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General Category => General Comments => Topic started by: Pete at Home on June 29, 2016, 08:23:32 AM

Title: US & UK just undermined any resistance to Chinese imperialism in South China Sea
Post by: Pete at Home on June 29, 2016, 08:23:32 AM
China cites US and UK imperial behaviors during the 19th century to justify it's grotesque imperialistic seizure of thousands of kilometers of islands and international waters; indeed, the PRC contests just about every border that it has.  Until now, we could respond that the 19th century expansionism occurred before the advent of the United Nations, and that we lived under a different rule of law now.

Well tell that to the Chago Islanders, who we screwed out of their home in the 1960s, promising that they could return, and then just yesterday, told that they could never return.

Why do I put a UK Supreme Court decision on the US?  Because we are renting and occupying the main Chagos island.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-36659976