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    Why would that matter? Do you think the Iranians have gone mad and are just trying to seize random ships? What, now China needs to guard her ships too or the Iranians will try to seize them?
     
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    It’s the Protection racket. China pays so they get “Insurance” for now. Those who don’t or worse put up a fight well they are targeted.
     
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    I don't believe for a milli-second that China should be worried of "Iranian seizure".

    What I am very concerned is the repetition of Yinhe incident in 1993 by the "world police" in a long-arm "jurisdiction" according to domestic law against Chinese ships heading to or departing from Iran. The very recent hostage taking in Canada does imply that the same thing happens. I do hope PLAN's anti-piracy task force does keep an eye to the area to prevent another state piracy.

    Even if a seizure does not happen, a "mistake" can happen like 1999.
     
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    I'm sorry, what???!! In your imagination, China pays Iran protection/gangster fees so Iran doesn't seize Chinese ships??
     
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    That was a sarcastic quip at how Brumby seems to think that Iran won't discriminate in its targets and thus Chinese ships are at highest risk due to volume and how Terran seems to think that China had paid Iran "protection" fees to keep its ships safe. Unequivocally, I think both are nonsense.

    I believe that in the 1993 Yinhe incident, what made the Chinese ship stop was that the US cut off GPS guidance; they could not forcibly board it. Because Yinhe could not sail without GPS, she eventually agreed to follow US ships into port at Saudi Arabia for inspection. This launched China's efforts to develop Beidou. Today, a Chinese ship would just sail on into Iran with Beidou; no other country has any authority over it.
     
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    Wednesday at 9:18 AM
    while now the Type 45
    London sending warship to the Persian Gulf https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/07/12/london-sending-warship-to-the-persian-gulf/
     
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    It's like how UK wants to kickoff a large space program with like $30 million.

    From Tempest over hypersonic engines to satelites. I don't see anything that will survive the next white paper in 2020. Stuff will get cut down like the Challenger 2 fleet.
     
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    when I'm in the mood I sometimes look at chest-thumping of fanbois for example

    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/rolls-royce-and-mod-to-develop-hypersonic-technology/#comment-470142
    "Finally getting into the military hypersonic aircraft propulsion game. Tempest has the potential to have some world beating ..."

    ... whatever, LOL!

    by the way what I've noticed is fanbois don't talk money (they're like little children who don't understand somebody has to pay for toys)
     
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