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Pentagon chief says China expects "serious consequences" due to "militarization" in disputed islands

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During a discussion forum in California, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter stated that "the United States is closely following Chinese militarization in the area of ​​disputed islands." We are talking about the Diaoyu Islands (Senkaku), which are challenged by China and Japan, as well as other small archipelagoes that, besides China, are territorially claimed by Vietnam, Brunei, the Philippines and Malaysia. According to Carter, "China’s actions could lead to serious risks in the area of ​​disputed islands."


Pentagon chief says China expects "serious consequences" due to "militarization" in disputed islands


The head of the Pentagon at the same time said that "the United States will continue to monitor" the situation in areas of disputed islands in the South China Sea, and added that for China "its actions can have serious consequences." This writes the news agency TASS.

What “serious consequences” Mr. Carter spoke about are not reported, however, it is reported that Carter called the US monitoring actions “fit into the norms of international law”. But at the same time, the US Secretary of Defense forgot to add that according to the US Constitution for Washington, there are no norms of international law, and the entire policy is based solely on the American legal system, which protects, of course, exclusively American interests.
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  1. Balagan
    Balagan 2 March 2016 15: 23
    20
    Most likely, these serious consequences will remain words.
    1. Vend
      Vend 2 March 2016 15: 25
      29
      Quote: booth
      Most likely, these serious consequences will remain words.

      As if this did not result in serious consequences for the United States. Which is more likely. Mattress makers continue verbiage, hoping to scare someone.
      1. Major Yurik
        Major Yurik 2 March 2016 15: 34
        26
        This head of the pentagon again confused Ramsey, does not follow the bazaar, all the scarecrows are strewing around. He sits down on two nuclear powers, the seats aren’t enough, but adventures on it can be acquired easily! am
        1. Pravdarm
          Pravdarm 2 March 2016 15: 47
          +2
          China: "Yes, he went ...! And the consequences there too!" - x / f "Revolver"
          The head of the Pentagon said that China will face "serious consequences"
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 2 March 2016 16: 24
            +4
            The Pentagon intends to play its national card in the region - by the hands of the Japanese! Namely, Washington will threaten peace in the region around the disputed islands with the support of militarists and revanchists in Japan itself.
            1. cniza
              cniza 2 March 2016 16: 27
              +4
              Quote: Tatiana
              The Pentagon intends to play its national card in the region - by the hands of the Japanese! Namely, Washington will threaten peace in the region around the disputed islands with the support of militarists and revanchists in Japan itself.


              Why can't they sit at home? in every barrel this USA plug, after all has already accumulated on the whole planet ...
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        2. Pirogov
          Pirogov 2 March 2016 15: 51
          +3
          Quote: Major Yurik
          This head of the pentagon again confused Ramsey, does not follow the bazaar, all the scarecrows are strewing around. He sits down on two nuclear powers, the seats aren’t enough, but adventures on it can be acquired easily! am

          Exactly look at what immortal Yankees, when Russia and China will arrange problems for these bastards.
          1. 79807420129
            79807420129 2 March 2016 15: 57
            11
            Well, yes, yes, it directly frightened China to the point of trembling, I also found a world gendarme, Carter actually needs to heal his head, lately it has been nonsense like a nonsense, and yet the Minister of Defense is all the same.
            1. Lelek
              Lelek 2 March 2016 16: 42
              +1
              Quote: 79807420129
              Well, yes, yes, it directly frightened China to a shiver in the knees, I also found a world gendarme, Carter actually has to heal the little head, recently it has been nonsense like a wit


              All these Carter statements about China are blah blah for the uninitiated. China is the main trading and manufacturing partner of the United States, in addition, China is the largest holder of securities of the United States. Therefore, there’s no Carter parrot who can solve relations with China. It’s just that the White House allowed the Pentagon’s chihuahua to yap (well, to remind itself), but nothing more. bully
              1. Talgat
                Talgat 2 March 2016 19: 23
                +2
                Quote: Lelek
                China is the main trading and manufacturing partner of the USA, in addition, China is the largest holder of securities of the same USA


                Unfortunately, this is not insurance against opposition or conflict. and not a pledge of "friendship"

                The history is full of examples when countries having trade and other ties started wars

                It seems that the great confrontation of the 21 century is already beginning. No USSR - and China becomes the main geopolitical adversary of the West. No other size

                By the way, we have the opportunity to "call fire on ourselves" and distract the United States from China - if we reunite the Eurasian Empire, for example, involve Uzbekistan. Turkmenistan, Mongolia, in addition to the 5 republics, we will raise production - and our EAC will reach indicators comparable to China, etc. But unlikely.
            2. Misha Honest
              Misha Honest 2 March 2016 22: 34
              0
              Quote: 79807420129
              Well, yes, yes, it directly frightened China to the point of trembling, I also found a world gendarme, Carter actually needs to heal his head, lately it has been nonsense like a nonsense, and yet the Minister of Defense is all the same.

              And there, in Fashington, the whole administration is such - not very smart - as if someone specially picked them up because of the lack of brains ... But Grandma Clinton will come to power - it will be complete Armageddian - all over the planet at once. It combines a unique combination: stupidity, greed, treachery, sodomy, sadism and kleptomania ...
        3. Ramzaj99
          Ramzaj99 2 March 2016 17: 31
          +3
          I would like to see how pin.dos with the Chinese clash in the South China Sea ......
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      2. Michael67
        Michael67 2 March 2016 15: 34
        +5
        "Exactly what kind of 'serious consequences' Mr. Carter spoke about is not reported."
        Serious consequences are Amer's verbal drisen. They do not rock the boat themselves to China.
        If only the Japs in the ass will shove in the literal and figurative sense.
      3. Letun
        Letun 2 March 2016 16: 34
        +6
        Quote: Wend
        Quote: booth
        Most likely, these serious consequences will remain words.

        As if this did not result in serious consequences for the United States. Which is more likely. Mattress makers continue verbiage, hoping to scare someone.

        "Exceptional", like a school bully losing credibility, in despair begin to rush at everyone in order to prove to ourselves that we are the greatest! It's already getting ridiculous to look at laughing
      4. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 2 March 2016 16: 55
        0
        Quote: Wend
        Quote: booth
        Most likely, these serious consequences will remain words.

        As if this did not result in serious consequences for the United States. Which is more likely. Mattress makers continue verbiage, hoping to scare someone.

        In vain you are so. Verbiage. I was impressed by the face in the photo. The thin lips are tight, it seems that the person is responsible for the bazaar. Only the nose shines, probably worried.
        1. unsinkable
          unsinkable 2 March 2016 20: 19
          +1
          Quote: Mavrikiy
          you see the person responsible for the bazaar. Only the nose shines, probably worried.

          He is worried because he really has to answer for the bazaar. Not only in front of the dark-skinned moron, but in front of the two NUCLEAR powers. Not only will his nose sparkle, but his pants should also be checked.
      5. Kent0001
        Kent0001 2 March 2016 17: 31
        +1
        I already wrote about this type here, but I'm sorry to repeat. It’s just that I have a firm conviction that when they are appointed to posts in the US administration, people either completely pump their brains out, or they put in a liter of brakes, or they have specials. selection, the main criterion of which is a certain degree of debility. I really do not want to offend anyone, but if you listen to this creature, Breedlove and the other McCains, I can only affirm my suspicions. And the fact that they are all infected with the Russophobia virus in its most active phase, you can’t argue at all.
    2. Giant thought
      Giant thought 2 March 2016 15: 30
      +7
      China is already such a powerful power that it can simply spit on these American consequences.
      1. Kosta153
        Kosta153 2 March 2016 16: 23
        +1
        Just about. Let's see what the Chinese will answer. I think, tough.
    3. donavi49
      donavi49 2 March 2016 15: 33
      +3
      Not a fact.

