The maneuvers prompted Taiwan's chief security benefactor, the United States, to dispatch an armada into the strait to dissuade China from further saber-rattling
We have not heard this kind of nuclear saber-rattling
in more than a decade, and it might herald the dawn of a new Cold War.
The FBI was soon flaunting its "strong suspicions" of an "international link" to the bombing, while the Clinton administration was prepping for an early round of saber-rattling
, promising "retaliation" against those responsible.
(The Peace Victory Parade replaced the annual May Day parade, a saber-rattling
fixture of the old Soviet regime.) In addition, the message continued, the idea of starting an exchange of Famous and Historic Trees--in which educational groves from the U.S.
Huang ruled out the possibility of the government considering acceptance of the "1992 consensus," which Beijing claims serves as the political foundation for cross-Taiwan Strait interaction, despite unabated saber-rattling
from China since Tsai of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party came to power.
Although Yildirim expressed deep concern over the ongoing saber-rattling
might snowball into major military action, he stressed that employment of chemical agents against the innocents and the children is a shameful act that cannot be forgiven.
'As things stand, North Korea's actions are a direct result of US saber-rattling
and war mongering in the Korean peninsula,' Zarate said.
He said, "We should not sacrifice our search for and development of badly needed gas and oil reserves just because of China s saber-rattling
over the West Philippine Sea."
The IRGC commander downplayed the saber-rattling
and threats of the enemy as an outcome of their incapability in overcoming Iran's defense prowess.
Political sources said that the top military brass has received instructions not to make public comments that could be perceived as saber-rattling
. The Israeli rhetoric about Syria's recent troop movements has also mellowed, with increasing references to it as "defensive" in nature.
Indeed, Chavez's pronouncements are seen as just more saber-rattling
She blames "the left" for mishandling the threat from North Korea's current nuclear saber-rattling
but fails to mention that the nuclear weapons capability possessed by Kim Jong II arrived from Communist China.
China had been saber-rattling
after Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui on July 9 said Taipei has redefined its relations with China as "state-to-state," triggering an accumulated 14% fall in stock prices last week.
South Korea along with other regional powers have maintained a sharp critical language against the North Korean such "saber-rattling
" recurring actions, however, Moscow has opted to maintain a largely diplomatic tone.
Analysts expect some volatility in the stock markets, which could be spooked if Beijing engages in saber-rattling