Comments on: Why a forceful U.S. response to China’s artificial island-building won’t float http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/why-a-forceful-u-s-response-to-chinas-artificial-island-building-wont-float/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: VJ-DJ http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/why-a-forceful-u-s-response-to-chinas-artificial-island-building-wont-float/#comment-1054540 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 02:03:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40523#comment-1054540 This sounds exactly like the advice President Obama must have received about ISIS/Syria/Iraq a few years ago. We all know how well that strategy worked out! In addition, China is still influenced by the old guard communists who are still mad they didn’t finish off Chiang Ki Shek (see Taiwan). The only thing these bullies understand is force. Why are they placing artillery? Who or what (ships?) do they intend to shell? I also do not think China can really claim a 12 mile limit on these islands considering they do not respect other countries 12 mile limits. I understand the author may be correct from a tactical point of view, but he is not seeing the broader strategic picture. While I agree we should avoid a military clash, we have as much right as anyone to fly 12 miles offshore. The Russian statement makes no sense since they intended to put missiles 90 miles from our shores in Cuba in the 1960s. Also, China has oil rigs off the Vietnamese coast and is trying to get oil rigs off the coast of Cuba in a Cuban zone. Sarcastic question…will the Chinese put weapons on those oil rigs?

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By: tribeUS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/why-a-forceful-u-s-response-to-chinas-artificial-island-building-wont-float/#comment-1054431 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 20:31:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40523#comment-1054431 Stretching from Singapore and the Strait of Malacca chokepoint in the southwest to the Strait of Taiwan in the northeast, the South China Sea is one of the most important energy trade routes in the world.
This is another Chinese “FREE TRADE” disaster in the making since no one was held accountable for the last US government giveaways.

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By: SgtriatJfrspn http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/why-a-forceful-u-s-response-to-chinas-artificial-island-building-wont-float/#comment-1052605 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:19:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40523#comment-1052605 That, and I just love the serious of posts from China-based bloggers talking about whether there are enough “cooler heads in the USA”…. Hey, boys, you are the ones doing all the aggressive “fortress building” 1000 miles from your shore, and a hundred or so from Vietnam, Philippines, Japan, etc. Even the appeaser Obama administration is starting to toughen up in the face of your one-sided aggression.

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By: SgtriatJfrspn http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/why-a-forceful-u-s-response-to-chinas-artificial-island-building-wont-float/#comment-1052604 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:16:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40523#comment-1052604 What nonsense. Yes, let’s encourage more Chinese aggression, by showing every other affected nation in the area that the rules will be whatever China says they are. That worked out really well in Eastern Europe from 1937-1939….

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By: joejoejoejoe http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/why-a-forceful-u-s-response-to-chinas-artificial-island-building-wont-float/#comment-1050911 Sat, 30 May 2015 11:08:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40523#comment-1050911 Ironically enough, mintes after this piece was published, a US P8 Poseidon ASW aircraft flew directly over one of these “chinese islands”, with a cnn reporter on board. The only response from china was a pleading radio call to “go away”, which the Crew of the p8 laughed at and ignored.

So class, what did we learn?

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By: alvin1435 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/why-a-forceful-u-s-response-to-chinas-artificial-island-building-wont-float/#comment-1050637 Sat, 30 May 2015 02:46:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40523#comment-1050637 The best way is to have an Asian Union, like European Union, China is a bully, once set up, ban chinese products or put a sanction on chinese products and technologies. Thats the best way to counteract chinese bullying. Next time never trust a chinese.

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By: jsjcdavis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/why-a-forceful-u-s-response-to-chinas-artificial-island-building-wont-float/#comment-1050632 Fri, 29 May 2015 21:56:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40523#comment-1050632 I would be more impressed by the article if the author knew the difference between a Rear Admiral and Admiral. Attention to details matter.

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By: emm305 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/why-a-forceful-u-s-response-to-chinas-artificial-island-building-wont-float/#comment-1048942 Wed, 27 May 2015 15:33:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40523#comment-1048942 The biggest US foreign policy mistake of the 20th century was Nixon/Kissinger in China…all driven by ‘legacy’ fantasies and CEOs with visions of billions of Chinese consumers, and later near slave labor, dancing in their heads.

Just because the Chinese government officials wear Western suits does not mean their mentality is any different from a 15th century emperor and his courtiers.

Put a moratorium on all Chinese student visas and, if I had my way, all Chinese immigration – which the Chinese use to plant sleeper spies – and we might get their attention.

As long as we go along to get along with the Chinese, as long as we don’t simply shun them, they have the upper hand.

We don’t need to be confrontational with them. We just need to walk away from them.

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By: No_apartheid http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/why-a-forceful-u-s-response-to-chinas-artificial-island-building-wont-float/#comment-1048713 Tue, 26 May 2015 18:58:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40523#comment-1048713 Wow, reading the article I can see quite a few of my fellow arrogant Americans are offended, hahahaha.

Let me ask you, WHO ARE WE TO BE MONITORING THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, or any sea for that matter?

I know everybody will disregard my first question. So here are America’s options. China is not Iran or Russia. If we even attempt to apply trade sanctions or any kind of economic consequence, WE ARE SCREWED. Remember, China technically owns part of the US. We would only be shooting OURSELVES in the foot……….

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By: Limahong http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/21/why-a-forceful-u-s-response-to-chinas-artificial-island-building-wont-float/#comment-1048263 Tue, 26 May 2015 08:47:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40523#comment-1048263 It is the Communist Party that needs the island-reefs. The Party has no intention to resolve the territorial problem in the South China Sea. It is in the interest of the Party that the country is involved in territorial tangles. This is a good diversion. Now that the Chinese economy is slowing down, there is a need to divert the attention of the population to external threats. By its forceful assertions, the Party now looks good in the eyes of the people. As long as the Chinese economy in on its downward direction, there will be more and more confrontations in the area. Poor Vietnam. Poor Philippines. No one can help them.

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