‘South China Sea dispute: Chinese missiles in Paracels, says Fox
Feb. 17 (Sydney Morning Herald) --
Fairfax exclusive, May 2015: China puts weapons on its new artificial islands
The Chinese military has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system to one of its contested islands in the South China Sea, Fox News reported, citing new civilian satellite imagery.’
And little Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is telling the Chinese to stop reclamation and construction work in the Chinese islands. Who does she think she is, the Foreign Minister of the Empire?’
China should use the provocations by the Americans as a legitimate reason to militarise the South China Sea in the same way the Americans are using freedom of navigation to justify their military presence in the region. China cannot let the Americans threaten its sovereignty and appear weak and do nothing when confronted by the American missile destroyers. No country would back out and do nothing in the face of foreign military intimidation. The Americans are using freedom of navigation to for military intervention. The Chinese should thank the Americans for the provocations as the reason to militarise and defend the islands. They should move in more military hardware to match the American ships and aircraft in the region.
What China is doing is purely defensive in nature. The missiles are to protect the islands from being attacked, unlike the B52s, F22s and missile destroyers deployed by the Americans. Compare these to the militarization of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, Guam and many other Pacific Islands by the Americans, the Chinese action is legitimate and non aggressive in nature. The Americans are deploying offensive weapons in Diego Garcia to control the Indian Ocean and India is hapless and could not do anything, and in other Pacific Islands as well as military bases in South Korea, Japan, Australia, the Philippines and other South East Asian countries. They are moving all their big guns into the region for war. And China must to everything it can to defend against the Americans should the Americans start to attack China or Chinese islands in the South China Sea.
The American military allocations into the region is many times more hostile and offensive than the North Koreans sending satellites into space. The latter is a peaceful and commercial mission. What the Americans are doing is preparation for war, to attack China and North Korea but harping about peace and not to raise tension.
China must intensify its military build up in the South China Sea and prepare to defend them or face an American attack like the Japanese attacking the British colonies in WW2. The Americans are the provocateurs, the aggressors, the invaders. The Chinese are the defenders, defending their own territories.