      US agencies downgraded China.
      Chinese metal duties are raised substantially.
      The Chinese exchange is being shaken.
      1. VeteranS
        VeteranS 2 March 2016 15: 56
        +2
        China has significantly more opportunities to bring down the US economy, based on soap bubbles, and the cosmically huge US national debt of almost $ 18 trillion .... But very cautious Chinese will not shake the air with empty threats, but will quietly and imperceptibly undermine US power and build up its military power.
        1. Ingvar 72
          Ingvar 72 2 March 2016 18: 48
          0
          Quote: VeteranS
          China has significantly more opportunities to bring down the US economy

          And if the United States restricts exports from China? Almost all of China's industry is oriented to the West.
    4. Finches
      Finches 2 March 2016 15: 37
      +7
      The red dragon didn't even take an ear, reluctantly leafing through the ancient Chinese treatise by Sun Tzu "The Art of War" ... laughing
    5. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 2 March 2016 15: 53
      0
      Here the expression "they will throw hats" is really suitable. There are almost 6 (!) Times more Chinese than the Yankees, and gradually the Chinese are filling the North American continent. If Europe is groaning from a couple of million "refugees", then I can only vaguely imagine what the Chinese in the United States can do in the event of a serious conflict. What can the Yankees do to the Chinese? Poor ...
    6. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 2 March 2016 15: 54
      +4
      I like the phrase "disputed islands". A dispute is a product with complete opposition from the parties! And in this case, there are no parties! The Chinese created these islands in the depths of the sea. What is there to argue about and with whom?
      It's like with ukrami. They dug the Black Sea. No one else participated in this exciting process. So the sea is theirs! If, of course, they prove that they dug it. And then problems may arise! Some "unseen" scientists may even say that no one pulled it out! And that the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, were not natives of the city of Romny in the Sumy region, or, at all, heresy, that Christopher Columbus was not escaped from Kolomyia in the Ivano-Frankivsk region!
      Well, that's another story! From the psychiatric hospital closer to home, get a little farther!
      1. Palladin
        Palladin 2 March 2016 15: 59
        0
        The funny thing is that these sheep naturally believe in it.
        And they say the 25th frame does not work. wassat
    7. Blondy
      Blondy 2 March 2016 16: 12
      +1
      Now the States have crossed over not the Chinese "last serious warning"
    8. 222222
      222222 2 March 2016 17: 14
      0
      Changed places .... "one thousand and first American warning .. to China!"
    9. Baloo
      Baloo 2 March 2016 17: 58
      +1
      Most likely serious consequences await the Pentagon and the FSA. I even know which ones. At times, the Kimtays jump up, and two do not have Farmington and the Pentagon.
      Chinese scientists have long calculated at what angle and on which foot every Chinese person must jump, in what order, so that the Phishington evil empire ceases to exist. And Plan B is even simpler, a half of the Chinese troops are simultaneously landed in the FSA and surrendered. Well, that's all... lol
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  2. YohanPalych
    YohanPalych 2 March 2016 15: 24
    10
    The head of the Pentagon said ... that for China "its actions can have serious consequences." (((

    "Last Chinese Warning" to Chinese ???! Oh well...
    1. clidon
      clidon 2 March 2016 19: 30
      0
      Or so that later they would not say "We were not warned."
  3. lukke
    lukke 2 March 2016 15: 27
    +9
    Something recently, the Pentagon general has a spring-military aggravation that threatens everyone and everything ... Has the generation that has already forgotten the horror stories of the veterans of the Korean and Vietnamese wars? Oh well
  4. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 2 March 2016 15: 29
    +8
    Everyone was intimidated by their consequences, as if these consequences themselves were not pinned to the wall.
  5. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 2 March 2016 15: 31
    +6
    And the Chinese listen, and pour islands on themselves further, and so they get rid of the islands from the United States, and the Yankees will urgently learn Chinese.
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 2 March 2016 15: 33
    +7
    China is a nuclear power. The first economy in the world. It can economically "crash" the States simply by presenting its stocks of their bonds for payment. It is clear that this will be a world crisis, but in the event of a real war, no one will look at it. Therefore, there will be no war. Yapi will not climb to beat off the islands, and mattress covers will not climb for them either. China is well aware of this, and does not listen to any warnings.
  7. gladysheff2010
    gladysheff2010 2 March 2016 15: 34
    +1
    The head of the Pentagon said ...

    Mr. Carter, it seems, except for statements, he didn’t learn to do anything special; lol !
  8. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 2 March 2016 15: 35
    +1
    Wait China soon, and Aloha will get to the Hawaiian Islands and wake you up.
  9. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 2 March 2016 15: 37
    +1
    The Chinese now, in theory, must be afraid of the "serious consequences" and come out of the Chinese Communist Party in united ranks ... to the bulk islands.
  10. Amurets
    Amurets 2 March 2016 15: 37
    +1
    The Americans have forgotten that they no longer have an ocean barrier. And the Japanese will rake in to the fullest if they snoop. Between the PRC and Japan, the Cold War has not stopped since 1945.
    Quote: eugeniy.369
    The words support Japan, an ally after all. The yapes were apparently agitated, so they encouraged them with a word
  11. Fonmeg
    Fonmeg 2 March 2016 15: 37
    +4
    Pugalkin got the Pentagon! Well, the Chinese fellows, they bring the Pindocs to hysteria!
  12. valent45
    valent45 2 March 2016 15: 37
    +2
    The Chinese have practice - less words, more work. From the islands they will make roads to different countries,
    including closer to the United States. ABM systems will be installed on these roads. And no one decree to them.
  13. drilled
    drilled 2 March 2016 15: 38
    +2
    The Chinese bought up the floor of the Amer economy. We will see what you can do to them)))
  14. lel
    lel 2 March 2016 15: 38
    +1
    but how is this chapter responsible for his verbal diarrhea ... or there it is already the norm ...
  15. triglav
    triglav 2 March 2016 15: 40
    +5
    I think so: the time has come for us to unite with the Chinese in an adult way, to teach the presumptuous NATO (read - the Yankees).
  16. Polite Moose
    Polite Moose 2 March 2016 15: 41
    +2
    According to Carter, “China’s actions can lead to serious risks in the area of ​​the disputed islands.”

    If the Chinese deploy strike systems and serious air defense on the bulk islands, then the risks for the Yap and the US in that region will increase significantly. Carter is downright "Captain Obvious"
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 2 March 2016 16: 39
      0
      Quote: Polite Elk
      If the Chinese deploy strike systems and serious air defense on the bulk islands, then the risks for the Yap and the US in that region will increase significantly. Carter is downright "Captain Obvious"

      Poor you know the Chinese.
  17. Nikolay71
    Nikolay71 2 March 2016 15: 41
    +2
    Quote: Giant thought
    China is already such a powerful power that it can simply spit on these American consequences.

    Not sure China doesn't give a damn. The Yankees alone are worth something. And given the allies of the amers, in the event of a military conflict, China shines little. IMHO.
  18. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 2 March 2016 15: 42
    0
    Why did they completely lose their fear? The Chinese do not forgive anyone. Revenge and forget!
  19. corporal
    corporal 2 March 2016 15: 45
    +3
    Under US Constitution Washington doesn’t have international law
    So we need to make the same amendment to the Constitution, and not bother with the opinion of all the UN there.
  20. Palladin
    Palladin 2 March 2016 15: 47
    0
    "Russia will pay dearly for the annexation of Crimea",
    "China will face" serious consequences "because of the" militarization "in the disputed islands" - PSAKI is ALIVE !!! Another scary clown laughing
  21. ☆ Alexander ☆
    ☆ Alexander ☆ 2 March 2016 15: 47
    +1
    Scared a cactus with a bare ass! lol
  22. Shamsik
    Shamsik 2 March 2016 15: 50
    0
    ... will have serious consequences .... for the USA itself !!!
  23. Palladin
    Palladin 2 March 2016 15: 53
    0
    Quote: Burieway
    The Chinese bought up the floor of the Amer economy. We will see what you can do to them)))


    Stocking up popcorn drinks
  24. izya top
    izya top 2 March 2016 15: 56
    +1
    are not tired of threatening everyone? stop
  25. Palladin
    Palladin 2 March 2016 15: 57
    0
    Quote: gladysheff2010
    The head of the Pentagon said ...

    Mr. Carter, it seems, except for statements, he didn’t learn to do anything special; lol !


