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(South China Morning Post)   Thanks 2020, now China is trying to start WW III like North Korea by firing two medium-range missiles into the South China Sea as a 'warning to US'   (scmp.com) divider line
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2020-08-26 4:27:04 PM  
They're mad we flew a drone over their war games.  Hope we collected some data, at least.
 
2020-08-26 4:32:33 PM  
Can't give in on the South China Sea thing. Bad things happen over the next 100 years if we do.
 
2020-08-26 4:39:56 PM  
Everyone has it in for the South China Sea.
 
2020-08-26 4:46:57 PM  
Hope the South China Sea will survive this attack
 
2020-08-26 5:42:04 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: They're mad we flew a drone over their war games.  Hope we collected some data, at least.


We learned they don't like us flying drones over their war games, but they don't not like it enough to fire on the drone directly (Or they can't attack the drone directly).
 
2020-08-26 6:39:54 PM  
we can obliterate outdated longrange weapons surplusses in your direction too
 
2020-08-26 6:40:15 PM  
oh bother.....

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2020-08-26 6:40:31 PM  
Please stop China. If Trump thinks he can win an election by going to war with you he will.
 
2020-08-26 6:40:49 PM  

flucto: Can't give in on the South China Sea thing. Bad things happen over the next 100 years if we do.


The Spratly Islands would like a word.

As would Hong Kong.

Trump's derelection of duty to perform even basic US foreign policy has put us pretty much out of the global police business.  Just what Daddy Vladimir wanted.  And Trump's dumber than S cult followers.
 
2020-08-26 6:40:59 PM  
Seriously, Trump seems to love every other authoritarian regime, what is it about China that pisses him off? Does someone need to tell him more horror stories about what they're doing to Uyghurs or something?
 
2020-08-26 6:42:26 PM  
The president responded by saying, quote, "Screw those commie bastards, and screw their little wussie boats."
 
2020-08-26 6:44:11 PM  
U-2 was spotted, they say. I'm thinking they shut down the SR-71 program too soon. Much harder to detect.
 
2020-08-26 6:44:17 PM  
Pew pew
 
2020-08-26 6:44:25 PM  
Good. Keep firing missiles into the water until you run out of the ones that actually work.

/ I have no idea what I'm talking about because I know nothing about the reliability of Chinese missiles.
 
2020-08-26 6:45:01 PM  

El_Dan: Seriously, Trump seems to love every other authoritarian regime, what is it about China that pisses him off? Does someone need to tell him more horror stories about what they're doing to Uyghurs or something?


They were the OK'd international racist boogeyman after ISIS was deemed too difficult to get good headlines out of. With China, it was a tariff here, a tariff there, and he could claim a win with his base. And even then, he was still bending over and getting us raped on worse deals to buy our agricultural/food exports.

Primarily he had to go on a war footing with them because they are his only quasi-but-not-really-legitimate scapegoat for his terrible COVID response.
 
2020-08-26 6:47:54 PM  
How dangerous is the South China Sea? Is Cthulu down there, is that what everyone's trying to kill? What did that sea do to deserve the abuse it takes?
 
2020-08-26 6:48:40 PM  
The false war between the US and Albania in "Wag the Dog" can be considered to be a pseudo-event. A pseudo-event is an occurrence that is planned out for the primary purpose of being reported on by the media. Examples of pseudo-events in political campaigns include press conferences, announcements of new policies and initiatives, and participation in ceremonial events. Pseudo-events are used by political candidates to capture media attention and gain a higher level of public support. Additionally, incumbent politicians are in a better position than non-incumbents to create pseudo-events. The war between the US and Albania in "Wag the Dog" can be considered to be an example of a pseudo-event because it was created by the President to distract public opinion from his potentially damaging scandal and to draw attention to himself as being a strong leader in a time of international crisis.
 
2020-08-26 6:50:21 PM  

Bootleg: Marcus Aurelius: They're mad we flew a drone over their war games.  Hope we collected some data, at least.

We learned they don't like us flying drones over their war games, but they don't not like it enough to fire on the drone directly (Or they can't attack the drone directly).


Is the info encrypted now or can they listen in? Iran got one of ours by taking control of the unencrypted command channel.

Wiki link (hope it works - goog iran drone us if not working)
 
2020-08-26 6:50:28 PM  

bitterfly2die: The false war between the US and Albania in "Wag the Dog" can be considered to be a pseudo-event. A pseudo-event is an occurrence that is planned out for the primary purpose of being reported on by the media. Examples of pseudo-events in political campaigns include press conferences, announcements of new policies and initiatives, and participation in ceremonial events. Pseudo-events are used by political candidates to capture media attention and gain a higher level of public support. Additionally, incumbent politicians are in a better position than non-incumbents to create pseudo-events. The war between the US and Albania in "Wag the Dog" can be considered to be an example of a pseudo-event because it was created by the President to distract public opinion from his potentially damaging scandal and to draw attention to himself as being a strong leader in a time of international crisis.


Another example: The 2020 RNC Convention is a pseudo-event.
 
