posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 06:07 PM
Interesting to read article out today, especially with the Phillipine gov't cry for U.S. to help with arms...
The Spratlys have of a long history of contention between Asian nations, and with economic tensions and resource pressures on emerging markets, seems
primed to blow.
China has new military hardware coming online soon, and could really give the U.S. a bloody nose via North Korea. Let them chew on that bone, and
maybe throw Iran into the mix. Just random speculation on the way the crazy events of these times.
Heres a snip;
The Vietnamese earlier refurbished an old South Vietnamese airstrip on Big Spratly Island. Recently, both the Chinese and Vietnamese were seen
building more structures, including armed bunkers, on the Spratly islands they occupy. Malaysia has built an air strip on its Spratly island, which it
uses to fly in tourists looking for prime scuba diving. There are now believed to be at least six air strips in Spratlys.
And a link
to the story.
Seems if a diplomatic solution cannot be found, a military one will be offered.