posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 10:15 AM
Why would part of the Chinese navy be off the coast of SF when they've just concluded war games in the South China seas and now are concerned with
Japan's claim on some disputed islands? A lot of the Chinese surface ships are diesel and would need support vessels to operate that far from their
home port. Japan is not the only country dealing with Chinese influence and include countries such as Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei,
Taiwan and even India. Why leave a very large hotspot like the South China sea to flex its muscle off the coast of the U.S. without bases nearby or a
valid resupply source?
If this story was true (and I don't believe it is) it would be a costly and a weak endeavor by the Chinese navy plus give the U.S. Navy an
opportunity to track and monitor Chinese's naval tactics and resupply efforts. You can bet that surface and subsurface resources would be tracking a
Chinese fleet (no mater how small) that close to U.S. shores. Not to mention aircraft flybys and reconnaissance.
Why divide a portion of your fleet when an Asian dispute is and has been flaring up for months?
I call this bad or false reporting.