U.S. Pacific Fleet Waiting For Orders

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U.S. Pacific Fleet Waiting For Orders

The Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, Admiral Scott Swift says that it is up to the policymakers in Washington whether to give orders to the country’s sailors to patrol within 12 nautical miles of the newly constructed islands claimed by China in the controversial South China Sea.

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While speaking during an interview on Thursday, the Commander of the Pacific Fleet spoke about tension mounting due to Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea but admitted that although US will sail near the disputed islands to challenge China’s claims, the final decision rests on the country’s policymakers.

Swift told the Associated Press that his Pacific Fleet has the capabilities to enter the controversial waters but went on to claim that such an exercise will be conducted in a bid to reinforce international laws and the law of sea and that these patrols will not be aimed at a specific country.

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“We’re ready,” Swift said at his Pearl Harbor office. “We have the resources to support whatever those policy decisions are and whatever policymakers may ask us to do to demonstrate the U.S. resolve with respect to the operations that we conduct in the South China Sea.”

Pacific Fleet to flex its muscles soon?

Currently, China, along with five other states, stake a claim to part or all of the South China Sea which is a busy passageway for commercial and military vessels. And although Washington does not have a policy of taking sides when it comes to territorial disputes, it claims that it’s in its natural interests to ensure freedom of navigation and aims at finding a peaceful resolution of such conflicts.

China has really speeded things up in terms of constructing the new islands atop reefs and atolls in the South China Sea since 2013 and now, has added buildings and airstrips in a bid to boost its sovereignty claims in the disputed territory.

However, Swift says that under international law, building an island that can be seen only during low tide does not warrant China’s territorial claims.

During a news conference in Boston last week, the US Defense Secretary, Ash Carter stated that US will fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows it to and that includes its adventures in and around the South China Sea.

According to a report published by US newspaper Navy Times, the country’s Navy will soon receive an approval for a mission to sail in the vicinity of the Spratly Islands.

Pacific Fleet to continue with the status quo

The Pacific Fleet commander also stated that nothing has changed for his team despite China’s construction of the islands. Swift says that the fleet has always operated inside the area in the past and it will continue to do so going forward.

“We continue to operate in that space, just as if they hadn’t been built,” he said.

However, it is clear that US is weighing its options very carefully and does not want things to escalate to a point of no return. The last time the US patrolled within 12 nautical miles of the disputed islands was back in 2012.

In past, Japan and the Philippines have been given a lot of support by the United States against Chinese expansionist approach towards the South and East China Seas. China has been very much irked by Washington’s approach and US does not want to handle the current situation without analyzing it in great detail.

Moreover, US is also worried about the mechanism all claimants of South China Sea have adopted to take care of the situation. The Code of Conduct is very much flawed which is largely down to the inability of all concerned parties’ to reach a resolution that caters for the concern of every state involved in the raging issue.

A failed Code of Conduct raises the importance of the Pacific Fleet

The COC needs to have a multi-chaptered look about it for functionality. It needs to be categorized into several chapters and tailored according to every participant’s circumstances. Moreover, many terms used in the Declaration on the Conduct of the Parties in the South China Sea are irrelevant to some ASEAN member states, which means that the COC is still very general in its outlook.

All these concerns have forced the US government to activating its Pacific Fleet into reentering the controversial territory which could prove to be a bold yet decisive initiative aimed at calming things down in a territory that is flirting dangerously close to a conflict that could eventually turn into an all-out war.

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259 COMMENTS

  1. Obama has projected weakness from the US throughout his terms in office, and both Russia and China know it. That weakness has fueled their expansionist tendencies. Now, when China has deployed their J-11 fighters to Woody Island … Obama decides to patrol within 12 miles of the islands? A little too late don’t you think? You should have grown a spine long before now! This idiot in the WH has done nothing but preside over an unprecedented decline in US power and influence around the globe. He and his administration sycophants probably have a good chuckle about it behind closed doors. They all belong in prison for the remainder of their natural lives.

  2. Your statement is gibberish

    When you speak or say words, the words are supposed to have meaning. Gibberish, however, is talking that sounds like words or speech but that really has no meaning at all.Gibberish can take the form of a single nonsensical word or a group of nonsensical words. Sentences that make no sense can also be gibberish as well.

  3. Your comment “The islands are sacred Chinese territory nobody will dare challenge China.”
    and “we’ve been waiting”.

    China has just been challenged, you didnt have to wait long after all. Let’s see what happens after the next ship passes by those fake islands unharmed, more rhetoric ?

    lmao @ “Sacred reefs”., is that why they destroyed reefs to build those fake islands ?

  4. My previous comment concerned the “allies”of China(or lack thereof).You responded to my comment with a reference to the recent visit of Xi to the UK. Was this not brought up to indicate a possible alliance with the UK? If not, why mention it in response to my comment?

  5. Let’s just say the Brits, having the mercantilist DNA seared into them through the centuries of sea-faring deal-making are wise enough to know where their markets will come from in the next 50 years while the yanks, being only a 150-year-old apprentice, still has a long way to go.
    Allies? Errr, sorry, where did that come from? It isn’t even relevant. Wise-up. ;-)

  6. USA already had revolution. China needs to have democracy, communist is stupid and no good. This is the right time for younger generations to stand up and demand to vote for leader. War with USA would be an opportunity.

  7. They just sent a warship right near your sacred reefs..nothing happened but a bunch of whining from the Chinese.

    The gauntlet has been dropped, your waiting is over.
    Now it’s China’s move, care to make a prediction ?

