Skip to comments.China's First Carrier Pointed At Japan Over Senkakus
Posted on 09/27/2012 1:09:09 PM PDT by raptor22
Far East: Wars have started over less weighty issues than the sovereignty of islands in the East China Sea called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.
They are barely rocks above water, but they sit atop valuable resources and are rapidly becoming a flash point as a rising power confronts one whose sun has set.
These islands have become involved in a three-way tug of war between China, Taiwan and Japan with each sending fishing boats, even armed vessels, to the area. Private boats from Japan recently journeyed to the Senkakus to plant the Japanese flag one more time.
The Senkaku Islands are not only rich fishing areas. They also have significant oil deposits vital to a China scouring the world for energy for its growing economy.
Possession of these uninhabited rocks would be the basis for declaring an exclusive economic zone around the islands.
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None of this is good.
That aircarft carrier is a threat to no one but her crew.
Don’t worry we back our allies!!
...Well, err, we used to back our allies. Now the leader of the current regime just bows to our enemies and our allies enemies.
Er ... Senkakus isn’t the son of Porkulus and grandson of Stimulus?
Dont count on that happening You are thinking of our LAST commander in chief.
What are they threatening to do, run it aground? Unless its being manned by Russians, it takes decades to master carrier operations from what understand.
If Chinese plastic is an indicator, I wouldn’t put too much faith in that Carrier, every glass or item in my home with Chinese plastic is fractured with hairline cracks, our politicians have replaced American and Japanese products with inferior junk, thanks Washington!
The issue of the Senkaku Islands has been bubbling away for 30 years but ONLY NOW does it bubble up fiercely.
It’s clearly designed to distract from some huge other (still) secret thing, which is probably a Mount Everest of DEBT.
Until it gets aircraft its just a really wide cruiser
It might make a great fish reef too. ;-)
An ex-navy relative of mine messaged me that his still active Navy Buddies wish to thank the Chi-coms for making a nice juicy live-fire target. They feel there is not much to shoot at now Russia's Military has been so decimated. (He tells me Russia is scuttling more ships then they are building these days.)
And apparently there are no aircraft capable of landing on a carrier. Not to mention pilots able to do so once there are. It’s for prestige, mostly.
Are these the same islands that Japan just bought back from private owners? That might have been the reason.
it is a navy cross waiting to happen.
also, I think they pulled the SSMs off it so it is not enen a really big cruiser right now.
Are you sure they aren't just rusting and sinking in port? ;-)
I say, it looks like Red China is acting the way Imperial Japan did in the years leading up to Pearl Harbor.
So, right now, she will not come near such a disputed, potential combat area. she would be nothing but a big fat target.
I believe this is true of the United States as well.
A few years back that statement would have astonished me but since I've been living in this "Obamanation" for over three years it not only doesn't surprise me, I expect it.
And "that" is very scary and depressing when I think about it.
That photo of four Russian warships that the Democrats accidentally displayed at their convention to back up one of their speeches, just happens to be the entire Russian Far East Fleet -- all four surface combatants left to answer Putin's call.
Four ships. That's it. No, really.
The rest are honey barges, harbor patrol craft, and such. The major ships are all gone, all but these four.
The Japanese experience with trying to train up significant numbers of new naval aviation pilots in 1942-3 after their big losses in the battles of 1942 (when they lost almost their entire 1941 roster of experienced carrier-air flight crewmen and pilots) was dismal. Even with their acute need, they had to stop the practice landings on moored aircraft carriers -- they were just killing pilots.
They had plenty of experience with carrier operations. They just needed pilots -- they'd lost them all in combat. And they just couldn't train them properly under wartime conditions.
Wow that is amazing. I never heard that.
That trend has continues, but it is very slow growth. OBama though, is defunding future research needs. The ships we are building now are already funded by law.
Romney has insisted that he will revuild our military and I believe him. he has gone so far to state that the will restart the F-22 line...which would be great. We stopped building the best aircraft in the world...by far...at only 187 aircraft.