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Chinese sub smashes US destroyer's sonar

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posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 12:43 AM
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sorry double post

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posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 12:44 AM

China accused of secretly salvaging sunken British submarine containing 18 lost sailors ors.html

HMS Poseidon sank in 130ft of water on June 9, 1931, after a collision with a Chinese merchant steamer 20 miles north of the British naval base at Weihai.

Relatives and survivors had always thought the vessel remained on the sea bed along with the lost men.

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U.S. protests harassing of Navy ship by Chinese

WASHINGTON - The White House said Monday that it expects China to respect international law following an incident in which five Chinese ships shadowed and maneuvered dangerously close to a U.S. Navy vessel in the South China Sea, according to the Pentagon.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the U.S. has protested the action. The United States will continue to operate in those international waters, he said, and the Chinese must observe international law.

"On March 8, 2009, five Chinese vessels shadowed and aggressively maneuvered in dangerously close proximity to USNS Impeccable, in an apparent coordinated effort to harass the U.S. ocean surveillance ship while it was conducting routine operations in international waters," the Pentagon said.

The Chinese ships included a Chinese Navy intelligence collection ship, a Bureau of Maritime Fisheries Patrol Vessel, a State Oceanographic Administration patrol vessel, and two small Chinese-flagged trawlers, officials said.

"The Chinese vessels surrounded USNS Impeccable, two of them closing to within 50 feet, waving Chinese flags and telling Impeccable to leave the area," defense officials said in the statement. tml

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posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 12:26 PM

Originally posted by tezzajw

Two superpowers playing down a 'collision'? Fair enough, whatever they need to do to make the spin sound good...

China's got some balls, tagging a US boat. Why not though, it's a 'free' ocean, isn't it?

I guess that both sides have to be out scouting around to justify each other's armed forces ad navys. Imagine, if neither of them was worried about the other, then they could all stay home in peace. Paranoid and delusional - all of them.

"Paranoid and Delusional"? I love it when people label the exposure of reality as "Fear Mongering", and they somehow manage to dock Vigilance as the equivalent of "Paranoia and Delusion".

When China has a fully established Navy, and they decide they no longer need us to prop up their Economic Establishment, you might come to appreciate the so called "Paranoia" of which over 1 Million Men and Women take part in on a daily basis on our behalf. For without them, you could not simply "Stay Home in Peace" as you wish.

posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 12:37 PM
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Correct, the majority of Communist China's submarine fleet is diesel which is harder to detect on modern sonar because the submarines are often heavily muffled.

It's not the first time this has happened either, the Communist Chinese have been trying to instigate a war with us for years now. They are behaving like the Japanese in the 1930s, always pushing the envelope further and further and eventually one day they will go all out.

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