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Chinese Fighter Crosses Within 30 Feet Of US P-8, White House Blasts "Provocative Action"

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It appears China is as happy as Russia to show just how little respect it has for the US' superpower 'hegemony' status. In May China flew close to Japan's airforce; in June, Russia flew nose-to-nose with the US; and now The Pentagon reports a Chinese fighter plane came within 30 feet of a US Navy Poseidon 8 plane. The 'Top-Gun' move came after several passes across the nose of the P-8 about 220km east of China's Hainan Island. The US has registered "strong concerns" with the Chinese government about "unsafe and unprofessional" conduct and The White House called the incident a "provocative action."


As DPA reports,

The United States charged Friday that a Chinese war plane made a "dangerous intercept" of a US Navy aircraft over international waters this week in the South China Sea.


The US has registered "strong concerns" with the Chinese government about "unsafe and unprofessional" conduct by its air force that put the safety of the US crew at risk, said Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman.


The incident happened Tuesday, within 220 kilometres east of China's Hainan Island, Kirby said.



The Chinese war plane made several passes around the US Navy's Poseidon 8 plane, coming at one point within 9 metres of the P8's wing.



The Chinese plane passed the nose of the P8 at a 90-degree angel, showing its belly and most likely its weapons load, Kirby said, and conducted a barrel roll over the top of the P8 at 15 metres.


"This kind of behaviour is not only unprofessional. It's unsafe," Kirby said. "It undermines efforts to continue developing military to military relations with the Chinese military." Kirby said he was not aware of any radio communications from the Chinese plane before the intercept.


"The message we are sending back to China is that it is unacceptable," Kirby said.

This is not the first time...

In 2001 a Chinese jet collided with a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off Hainan Island, killing the Chinese pilot and forcing the Navy plane to make an emergency landing on the island. Washington severed military relations with China after that episode.

And The White House National Securty Advisor blasted:


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So if its not the military, what else is backing the USDollar's hegemony?


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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:07 | 5131555 digitalindustry
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faith and confidence?  "good will" ??

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:17 | 5131587 Latina Lover
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I was wondering what happened to Victoria "fuck the EU" Nuland/Nudelman, Reichsfurhrer of the Ukrainian fascist regime.  It seems the state department promoted her for incompetence and sent her off to start another war, this time with the Chinese.   I am willing to bet, however, it will be the Chinese passing cookies to her this time, and she won't like the messages.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:17 | 5131605 General Decline
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Don't worry. President nancy-boy will issue a strongly worded letter.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:20 | 5131614 knukles
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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:24 | 5131639 Divided States ...
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Why the fuck are our planes in Asia?? I would say the US planes are intruding on China's territory more so than the other way around

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:27 | 5131652 Latina Lover
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Probably because to the US state department planners,  Hainan and Ukraine sound the same.  Wars is Gods way to teach Americans Geography.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:32 | 5131668 COSMOS
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At least we have archeological record of Chinese cookies being around far longer than Nudelman's cookie receipes lol

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:45 | 5131731 General Decline
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What's the purpose of disclosing this incident in the media? It's not like this was a commercial air liner where 200 civilians witnessed it. This was a military plane and there really no reason to report this unless there is some kind of ulterior motive. A distraction? Saber rattling?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:55 | 5131778 linniepar
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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:15 | 5131858 Troll Magnet
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This is like me saying, "So, I just kinda broke into his house and I'm wandering around, right? And this dude who owns the house shows up and flashes his gun at me! He was totally provoking me, right?!?"

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:26 | 5131923 max2205
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Don't they know they sell us 90% of the shit we throw away or die from evey year.


Wats lon?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:44 | 5132001 Manthong
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This patrol plane has no props for administering haircuts to Chinese fighter pilots.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:53 | 5132245 Taku
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Poseidon 8..

How dare you people challenge the White House narrative!


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:54 | 5132328 patb
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this aircraft may have no functional capability  maybe running into fighters is the only way it does anything.