  8. The United States should STOP letting MONEY be its GOD. Of Course the US will put National Interests First. These interests start with our Declaration of Independence from England in 1776.

    Let’s let Russia alone to do its part in fixing the Middle East. If the argument is that America ruined the place then America should get out. They say when you find yourself in a hole – the first thing is to stop digging. Time heals all wounds; but we have to get away from there for the wound to start healing.

    There is no reason to be there for America. The years of needing oil are over. Instead of a concern about not enough oil now we have a concern about using it. Now this exposes a truth about America – we have always done things no one is proud of for our access to resources. Let’s stop supporting countries like Saudi Arabia. Going after oil for a country is like going after the food that will keep its economy alive. But before criticizing America too much – take a look at England doing the same thing. Doing something it shouldn’t be proud of by becoming China’ “best friend in the west.”

    But America does need to improve. It cannot be left paralised by its past. We need to have a re-evaluation of our actions, but then we need to move confidently forward again; holding true to our higher values expressed in our declaration of independence.

    While there may be no immediate effect or benefit for our holding to these values, we can look behind us to see the effect of failing to hold them dear. While we may pay a price for standing against Chinese agression in the short term, as our businesses move out of China, in the long run we will have gained the trust of our allies. The value of this trust is more and more apparent every day.

    So let’s pivot to Asia. Let’s leave Putin to fix things. Maybe China would like to help too. Instead we should help our friends in Asia assert their human rights against Chinese aggression. Let business be damned.

  9. But over religion? Why would anyone kill someone else over a religious belief? But yes we can use technology to improve our morality of killing people. But in the end people get killed. And mistakes are made.

  10. not any more…with smart bombs, guided munitions you can fire a missile from hundreds and hundreds of miles away and hit with in 10 ft of the target

  11. If US follow international laws every US president is war criminal.
    US president only follow the US constitution. They can send troops to arrest foreign President. They pass law and enforce law on foreign soil eg the Taiwan relation act.
    US has the world biggest brain washing machinery.

  12. 1) China’s claim dated back for centuries. Never mind the old claim, after WW2 China started stationing troops on the largest island, the Taiping Island. It has nothing to do with natural resources.
    2) China’s south most territory is the Spratly Island. Most of the island claimed by Philippines are within the EEZ of the Taiping Island.

  13. >>Dropping bombs from above arial defenses would save American lives>>

    1) above certain altitude the accuracy and recognition of target is compromised. It is quite predictable there will be more civilian death than terrorist.

    2) Some meaningless military tactics war are fought to save face.
    They don’t make any difference in the overall war in Afghanistan.
    The Taliban still control 80% of the country.

  14. That yellow belly tail tucker occupying the oval office right now is going to do what cowards do best . He’s going to have this country bend over and grab it’s ankles for China .

  15. @Dan. The Americans are more educated and adheres Laws whether local or international/. The China kind of an animal who was recently released from the cage. Does not honor it’s words, no respect to international law, dis honest, bad reputation, broken credentials you name it. Good to hear it from you.

  16. Well, well, if it isn’t “;Full Circle Jerk”, FYI it is the foreigner guy who should get protection from all the Sweet, Beautiful Asian Ladies who makes the first move on us. I happen to be married and don’t need the extra play time.

  17. Yeah, “That is so last year”, and many years previous to last year, and this year, and many years after this year. Nothing has changed.

    “That’s a pretty desperate attempt to justify continuing to abuse human rights in China”.

    Heal thyself first before pointing fingers at others.

  18. Alas, blindly arrogant Americans really don’t understand Chinese. Unfortunately Chinese understand Americans much better. When being forced into the corner, China will let USA swallow its pride.
    Check both Taiwan and China’s Map published after WWII, you will understand Chinese position over South China Sea.

  19. Don’t worry,

    There is a black American in the White House! You know – “the Commander in Chief” of the United States military. We are just sailing in international waters! So just chill OKAY?

  20. Let’s let Russia alone to do its part in fixing the Middle East. If the argument is that America ruined the place then America should get out. They say when you find yourself in a hole – the first thing is to stop digging. Time heals all wounds; but we have to get away from there for the wound to start healing.

    There is no reason to be there for America. The years of needing oil are over. Instead of a concern about not enough oil now we have a concern about using it. Now this exposes a truth about America – we have always done things no one is proud of for our access to resources. Going after oil for a country is like going after the food that will keep its economy alive. But before criticizing America too much – take a look at England doing the same thing. Doing something it shouldn’t be proud of by becoming China’ “best friend in the west.”

    But America does need to improve. It cannot be left paralised by its past. We need to have a re-evaluation of our actions, but then we need to move confidently forward again; holding true to our higher values expressed in our declaration of independence.

    While there may be no immediate effect or benefit for our holding to these values, we can look behind us to see the effect of failing to hold them dear. While we may pay a price for standing against Chinese agression in the short term, as our businesses move out of China, in the long run we will have gained the trust of our allies. The value of this trust is more and more apparent every day.

    So let’s pivot to Asia. Let’s leave Putin to fix things. Maybe China would like to help too. Instead we should help our friends in Asia assert their human rights against Chinese aggression. Let business be damned.

  21. That is so last year. You are way behind the times to be complaining about that.
    If you knew anything about the situation you would know that a lot has changed since last year.

    Your pointing to an old problem that is on its way to be fixed. That’s a pretty desperate attempt to justify continuing to abuse human rights in China.

