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Tue Jun 1, 2021, 12:12 PM

Malaysia scrambles jets to intercept Chinese military planes

Malaysia's air force scrambled jets to intercept 16 Chinese military aircraft off the country's coast in the South China Sea, a rare incident officials said Tuesday threatened "national sovereignty".

The incident took place Monday off the Malaysian part of Borneo island over the fiercely contested waters, where China and Malaysia have overlapping territorial claims.

The Chinese air force transport planes approached Malaysian airspace in "tactical formation" and flew to within about 60 nautical miles of the coast, Malaysia's air force said in a statement.

They were spotted by radar and several attempts were made to contact the planes.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/malaysia-scrambles-jets-to-intercept-chinese-military-planes/ar-AAKB8Gn

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 12:26 PM

1. One of these days China will go too far

They will 'pretend' an attack and someone will shoot down a Chinese plane.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 06:01 PM

2. You mean like the

 

Gulf of Tonkin incident?

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Response to Radical Ant (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 09:17 PM

3. No

Not what I meant

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 09:30 PM

4. then what do you mean?

 

Is there a past example?

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Response to Radical Ant (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 06:01 PM

5. What do you mean? Are you justifying China's missteps?

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