A new Boeing Co. (BA) surveillance aircraft deployed to Japan last month isn’t yet effective at hunting submarines or performing reconnaissance over large areas -- two of its main missions, the Pentagon’s weapons tester found.

Flaws in the $35 billion program included the plane’s radar performance, sensor integration and data transfer, Michael Gilmore, chief of the Pentagon testing office, wrote in his annual report on major weapons, which has yet to be released. He said the new P-8A Poseidon exhibited “all of the major deficiencies” identified in earlier exercises when subjected to more stressful realistic combat testing from September 2012 to March 2013.

“Many of these deficiencies” led Gilmore to determine that the P-8A “is not effective for the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission and is not effective for wide area anti-submarine search,” he said in a section of the report obtained by Bloomberg News. The Navy plans to conduct additional testing “to verify the correction of some deficiencies,” he wrote.

Gilmore’s conclusions suggest the initial aircraft in the program -- which packs a modified Boeing 737-800 with radar and sensors -- aren’t ready for deployment. Among its primary missions is tracking Chinese submarines. Six of the planes have been deployed to Japan supporting 7th Fleet maritime patrol operations at Naval Air Facility Atsugi as part of the U.S. strategic pivot to the Asia-Pacific region.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 03:38 | 5133520 The Blank Stare
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Meanwhile, Obama's trying to figure out how to draw a red line in the sky.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:14 | 5134939 tonyw
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of courser according to the report it's a chinese WAR plane whilst ours is just a navy poseidon

as posts above a damn site nearer the chinese mainland than the US maninland

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:56 | 5131788 BKbroiler
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"Provocative action...220km east of China's Hainan Island"

makes sense.  How provocative of them to be 220K east of their own island.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 22:10 | 5138928 champan250
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220km east of Hainan Island is an understatement, it is also 250-350km south of Hong Kong and Shenzhen, twin cities with 23M population.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:59 | 5131796 sushi
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If it is unsafe for USSA planes to be in that location then it seems the commander is derilict in his duty to his crew to order them to proceed to that location. Simple/ No need for elaborate MSM news blasts to inform the world you are a chump for unneccessarily exposing your people to risk.

By, the way, on the topic of planes, what is latest on MH17?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:32 | 5132221 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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It sounds like the commander or pentagram officer who ordered this unsafe maneuver of a P-8 should be court-martialed.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:39 | 5132802 Roll Tide
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The people who bought the plane and put those pilots in it should be court martialed.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 02:41 | 5133479 Flybyknight
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The latest on MH17 is that the Little bunch of suck up american Toadies who call themselves the Dutch government have said they won't release the black box information.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:44 | 5134492 matrix2012
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"By, the way, on the topic of planes, what is latest on MH17?"


Check here if there's any update:

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:16 | 5131866 Dental Floss Tycoon
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Our plane was an electronic intelligence aircraft collecting information on China's air defense.  A necessary part of planning the air order of battle for our upcoming war with China.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:35 | 5131672 y3maxx
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...USSA is being pricked and pinched...the first signs of a dying carcass.
...50 cents says Ukraine will initiate a Major False Flag Event.
...Very soon it will be time to pull out the bags Popcorn friends.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:53 | 5133611 Joenobody12
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Shooting down a commerical airliner is not enough of a major false flag ?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 17:28 | 5135154 FreedomGuy
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So, how would you distinguish between a real Russian event and a false flag event? Would you work backwards to assert any event was a false flag?

Here is where and why conspiracy theorists are worthless. Perhaps y3 does not work this way, most do. ANYTHING that happens is going to be called false flag. There are no real events anywhere. If a volcano suddenly erupts in Ukraine it is a CIA, Mossad, Zionist, etc. plot much less some sort of combat operation. There is no real judgement. It makes the perennial dedicated conspiracy theorist pronouncement just as reliable as the old Soviet Pravda or any other statist mouthpiece. It is just the mirror reflection.

