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Chinese warship stole US underwater drone as they watched

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posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: MagicCow
a reply to: kelbtalfenek
We are not declaring war, we would only be using force against a military target making an unwise theft of property. Firing on the ship after its refusal to return property is an appropriate course of action IMO. This was not an accidental allegedly) ramming or a salvage op from a sunken vessel. This was outright brazen theft of military technology in International waters.

Turkey and Russia did not go to war over a shot down jet and dead soldiers. China would not go to war over a shot up ship. But they may think twice about stealing technology from open waters again.




posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:16 PM
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a reply to: ksiezyc

I pray the last thing you witness reach our lands is a war.
We here in the states are spoiled.
There is no fear of mines disguised as food relief.
No fear of our schools or hospitals being bombed from hourly airstrikes.
You may see his actions in regards to these confrontations as "spineless".
I see them as a man that doesn't wish war on his worst enemy.
It's diplomacy.

You however want to witness your messiah insult china or russia over twitter?
Have at it. Like I said - I hope you're enlisted and ready to die in the place of soldier that
didn't sign up to die over someone that can't handle their nerves.




posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:18 PM
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Seaman - "Commander, they are taking it"

Commander - "Let me phone the Pentagon immediately!"

Pentagon - (recording) "This is the Pentagon, if you'd like to file a racial complaint, please press one. If you'd like to apply for defense credit, please press two. If you'd like to...."

Commander - "Get me the POTUS on the phone, now!"

POTUS - "Whoever this is better make it quick, I'm trying to catch some waaaaaves, man!"

Commander - "Sir, we have a Chinese vessel literally taking a drone of ours out of the water right now as we speak. Do I have permission to defend our property?"

POTUS - "Well, it's not really OUR property, you see. In actuality it belongs to the entire world, so if China wants to use it, tell them I said it was okay and to return it sometime next week, okay"

Commander - "Sir, I, ugh....."

Seaman - "Not again sir, tell me he's not catching waves again."



This enactment brought to you by a certified diverse actors guild.
edit on 16-12-2016 by Tempter because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:21 PM
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a reply to: Tempter

Sounds reasonable



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:21 PM
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a reply to: MagicCow

I love your childish behavior of taking words and altering their meaning and not quite understanding the difference between declaring war and showing strength. Ah, that is nice. I said good bye, no need to respond darling.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: ksiezyc
a reply to: worldstarcountry

Yeah.
Because that always ends well.
You know - I hope you two get what you're asking for with Trump.
It'll be terrifying but I hope you get the military force escalation.
When soldiers are killed so you can say MURICA!!!
I hope it's for something more than a drone on a oceanographic mission.





posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:32 PM
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originally posted by: ksiezyc
a reply to: MagicCow

Thank you for wishing me and my future children death. That's very sweet of you.


He has a point.

Those that call for war, them and there children should be the first to fight it.......



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:34 PM
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a reply to: IkNOwSTuff

Moist...

Sam i am....



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: MagicCow
Thats right, a military that is given the right to defend itself from acts of crime by other factions. I cannot believe how unreasonable that is right?? I mean, like hello! Obviously the true mission of our armed forces is to retreat from hostile acts and just give the world all of our technology?? How could I have been so dense. Man, I really need to wise up.

FYI, single incidents between nuclear powers do not usually escalate to war. They lead to phone calls, stern talk, and assurances for future cooperation. I don't like to pay taxes for the most powerful armed force the history of mankind has ever known so they can just stand down while rival factions steal our technology from right in front of them. Thats BS, and you know it. That ship should be either getting towed to port for six months of repairs, or sitting on the bottom of the ocean.

We know damn well they only did this because they know Obama don't care to make us look weak to the big boys of the world and they want to get a quick one in before a real cowboy like Trump takes charge and says NO!



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:42 PM
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a reply to: Denoli

It wasn't a warship, it was a civilian crewed survey ship.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: IkNOwSTuff

What exactly would they be spying on 50 miles out of Subic Bay?
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posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:45 PM
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Patience. In two months Trump will get the bloodshed rolling again.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

Well said.
It is ridiculous when a vessel cannot prevent its property being stolen. It looks (and probably was) weak and cowardly.
What next? The Chinese steal the whole ship? better tell the captain to be on high alert.... no, not to fight back.... don't be silly..... I mean to raise the surrender flags.

That said, I'm sure that Obama will have some extremely harsh words for China that will no doubt have them quaking and begging for forgiveness. Sorry, think I started daydreaming for a bit there!

I offer one word to sum this up: PATHETIC



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:50 PM
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originally posted by: MagicCow

originally posted by: ksiezyc
a reply to: MagicCow

Thank you for wishing me and my future children death. That's very sweet of you.


It's what you're indirectly wishing on every one of us.
"Our president is a wimp because he doesn't want to start war".....
Sorry but that is precisely what you're saying.
Having a spine doesn't mean you immediately flex military power
in an effort to intimidate a foe that doesn't give a damn.
Diplomacy is real evolution. Grow up.



A warning shot to cease and desist would had been better. Or start putting anti theft devices on the drones that detonate if tampered with.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:52 PM
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Tick tick China.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:52 PM
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" I don't like to pay taxes for the most powerful armed force the history of mankind has ever known so they can just stand down"

"they want to get a quick one in before a real cowboy like Trump takes charge and says NO!"

"We know damn well they only did this because they know Obama don't care to make us look weak"


Yet you don't see a problem with that.
I hope you like much like your surrogates on this thread,
that you are your family are enlisted members of our armed forces.
Please go die in the place of a soldier that doesn't want to die so you can
yeeehaaaawww into the sunset screaming MURICA!!!

You need to chill out with your need to watch our troops die.


edit on 16-12-2016 by MagicCow because: more than one that I hope is enlisted and prepared to die first.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: MagicCow

So the US should just Puss out like the french then?



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:56 PM
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originally posted by: yuppa

originally posted by: MagicCow

originally posted by: ksiezyc
a reply to: MagicCow

Thank you for wishing me and my future children death. That's very sweet of you.


It's what you're indirectly wishing on every one of us.
"Our president is a wimp because he doesn't want to start war".....
Sorry but that is precisely what you're saying.
Having a spine doesn't mean you immediately flex military power
in an effort to intimidate a foe that doesn't give a damn.
Diplomacy is real evolution. Grow up.



A warning shot to cease and desist would had been better. Or start putting anti theft devices on the drones that detonate if tampered with.



The anti-theft detonation is actually not bad.
I'm just not for armchair warriors throwing our troops into the flames of war
because their fake patriotic ego is bruised.




posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:56 PM
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I know those chest beating want a big "fun" war to watch over there TV dinners........



But best way would just be to cancell part of the debt to china and say that if they steal anything more then USA Cuts $1trillion off the debt......


Sure no big fun explosions and wars to watch over your twinkies but It helps solve the US debt crisis.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:57 PM
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In effect it is piracy not so much an act of war. They took something in international waters that was not theirs to take. The reaction of the current government will be interesting to see but I am sure Trump is pissed as he should be.

War? No, I do not want war but we cannot be the biggest wimp on the world stage anymore. Damn right this would not have happened during other admins but the current one also let a Navy shipped be captured, our service people humiliated and THEN we gave them billions.

The islands are in disputed territory. I would send a few ships and park them off the coast. Not talking a carrier group but a show of force. Start military escorts of these ships? Well, then it shows espionage and makes them a target.

This is a game of global chess the Chinese are winning right now.



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