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U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

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By Idrees Ali

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Trump is going to start something he can not finish and the lives of American servicemen and servicewomen are getting closer and closer to being put in harms way because of his MOUTH!

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If he starts a REAL war with China it is game over for all. The gall of the man, to think that doing this will have any positive effect on China and trade. It's no wonder even Republicans are turning against him now.

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If you don't fight back when there is wrong, then wrong wins, Smith. Something to consider.

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When backed into a corner, the only thing that can be done is to fight!

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I don't think Trump would be stupid enough to attack China who hold the greater military power in the region and also the Chinese are not stupid to think it could attack America.

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China, Russia, NK, Venezuela, Cuba, Iran,....; how many more is the US going to demand that NATO and Western Wimps go to war with?

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It's kind of a non-issue. America couldn't afford to fight a war against China without borrowing money from China.

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So long as it's international space

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Can't the US remain in their own continent? Is it so difficult?

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Western Wimps go to war with?

Sophisticated.

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Alex80: "Can't the US remain in their own continent? Is it so difficult?"

We don't want them there, either.

China should just sell the debt it owns in the US to a country that hates the US more than China, and largely thanks to Trump.

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Kazuaki Shimasaki: "If you don't fight back when there is wrong, then wrong wins, Smith. Something to consider."

China isn't wrong in this, plain and simple, and a Japanese person who supports Japan's various claims to islands they don't own is the last person to suggest that wrong be fought back against. But hey, just ask the nutbag the other day that said Japan should go to war with Russia over Russia's islands.

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Once again America sailing in International waters is a non issue. Move along.

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Trump is going to start something he can not finish and the lives of American servicemen and servicewomen are getting closer and closer to being put in harms way because of his MOUTH

I think liberals panic waaaay too much. Not a single shot was fired and by the way, what should Trump and our military do?

I’m sure, I can guess what liberals want.

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Time to flex and show who has the biggest balls. I am ready to enlist again if the need arises. Don't test or mess with the U.S.!

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It is nice to see Taiwan mentioned as one of the many claimant countries by Idrees Ali and Reuters .

However it would be better if Taiwan will always be stated as a country in every article by Idrees Ali and Reuters and by the USA and not just in times when they are itching to seemingly confront China in their now exposed game of charade in the South China Sea.

The people of Taiwan would certainly be thankful to Idrees Ali and Reuters and America if they would also mention TAIWAN as a sovereign country officially called the Republic of China in the hallowed halls of the UN, WHO , Capitol Hill, the White House and even the Great Hall of the People and not just mentioned in passing and used as a tool in the sea lanes of the South China Sea.

America will only be da-kine Great Again if President Trump rightly calls Taiwan a sovereign country and re-establish full diplomatic ties ASAP!

The USS Preble can then dock at Kao Hsiung after their so-called FONOPS in Scarborough Shoal and experience surfin with the da-kine Super Han Tide!

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Mocheake: " I am ready to enlist again if the need arises. Don't test or mess with the U.S.!"

A typical warmonger. Why not enlist now, just in case. But remember it will only take one, JUST ONE, to reach NY or Washington. And remember that homemade rockets got through Israel's Iron Dome.

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Not a single shot was fired and by the way, what should Trump and our military do?

Agreed, the US should be treating China's military buildup on these islands (that aren't theirs) with the contempt it deserves. China said it wasn't militarizing them; they are.

America will only be da-kine Great Again if President Trump rightly calls Taiwan a sovereign country and re-establish full diplomatic ties ASAP!

You've been to Hawaii, bravo. Maybe Trump should do this? It would be the ultimate insult to China and then we'd really know what he and they are made of. Risky though.

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ClippetyClop: "the US should be treating China's military buildup on these islands (that aren't theirs) with the contempt it deserves. China said it wasn't militarizing them; they are."

Isn't this what the US has done throughout the Pacific ( Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, Marshall Islands....?  Isn't this what the US has done around the globe with its 800 military bases? 

Instead of reading US government propaganda, try reading some history!

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Bury your heads in the sand.

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I see a lot of people ok with China attempting to control major international trade routes and still wondering why the US can't just 'keep to itself'.

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A typical warmonger. Why not enlist now, just in case. But remember it will only take one, JUST ONE, to reach NY or Washington. And remember that homemade rockets got through Israel's Iron Dome.

And then once that happens the people responsible will have their goose cooked extra crispy.

Isn't this what the US has done throughout the Pacific ( Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, Marshall Islands....? Isn't this what the US has done around the globe with its 800 military bases? 

Instead of reading US government propaganda, try reading some history!

If it weren’t for those bases, China and Russia would be running things and I think from history people that value freedom are happier with the US present. I know I am.

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Instead of reading US government propaganda, try reading some history!

Thanks for the reading tips, I've read plenty thanks. Care to name a few good sources? And are you okay with what China is doing?

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CLIPPETYCLOP :

Aloha!

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The Chinese don't have to to war. If the United States keeps wasting money and American soldier's lives in the Middle East (Iraq) and borrowing from China to fund it, China will just wait and forclose on the U.S. They are slowly and quietly buying up the forclosed properties and moving into the U.S. All they need is to become 51% of the population. The U.S. , being ruled by majority will be voted out of existance.

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