South China Morning Post - Clinton shows how to lay the smackdown on Chinese territorial ambitions. This is happening while Russia tries to get the American public to fap over Podesta's fwd:fwd:fwd:fwd:kitty.gif emails:
In the paid speech to Goldman Sachs, Clinton said she confronted Chinese officials about the South China Sea during her tenure as secretary.
“I said, by that argument, you know, the United States should claim all of the Pacific. We liberated it; we defended it. We have as much claim to all of the Pacific. And we could call it the American Sea, and it could go from the West Coast of California all the way to the Philippines.”
She said in the speech that she had told her Beijing counterparts the Chinese claims to the South China Sea were based on “pottery shards” from “some fishing vessel that ran aground in an atoll somewhere”, whereas the US claim to the Pacific would be based on “convoys of military strength” in the second world war and the claim Americans “discovered Japan”.
Thanks, Russkies! You just proved that Clinton has the balls to go toe-to-toe with China over the South China Sea!