Skip to comments.Uh oh: Chinese ships sail into Japanese waters near disputed islands
Posted on 09/13/2012 7:47:17 PM PDT by TigerClaws
Twitter is blowing up over this as Im writing. The best thing I can do to get you up to speed is send you to this nifty Foreign Policy precis of the standoff. Nutshell version: Japan says the islands, which it calls the Senkaku, belong to it. (In fact, the Japanese government formally purchased them from their private owners just two days ago, partly to prevent them from being bought by Japanese nationalists and developed to spite China.) China says that the islands, which it calls the Diaoyu, actually belong to it per post-WWII agreements. The U.S. is obliged by treaty to defend Japan if its attacked; on the other hand, the agreements Chinas citing to stake its own claim to the islands were authored by the U.S. Time for the Foreign-Policy President and Hillary to huddle. Quickly.
Two eternally rival nations, one a rising power and the other fading, locked in a territorial dispute that stems in part from the last time they went to war with each other. What could go wrong?
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I predicted this...
The distraction the Chinese have been waiting for is occurring in the ME. Hold tight, this could be a very bumpy ride.
Of course it is questionable if Japan would resist, but if they were to, the Chinese would be in for a severe shock. Japan possesses what is probably the second most effective maritime force in the world and a naval tradition to go with it.
Has the Obama campaign and MSNBC (I know, there’s no diferrence) blamed Bush or Romney yet?
Don’t forget Congress. They can always blame Congress whenever convenient.
Japan would also fight for the islands for the fishing rights around it and the mineral rights to the sea bed under it.
All hell is breaking loose. Can’t a man just campaign and golf?
PLAN subs always skulking around down there, the PRC has also been pilling this kind of stuff in the Spratly Islands also.
Someone will get their eye put out —been brewing a long time.
Japan just signed a deal to operate UAVs off of Guam, which legally is a huuuuge deal in post-war Japanese history.
I have been keepin my eye on this for a long time.
VN and the PRC had a 4 day navy battle over this in 1976 or so..
Send Joe .... he can handle it:
BIDEN: I’m supposedly an expert on foreign policy. Well, you know, an expert from where I come from is anyone from out of town with a briefcase. I do not have a briefcase.
Now there is a great idea for a billboard. RNC, are you listening?
And the basketball season will be starting soon!!
China recently took some other islands close to Vietnam and others, yet, closer to the Philippines.
My fear—Our enemies are in Cahoots. They might plan something together to act in concert. On same day—Iran attacks Israel, Egypt attacks Israel, North Korea attacks south Korea, China moves on her islands or attacks Taiwan, Cuba hits Jamaica, Russia moves on Georgia or Belarus. Then what do we do?
After reading the article we made a promise after WW2. Taiwan was also in that agreement.
Good time for enemies to make a move while Obummer is distracted so I think your scenario is a realistic one. What to do? Help Israel if possible and other than that, hunker down and defend our shores.
True that. He’s got enough on his plate, and you know how Michelle feels about a lot on the plate.
He’ll blame Republicans.
Friends in Taiwan tell me they don’t expect our help.
South Korea can burn for all I care. We use our resources to help Israel and Georgia.
Aw naw! Will this nightmare ever end?
Obama would send out several strongly worded letters with checks enclosed for a billion each.
Obama will want to weigh all options and think about it for 48 hours and then after a round of golf make a hard and crucial decision.
To make things even more ... ahem ... interesting ... there are some higher ups in chicom politburo (or whatever they call it) who have gone mising - in fact one of these is like the heir apparent and their 10 year cycle of choosing new leaders is very close. So who knows - Interesting Times.
New International Version (NIV)
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Japan should consider a brief visit to Tibet perhaps.
Looks like she wasn't avoiding the DNC, she was attempting to prevent the US in having to defend Japan.
Ping to post #34.
North Korea attacks South Korea: Not much more we can do, but the SK military is very tough. I'm not at all sure China would allow NK to do this - they might take action themselves to defend their big trading partner SK. NK is like a wild dog China likes to use to terrify the neighbors, but they know they have little control over the dog and will put it down if they have to.
China moves on her islands or attacks Taiwan: Nothing we can do in either case. But again, barring a military coup, China's leadership isn't going to mess up the good economic thing they have going just to plant a different flag on a nearby hill. Taiwan will rejoin China within the next 25 years or so, no matter what happens, and Beijing knows it.
Cuba hits Jamaica: Obama wouldn't do anything - but any other President would smash Cuba - fast. That's too close to our borders.
Russia moves on Georgia or Belarus: With Georgia, we try to mediate and stop the fighting as fast as possible - with Belarus, we do nothing: Putin is better than Lukashenko. The US has exactly zero ability to influence affairs in Russia's sphere of influence, and we shouldn't waste resources trying.