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#1 a "grave provocation." moreso than shelling your landmass or torpedoing warcraft? Is it the puppets or the masters that have no cohones? Bad parenting all around.
Posted by Skidmark 2012-03-21 12:18||
#2 I wonder if China would be so calm if Japan or South Korea started testing nuclear-capable missiles.
Posted by gorb 2012-03-21 21:22||
#3 The DPRK is accusing the ROK of engaging in a wily dastardly, unfair "smear campaign" agz the North's good name.
* OTOH INDIAN DEFENCE FORUM > NORTH KOREA DENIES ROCKET LAUNCH WILL BREAK US PACT.
* SAME > CHINA SAYS IT HELD "FRANK" TALKS WID NORTH KOREA ENVOY.
* SAME > NORTH KOREA INVITES IAEA, CLAIMS US DEAL STILL IN FORCE.
* CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > CHINA'S MARITIME EXPANSION COULD GO BEYOND TAIWAN: EXPERTS. SCS Region to as far west as Africa.
ARTIC = TAIWAN, + possibly the Daoyutai Islands [Japan = Senkakus], are the ONLY ISSUE(S) THAT MAY CAUSE A MIL CONFLICT BETWEEN CHINA + THE USA.
Again, China sees its sovereign reunification wid Taiwan as its all-important key to breaking of the barriers of the "First Island Chain" + gaining strategic access into WESTPAC + ultimately CENTPAC, EASTPAC. ITS WILLING TO FIGHT A MAJOR CONVENTIONAL ANDOR NUCLEAR WAR OER TAIWAN, WHERE ANY INCURRENCE OF MASSIVE/
PROHIBITIVE PLA CASUALTIES IS NOT AN ISSUE.
The Daoyutai Islands [+ Okinawa?] are there for protection + defense of Taiwan, + OKINAWA-TAIWAN-PHIL CORRIDOR INTO WESTPAC.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-03-21 21:23||