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South China Sea Heats Up
« on: June 06, 2022, 01:04:27 PM »
Chinese J-16 Flanker fighter being dangerously aggressive toward an Australian P-8 in the South China Sea. The J-16 dumped decoys in front of the P-8, and some of the chaff was ingested and damaged the P-8's engines. This is much more aggressive than what has been happening before.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/chinese-fighter-s-decoy-dump-in-front-of-a-p-8-sets-dangerous-new-precedent/ar-AAY99ub?bk=1&ocid=msedgntp&cvid=006cbe54a6594ceaa8ed115cb374dab1 
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Re: South China Sea Heats Up
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2022, 01:09:49 PM »
Does China have much of a history of sabre-rattling against Australia the way they regularly do with Taiwan and other neighbors?  Haven't kept up in that regard
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Re: South China Sea Heats Up
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2022, 01:10:23 PM »
I saw that article.  Scary stuff.

That's worse then what they did to Canadian pilots recently.  What's interesting is this event took place on 2022-05-26 and this news is only being released now.

Edit: al they have only recently been sabre rattling against Australia.  There was a big tizzy a few months ago when the Solomon Islands allowed China to setup bases there. 

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Re: South China Sea Heats Up
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2022, 01:15:26 PM »
CNN reported this as a 'chaffing' hahaha
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Re: South China Sea Heats Up
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2022, 01:21:36 PM »
^Sometimes my bum bum gets chaffed. 

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Re: South China Sea Heats Up
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2022, 01:42:27 PM »
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Re: South China Sea Heats Up
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2022, 02:06:50 PM »
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Re: South China Sea Heats Up
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2022, 08:55:12 PM »
When your P-8 gets chaffed, it can be serious. It makes it hard for them to penetrate very deeply into unwanted airspace. And being Aussie makes it very painful down under. A warm bath would probably help.
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Re: South China Sea Heats Up
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2022, 07:39:07 AM »
...and nearby in the Gulf of Thailand:  China secretly building naval facility in Cambodia
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Re: South China Sea Heats Up
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2022, 08:09:27 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2022, 09:35:01 AM »
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Re: South China Sea Heats Up
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2022, 10:38:19 AM »
Probably just a new Cruise Ship Terminal for the Chinese people to do a little gambling and sight-seeing after recovering from the Covid pandemic. Nothing to see here...move along, move along.  ::)
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Re: South China Sea Heats Up
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2022, 11:06:54 AM »
I wonder how Vietnam is taking this activity by China in Cambodia?  Cambodia has always been (in recent years) Vietnams punching bag for expansion. 

By China building a base there stops Vietnam from getting too strong in the area. 

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Re: South China Sea Heats Up
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2022, 08:57:21 PM »
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