Skip to comments.Officials: US ship in China spat was hunting subs
Posted on 03/10/2009 10:38:44 PM PDT by neverdem
AP Military Writer
The U.S. Navy ship that got into a scrape with five Chinese vessels last weekend in the South China Sea was looking for threats such as submarines _ presumably Chinese _ in waters that China claims as its own, defense officials acknowledged Tuesday.
The United States maintains that the unarmed USNS Impeccable was operating legally in international waters when it was surrounded and harassed by the Chinese. Beijing responded hotly to a U.S. protest over Sunday's incident, and neither nation is backing down, even as they prepare for a much-anticipated first meeting between President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao next month...
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The ship prolly found some. Hence the dust up.
“even as they prepare for a much-anticipated first meeting between President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao next month...”
this actually might be the reason the chinese provoked the incident in the first place.
‘zactly what I was thinking...
They’re probing to see who really is CINC.
There really is none... right now.
They sure are.
...the whole Pacific Ocean.
All of this is over. The US ship was well in international water. They became surrounded by 5 chinese vessels and turned on the water spout to “make a hole”.
i remember something nixon reportedly said about a huge bombing offensive the US was running before his meeting with (whom? chinese and nva people?), which was basically to the effect that he was going to bomb north vietnam like never before right before going, to show them he had balls of iron or something like that - meaning a major point of the military action (bombing in that quantity) was for political reasons related to the conference. I am paraphrasing, but the game and gamemanship has stuck in my mind since then. I was either not alive or very young at the time this took place, so I am going from years-old book memory.
This might be a much milder version of the same, just a nudge to keep obama a bit off balance.
Like that's really necessary...
“According to international sea laws and rules, in this (exclusive economic) zone the ships of various countries can merely pass through freely,” said Wu, the commissar.
Gee. Where’d the Chinese get that idea?
The International Perspective
From the Law of the Sea to the quest for creating a full census of all the creatures in the sea, panelists shared their expertise and experiences, as well as their thoughts about future expeditions and the tools that will be required.
The Honorable Jim Greenwood
Co-Chair, House Oceans Caucus
Jim Greenwood, the globalist minded RINO helped set the stage for this UN power expansion...
Congress is already drafting laws based on recommendations from the Pew report that will incorporate commission proposals. Initial action will focus on funding exploration to inform regulatory changes.
``In many ways we’re at the very first step of this process,’’ Representative Jim Greenwood, a Pennsylvania Republican and founding member of the House Oceans Caucus, said in an interview.
The first legislation may be completed this year, (2003/2004) though Greenwood said rule changes for industries like fisheries or mineral exploration would be offered in later bills.
The commission’s recommendations may also have an impact beyond U.S. borders, said Annick de Marffy, director of the United Nations Division of Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, who has been following the commission’s work.
Other countries have examined how their oceans are governed, such as Australia where fishing will be banned from the Great Barrier Reef beginning in July. The International Maritime Organization has named six Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas, including the reef.
``I am very envious of what the U.S. is doing,’’ de Marffy said. ``It will be an example for us, certainly.’’
Congressman James Greenwood, U.S. House of Representatives Pennsylvania;
President, GLOBE International
Congressman Greenwood addressed the need for his fellow legislators to make the goals of the WSSD a priority in their own countries. He discussed the importance of good governance in ensuring implementation of globally negotiated agreements.
Greenwood noted that such agreements are often not instituted correctly because legislators do not understand how to implement an international treaty at the national level. He closed by stating that in the 10 years
since the Rio Earth Summit, sufficient environmental improvements have not occurred.
The key to saving human lives, he stated, is in the hands of national legislators.
Greenwood, no longer in congress, must still be dreaming of a parliamentary role in global government. He still has his place in the one world pie kitchen...
( Don’t miss the Appendices that list the fleas that control the subjugated and soon to be broke dog named US )
For all that RINO’s work, we get to listen to an adversary’s Admiral tell US, “According to international sea laws and rules, in this (exclusive economic) zone the ships of various countries can merely pass through freely,”
For more evidence of the bi-partisan congressional/globalist/NGO/Foundation history of cooperation here’s a link to globeusa.
See if you can find the join up page where our legislatures agreed that when they attended the parliamentary GLOBE Intl meetings they won’t represent the voters who put them in office.
B Ho will show the Red Chinese a new low level of KowTow that like of which they haven’t seen in centuries.
Just give Hu a “Reset” button, that will fix everything.
The reason the Chinese ships surrounded ours and made a lot of noise was to mask the sound of Chinese subs passing by and out of range.
Did not China kidnap a P3 Orion submarine-hunting plane during the first month (February) of the Bush Presidency?
WHY would a Naval sub-hunter be UNARMED? Who planned this escapade, Hussein Obama???
The United States maintains that the unarmed USNS Impeccable was operating legally in international waters when it was surrounded and harassed by the Chinese.Next time, let's make sure the ship is armed, and backed up with UAVs and attack subs. :')