“GLOBOCOP” STRIKES AGAIN …
|| By FITSNEWS || Never heard of the Spratly Islands? You’re forgiven. Neither had we. Apparently this assemblage of more than seven hundred atolls, reefs, cays, islets and islands in the South China Sea is hot property, though – with at least six countries laying some sort of territorial claim.
Among them? China. In fact the Chinese – who refer to the archipelago as the Nansha Islands – have been building up artificial reefs in the area in an effort to press their claims.
That’s not sitting well with the (wannabe) world’s policeman. In fact U.S. secretary of defense Ash Carter has reportedly requested a list of military options to deal with the Chinese aggression – including air and sea exercises to be conducted by the “global force for good” (a.k.a. the U.S. Navy).
Let’s get this straight: America – which borrows hundreds of billions of dollars from China to subsidize its deficit spending addiction – is wanting to blow some of those borrowed billions on military options against China?
“We are considering how to demonstrate freedom of navigation in an area that is critical to world trade,” a U.S. official told The (U.K.) Guardian. “The U.S. and its allies have a very different view than China over the rules of the road in the South China Sea.”
Oh do they …
Seriously … is America not sufficiently busy picking fights in the Ukraine and the Middle East? Does it really want to open up a third front in an area of the world well outside our sphere of influence? Against its banker, no less?
Because that strikes us as substantially south of brilliant …
Not surprisingly, China wasn’t thrilled by the American saber-rattling. According to The Wall Street Journal, its foreign ministry urged “relevant countries to refrain from taking risky and provocative action.”
America might be wise to heed that advice, too.
After all, in addition to having been surpassed by China as the world’s leading economic powerhouse (while state governments in America dole out huge tax breaks to Chinese billionaires) … last time we checked this could be an unfair fight.
Nobody cares about the Spratly islands. It’s about 1.5 miles of land spread out over 750 islets, cays and reefs. What China, Taiwan, The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei care about are the exclusive economic zone that comes with possessing the property. The EEZ contains rich fishing grounds and likely have large oil and natural gas deposits.
Two of the six countries listed above (Taiwan, and The Philippines) are under treaty with the United States to provide defense if they are attacked. It’s in our best interest to keep these islands in the hands of friendly nations and prevent any attack upon our allies.
Well the Philippines are important – without them where would Chase have outsourced all those jobs in Florence to.
We’ve had a mutual defense compact with them since we gave recognized their independence in 1946. Prior to that they were a colony of the United States. I’d rather have the Philippines and or Taiwan have control of the EEZ around the islands and not have China exploiting any more of the South China Sea.
Agreed. There’s a lot of trade that passes through that area, aside from the potential natural resources. I was beign tongue and cheek.
I love being able to find good data.
I used this app to find 2014 SC exports to the Philippines and percent change in five years since 2009.
1. SC has the forth highest percentage increase in exports to the Philippines 2009 to 2014 of 137.25%. It more than doubled in 2014 alone from $42,946,778 to $96,212,201.
I thought the same thing until I worked with some Filipinos. I’d take them over 60% of Americans.
Exactly, its all about the EEZ. its almost no land but its thousands of square miles of exclusive fishing and mineral rights.
When those who would slaughter us, see us as weak…they become more threatening, and brazen…
Because of ignorance, like that of FITS, Obama and RonPaul…this country looks timid, unstable and morally confused…
There is a penalty for listening to F*#king idiots like FITS, Obama and RonPaul….you may be OK to let the ignorant determine the future of your sons and daughters…but I’m not…F*#k FITS, Obama and RonPaul before they try to F*#k our families…
You better wake up, before the carnage – that these F*#k ups are too stupid to see – is at your front door…
You certainly aren’t giving our enemies an impression of intelligence.
But they call you liberals geniuses right before they blow your brains out….
GT’s jealousy of others shines through again, poor sap doesn’t have a brain to blow out.
Why do you even post…that’s so bland and stupid???..’Best and Brightest’ my @$$…LMAO…
When the cat is away , the mice will play. I sure miss 43.
I just keep praying Obama will give California to Mexico.
I’d prefer Texas.
They may be next.I will ask President Rubio about that.
W had a moral clarity – of good and evil – that we desperately need right now….
With great results too.
W transformed Iraq into an ordered Democracy after liberals said it could not be done…while Obama has turned America into a tyrant-contolled aristocracy. …as we prayed it could not be done…
Is that what you mean?
