US ‘Asserts Their Right’ Sailing Warship Past Disputed Islands In South China Sea

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The US have taken tensions with China to a new high by “asserting their right” to sail warships past disputed islands in the South China Sea.

A guided-missile destroyer sailed near the Chinese-claimed islands in a move that is expected to escalate tensions between the two sides amid a growing trade war.

Tensions between China and the US have been rising on multiple fronts, as the two nations clash on military power, trade and cyber-warfare.

Press TV reports: The close pass took place on Sunday, when the USS Decatur guided-missile destroyer traveled within 12 nautical miles of Gaven and Johnson Reefs in the Spratly Islands, an unnamed US official told Reuters.

This is the latest in a series of similar missions by the US to stop what it calls China’s plans to limit “freedom of navigation” in the strategic waters, which acts as a gateway to about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade each year.

While China has repeatedly denied the US claim, the official said Washington had no plans to stop the missions.

“We conduct routine and regular freedom-of-navigation operations, as we have done in the past and will continue to do in the future,” the US official said.

Two US Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China in May.

China’s sovereignty claims have been disputed by other countries surrounding the sea, namely Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Washington has also criticized Beijing’s construction of artificial islands in the region as an attempt to further influence movement in the sea.

Beijing, however, says the islands – some of which host an array of military equipment from radars to missile systems– serve a merely defensive purpose in the country’s military strategy.

The latest taunting move by the US Navy comes at a time that relations between the US and China are particularly tense due to what US President Donald Trump has called Beijing’s unfair trade policy.

He has also accused Beijing of blocking US investment and stealing US intellectual property.

Under this pretext, Trump has slapped high tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. Beijing has hit back with retaliatory duties on $50 billion of US products.

Friction between the world’s two biggest economies hit a new high last week, when Trump accused China of seeking to interfere in the upcoming US congressional elections in early November.


  1. Most EVIL ZioMasonic NATO-US/IS(IS)ra*l regimes want to conquer politically/economically/militarily the whole FIVE major OCEANS! Luckily, we have brave CHINA, IRAN and RUSSIA to counter such ZNWO!

    To get to the South China Sea with such large US Warships – they would have to travel through the Indian Ocean, then through the Lombok Strait, into the Java Sea, or through the Srait of Makassar in Sulawesi, and ultimately to the South China Sea.

    And I suspect, this is related to the Earthquakes/Tsunamis in Indigenous Malay Sasak Muslim-dominated Lombok and Indigenous Malay Bugis-dominated Sulawesi – where they are suspected to be caused by mini NUKLEAR explosion in the ultra-deep TRENCHES of the Java Sea, near by the ultra-deep Lombok Strait (useful for NATO/US/IS(IS)ra*l deep Nuclear Submarines and the wider Strait of Makassar (also useful for NATO/US/IS(IS)ra*l large warships towards the Sulu Sea, and further towards the South China Sea!

    And now, ZioMasonic NA*O-IS(IS)ra*l will be able to control the 3 major STRAITS towards South China Sea; Melaka-Lombok-Makassar Straits – whilst mass murdering as many Indigenous Malay Muslims, including through man-made Tsunamis/Earthquakes as they could, in the ancient and beautiful MALAY ARCHIPELAGO (which was broken up by the ZioMasonic Western powers into so-called modern nation-states)!

    See – Asia Tsunami Proved Biggest War Crime in History, Tsunami Part Two. Copyright Joe Vialls, 24 February 2005 (the bravest Joe Vialls mysteriously died of ‘heart attack’ soon after this ZNWO nuclear-Tsunami’s
    exposure , in 2005).

    • General Election is also coming up soon in Indonesia – and pro-NATO/US/IS(IS)ra*l Jokowi’s regime is not to be trusted! Look at the Tsunami warning, NOT given by the local or Federal Indonesian police/authority to the most unfortunate and betrayed Sulawesi Population (the warning system is managed by the Fed Govt)! See –

      Sulawesi tsunami warning failed on ‘last mile’ – German geosciences centre,

      By Reuters – October 1, 2018

      • See also, how Scientists are completely puzzled by such unexpected mega Sulawesi Tsunami, see –

        Why Sulawesi’s tsunami is puzzling scientists

        By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent

        BBC News

        1 October 2018

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