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Philippines, China trade blame for collision in disputed waters

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Crazy to let this invasion happen in its own backyard.

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Time to add a U.S. destroyer escort to the re-supply.

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Larr FlintToday 04:59 pm JST

Soon China will strike. The US has little chance to win this incoming battle but might have a chance to win a war.

Win the war. We've won plenty of wars.

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China is that neighbor that nobody wants. China is the master of subterfuge, their Coast Guard, Maritime Miltia and the China Maritime Safety Administration are all tied to the Chinese PLA Navy. China can effectively invade and usurp islands from other nations without openly resorting to military action, which would draw a military response.

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Repeated incidents with the Philippines, Japan, Vietnam, Australia, the US, etc., etc. What's the common cause in all these cases? Chinese aggression.

China's claims are unlawful. The UNCLOS tribunal proved that beyond doubt.

All Xi is doing is turning country after country away from China. Business was pouring into China before he arrived; now, the country is becoming a pariah and "uninvestable."

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-08-29/raimondo-says-us-firms-tell-herchina-is-becoming-uninvestable

Xi is destroying China. The sooner the Chinese people are rid of him, and the CCP, the better for everyone.

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believe me, if anything happen, the West and the world will quickly forget about Ukraine and Israel and focus their forces in this region. china is top priority enemy for the alliance and nobody can risk the fact of losing war to china. Hell know what will happen to the world order if china win the war

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I am surprised at the histrionics about China. The country has so many internal and external problems including its demographic collapse and rapidly aging population, and keeps making new enemies on a daily basis. Has their army or navy ever had a notable victory in recent history?

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“China and fill-in-the-blank-with-any-number-of-countries trade for dispute in fill-in-the-blank-with-any-number-of-regions.” It’s always China. China, the geographical equivalent of a hemorrhoid.

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China has had territorial problems with the USSR, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan, India, Tibet, etc. It thinks it owns "everything under heaven", and that's a five-thousand-year-old belief. Just like it says often -- "since ancient times".

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To paraphrase a central slogan to their last national congress, this must be their Newest Journey to Oceanic Trespass, Thuggery and Hooliganism With Chinese Characteristics.

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Sometimes you have punch a bully in the nose.

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"Philippine Coast Guard spokesman Jay Tarriela said the two supply boats and Philippine Coast Guard vessel escorting the mission were water cannoned" [sic] Photo: Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)/AFP

'Water cannoned'...? When did water cannon become a verb?

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Never take a penknife to a gunfight. The Philippines isn't rich but come on, they must have larger boats than that. I've pedalled bigger.

Unless this is just political theatre (which I suspect it may well be), borrow a larger boat (maybe one with a bigger water pistol) or use a helicopter.

That photo is just embarrassing.

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The Philippine navy and coast guard depend on hand-me-downs from the US and now Japan. It is what it is.

Just look at the rusting former US navy hulk that some Philippine marines pitifully occupy.

Never take a penknife to a gunfight. The Philippines isn't rich but come on, they must have larger boats than that. I've pedalled bigger.

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In order to be a colonial power China would first have to have its own house in order.

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deanzaZZRToday 06:54 am JST

The Philippine navy and coast guard depend on hand-me-downs from the US and now Japan. It is what it is.

Just look at the rusting former US navy hulk that some Philippine marines pitifully occupy.

And that just shows you what a disgrace China is, bullying a country like that.

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