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Chinese media warn against U.S. provocations in South China Sea

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Tell me AGAIN how the US Military presence in Okinawa is " UN-Necessary ".

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Yes it is largely unnecessary, Japan can more than defend itself. The Japanese military is the best in Asia.

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America took South China sea since 1898 until now, including the Victoria harbour of Hong Kong, their warships docked there before battle the Spainish in tge Philipines. Like Breshenev doctine, we took it, we hold it and we got it.

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I'm afraid the US Military is right. Allowing anyone to build an island or a structure in the sea and then claim territorial rights to the waters and then perhaps to the exclusive economic zone is unacceptable from any point of view (except the builder's). It is called freedom of navigation. If maritime claims are not challenged over a certain period of time, they become accepted as legal. The US Navy has been doing this world wide for over 200 years.

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China is all bark. They have nether the capability nor the desire to create a direct confrontation with the United States. If they did, they would have taken Taiwan decades ago. China attempts to justify it's nationalism and behavior by harping on the "humiliation" it received in the past. But this is no longer the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Sorry China. When it comes to south China sea, you are clearly the villain here.

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Chinese media warn against U.S. provocations in South China Sea

Media? Says it all really.

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“ceaseless provocations” in the South China Sea

By China.

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WA4TKGOCT. 15, 2015 - 06:16PM JST Tell me AGAIN how the US Military presence in Okinawa is " UN-Necessary ".

Well, that would be the case because the U.S. Navy is based and cruising throughout the region. The U.S. is not planning on invading China with the 8K combat Marines stationed on Okinawa. In fact, I can't think of a single reason they are there anymore. The Marine air combat forces there are superfluous as well given that the U.S. has naval bases on Kyushu and Honshu and an air force bases on Honshu and Hokkaido.

TheTigerOCT. 15, 2015 - 06:24PM JST Yes it is largely unnecessary, Japan can more than defend itself. The Japanese military is the best in Asia.

I really hope you're joking as the same kind of blinkered and chauvinistic thinking convinced a majority of the Japanese Imperial Army staff that the U.S. just wasn't up for a fight in 1941.

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which it says are intended to serve civilian as well as military purposes.

So... which civilians would those be?

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We're quite prepared for the all-too-familiar Chinese technique of slicing salami with non-naval vessels instead of actually confronting us on the high seas, as we wish they would. The US Navy is prepared to deal with China's massive flotilla of fishing boats that will converge on any naval vessel that dares pass next to one of China's new islands.

Yes, any American ship in the vicinity of these new islands will be stopped short by masses of fishing boats called into action by the PLA. Now imagine that this bogged down US vessel, while trying to maneuver out of that position, rams and sinks some boats, drowning those Chinese fishermen. Well, this is how China intends to win against the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. Now this is how we overcome that tactically childish ploy.

Admitting the PLA's cowardly chess move, we anchor and simply stay there. We fly helicopters to that ship every day with delicacies for our sailors, with each flight of helicopters being a daily affirmation that we have a right to be there. We make a picnic of it. In addition, we make sure that anyone who attempts to climb aboard is treated as a pirate, shooting them if we have to. And we wait them out until the little boats run out of food and are replaced with others that run out of food. In so doing, we wait for the PLA to acknowledge our right to be there, as well as the right of every other country that passes by these islands to be there too.

Yes, send our ships to the Spratleys or Paracels and settle down for a Berlin-style Airlift. We've done it before, and we're good at defeating Communists with this chess move.

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While China is doing what is right in its own eyes, and expect everybody to follow the rules they themselves created, there comes a bully taunting her. The US is on the other side of the World. What business does it have in telling China what it can or cannot do. China does not come near US islands telling the US what to do. The whole South China Sea and countries were under China's sphere until the Vatican-assigned conquerors came to weaken its dominion. Did you know that the countries that Portugal, Spain, France, and who knows what others, had the areas to be conquered assigned by the Vatican? It was not an accident. Jose Rizal, Philippine's national hero took note of that in his annotations to the book "Events of the Philippines Islands, (Spanish original: Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas), written by Spanish historian Jose J de Morga.

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avigator, what does your post have to with abiding by contemporary international maritime law? Goodness, if you're going to be living in the past, virtually nothing that China is laying claim to today was remotely in its sphere four hundred years ago because the Chinese did not have a blue water fleet, in spite of trading throughout the region.

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Putin already shoved obama out the way in syria. The iranians got their "deal" and have now also snubbed the administration.

What's to stop the chinese from standing up to a weak US President and his sissy policies?

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What's to stop the chinese from standing up to a weak US President and his sissy policies?

The strongest military in the world by a long, long shot.

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