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Offline S.M.A.

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China really shouldn't mess with the Aussies, or any fellow Commonwealth country for that matter.

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Chinese Media: Australia an 'Ideal Target to Strike' Over South China Sea
The state-run Global Times issued a scathing editorial calling for war between Beijing and Canberra if Australia continues to meddle in the South China Sea dispute.

Chinese state-run media declared Australia "an ideal target for China to warn and strike" if it ventured into the contested South China Sea in a scathing call for war laced with insults against the country.

The Global Times, known for a hardline nationalist editorial line, blasted Canberra on Saturday, in an opinion piece titled "'Paper Cat' Australia Will Learn its Lesson," for supporting the July 12 ruling by the international arbitration tribunal at The Hague countering Beijing’s historical claims to the South China Sea.

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International law must be a lonely profession in China. 
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I do not advocate for war with or against China.

But China should really think again if they believe that a strike against Australia would be a good idea. They just might end up biting off way more than they can chew...

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China has way too much to lose in a war against Australia, just in sheer trade.

China is Australia's largest trading partner, and Australia is an important source of resources.  Any war between the two would damage China's economy, and that would cause too much damage with absolutely nothing to gain in the end.

China has it's war hawks the same way the US has theirs. 
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Wouldn't it be nice to have some Boondock Saints kicking around?

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The threat would seem to be directed at any ship that dares to conduct Freedom of Navigation operations in the South China Sea:

Source: Daily Caller
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