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Philippine Navy Adds To Regional Arms Build-Up As China Words (And Deeds) Escalate

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posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 11:31 AM
Well, here it comes, sorta-kinda-like-maybe. ASEAN is trying to forge a unified military presence against the Chinese concerning their island claims in the South China/West Phillippine Sea(s).

Armed forces chief of staff General Emmanuel Bautista said the new acquisitions would come under the fresh U.S. military assistance plan announced last month by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry when he visited the Philippines.

China began widening its territorial claims about five years ago to include nearly all of the seas dividing Southeast Asian countries and their northern neighbor. The claims defy international standards and maritime law, and Beijing refuses to have the dispute heard before an international court.

Its attitude has angered Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines, but the four countries have struggled to forge a united front within the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) when dealing with Beijing over the issue.

Adding to recent tensions was Liu Yazhou, political commissar at the People’s Liberation Army National Defense University, who said in a magazine interview that the Chinese military could match the U.S. by “seizing opportunities.”

“An army that fails to achieve victory is nothing,” Liu was quoted as saying by a defense magazine “Those borders where our army has won victories are more peaceful and stable, but those where we were too timid have more disputes.”

That type of language again irritated its neighbors.

Zero Hedge

I see this more as a unification ploy for political gain rather than military gain. All of the "little" countries have to get together to force an easily and permanently bondable unit for the future zoning requirements of the NWO, something like the EU and what is happening in North America, South America and Africa. It seems a means to an end, China does not want to destroy its markets or its support system for cheap goods or risk an all out go-for-broke war scenario which could involve nukes. So what do they do for the NWO handlers, set up a sting that will force a union of sovereign nations probably without firing a shot, because of their big-bad imperialistic fantasies.

Like an unopened grave, remains to be seen what happens next.

Cheers - Dave

posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 01:35 PM
reply to post by bobs_uruncle

What an interesting I've noticed more and more the push to consolidate areas of the world into groups with a "commission" of sorts at the head. As it has been so far most of these areas are being bound by trade agreements and as the group starts to get comfy then starts the push for a union. If there are already a few of these unions before the collapse we all know is easy would it be to push for even more unification? My answer is it would be a whole lot easier to make nations swallow when they are already tied in and depending on the other nations of the union.

S&F for the provocation of thought on this angle...I had not looked at it that way.

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