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US Navy dispatches destroyer, cargo ship through Taiwan Strait in message to China

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posted on Feb, 26 2019 @ 04:47 AM
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having got the above post out my system , 3 words :

right of passage

enshrined in international law

can anyone give a coherent reason why any vessel [ in a safe and seaworthy state ] should be denied transit of the tiawan straits ?????????????????

before replying - bear in mind it is international waters

even better question - why should china [ PRC ] be able to deny the right of tiawan to allow vessels tp transit its [ tiawanese ] terretorial waters ???




posted on Feb, 26 2019 @ 05:44 AM
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a reply to: AtlasHawk




don't give me the nonsense that Taiwan is an independent nation crap.


It is an independent nation. China wants it not to be. And the US is the bad guy here?



posted on Feb, 26 2019 @ 05:47 AM
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Maybe WW3 is inevitable:
Looks like WW3 is just around the corner folks when everyone is dead and we have to do a repeat due to our overwhelming stupidity and complacency lets hope we get it right next time.
edit on 26-2-2019 by FormOfTheLord because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 26 2019 @ 06:36 AM
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Frankly it is refreshing to see China being called out on it's bs for a change.
Seems many here would prefer to hunker back down and just fork over their technology, give them as much territory as they like, outsource a few more tens of millions of jobs, and otherwise support the goal of Chinese goal of world hegemony.
But then many here really would prefer communism to capitalism.
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posted on Feb, 26 2019 @ 07:19 AM
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Article 44 Duties of States bordering straits States bordering straits shall not hamper transit passage and shall give appropriate publicity to any danger to navigation or overflight within or over the strait of which they have knowledge. There shall be no suspension of transit passage.


United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea



posted on Feb, 26 2019 @ 04:35 PM
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as long as ours dont have collisions


a reply to: Zeropinion




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