False flags do occur historically and they are not hard to pick out. Look at the German and Soviet invasions of Poland and the Baltic states at the start of WWII. They were so false there was not even a pretense of analyzing them. I do not see that here except on the Russian side. Why? Because a false flag has long prep on the side of the aggressor, not the defender.

Let's wait and see how this plays out.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:38 | 5131697 ebworthen
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What's "Maverick" in Chinese?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:33 | 5131961 knukles
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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:46 | 5132009 jon dough
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Commandel: "What did you do, comlade?"

Pirot: "I was giving him the BILD, SIL!"

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:25 | 5132864 medium giraffe
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no more frucking fry by, yu fry lubba dogshit!



Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:12 | 5133370 ebworthen
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Thanks knukles.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:53 | 5132047 Uncle Remus
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Numbah 10 GI!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:54 | 5134516 matrix2012
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"What's "Maverick" in Chinese?"

Tè lì dúxíng

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:27 | 5132759 therover
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My thoughts exactly

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:37 | 5132797 Roll Tide
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Exactly, why are our multimillion dollar jets flying arounf the chinese coast.  Suppose they started that shit here.  We would not like it. 

Bring our people home!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:01 | 5134227 newdoobie
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Intercept radio messages, test Tactical reaction time, monitor radar stations, blah blah blah. Was involved when I was in the AF. Nothin like having a fighter show his live weapons hit the afterburner, pull up right in front of your plane and roast ya. It'll raise the temp in yer plane 20 degrees in 5 seconds. what the US recognizes as open fly zone is not what other contries recognize.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:39 | 5131700 IridiumRebel
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So many will pile on to this dying nation when we do fall it'll be fucked. I wish you all luck.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:55 | 5132060 Uncle Remus
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So, global "smear the queer" then.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:30 | 5131663 McMolotov
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:48 | 5131741 Bill of Rights
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See this red line ....

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:19 | 5131893 Van Halen
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See this red line ....

No! Not that one! THIS one!

I mean, no, not this one, that one there!

Nope, the one over there. That one.

Well, look! Here's one! How about this one!

Wait! I think I see another one...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:16 | 5131865 Van Halen
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When you've got an America-hating dope-smoking Marxist muslim buffoon in the White House, your frenemies tend to do this stuff to your military planes...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:22 | 5131907 Iwanttoknow
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Fuck off Van shit halen,

If you are so retarded to classify Obama as a muslim,you should go to Fox news,not ZH.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:30 | 5131948 viahj
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so, the only issue you took from their statement was classifing Obama as a muslim?  get buthurt much?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:05 | 5134243 newdoobie
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Educated in a Madrassa

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:35 | 5131972 JuliaS
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Excuse me, but what the hell are Chinese planes doing flying over South China Sea?! This is a blatant provocation!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:11 | 5131571 suteibu
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Fight wars on 3 fronts.  Good plan America.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:15 | 5131589 Jack Burton
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Yes no shit! Washington's Neocons are poking Russia in the eye with a hot poker daily. Washington is both fighting and funds radical Islamic Jihad in the Middle East. And Washington is pivoting east to challange China at sea in the air and on land with mass armed forces.

Lets see, war on Russia, war on China, war on Syria and Iran, all at the same time. Do you think this is bullish to go long on defnese industry stocks!?!?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:18 | 5131607 Latina Lover
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Long on defence stocks, short on US real estate in major cities,  something to do with possible gamma radiation poisoning from nukes, etc

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:32 | 5131671 Lore
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Another false flag?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:56 | 5132023 Chupacabra-322
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I beg to differ, a Neutron Bomb will kill the mass populace while keeping the remaining infrucstrure in tact.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:21 | 5133289 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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I thought so too, but I looked this up

