posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 11:08 AM
a reply to: Zaphod58
I agree with you. I think three things are going on. Vietnam sees China acting up and dontvwant to become another tibet. China probably wouldn't
try to do that cause its crazy but I believe the fear is there among the populous. The govt probably wants to appear strong to make them more
Second and more importantly Vietnam is trying to get a stronger industrial base to be more competitive with China and sell their wears to the intl
market. China probably doesnt want that to happen or become a trend with other south east Asian nations. It's gunna happen anyway and itveill hurt
the Chinese economy while giving the USA a little more freedom from our economic relationship with China.
China wants those islands to control shipping and throw a monkey wrench into any plan like this coming to fruition.
China's basically scared.
Third. If China does get hostile in the south Asian seas Vietnam probably and wisely want some sort of deterrent to keep China's angst from being
dumped on them. Or engaging them. Basically its Vietnam's way of saying well China whatever it is you are going to do leave us out of it.
Personally if they got an option and they got the money I say why not buy the best which would be American military products and its good for
America's immediate economy and in the long run for financial stability in the region.
I'd personally like to see south east Asia with a robust economy. That way in a few years tourism will be cheaper to travel there and I can finally
afford to go on vacation and do some diving in the south pacific.
edit on 5-6-2015 by BASSPLYR because: (no reason given)