Senate Republican Can Block Law of Se...

Senate Republican Can Block Law of Sea Pact, Demint Says

There are 7 comments on the www.bloomberg.com story from Jul 17, 2012, titled Senate Republican Can Block Law of Sea Pact, Demint Says. In it, www.bloomberg.com reports that:

Enough Republicans oppose the Law of the Sea Treaty backed by the Obama administration to prevent the measure from winning ratification in the U.S. Senate this year, according to Senator Jim DeMint .

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Gravediggers

United States

#1 Jul 17, 2012
More slanted, biased, prejudicial articles by 'Mr Bill'!

American sovereignty over international sovereignty!

An international body telling America what to do!

That's the way democrats want to run America!

Do NOT Let the international community decide our taxes, our property rights, our rules, regulations and international TAXATION!

Another LAYER of regulations, rules, taxation, more distancing of the people from their elected leadership by now adding an international layer.

Our government is already removed from citizens' plight. Can one imagine an international entity deciding what is best for Americans?
Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Jul 17, 2012
It is time for the Law of the Sea Treaty to die, it is 30 years old and was not ratified for good reasons. Today's circumstances make it less attractive than ever. China has emerged as a major power, ratifying the treaty now would cause nothing but strife and constrain U.S. naval activities, and do nothing to resolve China's expansive maritime territorial claims.

China wants to keep America's military out of its "Exclusive Economic Zone," this zone is an invention of the treaty that affords coastal states control over economic activity in areas beyond China's territorial limits. Properly read, LOST recognizes exclusive economic zones as international waters, but China is exploiting the treaty's ambiguities to declare "no go" zones in regions where centuries of state practice clearly permit unrestricted maritime activity.

China has claimed it can regulate (prohibit) all US intelligence and naval activity in the zone. They do this by saying U.S. naval vessels pollution are an activity the treaty permits coastal states to regulate past what is their current territorial waters.

China wants to deny American access to its nearby waters so it can have its way with its neighbors. Beijing is building a network of "anti-access" and "area denial" weapons such as integrated air defenses, submarines, land-based ballistic and cruise missiles, and cyber and anti-satellite systems designed to make it exceedingly hazardous for American ships and aircraft to traverse China's exclusive zone or peripheral seas.

If the Senate ratifies the treaty, we would become subject to its dispute-resolution mechanisms and ambiguities and backdoor the Kyoto protocol into law.

This dispute is not China simply does not want the U.S. military to gather intelligence near its shores and other nations quietly support China's position, including Russia, Iran, Brazil and India.

Given China's incessant incursions into the exclusive zones of other Asian nations such as Vietnam, the Philippines and Japan, these states may seek to restrict international maritime activities in their exclusive zones as well, further complicating U.S. efforts.

Why in the world is Obama trying to shove this one down our throats.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#3 Jul 17, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
More slanted, biased, prejudicial articles by 'Mr Bill'!
American sovereignty over international sovereignty!
An international body telling America what to do!
That's the way democrats want to run America!
Do NOT Let the international community decide our taxes, our property rights, our rules, regulations and international TAXATION!
Another LAYER of regulations, rules, taxation, more distancing of the people from their elected leadership by now adding an international layer.
Our government is already removed from citizens' plight. Can one imagine an international entity deciding what is best for Americans?
Mr. Bill saved a sample of Bill Clinton's pecker snot dress. He keeps it on an alter next to Obama's picture. He has a picture of Wiener's wiener up there too. He burns incense at night as he stares at the three and wonders who he admires most. I got ten on the wiener. Any takers?
Gravediggers

United States

#4 Jul 17, 2012
no NATIONAL INTEREST of the United States could justify handing sovereign control of two-thirds of the Earth’s surface over to the Third World

that's what the DEMONcRATS want!

Out with every democrat running for office in 2012.

GIVING AWAY AMERICA.

President Obama is leading the way and good ole rich boy John Kerry, who doesn't docks his sailboat in MA but outside of MA, was advocating for this!

He is ALSO seeking Hillary's Secretary of STate position. That would be a CRIME!

And another reason to vote out ALL democrats.
Gravediggers

United States

#5 Jul 17, 2012
it's an effort to promote global government at the expense of sovereign nation states — and most especially the United States.

Democrats giving away America. And this was led by richboy Senator John Kerry, who is supposedly VERY interested in Hillary's job-Secretary of State

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#7 Jul 17, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>Mr. Bill saved a sample of Bill Clinton's pecker snot dress. He keeps it on an alter next to Obama's picture. He has a picture of Wiener's wiener up there too. He burns incense at night as he stares at the three and wonders who he admires most. I got ten on the wiener. Any takers?
You think entirely too much about MALE ORGANS, AND JISM-SPUTUM.

JUST PUT ON A PINK SUIT, GIANT LED-flashing GLASSES, AND GO TROLL AT THE local TRAIN STATION for your new life-pattern.
You will be happier in the long run with wiener in your mouth all the time.

There is nothing wrong with it, and Mr_Bill will respect you the more for being what you are. The gays say that 1 in 10 are them, and you must be a ten-percenter.

Good luck, and don't forget a pocket-full of raincoats. Be safe, little man.
Roosevelt

Brooks, MN

#8 Jul 18, 2012
Just bring the Navy home and scrap it; we don't need it any longer--besides its too expensive and we have better things to do with our tax money--as it's just an extension of of the desires of a certain group here who want to impose their personal wishes on other people.
Robert wrote:
It is time for the Law of the Sea Treaty to die, it is 30 years old and was not ratified for good reasons. Today's circumstances make it less attractive than ever. China has emerged as a major power, ratifying the treaty now would cause nothing but strife and constrain U.S. naval activities, and do nothing to resolve China's expansive maritime territorial claims.
China wants to keep America's military out of its "Exclusive Economic Zone," this zone is an invention of the treaty that affords coastal states control over economic activity in areas beyond China's territorial limits. Properly read, LOST recognizes exclusive economic zones as international waters, but China is exploiting the treaty's ambiguities to declare "no go" zones in regions where centuries of state practice clearly permit unrestricted maritime activity.
China has claimed it can regulate (prohibit) all US intelligence and naval activity in the zone. They do this by saying U.S. naval vessels pollution are an activity the treaty permits coastal states to regulate past what is their current territorial waters.
China wants to deny American access to its nearby waters so it can have its way with its neighbors. Beijing is building a network of "anti-access" and "area denial" weapons such as integrated air defenses, submarines, land-based ballistic and cruise missiles, and cyber and anti-satellite systems designed to make it exceedingly hazardous for American ships and aircraft to traverse China's exclusive zone or peripheral seas.
If the Senate ratifies the treaty, we would become subject to its dispute-resolution mechanisms and ambiguities and backdoor the Kyoto protocol into law.
This dispute is not China simply does not want the U.S. military to gather intelligence near its shores and other nations quietly support China's position, including Russia, Iran, Brazil and India.
Given China's incessant incursions into the exclusive zones of other Asian nations such as Vietnam, the Philippines and Japan, these states may seek to restrict international maritime activities in their exclusive zones as well, further complicating U.S. efforts.
Why in the world is Obama trying to shove this one down our throats.

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