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Posted on 08/10/2011 8:49:53 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
US seeks transparency on China's first aircraft carrier
IANS | Aug 11, 2011, 06.20AM IST
WASHINGTON: The US is worried by the lack of transparency about China's first aircraft carrier, which made its maiden voyage on Wednesday, the US state department has stated.
"We want to see more transparency. We would welcome any kind of explanation that China would like to give for needing this kind of equipment," said US state department Victoria Nuland.
"This is part of our larger concern that China is not as transparent as other countries. It's not as transparent as the United States about its military acquisitions, about its military budget," she added. "And this causes concern."
China bought the Admiral Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier, originally built in the Soviet Union and named Varyag, from Ukraine for $20 million in 1998. Before being sold, the ship was disarmed and its engines were removed.
The 1,000-feet vessel is designed to carry 26 planes and 24 helicopters and be equipped with Soviet-designed AK-630 and CADS-N-1 Kashtan close-in weapon systems, P-700 Granit anti-ship cruise missiles, Tor short-range surface-to-air missile systems and UDAV-1 anti-submarine weapon systems.
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Our State Dept. is laughable, just what kind of
transparency do they expect to get?
whatta supid government.
Why would any country want to have “transparency” of their military weapons with a potential enemy? This is insane.
I can see the commies “larfing and sarring, wee vee arse transparent arse Obama.”
"We want to see more transparency. We would welcome any kind of explanation that the US would like to give for needing this kind of deficit spending," said China's foreign ministry.
Whose business is it of yours?
They want to build a carrier fine.....
We can still blow it up.
Our enemies are building weapons and the fags in our State Dept. want transparency? Is this for real? These people are naive dopes. No wonder the Chinamen laugh at us.
Hey, they have to say something...
I just want to see some more pics of the ship at sea!
You know, I'd go right along with the Chinese foreign ministry and like to see that kind of transparency on the deficit spending as well!
What is China’s strength. Army numbers. This is just them playing with our stupid, inept bureacracy. Looky here, we have a carrier or two.
Give Japan China’s resources and I’d be worried. Very worried.
China is a perpetual implosion of infighting. They’ll get slaughtered at sea. They’ll slaughter you on land just by numbers.
They could try using Wikipedia
Logistics make me very unworried about the Chinese engaging in military action with us.
“This is part of our larger concern that China is not as transparent as other countries. It's not as transparent as the United States about its military acquisitions, about its military budget,” she added. “And this causes concern.”
Just read this garbage. We have elected a bunch of 18 year olds to run our country. This sounds like talk one would hear naive high school kids would be using while sitting around in someones basement.
They are completely clueless about how the world works. They think a country like China would care about “being transparent”.
Maybe a beer summit would let them rethink things. Then they could turn their new carrier into a peace museum. With a low carbon footprint. The gift shop would sell cruelty free cosmetics and be completely green.
What transparaency?.. Give them the plans to the new Gerald Ford class carriers.. because they are our ALLY?..
Maybe we are commies now too...
This White House is like a twilight zone administration..
Hyperbole does not come close to describing it..
Uncle Sam got something nasty on his shoe when he elected this idiot.. as president..
Pretty astounding naivete isn’t it?
Do we have to wait for an election to rid our country of this festering sore and his little friends?
Lord be with us please, at least some of us.
Europe will eventually have to face China on land and Europe will lose. Chinese are a lot tougher than Europeans. Loot and slaves are irresistable.