"Upon detonation, a 1 kiloton neutron bomb near the ground, in an airburst would produce a large blast wave, and a powerful pulse of both thermal radiation and ionizing radiation, mostly in the form of fast (14.1 MeV) neutrons. The thermal pulse would cause third degree burns to unprotected skin out to approximately 500 meters. The blast would create at least 4.6 PSI out to a radius of 600 meters, which would severely damage all non-reinforced concrete structures, at the conventional effective combat range against modern main battle tanks and armored personnel carriers (<690–900 m) the blast from a 1 kt neutron bomb will destroy or damage to the point of non-usability almost all un-reinforced civilian building. Thus the use of neutron bombs to stop an enemy armored attack by rapidly incapacitating the crew with 8000+ Rads of radiation,[35] which would require exploding large numbers of them to blanket the enemy forces, would also destroy all normal civilian buildings in the same immediate area ~600 meters."

So to this day the only thing that'll kill the people and leave the house standing is a mortgage...


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:19 | 5131613 r00t61
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I've said it before; I'll say it again.

Given the rate that US military veterans are committing suicide (25/day, or about 1/hour) after they return home from their deployments, the DC Ziocons need to accelerate their NWO timetable.

Otherwise they won't have any cannon fodder left to provide grist for their mill.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:46 | 5131726 Duffy
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General Weinstein is not tasked with defeating a foreign state.


He's more concerned about making sure the Chairmen...are bangable...


hey NSA trolls...


Take a look into Magal why don't you.  For shits n farts....

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:46 | 5131727 Son of Loki
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"This year, the Department of Veterans Affairs is treating about 650,000 veterans by giving them opiates."



Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:55 | 5131739 Kaiser Sousa
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them mother fuckers cant drive worth a shit...
but by the sound of it that's a bad man in that cockpit...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:58 | 5132072 Uncle Remus
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It's a small world after all

It's a small world after all

It's a small world after all

Let's bomb bomb it all.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:23 | 5131624 McMolotov
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America has a nasty case of hubris, a disease which has been fatal to all empires throughout history.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:40 | 5131703 drendebe10
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IMHO, it's not America but the corrupt, self absorbed, arrogant elected and appointed ruling political elite piles of turds and their minions abusing their mandate and powers... 

Dr. Ben Carson for President 2016

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:52 | 5131766 Fuku Ben
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You're forgetting the war on the Homeland which they are practicing for now in Ferguson,MO

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:59 | 5133616 Joenobody12
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You have got to give it to Obumpa , fight three wars simultaneously and still find time to play a few round of golf. 

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:55 | 5133663 waterwitch
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Did you forget to include the war in Merica?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:12 | 5131572 Parrotile
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Seeing as the DOD regards the global airspace as "US Territory", maybe this is just the start of a very serious (and entirely justified)  push back by others.

China wants (and will get) full control over the airspace in those very useful sea trade pinch points in the South China Sea, whether the US likes it or not.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:33 | 5131644 knukles
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What's particularly chilling and telling are the new Navy ads... "A Global Force for Good"
With just about every single sailor armed, looking way too seriously threatening ("Are you declining to cooperate, sir?") behind weapons (M60's etc.)
Not a single moment of kindness, compassion, trust, aide, helpfulness....
All very disturbing images of "Force" and "Good"
It's visually a message of "beat your brains in" and "plain force" ....

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:37 | 5131692 McMolotov
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In the navy! Come on protect the mother land!

In the navy! Come on and kill your fellow man!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:12 | 5131574 goldhedge
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"The message we are sending back to China is that it is unacceptable," Kirby said.

and China is saying FUCK You Yankee dog

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:17 | 5131598 Spitzer
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Then the fighter pilot went home and bought a few billion treasuries

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:11 | 5131575 Jack Burton
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The spy flight is NOT provocative, and a Chinese plane checking up on the spy flight IS provocation?  Also, today, Washington DC proclaimed trucks full of food, water, baby products and medicine was an illegal act and a quasi invasion by Russia of Ukraine?

