Skip to comments.U.S.-South Korea aircraft carrier drill called off
Posted on 10/24/2010 8:43:32 PM PDT by GreatJoeMcCarthy
The United States and South Korean militaries have postponed an aircraft carrier drill in the Yellow Sea ahead of next month's G20 summit in Seoul following strong criticism from China, local media reported on Monday.
Beijing had said the Pentagon's plans to send the nuclear-powered carrier USS George Washington to the joint exercise -- set to take place between China and the Korean peninsula -- threatened long-term damage to Sino-U.S. relations.
South Korean government and military sources told local media that the decision to cancel the drill, which was scheduled to take place late this month, was made to avoid creating problems with China and North Korea ahead of the G20 summit on November 11-12.
The allies made the decision "in a bid not to unnecessarily antagonize neighboring countries" before the summit, Yonhap news agency quoted a government source as saying.
The United States and South Korea have said their joint exercises are aimed at warning North Korea, which they blame for the March torpedoing of a South Korean navy ship in the Yellow Sea.
Local media said there would be no drills involving U.S. aircraft carriers this year.
The U.S. military said a precise date had never been set for the joint exercise off the west coast, and it was continuing discussions about the timing of the aircraft carrier drill.
Rear Admiral Yang Yi, a senior researcher at the National Defense University in Beijing, told Reuters in August that the exercise would have been provocatively close to China's political and economic heartland.
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We are idiots, certainly Obama is.
So, who made this decision? The article implies the South Koreans delayed the date. The Navy is saying they are still mulling over the date of the exercise. The incompetent hand of obambi, or the dog like obedience to the chinee t bill holders. Our duty to S.Korea is being ignored- big surprise from this moron. Why be delicate- except for the money. Why don’t we default and let the chinese freak out.
China called and said, “Tut, tut, you silly Americans. You can’t afford to play with your toys.”
China: “Don’t do that.”
America: “Yessir, Massa, yessir, right away sir!”
The next place China will tell us to stay out of is the South China Sea.
China will start increasing its harassment of commercial fishing fleets from Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia.
Then they will tell us to stay out of the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea, and so on.
And pretty soon we’re not a Pacific Rim power anymore. We are a de-nutted, eastern pacific “power”. We will be too scared to “offend” China.
Obama plans to totally gut the military and raise everyones taxes as part of his scheme to destroy America before he is evicted.
There was a time, not long ago, that we would have sent two or even three carriers, just to show our force and unwillingness to be bossed around by Communists.
I really miss my country.
“United States showing weakness in the face of China demands.”
FUBO & FU CHINA.
They will see a renewed America once the bedbugs are purged from the Whitehouse . Proud and strong, like we used to be.
No more bowing to Communists!
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Exactly right! We went through this before in the seventies when the peanut farming moron was infesting the White House.
Our leaders are wusses, and China knows it.
Imagine what happens when the Chinese decide to invade Taiwan!
The Chinese dont approve OUR exercises, maybe the ChiCom (Chicago Communist) 0b0z0 will be ordered to help the ChiComs invade Taiwan.
With the large US debt owned by ChiComs, they don’t need to fire a shot, just tell 0b0z0 what to do with our military.
Well maybe it will come around. We need to get the kids away from the socialists.
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