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Tango0105 Jan 2019 3:44 p.m. PST

"* The trend of Chinese ruler Xi Jinping's recent comments warns us that his China does not want to live within the current Westphalian system of nation states or even to adjust it. From every indication, Xi is thinking of overthrowing it altogether.

* Beijing now thinks it can, with impunity, injure Americans. In the first week of May, the Pentagon said that China, from its base in Djibouti, lasered a C-130 military cargo plane, causing eye injuries to two American pilots.

* The laser attack in the Horn of Africa, far from any Chinese boundaries, highlights Beijing's unstated position that the U.S. military has no right to operate anywhere and that China is free to do whatever it wants anyplace it chooses. And let us understand the severity of the Chinese act: an attempt to blind pilots is akin to an attempt to bring down their planes, and an attempt to bring down planes is an assertion China has the right to kill….."
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2019 5:22 p.m. PST

They've been doing that to our pilots over the South and East China Seas too.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2019 8:15 a.m. PST

Time for some payback.

28mm Fanatik06 Jan 2019 1:22 p.m. PST

The Gatestone Institute is a right-wing anti-Muslim think tank with a focus on Islam and the Middle East. The organization has attracted attention for publishing false articles and being a source of viral falsehoods. Gatestone was founded in 2012 by Nina Rosenwald, who serves as its president.

I guess now we can add China to their list.


Tango0106 Jan 2019 3:41 p.m. PST



Balthazar Marduk08 Jan 2019 11:30 a.m. PST

Ironically, Fanatik, clicking on your wiki link reveals two key people in the Gatestone think tank are Jewish and Muslim, respectively.

Tango0108 Jan 2019 1:02 p.m. PST



Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2019 4:48 p.m. PST

Now I want to buy a gun-boat and name it "Diplomacy".

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