2020-08-26 6:51:57 PM  
Fark China, in the yin and out the yang, but...

in the Bohai Sea off its north coast.

How many farkers didn't read the article?
I'm guessing 64%
 
2020-08-26 6:53:00 PM  

saturn badger: U-2 was spotted, they say. I'm thinking they shut down the SR-71 program too soon. Much harder to detect.


Look, I'm just as annoyed as anyone that Songs of Innocence was automatically on my iPhone but that's no reason to launch some missiles. Especially because that happened in 2014.
 
2020-08-26 6:53:04 PM  

Bootleg: Marcus Aurelius: They're mad we flew a drone over their war games.  Hope we collected some data, at least.

We learned they don't like us flying drones over their war games, but they don't not like it enough to fire on the drone directly (Or they can't attack the drone directly).


It was a (manned) U-2, so shooting that down would be a much bigger issue.
 
2020-08-26 6:54:20 PM  

El_Dan: Seriously, Trump seems to love every other authoritarian regime, what is it about China that pisses him off? Does someone need to tell him more horror stories about what they're doing to Uyghurs or something?


Money. It's always money. We have/had a trade deficit. That means the US was losing money. He could not care less about any humans. Remember, people are transactions to him.

And if he doesn't care about the 180k+ dead Americans do you think he cares about them?
 
2020-08-26 6:57:18 PM  

El_Dan: Seriously, Trump seems to love every other authoritarian regime, what is it about China that pisses him off? Does someone need to tell him more horror stories about what they're doing to Uyghurs or something?


Very true, especially since I'm willing to bet China's ability to hack Trump's information goes way beyond what Russia did to the DNC.
 
2020-08-26 6:57:59 PM  
maybe we need to start shooting at that body of water as well. It seems to be a trouble maker.
 
2020-08-26 6:59:22 PM  
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Wanted for questioning.

/This film's shockingly relevant today.
 
2020-08-26 7:00:02 PM  
Maybe it's time for the US to test fire a couple medium range missiles from the Sea of Japan (say 41N, 131E) and have them land in the South China Sea (20N, 106E).
 
2020-08-26 7:01:41 PM  
When has this ever changed US policy?
 
2020-08-26 7:02:05 PM  

Bootleg: Marcus Aurelius: They're mad we flew a drone over their war games.  Hope we collected some data, at least.

We learned they don't like us flying drones over their war games, but they don't not like it enough to fire on the drone directly (Or they can't attack the drone directly).


A sea is easier to hit than a drone.
 
2020-08-26 7:02:12 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: They're mad we flew a drone over their war games.  Hope we collected some data, at least.


This is it. It's sabre rattling. It's the kind of stuff the US and Russia did for decades and continue to do.

China is...a wee bit sensitive about things in the Pacific. In some respects they have a right to be, they were absolutely abused by foreign nations entering by sea from for a hundred years with absolutely horrific results, and they don't want that to happen again. Currently they face the largest and most powerful navy in history that basically has their coastline surrounded in its entirety in every direction (they go North towards Korea, there's the US, they go North East, there's Japan and the US, they go East, there's Okinawa and Taiwan and the US, they go South there's the Phillipines and the US). Fair enough, I'd be unsettled by that as well in their shoes. Russia/USSR had a similar mindset during the Cold War, having faced multiple disastrous land invasions from the west over the span of a little over a century. From such a perspective, China's belligerence is understandable. They know they cannot defeat the US Navy, but want to show that they can dish out enough hurt to make people think twice.

In other respects, China is also trying to do to others what was done to them now that they're more or less back on their feet, and bully their neighbors and claim economic hegemony and extensive valuable resources, but don't like being called on it (though, neither does the US).

Ultimately however, nobody really wants a shooting war, and it's in nobody's real interests, but everyone wants to look tough and ready for one either way. Where it will end up? Who knows, but I don't think making it out like China is trying to start WW3 here is really accurate in any way.
 
2020-08-26 7:03:45 PM  

saturn badger: U-2 was spotted, they say. I'm thinking they shut down the SR-71 program too soon. Much harder to detect.


You do realize that the SR-71 was only shut down because they're like 2 generations of secret shiat beyond it by now, right?
 
2020-08-26 7:03:46 PM  

ifky: maybe we need to start shooting at that body of water as well. It seems to be a trouble maker.


Smart
And
Funny.
Good job.
 
2020-08-26 7:04:26 PM  

Percise1: Fark China, in the yin and out the yang, but...

in the Bohai Sea off its north coast.

How many farkers didn't read the article?
I'm guessing 64%


I would of read the article but it kept insisting I accept their Chinese site privacy policy
 
2020-08-26 7:05:30 PM  
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2020-08-26 7:07:21 PM  

flucto: Can't give in on the South China Sea thing. Bad things happen over the next 100 years if we do.


In 2016, the International Court of Justice ruled in the case of Philippines v. China,that the PRC was in violation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in regard to its island building and claims. Of course, China ignored the ruling.

Guess which country hasn't ratified the UNCLOS.
 