  22. 4). I think that there are good reasons that people don’t like war. Usually in war the primary concern is to keep US soldiers alive. Dropping bombs from above arial defenses would save American lives. So yes I think there are good reasons to avoid war. And I think that waging a war over religion for some seems like it might be a good reason to go to war. But not me.

  23. 1. Some people say that England is smart for kowtowing to China.

    Maybe in China the person who sells his soul for profit is viewed as a role model.
    But then in China you have problems with food being poisoned, buildings that collapse, and industrial explosions. Polluted air and water. Government that represses people at the request of the powerful.

    Not a great result…

    2. While there may be a historical argument. The important point is what is happening now. Right now at this instance. The future is what is being argued between China and other countries. And historical arguments have absolutely no effect on determining what will happen. It is a smokescreen to cover facts on the ground being created now and in the future. As China talks about the past it builds sand islands now and builds airfields in the future.

    International law, as precedent DOES NOT allow nations to “create” sovereign territory or to claim water FARTHER THAN 12 nautical miles OFF sovereign soil. The ability of a nation to claim the open ocean has been denied by international law since 1609, when the Dutch philosopher Hugo Grotius laid down the tenants of free navigation in his book “The Free Sea,” writing that the sea was the “common property of all.”..FURTHER MORE..china’s island building spree not only violated many international laws..but also the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of other nations..china actions encroaches into the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of other claimant states, undermined their sovereign right to protect food supply, as envisioned under Unclos..The exercise of Chinese jurisdiction in its neighbors’ EEZs is INCOMPATIBLE with the original design and structure of Unclos to protect food security for developing coastal states..china has NO right destroying more than 2 thousand hectares of coral reefs causing irreversible and widespread damage to the biodiversity and ecological balance of the South China Sea.. and also violating several international laws in the process..United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea,the Convention on Biological Diversity,and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora..

  24. 1: At this point, how can you say England is making a mistake?? Not only England is changing, she’s buying China’s nuclear power plants, and we are supposedly to have the world’s #1 nuclear technology. France is also helping China on this deal. Soon, France and Germany will be going China’s way.

    2: China has documented proofs they owned those islands until 1895 when Japan took them from China after the first Sino-Japanese War. The U.S. is NOT defending the weak, but rather help the robbers to keep their stolen property just because we don’t like China.

    Today, Uncle Sam is the biggest bully of all. And today, Uncle Sam doesn’t have what it takes to fight off others. As you can see Russia has better technology. And also, China has better technology as this article stated.

  25. 1. At this point, who knows England is doing the right thing or the wrong thing. At least England recognized it needs to change, and she’s changing, to our dismay. She’s going China’s way.

    As I say. Putting economic concerns above all else has been the American problem for too long. I don’t need to watch the result of England’s mistake to understand that they are not doing the right thing.

    2. We are paying our price for OUR aggression in the Middle East now. We haven’t started on our aggression against China yet.

    Defending the weak against a bully is not agression against the bully.

  26. I think you have the wrong attitude expressed here.

    1: “…England doing the same thing. Doing something it shouldn’t be proud of by becoming China’ “best friend in the west.”

    At this point, who knows England is doing the right thing or the wrong thing. At least England recognized it needs to change, and she’s changing, to our dismay. She’s going China’s way.

    2: “While we may pay a price for standing against Chinese agression…”

    We are paying our price for OUR aggression in the Middle East now. We haven’t started on our aggression against China yet. China has shot us down already. This article is ALL about our plan and order from above to get China out of the South China Sea, except China has something called the DF-21D, which can destroy aircraft carriers.

    Well, like I said, we have shown the world our “shock and awe” since 2001. Russia is shown their “shock and awe” today in Syria. Perhaps, China will get their chance to show the world their “shock and awe”!!!!

  27. Rename the South China Sea the ASIA FREE
    SEA … All the world’s oceans are the maritime commons for all of the world’s
    people. What if we allowed Italy to lay
    claim to 90% of the Mediterranean? Or
    the USA to 90% of the Caribbean? Or
    Russia to 90% of the Black Sea? Or India
    to 90% of the Bay of Bengal?? Or Japan
    to 90% of the Sea of Japan??? China’s
    claim to 90% of the South China Sea is an affront to the Whole Human Race and
    has no legal basis. The USA and her
    World Allies should respond to this ridiculous, preposterous, arrogant claim by
    declaring it as the “ASIA FREE SEA”. All
    people continue to peacefully access this Global Maritime Commons like all
    others. If China picks a fight, let them
    face the Whole World, not a couple vulnerable states … Confrontation is
    not desirable, but Capitulation is more dangerous.

  28. Right. So let’s let Russia to do its part in fixing the Middle East. If the argument is that America ruined the place then America should get out. They say when you find yourself in a hole – the first thing is to stop digging. Time heals all wounds; but we have to get away from there for the wound to start healing.

    There is no reason to be there for America. The years of needing oil are over. Instead of a concern about not enough oil now we have a concern about using it. Now this exposes a truth about America – we have always done things no one is proud of for our access to resources. Going after oil for a country is like going after the food that will keep its economy alive. But before criticizing America too much – take a look at England doing the same thing. Doing something it shouldn’t be proud of by becoming China’ “best friend in the west.”

    But America does need to improve. It cannot be left paralised by its past. We need to have a re-evaluation of our actions, but then we need to move confidently forward again; holding true to our higher values expressed in our declaration of independence.