Is it me, or does Washington seem to piss it's pants every day over one provocative act or another? Does it seem to you like Washington thinks every world action must be approved of and cleared before hand by American Government officials before it can happen? No nation has ever demanded such world wide power and control. No wonder people are starting to flip America the finger!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:23 | 5131621 Latina Lover
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It's called exceptionalism, because we are the chosen (TM) people. Whatever the USSA decides to do is right , whenever anyone mirrors our actions is wrong.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:33 | 5131674 knukles
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The only question I have about the humanitarian aide convoy is the 400 cases of artificially sweetened bottled urine.
I don't understand why, in the new dawn of natural food and beverages, anybody would use saccharine in urine drinks.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:37 | 5131688 nosoeawe
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"because if you aren't with us, you are against us"

Says the intoxicated brainless ill-bred village idiot - bush


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:00 | 5131803 Freebird
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Next a Chinese spy plane buzzing the Bahamas

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:35 | 5131974 RopeADope
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The current iteration of Washington D.C. has clearly shown to the world that it has become irrelevant to the world.

The shroud of legitimacy passed down from previous generations of Americans has been torn the shreds by our politician's collective stupidity and as a result the world can now see clearly how naked and impotent the US is.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:13 | 5131580 bitterwolf
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if there was no faith in USD rusty ass petrodollah and it's  brokeback economy, AU would be 5000++ an doubt in my Nordic noggin

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:13 | 5131581 Tall Tom
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Well this is not a good sign that China is still friendly.


One Chinese Fighter Pilot is going to either be demoted or advanced in rank.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:14 | 5131582 Wolferl
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In other news: US air force plane endangers Chinese fighter plane right in front of the Chinese mainland. (Everything is just a matter of perspective)

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:41 | 5131716 Amish Hacker
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"The US spy plane refused to change course, even after our fighter made several passes across their nose. This provocation occured less than 140 miles from Chinese territory. In an extremely skillful and daring maneuver, our pilot actually turned his plane's belly toward the intruder to display his weapons. Only then did the American spies leave the area." etc etc

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:16 | 5131586 bitterwolf
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that said the US Military/Intelligence machine can fuuuck you up goood.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:18 | 5131591 ShrNfr
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What part of "the fig" does Obama not understand.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:17 | 5131594 Son of Loki
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Too funny!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:17 | 5131600 Anarchy 99
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All the delusional people that keep posting here about the USA superiority in air power, or navy or uranus, give it a break, just stop plz.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:54 | 5131770 bitterwolf
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Let us know when you graduate from skateboards,bongloads, self hate and juvenile dreams that your your own sovereign citizen in the magical country of UTOPIA...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:00 | 5131800 Anarchy 99
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What? try again, only this time use 2 fingers.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:19 | 5131609 Duc888
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We should just throw some green worthless toilet paper at them...


We've been doing that.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:23 | 5131611 cowdiddly
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The US military thinks that just because they show up everyone should be scared. Now that they are dancin with the big boys I think they are starting to learn otherwise.

But to me the biggest Fuck You yet was that 12 pass buzz of the Aegis cruiser by that russian bomber a few months back in the Black Sea knowing how powerful that ship actually is or was .

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:40 | 5131701 bitterwolf
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The fuck you's turn into Muthafuckin Miscalcutatins, happens all the time ask mike brown...the last chinese stunt was a collision with our P8 and chinese pilot/plane died....before that the Japanese with Pearl Harbor was a HUGE fucking miscalculation.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:56 | 5131781 darteaus
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P3, and yes.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:49 | 5131750 Anarchy 99
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well said Cow..., not to mention chinese ICBM of the cali coast, russian jets buzzing us navy off crimea, and blinding all their electros, etc. etc. 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:20 | 5131615 Hal n back
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wait till china actually sells chunks of treasuries.But to whom is the correct question.


Maybe they can offer 100 billion worth for sale in the middle of the night just to drive down prices so china can buy more at lower prices.




Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:49 | 5133073 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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"wait till china actually sells chunks of treasuries.But to whom is the correct question."

A buyer in Brussels Belgium

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:21 | 5131619 Duc888
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The Chinese plane passed the nose of the P8 at a 90-degree angel, showing its belly and most likely its weapons load, Kirby said, and conducted a barrel roll over the top of the P8 at 15 metres.


"This kind of behaviour is not only unprofessional. It's unsafe," Kirby said.

Actually, if true, it's kinda Bad-Ass.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:39 | 5131698 NotApplicable
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Hell, I've never even seen 90-degree angel, let alone have a Chinese fighter pass by my nose at one.

Bad-Ass, indeed!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:53 | 5131769 darteaus
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That is known as a cold angel.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:55 | 5131774 darteaus
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Old pilots and bold pilots, but no...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:58 | 5132073 NeverForgetSilver
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The Chinese guy is "poorly" trained, I guess. He should know 15 meters is too close. Not like this is in an air show.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:10 | 5133134 Otrader
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Wei Tu Klauss!!

Mom chinese, dad German.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:23 | 5131620 tony wilson
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funny things names cnn or fox said nuttin of name confusion pronbably y day change der name to isil save confusions.

names whats in um


Isaiah Berlin and the great-grandson of a famous general from Berlin met yesterday in Brussels to discuss the common threats facing Israel, Germany and the 18 other countries that are members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization



Efraim Halevy, the head of the Mossad, Israel's espionage agency, or as he is usually introduced in English, the chief of the ISIS (Israel secret intelligence service). SIS is the official name of MI6,

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:23 | 5131622 HamRove
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Like "Top Gun" in reverse.

Hiiighway to tha Danger Zone!!! 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:39 | 5131699 trader1
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that is some epic trollage by the chinese fighter pilot.

the news can be a lot of fun when you approach it from a culturally-enriched context.

good one team china.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:23 | 5131628 Duffy
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Absurd, of course - this is not just China's backyard, but its kitchen. Yes, international airspace, but would we tolerate a Russian or Chinese spy plane 50 miles of Seattle without sending up some birds?

This is just a little friendly message - we know you're here, and we can shoot you down any time we like.


Does the US think it's going to reinvade Iraq and Syria and also be able to control events all over the SC Sea and Eastern Ukraine.


Neocon Ziopaths like Ben Rhodes may only be spokespuppets - but they and their masters are dangerosu both because of their militarism and their lack of understanding of the combined capabilities of the nations and proxy armies the US is constantly challenging.


As noted in my prior comments - when you see the NYT and WSJ both publishing an absurd "ISIS is Assad's fault" piece on the same day - the fuckery is accelerating quite quickly.


Who would care to bet where/what the false flag to get us into Iraq>/Syria will be.


I'm saying look to Chicago. Rahm Emanuel's Chicago.


Whether or not the Israeli consulate in NYC is giing off a radioactive signal... [anyone in manhattan have a geiger counter?] I don't think they'd risk killing that many Tribals.  Nah, better someplace like Chicago or Seattle or Atlanta....


I wonder what General Weinstein is up to this weekend.


got a few more minutes??


Ziopathy abounds, brethren.





Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:52 | 5131758 darteaus
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Message - yes; friendly - no.

When intercepting aircraft in international airspace there is a certain protocol that's evolved over the years. Passing within 20 feet of the aircraft is not it, and it is unnecessarily risky.

Their economy must be worse than known, since they are almost simultaneously provoking the US, India, Japan, Vietnam and the Phillipines.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:04 | 5131816 Duffy
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who would you say the US is not currently provoking?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:16 | 5131867 darteaus
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Japan, India, Vietnam and the Philipines.

Now you answer one: Is or is not China involved in more teritorial disputes than any other country, and why would they put themselves in that position? Enlighten the community!

