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Be prepared for combat: Chinese general (China-Japan islands dispute)
IANS via MSN India ^ | 14 Sep 2012 | IANS

Posted on 09/14/2012 6:59:38 AM PDT by Qbert

Beijing: A senior Chinese general has urged the army not to be slack and be prepared for any possible military combat. The remark comes amid rising tensions between China and Japan over some disputed islands.

Efforts should be made to ensure that the military is capable of resolutely performing its duty to safeguard the country's national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity whenever it is needed by the Party and the people, said Gen. Xu Caihou, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission.

Xu made the remarks on Thursday during an inspection of military units in north China's Shanxi Province, reported Xinhua. The military should improve its competence in the deterrent and operational missions, Xu said.

The army should always keep its political resolution, ideological stability and unity, Xu said. Moreover, Xu told the military to improve efforts to keep the soldiers well-informed of important current events and policies.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.in.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; islandsdispute; japan

1 posted on 09/14/2012 6:59:42 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert
The international community should allow Japan to rearm.. Heavily. That would put the fear of god into the Chicoms, and the North Koreans
2 posted on 09/14/2012 7:02:19 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: Qbert

This is the big story people mostly are missing.

Cinese commies are thugs. They are about to have the biggest economy and are rapidly building up their military. They figure they at least can take control of the Pacific, and they believe we will not risk nuclear war with them.


3 posted on 09/14/2012 7:05:09 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Qbert

Hopefully they won’t, but if the Chinese are to act, it’d be in their best interests to do it while America is flat on its back with a non-leader in the White House.


4 posted on 09/14/2012 7:06:57 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Williams

You have to wonder if that is by Chinese design. The video’s origins are still unknown.


5 posted on 09/14/2012 7:07:20 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Williams
They figure they at least can take control of the Pacific, and they believe we will not risk nuclear war with them.

And they're right. Obama has already foresworn use of the nukes.

6 posted on 09/14/2012 7:09:47 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Williams; Jeff Head
Our FRiend and brother, Jeff Head, has been telling us about this for YEARS
7 posted on 09/14/2012 7:10:46 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Williams

"This is the big story people mostly are missing. Cinese commies are thugs. They are about to have the biggest economy and are rapidly building up their military. They figure they at least can take control of the Pacific, and they believe we will not risk nuclear war with them."

Yep. I fear Japan will soon become the next country that gets thrown under the bus.

8 posted on 09/14/2012 7:11:12 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert
Just another reason for Obama to snub yet another valuable and strategic ally.

This is as much a test of America's resolve as it is the Japanese.

9 posted on 09/14/2012 7:15:36 AM PDT by bayliving (I suffer from democrat induced tourette syndrome...)
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To: Qbert

The Japanese can hold their own in a fight.


10 posted on 09/14/2012 7:18:34 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Williams

Problem is one of the islands were suppose to be returned to China after WW2. Even Taiwan claim the islands. The US were the author of the proposal where the island in dispute were to be returned to China in 1945. The US open this issue and if we are smart, leave it alone, otherwise who originated the proposal to return the island to China will be raised. That is why our forefathers urged nonentanglement, or atleast minimize it. Decisions of the past come back to haunt us. Remember if the Jews can claim lands of Judea and Samaria after being absent for 1700 years or more, I guess China can claim it after losing it to Japan in 1895. So how does the US resolve this? We accept claims over 1700 years ago but not promises made 67 years ago? Just like religious freedom. Condemn one nation for requiring Christian churches to register with gov vs ignoring gov that will arrest Christians for having a Bible or wearing a crucifix ala Saudi Arabia? When one talks out of both ends of their mouth, setting one standard for one nation and ignoring same standard for another nation, that is the quickest way to make an enemy. We been doing that to China since the Soviet Union fell. It is like DoD/Arms Industry need another boggie man to justify huge Defense Contracts. We had a chance to withdraw from the world and rebuild our Treasury and other needs, but we blew it in the 1990’s. Now we have angry China (1.3 billion) and angry Muslims (1.1 billion) against US with (350 million and broke).


11 posted on 09/14/2012 7:20:38 AM PDT by Fee
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To: yank in the UK

Japans problem isn’t weapons, its pacifism right down in their DNA. After a 2 nuke attitude adjustment, they got REAL peaceful.

Germans are very very non-warlike now too. You know, currently there’s a culture thats a fine candididate for that treatment too. That really is all it would take is a string of Nukes over mecca, and medina, islamabad, tehran, and yemen.
It would be the best thing for world peace to ever happen.


12 posted on 09/14/2012 7:26:04 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: yank in the UK

I lived in Japan, for 8 years, that was some time ago....but, I have a feel of Japanese abilities, and so, if the Chinese lock horns with Japan, it will be one hell-of-fight....Japan, IMHO, has all the components of N weapons, all that is required is to assemble, and deliver


13 posted on 09/14/2012 7:27:51 AM PDT by B212
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To: B212

The Japanese could build a Honda quality missile and nuke as fast as they wanted. They’re good. But i wonder if they could ever be brought to a state that they would go to war.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 7:30:21 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: B212

The Japanese could build a Honda quality missile and nuke as fast as they wanted. They’re good. But i wonder if they could ever be brought to a state that they would go to war.