” an ordered democracy..” lol why am i surprised? the same Idiot that actually believes the US overthrew the Shah of Iran (and therefore brought in Khomeini?) doesn’t seem to have had a television from 2003 on..any wonder the greatest height you have reached in life is to be a laughing stock troll with no respect..
WTF are you talking about, Dumb@$$..are you blind???..
But VERY typical of you liberals…ALWAYS running from your handiwork…
Also: Aren’t you one of those Stupid Son-of-a-B!t*ches that got me tightly regulated on The State’s Gamecock forum…and when I quit posting…the Mofo closed down…LMAO…
Liberals F*#k up everything you touch…then say: “Who, What Me?”…….Dumb@$$….
I guarantee you, you’ve whined to FITS to ban me after I’ve slapped the S#!t out of your stupid @$$, lost @$$ a couple times…but at lease FITS has enough sense to recognize what a F*#king disease you liberals are….
ignore the facts and your own words then go on some crazy tangent ….you ignorant fuck. Typical for you..we all know your game.
When you argue from a point of ignorance and bias – like you do…you’re just a Dumb@$$…shilling for corrupt people…
You are a weak-minded simpleton, who believes what your controllers feed you…and then you run out and make yourself look like a F*#king dolt for your puppet masters…
They likely sit back and laugh at what an ignorant F*#k you are…I know I do….
It just scares me that there are people in this country…as gullible and as bold about your stupidity, as you…
You’re so funny. You know it’s important to not drive after you drop acid.
Here’s some facts dumb@$$ –
Iraq Civilian Deaths from Violence annually –
2006 it was 30,000, 2007 it was 26,000, 2008 it was 11,000, 2009 it fell to 5,300, and in 2010 it was 4,000. Now aside from the fact that W was NOT creating some ordered Democracy in 2009 and 2010, jus those 2006 and 2007 numbers, with the majority in Baghdad, should suggest there was no utopia. Baghdad has a population about the same size as SC. Can you imagine 600 people a week dying in violence like car bombs, in SC? Would that be a ordered Democracy to you – stupid!!!! You once again prove you’re a complete idiot. By now – Pope Hater!!!! Admit what you are!!!!
STFU…Congress, Hillary and John Kerry, sent us over there after Clinton bombed Iraq, and the UN threatened over and over…..and W did the job…he was assigned..
Now Obama wasted all those lives calling ISIS the JV, and put them back in power…and now Garland Tx is dealing w/ Terrorist attacks…you ignorant F*#k…
Dream on you smelly old rag of man. Congress gave Bush the authority provided he exhausted all efforts and had solid information. He made up the information and never exhausted all efforts. Obama didn’t waste any lives. He didn’t order the US military into Iraq, and then completely screw it up by outsourcing the occupation to Henry Kissinger Inc. You’re so full of shit the latrines at Ft. Jackson are empty. Garland TX invited violence by letting Pamela Nutjob purposely have her KKK competition. Fact is the Iraq invation was a disaster, Bush left it in shambles for others to deal with, and ran away. A lot like you. So go back to your lazyboy, turn on CBN and leave the facts and important decisions to grown ups.
Iraq is about as far from being an “orderly” democracy as can be found. The leaders are hopelessly corrupt and the South Vietnam Army of 1975 could kick the modern Iraqi army with one hand tied behind their back
As a Vietnam era veteran who served 3 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan i saw the handwriting on the wall as far back as 2004. I chided Russ Cassel on his talk radio show for being a propagandist on the “war” (his 2004 Veteran’s Day show was titled “Are we winning in Iraq?”) and was branded as a traitor to my service for speaking the truth instead of being jingoistic like he was and for using Veteran’s Day for a soapbox to make the right wingnuts feel good about themselves (as they mostly do). I definately pissed him off when I brought up how he was using Veteran’s Day for right-wing propaganda
Cassel’s dead, I’m still around and I was proven right.
W The guy who said Putin had a good soul, that he could look in his eyes and see a good man..yea sure do miss that guy..what a great decision maker he turned out to be. Mission accomplished.
The US is embarrassment under your lord-god…Obama..
