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It seems there was an awkward encounter earlier today between the United States and Chinese Navies. The article I read is linked above. You are going to have to read it to understand the conversation that follows, or at least be familiar with the story from another outlet. What follows is a transcript of the top secret high level diplomatic exchange between the two nations that occurred earlier this evening. TB has many sources. The delicate discussion revealed a few new details not previously released to the mainstream media.
American Diplomat, identified only by his code name, Midnight Cowboy–Good Day, sir. I think we ought to talk about what happened.
Chinese Diplomat, using his real name, Long Duk Dong–Must we? You Cowboys….ever since Brokeback we have to “talk” every time there’s an “incident” between us.
MC–Whatever. I was going to say you can’t just approach us whenever you want and demand our attention.
LDD–Hold on a minute Brokeback, it was your ship that was sniffing around our back door.
MC–Are you insinuating WE were harassing YOU?
LDD–I’m saying you weren’t exactly trying to be discrete, leaving that thing dangling from your stern. That was designed to attract our attention, admit it.
MC–No sir, limp duk. What your Navy did to ours was naked aggression!
LDD–Is that what you are calling it these days? No matter our behavior, it was premature for you to discharge your cannon on our vessel!
MC–I have to concede one point here Wang Chung. There is no excuse for our seaman getting your crew all wet. Its just that when they saw all those young men disrobe our gun captains were following the usual protocol by manning and raising their units. These young boys sometimes can’t hold their fire.
LDD–Your candor pleases me. I will in turn take responsibility for our overeagerness. We must remember that the U.S. is charged with lavishing its attention on all manner of enemies and rivals and that its not always just about us.
MC–So we can just act like this never happened?
LDD–I think that is for the best. But might I suggest, next time do not escalate the situation by allowing your men to moon ours as we slip away. It is important in our culture to save face.
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