15 posted on 09/14/2012 7:31:03 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Fee

No one wanted Israel so the Jews claimed it.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 7:31:20 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: Qbert
One thing about Japan: They are so freakin WEIRD that any attack they launch will be so bizarre that the Chinese will be blindsided.

Anyone who does something like THIS, and THIS, and THIS, is off the chain weird.


17 posted on 09/14/2012 7:34:43 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: B212

Konichiwa, they now have AWACS and air refueling capability. They may already have a few nukes.


18 posted on 09/14/2012 7:38:12 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: Lazamataz

They love their short skirted sailor gals.


19 posted on 09/14/2012 7:39:43 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: Qbert
When barry the fag skips security briefings... this is the kind of intel he is thumbing his nose at. He may be receiving his ME intel from al qaeda and the mb but he needs to remember that we are surrounded by enemies far more powerful than those with rpg’s and AK’s.

LLS

20 posted on 09/14/2012 7:47:06 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: yank in the UK

The international community isn’t stopping Japan from rearming. In fact I think certain of their allies ahhrmmm... (us) would love them to take a more assertive military role. They are one of the worlds most respectable nations with one of the worlds largest economies.

It is not countries that run amok and rape their neighbors. It is cabals that manage to seize countries. Admiral Raymond Spruance is credited with saying something like “there are enough brutes in any country, and enough of the brute in each of us” for what happened to happen anywhere.

“Japan put up a fine fight during this war, he began. . . The brutal treatment accorded our prisoners of war by the Japanese military caused many of our people to hate the Japanese. From my observations in Japan last year I never had the feeling that the mass of the Japanese people were in any way cruel or brutal. Their treatment of animals and children was quite the contrary. My only explanation was that cruelty and brutality were deliberately fostered in the Army and to some extent the Navy as a matter of high policy with the idea of producing tougher fighting men.

“There are always enough brutes in any population and enough of the brute in each individual to make this easy. The difficult thing in war is for the high command to restrain the brutal instincts which fighting tends to arouse in many individuals, while at the same time conducting relentlessly the operations which the war requires. For my own part I never found that I had to develop in myself a hatred of the Japanese as a race, in order to make what I hoped would be a good war against them.” (Bue, Thomas B., The Quiet Warrior: A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, 1974)


21 posted on 09/14/2012 7:47:37 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: yank in the UK
The international community should allow Japan to rearm.. Heavily

Umm...they're already re-armed. They have the second-best Navy in the world, one that is clearly superior to the Chinese Navy.

Just because they call it a Self-Defense Force instead of a Navy means nothing.

22 posted on 09/14/2012 7:53:46 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: DesertRhino

If you want to get the Japs attention you have to drop the big one. Twice. In my opinion, those nukes saved more Japanese lives than it took. It is often noted that taking the islands would have cost up to a million Allied casualties. Given the Japanese stubbornness, I think it may have cost as many as four million Japanese lives with the refusals to surrender and the commission of suicide by the propagandized populace. And it was accomplished with the loss of a lousy hundred thousand lives or so. It was a terrible, terrible thing, but it was the right call.

I think we all have a sense that someday someone is going to set off a nuke again. It’s just the way of the world - if something can happen, it will, sooner or later.


23 posted on 09/14/2012 7:59:27 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: Qbert
Is this the same or different set of islands in dispute with the Philippines?
24 posted on 09/14/2012 8:21:03 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Fee

China has been laying claim to islands that are not theirs all over SE Asia. Why are these any different?


25 posted on 09/14/2012 8:24:48 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Williams

+1 on the press missing this.

China has sent military ships into Japanese waters.

To quote the intellect of the Democratic party: “this is a big ******* deal.”


26 posted on 09/14/2012 8:26:01 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The Democratic Party has become the Beclowning Party)
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To: Strategerist
Umm...they're already re-armed. They have the second-best Navy in the world, one that is clearly superior to the Chinese Navy.

I'm thinking he means nukes.

27 posted on 09/14/2012 8:27:01 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

China is the new Greater East-Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere.


28 posted on 09/14/2012 8:27:20 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Strategerist
Umm...they're already re-armed. They have the second-best Navy in the world, one that is clearly superior to the Chinese Navy.

Just because they call it a Self-Defense Force instead of a Navy means nothing.

Yup, call it what you want, but Japan is Japan and I would never dream of screwing around with anything that belongs to Japan. Japan needing N weapons is horsecrap.

29 posted on 09/14/2012 8:27:31 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Strategerist

They were going to vote to get rid of the self defense force tag.


30 posted on 09/14/2012 8:30:30 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: Army Air Corps

pei ping


31 posted on 09/14/2012 9:25:28 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: yank in the UK
They already have, to a large degree. The Japanese Navy is one of the most powerful in the world. Heck, they even have two light carriers, with another two under construction. They just got around the treaties banning them from having carriers by calling them helicopter-destroyers. Image and video hosting by TinyPic Yes - a destroyer comparable in size to an Essex and capable of carrying the F-35s that Japan is planning to buy. Their air and ground forces aren't anything to scoff at either.
32 posted on 09/14/2012 10:48:40 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
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