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1 posted on 03/09/2009 7:20:38 AM PDT by boughtwithaprice
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Here we go.


2 posted on 03/09/2009 7:22:57 AM PDT by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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Literally the sharks are circling. They smell blood with our “tired and overwhelmed” President.


3 posted on 03/09/2009 7:23:04 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: boughtwithaprice

Will that happen before or after the Chinese buy more of our debt?


4 posted on 03/09/2009 7:23:25 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: boughtwithaprice

Shades of the “EP-3 Incident” early in the Bush Administration. The Chinese are testing Obama.


6 posted on 03/09/2009 7:24:15 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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The Obama administration is protesting to the Chinese government.

Oh no! Obama has too much on his plate now...

And I still can't believe the only skill Obama has is talking via the teleprompter and he got elected anyways...

7 posted on 03/09/2009 7:24:27 AM PDT by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: boughtwithaprice

It happens from time to time.


8 posted on 03/09/2009 7:25:02 AM PDT by Doofer
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From the Sino-Russian Joint Statement of April 23, 1997:
"The two sides [China and Russia] shall, in the spirit of partnership, strive to promote the multipolarization of the world and the establishment of a new international order."
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/HI29Ag01.html
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Russia, China flex muscles in joint war games
Reuters: Aug 17, 2007

CHEBARKUL, Russia (Reuters) - Russia and China staged their biggest joint exercises on Friday but denied this show of military prowess could lead to the formation of a counterweight to NATO.

"Today's exercises are another step towards strengthening the relations between our countries, a step towards strengthening international peace and security, and first and foremost, the security of our peoples," Putin said.

Fighter jets swooped overhead, commandos jumped from helicopters on to rooftops and the boom of artillery shells shook the firing range in Russia's Ural mountains as two of the largest armies in the world were put through their paces.

The exercises take place against a backdrop of mounting rivalry between the West, and Russia and China for influence over Central Asia, a strategic region that has huge oil, gas and mineral resources.

Russia's growing assertiveness is also causing jitters in the West. Putin announced at the firing range that Russia was resuming Soviet-era sorties by its strategic bomber aircraft near NATO airspace.
http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-29030120070817?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0
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From National Public Radio (NPR):
August 29, 2006
"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been visiting countries such as China, Iran and Russia as part of an effort to build a 'strategic alliance' of interests not beholden to the United States. He considers the United States his arch enemy.":
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5729764

9 posted on 03/09/2009 7:25:55 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Anyone with a piss amount of brains knows this is a test - How will the new President respond? If it’s anything short of “The next ship that gets that close gets blown up,” the Chinese will sense weakness, and rightfully so. You think the Chinese fear an arougala salad-eating wuss like Obama?


11 posted on 03/09/2009 7:27:26 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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"The Obama administration is protesting to the Chinese government."

Oh, yeah, THAT'll scare 'em!
</sarc>

14 posted on 03/09/2009 7:28:46 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: boughtwithaprice

Weakness is always bad policy.


15 posted on 03/09/2009 7:29:10 AM PDT by pallis
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The statement said the Navy sprayed one ship with water from fire hoses to force it away and the Chinese crew members stripped to their underwear and continued closing within 25 feet.
???

Are they trying to tell us something about Chinese sailors?

16 posted on 03/09/2009 7:29:15 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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From the Telegraph (UK)

Barack Obama 'too tired' to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown

Barack Obama's offhand approach to Gordon Brown's Washington visit last week came about because the president was facing exhaustion over America's economic crisis and is unable to focus on foreign affairs, the Sunday Telegraph has been told.

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He may have to focus on foreign affairs, whether he wants to or not!

20 posted on 03/09/2009 7:31:06 AM PDT by gridlock (BTW, Mods... It might be time to add "Barack" and "Obama" to spellcheck)
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To: boughtwithaprice

The lifeblood fo the nation has bled away, and we are now a paper tiger awaiting the lighting of the match.

All problems start at the top.


23 posted on 03/09/2009 7:33:15 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: boughtwithaprice

Probably just checking on their assets.


24 posted on 03/09/2009 7:35:07 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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The Chinese better watch themselves..the Obozo administration might write a terse letter!


34 posted on 03/09/2009 7:46:29 AM PDT by wny
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If Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao wants his set of 25 classic American Films on DVD he will stop this nonsense immediately.


40 posted on 03/09/2009 7:56:57 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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It's an ocean surveillance ship -- an intel ship
46 posted on 03/09/2009 8:14:34 AM PDT by pabianice
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The Obama administration is protesting to the Chinese government.

I'm sure it's taking all the Chinese have not to burst out laughing.
50 posted on 03/09/2009 8:32:00 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Let the 2nd American Revolution begin!)
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Scientists at sea gone wild!

None of these from what I read were actual war ships — if they were, I would be concerned.

In the 80’s, we used to get harassed by all kinds of whack job’s (green peas, USA haters, chicks with hairy legs), primarily because the Destroyer I was on kind of attacked whack job’s.


51 posted on 03/09/2009 8:34:18 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.)
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Impeccable crew radioed to tell the Chinese ships that it was leaving the area and requested a safe path to navigate, the Pentagon said.

But shortly afterward, two of the Chinese ships stopped directly ahead of the Impeccable, forcing it to an emergency stop in order to avoid collision because the Chinese had dropped pieces of wood in the water directly in front of Impeccable's path, the Pentagon said.

So, after five days of harrassment, they told the Chinese they were leaving the area but were still harrassed. It sounds as if the order has already been given to retreat, which predictably encouraged the Chinese to increase the harrassment. If it works, do more of it.

Of course, that's speculation. Maybe they got what they came for and were leaving. But it's seldom a good idea to give the appearance of retreating under pressure like that.

I would guess that this is, in our view, international water, but that the Chinese probably claim it as their territory, and maybe there are oil reserves there.

52 posted on 03/09/2009 8:37:59 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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