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Chinese Naval Vessel Tries to Force U.S. Warship to Stop in International Waters

Chinese Naval Vessel Tries to Force U.S. Warship to Stop in International Waters

Landing ship sailed dangerously close to U.S. guided missile cruiser

BY: Bill Gertz
December 13, 2013 5:00 am

A Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided missile warship to stop in international waters recently, causing a tense military standoff in the latest case of Chinese maritime harassment, according to defense officials.

The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens, which recently took part in disaster relief operations in the Philippines, was confronted by Chinese warships in the South China Sea near Beijing’s new aircraft carrier Liaoning, according to officials familiar with the incident.

“On December 5th, while lawfully operating in international waters in the South China Sea, USS Cowpens and a PLA Navy vessel had an encounter that required maneuvering to avoid a collision,” a Navy official said.

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OK..I got this figured out!!!

The Chinese have this new super-fantastic carrier, and the US Navy wants a closer look...so they fired up the HAARP machine to create a super-typhoon, then volunteer to go in and "help" in the aftermath... and just happen to stroll past on the trip home! That all makes sense to me!!

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

I wonder how a guided missile Cruiser

was of any help to the Philippines?
War mongering bastards.

The Washington carrier group was dispatched

along with numerous supply ships and the hospital ship Mercy. Lacking cruiser and battleship support (and no mention of the at least one sub which normally accompanies a carrior group) this outfit was in fact lightly defended. There would be more than 3 destroyers accompanying this group in international waters.

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The driver was probably texting on his cell phone and didn't

see the cowpens.


honest mistake...


Cowpens.. I remember hearing about Cowpens before.. YEP..

I think it has been said billions of times since the boat was first invented, some are not lucky ships.. like the Titanic.. some ships for one reason or another, are "cursed".

So look at what wiki has to say about Cowpens http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Cowpens_(CG-63)

and don't you winder, why did Obama, who is destroying our military as rapidly as it is possible in stealth.. sending the Cowpens to the Philipines to "help" and then sending her through what seems to be a dispute the Chinese want to make?

God Bless the U.S.S. Cowpens and bring her crew home safely!!!!

I think that the USS Cowpens

I think that the USS Cowpens is but one of many cow pens that the US has deployed to keep her cows in their pens.

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seems the Philipines didn't have many cow pens left after the typhoons.. so I don't know.

Oh dear!

> Obama, who is destorying our military as rapidly as it is possible in stealth...

Will you also cheer with the Republicans when the government's military starts killing us?

Correction: Does this mean that you're also cheering *since* they have started killing us?

I don't see it happening like that

That's what started the Free Syrian Armey, the Syrian troops who refused to take orders from Assad to shoot protesters...

I think it will be more an international operation.

Will I cheer? No. That's why I got in the GOP, as Ron Paul invoted me, to face those who would do this and work to change their course, as Ron Pauls says, "they have lost their way".

That's a mightly weak excuse...

I haven't heard Ron Paul parroting the GOP propaganda about "Obama destroying the military." As I understand it, Ron Paul talks about cutting military spending.

It makes you wonder....

Is Granger 12 years old, a foreigner with English as a second language, drunk, or a government employee?

I guess

If your 12 years old, a foreigner with English as a second language, drunk, or a government employee, you might wonder those things.

now that, was funny!

wordplay suits you well love.
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oh dear, what ever shall I do? will her BMW make up my steep driveway?
what if her heels get caught up in the rocks?
this will never do!
OK, I know what to do. first thing that I am going to do is... click my heels threes times..
spin around and proclaim.

I am NOT in Kansas anymore!


Tell you what you can do works even better

oh,. you know my secret!

that is what I do for a living!
and all this time you thought that I had a real job...

Excuse? How so??

So what you haven't Ron Paul parroting propeganda about Obama destroying the military?

defense cuts http://www.factcheck.org/2012/11/is-obama-to-blame-for-lockh...

low down

1. Militarism is not defense.
2. The "fact check" article you link says that any cuts in military spending are
(a) NOT due to Obama.
(b) NOT "stealth" in any way, but the result of
bipartisan deficit reduction efforts.

