Sunday, October 20, 2013

Philippines calling for Uncle Sam’s help

Philippines calling for Uncle Sam’s help

It was around 1992 when the Philippines voted to throw the United States military out of their country.  Now some twenty-one years later they want Uncle Sam (United States of America) to return.  Some background: 

Some years ago when the Communist government in China started building up and modernizing their military their neighbors in Asia were concerned.  To alleviate the fears of their neighbors the commies stated their military buildup was purely for peace. 

The problem is China’s neighbors thought they meant “peace,” when what they really meant was “piece.”  A piece of the Philippines (Scarborough Shoal).  A piece of Vietnam (territorial waters off Vietnam).  A piece of Japan (the Senkaku Islands).  A piece of India (invading the border region between the two nations).      

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea – UNCLOS, establishes a 200 mile Exclusive Economic Zone – EEZ, off the coast of nations out to the sea. 

However the commies in China have a different interpretation of reality.  They are ignoring the EEZ’s established by the United Nations and established their own zone claiming virtually all of the South China Sea.  They are blatantly violating the EEZ’s of Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, and the Philippines.  With the Spratly Islands belonging to the Philippines, the commies are claiming these islands also.

The Scarborough Shoal within the Philippine EEZ has been forcibly stolen by the Chinese.  This land / water grab has ruined the livelihood of many Filipinos in the Western Philippines.  The government of the Philippines allowed China’s aggressive, bully behavior according to the article (link below) because China’s military is too massive.  The peaceful or piece-full commie military with evil sinister designs on their neighbors.  Remember, commies never make good neighbors.      

Because of the commies belligerent behavior the Philippine is negotiating with the USA to increase American’s naval force in the region.  The Philippine will allow the U.S. Navy to use current Philippine navy bases rather than establishing USA bases on the islands.   

Articles about China’s aggressive bully behavior in the South China Sea and towards the Philippines:

Related article:

Article concerning USA Navy in the Philippines:

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea:

Article referenced about Filipino fishermen:

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