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REPORT: Chinese Ship Sinks Vietnamese Fishing Boat
BI ^ | 5-26-2014 | Joe Weisenthal

Posted on 05/26/2014 7:23:44 PM PDT by blam

Joe Weisenthal
May 26, 2014, 9:11 PM

Protesters hold anti-China placards while marching in an anti-China protest on a street in Hanoi May 11, 2014. Hundreds rallied on Sunday in Vietnam's biggest cities to denounce China's setting up of a giant oil rig in the South China Sea, a rare protest likely to prolong a tense standoff between the two communist neighbours.

Territorial tensions in Asia continue to rise.

The latest: A Chinese ship has reportedly sunk a Vietnamese boat, reports the Nikkei.

A Chinese vessel rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat off the coast of Vietnam on Monday afternoon, the first sinking of a ship in the conflict over disputed waters in the South China Sea.

The state-run Tuoi Tre newspaper reported the incident online. Chinese and Vietnamese ships have clashed repeatedly since Beijing pushed ahead with the installation of an oil rig early this month in waters claimed by Hanoi.

The recent tensions have ignited major anti-China protests in Vietnam.

Protests in Vietnam started peacefully in response to China's decision to put an oil rig in disputed territory. Since then they have turned deadly.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; disputedterritory; ship; vietnam
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1 posted on 05/26/2014 7:23:44 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Happens when there is a power void.


2 posted on 05/26/2014 7:27:10 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: blam

China vs. Vietnam.

I think China will win.

This is to be expected since the United States is in decline.


3 posted on 05/26/2014 7:30:18 PM PDT by moviefan8
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To: blam
Sounds like China is overplaying its hand by threatening Vietnam. They should stick with easier targets like the United States.

China puts up an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The US President does nothing. China puts up an oil rig in the South China Sea east of DaNang. Vietnam prepares for war.

4 posted on 05/26/2014 7:31:02 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: blam

Quick. Send John Fng Kerry. He’s an expert on Viet Nam.


5 posted on 05/26/2014 7:31:24 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: moviefan8

It sure isn’t looking good.


6 posted on 05/26/2014 7:31:34 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Power void is right.

Why can’t these liberal imbeciles understand that?


7 posted on 05/26/2014 7:32:25 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Hoodat

Sink it.


8 posted on 05/26/2014 7:32:40 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Exactly. The “utopia “ crowd will ignore this as it, again, proves why America need to have a strong presence in the world. It helps world peace ultimately.


9 posted on 05/26/2014 7:34:25 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: moviefan8

Don’t be so sure. In their last go around, Charlie held his own. They are ancient enemies.


10 posted on 05/26/2014 7:34:41 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt
"Don’t be so sure. In their last go around, Charlie held his own. They are ancient enemies."

You're correct...'79 wasn't it?

I worry this time.

11 posted on 05/26/2014 7:37:35 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Opportunity knocks. The risk is on China and America can gain a new ally in Vietnam.


12 posted on 05/26/2014 7:37:57 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: blam
Actually, it is good for the idiot in that white abode on the hill. It diverts attention from his incompetence, unless he draws another red line. The leftists in Hollywood could not write a better screenplay for the buffon in chief.
13 posted on 05/26/2014 7:39:06 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: blam

50 years ago we were worried that southeast Asia would go commie. Now, maybe we need the Vietnamese to come here and keep US from going commie.


14 posted on 05/26/2014 7:40:49 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: moviefan8

The last time China had it’s butt kicked by Vietnam


15 posted on 05/26/2014 7:41:12 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: blam

Wait, what, did people die? And why is that guy’s sign in English? I can only suppose it is a message to the anglosphere.

What does he want from us? We lead from behind now. When we are not golfing.


16 posted on 05/26/2014 7:42:17 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: blam

My goodness. I thought the communists all worked together. Why, they’re acting like a bunch of money grubbing fascists, instead. All these communist leaders seem to worry about is money and how rich they can get. It’s enough to make American college professors and students cry.


17 posted on 05/26/2014 7:44:45 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blam

does anyone care what happens to the communists on either side? I sure as hell don’t.


18 posted on 05/26/2014 7:45:15 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: moviefan8

Dunno. The PRC lost last time.
Maybe they have learned some stuff since then?


19 posted on 05/26/2014 7:45:43 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: molson209

The Chinese took the Johnson South Reef of the Spratly Islands from the Vietnamese in 1988.


20 posted on 05/26/2014 7:48:10 PM PDT by moviefan8
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To: blam

“Don’t be so sure. In their last go around, Charlie held his own. They are ancient enemies.”

You’re correct...’79 wasn’t it?


Actually, the conflicts btwn the two go back more than 2,000 years before either country was known by its current name. The two have been at war for all that time save perhaps 100 years total.


21 posted on 05/26/2014 7:49:00 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: bigbob
"Now, maybe we need the Vietnamese to come here and keep US from going commie."

The Communists are already in control of every branch of the US government except the military....And, they're getting close to getting it too.

