Cheat-Seeking Missles

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Not Giving Thanks To China

8,000 sailors have nothing to thank China for this weekend:
China has unexpectedly denied the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier and its accompanying ships entry to Hong Kong port for a long-planned Thanksgiving holiday visit, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.

"At present, it appears the USS Kitty Hawk strike group will not be making a port call in Hong Kong as previously planned as a result of a last minute denial by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs," State Department spokeswoman Nicole Thompson said. (Reuters)

China gave no reason -- just a terse, "No turkey dim sum for you, Yankee."

Yeah, I know we might not be too hot to have a Chinese nuclear-powered blitzkrieg on water tie up at Long Beach (...San Francisco, maybe...) but, (1) they don't have one anyway and (2) we wouldn't extend an invitation to them to drop by for some big Chinese holiday like Mao Jacket Day, then pull out the rug.

Just another reminder that the Chinese Commies are not our friends.

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