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China Plans To Seize South China Sea Island From Philippines, Says "Battle Will Be Restricted"
Zero Hedge ^

Posted on 01/12/2014 6:34:36 PM PST by Snickering Hound

Following Japan's proclamations that it will take over another 280 'disputed ownership' islands, it appears the increasingly dis-approved of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's path of militarism and provocation is working.

As China Daily Mail reports, citing experts, China intends to take back Zhongye Island - 'illegally' occupied by the Philippines, according to the Chinese.

The Chinese navy has drawn a detailed combat plan to seize the island and the battle will be restricted within the South China Sea. Philippines military is building up on the island and the Chinese see as 'intolerable' the "arrogance" relying on US support.

(Excerpt) Read more at zerohedge.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Japan
KEYWORDS: asia; bho44; bhoasia; china; philippines; redchina; southchinasea
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1 posted on 01/12/2014 6:34:36 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound

So, when do they plan to invade?


2 posted on 01/12/2014 6:36:55 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Snickering Hound

A mere test to test oblunder. Expect him to do nothing and for China to proceed onto Taiwan.


3 posted on 01/12/2014 6:39:00 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Snickering Hound
"Abe's path of militarism and provocation"

The ChiComs never change their style of rhetoric.

4 posted on 01/12/2014 6:41:18 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Obama’s angry! He’s going to get to the bottom of this! Asses will get kicked, I tell ya!


5 posted on 01/12/2014 6:42:00 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Snickering Hound

So is Zero Hedge cheering for the Chicoms? Last I checked, the Japanese are on our side, and the Chicoms are the militarists.


6 posted on 01/12/2014 6:42:44 PM PST by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Snickering Hound

There is a mutual defense treaty with the US.
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/76189/us-reaffirms-defense-treaty-with-philippines

China’s sword rattling is nothing new.


7 posted on 01/12/2014 6:44:04 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Viennacon

“Battle will be restricted”

Any military planner making assumptions like that is an idiot. Battles have a way of getting out of hand quickly.


8 posted on 01/12/2014 6:44:11 PM PST by glorgau
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To: Windflier; NFHale; DuncanWaring; Marcella; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223; Old Sarge; raybbr
"Manger Dawg Pound" ping.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

9 posted on 01/12/2014 6:45:04 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: glorgau

Once the first shot is fired, you no longer have control over events.


10 posted on 01/12/2014 6:45:26 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Snickering Hound
What is with Obamas's weird golfing poses....?

anyone ever seen any other golfer doing anything like that....?

11 posted on 01/12/2014 6:46:01 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Obama’s angry! He’s going to get to the bottom of this! Asses will get kicked, I tell ya!”
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China is throwing spitballs at Obozo just to test him.


12 posted on 01/12/2014 6:46:35 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Snickering Hound

Do it and he will go and ask the UN to send China a strongly worded letter!


13 posted on 01/12/2014 6:47:08 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: glorgau
Will it be Philippine or American subs blow the crap out of the ChiCom naval force?
14 posted on 01/12/2014 6:47:23 PM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: Snickering Hound

When ChiCom rhetoric goes up like this it means power struggles in the party.


15 posted on 01/12/2014 6:49:12 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Snickering Hound

When ChiCom rhetoric goes up like this it means power struggles in the party.


16 posted on 01/12/2014 6:49:15 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: AlexW; NFHale; DuncanWaring; Windflier; Marcella; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223; Old Sarge; ...
"There is a mutual defense treaty with the US."

Oh, so now you're counting on the nation that you bash at every turn of the road, the nation you turned chicken-a** and deserted, to come save your cowardly carcass from the evil Chicoms? Wow! You really are a piece of sh...uh, work.

Hey manger dawgs...didn't someone say that ol' Alex admitted he doesn't pay his expat taxes anymore?

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

17 posted on 01/12/2014 6:49:44 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: AlexW
This is more than sabre-rattling. China's goal is to be the sole dominant force in Asia. This exercise is to see if the current US President will honor America's treaty obligations. From what he has shown so far, I suspect China already knows the answer to that question.

At some point, Obama will urge the Philippines to cede control to China in order to avoid the inevitable conflict while informing them that he will remain neutral in the event of any escalation on China's part.

18 posted on 01/12/2014 6:52:16 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Snickering Hound

That’s the closest he’ll every get to a set of balls.


