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U.S. Sends Warships to South China Sea in an Apparent Attempt to Kick Off WW III

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As if poking the Russian bear wasn’t enough, the Obama administration has now chosen to rile the Chinese dragon.

In a move meant to project U.S. military power to the Chinese government, American officials announced that U.S. Navy warships will sail directly through a Chinese claimed 12-nautical mile zone in the disputed region of the South China Sea.

The contested waters around the Spratly Islands, which China claims as its own sovereign territory, have been the cause of intense controversy. The U.S. has refused to recognize China’s territorial claims and believes the disputed area resides in international waters.

Last month, at a joint press conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Obama said the two held a “candid discussion” about the disputed territory.

“I conveyed to President Xi our significant concerns over land reclamation, construction and the militarization of disputed areas, which makes it harder for countries in the region to resolve disagreements peacefully,” Obama said.

“I indicated that the United States will continue to sail, fly and operate anywhere that international law allows,” Obama added.

“Islands in the South China Sea since ancient times are China’s territory,” Xi resolutely stated.

The rapid development and scale of the artificial islands created by China have raised alarm bells in numerous other states in the region, a number of which stake their own territorial claims in the area.

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China is essentially fortifying its strength projection and defensive capabilities in an area that had been relatively inaccessible before now. The fact that a rising superpower is claiming ownership over an area of strategic importance adjacent to their own coast is relatively unsurprising.

According to a report in the New York Times:

So far the country has built port facilities, military buildings and an airstrip on the islands, and recent imagery shows evidence of two more airstrips under construction. The installations bolster China’s foothold in the Spratly Islands, a disputed scattering of reefs and islands in the South China Sea more than 500 miles from the Chinese mainland.

The decision by the U.S., to revert to a projection of military strength in the region, reveals a complete diplomatic failure of the recent talks between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping over this issue during Xi’s recent visit to the White House.

Although the islands are too small to support large military units, they allow for the Chinese to project a sustained sea and air presence in the area.

The U.S. position is that the Chinese are behaving in a manner inconsistent with international law, according to Pacific Fleet Admiral Scott Swift.

“It’s my sense that some nations view freedom of the seas as up for grabs, as something that can be taken down and redefined by domestic law or by reinterpreting international law,” Swift said, according to a report by Reuters.

“Some nations continue to impose superfluous warnings and restrictions on freedom of the seas in their exclusive economic zones and claim territorial water rights that are inconsistent with (the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea). This trend is particularly egregious in contested waters.”

Additionally, an anonymous defense source told Foreign Policy that the U.S. was determined to put on a “show of military might.”

“It’s not a question of if, but when,” the official was quoted as saying.

According to the Guardian:

Many experts believe relations between Washington and Beijing have hit their lowest point in years, with tussles and friction over a growing list of issues including cyber espionage, currency manipulation, and human rights.

The U.S. would be severely mistaken if it believes the sending of a warship through what China perceives as sovereign territory will be perceived as anything other than offensive aggression by an imperialist power.

The U.S. is already engaged in proxy wars with Russia in Ukraine and Syria, which have the potential to devolve into an open conflict between the superpowers. Attempting to intimidate the Chinese in their own backyard seems like an extremely ill conceived move at this time.

American actions will inevitably only serve to bring the Russo-Sino strategic military alliance into closer consultation with one another in an attempt to stem U.S. global imperialism.

“[It is] hard to see how this ends well, but the only other option for the US is to concede, which will materially damage US credibility in Asia, be viewed by[Chinese] policymakers as further evidence that the US is in terminal decline and be an additional impetus for Beijing to push harder against the US in Asia,” China expert Bill Bishop wrote in his Sinocism newsletter on Friday.

While this may be extremely good news for defense contractors and weapons manufacturers, it’s extremely dangerous news for the rest of the world. One strategic miscalculation could result in events spiraling drastically out of control.


Jay Syrmopoulos is an investigative journalist, free thinker, researcher, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs. Jay’s work has been published on Ben Swann’s Truth in Media, Truth-Out, AlterNet, InfoWars, MintPressNews and maany other sites. You can follow him on Twitter @sirmetropolis, on Facebook at Sir Metropolis and now on tsu

  • ‘Like’ + Comment + Share if you are tired of the US gov’ts interventionist foreign policy.

    • The bogus picture aside, let’s put things into perspective.
      Yes, the U.S. Navy is probably sending ships to the region. Why?
      Due to the Chinese building artificial islands in the disputed Spratly Islands, the Philippines feels threatened. The Philippines, for years now, have had a small group of military occupy an abandoned/grounded WWII U.S. Navy destroyer escort vessel in the Spratlys because the area has long been disputed with China.

      Since WWII, the U.S. has had both an Air Force base and large Naval Base (Subic Bay) located in the Philippines. In the early 1990s, the Philippine government wanted to wear their big boy pants and asked the Navy to leave.
      Now that the Chinese have become aggressive in the Region, the U.S. was asked back and the Philippines and U.S. have planned, more bases to be built around the island nation.
      The U.S. has routinely flown scouting missions with surveillance aircraft over these islands in recent months.

      It’s perfectly feasible that with the Philippines welcoming back the U.S. Navy and Japan’s recent constitutional amendment to allow military to assist ally’s that the U.S. will have an increased presence in the region.
      This doesn’t mean WWIII but more likely will serve as a check on Chinese expansion and aggression in the region..

    • ‘Interventionist’? How about ‘imperialist’?

      Let’s call a spade a spade.

  • ‘Like’ + Comment + Share if you are tired of the US gov’ts interventionist foreign policy.

    • The bogus picture aside, let’s put things into perspective.
      Yes, the U.S. Navy is probably sending ships to the region. Why?
      Due to the Chinese building artificial islands in the disputed Spratly Islands, the Philippines feels threatened. The Philippines, for years now, have had a small group of military occupy an abandoned/grounded WWII U.S. Navy destroyer escort vessel in the Spratlys because the area has long been disputed with China.

      Since WWII, the U.S. has had both an Air Force base and large Naval Base (Subic Bay) located in the Philippines. In the early 1990s, the Philippine government wanted to wear their big boy pants and asked the Navy to leave.
      Now that the Chinese have become aggressive in the Region, the U.S. was asked back and the Philippines and U.S. have planned, more bases to be built around the island nation.
      The U.S. has routinely flown scouting missions with surveillance aircraft over these islands in recent months.

      It’s perfectly feasible that with the Philippines welcoming back the U.S. Navy and Japan’s recent constitutional amendment to allow military to assist ally’s that the U.S. will have an increased presence in the region.
      This doesn’t mean WWIII but more likely will serve as a check on Chinese expansion and aggression in the region..

    • ‘Interventionist’? How about ‘imperialist’?

      Let’s call a spade a spade.

  • Ha, kids.

  • Ha, kids.

  • Yeah, just blame America. You punk ass foreigners

    • Might wanna wake up yourself, there friend. America has been doing this for our entire existence. But throw anger filled insults without knowing truth. Really shows proof of what you think is false

    • Kiss my American ass bitch!

    • Says the foreigner…unless you are going to tell me you are Native, which I doubt.

    • I am native. I was born here, genius

    • I am American. With more native blood than European. You kiss MY American ass. Oh, and I’m from the south. Head exploding yet?

    • Oh and as for your cover photo on your page….Reagan was for gun control. He wouldn’t drive a mustang, and your profile pic is fitting. Delusional, idiotic, and full of false sense of pride. Al Bundy was a hilarious tv character to make fun of. You’re wearing the title proudly

    • America and Israel are too blame for a lot of things to be honest…America doesn’t like honesty much. It leaves no one else to blame.

    • Lmfao. Didnt think so.

    • Opinion is not fact.. Unless your a Republican ?

  • Yeah, just blame America. You punk ass foreigners

    • Might wanna wake up yourself, there friend. America has been doing this for our entire existence. But throw anger filled insults without knowing truth. Really shows proof of what you think is false

    • Kiss my American ass bitch!

    • Says the foreigner…unless you are going to tell me you are Native, which I doubt.

    • I am native. I was born here, genius

    • I am American. With more native blood than European. You kiss MY American ass. Oh, and I’m from the south. Head exploding yet?

    • Oh and as for your cover photo on your page….Reagan was for gun control. He wouldn’t drive a mustang, and your profile pic is fitting. Delusional, idiotic, and full of false sense of pride. Al Bundy was a hilarious tv character to make fun of. You’re wearing the title proudly

    • America and Israel are too blame for a lot of things to be honest…America doesn’t like honesty much. It leaves no one else to blame.

    • Lmfao. Didnt think so.

    • Opinion is not fact.. Unless your a Republican ?

    • Love Hunter, he would have a ball tearing the politicians we have today to shreds.

    • Wow, intriguing thought… would he have led a social media movement? Campaign for President, even!
      Hah

    • I had high hopes for us…. but know I feel the same. … was I been proven wrong.

