US will defend Philippines if attacked in South China Sea: Blinken

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured the Philippines on Saturday that the United States would come to its defense if attacked in the South China Sea, seeking to allay concerns about the extent of the US commitment to a mutual defense treaty.
In meetings in Manila dominated by discussion on simmering US-China tensions over the Taiwan visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Blinken said a 70-year-old defense pact with the Philippines was "ironclad."
"An armed attack on Philippine armed forces, public vessels and aircraft will invoke US mutual defense commitments under that treaty," Blinken told a news conference.


"The Philippines is an irreplaceable friend, partner, and ally to the United States."

Blinken was the most senior US official to meet new President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr., the son of the late strongman who Washington helped to flee into exile in Hawaii during a 1986 "people power" uprising that ended his two-decade rule.
In opening remarks to Blinken, Marcos sought to downplay the diplomatic flare-up over Taiwan and said he believed Pelosi's trip "did not raise the intensity" of a situation that was already volatile.
"We have been at that level for a good while, but we have sort of got used to the idea," Marcos said.


The Philippines is a fulcrum of the geopolitical rivalry between the US and China and Marcos faces a tricky challenge in balancing ties between the two major powers.
He will also face domestic pressure to stand up to China in the South China Sea, without angering its leadership.
US-Philippines ties were shaken by predecessor Rodrigo Duterte's overtures towards China, his famous anti-US rhetoric and threats to downgrade their military ties.
On Saturday, Philippine Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo said President Joe Biden had invited Marcos to Washington, and both sides were working on a suitable date.
Marcos has not been to the US in more than a decade, due largely to a contempt of court order for his refusal to cooperate with a Hawaii court, which in 1995 ordered the Marcos family to return $2 billion of missing state wealth to victims of abuses by the state under his father's rule.
Marcos Jnr. and mother, Imelda, also face a $353 million fine.
The US embassy in Manila has said heads of state have diplomatic immunity.
Manalo said Washington was an important ally, but concerning nearby Taiwan he told Blinken the Philippines "looks at the big powers to help calm the waters."
"We can ill afford any further escalation of tensions," he said.
 

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But if US attacks Taiwan, China will definitely get involved to defend Taiwan.
 

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But if US attacks Taiwan, China will definitely get involved to defend Taiwan.
Lol, you either take things out of context or just think those scenarios in your head is real.

Philippines and Taiwan aren’t going to fight anytime. China invading Taiwan is more likely to occur.
As I know Taiwan and Philippines have contesting claims on a few small islands near their EEZ.

So it’s pretty normal to send complaints and such. Because you have stakes claims. Not doing would be like shooting your own foot.
 

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US talks big, it will become increasingly irrelevant in SCS in the next 10 years, we massively outbuild US in everything.

 

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US talks big, it will become increasingly irrelevant in SCS in the next 10 years, we massively outbuild US in everything.

Quantity over quality your vessels and air force can't match the pacific fleet of USA keep the cope ccp bot
 

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Let’s see if you have that balls.
China always has the balls, China went to a full scale war with US in Korea the second year after PRC was founded, and in 1974, China attacked US ally South Vietnam in South China Sea and took over all the Paracel Islands right next to US 7th Fleet.

"During the battle, the South Vietnamese fleet detected two more Chinese warships rushing to the area. China later acknowledged these were the Hainan-class submarine chasers 281 and 282. Despite South Vietnamese reports that at least one of their ships had been struck by a missile, the Chinese insisted what the South Vietnamese saw were rocket-propelled grenades fired by the crew of #389 and that no missile-capable ships were present, and the Chinese ships closed in because they had no missiles. The South Vietnamese fleet also received warnings that U.S. Navy radar had detected additional Chinese guided missile frigates and aircraft on their way from Hainan.

South Vietnam requested assistance from the U.S. Seventh Fleet, but the request was denied. "
 
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China always has the balls, China went to a full scale war with US in Korea the second year after PRC was founded, and in 1974, China attacked US ally South Vietnam in South China Sea and took over all the Paracel Islands right next to US 7th Fleet.
and btfoed in korea you chinese are delusional.

Imagine being proud of winning a battle against South vietnam 💀 💀

My grand grand father killed 5 red communists in Korea One of them was with his bayonet.
 

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and btfoed in korea you chinese are delusional.

Imagine being proud of winning a battle against South vietnam 💀 💀

My grand grand father killed 5 red communists in Korea One of them was with his bayonet.
LoL, A lot of my great grand father stories. wake up and make a better you yourself is more close to earth.
 

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