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Old 09-06-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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Submarines.
Unless they have the new "mole man" type submarines that can tunnel through earth....nobody is getting through the Suez canal or past the straights of gibraltar without the USA navy knowing about it.

Especially not the Chinese subs which are still wayyyyy behind even the Russians in terms of quality.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
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maybe they are going to support assad?
Really, why would they support either? Supporting either side in an Islamic civil war seems pretty...moronic. I don't think the Chinese are dumb.

Maybe they will just go in and take over themselves, make Syria a Chinese colony. Might be the best outcome.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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Unless they have the new "mole man" type submarines that can tunnel through earth....nobody is getting through the Suez canal or past the straights of gibraltar without the USA navy knowing about it.
very true.

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Especially not the Chinese subs which are still wayyyyy behind even the Russians in terms of quality.
uhm, the chinese bought their subs from the russians.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Debka isn't the most reliable source. They'll publish any rumor as fact. Sometimes they have it right, and sometimes they don't.

The bottom line is that you can't count on anything you read there being true until you can verify it through a separate, credible source.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:47 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Obama should give back the peace prize.
Because the Chinese land a ship?

Isn't that the same sort of non-sequitur logic that led to us invading/occupying a nation that had nothing to do with attacking us?
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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Unless they have the new "mole man" type submarines that can tunnel through earth....nobody is getting through the Suez canal or past the straights of gibraltar without the USA navy knowing about it.

Especially not the Chinese subs which are still wayyyyy behind even the Russians in terms of quality.

Haha.
Don't be so sure.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...red-faced.html
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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How on Earth do you deploy a number of warships "in secret"??? In this day and age of satellite photography, heat-plume detection, electronic intercepts etc.?
Maybe because we buy access to thier sattlites.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: In an indoor space
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Obama should give back the peace prize.
Obama doesn't even "give" a darn about the American people, so don't hold your breath about him giving back the peace prize imo.

Will be interesting what part China will be with this Syria bs.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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yep, the chinese started with the russian kilo class subs, which are also extremely quiet when running on electric motors, especially below five knots.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: No Mask For Me
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Debka isn't the most reliable source. They'll publish any rumor as fact. Sometimes they have it right, and sometimes they don't.

The bottom line is that you can't count on anything you read there being true until you can verify it through a separate, credible source.
Like MSNBC or CNN?
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