    • Love Hunter, he would have a ball tearing the politicians we have today to shreds.

    • Wow, intriguing thought… would he have led a social media movement? Campaign for President, even!
      Hah

    • I had high hopes for us…. but know I feel the same. … was I been proven wrong.

  • Fear mongering. Damn you are no better than Fox news.

  • Fear mongering. Damn you are no better than Fox news.

  • Idk alot still has to happen in order for pike’s order to happen

  • Idk alot still has to happen in order for pike’s order to happen

  • We won’t fight China and China won’t fight US. Why we are dependent on eachother to much in trade.

    It would ruin both nations financially.

    • Not if that’s what they want so they can introduce a new currency never say never

    • Look who we are talking about.

    • Currency change won’t matter it still won’t change how much this nation owes same with China.

    • I didn’t say never either. Nice strawman.

    • Well if you didn’t mean never, then you might as well own up to the fact that it’s a possibility, and a fucking terrible one at that.

    • It’s not likely to happen because both economies would fall a part.

      Which if you actually thought about what is said you would seen if both countries wasn’t dependant on eachother then chance of war goes up.

      Right now in the current state of affairs it won’t happen.

      Why because big business controls the government. Not just military industrial complex.

      That war would kill their profit margins unlike Iraq war.

    • I love fucking idiots.

    • It’s like the logic behind MAD!!

    • I agree. They buy your debt, you buy their products

    • This is not to start a war. It’s to fear and anger the people into believing that the TPP- which they have ultimately led us to believe is *against* China and their horrible trade policies- making them the newest ‘bad guy’- is a good thing for us to get behind…

    • This is not about the god damn TPP, this is about territory and resources plain and simple. Stop over complicating into an attempt at simplicity.

    • That’s what they said about ww1 and 2

    • WWI and II could be seen lightyears away. It was said more that WWII couldnt happen out of denial. But not so much in the political class. They knew it was coming. Everyones been more careful since the atom bomb though. The next world war will be limited war, at least I hope.

    • The bogus picture aside, let’s put things into perspective.
      Yes, the U.S. Navy is probably sending ships to the region. Why?
      Due to the Chinese building artificial islands in the disputed Spratly Islands, the Philippines feels threatened. The Philippines, for years now, have had a small group of military occupy an abandoned/grounded WWII U.S. Navy destroyer escort vessel in the Spratlys because the area has long been disputed with China.

      Since WWII, the U.S. has had both an Air Force base and large Naval Base (Subic Bay) located in the Philippines. In the early 1990s, the Philippine government wanted to wear their big boy pants and asked the Navy to leave.
      Now that the Chinese have become aggressive in the Region, the U.S. was asked back and the Philippines and U.S. have planned, more bases to be built around the island nation.
      The U.S. has routinely flown scouting missions with surveillance aircraft over these islands in recent months.

      It’s perfectly feasible that with the Philippines welcoming back the U.S. Navy and Japan’s recent constitutional amendment to allow military to assist ally’s that the U.S. will have an increased presence in the region.
      This doesn’t mean WWIII but more likely will serve as a check on Chinese expansion and aggression in the region..

  • We won’t fight China and China won’t fight US. Why we are dependent on eachother to much in trade.

    It would ruin both nations financially.

    • Not if that’s what they want so they can introduce a new currency never say never

    • Look who we are talking about.

    • Currency change won’t matter it still won’t change how much this nation owes same with China.

    • I didn’t say never either. Nice strawman.

    • Well if you didn’t mean never, then you might as well own up to the fact that it’s a possibility, and a fucking terrible one at that.

    • It’s not likely to happen because both economies would fall a part.

      Which if you actually thought about what is said you would seen if both countries wasn’t dependant on eachother then chance of war goes up.

      Right now in the current state of affairs it won’t happen.

      Why because big business controls the government. Not just military industrial complex.

      That war would kill their profit margins unlike Iraq war.

    • I love fucking idiots.

    • It’s like the logic behind MAD!!

    • I agree. They buy your debt, you buy their products

    • This is not to start a war. It’s to fear and anger the people into believing that the TPP- which they have ultimately led us to believe is *against* China and their horrible trade policies- making them the newest ‘bad guy’- is a good thing for us to get behind…

    • This is not about the god damn TPP, this is about territory and resources plain and simple. Stop over complicating into an attempt at simplicity.

    • That’s what they said about ww1 and 2

    • WWI and II could be seen lightyears away. It was said more that WWII couldnt happen out of denial. But not so much in the political class. They knew it was coming. Everyones been more careful since the atom bomb though. The next world war will be limited war, at least I hope.