    While there may be no immediate effect or benefit for our holding to these values, we can look behind us to see the effect of failing to hold them dear. While we may pay a price for standing against Chinese agression in the short term as our businesses move out of China, in the long run we will have gained the trust of our allies. The value of this trust is more and more apparent every day.

    So yes I agree. Let’s pivot to Asia. It is no longer in our national interest to defend business rights to oil. It should now be in our interest to defend human rights in Asia.
    Let business be damned.

  29. The next president will be Hillary “Above the Law” Clinton. Brought to you by mindless liberals, most of whom will be alive and mostly legal. So the ‘next’ president will not be tackling any jobs that correct the mess created by Obama’s weakness on national security and foreign policy because she was/is a co-conspirator in plan to take down our status as a superpower.

  30. Since the establishment of Israel, the U.S. is glued to the Middle East by both feet and hand.

    Russia is in Syria to keep Assad in power at the same time to show off their “shock and awe”.

    If the U.S. sails within the 12 NM of China’s artificial islands, China will have a chance to show the world their “shock and awe”.

    This world has turn into a triumvirate.

  31. The U.S. has the largest prison population, the largest law enforcement around the world. The general public allows the police to kill and get away with it in the name of public protection. The Black-Americans are automatically guilty and needed killing.

    99% of the people are not felons. The police make everyone a felon.

  32. Here’s what will happen..
    The orders will be…. proceed to the Atlantic ocean sail very close to any Red Chinese islands.
    Anderson Vanderbilt will report on CNN that the US sank the entire Red fleet.

  33. seeing you are so well versed in this how far off the Philippine shores is this island? and how far off the shores of main land china? and why the sudden interest after the possible discovery of all the natural resources under the ocean floor.?

  34. Russian make sure U.S glued to Middle East in both hand, Afghanistan for one after Russian move in Syria. haha

    So Russia is in Syria to keep the U.S. in Afganistan?

  35. If it ain’t broke, don’t provoke!
    Pride chicken could be weakened…we don’t go to war because of pride; we get into war because of principles!

  36. “What weapons war mad Carter and his generals such as Swift (a natural enemy of China because of his bad Japanese root) will use in WW III is not certain, but in WW IV they can only fight with clubs and stones that is for certain”. Don’t ever Swift think he can hide in the safety of his home soilS in US and Japan.

  37. 1) US officially do not take position in the Spratly Island dispute.

    Those islands are Coral reefs. Naval ships go there routinely should be court martial for reckless sailing. You are writing your fantasy.

    2) Those island are high tide elevations. Even if they are not high tide elevations they are still within the EEZ of China’s Taiping Island. Sending warships deliberately is a violation of China’s sovereignty.

    3) US-Philippines security treaty is Based on the the Treaty of Paris and the Western border of Philippines was longitude 118 degree east.
    The Scarborough Shoal and the Spratly Islands are west of this line.

    Philippines also claims the Malaysian state of Sabah. US has stayed away from that dispute for the same reason.

    4) US recklessly killed civilians. These are not simply accidents. US know very well that dropping bombs from 30,000 feet with poor intelligence will result in needless civilian deaths. If they kill Europeans doctor they are reported. If they killed locals they are simply terrorists. There are however, endless supply of morons who believe these are accidents.

  38. The fleet will never go there because Obama doesn’t have the balls to stand up to foreign countries. He is a true to his Muslim countries only and does not care one bit about how he is making the US look. I mean, why else would he push a nuclear agreement through to free up all frozen assets and lift most of the really important sanctions again Iran. He has not changed or improved the economy or our military forces to assure our security against foreign terrorists. When he is gone, the next President will have an enormous job to tackle, to correct what Obama has #^$%ed Up. I’m still amazed that he won a second term for someone who can change Religions overnight. Next thing you know, skunks will be removing their stripes and claim to be cats.

  39. 1) It isn’t Chinese territorial Sea under international law, the US isn’t going to recognize it just because the Chinese are threatening violence. The US sent it’s forces through the area on a regular basis for decades, they only stopped after 2012 when your govt seized it at gunpoint and started building a military base there. The Chinese are the ones creating tension by bullying everyone

    2) The islands are only above water because China dredged them up, they don’t count as islands if you created them out of nothing. 95%of the land area we are talking about didn’t even exist one year ago Your opinion is directly contradicted by the UN and the Law of the Sea treaty China signed and is currently violating.

    3) The treaty covers Filipino forces in Filipino waters which China harasses and threatens on a regular basis. This includes the crashed Filipino ship used as an outpost in Filipino waters that your China is blockading as I type this. The treaty covers all of the Phillipine’s territory, the US govt just chooses to take a neutral stance regarding all island disputes in the area because they like the mutually beneficial trade with China.

    4)If you don’t see the difference between on one hand; a tragic, horrific accident by a democracy while fighting to prevent the Taliban from enslaving millions of people and on the other hand; the violence of a genocidal dictatorship founded by Chairman Mao the worst mass murderer in history enslaving its own citizens THEN YOU HAVE NO MORAL COMPASS WHATSOEVER AND ARE TRULY LOST. There is no moral equivalency here.

  40. the world really sick of wars, but no choice to be self defend. All the countries live more then thousand of year witness of violence and suffering. They sick of it. But in the last 60s yrs, is the White American dragging everybody to war, I think war is new to them in a short 200 yrs history. So they still got a kick of it. Even UK, EU and Australia are tired of White American’s wars and moving away from them toward China. Sad. by the way, North America is not the enemy here, just the white American. But they don’t own this land here alone. Most none white American don’t support the war here in U.S. Its just the white American acting alone.

