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US warship sails by contested island chain in South China Sea in message to Beijing, official says
fox ^ | 09/30/2018 | Louis Tomlinson

Posted on 09/30/2018 7:10:25 AM PDT by chief lee runamok

A U.S. warship sailed Sunday near two contested Chinese man-made islands in the South China Sea, the location where Beijing has built up military fortifications despite a pledge not to do so, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: maritime; redchina; shipmovement; southchinasea; trumpasia; trumpdod; usnavy
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1 posted on 09/30/2018 7:10:25 AM PDT by chief lee runamok
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To: chief lee runamok
A U.S. warship sailed = guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) which does not have sails ...
2 posted on 09/30/2018 7:22:14 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: chief lee runamok

Looks like they might have been daring the Chinese to try and stop them.


3 posted on 09/30/2018 7:23:42 AM PDT by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
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To: chief lee runamok

Wars and rumors of wars...


4 posted on 09/30/2018 7:25:55 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: chief lee runamok

The Spratly Islands are in the South China Sea, but they are roughly 500 miles from China’s southermost point. That’s a very long distance beyond the shores of China.


5 posted on 09/30/2018 7:38:14 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

And the Chinese now have intimidated the Philippines into approving this.


6 posted on 09/30/2018 7:40:17 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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And the Chinese now have intimidated the Philippines into approving this.

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I wonder what the quid pro quo was?


7 posted on 09/30/2018 7:41:17 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: chief lee runamok

It’s about time the Chinese have to know they will fail. Their economy is in the tank now and the Tariffs will finish it. We should do no business with China and let them crumble.


8 posted on 09/30/2018 7:42:54 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Starboard
In Manila, I think the majority of shop keepers are Chinese...
9 posted on 09/30/2018 7:47:37 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I think you put your finger on it. The Chinese will sqwawk when the USN sails by or the USAF overflies, but will ultimatly do nothing. They could hurt us, but their new Navy would be on the botto. An their ‘islands’ would be TLAM’ed outnof existance. This is about resources: oil & gas plus fisheries. They are securing those resources by means of intimidation of their neighbors.


10 posted on 09/30/2018 7:52:06 AM PDT by Tallguy
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and yet, the call them Sailors... it’s tradition


11 posted on 09/30/2018 8:54:08 AM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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What about the tradition of saying a ship is ‘steaming’ as they do use steam boilers ...


12 posted on 09/30/2018 9:16:28 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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yes there are still Navy ships with steam boilers


13 posted on 09/30/2018 9:48:09 AM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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‘churned’, ‘slipped’, and ‘navigated’ also work, ‘sailing’ not so much


14 posted on 09/30/2018 9:58:34 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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15 posted on 09/30/2018 10:03:02 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Hi! I'm the Dread Pirate Roberts! (TM) Ask about franchise opportunities in your area.arare)
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To: PIF

THAT is a WARSHIP!

We as Americans do a lot of stupid and wrong things, but our Navy is pretty awesome.


16 posted on 09/30/2018 12:28:00 PM PDT by Wildbill22 ( They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton William Abrams)
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To: chief lee runamok

A wise man does not poke a bear unless he has his bear rifle loaded, mounted, and trained on the bear.

So undoubtedly Trump is prepared for any response this move might generate, regardless how out of proportion to this “provocation” it might be.


17 posted on 09/30/2018 2:18:53 PM PDT by Paal Gulli
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I apologize for repeating my patriotism,,, but what that pic says to me is;
-don’t mess with me..
-don’t mess with my family...
-and you shouldn’t probably mess with my friends.

Again,
sorry.


18 posted on 09/30/2018 3:02:29 PM PDT by Wildbill22 ( They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton William Abrams)
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To: Wildbill22

And BTW, we need about 200 more of those....


19 posted on 09/30/2018 3:11:11 PM PDT by Wildbill22 ( They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton William Abrams)
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To: Wildbill22

You did nothing to apologize for so sleep soundly tonight.


20 posted on 09/30/2018 3:30:09 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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