    • The bogus picture aside, let’s put things into perspective.
      Yes, the U.S. Navy is probably sending ships to the region. Why?
      Due to the Chinese building artificial islands in the disputed Spratly Islands, the Philippines feels threatened. The Philippines, for years now, have had a small group of military occupy an abandoned/grounded WWII U.S. Navy destroyer escort vessel in the Spratlys because the area has long been disputed with China.

      Since WWII, the U.S. has had both an Air Force base and large Naval Base (Subic Bay) located in the Philippines. In the early 1990s, the Philippine government wanted to wear their big boy pants and asked the Navy to leave.
      Now that the Chinese have become aggressive in the Region, the U.S. was asked back and the Philippines and U.S. have planned, more bases to be built around the island nation.
      The U.S. has routinely flown scouting missions with surveillance aircraft over these islands in recent months.

      It’s perfectly feasible that with the Philippines welcoming back the U.S. Navy and Japan’s recent constitutional amendment to allow military to assist ally’s that the U.S. will have an increased presence in the region.
      This doesn’t mean WWIII but more likely will serve as a check on Chinese expansion and aggression in the region..

  • The insanity of American Politicians and the piece of shit Obama cater to the elite..war mongers all..

  • The insanity of American Politicians and the piece of shit Obama cater to the elite..war mongers all..

  • That`s funny, John Pilger`s new doc is about exactly this

  • That`s funny, John Pilger`s new doc is about exactly this

  • Big Trouble

  • Big Trouble

  • This is the same thing the US is doing in the middle east except they’re killing people…….

  • This is the same thing the US is doing in the middle east except they’re killing people…….

  • Don’t mess with a country with that many people they have no problem sending to death.

    • Lol, China would have a revolution if they tried that Korean War bullshit with us again. Not that I think we should instigate this.

  • Don’t mess with a country with that many people they have no problem sending to death.

    • Lol, China would have a revolution if they tried that Korean War bullshit with us again. Not that I think we should instigate this.

  • Isn’t it interesting that Obama’s political enemies criticize him for NOT acting militarily, and then criticize him for DOING so!

    As usual, your headline is inaccurate and preposterous. You shouldn’t practice international analysis without a degree. You DON”T have a degree, do you? I know this because good colleges teach critical thinking to their students and I havent seen much from this website lately. At least youv’e come to realize you are charging the right amount for your web ‘Thoughts’.

  • Isn’t it interesting that Obama’s political enemies criticize him for NOT acting militarily, and then criticize him for DOING so!

    As usual, your headline is inaccurate and preposterous. You shouldn’t practice international analysis without a degree. You DON”T have a degree, do you? I know this because good colleges teach critical thinking to their students and I havent seen much from this website lately. At least youv’e come to realize you are charging the right amount for your web ‘Thoughts’.

  • Hey guys. If you’re going to bash the U.S. Military, perhaps you should use an ACTUAL photo of the U.S. Military.

    • One ships flying our flag. Dont know bout the others

  • Hey guys. If you’re going to bash the U.S. Military, perhaps you should use an ACTUAL photo of the U.S. Military.

    • One ships flying our flag. Dont know bout the others

  • I can’t wait for the American people to stand up for freedom, truth and justice. What an amazing nation built on solid values. Such a pity the modern industrial complex has made war mongering whores of the people. I don’t blame them however they are up against the most sophisticated propaganda machine in History.

    WW3 has already started idiots.

    • The currency war has already started. There isn’t any reason that needs to become WW3.

  • I can’t wait for the American people to stand up for freedom, truth and justice. What an amazing nation built on solid values. Such a pity the modern industrial complex has made war mongering whores of the people. I don’t blame them however they are up against the most sophisticated propaganda machine in History.

    WW3 has already started idiots.

    • The currency war has already started. There isn’t any reason that needs to become WW3.

  • Hope they’re safe. This conflict of intimidation and who is right and wrong, will only kill more and more the longer it goes undressed.

    The men who tell our country what to do…. Retire, you’ve had a good run. Brief the public.

  • Hope they’re safe. This conflict of intimidation and who is right and wrong, will only kill more and more the longer it goes undressed.

    The men who tell our country what to do…. Retire, you’ve had a good run. Brief the public.

  • Things are getting hairy

  • Things are getting hairy

  • The escalations are mounting…

  • The escalations are mounting…

  • Like every other despot in history the arrogance in Obama is reaching critical mass.

  • Like every other despot in history the arrogance in Obama is reaching critical mass.

