US warships head for South China Sea after standoff

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    Freemason What the Dormouse Said

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    A potential conflict was brewing last night in the South China Sea after President Obama dispatched heavily armed American destroyers to the scene of a naval standoff between the US and China at the weekend.

    US warships head for South China Sea after standoff - Times Online


    Warships be darn. All China has to do is call in the loans they have made to America to bring her to her knees.
     
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    Doesn't work that way. Never has and never will. China can not call in the loans legally and even if they tried we would just refuse to pay. They would lose all the assets they carry on the loans and principle and we would probably manage to convince the rest of the world we had no choice.

    Countries do not loan money thinking they can control other Governments, they do it to get and keep preferential trade partnerships. Why? Because the loaner knows if he pushes to hard he loses his capital and his interest. BUT pushing for preferred trade is easy to accomplish and does not threaten the country it is demanded of.
     
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    Interesting story.

    China has got nerve to complain about the US spying, when just about every piece of technology they have was stolen from the US.
     
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    Your comments might be true Marine, however if your remarks were to happen and China did as you say they wouldn't and America said sorry the world you mentioned would suffer a great deal. China imo...would just take that with an smile.
     
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    Actually, since the US technology lead has decreased a lot (it is still there in aviation, but not in industrial sector things), they now prefer to be stealing from countries like Germany and Japan.
     
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    Did China have to loan us the money to pay for them going there?
     
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    Obama's making enemies out of the rest of the world.... They hate us now.
     
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    The Chinese are testing the new President, that's all. They tried it once with Bush and backed off. Now we have a President who goes on the record implying that the US will cave in to terrorism by bringing terrorists to the negotiations table as equals. How can the Chinese resist the temptation to see where else the new President will cave in?
     
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    SPOT ON!

    The pernicious effects of our foolish FREE TRADE policies are coming home to roost and our enormous trade imbalances are befouling the cozy superpower nest that once was the nest-egg of our foreign policy.

    The GOLDEN RULE is in effect.

    Nice work, neocons.

    You couldn't think past your own greed long enough to understand that you were destroying the economic foundation from whence our international power rested.

    OR...

    was that you purpose all along?
     
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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    And of course only the neocons did this!
     

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