Friday, December 13, 2013

USS Cowpens.

This is coolbert:

"Get out of our way Yankee!"

Some call it freedom of the seas.

Others would call it a push. Next comes the shove.

China, the South China Sea, etc. NO WHERE else other than Freeper did I see this news item covered.

NOR has anything like this occurred at least to my knowledge since the coldest days of the Cold War. The ubiquitous Soviet trawler interfering with U.S. naval aircraft carrier operations.

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

"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."

. . . .

"According to the officials, the run-in began after a Chinese navy vessel sent a hailing warning and ordered the Cowpens to stop. The cruiser continued on its course and refused the order because it was operating in international waters."

"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."

Mr. Bill Gertz reporting in this instance. Mr. Gertz a man we are familiar with for better or worse.

Somewhere below the waters too in the near vicinity there are several nuclear submarines American and Chinese both jockeying for position, also testing resolve and determination? I might suspect so.

This sort of stuff can get serious and fast.

Keep your hat on one and all.


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