Several weeks ago, we shared with you the news about the United States’ announcement that they will sail their warship near the location of the controversial China-made islands in the West Philippines Sea. Well, it seems U.S. pushed through with their plans and China is completely unhappy about it.
China openly expressed their disappointment and has even breathed out warnings against the act. In fact, China asked the U.S. ambassador to Beijing in a protest that accused the United States of “serious provocation.” On top of that, Zhang Yesui, Chinese vice foreign minister, said that the act was “extremely irresponsible.”
U.S. officials, on the other hand, brushed it off and said that they will conduct more similar missions soon.
Carter confirmed that USS Lassen sailed within 12 nautical miles of the disputed area.
Ash Carter, U.S. Defense Secretary, confirmed this in an interview:
“There have been naval operations in that region in recent days and there will be more in the weeks and months to come. We will fly, sail and operate wherever international law permits.”
Despite China’s anger, one U.S. official said “We will do it again.”
Another U.S. official, who wished to remain anonymous, was even more frank:
“We will do it again. We sail in international waters at a time and place of our choosing.”
John Kirby argues that the area is a “free zone” according to international laws.
Even John Kirby of the State Department agrees that the U.S. does not need any kind of permission to sail or fly in the area. It is, according to him, a free zone based on international laws.
“You don’t need to consult with any nation when you are exercising the right of freedom of navigation in international waters. The whole point of freedom of navigation in international waters is that it’s international waters.”
It’s funny how the bully dislikes being bullied. Get a dose of your own medicine, China!
Russian Submarine That Can Cut Underwater Internet Cables Worries US Officials
American officials are worried that Russians may tap or even cut U.S. underwater cable wires through its newly launched submarine.
American officials are highly worried about what Russian submarines operating near underwater Internet cables are really up to. They are particularly fearing about possible attacks that the Russians may be cooking up against the cables.
Under the sea is a massive bed of Internet cables that account for approximately 95 percent of global communications and is said to cost about $10 trillion in business. Forty four years ago, the U.S. government started tapping the network of cables and released submarine USS Halibut, which discovered and subsequently spied on a Soviet telecommunications cable.
In 2004, the U.S. navy introduced the USS Jimmy Carter, which is said to be equipped with sophisticated equipment that can help to tap underwater cables and interrupt global networks....
ISIS Blows Up Roman Arch of Triumph in 2000-Year-Old City of Palmyra
ISIS just added another historic ruins to the growing list of iconic structures that they have blown up. This time, it’s the Roman Arch of Triumph in the ancient city of Palmyra.
ISIS just added another historic ruins to the growing list of iconic structures that they have blown up. This time, it's the Roman Arch of Triumph in the ancient city of Palmyra.
Palmyra is an ancient city which prospered during the Roman empire. Located in the city are several ancient structures which stood the test of time but unfortunately did not survive the reign of terror being waged by ISIS militants. In recent months, ISIS has already blown up the Lion of Al-lat, the Temples of Baalshamin and Bel, and the Tower of Elahbel. The militants believe that these ruins are sacrilegous, hence they need to be blown-up.
This photo shows the Arch of Triumph before ISIS militants blew it up.
French Woman Claims Her Husband Sold Her to 2,700 Men in 4 Years
A 46-year-old French woman is accusing her 54-year-old husband of forcing her into prostitution.
A 46-year-old French woman is accusing her 54-year-old husband of forcing her into prostitution for the past four years. By her own account, the woman claimed that she ended up being "sold" to more than 2,700 men as part of her husband's sordid "business plan."
The woman related that the horrifying arrangement started in 2011 and that her husband has made €160,000 (roughly $176,800) from forcing to be intimate with various strangers.
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