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China: Big U.S. Fleet Nears Disputed Islands, But What For?
Time ^ | September 30, 2012 | Kirk Spitzer

Posted on 10/02/2012 12:22:24 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Big U.S. Fleet Nears Disputed Islands, But What For?

By Kirk Spitzer | September 30, 2012

TOKYO – It’s probably just a coincidence; no need to worry yet. But the U.S. has quietly assembled a powerful air, land and sea armada not far from where Japan and China are squaring off over disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Two Navy aircraft carrier battle groups and a Marine Corps air-ground task force have begun operating in the Western Pacific, within easy reach of the Senkaku Islands. That’s where Japanese and Chinese patrol boats are engaged in an increasingly tense standoff.

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.time.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; diaoyutai; disputedislands; senkaku; usn

1 posted on 10/02/2012 12:22:32 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jeff Head; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; Unam Sanctam; taxesareforever; Avenger; ...

P!


2 posted on 10/02/2012 12:25:24 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Are they allowed to have armed weapons? Or are they being sent for target practice?

Is Hussein posturing?

3 posted on 10/02/2012 12:26:14 PM PDT by stboz
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To: TigerLikesRooster

yeah, just a coincidence...


4 posted on 10/02/2012 12:31:05 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It is like the coach showing up nearby when two kids known to be at odds begin to act up on the playground. That old technique tends to improve behavior without even having to make any sort of comment or warning.


5 posted on 10/02/2012 12:35:32 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hussein just wants to play “Yo momma is” with the chinese..
But the Japs may get offended not understanding “the game”..


6 posted on 10/02/2012 12:41:24 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Good question. 0% of Americans would countenance having two battle groups at serious risk from China so that Japan’s rights to desolate rocks in the Pacific are upheld.


7 posted on 10/02/2012 12:43:36 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I wonder if a Chinese sub will pop-up beside one of our carriers...


8 posted on 10/02/2012 12:43:42 PM PDT by green iguana
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Well, I believe that by treaty were are still responsible for Japan's defense and the Islands are Japanese territory which China has been making some provocative moves toward. I'm just surprised that Obama would actually allow anything that might be viewed as aggressive toward China, (of course with the election coming up, it might just be a diversion so he appears tough, lets just hope he doesn't start World War III in the process...)
9 posted on 10/02/2012 12:44:30 PM PDT by apillar
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To: TigerLikesRooster
China: Big U.S. Fleet Nears Disputed Islands, But What For?

How about because Japan is our ally and Communist China is not?

10 posted on 10/02/2012 12:45:48 PM PDT by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Because this is chess, not checkers.

If the flag goes up in the Middle East and we engage Iran, China strolls on over and takes these islands knowing we wont open another front (even for the Japanese).
11 posted on 10/02/2012 1:00:58 PM PDT by Daus
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To: KantianBurke

Desolate rocks...and the oil and gas underneath


12 posted on 10/02/2012 1:05:48 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: stuartcr

We have plenty of both in this country and from Canada. If Japan wants it, let them foot the bill.


13 posted on 10/02/2012 1:09:28 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

They are. You don’t think we provide our military to them for free, do you?


14 posted on 10/02/2012 1:21:43 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"It's the white man's burden, Lloyd. The white man's burden."
15 posted on 10/02/2012 1:21:57 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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We’re there to support the #1 and #2 funders of our welfare programs debts.

One battle group will fight for the Chinese, the other for the Japanese...


16 posted on 10/02/2012 1:32:30 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: oneolcop

Silly you. You got that backwards ... it’s 0bamaland, remember!


17 posted on 10/02/2012 1:43:53 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Daus

18 posted on 10/02/2012 1:51:51 PM PDT by traumer
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Bikkuri; Lanimal; thewitz2; lefty-lie-spy; wood35; sushiman; ...

Nihon Pingu!!!

How is this all playing out in Japan?

Is Obama ready to shove the Chinese around? LOL.


19 posted on 10/02/2012 2:16:46 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Senkaku islands? China already recently took the Paracels and the Spratlys with the major media purposely ignoring those moves. China now owns the ocean between the Philippines and Vietnam. It’s not all about commodities. China is wanting ocean routes and a consolidation of all people related by genetics/history/heritage into China first. Then, the world.

IMO, the big war is far more probable than most people realize. Nuke exchanges will soon be far more likely than in the past, too (see the SCO’s pit bulls: Iran, Syria, Sudan, all).


20 posted on 10/02/2012 2:24:18 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: green iguana

I believe the whole story of a Chinese Submarine suddenly sneaking into our carrier battle group is a fabrication. I believe we were tracking the submarine the whole time and gathering valuable data on it. As Napoleon Bonaparte, one of the greatest military tacticians in history, said “Never interrupt your enemy, when he is making a mistake.”


21 posted on 10/02/2012 5:12:25 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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