  • Lets go

  • Lets go

  • Well. I say this. What would our military do if Chinese ships came this close to our coast line. It wouldn’t be good. So stay away from them. Get the fuck out of those country’s. All of them.

    • Chinese ships? What Chinese ships? They dont have a navy, thats why the defense department isnt scared.

    • Their Navy isn’t much…. And do a search, we just had Chinese navy ships near Alaska….you guessed it, nothing happened…

  • Well. I say this. What would our military do if Chinese ships came this close to our coast line. It wouldn’t be good. So stay away from them. Get the fuck out of those country’s. All of them.

    • Chinese ships? What Chinese ships? They dont have a navy, thats why the defense department isnt scared.

    • Their Navy isn’t much…. And do a search, we just had Chinese navy ships near Alaska….you guessed it, nothing happened…

  • America us already gone. Stolen by the billionaire jews that bought it !
    It will come the day when her people (her soul) will say ENOUGH ! And when it comes, stand back !

    • How do you look at yourself in the mirror in the morning know you sound EXACTLY like hitler did.

    • Damian the truth sucks. Israel is a war criminal state. Don’t you dare try to use a pathetic hitler Excuse. Prime Minister Netanyahu is Hitler now he is killing children and stealing land, they control the banks and the media, the world sees Israel for what they are, it has nothing to do with anti-Semitism

    • Matt ignore these scumbags, who can’t handle the truth, you are spot on

    • Agree. 100% truth. Speak your mind.

    • Billionaire Jews? Couldn’t it just have been a billionaire? Lol

  • America us already gone. Stolen by the billionaire jews that bought it !
    It will come the day when her people (her soul) will say ENOUGH ! And when it comes, stand back !

    • How do you look at yourself in the mirror in the morning know you sound EXACTLY like hitler did.

    • Damian the truth sucks. Israel is a war criminal state. Don’t you dare try to use a pathetic hitler Excuse. Prime Minister Netanyahu is Hitler now he is killing children and stealing land, they control the banks and the media, the world sees Israel for what they are, it has nothing to do with anti-Semitism

    • Matt ignore these scumbags, who can’t handle the truth, you are spot on

    • Agree. 100% truth. Speak your mind.

    • Billionaire Jews? Couldn’t it just have been a billionaire? Lol

  • USA: “Hey, I hear you and your wife are having a domestic dispute. I’m going to sit in your living room and throw quarters at you while you argue.”

  • USA: “Hey, I hear you and your wife are having a domestic dispute. I’m going to sit in your living room and throw quarters at you while you argue.”

  • I bet he polishes that Nobel peace prize to a spit shine every morning.

  • I bet he polishes that Nobel peace prize to a spit shine every morning.

  • It will only work if you let it. I also don’t understand, that if Obama is as everyone says he is then, get him out of the fk-ing white house already

  • It will only work if you let it. I also don’t understand, that if Obama is as everyone says he is then, get him out of the fk-ing white house already

  • Not US Navy warships.

    • One is I think. What are the other flags? Japan or some old irrelevant picture?

    • None are they are all Russian.

    • Note the ramp at the bow of the carrier only Russia and the UK have them.

    • Thats not a Russian flag. Thats a Spanish flag is it not? Yet one of those destroyers towards the back has a US flag

    • An irrelevant picture most likely, but give em credit for their one little American ship.

    • Refer to Scott Hall’s post for full story

  • Not US Navy warships.

    • One is I think. What are the other flags? Japan or some old irrelevant picture?

    • None are they are all Russian.

    • Note the ramp at the bow of the carrier only Russia and the UK have them.

    • Thats not a Russian flag. Thats a Spanish flag is it not? Yet one of those destroyers towards the back has a US flag

    • An irrelevant picture most likely, but give em credit for their one little American ship.

    • Refer to Scott Hall’s post for full story

  • Remember the chinese subs … you will have a short but interresting life … if you’re stupid enough.

  • Remember the chinese subs … you will have a short but interresting life … if you’re stupid enough.

  • North Korea held a military parade yesterday, followed by military demonstrations of its weaponry. Nice try on the fear mongering though. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34493672

  • North Korea held a military parade yesterday, followed by military demonstrations of its weaponry. Nice try on the fear mongering though. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34493672

  • and good for govermint thay get money from war u can bet thay have stock in “defence contracters “

  • and good for govermint thay get money from war u can bet thay have stock in “defence contracters “

  • Good about time

  • Good about time

  • Bollocks…Just more scare mongering.

  • Bollocks…Just more scare mongering.

