China deployed a third ship Thursday in an area of the disputed South China Sea where a tense standoff with Philippine vessels has dragged on, sparking alarm in Manila. As far as I’m concerned you may as well get ready for the future because this is a pattern of things to come.
I have been screaming and hollering for a very long time and posting on this blog and telling everyone to watch the Chinese. This behavior is no surprise to me and it shouldn’t be a surprise to you either.
Chinese and Filipino diplomats have been scrambling to resolve the dangerous impasse at the Scarborough Shoal off the northwestern Philippines that erupted Tuesday. A Philippine warship attempted to arrest several Chinese fishermen accused of illegal entry and poaching, but was prevented by the arrival of two Chinese surveillance ships.
One of the Chinese ships blocked the entrance to a lagoon at the shoal, where at least eight Chinese fishing vessels were anchored. The Chinese ships also ordered the Philippine warship to leave Scarborough, claiming Chinese sovereignty over the rich fishing ground. The Chinese need the resources to feed the appetites of their large population and they won’t stop until they get them. They don’t mind using veiled threats and intimidation in order to get what they want. This pattern has been repeated time and time again. An alliance of Asian nations might be strong enough to back them down but you can’t play around with the Chinese because they will bowl you over. www.militaryringexpress.com