The USS Decatur Looks Way Closer to the Chinese Warship than 45 Yards - The Arthur Martin

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The USS Decatur Looks Way Closer to the Chinese Warship than 45 Yards


135 Feet for us Americans.


gCaptain has just obtained photos showing a confrontation involving the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Decatur and a Chinese Navy warship in the disputed South China Sea over the weekend.

The U.S. Navy confirmed the incident on Tuesday, accusing China’s navy of conducting an “unsafe and unprofessional maneuver” that nearly led to a collision as the U.S. destroyer was underway “in the vicinity” of Gaven Reef in the Spratly Islands on Sunday, September 30.

According to a Navy spokesman, during the incident, the Chinese warship “approached within 45 yards of Decatur’s bow, after which Decatur maneuvered to prevent a collision.”

As was reported over the weekend, the USS Decatur on Sunday conducted the U.S. Navy’s latest freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea, coming within 12 nautical miles of the Gaven and Johnson Reefs claimed by China.

China issued a statement Tuesday accusing the U.S. of violating its “indisputable sovereignty” over the South China Sea islands. “We strongly urge the U.S. side to immediately correct its mistake and stop such provocative actions to avoid undermining China-U.S. relations and regional peace and stability,” a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Tuesday in a statement. [Source]

I've written before about how ridiculous it is to accuse Russia of breaching the peace by flying bombers near Alaska borders when the US does the exact same thing.

The US has arguably demonstrated this hypocrisy recently by challenging Chinese borders with their military ships. The true enemy has never been Russia (whom we actually share genetic, economic, political, and religious similarities) the real enemy is China.

China will be the next World Power after 2031 and we should be careful to position ourselves in not being the aggressor. Alaska is in a precarious place because we are in an easy place for either Chinese or Russian invasion. No mistake, once the American Empire falls China will look to Alaska as it's next colonial base. Hopefully, they don't succeed in their quest. What's not in dispute is the fact that China has become much more aggressive militarily on the global front.

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