Philippines' Duterte orders military to occupy South China Sea islands

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  1. Aptrgangr nulla crux, nulla corona

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    Philippines' Duterte orders military to occupy South China Sea islands

    April 6 (UPI) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered troops Thursday to occupy islands that are also claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea.

    During a visit to military headquarters on Palawan Island, the leader told reporters he might personally raise the Philippine flag on Pag-asa Island on June 12, which is the country's Independence Day.

    "We tried to be friends with everybody but we have to maintain our jurisdiction now, at least the areas under our control," he said. "And I have ordered the armed forces to occupy all – these so many islands, I think nine or 10 – build structures and place the Philippine flag." (...)

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    Well, he has a point. Possession is 9/10ths of the law and u snooze u luze. Grab it or somebody else will. :D
    On a personal note, I could care less if these gooks and wogs wiped each other out in a dispute over a couple of rocks and palm trees.
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