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Old 3rd March 2015, 12:54 PM
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If I had to guess, based on the 15 years I worked in DOD, I would guess Fanell just angered the liberals....there are lots of people working for the DOD that only care about smoothing things over, telling the bosses what they want to hear (yes men) and protecting their rice bowl, Fanell might be a little to the right on some of his predictions but I would rather be prepared than minimizing the threat to appease the liberals...

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If I had to guess, based on the 15 years I worked in DOD, I would guess Fanell just angered the liberals....there are lots of people working for the DOD that only care about smoothing things over, telling the bosses what they want to hear (yes men) and protecting their rice bowl, Fanell might be a little to the right on some of his predictions but I would rather be prepared than minimizing the threat to appease the liberals...
His retirement speech makes me fear you are correct.
I am glad he had such a prestigious retirement ceremony with people who he respects singing his praises.

He served 29 years, so hopefully, based on when his service began, he will get his full retirement benefits.

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i still am convinced China may go to war, just to distract the growing local discords, whatever that is

years ago they did it to India, and Vietnam, and why would they think much against a much much weaker PH, a PH where the natives celebrated when they threw the Americans out and a strong anti-US lobby keeps the people believing Americans are evil ..

And I wonder how much blood would US spill, if China engages in small scale conflicts, like how they laid siege to Sierra Madre, preventing even re-supply missions.

And see how mercilessly they sunk a vietnam Fishing vessel recently under the pretext of protecting an oil rig !!
I am not an expert on the matter, but I presume China is mainly motivated by their oil-security policy and then the fish and shipping rights are just secondary bonuses. I believe it serves China’s interests to always try to deal with countries on a one-to-one basis and avoid dealing with blocks of countries or groups of countries, like ASEAN.
It might be clever for China to increase the number of citizens that they have in the area, so they can use them as a “casus belli”, a reason to go to war. Do you remember China’s actions in Tibet? What is to stop China?
I presume that China will increase its control in the region over the years. At some point, China will then more strongly enforce their claim to the area by demanding that ships or planes seek their permission to enter the area. They have already done this in the past, but in the future they will send up jets to threaten airlines and use their navy to impound ships.
When this starts happening the world will start to unite and before conflict erupts, China will strike a free passage agreement, which includes acknowledgements that the territory is China’s. This will diffuse the tension and strengthen China’s claim to the area.
Russia recently manipulated events which resulted in their control of Crimea. The world may protest. The world may go so far as sanctions, but the world does not see the benefit of a war with big powers.

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Spratlys is just another segment and fire starter for when brics eventually claim to be the official super power. With isis, israel vs christianity its all inevitable regardless of our location. I think greenland is a relatively safe haven for all.

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