Jackals are wild dogs of Asia and North Africa. The word Jackal is often used to describe a person who does dishonest or humiliating tasks for one’s own gain. Jackal is the other name for a cheat or a swindler. I am specifically using the term ‘JACKAL’ to describe the nature of Red China’s statecraft or statesmanship. It helps my readers to recognize Red China’s sly, secretive, or wily nature. Sly implies a working to achieve one’s ends by evasiveness, insinuation, furtiveness, duplicity, circumvention, plot, subterfuge, stratagem, craftiness, subtle blandishments, ruses, cunning underhandedness, mischievous or roguish behavior. Red China could be called “FOXY” for its tricks are sharpened by experience. Red China deals with her neighbors using her proficiency in deception. Red China is subtly deceitful for she knows to defraud others by deliberately misleading them to obtain their rights and property. Red China often takes pleasure in demonstrating the gullibility of her victims.

At Special Frontier Force, we have personal experience of Red China’s sly, wily, cunning, dishonest, and deceitful nature.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162, USA
The Spirits of Special Frontier Force

Pentagon chief criticizes Beijing’s South China Sea

Associated Press


SINGAPORE — China’s land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step
with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won’t
expand its sovereignty, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told an international
security conference Saturday, stepping up America’s condemnation of the
communist giant as Beijing officials sat in the audience.

Carter told the room full of Asia-Pacific leaders and experts that the U.S.
opposes “any further militarization” of the disputed lands.

His remarks were immediately slammed as “groundless and not constructive” by
a Chinese military officer in the audience.

Carter’s comments came as defense officials revealed that China had put two
large artillery vehicles on one of the artificial islands it is creating in the
South China Sea. The discovery, made at least several weeks ago, fuels fears in
the U.S and across the Asia-Pacific that China will try to use the land
reclamation projects for military purposes.

The weaponry was discovered at least several weeks ago, and two U.S.
officials who are familiar with intelligence about the vehicles say they have
been removed. The officials weren’t authorized to discuss the intelligence and
spoke only on condition of anonymity.

The Pentagon would not release any photos to support its contention that the
vehicles were there.

China’s assertive behavior in the South China Sea has become an increasingly
sore point in relations with the United States, even as President Barack Obama
and China’s President Xi Jinping have sought to deepen cooperation in other
areas, such as climate change.

Pentagon spokesman Brent Colburn said the U.S. was aware of the artillery,
but he declined to provide other details. Defense officials described the
weapons as self-propelled artillery vehicles and said they posed no threat to
the U.S. or American territories.
© AP Photo/Wong Maye-E U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton

Carter delivers his speech about “The United States and Challenges to
Asia-Pacific Security” during the 14th International Institute for Strategic
Studies Shangri-la Dialogue, or IISS, Asia Security Summit, Saturday, May 30,
2015, in Singapore.

While Carter did not refer directly to the weapons in his speech, he told the
audience that now is the time for a diplomatic solution to the territorial
disputes because “we all know there is no military solution.”

“Turning an underwater rock into an airfield simply does not afford the
rights of sovereignty or permit restrictions on international air or maritime
transit,” Carter told the audience at the International Institute for Strategic
Studies summit.

China’s actions have been “reasonable and justified,” said Senior Col. Zhao
Xiaozhuo, deputy director of the Center on China-America Defense Relations at
the People’s Liberation Army’s Academy of Military Science.

Zhao challenged Carter, asking whether America’s criticism of China and its
military reconnaissance activities in the South China Sea “help to resolve the
disputes” and maintain peace and stability in the region.

Carter responded that China’s expanding land reclamation projects are
unprecedented in scale. He said the U.S. has been flying and operating ships in
the region for decades and has no intention of stopping.

While Carter’s criticism was aimed largely at China, he made it clear that
other nations who are doing smaller land reclamation projects also must

One of those countries is Vietnam, which Carter is scheduled to visit during
this 11-day trip across Asia. Others are Malaysia, the Philippines and

Asked about images of weapons on the islands, China’s Foreign Ministry
spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she was “not aware of the situation you

She also scolded Carter, saying the U.S. should be “rational and calm and
stop making any provocative remarks, because such remarks not only do not help
ease the controversies in the South China Sea, but they also will aggravate the
regional peace and stability.”

Carter appeared to strike back in his speech, saying that the U.S. is
concerned about “the prospect of further militarization, as well as the
potential for these activities to increase the risk of miscalculation or
conflict.” And he said the U.S. “has every right to be involved and be

But while Carter stood in China’s backyard and added to the persistent
drumbeat of U.S. opposition to Beijing’s activities, he did little to give
Asia-Pacific nations a glimpse into what America is willing to do to achieve a

He said the U.S. will continue to sail, fly and operate in the region, and
warned that the Pentagon will be sending its “best platforms and people” to the
Asia-Pacific. Those would include, he said, new high-tech submarines,
surveillance aircraft, the stealth destroyer and new aircraft carrier-based
early-warning aircraft.

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who also is attending the Singapore
conference, told reporters that the U.S. needs to recognize that China will
continue its activities in the South China Sea until it perceives that the costs
of doing so outweigh the benefits.

He said he agreed with Carter’s assertion that America will continue flights
and operations near the building projects, but “now we want to see it translated
into action.”
© AP Photo/Wong Maye-E U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton

Carter delivers his speech about “The United States and Challenges to
Asia-Pacific Security” during the 14th International Institute for Strategic
Studies Shangri-la Dialogue (IISS) Asia Security Summit, Saturday, May 30, 2015,
in Singapore.

One senior defense official has said the U.S. is considering more military
flights and patrols closer to the projects in the South China Sea, to emphasize
reclaimed lands are not China’s territorial waters. Officials also are looking
at ways to adjust the military exercises in the region to increase U.S. presence
if needed. That official was not authorized to discuss the options publicly and
spoke on condition of anonymity.

One possibility would be for U.S. ships to travel within 12 miles of the
artificial islands, to further make the point that they are not sovereign
Chinese land. McCain said it would be a critical mistake to recognize any
12-mile zone around the reclamation projects.

The U.S. has been flying surveillance aircraft in the region, prompting China
to file a formal protest.

U.S. and other regional officials have expressed concerns about the island
building, including worries that it may be a prelude to navigation restrictions
or the enforcement of a possible air defense identification zone over the South
China Sea. China declared such a zone over disputed Japanese-held islands in the
East China Sea in 2013.

China has said the islands are its territory and that the buildings and other
infrastructure are for public service use and to support fishermen.

Pennington reported from Washington. AP news assistant Liu Zheng in Beijing
contributed to this report.


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