2020-08-26 7:07:36 PM  
ThanksTrump
 
2020-08-26 7:10:50 PM  
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2020-08-26 7:14:27 PM  
The only war games I'm interested in is tank biathlon

Tank Biathlon 2019 | Army Games, Russia
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2020-08-26 7:15:54 PM  

BigNumber12: Bootleg: Marcus Aurelius: They're mad we flew a drone over their war games.  Hope we collected some data, at least.

We learned they don't like us flying drones over their war games, but they don't not like it enough to fire on the drone directly (Or they can't attack the drone directly).

It was a (manned) U-2, so shooting that down would be a much bigger issue.


Like ramming a P-3?
 
2020-08-26 7:19:33 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: saturn badger: U-2 was spotted, they say. I'm thinking they shut down the SR-71 program too soon. Much harder to detect.

You do realize that the SR-71 was only shut down because they're like 2 generations of secret shiat beyond it by now, right?


They claimed expense and the satellites could do the job. Even today I seriously doubt they have a faster high flying plane that can be dispatched any time they want. There is the great advantage that it doesn't fly over at a prescribed time. The U-2 is the one that should have been retired.

NOAA might still be flying one. I know they took one when the program shut down. If so they could borrow it once in awhile.
 
2020-08-26 7:24:33 PM  

saturn badger: Kumana Wanalaia: saturn badger: U-2 was spotted, they say. I'm thinking they shut down the SR-71 program too soon. Much harder to detect.

You do realize that the SR-71 was only shut down because they're like 2 generations of secret shiat beyond it by now, right?

They claimed expense and the satellites could do the job. Even today I seriously doubt they have a faster high flying plane that can be dispatched any time they want. There is the great advantage that it doesn't fly over at a prescribed time. The U-2 is the one that should have been retired.

NOAA might still be flying one. I know they took one when the program shut down. If so they could borrow it once in awhile.


Well I could certainly be wrong. You sound like you know more about it that I do.
 
2020-08-26 7:24:56 PM  
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Sorry, Meg. Sorry, everybody.
 
2020-08-26 7:25:58 PM  
Meh, they're playing the long game. They'll have Korea, Japan, Taiwan and a lot SE Asia in another 50 years. Just need the US to finish swirling the bowl.
 
2020-08-26 7:26:09 PM  

g.fro: BigNumber12: Bootleg: Marcus Aurelius: They're mad we flew a drone over their war games.  Hope we collected some data, at least.

We learned they don't like us flying drones over their war games, but they don't not like it enough to fire on the drone directly (Or they can't attack the drone directly).

It was a (manned) U-2, so shooting that down would be a much bigger issue.

Like ramming a P-3?


But moreso!
 
2020-08-26 7:31:58 PM  

Nick Nostril: Meh, they're playing the long game. They'll have Korea, Japan, Taiwan and a lot SE Asia in another 50 years.


If current trends continue, Japan will be completely vacant by then.

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2020-08-26 7:38:16 PM  

saturn badger: U-2 was spotted, they say. I'm thinking they shut down the SR-71 program too soon. Much harder to detect.


No, just harder to catch. Almost every single SR flight was radar detected by the subject.
 
2020-08-26 7:43:54 PM  

saturn badger: Kumana Wanalaia: saturn badger: U-2 was spotted, they say. I'm thinking they shut down the SR-71 program too soon. Much harder to detect.

You do realize that the SR-71 was only shut down because they're like 2 generations of secret shiat beyond it by now, right?

They claimed expense and the satellites could do the job. Even today I seriously doubt they have a faster high flying plane that can be dispatched any time they want. There is the great advantage that it doesn't fly over at a prescribed time. The U-2 is the one that should have been retired.

NOAA might still be flying one. I know they took one when the program shut down. If so they could borrow it once in awhile.


I am fairly certain that SR-71s are no longer flying in 2020. Probably the height of slide-rule engineering, the hours now would be off the charts on expected flight hours on the airframe. If there were any flying some AV nut would have seen one. A better question is whether or not the X-37B can go into and out of a ground locked orbit for surveillance purposes, or worse.
 
2020-08-26 7:51:55 PM  
The last SR-71 flew in 1999, with the overwhelmingly vast majority of their operational flight hours completed by the late 80's, they flew very little in the 90's after being temporarily reactivated. For an aircraft that underwent as much stress as it did, I suspect that keeping them flying through into 2020 would not have been feasible.
 
2020-08-26 7:54:56 PM  
China? lol
another "also-ran"
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"America does well at war because war is chaos, and the Americans practice chaos on a daily basis."
~Admiral Doenitz

"And we're all lined-up for a "Chinese Century!"
Covid
"Oh! A swing-and-a-miss for China! Looks like the USA gets another lap folks!"
 
2020-08-26 8:44:22 PM  

BigNumber12: Nick Nostril: Meh, they're playing the long game. They'll have Korea, Japan, Taiwan and a lot SE Asia in another 50 years.

If current trends continue, Japan will be completely vacant by then.

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Counterpoint: They live forever, have no problem wearing masks, and don't seem to shoot each other at an incredible rate. Jumping out windows, yeah, a problem.
 
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