Future Secretary of State Wants to Block China from its Man Made Islands

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  1. Falcon

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    The incoming Trump administration just drew a
    red line in the South China Sea that it cannot enforce without going to war with China.

    When questioned on the Trump administration’s stance on the South China Sea during his confirmation hearing, Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson said that, “We’re going to have to send China a signal that… your access to those islands also is not going to be allowed.” The only way to block China’s access to the islands it occupies in the South China Sea would be to enact a naval blockade, which is an act of war.

    This is a dangerous and irresponsible policy statement that only has two realistic consequences: enforcement, which means conflict, or backing down, which erodes the already troubled credibility of the incoming administration in Asia.

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    http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/201...threaten-war-china/134643/?oref=DefenseOneTCO
     
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    Naval blockade is an open declaring of war. War with China is war with Russia.
     
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    One problem thought russia would probably neautral because they wouldnt want to be germany in WW1 and 2 by fighting two fronts (EU which is a positive ally of US and NATO) while the other front is the US sooo..... yeah
     
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    No. Russia will not be neutral, at least becouse we are part of SCO. We understand, that after China we shall be next target. And there is no problem to fight on two fronts, especially if one of them is EU.
     
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    I think the world stage doesnt want a neautral country who did nothing wrong to be attacked besides some yanks especially D trump will retaliate
     
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    And who is neutral? Phillipines does not - right now they are allies of USA and legitime target for nukes.
     
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    Are you sure? Lol in politics it may be that but inside here russia is slowly making us pro russian than US yknow?remember how the philippines cursed at the US,and is distancing itself from him?plus i read that our president plans to kick away the yankees here XD i imagine it being like this
    -russia looking at PH and US-
    -china argues with Asean-
    PH:get out of my land ye yankees
    US:bad idea ph were here to pro-
    PH:Dont you read the news!?me and russia are becoming friends
    US:YOU WHAT!?

    -and the present situation is occuring it seems like phil is switching sides-
     
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    It will be a good situation, comrade, but as ally of Russia and China you will be enemy of US (when WWIII will begins). It will be hard to be a neutral at the crossroad of sea trade routs in Pacific.
     
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    Oh yeah really hard its not like incase we lose we(civilians) arent used to guerilla warfare and we are not totally born Hardcore nationalists totally :D
     
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    Its almost impossible to be a neutral country unless you really mind your own business and don't carry out an aggressive foreign policy. The Phillipines can not remain neutral because of its position in the Pacific and the fact that they have territorial disputes with China. In the end America is still their best ally, maybe under Trump things will change for the better.
     
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