  • WW3 has already begun. They won’t admit to it till its almost over. 🙁 hence all other wars we’ve been in. All based on lies and greed.

  • WW3 has already begun. They won’t admit to it till its almost over. 🙁 hence all other wars we’ve been in. All based on lies and greed.

  • “Lets go out and get them Reds the only good Commie is one that’s dead.”

  • “Lets go out and get them Reds the only good Commie is one that’s dead.”

  • shared

  • shared

  • WW3 has been running in the back ground since the begining of this year,havent you wonder why we had bruce/catilyn and now bruce again plus all the other false flag events..of course not, you believe that YOUR goverenment is the only one in the galaxy that is actually working for its citizens,like democracy is supposed to work……Sheeple’s much…lol

  • WW3 has been running in the back ground since the begining of this year,havent you wonder why we had bruce/catilyn and now bruce again plus all the other false flag events..of course not, you believe that YOUR goverenment is the only one in the galaxy that is actually working for its citizens,like democracy is supposed to work……Sheeple’s much…lol

  • Playing with fire all over the world

  • Playing with fire all over the world

  • Make it illegal to profit from war and watch how fast peace breaks out.

  • Make it illegal to profit from war and watch how fast peace breaks out.

  • The US talks of International Law, yet they break it whenever it suits them. Hypocrites.

  • The US talks of International Law, yet they break it whenever it suits them. Hypocrites.

  • Warmongers!

  • Warmongers!

  • Justin S Thompson is this true?

  • Justin S Thompson is this true?

  • This almost has as much pertinent information as a tv showing cartoons in the mirror of a casino bathroom

  • This almost has as much pertinent information as a tv showing cartoons in the mirror of a casino bathroom

  • The outcome of shipping jobs . Jobs are wealth. Look where it is , see what the Chinese have built there with wealth. We feed this Baby Huey raw meat and complain when he gets too big.

  • The outcome of shipping jobs . Jobs are wealth. Look where it is , see what the Chinese have built there with wealth. We feed this Baby Huey raw meat and complain when he gets too big.

  • This is a bullshit ass story…for one those are not even American ships on the photo. Number two we would not go to war with them because we depend on each other. And plus it would be suicide to take the battle to them. Post something worth a damn.

  • This is a bullshit ass story…for one those are not even American ships on the photo. Number two we would not go to war with them because we depend on each other. And plus it would be suicide to take the battle to them. Post something worth a damn.

  • Just grab a picture off the internet of a retired Spanish aircraft carrier (ex-Principe de Asturias) being escorted by a retired USN Kidd class destroyer (ex-USS Scott), a retired Spanish oiler (ex-Marques de la Ensenada), a retired Spanish frigate (Asturias), and the in-service Spanish frigate Reina Sofia… because that adds tons of credibility to this “OMG-WW3!” news story.

    Maybe change the headline and blend the picture into the story like this: “Spanish Navy goes back in time to fight the Chinese Navy in 1992, before China had a formidable Navy: Spain Wins WW3!!!”

    • It’s hard to know what to believe and what not to believe in this day and age. Even the free thought project can mislead and brainwash.

    • Norma, if I see something on the facebook I either really want to believe, or not believe, I always try to research before commenting. Much like Scott seems to have done here.

    • Yes, a little bit of research goes a long way to separate ‘hype’ from everything else. ‘Hype’ in a news story usually contains some sort of clue that whoever wrote the sensationalized story doesn’t really have a firm grasp of what they are talking about.

      In this case, selecting a picture from the 1990’s of Spanish naval operations was a dead giveaway that whoever was trying to ‘hype’ the reader into a panicked frenzy of WW3 starting because of naval operations knows very little about naval operations at all, and they can’t tell a Spanish fleet from 23 years ago from anything else in the ocean, which marginalizes their analysis of what is actually going on significantly.

  • Just grab a picture off the internet of a retired Spanish aircraft carrier (ex-Principe de Asturias) being escorted by a retired USN Kidd class destroyer (ex-USS Scott), a retired Spanish oiler (ex-Marques de la Ensenada), a retired Spanish frigate (Asturias), and the in-service Spanish frigate Reina Sofia… because that adds tons of credibility to this “OMG-WW3!” news story.

    Maybe change the headline and blend the picture into the story like this: “Spanish Navy goes back in time to fight the Chinese Navy in 1992, before China had a formidable Navy: Spain Wins WW3!!!”

    • It’s hard to know what to believe and what not to believe in this day and age. Even the free thought project can mislead and brainwash.

