May 21, 2012

Scarborough Just a Warm-Up for Spratlys

Mong Palatino, ASEAN Beat

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French philosopher Voltaire once wrote a story about the mad behavior of men going to war over a “few lumps of earth.” In Southeast Asia, there are numerous small and midsize conflicts between countries over temples, borders, islets, reefs, shoals, and even puny rock formations that disappear during high tide.

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TAGGED: South China Sea, Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Philippines, China, Spratly Islands, Scarborough Shoal

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