Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Is Hillary Clinton Going to Take Us to War with China?

Here is what is apparently a Chinese reporter planting a Chinese flag on some bit of disputed land in the massive South China Sea territory. Here is a Chinese hacker "planting" a Chinese flag on the website of the Philippines News Agency. Here are tit-for-tat pictures of people burning China's flag and people burning the flag of the Philippines. I would suggest to the Philippines that neighbors that have land disputes with China often end up in unhappy situations.

Also did you know that in 1951 we signed the "Mutual Defense Treaty Between the Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America"? It's true! Hillary Clinton was just over there a few months ago reaffirming it and stuff! Oh, hooray.

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Matt (#26)

Is this blog like a Lyndon Larouche pamphlet now or something?

I, for one, am glad we have Manny Pacquiao in our corner.

hman (#53)

AKA "The Hilla' in Manila"

Rex Manning Day (#6,873)

Good foreign policy analysis, you guys. Two thumbs up. Very insightful.

Multiphasic (#411)

I think "I shall return" scans quite well over SMS.

jfruh (#713)

The Spratley Islands are the Falklands of the '10s! (But more pointless, because nobody lives there, but MUCH MORE IMPORTANT because I think they're on a shitload of natural gas or something?)

oldtaku (#9,009)

Filipinos are craaaaaazy – most dangerous thing in the world is a Pinoy with a shotgun.

But otherwise they're stunningly polite – four at a four-way stop will wave each other on for minutes on end. Perhaps because they know someone might have a shotgun.

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