Hey, Washington, Stay Out Of The South China Sea---It's None Of Your Damn Business!

On September 30, a US Navy destroyer, the USS Decatur, sailed within 12 miles of the Gaven and Johnson reefs in the South China Sea’s Spratly Islands. Twelve miles being the “territorial waters” limit set by the UN’s 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Decatur was met and warned off by a Chinese destroyer.

The Decatur had no legitimate business in those waters. It was there for one and only one purpose: To rattle the US saber in a continuing domestic propaganda campaign for “containment” of Chinese “expansionism,” (read: “Keep spending lots of money on the US Navy”).

 

 

https://original.antiwar.com/thomas-knapp/2018/10/07/the-us-makes-one-too-many-parties-to-the-spratly-spat/

 

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