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Pagan island is a biologically diverse island, nearly three-quarters of the way to the Philippines from Hawaii, is home to wildlife that includes an endangered fruit bat, endemic birds, huge spiders, lizards, and a rare tree snail. The island has been mostly uninhabited since 1981, when its population was evacuated because of volcanic eruptions
Hadfield, a self-described conservational biologist who also administers the website SavePaganIsland.org, wrote in an op-ed that Pagan Island is a “biological treasure house."
originally posted by: stormcell
I see this as the following;
China - building new populated islands to demonstrate economic power and establish new international borders.
USA - blasting away at uninhabited islands with munitions to demonstrate military power.
originally posted by: Silcone Synapse
The US Pentagon has a new idea for war games.
They want to pummel this tiny yet biodiverse island with ground troops,mortars,B-52 bombs(!)for at least 16 weeks of every year:
Pagan island is a biologically diverse island, nearly three-quarters of the way to the Philippines from Hawaii, is home to wildlife that includes...huge spiders...
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
Uh, if they want to use my tax dollars to bomb 'huge spiders' then have at it.