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U.S. Warns China Not to Attempt Crimea-Style Action in Asia
Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | Thursday, April 3, 2014 | David Brunnstrom

Posted on 04/04/2014 8:22:30 PM PDT by kristinn

China should not doubt the U.S. commitment to defend its Asian allies and the prospect of economic retaliation should also discourage Beijing from using force to pursue territorial claims in Asia in the way Russia has in Crimea, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

Daniel Russel, President Barack Obama's diplomatic point man for East Asia, said it was difficult to determine what China's intentions might be, but Russia's annexation of Crimea had heightened concerns among U.S. allies in the region about the possibility of China using force to pursue its claims.

"The net effect is to put more pressure on China to demonstrate that it remains committed to the peaceful resolution of the problems," Russel, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asia, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Russel said the retaliatory sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States, the European Union and others should have a "chilling effect on anyone in China who might contemplate the Crimea annexation as a model."

This was especially so given the extent of China's economic interdependence with the United States and its Asia neighbors, Russel said.

Russel said that while the United States did not take a position on rival territorial claims in East Asia, China should be in no doubt about Washington's resolve to defend its allies if necessary.

"The president of the United States and the Obama administration is firmly committed to honoring our defense commitments to our allies," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; india; japan; philippines; republicofkorea; russia; taiwan
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1 posted on 04/04/2014 8:22:30 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

And the Chinese should believe this because...........?


2 posted on 04/04/2014 8:23:47 PM PDT by Argus
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To: kristinn

A warning from Obama is an invitation.


3 posted on 04/04/2014 8:24:55 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: kristinn

Or what? Zer0 will cry? Wookie will tell them what to eat? Our leadership embarasses me.


4 posted on 04/04/2014 8:25:09 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: kristinn

Or else?


5 posted on 04/04/2014 8:25:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MtnClimber

Obama will threaten to impose ObamaCare on China.


6 posted on 04/04/2014 8:26:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kristinn

Oh, more pontificating about how ‘You don’t do things like this in the 21st Century’? I’m sure China is shaking in its boots.


7 posted on 04/04/2014 8:26:21 PM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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To: kristinn

Another Obama Yellow Line in the Snow.


8 posted on 04/04/2014 8:26:58 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: kristinn

Ah! A RED LINE..!

Okaaaaay…..!! ^_^


9 posted on 04/04/2014 8:27:00 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: kristinn

10 posted on 04/04/2014 8:27:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: kristinn

We’re going to go to war with a nation of over 1 billion people because?

And don’t forget the Chinese can call in the debt we owe them - which is quite considerable.

Earth to Washington: don’t make a threat you can’t enforce.


11 posted on 04/04/2014 8:27:48 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: kristinn
They already did. Remember Tibet?
And they are sniffing around some small Japanese islands.

12 posted on 04/04/2014 8:27:52 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: kristinn

Sheesh, if China pulls anything, Preezy can pull out the reaaal big guns and simply say,

“China did this OUT OF WEAKNESS”

See? ALL BETTER.


13 posted on 04/04/2014 8:28:19 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: kristinn

Hold on! Breaking news, China has delivered its response via Skype in the CP boardroom....

“HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!”


14 posted on 04/04/2014 8:28:38 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kristinn

Obama will send Mooochelle back to China.


15 posted on 04/04/2014 8:28:55 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: gaijin

China is a mere “regional power”. No one takes them seriously. No one at all. Move along, citizen.


16 posted on 04/04/2014 8:29:30 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: gaijin

“China is a regional power! ummm... if you like your islands... you can keep them! China’s on the ropes, GM is alive! Private sector’s doing fine!”


17 posted on 04/04/2014 8:29:56 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kristinn
U.S. Warns China Not to Attempt Crimea-Style Action in Asia

Chinese Chairman responds by cell phone from Philippines.

18 posted on 04/04/2014 8:29:59 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: kristinn

There’s a rumor they were thinking about invading Tibet and destroying their culture.


19 posted on 04/04/2014 8:29:59 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: kristinn

Taiwan ROC is under intense pressure to integrate more with communist china. Right now as we contemplate the astonishing brilliance of this new Obama threat.


20 posted on 04/04/2014 8:30:16 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: kristinn

Like the Chinese give a crap what Obama the balless, has to say about anything.


21 posted on 04/04/2014 8:31:36 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: kristinn

There he goes again. Just begging for it. I saw a drunk guy do this in a bar once. He stirred up trouble pushing tough guys and groping their dates, then went to the men’s room. Someone broke a ceramic sink off of the wall with the guy’s face.

Obama is seeking a war. All the police state measures then go into effect on any domestic critics, and people blame all privations and suspensions of liberty and standard of living on ‘the war’.


22 posted on 04/04/2014 8:32:03 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Red Steel

I fear wookie might be experimented on.


23 posted on 04/04/2014 8:32:09 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kristinn
We've gone to Sharpie-con 2.


24 posted on 04/04/2014 8:34:22 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: kristinn

The kid who just had his lunch money stolen shouldn’t tell the kids who haven’t picked on him yet to leave him alone. That’s almost a guarantee they’ll do something.


25 posted on 04/04/2014 8:37:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: faithhopecharity

“Taiwan ROC is under intense pressure to integrate more with communist china.”

KMT are jumping all over each other the be the biggest ChiCom butt kisser.


26 posted on 04/04/2014 8:39:48 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Psalm 144

We’re being set up.


