Originally posted by @sonhouse
Don't know why you would bring up the ten million statement when we both know you were right months ago. You really think the Philippines are not going to be worried about a base right in the middle of international waters? They also have an airbase there, one helicopter can do untold damage if it came to that and clearly most probably won't but the capabi ...[text shortened]... hate the US with all your heart.
Don't worry, you aren't the only one, join the large crowd.
"The Chinese are after SOMETHING."
If so, it's NOT invading the Philippines or occupying Manila, as Sonhouse absurdly implied.
Sonhouse shows no comprehension of China's realistic capabilities or aims.
These islands (under Japan's de facto control) are claimed by Japan, the People's Republic
of China, AND the Republic of China (Taiwan). Japan has undertaken unilateral actions
to reinforce its claims. While the USA does not have an official position on sovereignty,
in practice it evidently supports Japan's claim and presumably would fight for it.
Like many Americans here whose ignorance and nonsense gets exposed, Sonhouse
resorts to waving the US flag and attempting to demonize his critics as 'anti-American'.
In his apparent zeal to promote Sinophobia, Sonhouse could use more 'Yellow Peril' tropes.
The Yellow Peril ...is a racist color-metaphor that is integral to the xenophobic theory of
colonialism: that the peoples of East Asia are a danger to the Western world.
As a psycho-cultural perception of menace from the East, fear of the Yellow Peril was
more racial than national, a fear derived, not from concern with a specific source of danger,
from any one country or people, but from a vaguely ominous, existential fear of the vast,
faceless, nameless horde of yellow people opposite the Western world."