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    China "stole" US underwater drone

    (CNN)A US oceanographic vessel Thursday had its underwater drone stolen by a Chinese warship literally right in front of the eyes of the American crew, a US defense official told CNN Friday.

    In the latest encounter in international waters in the South China Sea region, the USNS Bowditch was sailing about 100 miles off the port at Subic Bay when the incident occurred, according to the official.

    Bowditch had stopped in the water to pick up two underwater drones. At that point a Chinese naval ship that had been shadowing the Bowditch put a small boat into the water. That small boat came up alongside and the Chinese crew took one of the drones.
    More: US Defense Official: Chinese warship stole US underwater drone - CNNPolitics.com
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    They steal a lot of things from US companies. A friend of mine lost millions of dollars after China stole technology from his company and produced it on the black market. It ruined the entire patent concept. US courts don't do anything about it either. He was in China looking to set up production and they straight up stole the patented technology in the middle of the night. It's not a very safe place for investing. That's one thing that keeps China from taking that next step on economic superpower path. They can't attract millions of investors willing to risk doing business in such a corrupt environment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meursault View Post
    They steal a lot of things from US companies. A friend of mine lost millions of dollars after China stole technology from his company and produced it on the black market. It ruined the entire patent concept. US courts don't do anything about it either. He was in China looking to set up production and they straight up stole the patented technology in the middle of the night. It's not a very safe place for investing. That's one thing that keeps China from taking that next step on economic superpower path. They can't attract millions of investors willing to risk doing business in such a corrupt environment.
    Yeah, but, in this case, they actually, physically, stole a drone from a US ship, in South China Sea
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    It is very doubtful that President Obama will do anything about it.

    Our enemies are emboldened by Obama, and have been for years.

    With only a month or so left, they are taking advantage every chance they get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    It is very doubtful that President Obama will do anything about it.

    Our enemies are emboldened by Obama, and have been for years.

    With only a month or so left, they are taking advantage every chance they get.
    Don't worry, draft-dodger Trump will set it right come January 20th.
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    I wonder if Obama will go after them like he said he would go after Putin.

    I doubt it.

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    Sort of like when Iran stole the US super drone. Doing it now before Trump gets in office maybe since they know they can get away with it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly5 View Post
    Don't worry, draft-dodger Trump will set it right come January 20th.
    He couldn't do much worse, now could he?

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    We can play that game, as well.......

    Personally, I think it would be funny as hell to try and fit one of those with an EMP pulse bomb, and let one of their warships pick THAT up.

    BOINK!

    Warship is dead in the water, but, all the crew is safe. Ship can be rewired, and fixed, but....might keep the Chinese from stealing shit, they don't own

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I wonder if Obama will go after them like he said he would go after Putin.

    I doubt it.
    Only if Dims can find a way to blame Hillary's loss on this event.....

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