South China Sea Heats Up

Started by ArizonaTank, June 06, 2022, 02:04:27 PM

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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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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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W8taminute

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. 

Gusington

CNN reported this as a 'chaffing' hahaha
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^Sometimes my bum bum gets chaffed. 

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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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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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W8taminute

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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