US & China Warships “Nearly Collide”

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American and Chinese warships have “nearly collided” after an aggressive manoeuvre by a Chinese captain in the South China Sea.

America’s ridiculously named AEGIS cruiser the USS Cowpens was observing China’s hand-me-down carrier the Liaoning as it sailed through the South China Sea (virtually all of which is the subject of expansive and highly contested claims by China).

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One of the vessels screening the Chinese carrier, described as an amphibious assault ship, sailed towards the US vessel and cut across its path.

The move came brought the ship within several hundred metres of the Cowpens and forced it to make an emergency stop to avoid a potential collision.

Although the incident actually happened on the 5th of December as Sino-American tensions raged higher still as a result of China’s new ADIZ, the US apparently declined to make it public and the matter only came to light as a result of a leak by a US defence official.

The US official called the tactic “particularly aggressive” and “unhelpful in trying to increase cooperation between the two navies.”

China has not commented on the matter.


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    Comment by Chris
    00:44 15/12/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    ...And that's how China became a black smudge on the map.

    Avatar of Pyrus
    Comment by Pyrus
    04:28 15/12/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    No.
    This is how China became the 54nd state in the union behind Japan, North Korea, & Syria.
    Untold numbers of Chinese are hoping history repeats itself: Get in war with U.S.; Lose war with U.S.; Get nation rebuilt, restructured, & refinanced by U.S. and its allies; Live happily ever after.
    Some people think it actually happened that way with Japan, Germany, & Italy...

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    Comment by MoeMoeKyunBeam
    05:24 15/12/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I think you mixed up your Korea's

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    Comment by Pyrus
    11:11 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No, I meant the North. Just like China & Syria they will do & say junk that they know will make people want to conquer/destroy them just to be rid of the annoyance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:23 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude above has played too much Fallout.

    Comment by Anonymous

    And the previous 50 states turn into irradiated wasteland.

    With every little non-incident, more warmongering idiots crawl out of the woodworks. Tough on China... on the internet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:23 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty far fetched. A war between these two nations would only result in a lot of death & destuction with neither side ever "ownng" the other. Bpoth nations know this & would rather make money off of each other than fight a war.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:20 19/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    More like a wall of invasions by the US and a ton of failures lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:27 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You don't understand history: everyone who conquerors China becomes Chinese

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    12:39 16/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Slight correction:
    White Men + Black Slaves + Natives = Everything South of Texas.

    Avatar of Pyrus
    Comment by Pyrus
    11:16 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does that include the British? They seemed to have been controlling China at one point.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:07 16/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fairly sure you meant most countries in South America.

    White men + natives = mexicans!?

    Comment by Anonymous

    There is no 'chinese'. It's just a mongrel nation full of rape victim's descendants.

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    Comment by Pyrus
    04:56 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Meant to say 54th state. I'm my own grammar/spelling Nazi.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:06 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    bits of Shanghai that is, other bits were held by other western countries.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:05 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    well actually there was also Shanghai and a lease on Tientsin and some island somewhere, but Hong Kong dominated their direct stake in the area.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:03 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The British only controlled Hong Kong, and also had some economic rights.

    You're obviously trying, you're kind of right about the USA owning Japanese and German foreign policy for a while thanks to the economic help and forces defending them, but you need to go back to studying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:38 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Syria
    >not Israel

    this nigga serious?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:30 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, you won WWII due to pure luck and that imbecile Austrian's stupid decisions. Germany had the second strongest economy in the world in the years immediately prior to WWII, roughly at the level of the US. We certainly didn't need you to gain a higher standard of life economy-wise. And money-Jews alone don't buy you technological breakthroughs - your post-WWII strength is built entirely on German technology and fundamental research. Never forget that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:31 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nuclear weapons were deemed "low priority" by Hitler in 1941. One of the aforementioned many stupid decisions.

    The Sherman was all-around shitty, I can't believe you dared to mention that sorry excuse for a tank. And it was the result of a stupid doctrine, much like the lack of a semi-automatic carbine in the German army was. I'll give you the BAR, but then there's MP44 and FG42 (guess where your M60 came from). Doesn't matter anyway - all your oh-so-decent conventional armament, in addition to your vast numerical superiority (!), wasn't enough to even get close to a positive kill-ratio against Germany. Go figure.

    Regarding Paperclip, every single one of your initial ballistic missiles was developed by German engineers under Paperclip. You weren't even able to get a single fully domestically developed ballistic missile off the ground until 1957. You would have been behind in the cold war right from the start.

    But sure, go ahead, try to deny it. I'll make sure to LMAO at your pathetic squirms.

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    Comment by Pyrus
    11:37 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not our fault Hitler drove out Einstein and Oppenheimer and the rest. They were all the "German technology and fundamental research" we needed. Taking the rest was simply the spoils of war.