    • Norma, if I see something on the facebook I either really want to believe, or not believe, I always try to research before commenting. Much like Scott seems to have done here.

    • Yes, a little bit of research goes a long way to separate ‘hype’ from everything else. ‘Hype’ in a news story usually contains some sort of clue that whoever wrote the sensationalized story doesn’t really have a firm grasp of what they are talking about.

      In this case, selecting a picture from the 1990’s of Spanish naval operations was a dead giveaway that whoever was trying to ‘hype’ the reader into a panicked frenzy of WW3 starting because of naval operations knows very little about naval operations at all, and they can’t tell a Spanish fleet from 23 years ago from anything else in the ocean, which marginalizes their analysis of what is actually going on significantly.

  • Those of you who are the MIGHT of the great Eastern winds. Finale preparations should now be under way for the Finale confrontation as the Wretched nation code named “Babylon the Great” is in her finale moments before My ROCK descends from the Heavens to turn her into pure Hell. Upon impact of my Blazing Mountain the earth will shake like never before in all the times of men, many cities will fall into the sea as Babylon itself will be split into 3. It is at this time that clouds will start to cover the earth and you my RIGHTEOUS WARRIORS are to launch yourselves upon those nations that serve the symbol of the “One Eye inside a Pyramid”, the Free Mason Illuminati must be COMPLETELY SHATTERED immediately following the Destruction of Babylon! I myself will require immediate Military assistance at my Location here in the Deserts at the ends of the earth. Do NOT Hesitate for it is the written Judgement and the all encompassing God of Gods is with you as you line up the wicked for total ANNIHILATION! .

    Faithfully and Truly yours,
    The Lion of the Tribe of Judah,
    The Root of David,
    William Malcolm Poth

  • Those of you who are the MIGHT of the great Eastern winds. Finale preparations should now be under way for the Finale confrontation as the Wretched nation code named “Babylon the Great” is in her finale moments before My ROCK descends from the Heavens to turn her into pure Hell. Upon impact of my Blazing Mountain the earth will shake like never before in all the times of men, many cities will fall into the sea as Babylon itself will be split into 3. It is at this time that clouds will start to cover the earth and you my RIGHTEOUS WARRIORS are to launch yourselves upon those nations that serve the symbol of the “One Eye inside a Pyramid”, the Free Mason Illuminati must be COMPLETELY SHATTERED immediately following the Destruction of Babylon! I myself will require immediate Military assistance at my Location here in the Deserts at the ends of the earth. Do NOT Hesitate for it is the written Judgement and the all encompassing God of Gods is with you as you line up the wicked for total ANNIHILATION! .

    Faithfully and Truly yours,
    The Lion of the Tribe of Judah,
    The Root of David,
    William Malcolm Poth

  • Steve Ohshish

  • Steve Ohshish

  • this potus has no balls

  • this potus has no balls

  • Cliff Simmons

  • Cliff Simmons

  • Crazy right. It’s like we don’t have two bases in Japan that China never new about and we just show up like…what’s up China… The navy is the most powerful naval force in the world. This is just fodder for couch presidential people

    • Don’t forget Subic Bay in he Philippines, which the U.S. has just been asked back to…

    • We are everywhere… Read the navy’s mission and you will understand when stuff like this shows up its funny. We are always there, we are always everywhere… It’s the US navy

  • Crazy right. It’s like we don’t have two bases in Japan that China never new about and we just show up like…what’s up China… The navy is the most powerful naval force in the world. This is just fodder for couch presidential people

    • Don’t forget Subic Bay in he Philippines, which the U.S. has just been asked back to…

    • We are everywhere… Read the navy’s mission and you will understand when stuff like this shows up its funny. We are always there, we are always everywhere… It’s the US navy

  • Next time try using a picture of some US warships.

  • Next time try using a picture of some US warships.

  • oh fuck..

    • Happens every day, this just happens to be the first time TFTP has bothered posting our military news

  • oh fuck..

    • Happens every day, this just happens to be the first time TFTP has bothered posting our military news

  • If china stopped all shipments to the US the swap meet and garage sale sceen would be incredible lol!!! The moment china realizes how much power they have over us we are in deep shit!!!!

    • We have just as much on them. How do you suppose they grew their economy in the first place? Actually, the US economy is ever so slightly better prepared to loose China than vice versa

    • Feed the dragon and he wont hurt you but when you run out of food he will devour you!!! Very simple!!!

