RIMPAC 2018


Skye_ZTZ_113

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Disappointing.

If this was in retaliation for sending a spy ship to the exercise in the past, it would be reasonable, but I doubt this was the case.
 
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One word from me about this development..WOW!!
I'm a half-day flight away from the SCS, but I can't imagine WHAT IF now Sweden/Germany/Russia started to reclaim the Baltic Sea

(just in case: in not that distant past, either of those countries possessed almost all of the enclosed land around that sea, so they might present 'historic claims' to all of it, I guess; by the way also Denmark/Poland had been very strong in the area, earlier than the three mentioned, but still)

and put on military assets like large airports, big radars etc. ... I said WHAT IF because all these countries except Russia are in EU ...

I know the SCS is like ten times bigger than the Baltic Sea, it's not just China reclaiming (for example
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), anyway I don't understand why the US didn't challenge China

I hope you won't take it as warmongering or something, I've read about Wars (just some of them, of course) in the Baltic Sea area since around 1000 until 1945, but this is not what I mean, I mean many countries might draw their 'X-dash' line and began reclaiming huh?
 
Obviously a bad sign. This is a calculated downgrade of relations by the US raising the stakes for China in disputing US "freedom of navigation"/military activities close to Chinese shores, setting up for even worse relations in the future by reducing opportunities for neutral/friendly official personnel interaction, as part of US containment of China and US intervention in the SCS disputes.
 

vincent

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I hope you won't take it as warmongering or something, I've read about Wars (just some of them, of course) in the Baltic Sea area since around 1000 until 1945, but this is not what I mean, I mean many countries might draw their 'X-dash' line and began reclaiming huh?
All the surrounding countries have been taking over islands in SCS for over 30-40 years. Where was US' challenge? Look up how many islands in SCS are occupied by other countries before making uninformed statements
 
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All the surrounding countries have been taking over islands in SCS for over 30-40 years. Where was US' challenge? Look up how many islands in SCS are occupied by other countries before making uninformed statements
easy there with clipping chunks of my posts:
Today at 9:05 AM
I'm a half-day flight away from the SCS, but I can't imagine WHAT IF now Sweden/Germany/Russia started to reclaim the Baltic Sea

(just in case: in not that distant past, either of those countries possessed almost all of the enclosed land around that sea, so they might present 'historic claims' to all of it, I guess; by the way also Denmark/Poland had been very strong in the area, earlier than the three mentioned, but still)

and put on military assets like large airports, big radars etc. ... I said WHAT IF because all these countries except Russia are in EU ...

I know the SCS is like ten times bigger than the Baltic Sea, it's not just China reclaiming (for example
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), anyway I don't understand why the US didn't challenge China

I hope you won't take it as warmongering or something, I've read about Wars (just some of them, of course) in the Baltic Sea area since around 1000 until 1945, but this is not what I mean, I mean many countries might draw their 'X-dash' line and began reclaiming huh?
did you perhaps miss

"... it's not just China reclaiming (for example
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) ..."

above?

or what "uninformed statements" I've made according to you:
 

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