    No, it’s unlikely that America has sailed. They are now blacks and women rule. wassat
  26. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 2 March 2016 15: 59
    0
    They can simply point out their place to this! Zaletnye will indicate something ..
  27. Karasev70
    Karasev70 2 March 2016 16: 00
    0
    When already torn then?
  28. KRIG55
    KRIG55 2 March 2016 16: 02
    +3
    Do not pull the tiger by the mustache. China is not a country that can be scared, especially today. They have no problems with money, weapons and l / s. And they should not be decisive.
  29. Gray 43
    Gray 43 2 March 2016 16: 03
    +1
    And you scare them with sanctions))) apparently, it will soon become the national fun of mattresses, they are not capable of more
    1. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 2 March 2016 18: 51
      0
      Quote: Gray 43
      And you scare them with sanctions)))

      China is too dependent on exports to the west. Sanctions could bring China down, quickly. Remember the Polish apples.
  30. Alexandr2637
    Alexandr2637 2 March 2016 16: 07
    +1
    The Pentagon don’t even know who else ....
  31. Galich Kos
    Galich Kos 2 March 2016 16: 08
    0
    Audacity second happiness.
  32. Far
    Far 2 March 2016 16: 14
    +2
    "They will pay." Hillary Clinton sharply criticized the last two allies of Bashar al-Assad - Russia and China. Secretary of State delivered a speech during the Friends of Syria conference in Paris. She called on both countries to stop providing military support to the Syrian government.
    HILLARY CLINTON, US Secretary of State: This is a regime that has a huge war machine. I am sure many of you have been following the skirmish that I had with the Russian authorities in connection with the transfer of combat helicopters that they returned to Syria. I thank the UK and other European countries that have clearly expressed their protest against the further movement of this ship. July 6 2012

    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 2 March 2016 17: 39
      +3
      This chick-faced chicken may become the next president of the United States - if this happens, SASHA will no longer be laughing.
    2. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 2 March 2016 23: 28
      0
      She clearly has menopause in the acute phase and is somewhat protracted.
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  33. vitaliy.rnd
    vitaliy.rnd 2 March 2016 16: 16
    0
    Are you going to isolate too? laughing fool
  34. SklochPensioner
    SklochPensioner 2 March 2016 16: 16
    0
    New reality: the US threatens China with "Chinese warnings"!
    How humiliating, however.

    Well, how can one not recall the poorly refilled toner that confused the addressee: one must either do the job or shut up!

    On the well-known tune: "How humiliating islands in China are!"
  35. pofigisst74
    pofigisst74 2 March 2016 16: 20
    +1
    That's really true, PONTOGON is the Pontogon! lol Ponty drives quality! wink
  36. Babai34rus
    Babai34rus 2 March 2016 16: 24
    +1
    The dog barks! What's the use? Everything will remain the same
  37. mikh-korsakov
    mikh-korsakov 2 March 2016 16: 30
    +1
    The Indians came up with a good religion ... (V. Vysotsky). Mr. Carter, Mr. Obama, and others like them in a past life were probably cashiers, because they always talk about who and for what, and how much they will pay. But this is a joke, but seriously, in the place of this gentleman, I would be careful not to pester China with such threats, nobody will ask me the truth, but we must remember that China, with its gold reserves, is able to bring down the US economy in one day and their allies, that they won’t see enough.
  38. dvg1959
    dvg1959 2 March 2016 16: 53
    +1
    If the United States did not intervene in solving this problem, then the issue would have long been resolved and would have long been removed from the agenda. But for the ASH people need tension, they specially stir up passions and bring strife between the parties concerned.
  39. Ros 56
    Ros 56 2 March 2016 17: 44
    0
    Here are the bogeys, in all the barrels of the gag. And you don’t grab the consequences yourself, so you won’t take it away.
  40. Sagittarius YaNAO
    Sagittarius YaNAO 2 March 2016 17: 56
    0
    The Pentagon has become a training center for military units; it cannot control armies.
  41. atamankko
    atamankko 2 March 2016 18: 14
    0
    "Exceptional" from you in the world only problems and nasty things, think about it.
  42. digo
    digo 2 March 2016 18: 44
    +4
    How did these "exceptional" get ... am

    And when will they calm down ??
  43. mr.grin19z
    mr.grin19z 2 March 2016 18: 50
    +1
    It’s the smallest of all Americans expect consequences and not China
  44. sergant67
    sergant67 2 March 2016 21: 10
    0
    It is very likely that the "partners" from the west are trying to scare the naked ...
  45. Cartalon
    Cartalon 2 March 2016 23: 11
    0
    The local commentators are sure that China is going to seriously butt off the United States and that China is a friend to us, funny.
  46. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad 2 March 2016 23: 31
    0
    Didn't the "exceptional" think about the consequences for the states?