This post was edited by abramicus at 2016-7-10 14:36
This won't end up well. Announcing China's sovereignty null and void and declaring open season over all its 200+ islands in the South China Sea will only force China to defend them more fiercely. How else is ANY country going to respond to it, save as a declaration of war? But, who knows, the true purpose of the circus may not be to have some fun with China, but to start a free for all. Heaven only knows who will still be afloat at the end of the day. What a shame, a totally unnecessary, sophomoric game of chicken, all come home to roost.
CHINA IS FACING A CERTIFIED, INSTITUTIONALIZED LIE.
An illegitimate court making an illegal ruling to deprive 1.3 billion people of their sovereignty over their islands and surrounding seas is not the rule of law, but the law of the jungle. It just shows how desperate the liars are, to resort to an illegitimate body to legitimize its illegal claims. To China, it is a declaration of war, a blank check for any power to seize Chinese territory, on the level of a Papal Bull, without the trappings of religion, but decorated with the lipstick of an international organization, to no avail, because a pig is a pig, regardless of its having its lips painted or not, and a lie is a lie regardless of its having been certified by other liars or not.