19 posted on 01/12/2014 6:53:49 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero, and John Kerry is a mock-puppet!)
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To: Snickering Hound

...after giving that a few seconds more thought, I’ve heard reports that would make my statement categorically false.


20 posted on 01/12/2014 6:55:04 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero, and John Kerry is a mock-puppet!)
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To: Snickering Hound; All

Anyone who still supports Free Trade with Communist China supports the Communist Chinese.

Free Trader Communists would have given Stalin all of Europe if they could

Free Traders just love bankrolling the enemy


21 posted on 01/12/2014 6:55:12 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Snickering Hound

I think this is all a test to see how the kenyan reacts. If he does not then all of East Asia becomes a contest zone.


22 posted on 01/12/2014 6:55:19 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: glorgau
China may find itself saying:


23 posted on 01/12/2014 6:57:31 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: spokeshave

“What is with Obamas’s weird golfing poses....?”

I have learned from my mole deep within the regime that in this particular image he is trying to get a tampon out of his arse after a “Weekend at Reggie’s”.


24 posted on 01/12/2014 6:58:44 PM PST by 43north (I could never be a liberal because I can't get my head far enough up my arse.)
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To: arthurus

“I think this is all a test to see how the kenyan reacts.”
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That is most likely,...I do not, however, think that China will make any REAL moves. They have too much commerce in the South China Sea region to screw it up.


25 posted on 01/12/2014 7:01:36 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Viennacon

So, the “Domino Effect” is finally occurring.


26 posted on 01/12/2014 7:02:16 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Hoodat

I personally thought the ease with which Hong Kong and Macau were given back to China, sent a very poor signal to them.

China should have every reason to think that whatever it demands, it will get. It rattles it’s sabers, and everyone falls in line.

At some point we’re going to have to say no to China. A few more of these exchanges, and Taiwan will be the demand “NOW!”

And on it goes, us financing China’s rise.

There has never been a nation on earth, that built up it’s number one enemy in such short order.

We deserve what we get.


27 posted on 01/12/2014 7:02:37 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero, and John Kerry is a mock-puppet!)
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To: AlexW

Good Lord, man.

You really expect 0bama’s USSA to come to your defense against either the Muzzies or the Chicoms?

You’ll be shoveling six feet of snow out of your front yard there before that happens.

YOYO.


28 posted on 01/12/2014 7:03:27 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: dfwgator

“No plan survives it’s first contact with the enemy.” - Clausewitz.


29 posted on 01/12/2014 7:04:18 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: AlexW

If they do make a move and the USA backs off then China gets its way altogether subject only to Japan’s reactions. If China thinks the US will not oppose it then China will grab the islands and the Sinicization of the Western Pacific will progress in earnest.


30 posted on 01/12/2014 7:06:02 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Snickering Hound

A sino-american naval conflict, big or small, would “sink” the “free traitors” gloBULList strangle hold on the US manufacturing sector. A GOOD THING.


31 posted on 01/12/2014 7:08:33 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: wku man

Why, yes... yes, I think he did...


32 posted on 01/12/2014 7:10:51 PM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: glorgau

of it’s just a matter of chicom pride perhaps they will just NUKE the island and let it go at that?


33 posted on 01/12/2014 7:11:36 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Help fight The Neo Stalinists! Donate to your Free Republic)
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To: SeminoleCounty

I hope, no pray, that all of the gloBULList capital investment in China, factories and equipment(including suicide netting) gets confiscated(Nationalized) by the ChiCom govt. It would serve them right IMO. A child could see that one coming from miles away.


34 posted on 01/12/2014 7:11:52 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: arthurus

The Phillipines ran us out of Clark and Subic. Now they need us. Will they let us back in for free(no rent)? These countries despise us until they need us.


35 posted on 01/12/2014 7:12:48 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

“Anyone who still supports Free Trade with Communist China supports the Communist Chinese.”
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I understand your point, but if China is cut off, the west will be back in the stone age. Just do a study of what American branded products that you buy are NOT made in China.
The next time you shop in WallyWorld, look at the packages and see where they came from. For example, Black and Decker, made in China. Look at where Levi jeans are made.


36 posted on 01/12/2014 7:16:25 PM PST by AlexW
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To: DIRTYSECRET
The Phillipines ran us out of Clark and Subic. Now they need us. Will they let us back in for free(no rent)? These countries despise us until they need us.

Exactly.

