Skip to comments.
Philippine ship dodges China blockade to reach South China Sea outpost
| Mar 30, 2014 10:45pm EDT
| Erik de Castro and Roli Ng
Posted on 03/30/2014 8:46:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin
SECOND THOMAS SHOAL, South China Sea (Reuters) -The Philippine government vessel made a dash for shallow waters around the disputed reef in the South China Sea, evading two Chinese coastguard ships trying to block its path to deliver food, water and fresh troops to a military outpost on the shoal.
The cat-and-mouse encounter on Saturday, witnessed by Reuters and other media invited onboard the Philippine ship, offered a rare glimpse into the tensions playing out routinely in waters that are one of the region's biggest flashpoints.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
posted on 03/30/2014 8:46:50 PM PDT
If there's a landing strip on that island the Philippines should send a plane to resupply it.If not,a helicopter (if distances permit).Let the Butchers of Beijing shoot them down.Sacrifice a few of your citizens to make a hugely important point.
posted on 03/30/2014 8:56:23 PM PDT
by Gay State Conservative
(Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
Philippines really has nothing to lose. They need to be more aggressive.
posted on 03/30/2014 9:48:02 PM PDT
To: Gay State Conservative
Apperently there is a small island (not a given in this area, many of the disputed areas are just reefs) and a landing strip, why they aren't using it I don't know.
To: GATOR NAVY
If you look closely you can see flight MH370 parked on that runway.
posted on 03/30/2014 10:20:44 PM PDT
(Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
To: GATOR NAVY
A ship can deliver a lot more supplies all at once.
Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual
posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its
management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the
exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson