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|Larry Faraon, OP|
China is provoking us of course, very obviously by rowing in additional fishing and naval military escort vessels in the contested Scarborough Shoal. But is China provoking us to fire the first shot, drawing us into a lopsided war, where easily the Chinese could win without batting an eyelash and the Filipinos dying in self-effacement as heroes in a country where heroism and patriotism have fainted? Will P-Noy sound the war alarm? No, China is not provoking us into a war because it knows perfectly that we cannot draw first blood from our anemic blood streams.
It is actually provoking us to rush to the United States of America so that the latter would reveal its plans or at least to get a glimpse of Uncle Sam’s possible reaction and course of action to such aggression toward an ally.
The strategic battle is on between the US and China as the regional control of the Asia Pacific region remains an obsession for both giant hegemonist nations..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune