Does war with China begin January 1? Boinky at Finest kind clinic and fish market writes this, and then links to Strategy Page:
Obama was reelected, so China figures they can get away busy pushing around it's neigbors, and has a new passport that includes the West Philippine sea and parts of India's territory on the pass port map of China.
From StrategyPage: The War with China begins on January 1.
December 5, 2012: The government is moving its new warships (retired American frigates and coast guard cutters) to offshore areas that China claims. That won’t be enough, because China already has many more warships is building over 40 new coast guard and navy patrol ships and boats. Plus, China has a growing number of navy patrol and combat aircraft. The Philippines needs a major ally, like the United States, to provide enough naval muscle to keep the Chinese from enforcing their new rules that will, starting January 1st, have Chinese naval patrols escorting, or expelling, foreign ships from most of the South China Sea. This includes offshore areas of the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Brunei and Vietnam that international law does not recognize as Chinese. Happy New Year to you too.
In other words, they are threatening not only our fishermen but the sea lanes.
Read more here: http://fkclinic.blogspot.com/2012/12/philippine-news.html