Skip to comments.In HUGE Win for Trump, Xi Jinping Pulls Missiles from South China Sea Leading Up to Successful North
Posted on 06/12/2018 10:54:38 PM PDT by bitt
Chinas activities in the South China Sea have proven to be one of the most contentious geopolitical issues of the Trump Presidency. Leading up to a successful summit in Singapore between President Trump and North Korean leader Chairman Kim Jong Un, new data released by Israeli Private Intelligence Firm ImageSat shows that China removed anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles from Woody Island, in the South China Sea last week.
Woody Island, also referred to as Yongxiang Island, is the largest of the Paracel Islands claimed by China in the South China Sea. In recent years, China has taken major steps to heavily fortify the island, building runways for military aircraft and installing anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles, much to the dismay of the United States and our Asia-Pacific allies. The unusual and sudden move to remove the missiles from the South China Sea, one of the most critical stretches of ocean in the world, is widely seen by policy experts as a nod of approval to President Trump, leading up to a successful Summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday.
Amid a cancellation of joint US-South Korea military drills near the Korean Peninsula and a decrease of tensions with North Korea, much of Americas attention is likely to be turned to the South China Sea, as President Trump pursues a foreign policy that considers both military force and economics in every foreign affair.
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Maybe it’s a theme park.
China Returns Missiles to South China Sea island.
And the MSM will dutifully ignore this upside of the the Trump summit. It doesn’t fit their narrative. But y’all know that.
For Bill Clinton?
Another link, to the reappearance.
Lots of coincidences... we cancel military exercises and China removes missiles from the South China Sea. Bet they are related.
Everyone made a big things of this. They are back, apparently.
Might have been getting routine maintenance.
Here is the first paragraph from that:
A series of Chinese missile systems have reappeared on a disputed island in the South China Sea, days after satellite imagery appeared to show they had been removed (China pulls missiles from South China Sea island in possible nod to Trump, Web, June 10). Chinas ambitions to become Asias undisputed regional hegemon is perhaps most evident in the South China Sea, as Beijing creates military bases along remote reefs and islands in a 1.5-million-square-mile expanse.
Israeli Private Intelligence Firm ImageSat shows that China removed anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles from Woody Island, in the South China Sea last week.
The deal that was promulgated in Singapore was much bigger than just fixing the Nork problem. We may not ever find out directly what else was involved but we can surmise from changes that happen in our East Asian relationships and maybe elsewhere.
Headlines like this are SO unhelpful
Does anyone think that humiliating the Chinese in our media by crowing about Trump helps our national sevurity?
Yes. It's a tough call about how much we should be told in the short term. Not just about NK, but also much else. Glad I'm not a gatekeeper.
May God help us all.
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