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2010-04-27 China-Japan-Koreas
New pictures of Varyag just waiting for the sensors to be installed on the island.
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Posted by 3dc 2010-04-27 00:38|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6529 views ]  Top

#1 Other than paint, no new developments reported. I've been following this on Chinese blogs. Other than coming out of drydock with shiny new screws, there's no confirmation that it's even received powerplants, never having been photographed under its own power w/o the tugs, though not having done so is no evidence it hasn't received powerplants.

I think it's inevitable this 'casino' will sail with full complement of aircraft, probably in time for the coming Chinese New Year.

I'm still awaiting the publishing of a Google Earth image of a an indigenously-built carrier under construction...
Posted by logi_cal 2010-04-27 10:27||   2010-04-27 10:27|| Front Page Top

#2 I wonder if any of those shiny new bolts are unmarked explosive bolts, courtesy of the Taiwanese?
Posted by  Anonymoose 2010-04-27 12:14||   2010-04-27 12:14|| Front Page Top

#3 No worries...the hull's Soviet-built (Riga, launched 1988) (snark)
Posted by logi_cal 2010-04-27 16:03||   2010-04-27 16:03|| Front Page Top

#4 ION SINA, WMF > US NPR MEDIA: CHINA'S LACK OF EFFEC OR POTENT OVERSEAS MILBASES, AIR-SEA REFUELING CAPABILITIES SERIOUSLY HINDERS ITS ABILITY TO DETER OR PROJECT MILITARY POWER.

* SAME > JAPAN NERVOUS: CHINA'S RISING NAVAL POWER IN THE SEA OF JAPAN/NORTH CHINA-ASIA SEAS INCREASES THE DANGER OF SINO-JAPANESE NAVAL CONFRONTATION. REPEAT OF EARLY 20th CENTURY "STRONG JAPAN, WEAK CHINA" ECON, MIL CONFRONTATIONS/TRAGEDIES WHICH LED TO CREATION OF JAPAN'S EMPIRE IN ASIA AND WW2 IN PACIFIC VIA MIL CONQUESTS.

* SAME > JAPAN IS HISTOR INTOLERANT OF CHINESE NAVAL ACTIVITIES IN TH EAST CHINA SEAS FOR OTHER THAN ROUTINE NAVAL TRAINING.

* SAME > JAPANESE FM OFFICIAl: TOKYO CANNOT ALLOW THE US TO WITHDRAW FROM ITS OKINAWA BASES UNLESS JAPAN IS ALLOWED TO MIL-REARM WID NUCLEAR WEAPONS. US OKINAWA BASES DETER OR CONTAIN CHIN POWER IN NORTH-EAST ASIA. US WITHDRAWAL WIDOUT JAPANESE NUCLEAR REARMAMENT WILL MAKE CHIN DOMINATION OF NORTH-EAST ASIA A FOREGONE CONCLUSION.

* SAME > OPERATION "SEA LION": WW2's MOST SUCCESSFUL SCAM BY ADOLF HITLER/NAZI GERMANY TO DISGUISE OR COVER UP THEIR ATTACK AGZ THE SOVIET UNION? Hitler had long-believed that Germany's destiny lay primarily in domin the EURASIAN MAINLAND [Mackinder's "World Island" concept], NOT in being JUST ANOTHER NAVAL-MIL ATLANTIC POWER ala Britain + France, HENCE ONLY WANTED CHURCHILL + BRITAIN TO THINK GERMANY DESIRED TO MIL INVADE BRIT WHEN IN REALITY GERMANY'S TRUE FOCII WAS TO ATTACK, INVADE THE SOVIET UNION???

BRIT was just a SIDE SHOW = STRATEGIC DIVERION agz Stalin???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2010-04-27 23:22||   2010-04-27 23:22|| Front Page Top

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