"kill a chicken to scare the monkeys".
As orignally reported in a Reuters special article as authored by David Lague and seen only yesterday in the Chicago Tribune very inflammatory and heated rhetoric as emanating fromn those senior military officer of the Chinese Peoples' Liberation Army [PLA].
The type of language as might have been heard from the time of Mao in the 1950's and 1960's or during the Korean and Vietnam war!!
A bellicose tone from those senior PLA military commanders most worrisome and must be taken seriously! Those disputed islands and contiguous waters of the South China Sea, the Paracels, Spratly, Scarborough, Sendaku/Daiyo the sovereignty issue high on the agenda!
"Special Report: China's military hawks take the offensive"
"January 17, 2013|David Lague | Reuters"
"Flames of the war ignited by fascist countries engulfed the whole region, and many places, including Darwin in Australia, were bombed." Ren
"prepare for conflict"
"short, sharp wars"
"we have decided that the U.S. is bluffing in the East China Sea" Dai Xu
"the three running dogs of the United States in Asia," [Vietnam, the Philippines and Japan] Dai Xu
"kill one, and it will immediately bring the others to heel." Dai Xu
"people's war at sea" Luo Yuan
"run like a rabbit" Zhang Zhaozhong [the United States running like a rabbit!]
"engulfed in the vast ocean of a people's war." Zhang Zhaozhong
That new Chinese leader Xi also a military man and the SON OF A MILITARY COMMANDER WHO SERVED UNDER MAO, THE LONG MARCH, THE INSURGENCY AND EVENTAUL VICTORY OF COMMUNISM, Xi described as a nationalist!
"China's new leader, Xi Jinping, begins to stamp his authority on the Communist Party and the military. Xi, the "princeling" son of late party leader, military commander and economic reformer Xi Zhongxun, has clearly signaled he will be a strong nationalist."
"Many places, including Darwin in Australia, were bombed." Ren obviously intentionally attempting to intimidate his Australian hosts in reaction to that recent decision to deploy and station an American U.S. Marine regimental size contingent in Darwin on a more or less permanent basis of concern to the Chinese.
And the monkeys are? Devoted readers to blog can decide for themselves.