  41. I’m from the US and trust me, I love my country. But as much as it pains me to say this…, I actually agree with you 100%!
    (Except for the moronic cowards part.)

  42. China would last about as long as Iraq with Sadam Hussain. if we have any kind of commander in chief but we don’t. We have a commuter in chief, golf in chief and a liar in chief. I just hope that we don’t be completely humiliated with this worthless, poor excuse of a president.

  43. jim, we have to showcase so we will attract more buyers. We probably gift some to russia, north korea, iran, mexco, africa and south america. We will celebrate our friendship and light up the fireworks over the sky of north america!!

  44. hey moron, you couldn’t even take care of ISIS which have plastic toys!! Thats hilarious!! Now you cowards are mouthing off and droning the daylight of out of ISIS from 30k in the sky!! WOW!! you are so brave!!! Oh BTW, russia is now showing you moronic cowards how to take of biz!!! i check myself idiot!!!

  45. China is not prepared to handle several opponents at once. The moment the USA engages with Chinese forces, the other countries with military capabilities like India can and will take advantage of the situation. China may be able to defend its presence at SCS for a few days but this will weaken its grip on other areas in other disputed territorial flash points.This is the real reason for the instant Chinese allegiance with the British.

    Unfortunately it was the British that incidentally asked the US a favor to patrol the SCS for possible escalation towards blocking world trade traffic in that area.

  46. 1) Innocent passage means you have to recognize China territorial sea first and you have to take certain prescribed measures in international law to qualify as innocent passage.
    Deliberately sending gun boats out to the way to create tension is not innocent passage.

    2) China’s artificial islands are build on high tide elevation which are entitled to 12 miles territorial sea.

    3) US security treaty with Philippines cover territories stipulated in the Treaty of Paris which doesn’t not include the Spratly Islands.

    4) Your personal experience is unfortunate. Perhaps they teach u how to bomb hospitals in the Navy.

  47. Did you know Vietnam and Philippine just change their tune today, haha? Thanks to your cousin UK, Deport? We not black or Mexican, by the time the deportation paper process completed, we already got dozen of our babies here already finished college. shot? ya, that I agree with you, white did it to the black church, I will not be surprise they do it to the Asian American, plus white won’t able to tell the different if they are Japanese or Chinese anyway, haha….oh yes, Buddha love you too :-)

  48. For some interesting ICJ judgments and other legal opinions on territorial seas Google: ‘Falkland Islands Territorial Waters Academia/BritBob’ to gain an understanding as to how the world court deals with territorial sea disputes.

  49. US claims to defend the freedom of navigation. Every sea captain knows the biggest threat is the pirates and US ve done nothing. US navy instead find some coral reefs far away from shipping lane to defend freedom of navigation.
    US claim to defend the small nations of Asia yet not a single one of them wish to join in the patrol. Only Philippines pay lip service. The biggest disappointment must be Australia, South Korea and Singapore all refused to join.
    The big talking generals have painted themselves into the corner.

  50. Freedom of speech, freedom of express is the best for Communist country, US has no Democracy, Freedom and Human right is you are color people and there is too many agency from NSA, FBI, CIA, NS, LOCAL POLICE, HOMELAND SECURITY, BECAUSE US HAS SO MANY ENEMY AROUND THE WORLD, SCARE TO DEATH OF ATTACH.

    COMMUNIST CHINA PEOPLE HAS NO FEAR, VERY FREE, VERY HUMAN RIGHT,VERY CIVILIZE DEMOCRACY.

    WHAT US HAD, POLICE SHOOT ON THE STREET IF YOU ARE COLOR PEOPLE. RACE DISCRIMINATE, COLOR PEOPLE NEVER HAD THEIR HEAD UP, ALL BANANA CITIZEN

  51. First off…its not their language anymore, its ours. Second, they dont want your friendship…they want your money. You have no friends.

  52. First off…its not their language anymore, its ours. Second, they dont want your friendship…they want your money. You have no friends.

  53. Well at least they didn’t kill you like the Fullerton police did to Kelly Thomas, a homeless person, or Freddy Grey, or Scot Walker,…!!!!

  54. The US should DEF. sail through these “International Waters.” The world needs to put this China BS of claiming everything is theirs, to rest ASAP IF we had an intelligent administration, this would have never gotten this far. There should have been an international coalition sailing through these waters for the past year. This is an aggressive nation preparing for domination against all the ASEAN Nations

  55. The US should EF. sail through these International Waters. The world needs to put this China BS of claiming everything is theirs, to re ASAP IF we had an intelligent administration, this would have never gotten this far. There should have been an international coalition sailing through these waters for the past year. This is an aggressive nation preparing for domination against all the ASEAN Nations

  56. And he used to be a Viet Cong and took part in the Tet Offensive!!!!! When the North Vietnamese took over South Vietnam, he was among the last person to fly out of Vietnam to the U.S. to enjoy life in LA.

  57. The US should EF. sail through these International Waters. The world needs to put this China BS of claiming everything is theirs, to re ASAP IF we had an intelligent administration, this would have never gotten this far. There should have been an international coalition sailing through these waters for the past year. This is an aggressive nation preparing for domination against all the ASEAN Nations

  58. This Black monkey named One Black American Messing Asia (Obama) has no ball is creating the world but create the world to hate America and its lovely citizen.

    Where he go for International Summit, all country look down on him and his nation,

    he can only use his failure foreign policies as

    Naive Democracy,

    Dirty Freedom and

    Killing Human Right.