We were Highly respected by the free countries of the world, w/ W…now we’re laughed at by the people who hate us…and our allies are scared that their protectors have become a timid coward…
Hey, did the Pope ever visit the White House? I also don’t recall Obama getting bitch-slapped by Putin at any Olypics. Do you? It must piss you off that Obama will be remembered for lowering unisnured rates, saving the economy from disaster and killing Osama Bin Laden. Hey, when you going to vacation in Cuba? I read today we exchange Ambassadors end of the May. Viva Cuba. Viva Obama. Viva Cuba Libre drinks. Viva Cubana chicas.
Obama will be remembered for being a ‘closet’ Muslim that hated America… destroying the health care system and TRYING to shred the Constitution while stoking racial hatred among those that elected him….
Yeah, nice dream. Oh, I forgot to mention, the history books when speaking of him will all start with “the first African American elected President…..”
I miss Richard Petty too. Well, sorta.
TBG misses Thomas Jefferson…and Dale Earnhardt Sr, as well…
Ah the guy who views the world as the game of Risk. Humh! Last guy was a tough talker – let’s review the results. North Korea got nuclear weapons, Iran was allowed to expand their influence over the Middle East (in particular Iraq), Iraq turned into mess, two dozen terrorists killed 3,000 Americans, (we had to eat crow to China early on when they forced down an American Navy aircraft), Russia took over half of the country of Georgia (after Putin bitch-slapped him in front of the cameras at the Beijing Olympic games), and we concluded no real good trade agreements. Wake up? Oh my friend, I believe that after Iraq America did wake up? To the utter failure of policy. Remember, the guy who wins in chess match isn’t the loudest, it’s the smartest.
Way too long and boring…and you have a proven propensity to lie….So Ill pass…
Or your have a propensity to avoid the truth and facts. That’s more like it. Catholic hater. I see the Vatican recongized Palestinian State today. You must really hate the Catholic Church now.
ISIS,Iran and every other terrorist group in the world recognizes the terrorist state of Palestine.
You proud of that? Are you sure you don’t attend Rev.Wright’s church online? :)
lol…I sure hope one can’t die from constipation…cause Rocky is so full of shit things don’t look good…
Who else have you been?
Rocky the problem ‘strategy’ per se. Obama is the FIRST pResident America has ever had that was raised,educated and trained to hate ‘HER’.
From his Marxist parents/grandparents, to the brain washing he received from the vietnam era tenured professors at his university to the 20 years he attended Rev.Wright’s church…Obama always planned to get even with America for the evil he believes it perpetuated against others in this country all over the world.
He says ‘transform’-we all know he means DESTROY this country.He has shredded the Constitution and the rule of law no longer exists under this despot.why his foreign policy is based on expanding the influence of radical Islam all over the world-as the Jews and arabs-because he is a Muslim.
He appeases China and Russia only because it weakens America-just like he and his racist DOJ seek to weaken law enforcement in this country.
Odd, because I feel safer today.
Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Chief example…. Will Folks. Step by step. First it was the Saar. Well the appeasers said, the inhabitants want to reunite with Germany. Next it was the Rhineland. Germany invaded and the world did nothing. Next was Austria… and on and on.
Do the words “Manifest Destiny” hold any meaning for you, Chief?
First, when did “China” as mentioned in the article, surpass America for GDP? Based on my searches, contrary to the fact they manipulate currency, they are still behind: http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/world_economies_gdp/
Next: Ask yourself, why do people care about a coral reef? Unless you are a diver, or study sea animals, no idea.
Then: If they can artificially create coral reefs? Well, it might be good for the ecosystem and the world at large.
Finally: Why the concern about “globocops’ and “saber-rattling”, and yet point the finger at China? Yet, point the finger back at US for any attempts to correct the course?
Artificial reef /= coral reef.
We do have arms, legs, and other parts of the body that are artificially created, why is a coral reef such a beef?
Unfortunately, the ancestors of these southern east asian countries did not leave them with documents showing their sovereignty to these small islands or rocks. But China has ample documents showing clearly that these islands belong to it for the last hundreds of years. So these small countries are greedy by asking for things that do not belong to them. It is funny that some advocate the islands to be solved based on so-called international ocean laws even China has the documents of sovereignty. This means that ALL the countries in the world have to RE-EVALUATE their LANDS or WATERS for sovereignty by international laws.
Good, the US just need to provoke 1.5 billion people to justify her right of free navigation. Look at the map again, it’s a plane! It is a nuclear missile!…..no, it is a DOT of island only.