Hint: (15)

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:24 | 5132192 NeverForgetSilver
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To update your knowledge,  the number of territorial disputes is proportional to the number of the neighboring countries you have and reversely proportional to your dominance in the region. If you can easily beat your neighbors and willing to do it at any moment, nobody dares to claim anything from you. I am sure Mexico is happy to get Texas back.

Just wait till US gets weaker.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:27 | 5132365 darteaus
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To update everyone's knowledge:

The question/point remains unanswered: Is China involved in the most territorial disputes, and why is China pushing these disputes?

FYI: China: 14 neighboring countries, 15 territorial disputes.
Brazil: 10 neighboring countries, ZERO territorial disputes.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:22 | 5132737 YuShun
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Japan is batting 1.000: three for three: Russia, South Korea, & China.
If you want to count Taiwan, then it's four for four. 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:35 | 5132738 YuShun
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Do you have a link for your 14 out of 15 claim?  
What territorial disputes does China have with Afghanistan,
Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, or North Korea? 

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:43 | 5135041 Leraconteur
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They are referred to as books. Not everything is online, and if you are Chinese your knowledge of history is either wrong or so propagandised that it is fiction.

Various Chinese dynasties, and maps, have parts of Afghanistan, 

Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and North Korea as included in China.

The 1958 invasion of Tibet was revenge for the events of the 6th and 7th Centuries. Then you see clips of delusionally chipper Chinese being interviewed, in English, in Europe and they say on camera:

"I think that Tibet has always been a part of China...(big smile)" Which is delusional, nonsense, a lie and fiction and counter to known history.  Tibet invaded and conquered China to the HuaShan pass.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:39 | 5139461 darteaus
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Google: Territorial disputes wiki

I gave it earlier in the this page.

PS: it's 15 disputes and 14 direct neighbors, as China has disputes with countries beyond its immediate neighbors.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:37 | 5135020 Leraconteur
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Your reason is incorrect.

I see that the PC globalist position is beginning to swing to ''China is the victim, always"'. Just as the Chinese would like. Coincidence, right?

Russia does not have as many border disputes. It does not dispute the border with China, but China wants back the area ceded in the Treaty of Nerchinsk.

I could go on but the wiki link is sufficient.

They want all of that land back.

They want all of the items taken out of China, ever.

Does not matter that they would have destroyed them or burnt them up in 1966. They want it all back.

All of it.

The USA used its status to push its agenda and create "Freedom" and wars and such.

China will do no such thing.

China will use its status to get revenge on everyone.

That is a very different mindset. 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:28 | 5131656 edifice
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Just a Chinese fly-boy having a little fun. C'mon.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:29 | 5131659 greatbeard
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Fuck them all.  Russia, China, Iraq, USA, the MIC, the whole bag of shit.  I'm going to live my life and try as I might to keep all these scum bags out of it.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:38 | 5131694 Duffy
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You are... in a world... of shit, Private Pyle.


Hedge accordingly.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:28 | 5131660 Coletrane
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those are not rookie maneuvers. lol

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:29 | 5131662 robertocarlos
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You should try driving on the same streets as the Chinese. Same things happen.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:33 | 5131682 trader1
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tyler, you honored my telepathic request by posting this news item.

i will use my newfound magical power to ______________

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:31 | 5131958 darteaus
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Wank - telekinetically!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:33 | 5131683 Thirtyseven
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What the hell is my government doing flying MY tax-paid-for jets (not to mention fuel) 220km away from Hainan Island?  When are we going to reign these fuckers in?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:13 | 5132152 Solarman
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Because dipshit if we ever fight them we like to know about them.  Do you think we are the only ones doing this stuff?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:37 | 5131693 Tachyon5321
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Everyone worldwide understands that Obama is a joke. Obama should resign...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:53 | 5131763 Anarchy 99
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yes, biden just as much a fucktard, but a lot funnier. not that it would matter much.   Red-Blue.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:38 | 5131695 Fuku Ben
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April 1, 2001

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:42 | 5131718 trader1
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On April 1, 2001, the Hainan Island incident occurred when a mid-air collision between a United States Navy EP-3E ARIES II signals intelligence aircraft and a People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) J-8II interceptor fighter jet resulted in an international dispute between the United States of America and the People's Republic of China.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:47 | 5131736 yogibear
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Time to go to war!!!