    This Black monkey will soon be return to his Animal Cage, have no ball, no guts, no respect from other and pulling

    Underwater States of Asia (USA) and
    Underwater States of Atlantic (USA),
    Underwater States of Arab (USA)
    Underwater States of Arctic (USA)
    Underwater States of Australia (USA)
    Underwater States of All (USA)

    Citizen shame of having him as the Monkey President.

  59. Yes, there used to be a lot of worthless emptied warehouses on Spring Street by LA Chinatown. After the end of the Vietnam War, those emptied warehouses become Vietnamese town.

  60. A small flotilla of Chinese warships sailed within 12 miles of the US Coast under the innocent passage clause of international law just last week with no complaint from the US. The Chinese man made islands that they are building military bases on is situated on a series of reefs that belong to the Philippines and other neighboring countries, not China.

    The US has a military alliance with the Philippines. Under international law the reefs don’t count as Chinese islands with the 12 miles of control even if they did legally belong to China, which they don’t. The Chinese are using the threat of armed violence against a US Military Ally to steal the oil and natural gas under the seabed plus take over the trade routes over which almost half of world seaborne trade is conducted.

    Passively not recognizing their claims by sailing a ship by it is a rather tepid response considering the situation in detail.

    I hope to join the US Navy someday. Sadly my most memorable experience when I was 8 years old in Beijing was when the Chinese Secret Police shoved a AK in my face and a belt fed gun pointed at my dad while they kidnapped and viciously beat some random peddler. His sole crime was trying to sell water bottles to us.

  61. A small flotilla of Chinese warships sailed within 12 miles of the US Coast under the innocent passage clause of international law just last week with no complaint from the US. The Chinese man made islands that they are building military bases on is situated on a series of reefs that belong to the Philippines and other neighboring countries, not China.

    The US has a military alliance with the Philippines. Under international law the reefs don’t count as Chinese islands with the 12 miles of control even if they did legally belong to China, which they don’t. The Chinese are using the threat of armed violence against a US Military Ally to steal the oil and natural gas under the seabed plus take over the trade routes over which almost half of world seaborne trade is conducted.

    Passively not recognizing their claims by sailing a ship by it is a rather tepid response considering the situation in detail.

  62. That’s what Ashton Carter said.
    He just sent our Navy Seal Team 6 out to rescue prisoners, and Joshua Wheeler was killed. He’s going to be having second thoughts from now on.

  63. No one in the US has guts to give order for chicken navy to enter SCS ESC to avoid being kill by DF21d INTO BOTH SEA.

    us commander only mouth watering, no guts, like chicken and coward, they can treat weak nation badly, but they are affair of DPRK, Iran, Russian and China.

  64. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter may be in trouble. He himself authorized the raid to rescue ISIS prisoners without consulting the president resulting in the death of Joshua Wheeler. He may be having second thoughts about his decision. Oh, well, he has just over a year to serve as Secretary of Defense, to the end of Obama’s presidency.

  65. Other than bloodline, you are not Chinese if you came from Vietnam. The Vietnamese also have their issues with China. If you consider yourself a Chinese national, then you should be either deported or Shot.. oh yes, God Bless.. :-)

  66. “All these concerns have forced the US government to activating its Pacific Fleet into reentering the controversial territory which could prove to be a bold yet decisive initiative aimed at calming things down in a territory that is flirting dangerously close to a conflict that could eventually turn into an all-out war.”

    WHO have FORCED the ROGUE States of America to always meddle into other countries internal affairs? Just take a look back in the past 70 years since end of WWII. How many wars USA had been DIRECTLY or INDIRECTLY involved?? 20+ wars ….. averaging 1 war in EVERY 3 years.

    Just stay out of SCS !!!

  67. yeah, the country who own the English language just call China-broken-english their new best friend. Your cousin didn’t tell you?

  68. From the article Confessions of an Ex-Priest: The Doctrine of Justification for Lying by Clergy:

    “Here’s the thing, Rastrelli. You have to ask yourself: Am I going to be a gay priest, or a priest” — he rolled his fingers and cigarette through the air like a barrel — “who happens to be gay?”

    “What’s the difference?” I turned my head to inhale, trying to avoid his secondhand smoke. “Either way I’m gay. It’s a part of me.”

    “But are you gay first, and then a priest? Or a priest first, and then gay?” He smiled, satisfied with the distinction.

  69. When someone begin personal attack, I know they can’t handle the message. lol . Sorry got you all work up my friend. haha…. Malibu, Pasadena, West LA, OC, they Chinese alright, but not from China. You should know by now Chinese don’t come from China only. lol!!!

  70. Ever drive through san Gabriel valley? Chinese rearending eachother…traffic is ridiculous…not something to be proud of; but you just dont know any better and your logic is flawed by false pride. I feel sorry for your kids. Now the Chinese in Malibu, Pasadena, and West LA, Orangw County then maybe I would think you had some class. But no…just another low class idiot. Chinese version of a redneck.

  71. Russia needs to stop ISIS and take care of Syria. Why haven’t they done that yet? Instead Putin has to ask Assad to “make a surprise visit to Moscow” so Putin can find an exit.

    Just tell the truth – you are bogged down in Syria and you need to run back home to Russia. No one will laugh. Promise.

  72. Russian is China buddy, UK is China new best friend, Africa is China comrade, EU is China business partners? Asia is China banking AIIB partners? but we American sit here hating everybody…Keep it up guy! They love it!

  73. US did nuke China on their chemical plants, China play it cool, thats why EU and UK run away from U.S. and call China is their new best friend, you guy still here debating?