At least the Philippines didn't use our notion of "free trade" against us like the rest of Asia that nestled under the American umbrella.

37 posted on 01/12/2014 7:17:59 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: Snickering Hound
Sounds like the Butchers of Beijing were paying close attention when Osama Obama promised Vlad Putin that he'd be more “flexible” when he reached the point where elections and poll numbers were no longer of interest to him.
38 posted on 01/12/2014 7:19:46 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Hoodat
why do I have this '38 Munich feelings..was it, "Peace in our time."
..of course; pResident 0'ButtCrack, shall still be on the golf course
@ 10a & 2p or in bed w/ his gay posse @ 3am as the bombs drop.

39 posted on 01/12/2014 7:25:12 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: Snickering Hound

China has to act while America is a rudderless ship, but Dear Leader could set off a nuclear holocaust solely through his bottomless ineptitude, as his response will be neither measured nor intelligently calculated.


40 posted on 01/12/2014 7:26:56 PM PST by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: wku man; Old Sarge; Marcella; Windflier; raybbr; NFHale; AllAmericanGirl44

Yep, America to the rescue! The last thing these cowards will be thinking about as their hands and feet are tied and the muzzies begin doing their SLOW and drawn out slice and dice act with a dull blade, will be their whimpering begging pleat for help. Help that is not coming....


41 posted on 01/12/2014 7:28:05 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: SeminoleCounty
yeah..Lenin said it.

42 posted on 01/12/2014 7:28:58 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: Last Dakotan

http://www.stripes.com/news/us-navy-carrier-arrives-in-philippines-more-help-on-the-way-1.252803


43 posted on 01/12/2014 7:29:36 PM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: Old Sarge; Windflier; NFHale; DuncanWaring; Marcella; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223; raybbr; ...
I thought I'd read that somewhere. Ol' Alex sure has a lot of guts for a coward, doesn't he? Desert America, bash it, bash those of us who refuse to turn chicken-a** and run away, refuse to pay his taxes, then expect our military to come save his yellow backside from the Chicoms? Boy, that's a sense of entitlement I've not seen since the Obamaphone lady.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

44 posted on 01/12/2014 7:31:05 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: Spok

http://www.navytimes.com/article/20130727/NEWS/307270004/Navy-wants-expand-Philippine-presence-create-temporary-base
The U.S. and the Philippines are negotiating to expand the presence of American warships and service members at Filipino bases, deepening an already close alliance and providing the fleet door-step access to the contested South China Sea.

The talks center on an “access agreement” that would allow the Navy to dispatch ships more often to Subic Bay; to store spare parts, supplies and hardware there that would be useful in a crisis; and to temporarily base sailors and Marines there.

The presence of U.S. forces in the Philippines is still a touchy issue two decades after the U.S. left its huge and long-standing bases there, such as Naval Station Subic Bay and Clark Air Base. Officials with both countries say the push is part of an attempt to work more closely together — not an invitation to re-establish the bases.


45 posted on 01/12/2014 7:33:39 PM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

“The Phillipines ran us out of Clark and Subic.”
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That is much ado about nothing. There was a mutual agreement to end the US lease. The base area has been converted into an international trade zone. The Philippines does not despise America. Many Americans retire in the Philippines. I am one of them.


46 posted on 01/12/2014 7:34:38 PM PST by AlexW
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To: wku man; Old Sarge; Windflier; Marcella; AllAmericanGirl44; raybbr

Entitlement is something cowards embrace.


47 posted on 01/12/2014 7:39:09 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: AlexW

http://nationaltimes.com.vn/report/philippines-welcomes-the-americans-back-to-subic-bay-118516.html

“...The Philippine government last month also said it was drafting a plan allowing joint use of its bases with the United States and Japan, another country that is separately locked in a bitter sea dispute with China...”


48 posted on 01/12/2014 7:44:15 PM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: spokeshave

“...anyone ever seen any other golfer doing anything like that....?”
Not even female golfers strike that kind of girlish pose.


49 posted on 01/12/2014 7:44:56 PM PST by moovova
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To: glorgau

“Any military planner making assumptions like that is an idiot. Battles have a way of getting out of hand quickly.”

You are right. This war will be contained until one of our subs sinks a couple of their ships. On any given day we can take out their surface fleet.


50 posted on 01/12/2014 7:51:47 PM PST by oldenuff2no ( .)
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