Um, that is, the article pretty much refutes your GOP propaganda.

So that's what about Ron Paul not parroting the lies of the GOP. He doesn't parrot them because they are lies.

Are militas defense?

Should have I said enforced by Obama? military cuts are a fact. There are cuts. FACT.
Not Stealth.. ok.. should I have said, "Not highly reported in the MSM"?

There ARE military cuts. Fact.

The GOP is a political arena with a MSM mouth.

Chew on the cuts you apparently had no clue about.

Granger, I think you were wrongfully downvoted... But...

You make a good point about Obama sending the ship into a sensitive area, where the story would be written to actually make the US look weaker, and China look strong. Obama is definitely a globalist, Marxist, aiding the 'enemy', not to be trusted.

The issue about 'Military Budget Cuts' is very misleading. First off, we (America) spend more $ on defense than any 2 other nations on earth combined. But we are not spending it efficiently!!! Spending more money does not necessarily translate to better defense.
In fact, when it is allocated poorly, it weakens the nation militarily, and economically.

And yes, citizens' MILITIAS in every locality would be the best possible defense, from ANY type of invasion or attempted takeover. Whether it be by our own corrupted government, or foreign militaries, or both.

You make an excellent point Granger, when you say that the invasion/takeover/martial-law/etc. will not be just an exercise of US government power, but it will be an international thing, complete with foreign troops who are already training on our soil.

An unknown, but significant number of American troops/commanders will likely defect from the NWO forces, joining patriots in the fight for the constitutional republic. It is likely that these suspected 'loyalists' to the US Constitution are seeing the brunt of the down-sizing while NWO-loyal forces like DHS, etc. are getting the lion's share of the money.

The issue, is HOW the money is allocated! It sure isn't being allocated to citizens' militias, as per Amend. II & article 1 sect. 8 of the US Constitution.

I don't trust Obama one bit, and believe he is purposely weakening America's military capability and readiness. Bush & Obama started this by getting US bogged down in long, difficult foreign wars of aggression, fighting ideological guerilla forces on their home soil. This is why Rome eventually fell, among other reasons like an inflated, increasingly FIAT currency.

That said, with someone like Ron Paul as POTUS, we could spend 1/4 what we do now, not needlessly invade other countries, abide the 2nd Amendment and Constitution, and have the safest, freest nation on earth.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Thank you lawmanjed

in related news that I'd like to share with you, because we have a simular interest.. I've been studying this seperation Netanyahu is taking with the USA.. it's not over Iran as MSM wants us to believe, not that Israel doesn't have issues with Iran, but it's interesting that the US and the UK are boycotting Israel products.. Asia, China, India.. RUSSIA (I kid you not) are excited and heavily investing..


Listen to this vid: http://israelseen.com/2013/12/10/why-are-there-so-many-start...

Israel is the gate to Asia, Africa and Europe.. and it appears to me, they are willing to close the gate on the UN.. (who is working very hard to suck them in with US "peace talks" being an example (did you see Obama's talk about that? He admits we're dependent on Israel).. they just became the 21st country to be part of CERN (nothing to do with the UN),, and it appears Netanyahu is liking the LOVE and $$$$ he is getting from China.. talk about cash flow.. or cash cow.

Personally.. I think America has been addicted to Israeli tech.. and MIC.. and because of the freedom in Israel.. I think we may see Israel tell the US.. "Later", and they will fit China, India and Russia for decades.. we have no idea what we are about to lose.

Damn good thing Americans love FEMA Palestine because that's what we're gonna get if folks don't wake up.

Then a Chinese tank landing

Then a Chinese tank landing ship sailed in front of the Cowpens and stopped, forcing the Cowpens to abruptly change course in what the officials said was a dangerous maneuver.

Could have been worse. Imagine if the landing ship had deployed it's tanks!

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WOW!! .......No Sh*t!

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True sailing is dead! Legs furiously pumping...

In mute nostril agony.


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