  74. I am a Native American, I like to declare independent, where do I start? lol, You only here for 200 yrs, doesn’t mean this is your white people land! Go back!

  75. even Vietnam and Philippine today change their friendly tone with China after UK call China their new best friend. I really will wait and see.

  76. If we’re going to antagonize China by sailing 12 miles off their man made islands, then we can’t betch and complain if they sail off our coast.
    WE ARE ***NOT*** THE WORLD COP!

  77. yeah, the Chinese wanted Trump too, I am Chinese from Vietnam, I will vote for Trump for sure! lol… If Trump win, the whole EU will run away from America! Now I understand why all the white people blaming Obama. Is not his fault, it come with the generation.

  78. Did China kick U.S out of Korea and Vietnam, thanks god, otherwise Asia will turn into middle east. Now China and Russia is pivot to Middle East, hope they can save Middle East like they did with Asia. Even UK wanted China as new best friend. You didn’t know about your cousin?

  79. Chinese don’t come from China only, haha, I am Chinese, come from Vietnam, name me one country on this globe don’t have a Chinatown. lol. We are building Southern CA now! Go to the San Gabriel Valley! The only county the real estate didn’t fall and no affecting by the unemployment rate. How that happen? CA will turn into Singapore in few hundred year from now. tsk tsk tsk….

  80. it come with the generation, don’t blame our president. We don’t care about the true, we only care what our govt tell us to hate.

  81. Sitting dock huh? Try it.Just try it.There are 160 all sorts of F-18 fighters and growlers plus the legendary Tom Cats on board. The moment the Radar sensors and Satellite senses missiles fired, all fighters squadrons and growlers already in the sky searching for the origin of that missile. 2 F-18’s can be launch simultaneously at the same time in 3 minutes. Once all squadrons are in the sky, that’s your praying time. The will create a devastating impierno on that destroyed targets using missiles and JDAM bombs. wave by wave.

  82. You think, wake up my friends, they have dozen of social media like facebook and youtube more version then us here. good thing about them is, they filter out all the filthy site. The Chinese care about moral and education. Funny thing is, you can know more about middle east, Asia, EU, Russian news that don’t have here in CNN. lol. Likewise my friend. lol

  83. All we need to do is reverse The Chinese Exclusion Act. The Chinese have already built those island(s) for us. All we need to do is just claim them. :-)

  84. Lmao, say whatever make you feel better. As here in China, “sweet Asian ladies” only like rich guys. lots of poor white losers here get turned down by pretty ladies got angry and lost. So they start yelling people on the street~ lol

  85. Obama is turning this country into the laughing stock of the world. I would not be surprised if some of our allies are seriously thinking about aligning themselves with Putin (Russia) or someone who will stand up and defend them in time of trouble rather than this Hot air Clown we have as president

  86. Blah Blah blah, either China and the US go to war or STFU already. All people do it talk on both sides, fire off a missile already

  87. come on man! we are way to chickensh*t to do this. the only thing that might work is to claim the entire Atlantic Ocean and give everyone passage except China!

  88. Just do a google search and you will find out that Asian women REALLY like white guys. It is the look for sure, but I also think the male dominated culture in places like China Makes a difference too. I understand why you might be jealous.

  89. Agreed, China will pass up the US and the US will have to deal with it/ But China needs to remember that some day they are going to need more allies than just North Korea, because at the rate they are going it might just come down to China against “the world”..and guess who loses that one ?

  90. Friend to the world ? They lock down the internet to make sure their people know less about the “world”. What are they afraid of ?

  91. The best looking Fillipino woman i have seen doesnt looks prettier than the female chimpanzee in my local zoo. If you can them “sweet asian ladies” well…so be it

  92. Did you fail to read “All” my comments? I live here. I know the score. And I invite all non-Asian guys to come here and enjoy the pleasures that the Asian Ladies have to offer.. :-)

  93. The differently of Asian culture is like Buddhism and confusion, they keep to themselves and work hard, but the west, like Christian, calling everybody is evil, China been leading 40% of the world history just by one single country. What do you expected? Don’t hate us, we never hate you! We just too proud of who we are! lol

  94. wow…the level of hate in you, so much hate, which mean China is doing a good job yeah? Did the Chinese teach the European use toilet paper? lol

  95. Well well, if it isn’t Sounds like you have a problem with White People. Don’t worry, in the Philippines the stores stock a lot of “Whitening Soap”. Would you like some? :-))

  96. If the situation was reversed and the Chinese were coming to visit America:

    Knowing the United states, they will set up fast food “sail through service” at the 12 mile limit to make money from the visiting Chinese sailors.

    What is China’s problem?…

  97. Chink-a-chink-a-chink…WTF? STFU Whitey…Do you think China is just going to roll over and let USA waltz in the SCS? Well…if you do then you don’t know the Asian mindset. Especially a nuclear armed one…So why don’t you go home. Your momma is calling you. Go home Whitey!

  98. China should “Evolve”.

    What we know so far is that the first wave of human migration went to Southern Asia. This group did not mix with Neanderthals and they stayed in Asia. The second wave of humans left for Europe thousands of years later. Here they did mix with Neanderthals and they became heterogeneous and multicultural.

    I think the problem for China is inbreeding. The little monkeys from Africa went to Asia 80,000 years ago and just stayed there – not allowing anyone to leave and no one can come into China. They inbred and inbred and inbred. Every one of their marriages – now and since 10s of thousands of years ago – has been their relative. Now they have a serious genetic limit but also a cultural deficit.

