ZeroHedge – Chinese Vessel Rams Vietnamese Ships Under Air Support; Water Cannon Used – 7 May 2014

ZeroHedgeWith all eyes firmly focused on WWIII in Ukraine (oh, and don’t forget Al Qaeda’s pivot to attacking Saudi Arabia), China – as we noted here – decided now was the appropriate time to send an oil rig into Vietnamese (admittedly uncertain) territorial waters. The Vietnamese are not happy and is blasting China this morning after a Chinese vessel intentionally rammed two of its ships. As Reuters reports, the foreign ministry in Hanoi said the collisions took place on Sunday and caused considerable damage to the Vietnamese ships with six people sustaining minor injuries. Vietnam’s foreign minister noted, “Chinese ships, with air support, sought to intimidate Vietnamese vessels. Water cannon was used,” adding that “Vietnam won’t fire unless China fires first.” China has not yet responded to the Vietnamese allegations of ramming, but did have this to say, “The United States has no right to complain about China’s activities within the scope of its own sovereignty.”

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