posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 06:28 AM
Power play is on..
China wanting more terretory in theyr region and the tensions in Korea plus that the Russians are bargaining for huge areas up in the Cold North for
This scenario seems to be for something else.
Should we pay more attention north ? are the russians sneaking theyr way to the oil in the artic whilst we all are busy keeping our eyes on other
parts of the world.
China: U.S. destroyer’s sonar hit submarine
updated 6:36 a.m. ET June 16, 2009
BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry acknowledged for the first time Tuesday a collision last week between a Chinese submarine and a sonar being towed
by a U.S. Navy destroyer.
The incident occurred Thursday, spokesman Qin Gang said, while giving no details.
The U.S. Navy has had little comment on the incident, other than to say that the USS John S. McCain's towed sonar had been damaged. There have been
no reports of injuries or damage to either vessel.
'' While analysts said the collision appeared to be an accident, they have warned of a growing pattern of incidents and confrontations arising from
China's growing naval power and willingness to assert territorial claims in waters off its coast.
"What we're seeing are the initial stages of a growing military competition between the United States and China with naval forces rubbing up against
each other in a dangerous and largely unregulated posturing for alliances and natural resources in the region," said Hans M. Kristensen, a researcher
with the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, D.C.
The incident reportedly occurred in international waters northwest of the former U.S. naval base at Subic Bay in the Philippines. Beijing considers
the area its territorial waters as part of its claim to the entire South China Sea and opposes U.S. military operations and data gathering there. ''