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China Flexes Military Muscle, Says They ‘Drove’ US Warships Away

The Navy didn’t have quite the same impression of the situation, however.

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When it comes to military might, there are but three nations on top of the heap right now, and there is little top who’s taking the number one spot…no matter how much time the others spend on showboating and puffery.

In this trio, it is the United States holding down the pole position, with Russia and China both vying for the tightly contested 2nd place.  Russia’s advantage appears to be in their hypersonic missile department, while China claims the sheer size of their army as a determining characteristic.

But now the communist regime is claiming that they’ve driven American ships out of the South China Sea – a wild declaration that gives us the impression that they are hoping to be taken more seriously on the world’s stage in the coming years.

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China’s military said it “drove away” a U.S. warship that illegally entered Chinese waters near the Paracel Islands on Monday, the anniversary of an international court ruling that held Beijing had no claim over the South China Sea.

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The Chinese comments resembled the usual reaction from Beijing following freedom of navigation operations by U.S. warships held almost every month in the South China Sea.

The U.S. Navy destroyer Benfold entered the waters without China’s approval, seriously violating its sovereignty and undermining the stability of the South China Sea, the southern theatre command of the People’s Liberation Army said.

“We urge the United States to immediately stop such provocative actions,” it said in a statement.

The US was a bit more flippant in regard to the situation.

“By conducting this operation, the United States demonstrated that these waters are beyond what China can lawfully claim as its territorial sea, and that China’s claimed straight baselines around the Paracel Islands are inconsistent with international law,” the U.S. Navy said.

Two U.S. defense officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the operation was routine as was the Chinese reaction – and not something that was causing concern in the Pentagon.

China has long been interfering with the sovereignty of nations such as Taiwan and cities such as Hong Kong, with the global community largely condemning Beijing’s uncouth actions.

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Shocking Video Shows Mob of Rampaging New York Teen Attacking Firefighter Out Walking His Dog

A shocking video shows a group of up to 100 New York teenagers attacking and beating a city firefighter who was out walking his dog in Queens.

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A shocking video shows a group of up to 100 New York teenagers attacking and beating a city firefighter who was out walking his dog in Queens. The 44-year-old fireman was out walking his Labradoodle named “Dylan” last week when he saw a large group of teens setting off illegal fireworks and jumping a fence around a private daycare center just before 10 p.m. on Friday. The thus far unnamed fireman said he went over to the group of up to 100 teens to ask them to stop what they were doing because fireworks are illegal in the city. Instead of listening to the first responder, though, the kids went from boastful and confrontational, to outright violent. “One kid took his shirt off and said, ‘It’s Fight Night!’ He said he was 19 and said, ‘I could fight you.’ Everyone took their cell phones out. There were cell phones everywhere,” the fireman told the New York Post. “They all came at me…A kid came up behind me and hit me in the back of the head with a bottle and I let go of the dog.” The violent teens surrounded and attacked the man like a pack of rabid dogs. “They didn’t care at all. The kids were going crazy. They were as high as a kite,” the beating victim said. “I got hit, turned around, that’s when the kids started coming at me.” The New York Police Dept. confirmed that the man had a bottle smashed upside his head and that he was severely beaten by the mob. Locals report that the park area has become a location for violence, drug use, and disruption. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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Iowa Racetrack Announcer Thrills Crowd by Slamming Anthem Protesters, then Gets Fired

An announcer for an Iowa racetrack thrilled the home crowd with a rant against national anthem protesters, but his bosses were less accepting.

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An announcer for an Iowa racetrack thrilled the home crowd with a rant against national anthem protesters, but his bosses were less accepting. Video of announcer Lon Oelke’s rant was broadcast live on FloRacing, but once it was posted to social media it went viral. Some were upset over the announcer’s reference to “darker toned skin people.” After complaints filed in, the The Kossuth County Speedway in Algona, Iowa, announced that it had fired the announcer who was a fill-in announcer and not full-time. “It was not OK, and it will not be happening again,” the company said in a statement. “Kossuth County Speedway looks forward to proving to our fans, drivers and crews that we can and will do better.” During his announcement, Oelke told fans that he had a public service announcement. “I’ve got four words for you: Find a different country if you won’t do it,” he said. “Get the hell out of dodge!” He went on to slam the NFL. “Now they’re gonna have another national anthem, for those folks, I guess the darker toned skin color, I’ll just say, Blacks,” Oelke added. “They want a different national anthem and the NFL is thinking about doing it,” he said. “So, I just say shut the TVs off and let them play in front of nobody.” https://youtu.be/5GeJkeXW6pI Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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