you.

I bet all the little guys in this mess are so happy Obama is President. =P

Read more here.



2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 23, 2011 2:37 pm

    The pieces o the World War III puzzle are starting to come together.

    • June 23, 2011 7:00 pm

      I hope it doesn’t elevate to that level, at most I fear a true test of our resolve to defend traditional allies in the region.

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