    • I wonder if we have a falling out how fast could we re-tool to start making our own stuff again??? My family are all tool and die makers and some own there own the day we were sold out to asia was a sad day for us so dont get it twisted but the mess we made will bite us in the ass or as war has done before could change our economy for the better!!! Sadly iam not for war but i have no say in it!!! If we stop doing biz with china they will come and take it along with russia north korea and iran and you know when the chips are down your buddies will jump ship to the winning side!!!

    • Oh, our corporations couldnt just come back home. Thatd kill the economy, America is too used to cheap mass produced foreign stuff. But yes, I believe the US economy would fair better than Chinas if they said “screw you”. Our corps would just move a bit south to Indochina

    • China wouldn’t say “screw you” though. They’re not that stupid or pissed yet

  • If china stopped all shipments to the US the swap meet and garage sale sceen would be incredible lol!!! The moment china realizes how much power they have over us we are in deep shit!!!!

    • We have just as much on them. How do you suppose they grew their economy in the first place? Actually, the US economy is ever so slightly better prepared to loose China than vice versa

    • Feed the dragon and he wont hurt you but when you run out of food he will devour you!!! Very simple!!!

    • I wonder if we have a falling out how fast could we re-tool to start making our own stuff again??? My family are all tool and die makers and some own there own the day we were sold out to asia was a sad day for us so dont get it twisted but the mess we made will bite us in the ass or as war has done before could change our economy for the better!!! Sadly iam not for war but i have no say in it!!! If we stop doing biz with china they will come and take it along with russia north korea and iran and you know when the chips are down your buddies will jump ship to the winning side!!!

    • Oh, our corporations couldnt just come back home. Thatd kill the economy, America is too used to cheap mass produced foreign stuff. But yes, I believe the US economy would fair better than Chinas if they said “screw you”. Our corps would just move a bit south to Indochina

    • China wouldn’t say “screw you” though. They’re not that stupid or pissed yet

  • Elizabeth Rose Rigler

  • Elizabeth Rose Rigler

  • oh dear God…

  • oh dear God…

  • Believe very little what you hear.So much is lies and propaganda.Study and research the facts yourself.I’m not saying this story is a lie.Don’t assume what anyone says is true.

  • Believe very little what you hear.So much is lies and propaganda.Study and research the facts yourself.I’m not saying this story is a lie.Don’t assume what anyone says is true.

  • Who cares?

  • Who cares?

  • China will smash their shit …the US is playing a dangerous game with the people of the world … Its time someone ended this coorporate and bankers game !

  • China will smash their shit …the US is playing a dangerous game with the people of the world … Its time someone ended this coorporate and bankers game !

  • why can’t civilians stop joining the army and let those scumbags politicians wear uniforms and pick guns to go fight themselves…. screw war.. we need peace

  • why can’t civilians stop joining the army and let those scumbags politicians wear uniforms and pick guns to go fight themselves…. screw war.. we need peace

  • Tired of agent provocateuring by media postings like this one.

  • Tired of agent provocateuring by media postings like this one.

  • Oh stupid America, China starts poking and pulling at your banking system and you steam off thinking to panic the Chinese…….this one is only going to end up in tears for the US

  • Oh stupid America, China starts poking and pulling at your banking system and you steam off thinking to panic the Chinese…….this one is only going to end up in tears for the US

  • China is making their own islands in an attempt to spread their borders..we are not the aggressors.

  • China is making their own islands in an attempt to spread their borders..we are not the aggressors.

  • Josh LeFevre

  • Josh LeFevre

  • Bugger ^^^ass all above

  • Bugger ^^^ass all above

  • The USA are loosing the people, they stopped believing them, so now are going to drive the human race to the end!!! what drugs they smoke and doing this steps or the depths are to big and they want stupid’s to believe and vote them!!!! I don’t know please HELP THE POOR PEOPLE.

  • The USA are loosing the people, they stopped believing them, so now are going to drive the human race to the end!!! what drugs they smoke and doing this steps or the depths are to big and they want stupid’s to believe and vote them!!!! I don’t know please HELP THE POOR PEOPLE.

  • Obama should go over to to supervise in person.

  • Obama should go over to to supervise in person.

  • Ought to be fun watching him draw successive lines in the sand… Ummmm, ocean?

  • Ought to be fun watching him draw successive lines in the sand… Ummmm, ocean?

  • If China or Russia says “Boo!” Obama will turn right around and run. Pussy boy.

  • If China or Russia says “Boo!” Obama will turn right around and run. Pussy boy.

  • Scare tactics on your part. What we expect from the right wing.

  • Scare tactics on your part. What we expect from the right wing.

  • Uuuummm. That’s not US naval forces.