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#1 China want's stability?
Of what kind?
Their rule or none, sounds suspiciously like.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-07-04 12:29||
#2 "If they happen at all, they are surveillance flights, they are not meant to be provocative. There's no offensive capability here," said the president's spokesman Ricky Carandang.
In other words, if Uncle Sam fights China to preserve the territorial integrity of the Philippines, he will have to do so with the Pinoys jeering from the sidelines. The amusing thing is that the Philippines has almost double the GDP of Vietnam but a tiny defense budget and no jet fighters and a gun-armed Vietnam-era Hamilton class Coast Guard corvette for its flagship, even while Vietnam has 200 jet fighters in its inventory and 50 missile- and torpedo-armed frigates, corvettes and gunboats, and 6 Kilo subs due to arrive in 2013.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-07-04 16:53||
#3 There are a heckuva lot of islands out there. Now it seems that the Taiwanese are getting into the act as well.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2012-07-04 18:13||