So I came across this story today that chink jimmies appear to be rustled over the Trumpening. They’re still butt hurt over Trump having the audacity to answer a phone call from Taiwan and now they realize that the days of building up their strength via siphoning off all our wealth via crappy trade deals that were negotiated by amateurs is over. They seem to be blustering more and more every day. I’m not sure where they plan to go with this, as it’s not like they can force us to buy their crap.
China said on Tuesday it had “irrefutable” sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea after the White House vowed to defend “international territories” in the strategic waterway.
Honestly, I think this dispute over these man made islands is one of the most retarded things our government has been involved in.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer in his comments on Monday signaled a sharp departure from years of cautious U.S. handling of China’s assertive pursuit of territorial claims in Asia.
“The U.S. is going to make sure that we protect our interests there,” Spicer said when asked if Trump agreed with comments by his secretary of state nominee, Rex Tillerson. On Jan. 11, Tillerson said China should not be allowed access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea.
We have zero interest in these islands the chinks decided to build in the ocean. It seems silly to me to tell China they can’t have access to islands that they themselves built.
“It’s a question of if those islands are in fact in international waters and not part of China proper, then yeah, we’re going to make sure that we defend international territories from being taken over by one country,” Spicer said.
The U.S. currently occupies a part of Okinawa Japan strictly through the threat of force, even though Japan is supposedly an ally. This makes statements like this look pretty silly.
China claims most of the South China Sea, while Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Brunei claims parts of the sea that commands strategic sealanes and has rich fishing grounds along with oil and gas deposits.
Yeah well that sounds to me like that’s Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines’ problem, not ours. Also in light of the fact that based Duterte has already made moves to ally with China, this makes this somehow equating to being our problem look that much more silly.
China’s sovereignty over the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea was “irrefutable” Hua said. But China was also dedicated to protecting freedom of navigation and wants talks with nations directly involved to find a peaceful solution.
Ah, now I think we’re getting closer to the heart of what is actually going on here.
0/10 would not fight a war over.
(Sec. of State) Tillerson was asked at the hearing whether he supported a more aggressive posture toward China and said: “We’re going to have to send China a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops and, second, your access to those islands also is not going to be allowed.”
But analysts said his comments, like those of Spicer, suggested the possibility of U.S. military action, or even a naval blockade. Such action would risk an armed confrontation with China, an increasingly formidable nuclear-armed military power. It is also the world’s second-largest economy and the target of Trump accusations it is stealing American jobs.
Yeah let’s be honest folks, nobody is going to support a war with China over these stupid islands. So here is what I think is actually going on, or at least what I hope is going on. You have to remember, Trump is a master negotiator and doing deals is what he does. Now, if you are going to sell a car you are going to ask for top dollar. Why is that? Because people will always try to negotiate you down but nobody is ever going to show up and say, “That’s too cheap for that car. Here let me give you an extra $1000.” In other words, all of this bluster is setting the table for serious negotiations with China in the future. Taking the phone call from Taiwan was Trump’s way of sending an early message to China that this will indeed be a negotiation, not the situation China is used to enjoying where they dictate terms to us.
So the Trump administration comes in and makes huge demands such as not allowing China to access these islands at all and threats of blockades. This is all setting the stage for the actual negotiations. When this is over, I expect the final deal will look like something along the lines of China can keep their islands but guarantees not to interfere with international maritime traffic. They will perhaps have to agree to reduce the area around these islands that would normally be considered a part of their territory. In exchange there will probably be some agreement to share some of the mineral royalties or something like that. Now this is all just really nothing more than a guess on my part but it’s a no brainer that war over these stupid islands wouldn’t be to anyone’s benefit. I think this is really nothing more than the beginning of what I expect will be many examples of a master negotiator at work. Or at least, I hope so.