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US B-52 bombers snub China air defense zone, fly over disputed islands

26.11.2013 15:37

Two US military B-52 bombers flew over territorially-disputed islands in the East China Sea without informing China, while two of Japan’s largest airlines also refused to comply with the rules of Beijing’s newly set up air defense zone.

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gabriel k 07.02.2014 22:24

Time to shoot down an American aircraft,and i will bet everything i own that the Americans will not retaliate..the Americans have been on a BLUFFING campaign for quite sometime,it is about time someone call them on it.


Yap Chong Yee 05.12.2013 13:50

I believe when China imposed this air exclusion zone she has already factored in USA's involvement and anticipated US supporting Japan; the US & Japan must therefore be very foolish if they expect China to concede; that will not happen. The question for the US & Japan should therefore be IS CHINA OUT TO PICK A FIGHT ! I think China believes that this is the right time to settle this !


John Sayar 05.12.2013 05:27

[quote name='Christopher Ketcham' time='04.12.2013 19:22']F The B-52s were a message to China that it's crossed a dangerous warning line with the US and should mark it's next step with caution."[/quot e]

The united states of america trying to join almost every single bloody battle. US is in debt and people dont trust obama you think they should be worring over other people bums while they cant even support there own problems. I mean come on they care more about others then their own bloody citizens of the united states


Easyflyer K 29.11.2013 01:19

President Obozo provoked China by flying B52 Diaoyu Island is childish and stupid. Obozo just wants to show the world the U. S. is the number bully in the world. Hope China do not over-react for this situation. Japan is preparing to repeat its WWII acts again. And the U. S. action will further encourage it.


shawn 28.11.2013 11:14

LE FONG 27.11.2013 18:19

Thanks to America for doing the right thing!


Thanks for rapin-g your ladies...thanks for making you forget your culture and identity ... thanks for making you follow their doctorine.....and thanks for making you believe them?


shawn 28.11.2013 11:11

Gerd 28.11.2013 06:10

The main question is why Australia has something to say to it ,have say not enough eggs in their face?
Did the big shots have not a look at the map,what it means to support a new conflict ,wher the Austr. armee will be the first to" with them" even without request from the US/Japan.
Better all should be seen first Nanging Museum or have at least one month visit to China ,which will change their opinion in drastic ways.


Ausi are the poo of USA dogs. They will try to stink the place even when the USA has left...


james 28.11.2013 06:43

isa desperate to survive trying new tactics in the pacific ,but CHINA its not libia or shiria or irak


Donald T.M. 28.11.2013 04:36

Not so long ago, the US was meddling in Syria, almost started the WW3, now they itching in Asia disputed Islands. Where they´re gonna go next????


Aja Hannuman 28.11.2013 00:32

You people DO realize that both China AND America are corrupt right? and that these regimes care nothing for individuals like you or I, care nothing about our rights. Why side with China OR America? Both acts reported here are acts of the regimes and simple sabre-rattling, not acts that represent the people, and both Countries need to answear for their war crimes.


Laury Liu 28.11.2013 00:23

Test of resolve. It was going to happen one way or the other, but definitely much sooner than anyone imagined. The key is see what PRC gonna eventually put as enforcement in these areas especially as more of these bogus light up the radars. My guess is they are waiting to see how everyone reacts to it, especially after meeting Biden and Vice PM of Korea then tweak it accordingly.


Aja Hannuman 28.11.2013 00:21

Ian Sauders: How is arbitrarily declaring airspace as well as water space and land, even though this land is still disputed and more likely Japans based off of recent WWII history, and then following up with unwarranted naval drills to block off Japanese access to those waters showing any kind of restraint? Horary for China because they had the guts NOT to fire back? You shouldn't praise them, they were egging on Japan AND the US. China knows it's pushing its weight around and it's rocking the boat of the entire pacific. China never made noise about these empty islands until the US decedied to give it back to Japan.


Darryl Hetherington 27.11.2013 22:50

LE FONG 27.11.2013 18:16

The stupid Beijing’s air defense zone is just another evil act from the pirate of China. This is disturbing peace in the whole area.


Br ainwashed Taiwanese or HK America Lover - Provocation- An act of aggression not tolerated


Steven Severn 27.11.2013 21:42

Blatant US-led provocative brinksmanship aiming to call China's bluff. Wonder if China has enough resolve and backbone to slap the US? It would certainly please a lot of people globally to see China stand up to the world's current Nazis.

Yet isolating China by provoking a violent response would lead inevitably to the new cold war the US desperately seeks to prevent China from usurping the US as the global superpower...

Bit of a dilemma. Humiliation or estrangement from the West.


LE FONG 27.11.2013 18:19

Thanks to America for doing the right thing!


LE FONG 27.11.2013 18:16

The stupid Beijing’s air defense zone is just another evil act from the pirate of China. This is disturbing peace in the whole area.


ian sauders 27.11.2013 15:54

Bravo to Beijing for restraint, avoiding an incident. This is not good for Western diplomacy trying to provoke a negative from China. Ai man, what is wrong with this world? Are we so divided along geographic lines to provoke the worst in human nature?


ian sauders 27.11.2013 15:43

Why provoke Beijing with a fly-over? Isn't the act in itself an act of aggression?


matahari 27.11.2013 14:35

One more stupid and arrogant act to add to Obama's litany of stupid war mongering acts. Maybe the next time he sents another B-24 to China's ADIZ, Beijing will authorize its shoot down. What Obumma has done is to display pig headed hypocrisy and pure arrogance. Beijing should send its aircraft into the US's aircraft identification and see how they respond. Announce publicly in advance Beijing's intention to ignore US's rules. Washington will probably have to shut up and put up with it. Not much other choice.

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