22 posted on 05/26/2014 7:51:08 PM PDT by blam
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To: jocon307
I wonder too. If the Chinese stage an all out invasion of Viet Nam by land, sea, and air, is the United States going to send more of our warriors to S/E Asia? If so, why? What is the strategic objective in supporting a nation where 55,000 of our young men and women died? And what incentive would our active duty military people have in going to war when they now know that when they have need of medical care at the VA they will be placed on dying lists?
23 posted on 05/26/2014 7:52:12 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: blam; Jeff Head; a fool in paradise

Is this how WW3 starts??


24 posted on 05/26/2014 7:53:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SADMILLIE

Such a dilemma. Which side of this do the Communists in Washington D.C. support?


25 posted on 05/26/2014 7:54:17 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: blam

Oh well...


26 posted on 05/26/2014 7:56:40 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Enterprise

Yeah, I can see that going over like the proverbial lead balloon.


27 posted on 05/26/2014 8:03:10 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: blam

I hope they shoot the cr*p out of each other.

I hope it goes on for years, though it certainly will not.

In fact these two have fought something like 9 or 10 wars with each other —ancient rivals.

We have a popcorn emergency on our hands.


28 posted on 05/26/2014 8:12:28 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: blam

Probably upset with the trade problems. Viet Nam is making all of our clothes now instead of China.


29 posted on 05/26/2014 8:13:49 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: blam

Has this been reported in the Compost, else, dumBO will not know.


30 posted on 05/26/2014 8:16:27 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: blam

They are ramping it up.


31 posted on 05/26/2014 8:17:29 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: moviefan8

Have they held it?


32 posted on 05/26/2014 8:19:54 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Dallas59
Oh Well...
33 posted on 05/26/2014 8:22:11 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Dallas59
Rattle Snake Shake
34 posted on 05/26/2014 8:27:08 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: gaijin

The island crises with PI or VN are interesting, but the one that would almost certainly involved the USN directly would be the Senkaku Islands, claimed by China, Japan and Taiwan.

China could not take and also hold one of all Senkaku Island(s) without also holding one or all of the Japanese Yaeyama Islands, which are uncontested, closer to Taiwan and have 7 good airfields.


35 posted on 05/26/2014 8:27:31 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: mylife

Yes. China still has it. They are building on it.

The Philippines doesn’t like it because China is building on the reef.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_South_Reef

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/2655/20140526/china-construct-man-made-island-south-sea.htm

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304908304579561123291666730


36 posted on 05/26/2014 8:34:41 PM PDT by moviefan8
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To: blam

Is this going to result in the next”Gulf of Tonkin Resolution”?”If You Want Peace:Prepare For WAR”!!!!!!!!!!!


37 posted on 05/26/2014 8:34:57 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: moviefan8

They are invasive bastards! I can’t take a bath without a couple of them jumping in there!


38 posted on 05/26/2014 8:36:47 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: blam

How’s that Communist stuff working out for ya, Vietnam?.....


39 posted on 05/26/2014 8:59:24 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Enterprise

>> Quick. Send John Fng Kerry. He’s an expert on Viet Nam

Especially on the eve of Christmas on recon in Cambodia.


40 posted on 05/26/2014 9:05:38 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: blam

41 posted on 05/26/2014 9:17:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gene Eric

In the area of World Domination Vietnam has to be a real turd.
Do not even Blink an eye America for this POS of real estate.


42 posted on 05/26/2014 9:19:01 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: blam

For folks my age, this is a headline you thought you would never see in a million years.


43 posted on 05/26/2014 9:20:39 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Vermont Lt
Don’t be so sure. In their last go around, Charlie held his own. They are ancient enemies.

At first the better organized Vietnamese beat the snot out of the disorganized Chinese. But the Chinese have a lot of fodder and they turned the tide. Then they quit. And both went home. China now has an economic interest, oil. They won't be so likely to go home.

44 posted on 05/26/2014 9:28:11 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Enterprise; All

He’ll just write a sternly worded letter...Empty words for empty eyes and ears...

This country is well on its way to being in the same fishing boat...

And you know who is driving it...


45 posted on 05/26/2014 9:45:51 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: GeronL

I’m beginning to think so; this time the war will be about Empires being rebuilt.

Russia: Putin is eager to rebuild the former Russian Tsarist Empire, with himself as Emperor.

China: The Chinese are now eager to rebuild the former Chinese Empire and who will be Emperor is still debatable.

Meanwhile, which way the US will go is doubtful.


46 posted on 05/26/2014 9:53:06 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks blam, sidebar: Hacking case belies profitable US links with China.
47 posted on 05/26/2014 10:28:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DocJhn

China can swallow up the whole country for all I care. Take Laos and Cambodia while they’re at it. They would probably welcome it.


48 posted on 05/26/2014 10:58:24 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: CorporateStepsister

True, very doubtful


49 posted on 05/26/2014 11:22:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: moviefan8

“This is to be expected since the United States is in decline.”

I wouldn’t dismiss us. We still have a lot of junk in our trunk. We just need to have our hands cut loose from behind our backs.


50 posted on 05/26/2014 11:29:42 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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