A flock of Pioneer Generation seniors
|ST, Sept 2|
Why is China so paranoid about US spy plane flights near Hainan island?
The answer is these recent news stories:
I do not think one needs to be a military expert to realise that submarines need to be stealthy from the moment they leave their base. It is a deadly cat and mouse game. The Chinese want the Yanks to go away and stop snooping around Hainan island. The Americans know that if a sub slips quietly away into deep water, it is much harder for them to track it.
Meanwhile, the British Isles are facing a dilemma of their own, even if the headline below is somewhat sensational:
Why Independence Could Put Scotland In Danger Of Russian Invasion
Back to our region. The Chinese will not be happy with this news:
The Soryu-class is deadly! And the cruise missiles such boats can carry may be nuclear-tipped if Japan ever breaks its self-imposed taboo:
Five Weapons of War China Should Fear
So imagine Soryus on China's northeast flank (Japanese) and Soryus on China's underbelly (Australian). I wish Tom Clancy were still alive!
Interesting ad... since when have hotshot corporate honchos been snagged this way?
Methinks these guys were recruited via the traditional head-hunters' way...
Invasion of the asterisk police
Finally, ST should not get so asterisk trigger-happy!
What is ST's guideline on this? Will we see p*nis, br***t/s, and even b***side? Sheesh. I hope TODAY has more ba**s than to pander to this kind of misguided moral policing.