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Post time 2012-7-6 11:32:59 |Display all floors
This post was edited by cd_moderator at 2012-7-6 11:34

Updated: 2012-07-06 08:03

( China Daily)


As ready proof of its strategic pivot to the Asia-Pacific, the United States is leading two military exercises in the region right now. While the largest-ever Rim of the Pacific naval exercises involving the US and 21 Asia-Pacific countries are in full swing in Hawaii, the US and the Philippines are also conducting naval exercises in the Mindanao Sea.


Last month the US staged a drill with the Republic of Korea in waters off the west coast of the Korean Peninsula. This came hard on the heels of a drill with the ROK and Japan in the Yellow Sea.


Amid lingering tensions in Northeast Asia, people cannot help but ask what is the real intention behind such brazen showboating of military muscle in the region. By staging bilateral, trilateral and multilateral military drills with allies and partners in the region, it seems the US has a multiple agenda.


The displays of force help drive home the message that for all its current woes the US remains the supreme military power. It helps mitigate the concerns that the US global influence is waning after fighting two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And by building up a high-profile military presence in the Asia-Pacific, the US also intends to deter its potential opponents and imaginary enemies.


Last but not least, it is widely perceived that the US strategic maneuvers in the Asia-Pacific cater to its desire to counter the rise of a few regional powers, China included. As US combat operations in Iraq have been brought to end and it is pulling troops out of Afghanistan, the US is counting on such a strategic shift to keep the vital region within the range of its gunpowder.


As one of the world's most economically dynamic regions, the Asia-Pacific area is a land of opportunities. And the region is willing to share those opportunities with the rest of the world, including the US.


While benefiting from these economic dividends, the US should behave responsibly and contribute to the region's peace and stability.


However, with the US displaying its war machines and firing its missiles in the region with increasing frequency, it is impossible to believe that Washington means to play a positive and constructive role in the Asia-Pacific.



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Post time 2012-7-6 11:37:23 |Display all floors
Citizens of small nations in South China Sea welcome Uncle Sam' s help to contain China's claims to all the fishes and oil in the South China Sea.
I've made my living, Mr. Thompson, in large part as a gambler. Some days I make twenty bets, some days I make none. There are weeks, sometimes months, in fact, when I don't make any bet at all because ...

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Post time 2012-7-6 14:40:06 |Display all floors
Lets set the record straight.
If the US and Allied forces didn't stop the Japanese in WW II then the whole SEA/SCS region would be occupied and owned by Japan. A strong US presence maintains the status quo and will hopefully diffuse any nasty entanglements.
I'm just here for the money

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Post time 2012-7-6 18:59:54 |Display all floors
My grand mother says, the victim when he is big enough will always have the need to be the victimizer


Is my grandmother correct?
I've made my living, Mr. Thompson, in large part as a gambler. Some days I make twenty bets, some days I make none. There are weeks, sometimes months, in fact, when I don't make any bet at all because ...

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Post time 2012-7-6 19:14:48 |Display all floors
Revolutionar Post time: 2012-7-6 12:37
Citizens of small nations in South China Sea welcome Uncle Sam' s help to contain China's claims to  ...

So did Italy [ welcomed Uncle Sam with Libya] and now, Italy is literally broken...
my advise, stay clear of that nasty Uncle...
It takes about 40 muscles to smile, but only 4 to pull the trigger of a decent rifle

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Post time 2012-7-6 20:33:14 |Display all floors
shameless Post time: 2012-7-6 19:14
So did Italy [ welcomed Uncle Sam with Libya] and now, Italy is literally broken...
my advise, sta ...

My grand mother is correct.

China is suffering from victim syndrome.
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Post time 2012-7-6 20:46:02 |Display all floors
This post was edited by LinCH at 2012-7-6 20:46

Never trust the United States of America. Sure as sheet sticks to its arse, it is always sheet stirring.

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