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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:53 PM
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Pentagon lodges official protest to China over refusing port entry for U.S. ships
Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Defense Department issued a formal protest to China on Wednesday over its refusal to permit a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to make a planned port visit to Hong Kong.

. . .

The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk and members of its strike group, including a nuclear submarine, were scheduled to dock in Hong Kong for a four-day visit. At the same time hundreds of sailors' families had flown to the city to spend the holiday with loved ones, dozens of Americans living in Hong Kong had prepared holiday meals for those without relatives.

Hong Kong has long been a favored port of call for the U.S. military but Beijing's approval has been required since July 1, 1997, when Britain handed this former colony back to China. Hong Kong's Marine Department, which handles logistic arrangements for ships docking in Hong Kong's deep-water port, said it had not received the documentation it normally would receive from other agencies clearing the arrival of foreign military ships.

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A nuclear submarine, aircraft carrier and a bunch of other warships show up unannounced, what else would a country do but refuse entry. Bush stomped around and ordered the Chinese foreign minister to the oval office for a good dressing down.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:51 PM
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1. Huh??? What is your comment at the end all about????????

A nuclear submarine, aircraft carrier and a bunch of other warships show up unannounced, what else would a country do but refuse entry. Bush stomped around and ordered the Chinese foreign minister to the oval office for a good dressing down.



Did you not read the article you posted?

The visit was ANNOUNCED. SCHEDULED IN ADVANCE.

See, that's why all the family members flew from JAPAN to HK--to spend THANKSGIVING with their loved ones, who were scheduled to make a port visit in HK.

This was all about the US getting pissed about crappy dog food, lead in toys, and general SHIT they send us.

It was a way of saying the Chinese are 'unhappy' because we object to being raped.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:27 PM
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2. It may have been all arranged between the US military and the US families
but did you see that last paragraph where China said it received no notice, no papers, no nothing about it from any US agency.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:49 PM
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3. No, it isn't a 'verbal' thing. It's done in writing. There's message traffic that
references it. If the harbormaster had a problem, all he would have had to do was pick up the phone and call the controlling clown in Beijing, whosoever that may be, to get an immediate clarification from the Chinese equivalent of our State Department.

The Kitty Hawk group had documentation, citations, references, everything they needed. I've no doubt they provided reference numbers to the harbormaster when they were given the stiff arm in the first place.

This HAD to be deliberate. HAD to be. That harbormaster was following orders, all right--orders to 'play dumb' so China could stick a thumb in our eye over the Thanksgiving holiday.

I say fuck China. Fuck 'em. We need to start getting more of our "gotta have" cheap shit from other economies, and if we have to help them along, so be it. Maybe we can actually promote reasonable manufacturing standards in new economies, rather than dealing with those jerks. Let them find other markets for their lousy shit!
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:09 PM
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5. Hard to understand why China would do this
on purpose when it gains them nothing and they now have to apologize.

In my mind China does nothing without a purpose and nothing has really happen lately for which China would feel it needed to embarrass the US.

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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:48 PM
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7. They were flipping us the 'bird'--the Thanksgiving bird, as it happened....
LOTS has happened with China lately, and none of it good:

Tainted PET food--they killed our dogs and cats! With crap laced with their exported gluten!!!

Lead in toys for children...and, yes, again, pets!!! What BAAAASTIDS!

Those aquadots for our youngsters, loaded with DATE RAPE drug!

All of those FAKE pharmaceuticals, phony pills colored with lead paint used to put stripes on roadways--no shitQ


China's got some economic challenges because our money is worth less and they have a lot of it, the Europeans are getting sick of their shit, and we're their Numbah One trading partner--though we may not be forever:

    "The fact that the Chinese currency is depreciating against the euro and appreciating against the dollar is creating a lot of problems for the European economy," said Mr Juncker. "We could have as a result protectionism occurring in Europe."

    Both sides at the summit emphasised they would work together on other issues such as climate change, and the European Investment Bank is to supply 500m ($743m, 356m) in credit for projects to help prevent or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22009806/
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hack89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:53 PM
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4. Port visits to hong Kong
are coordinated at the highest diplomatic levels - been like that since HK reverted to Chinese rule. The US Navy never arrives unannounced at a foreign port - it takes a lot of coordination.
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sistagoldilocks42 Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:18 PM
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6. THERE IS A NEW KID IN TOWN
China writes our checks. We are being relegated to a status minus cars, houses, jobs, education, health care etc. Change your government and constitution and change your life. Paper ballots only. You name it China has bitch slapped us since day one with that spy plane incident. China will not put up with garbage from the yanks. Now take your ship and go home to cry...LOL..You have to laugh or go crazy.
The writing is on the wall, "Persona non Grata"

Arrest, Impeach, Imprison in the Hague. America commits crimes against humanity and war crimes on a daily basis. This is global my fellow Americans. WAKE UP...put down the xanax and zoloft.

China funds the war criminal but does not have to put up with her whining. China played this one well, I may add. Criminal congress is an accomplice. Follow the money.

Military families continue to be humiliated.

IMAGINE GLOBAL PEACE

Hour of Decision

Love and "Light"
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