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U.S. vows 'action' if China builds new South China Sea structures

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Lets hope this is not the start of something big..

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U.S. vows 'action' if China builds new South China Sea structures

Uhm, why no action when they were just starting to build it hmm?

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Right..... sure.... color me crazy, but I doubt this will change what China does or does not do.... not at all.

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I'd say it's needed though... what with China starting to send nuclear subs out into the Pacific.

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You just need to adjust your thinking to understand the proper view. The world has been Chinese since ancient times, but they have kindly allowed nations to be built on their property until recently. Now that nonsense has to stop.

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The world has been Chinese since ancient times

True or not, America has owned the world since the beginning of the 20th century. Invading places as far away as Hawaii, the Philippines, Iraq, Kuwait, etc. Now it thinks it owns the South China Sea too. Now THAT is a vast empire.

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Invading places..... Kuwait

Huh? Who did the invading?

Now it thinks it owns the South China Sea too.

Nobody owns the South China Sea. Let's keep it that way

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Pukey2Jun. 04, 2016 - 08:17PM JST True or not, America has owned the world since the beginning of the 20th century. Invading places as far away as >Hawaii, the Philippines, Iraq, Kuwait, etc. Now it thinks it owns the South China Sea too. Now THAT is a vast empire.

These pathetic attempts to equate the United States to what China (PRC) is doing are ridiculous. True the US has invaded many places around the world, but they don't stay and they don't start claiming that they've owned the place since ancient times. With the exception of Hawaii, the US policy of Manifest Destiny is long over, ad foreign invasions are designed to further our agenda of spreading democratic ideals. In contrast China's expansion is merely to increase it's own territory and gain strategic advantages.

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The original "United States" were those 13states of former British colonial declared after the war of Independence against British rule circa1770s. Outside that boundary were taken through aggressive and bloody wars to increase its own territory and gained stragetic advantages for her further expansion in 19 & 20th century.

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the US policy of Manifest Destiny is long over

Obviously, it's not.

When former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down with the New York Daily News editorial board in April, she was asked what must have been a surprising and unwelcome question. In the years since the 2009 coup in Honduras, there has been remarkably little scrutiny in the major media of how Clinton’s State Department handled it, and she has had to answer few questions about it.

But Juan González asked why she resisted cutting off aid to the coup regime and instead brokered a deal for new elections. Clinton controversially doubled down on defending the coup, outrageously suggesting that the oligarchs and generals who had forced President Manuel Zelaya out had a legal justification. Worse, she suggested that Honduras emulate Plan Colombia: the U.S.-funded war on drugs and guerrillas that sparked the biggest internal refugee crisis in the world outside of Syria, involved the deliberate killing of thousands of innocent civilians by Colombian armed forces, and fostered death squads now poised to stick around even as the country nears an end to its civil war.

Honduras also pops up in Clinton’s memoir, “Hard Choices.” The paperback edition, published shortly after she launched her presidential campaign, is roughly 100 pages shorter than the original hardcover edition, but some of the abridgments seem rather convenient. In her original account of the coup and its aftermath, which was entirely deleted from the paperback, Clinton openly admits to having intervened directly to prevent Zelaya from returning to office:

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/01/hillarys-role-in-honduran-coup-sunk-us-relations-with-latin-america-to-a-new-low/

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US government are the biggest LIAR and WARMONGER period.

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