    But European settlers did not inbreed. They left Africa years later and went to Europe and they intermarried as they had become multicultural. They became more advanced and highly evolved not only in their physical bodies but also in government. So sorry to tell you like the king who had no clothes: China is a backward country both in its government as well as its citizens.

    Now before calling me a racist let’s be clear about the definition of racism. Racism is a belief that race is the Primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.

    Being Chinese does not mean they cannot improve! The most important determinant of superiority is survival of the fittest and exposure to genetic variation an mutation. The fact that they have had a slow start in their evolution as humans is no reason to judge them as less human. You wouldn’t say that a mentally disabled person was less human would you? NO! Similarly a child is no less human than an adult just because they need to grow up.

    Although the Chinese Do have differences (which makes them less superior than others), this is based on evolution and not on race. I believe that Chinese are able to evolve to be just as good as everyone else given the opportunity and thousands of years.

  99. AMEREICA WOULD BE NOTHING WITHOUT HER BIG SITTING DUCK CARRIERS. SHE COULD NOT SPREAD HER EVIL AROUND THE WORLD. ONE DONG FENG-21 MISSILE IMPOSSIBLE TO DETECT UNTIL IT IS TO LATE. THIRTEEN CARRIERS 13 MISSILES IT IS OVER!!!!!

  100. The islands are sacred Chinese territory nobody will dare challenge China.The belicouse declaration of some cheap generals are drivel.

  101. An interesting observation, Western guys do get “Excited” over the Sweet Asian Ladies.. Who do you have in mind? Your younger sister or girl friend? :-)

  102. China’s Surplus export is $155.1 Billion they export $272.3 Billion to the U.S. So if the US stopped importing from China they would actually import more then they export by $117 billion. I would say that the US is pretty important.

  103. USA must enforce freedom of navigation as US is a leader of the world otherwise No country in the world believe in America. US means what they say and should go forward. There is no hesitation as a leader. We made decision and should go through with it. Islands never belong to China. Chinese xi claimed but the world does not recognize China claim since China bullied neighbors and stole. As US is a big brother, enforce rules and regulations. Action, not just talk. If China does not behave, nuke islands. Peace for the world

  104. @egay c, Sorry “Carabao Breath”, I started coming here over 25 years ago & know these islands very well. You are one of the nasty mongoloids who try to defend the Tagalog speaking Scammers and at the same time claiming that the Americans stole all your gold.. (try picking on someone who doesn’t live here..)

  105. Chinese can destroy every US ships simply by launch ballistic missiles from thousand miles away onshores, they dont even need to send a single ship or plane

  106. You donno what you’re talking about ahole! Filipinos loved the Americans it was our corrupt government who hates Americans hence the the closure of the 2 US bases.
    You probably had encountered the Communist NPA a lot of them in the Luzon area
    so stop generalizing okay?

  107. We all knew China is a Big Technological Thieft in the world !!! It’s a Time to “NUKE” China !!! The question is that Does Obama has a big ball to do that or not?
    Bring it down before it has another chance to arise !

  108. China is the only country in the world said what they will do and go do
    it! Truly a man of their word. Only country with a long term foreign
    policy in trading, infrastructure development, partnership with EU, UK,
    Russia, S. America, Africa, Asia AIIB and New Silk Road Middle East. A
    true friend of the world. Go China Go!

  109. Not true Patrick, it is the American that is buying all their “S” as the Chinese do not make enough money to support their economy.

  110. China doesn’t have a thing to worry about, our POTUS doesn’t have the gonads to take a stand, what a joke he is, in addition to that, our military is afraid to make a move or they will be forced to retire. What a joke this president is.

  111. @ Litmuz, you are correct. This may sound strange but we are viewed more as a friend and a good neighbor (like in the Visayas). In the central Luzon area, they view Americans as “Occupiers” and look down on other Filipinos (example from Cebu in the Visayas).

  112. And, if I may ask:… Why should we go around implementing OUR orders? Wasting the American people tax dollars? Then , we go around crying that we have no money and no jobs….IDIOTS

  113. And why should we go around implementing OUR orders? Wasting the American people tax dollars? Then , we go around crying that we have no money and no jobs….IDIOTS!!!

  114. I do wish US can grow a pair and send in the ships into Chinese islands so that they can test the strength and will of a barrage of Chinese anti-ship ballistic missiles

  115. USA should go ahead with the mission. China cannot afford a war because possible revolution. The best China could do is to show USA that it can defend itself if under attack.

  116. I am an American ExPat living in the Philippines. The Tagalog speaking Filipino is Not worth protecting with American Taxpayer Money and Lives. Most are nasty towards Americans in the central Luzon area. But in the same breath, the Chinese are just as shameful. My thoughts pertaining to China? Hit them Hard, Hit them Fast with All our resources. Do Not give them time to respond..

  117. China is claiming entire south china sea. Other countries are fighting for their rights. China has boarder disputes with every country and now they are working with Russia to build a solid military collation. US cannot face this combined collation alone(despite support from other 5 countries) unless other big country joins them like India or NATO. China must respect other countries sovereignty and reevaluate southchina see boarders.

  118. If China
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  119. One has to Believe this So-called Isle Reclamation is Very Dangerous in two Regard’s : One, it Totally Destroys/Kills All Marine Life in the Vicinity . Two, if Not Held in check and becomes Infectious , were looking at Territorial Claims of the World’s ” Open Ocean’s and Sea’s “…….. .

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