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China: Paper tiger in South China Sea

In China on 31/03/2018 at 4:56 am

A Chinese academic (The Chinese equivalent of brown noser Eugene Tan and other local academics?) said “The aircraft US carrier has stayed long within this region. China now is showing that it’s not afraid.”

He was referring to the USS Carl Vinson, a US supercarrier that sailed very slowly through the waters in the South China claimed by China in February and the massive naval China exercise now on the way.

If the Chinese had balls, they’d have carried out their exercise when the carrier group was sailing in waters claimed by China. They most probably were afraid that the US were trying to get them into a Gulf of Sirte incident.

In 1981, the Libyans flew two planes near a carrier group that it claimed infringed their territorial waters. The US shot them down claiming it had fired on their aircraft.

Then as now the US had a president that was no talk cock sing song artiste like Obama, a Democrat. Not only is Trump president but Mad Dog Mattis (Military call sign “Chaos”) is his defence secretary.

 

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  1. mattis persuaded trump to sign the spending bill over lunch; he is a pragmatic guy, one of the few cabinet ministers not getting fired nor quitting

    us has no need to provoke an incident and shoot down two chinese planes; two planes and threat of more might be a big deal for libya, not for china; it can do great damage to us ships and planes using land based missiles in a real conflict; ships away from land are for show, as both sides know; they are however enough to threaten asean etc; even japan might think twice about a naval conflict

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