Beijing "honours" Australia.

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Beijing "honours" Australia.

Post by neverfail » Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:27 pm

Second Chinese spy ship approaches Australia to monitor military exercises after being 'on our radar for some time'

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-18/ ... /100302198
In past years when such joint military exercises with our allies has been held along the same stretch of coastline the PRC has seen fit to send only one spy ship to monitor these but now they have decided to send two for the first time ever.

:lol: Wow! Thats quite a promotion in ranking of importance.

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Post by Sertorio » Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:09 am

neverfail wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:27 pm
Second Chinese spy ship approaches Australia to monitor military exercises after being 'on our radar for some time'

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-18/ ... /100302198
In past years when such joint military exercises with our allies has been held along the same stretch of coastline the PRC has seen fit to send only one spy ship to monitor these but now they have decided to send two for the first time ever.

:lol: Wow! Thats quite a promotion in ranking of importance.
It's one for the Australian ships and another for the American ones... :D

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Post by Milo » Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:02 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:09 am
neverfail wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:27 pm
Second Chinese spy ship approaches Australia to monitor military exercises after being 'on our radar for some time'

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-18/ ... /100302198
In past years when such joint military exercises with our allies has been held along the same stretch of coastline the PRC has seen fit to send only one spy ship to monitor these but now they have decided to send two for the first time ever.

:lol: Wow! Thats quite a promotion in ranking of importance.
It's one for the Australian ships and another for the American ones... :D
Well then China better get a lot more ships out, because several other countries will be involved, including Japan, Malaysia, the UK, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea.

I have a feeling something fairly big is coming in the South China Sea in the next month or two.

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Post by neverfail » Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:04 pm

Milo wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:02 pm
I have a feeling something fairly big is coming in the South China Sea in the next month or two.
Do you think that the US Pacific fleet will finally steam up to those artifical Chinese held islands and serve the PLA garrisons there with their eviction notice?

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Post by Milo » Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:25 pm

neverfail wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:04 pm
Milo wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:02 pm
I have a feeling something fairly big is coming in the South China Sea in the next month or two.
Do you think that the US Pacific fleet will finally steam up to those artifical Chinese held islands and serve the PLA garrisons there with their eviction notice?
Something like that.

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Post by Sertorio » Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:58 am

neverfail wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:04 pm
Milo wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:02 pm
I have a feeling something fairly big is coming in the South China Sea in the next month or two.
Do you think that the US Pacific fleet will finally steam up to those artifical Chinese held islands and serve the PLA garrisons there with their eviction notice?
That you can even imagine such a thing possible is scary...

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Post by neverfail » Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:23 am

Sertorio wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:58 am
neverfail wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:04 pm
Milo wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:02 pm
I have a feeling something fairly big is coming in the South China Sea in the next month or two.
Do you think that the US Pacific fleet will finally steam up to those artifical Chinese held islands and serve the PLA garrisons there with their eviction notice?
That you can even imagine such a thing possible is scary...
Well, that the PRC had the effrontery to grab those former reefs and shoals is scary too....

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Post by Sertorio » Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:45 am

neverfail wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:23 am
Sertorio wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:58 am
neverfail wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:04 pm
Milo wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:02 pm
I have a feeling something fairly big is coming in the South China Sea in the next month or two.
Do you think that the US Pacific fleet will finally steam up to those artifical Chinese held islands and serve the PLA garrisons there with their eviction notice?
That you can even imagine such a thing possible is scary...
Well, that the PRC had the effrontery to grab those former reefs and shoals is scary too....
Fait accompli...Just accept it...

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Post by Milo » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:27 am

Sertorio wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:45 am
neverfail wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:23 am
Sertorio wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:58 am
neverfail wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:04 pm
Milo wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:02 pm
I have a feeling something fairly big is coming in the South China Sea in the next month or two.
Do you think that the US Pacific fleet will finally steam up to those artifical Chinese held islands and serve the PLA garrisons there with their eviction notice?
That you can even imagine such a thing possible is scary...
Well, that the PRC had the effrontery to grab those former reefs and shoals is scary too....
Fait accompli...Just accept it...
I don't know what will happen but several countries are amassing forces in the region, forces that China can't match.

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Post by Sertorio » Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:31 am

Milo wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:27 am
Sertorio wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:45 am
neverfail wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:23 am
Sertorio wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:58 am
neverfail wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:04 pm
Milo wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:02 pm
I have a feeling something fairly big is coming in the South China Sea in the next month or two.
Do you think that the US Pacific fleet will finally steam up to those artifical Chinese held islands and serve the PLA garrisons there with their eviction notice?
That you can even imagine such a thing possible is scary...
Well, that the PRC had the effrontery to grab those former reefs and shoals is scary too....
Fait accompli...Just accept it...
I don't know what will happen but several countries are amassing forces in the region, forces that China can't match.
I doubt China would be unable to match any gathered forces, or at least to dispose of them. Ships can and will be sunk by missiles. China does not need to amass an equal number of ships to sink those which show up. The closeness of China's shore bases would make that quite possible, while the enemy would be forced to gather a large naval force to face what China could use against them. The South China Sea is strongly controlled by China and there is nothing the US and its allies can do to counter it.

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