 - Victoria Nuland

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:49 | 5131747 Infinite QE
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Fortune cookies to pass out in Beijing?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:04 | 5132100 Uncle Remus
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It say "You under arrest".

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:51 | 5131756 yogibear
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So many ways that Barry can boost his polls. So many wars to start.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:51 | 5131759 css1971
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Pics or it didn't happen.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:55 | 5131772 JohninMK
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I wonder if the fighter had an electronic warfare package modified to broadcast at max volume on max frequencies? Then turned it on when close in.

That would have blown a few million dollar circuits on the P8.

That would make the Navy really pissed off.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:54 | 5131773 Pumpkin
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The arrogance of our government gives a false impression of the people to the rest of the people of the world.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:59 | 5131795 boattrash
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The White House called the incident a "provocative action."

I don't give a Flying Fuck what the White House calls ANYTHING anymore, PERIOD. FFS!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:40 | 5131988 Berspankme
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Ben Rhodes? Another fucking child, a worthless cunt with apologies to cunts world wide

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:00 | 5131797 JulienFR
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Desperate dollar ?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:06 | 5131806 darteaus
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The whole point of all this crap is so that 0bama can get his burning Reichstag moment in order to demand "temporary", "emergency" powers, et voila: Omerika!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:01 | 5131807 Uncle Remus
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Ah, the end of Empire.

Those were the days!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:03 | 5131810 QQQBall
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Strong concerns! Are there any other kind?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:03 | 5131815 sheikurbootie
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A spy plane in INTERNATIONAL waters is NOT a provocation.  Push the fucking red button and make it glow.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:05 | 5131826 Duffy
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Sure.  Sure it isn't, guy who doesn't know anything about spy planes or what the US would do in a similar circumstance  [shoot it down, claim it was in US airspace, provide sigint and sat data in support within an hour...]



Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:20 | 5131894 Bankster Kibble
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China is trying to convert the international waters to Chinese waters.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:10 | 5132140 Parrotile
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Not "Trying to", but "Is going to". Whether America / NATO likes it or not.

We live in a World of constant change. That includes Political change too. Non-productive, debt-ridden America has "had its turn", now it's the turn of others.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:50 | 5133427 Leraconteur
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Just like the USA declared the Western Hemisphere to be theirs even though law said no. China will do it by force, just as the USA did. Eventually, ~15 years, China will have the money and naval power to push USA off. These confrontations are not going to stop, they are going to continue, become more numerous, become more aggressive, become more frequent.

This is as good as it gets. 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:05 | 5131822 Anarchy 99
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it gets better for the us sheeple.:

H.R. 5344 is a bill currently going through Congress that would ban the purchase of body armor.

Violation would carry CRIMINAL penalties, including up to ten years in prison.

Many bullet-resistant items on the market now, such as bulletproof backpacks for school children, would be banned by this legislation.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:06 | 5131823 NeverForgetSilver
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Look at the map and ask yourself, why are you there? What do you do if Chinese spy plane flies on the coast of California? The American ego is bigger than anything in the universe.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:06 | 5131831 Duffy
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You haven't seen...

deese nuts, though.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:23 | 5131909 darteaus
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Nobody's seen those nuts; they got to grow in.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:06 | 5131825 Yancey Ward
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We should get Eric Holder to open an investigation.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:06 | 5131833 Oldballplayer
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Why? We the pilots black?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:05 | 5131828 Oldballplayer
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I would be "outraged" if this happened off Catalina Island. But in their back yard? I am amused at the balls of the commie pilot.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:12 | 5131848 reader2010
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So imagine a Chinese spy plane always gathering info near San Diego Navy Base. Will we shoot it down?

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