Saturday, July 28, 2012

Illegal Settlements?

China is staking out claims to the South China Sea by simply deeming it a city.

Neighbors don't like this:

China's move to base troops on a disputed island in the South China Sea has raised concerns about a possible military confrontation in an area where China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, Brunei and the Philippines all have competing claims.

China's newest city and military garrison is on an island that also is claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan, at a time of increasing tension over mineral and transport rights in the South China Sea.

I don't suppose the sainted international community will condemn and ostracize China for illegally settling disputed territory.

No. Never mind.

During the last Summer Olympics, Russia got to grab some territory from Georgia during the pageantry celebrating internationalist cooperation and good will. Is this the event that shows it is China's turn?

Since when are the Olympics the sign we need to go to DEFCON 3?