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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-64479712


    The US has secured access to four additional military bases in the Philippines - a key bit of real estate which would offer a front seat to monitor the Chinese in the South China Sea and around Taiwan.


    With the deal, Washington has stitched the gap in the arc of US alliances stretching from South Korea and Japan in the north to Australia in the south.


    The missing link had been the Philippines, which borders two of the biggest potential flashpoints - Taiwan and the South China Sea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by George. View Post
    I wouldn’t worry about it, look how Ukraine is turning out.

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    Lets hope the American forces behave themsrlves better than beforeÖ..
    "The history of violence and abuse by US troops in the Philippines is still a sensitive subject. There are an estimated 15,000 children left with their Filipino mothers when their American fathers went home.
    "We have a long history of inequality in our relationship," says Renato Reyes, secretary general of New Patriotic Alliance, a left-wing group. "The Philippines has been forced to shoulder the social costs. There's a history of rape, child abuse, and of toxic waste."
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    I'm sure the American troops would not be welcome back if the Chinese hadn't treated Philippine fishermen so badly.

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    unsinkable aircraft carriers
    the chinese will not be happy once we start installing patriot and cruise missile missile batteries
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    I'm sure the American troops would not be welcome back if the Chinese hadn't treated Philippine fishermen so badly.
    Thatís what I am told by my Manila newspaper editor friend.

    Well, the abuse of the fishermen, the illegal mining and logging, the POGOs (Philippines Offshore Gaming Organisations - which are entirely staffed by PRC nationals who pay no tax and who are Overpaid, Oversexed and Over Here) etc.

    Seems a Marcos can be useful after all.
    IMAGINES VEL NON FUERINT

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    He's wedged

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    unsinkable aircraft carriers
    the chinese will not be happy once we start installing patriot and cruise missile missile batteries
    Are the Chinese ever happy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Are the Chinese ever happy?
    a question for hrd perhaps?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Encirclement?

    Seriously?

    Look at a map.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Are the Chinese ever happy?
    The Chinese I've met are often happy.

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