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Pentagon Warns of Conflict Over Chinese Buildup on Disputed Island ! Beijing asserts Scarborough Shoal is Chinese territory !!
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[quote:Osmium76:MV8zMTYxMjc0XzU2NDY2NjUxX0Q3QTM4MTg2] [b]It is only a matter of time until something gives and all hell breaks loose.[/b] :dynamite: We have; [b]China[/b] building islands, which are obviously for strategic military purposes. [b]NATO, EU[/b] and [b]Russia[/b] butting heads. [b]North Korea[/b] threatening to nuke [b]South Korea[/b] and the [b]U.S.[/b] [b]Syria[/b] wanting Golan Heights back from [b]Israel[/b], with [b]Russia[/b] aiding them in the ongoing fight there against [b]rebels and ISIS[/b] in the region. [b]Iran[/b] strangely silent as of recent, like when you know one of your kids are up to no good because all of the sudden you can't hear them. [b]Cuba[/b] coming out of the cold. [b]Japan[/b] with it's ongoing problems, I.e. fukushima, earthquakes, and [b]China[/b] territorial disputes. [b]ISIS[/b] and other factions terrorizing people globally. [b]Illegals, refuges and immigrants[/b] on the move globally. That just cover only a small segment of some of the players in what is an obvious escalation into major global pandemonium. It doesn't even touch on the policies being pushed or the other myriad internals and externals spiraling out of control. [b]Debt, Trade Policies, Earth Changes, Drought, Natural Disasters, Politics, Government Corruption, Religious Agendas, Poverty Issues, Technology, Science, Moral Decay, and Conflict Escalations on Multiple Global Borders[/b] to name many issues, are all simultaneously reaching a fever pitch. [color=darkred]All it takes is one little spark at the right moment and place to set this whole powder-keg of a world alight. [/color] :burnit: [/quote]
China’s plans to build up a disputed island near the Philippines could lead to a regional conflict, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress on Thursday
Carter was asked about the strategic significance of China’s plan to add military facilities to a disputed island known as Scarborough Shoal located about 120 miles—within missile range—of Subic Bay, Philippines, where U.S. warships will be based.Carter said the Pentagon has similar views about a number of island disputes in the South China Sea, where China has been claiming most of the sea as its maritime territory and demanding that other states, including the United States, keep out of the region.Tensions have been heightened by Chinese military activities in the sea. A legal showdown is expected in the next several weeks when an international court is expected to rule in favor of the Philippines and against China’s expansive South China Sea claims.
In Beijing, a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman bristled at U.S. opposition to the island building campaign and accused Washington of heightening tensions.To counter China’s moves, Fanell said the Navy’s Pacific Fleet should begin warship patrols at Scarborough. [
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