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A new ‘Trump Doctrine’ could start with Cambodia

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Opinion piece from Asia Times.

A new ‘Trump Doctrine’ could start with Cambodia
By Christopher Beres
Picture this: Somewhere in the South China Sea, which China claims as its own, a Chinese warship confronts a Philippine warship or, maybe it’s vice versa, and shots are exchanged. It doesn’t matter which warship fired first. The fight is on and the Philippines’ warship is soon joined by American warships that come to the aid of their treaty ally. China marshals its resources, calling more of its warships to join the fight.

China’s military, which has clandestine facilities in Cambodia, ostensibly for the “repair and maintenance of its warships and jet fighters,” is ready to perform its support functions. The Chinese have prepared for this eventuality, but so too have the Americans. Rather than bomb mainland China, which could escalate the territorial dispute into a world war, America bombs China’s military facilities in Cambodia and, while at the task, bombs Cambodia’s military facilities as well. After all, Cambodia is not merely China’s friend, it’s China’s military ally.

This is not a paper “war game.” America’s military has already considered this hypothetical, and has bombed its enemies on Cambodian soil once before. This time the objective would be to remove China’s military from Southeast Asia, and more broadly the Indo-Pacific, which includes the South China Sea. A collateral effect of bombing Cambodia could be changes in power which non-violent measures, like sanctions, could not effect. America would “kill two birds with one stone.”
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/09/opini ... -cambodia/
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Cambodia is NOT a Chinese Military Ally.. The Constitution plainly states it is Neutral.. People accuse Cambodia of siding with the Chinese in the ASEAN South China Sea Disputes, but in reality they have maintained neutrality and say it must be solved by the countries in question. Read the official statements for the Shangri-La meetings.

In addition. there are no 'secret' military facilities, nor would Cambodia ever allow foreign military bases on its soil. Again, it is in the Constitution.

Finally, 'Trump Doctrine' - what is that?? It doesn't exist.

This is a hack job... I suggest Christopher lays off the crack pipe for a while!!
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Author is Hun Manet’s lawyer:

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Maybe it is time to SIDE with China. America, trying to tell ASEAN nations
how to sort out conflict is something you can't be "Neutral" about.

You have to stop american interference before you can go back to being neutral.
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Is anywhere ever really neutral?
I'm not like other boys...
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J. Visiting wrote: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:52 am Maybe it is time to SIDE with China. America, trying to tell ASEAN nations
how to sort out conflict is something you can't be "Neutral" about.

You have to stop american interference before you can go back to being neutral.
Can I ask what is it about the Chicoms you find of benefit as opposed to neutrality?

Switzerland seems to do rather well.

Personally I hate war, but like everyone else I have to live under its shadow.
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Sure, but do you have eyes to read?

You would have read about 600 million chinese being lifted
out of poverty by the government of a country that has 5,000 years
of experience doing government.

You would have seen that the China growth machine is just a ways up
the Mekong from Cambodia. It makes more sense to be good friends
with powerful neighbors like China than it does to be friends with
Wacko War Powers Regime Change Crazies like america the deep state.
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China is like a fat man with little arms and legs, the only danger posed is if it orders more dinner than it can eat and falls on top of you after having a heart attack.
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