27 posted on 04/04/2014 8:41:21 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: kristinn

And they raffled and raffed for hours


28 posted on 04/04/2014 8:44:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kristinn
or, what...
29 posted on 04/04/2014 8:45:25 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: faithhopecharity

Please don’t attack Taiwan until they finish running “Rock N Road” I want to see that show with subtitles at Viki


30 posted on 04/04/2014 8:46:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Argus
And the Chinese should believe this because...........?

No sh**.
The Chinese will do exactly what they want to do.
They always have.
They always will.

31 posted on 04/04/2014 8:57:05 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: TigersEye

I thought more about what you typed and I agree:

With THIS Prez it’s almost like he’s TELLING China that now it’s okay for them to pull something in the Pacific.

This is a Prez whose goal is diminishing the stature of the USA, and since there are only three years remaining, he has to pack it in, a bit.

Sounds nuts, but I don’t consider it impossible.

Remember the first-year of the Obama Admin when all those Cabinet people were going around citing MAO TSE-TUNG..?

WEIRD.


32 posted on 04/04/2014 9:04:27 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: BipolarBob

Why would China want Tibet? There’s nothing much there, not even much AIR.


33 posted on 04/04/2014 9:09:09 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: kristinn
Putin Vs Palin Vs Obama....

Putin....I moved 10,000 patriots to the Aleutian Islands to protect Russian speaking Eskimos.

Palin.....All able bodied citizens are issued arms, ammunition and 90 days supply of MRE, airports and bridges are mined...Alaskan National Guard activated....Resist in Place.

Obama .....I already gave you 7 oil rich islands...how many more do you want....?

Putin....Alaska

Palin.....Nuts

Obama....OK

34 posted on 04/04/2014 9:15:25 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Argus

“And the Chinese should believe this because...........?”

A war between the USA and China would destroy both countries and the world monetary system.

So who would fill the power vacuum ?

Europe does not want to fill the power vaccum.

That leaves Arabia, Africa, South America and Russia in charge.

What more could a Marxist, Islamic want ?


35 posted on 04/04/2014 9:20:59 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: gaijin

That wasn’t really what I meant but your analysis is probably spot on.


36 posted on 04/04/2014 9:27:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: kristinn

Obama’s red lines mean nothing. The whole world should be worried, except for Putin’s fans.


37 posted on 04/04/2014 9:56:58 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: Red Steel
Obama will send Mooochelle back to China.

She and her mom will bark at them.

38 posted on 04/04/2014 10:00:50 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: gaijin

Scratch “almost.”


39 posted on 04/04/2014 10:13:02 PM PDT by ShorelineMike (Constituo, ergo sum.)
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To: goldstategop
Earth to Washington: don’t make a threat you can’t enforce.

Given our lack of response of any significance in Ukraine, US allies must now realize support from the US in event of a crisis is more questionable than at any time since the 1930's. This is not a question of ability, it is a question of the will of both the US Gov't and its people.

We’re going to go to war with a nation of over 1 billion people because? And don’t forget the Chinese can call in the debt we owe them - which is quite considerable.

Where would you draw the line? Should we defend Taiwan?

40 posted on 04/04/2014 10:33:40 PM PDT by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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To: DJ Frisat

China is not going to do anything. EU/US is already in conflict with Russia. Let two lions fight and be the monkey on the rock watching. China will not do anything.


41 posted on 04/04/2014 11:03:21 PM PDT by Fee ( Big Gov and Big Business are Enemies of America)
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To: kristinn
"The president of the United States and the Obama administration is firmly committed to honoring our defense commitments to our allies,"

Right. Except for that 1994 Budapest Memorandum in which the United States provided security assurances to the Ukraine in return for it's nuclear disarmament. What an embarrassment this president is - treat defense commitments like toilet paper and then claim that we're firmly committed to honoring defense commitments - very convincing. The Chinese may be quaking in their boots, but only because they're laughing.
42 posted on 04/04/2014 11:58:45 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: kristinn

Listen Russia China you take what you want we will jump up and down, ok?


43 posted on 04/05/2014 3:45:26 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: kristinn

...China should be in no doubt about Washington’s resolve to defend its allies if necessary.

&&&
Oh, I am sure they are just terrified.


44 posted on 04/05/2014 3:52:40 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: kristinn

I think we all agree Obama is seeding ideas.


45 posted on 04/05/2014 4:16:07 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: kristinn

Yeah China,
Obammy is going to draw a line in the sand.
OOOHHHHH you know what that means don’t ya?
Go ahead and invade freaken Japan or Taiwan cause the magic negro won’t do squat.


46 posted on 04/05/2014 4:47:39 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Argus

The distinction should be that Crimea voted to rejoin Russia and China would be taking over those disputed territories without a vote. Except the ignorant Obama administration declared that a vote by Crimeans was a hostile act by Russia. So the Obama administration can’t make that distinction without looking even more clueless.


47 posted on 04/05/2014 4:54:23 AM PDT by grania
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks kristinn.


48 posted on 04/05/2014 5:11:52 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: kristinn

This reminds me of when Neville Chamberlin issued a guarantee for Poland. Hitler scoffed and attacked Poland anyway. It is what happens when a leader is not respected or feared. It doesn’t matter if the leader is Chamberlin or 0bama, the results will be the same. I am afraid we are going to be in a bad time and the job for the next president is going to be gravely more difficult due to the actions of 0bama.


49 posted on 04/05/2014 6:03:35 AM PDT by Pamlico (Oppose 0bama at every opportunity)
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To: kristinn

...yeah, ‘cause you don’t want sissy-boy Queen Putt to stamp his foot at you in a hissy fit. you see how he handled Vlad the Impaler.


50 posted on 04/05/2014 6:03:40 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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