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    Comment by Pyrus
    13:18 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ 11:51
    No offense taken at my end. I'm sure Germany was capable of pulling itself together after WW2 on its own. But as it turns out, we Americans like to think we helped out a little & lots of other people in the world like to think so too.
    As for the arrogance part, just about everyone throughout history from tribe to city-state to empire to nation-state had gotten full of themselves a bit when they acquired, or felt they'd acquired, the lion's-share of economic, military, or political influence/power.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:33 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL @ 'arrogance'. You make a bitch statement about our entire 'prosperity' due to a bunch of defecting scientists and specialized rocketry research (because Oppenheimer and Tell not to mention Neumann were all german instead of doing all their important research and development in America) and you think getting mouthy with an attitude is a problem? Many german scientists not to mention even some part of the nazi party was backed via research support and financial backing from US.

    Not to mention US industry was paying out of pocket for all workers and soldiers while you were plundering all of europe and looting artifacts, pushing people in slave labor for the war effort. What's your excuse for losing to a nation had to travel half way around the world with out-of-the-line weapons?

    Your level of desperation cherry picking history and exaggeration reeks of wounded national pride asspain. Now you are stooping to the chinese level.

    Check yourself before spouting bullshit about 'all german fundamental resource'. Your delusional bitching is just like hitler when he was moaning about wonder weapons. I see the germans haven't grew up at all :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:51 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    09:34 There would have been no allied nuclear bomb without virtually exclusively German pre-war fundamental research.

    @Pyrus: the issue I took with your OP that compelled me to write my comment was that you made it seem like the US elevated Germany into the first world. In fact we were far better off economically in comparison to the other world powers pre-WWII than we are even now. Let alone being the very forefront of science (we're still somewhat part of it) and technology (not anymore).

    Don't misunderstand, we're quite thankful for being rid of the most vile dictatorship of modern history. But that arrogance Americans exhibit when talking about their current power is pissing me off. A bit more humility is in order here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:34 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL this bitch actually thinks operation paperclip 'revolutionized' anything. This kind of wishful thinking is done by those trying to convince themselves sliver of tangents is a legitimate ground to argue retarded shit.

    We sure didn't need german technology to build the nuclear weapons. Germans were lagging behind US in the nuclear problem which over 10,000 americans invested their effort into. Oh wait, those shermans, M1 Garand (vastly superior to other rifles), sturdy BAR and GM/FORD were all 'german'.

    Maybe if you bitched more, your infantile and childish bitching will come true :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:50 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    None of them live happily ever after, the debt currency of the US/Israel reserve mafia destroys a country over time. The currency is identical to a credit card. Every dollar you use has to get paid back, with added interest, fees, and debt accumulation. This is why Germany and Italy went to war, to remove the siphoning done by 'jewish owned counterfeiters.'

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    Comment by Pyrus
    11:28 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    From the viewpoint of many of the common citizenry of countries like China & North Korea, people in countries like Japan & Germany are living happily ever after. They'd love to have our political & economic problems in place of their current ones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:54 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The US will not declare war on China. Ever.
    The Chinese have enough nukes to make the world an uninhabitable frozen wasteland if they ever decided to detonate them. Launching is optional.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:47 16/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fukushima is killing the whole planet and the fools are playing with those silly toys for nothing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:26 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    haha fantasy from those who do not understand reality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:08 15/12/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Damn, they can't drive boats either.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:36 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess "the three O's" of driving also applies on the water.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:32 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    "America’s ridiculously named AEGIS cruiser"

    there you go again dipshit, how about doing some research before posting your anti-America bull.

    The aegis is a weapon's control system named after Athena's shield.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:46 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    aegisubs it's a software to edit subtitles

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:37 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "America’s ridiculously named AEGIS cruiser the USS Cowpens"
    Reading 3 more words helps, bro.

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    Comment by Conduit
    07:41 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon might want to learn to read before criticizing, the ship's name is, "Cowpens" which is indeed a ridiculous name.

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    Comment by Megas
    08:05 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Cheers to another uninformed idiot. The USS Cowpens is one of two US Navy ships named after the Battle of Cowpens (Rev War) which took place at Cowpens, SC in 1781. The town itself was mamed for the sheer number of small farms it had before the settlement established its name.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:27 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ridiculously named town -> ridiculously named battle -> ridiculously named boat.

    A ridiculous name ceases to be ridiculous if it's repeated often enough, right?

    Avatar of Conduit
    Comment by Conduit
    14:18 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    What Anon 11:27 said. A ridiculous name is ridiculous regardless of the history attached to it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:23 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Herp a derp.

    Revolutionay War Battle in the US. Read up on the name before ridiculing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cowpens

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:25 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now that's a ridiculously named battle...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:10 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    unless you know revolutionary war history...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:08 16/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you actually know Revolutionary War history; you would know that it started out as nothing more than petty terrorism.

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    Comment by Conduit
    14:15 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Even if you know revolutionary war history its still a ridiculous name.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:23 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Are you ready for nuclear war?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:09 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cowpens Ridiculously named huh...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:01 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Very much so.

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    Comment by Conduit
    14:21 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cowpens is a ridiculous name, regardless of its historic significance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:10 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    *sigh*
    Chinese pride is going to force it into a war that it cannot win.

    This is like that little chihuahua that won't shut up and keeps nipping at the pitbull's feet. The pit is quiet, for now... but when it's finally annoyed enough...YELP!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:04 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, majority of the world is looking for someone to put the pitbull back into the pen, in case you have been living under a rock for the past three decades.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:53 19/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well it won't be the Chinese that do it, they haven't got the balls.






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