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Photos Show Confrontation Between USS Decatur and a Chinese Navy Warship in South China Sea
gCaptain ^ | October 2, 2018 | gCaptain

Posted on 10/03/2018 6:17:51 AM PDT by artichokegrower

gCaptain has just obtained photos showing a confrontation involving the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Decatur and a Chinese Navy warship in the disputed South China Sea over the weekend.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: china; redchina; southchinasea; usnavy; ussdecatur
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If Obama was still CIC the navy ship would have surrendered to the Chinese.
1 posted on 10/03/2018 6:17:51 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Looks a lot closer than 45 yards!


2 posted on 10/03/2018 6:21:58 AM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: artichokegrower

A convenient way to get some good hi-res photos of a US Navy warship.


3 posted on 10/03/2018 6:25:26 AM PDT by eastexsteve
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To: artichokegrower

Decatur maneuvered to avoid collision. In the Chinese mind, China won.


4 posted on 10/03/2018 6:25:29 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck ( Socialism consumes EVERYTHING!)
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accusing the U.S. of violating its “indisputable sovereignty” over the South China Sea islands.

Their very saying it puts the lie to it.

5 posted on 10/03/2018 6:26:49 AM PDT by arthurus (n)
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To: KC_Lion

Ping.


6 posted on 10/03/2018 6:28:26 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: artichokegrower

How in the HELL does a ship from the Chinese Navy even get within 5 miles of one of our ships ?????????


7 posted on 10/03/2018 6:36:20 AM PDT by Mopp4
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To: arthurus

>>Their very saying it puts the lie to it.<<

Obozo would have bowed to them and then ceded the entire 1 million hectares to the Chinese.

And liberal America doesn’t understand WHY we needed President Trump now.

The more I think about, the more I think the mueller “investigation” should look into GOD’s intervention into the election. Clearly He moved hearts to do what we needed when we needed it.

He also made it clear: USA — this is your last chance! You are on your own from now on!!


8 posted on 10/03/2018 6:37:31 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Always believe women except: clinton rape, ellison assault, booker groping, ted kennedy murder)
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To: artichokegrower

deep State is looking for a war to consolidate their elitist hold on the country. Damned neocons.


9 posted on 10/03/2018 6:39:10 AM PDT by Chickensoup ( Leftists fascists today plan to commence to commit genocide against conservatives soon)
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To: artichokegrower

I see two different scenarios based on the wakes of these vessels.

Either the Chinese vessel came up from behind and passed by the Decatur on the port side, which I can’t see any good Captain to allow. Or the Decatur came up from behind, approached the stern of the Chinese vessel, and then turned to starboard.

The wakes are definitely parallel...


10 posted on 10/03/2018 6:39:13 AM PDT by Openurmind
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To: artichokegrower

Another provocation by China. China holds around one trillion dollars of US debt. It would be a shame if Trump loses the paperwork on that debt.


11 posted on 10/03/2018 6:40:23 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Mopp4

It’s called Freedom of the Seas. Don’t much like it in this case...


12 posted on 10/03/2018 6:40:45 AM PDT by Afterguard (Deplorable me!)
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To: artichokegrower
Said photo:


13 posted on 10/03/2018 6:40:53 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: artichokegrower

Was the ship at GQ?

Was a collision alarm sounded?


14 posted on 10/03/2018 6:43:11 AM PDT by Delta 21 (.....been here this long you actually expect me to read the article....)
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To: freedumb2003
Obozo would have bowed to them and then ceded the entire 1 million hectares to the Chinese.

Obama DID cede them the entire S. China sea. It was obvious to anyone at the time - grab what you want boys, because POTUS is an American-hating boy who won't do anything.

15 posted on 10/03/2018 6:43:45 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: arthurus

By indisputable they mean “by overwhelming force.” I sense Trump disputes that axiom.


16 posted on 10/03/2018 6:44:25 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (The denial of the authority of God is the central plank of the Progressive movement.)
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To: Paine in the Neck; artichokegrower
"In the Chinese mind, China won."

Apparently, the US boat was forced out of China's territorial sea. The purpose of the US boat's presence was to dispute China's claim by passing within the 12 N mile limit.

But the GOP can say we won also. When the GOP blocked the US from ratifying the Law of the Sea Treaty, they said the US has the most powerful navy and can set our own Law of the Sea.

17 posted on 10/03/2018 6:47:56 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Mopp4
How in the HELL does a ship from the Chinese Navy even get within 5 miles of one of our ships ?????????


18 posted on 10/03/2018 6:51:14 AM PDT by TADSLOS (I hate Russian Dolls. They are so full of themselves.)
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To: Mopp4

So what do YOU do. Fire on the PRC ship. Big assed wars have been touched off over less.


19 posted on 10/03/2018 6:53:51 AM PDT by ping jockey (mohamed sucks)
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To: Mopp4
We are not at war you can't just fire on PLAN ships(even though I'd like that).

On the contrary, if the PLAN thinks the USN ship was violating their territorial limit(which is BS in this case and everyone knows it) then they could fire on the US warship. They didn't do that because this is all BS.

20 posted on 10/03/2018 6:54:16 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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