posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 04:35 AM
Originally posted by Dianec
reply to post by goou111
Now china is blaming us. We need to just get out of there.
no this just shows the US needs to STAY maybe even INCREASE their presence.
i know that NK would just love for the US to leave and leave SK open and ripe for invasion. which is ONE very good reason to stay.
China is just having some sour grapes issues as shown within your link. nothing to do with the Korea situation. just this one sentence is very
China says the policy has emboldened Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam in longstanding territorial disputes with Beijing.
China WANTS those "disputed territories" VERY BADLY it seems. another very good reason for the US to stay. it seems China is starting to see that a
possible increase in US presence due to the Korean situation may impede their taking over those areas by force if necessary. i wonder if that is the
real reason for China's apparent not backing the NK right now?
China faces "multiple and complicated security threats" despite its growing influence, the Ministry of Defense said in its annual white paper,
adding that the U.S. strategy meant "profound changes" for Asia. "There are some countries which are strengthening their Asia Pacific military
alliances, expanding their military presence in the region and frequently make the situation there tenser," the ministry said in the 40-page
document, in a clear reference to the United States. Such moves "do not accord with the developments of the times and are not conducive towards
maintaining regional peace and stability", ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told reporters. The official People's Liberation Army Daily went further,
saying in a commentary on Monday that China needed to beef up its defenses to deal with a hostile West bent on undermining it. "Hostile Western
forces have intensified their strategy to westernize and split China, and employed every possible means to contain and control our country's
development," it said.
so China sees the other countries in the disputes setting up to defend THEIR
territory as "do not accord with the developments of the times
and are not conducive towards maintaining regional peace and stability", that seems to say a lot to me. that they see that they will not have an easy
time "stealing" that area by force.
i have been worrying that if the Korean situation went to open warfare that China would take the opportunity to "grab" the disputed territories
while everyone was busy watching and possibly being engaged in that conflict.
is this a correct picture of the downed helicopter? i ask as the helicopter supposidly caught fire, yet i can see no sign of fire in the picture?
After all the American soldiers had escaped to safety, the helicopter caught fire, with most of the aircraft damaged in the blaze, they noted. The
soldiers were medevacked to a hospital in Yongsan Garrison in Seoul after the incident.