Spratley Islands: Next Flashpoint in Asia?




 
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November 28th, 2004  
Brotchador
 
 

Topic: Spratley Islands: Next Flashpoint in Asia?


The Spratley Islands is thought to be the next flashpoint in Asia, with China, The Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Brunei laying claim to all or part of the island group. All, except Brunei have stationed troops on "their" island/s. It is believed to be an oil rich chain of islands aside from it's natural gas deposit.

China and Vietnam have crossed swords before over them, China being the largest and possesing the largest military force in the region (as well as the world for that matter) is seen as a bully and is rewarded with the hate of most of it's neighbors.

Do you think this would lead to another war? even a limited one at that?
November 28th, 2004  
Brotchador
 
 
For a brief backgrounder, here are some links....


http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/...pg.html#Issues

www.american.edu/TED/SPRATLY.HTM
November 28th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
Had this topic before, add your stuff to this:

http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...hlight=spratly
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November 28th, 2004  
Brotchador
 
 
Sorry.....