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US ready to arm Philippines against China

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posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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This will end well.

First this :
Manila: US obliged to defend Filipinos in Spratlys

U.S. forces are obliged to help defend Filipino troops, ships or aircraft under a 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty if they come under attack in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, Philippine officials said, citing past American assurances.


Then if that doesn't work...let's arm them :

US ready to arm Philippines amid China tension

The United States said Thursday it was ready to provide hardware to modernize the military of the Philippines, which vowed to "stand up to aggressive action" amid rising tension at sea with China.

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, on a visit to Washington, said the Philippines hoped to lease equipment to upgrade its aged fleet and called for the allies to revamp their relationship in light of the friction with China.

"We are determined and committed to supporting the defense of the Philippines," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a joint news conference when asked about the hardware wish-list from the Philippines.

That is quite big news. Will surely piss off China.

China are arming themselves too :
[Maritime forces to be beefed up amid disputes

China's offshore surveillance force will be beefed up to ensure that the country's maritime interests are fully protected amid increasing disputes with its neighbors.
By 2020, a total of 15,000 personnel, compared with 9,000 now, will serve in the China Maritime Surveillance (CMS) force under the State Oceanic Administration, a senior official with the CMS, who declined to be identified, told China Daily.

The CMS air arm will be increased to 16 planes and the patrol fleet will have 350 vessels during the period of the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015), the official said, adding that the fleet will have more than 520 vessels by 2020.

Currently, nine aircraft, more than 260 surveillance vessels and 280 law enforcement vehicles are in operation.

The CMS launched the construction of 36 patrol ships and 54 speedboats last year, the official said.


While China is saying to the US to stay the hell away from their area :
China Warns U.S. To Stay Out Of Sea Dispute

China urged the United States on Wednesday to leave the South China Sea dispute to the claimant states, saying that U.S. involvement may make the situation worse, its most direct warning to Washington in recent weeks.


Russia is too :
Moscow rejects US involvement in islands dispute

The Russian Foreign Ministry labeled United States involvement in a dispute over four Pacific islands between Russia and Japan as inappropriate interference Thursday.




posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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I see a possibility of War with China in the future. Even Nostradamus speaks of this.



posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 10:37 AM
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Isn't there more Americans in the Philippines than South Dakota? (retired mil heaven?)

Of course you have to protect them over there living like Kings on their retirement checks and paying no US taxes.

Juicy girls need their sugar daddies protected.



posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 10:37 AM
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And now that the US is suceeding pissing off Russia and China even more,lets "intervene" in Syria to give them the last nudge for a big,nasty,profitable War...



posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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A movie comes to mind with all of this going on.




posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 10:52 AM
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The Phillipines havent a chance in hell and I dont think the US will be much help so close to the shores of China. TBH I dont think that China would bring war to the US and the US is hardly going to destroy the world by nuking them so this seems like a war that the US could never win and a sure fire way of handing the major world super power title directly to the Chinese.



posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 11:01 AM
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Some of you people are so anti-America that you can't see the ridiculousness of slamming the US for their simple actions of arming their allies. It's not like this is a new treaty.

China should know better than to go after any countries that are allied with the US. The Chinese government can get pissed all it wants to, but honestly what did they think would happen?

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posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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Originally posted by Pervius
Isn't there more Americans in the Philippines than South Dakota? (retired mil heaven?)

Of course you have to protect them over there living like Kings on their retirement checks and paying no US taxes.

Juicy girls need their sugar daddies protected.


One of my navy buddies told me that 18 year is too old for a girl.

Back in the 80s or 90's, he used to say that 5 bucks will get you 2 girls and a case of beer for one night
in phillipines.

Yeah..no wonder many retire to Phillipines.

Who cares what China thinks when they dont care what US thinks when they're helping Pakistan




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posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 01:10 PM
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Ah let America stick it's nose in if it wants to. Hopefully China will break it for them.



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 02:26 PM
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Originally posted by Kram09
Ah let America stick it's nose in if it wants to. Hopefully China will break it for them.

Well what do you propose anyone should do Sir?

Have some fine english tea and biscuits and twiddle away our thumbs?



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 02:58 PM
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Well sir the United States can get it's own house in order before intefering in other's disputes.



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:01 PM
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Who cares what China thinks when they dont care what US thinks when they're helping Pakistan


It's that kind of attitude which really sums up the sheer arrogance of your country.

Who cares what other countries think. Anybody who disagrees with the United States is somehow bad or painted as evil by the government and media.



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