Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

China Sends Fighter Jets To Meet Japan's F-15s In The East China Sea
TBI ^ | 1-11-2013 | Robert Johnson

Posted on 01/11/2013 8:29:03 AM PST by blam

China Sends Fighter Jets To Meet Japan's F-15s In The East China Sea

Robert Johnson
Jan. 11, 2013, 8:49 AM

Sino Defence

After repeatedly flying surveillance aircraft into disputed airspace with Japan, and Tokyo scrambling F-15s in response, China's now sending fighters of its own on "routine flights" into the East China Sea.

China Daily:

A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday that Chinese military planes were on"routine flights" in relevant airspace over the East China Sea. Spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks at a press briefing in response to media reports that Japan sent fighter jets to head off a number of Chinese military planes spotted in Japan's "air defense identification zone" over the East China Sea on Thursday.

"China firmly opposes Japan's moves to gratuitously escalate the situation and create tensions," Hong said.

The area north of the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, known as the Diaoyus in China, is reportedly home to billions in oil and gas deposits claimed both by Japan and China.

Responding to China's fighter deployment, Japan is considering permitting its F-15 pilots to fire tracer bullets, as warning shots, against Chinese planes. The Global Times calls this, "A step closer to war."

The Chinese jets could be flying from air base Shuimen, built east of the islands in Fujian Province. Satellite imagery of the base first came to light in 2009, but experts believe it reached completion late last year.

The Taipei Times reported in May 2012 that satellite images showed J-10 combat aircraft, Su-30 fighters, and various unmanned drones arriving at the base.

In addition to aircraft experts believe Russian made S-300 long-range surface-to-air missiles ring the airbase, providing some of the best missile protection in the world. The S-300 is comparable to the U.S. made Patriot missile recently sent to Turkey

(snip)

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; disputedislands; islands; japan; war

1 posted on 01/11/2013 8:29:16 AM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: blam
Last I heard, the Eagle still has a zero loss rate in A to A combat.

/johnny

2 posted on 01/11/2013 8:31:31 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blam

lived on okinawa for three years, glad to be back in the USA (such as it is)


3 posted on 01/11/2013 8:35:31 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JRandomFreeper
"Last I heard, the Eagle still has a zero loss rate in A to A combat."

Technically correct, but the Japanese had an unfortunate incident a number of years ago of one of their F-15s being shot down by friendly air to air fire.

4 posted on 01/11/2013 8:37:27 AM PST by Truth29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: JRandomFreeper
It's been an amazing run, but that record likely won't stand much longer, given the numerical superiority of equal or better opponents, along with the intel the world has gained from studying our methods and equipment these last decades of constant use and from our building our tech.

Proverbs 16:18 has something for us.

5 posted on 01/11/2013 8:41:51 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: GBA
Ping me when the first F-15 is lost in air-to-air combat.

/johnny

6 posted on 01/11/2013 8:45:04 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Jet Jaguar; TigersEye; Jeff Head

Ping.


7 posted on 01/11/2013 8:46:55 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blam

Banzai!!

8 posted on 01/11/2013 8:52:43 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blam

Hoo-boy - another hot spot - not good


9 posted on 01/11/2013 8:55:50 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Truth29

I guess it won’t be too long until the first “accident” happens.


10 posted on 01/11/2013 8:57:38 AM PST by glorgau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: JRandomFreeper
Will do, but I'm sure you'll hear about it the same time that I will.
11 posted on 01/11/2013 9:06:25 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: blam

How long before Obama comes out with a statement in support of our ally Japan? Anyone?


12 posted on 01/11/2013 9:10:39 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mastador1

Better yet, how long before Obama tries to defuse the situtation instead of having us sleepwalk into a war no American should want? We are obligated to support Japan by treaty.


13 posted on 01/11/2013 9:53:43 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Mastador1

Isn’t that what any president would do?


14 posted on 01/11/2013 9:58:19 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: stuartcr

Sorry, I didn’t think I had to mark my comment as sarcasm.
“Isn’t that what any president would do?” We are not talking about Any President, we are talking about Obummer, the guy who apologizes for America across the globe and throws our allies out with the wash water.


15 posted on 01/11/2013 10:14:37 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Vince Ferrer

Oh you mean like he is setting up in Africa?


16 posted on 01/11/2013 10:15:38 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: blam

This aint gonna turn out good.

I always figured China would move in on Taiwan, but this Japan thing fooled me. I suppose they figure they can whip Japan and that leaves the US with one less ally in the Pacific. Get Japan out of the way and what do we use as a base.


17 posted on 01/11/2013 10:22:28 AM PST by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mastador1

ok, I don’t see it happening, too many Americans over there.


18 posted on 01/11/2013 10:46:09 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Venturer
I suppose they figure they can whip Japan and that leaves the US with one less ally in the Pacific.

Nothing is going to happen. This is simply a distraction tool by the Chinese. They will still move on taking Taiwan, and are simply warning Japan to not interfere lest a war front opens with Japan. Chess pieces moving on a big board. Both China and Japan don't want a war with each other, and will not let hostilities get severe. China in the meantime gets more powerful, and eventually takes Taiwan perhaps through a negotiated settlement where Taiwanese are given limited autonomy. China got it's ass handed to them twice by the Japanese in the last 120 years and remembers not to antagonize the Japanese too much.

19 posted on 01/11/2013 11:11:49 AM PST by roadcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Venturer

Get Japan out of the way and what do we use as a base.
*********************************
The Philippines would take us back ... they need the $$$ , we’re already there with MILF suppression teams ... the biggest problem they had with US was that we weren’t discrete enough or publicly polite enough with their women. We could use a friendly port and airfield in that area.


20 posted on 01/11/2013 11:31:26 AM PST by Neidermeyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: blam; roadcat
19 I suppose they figure they can whip Japan and that leaves the US with one less ally in the Pacific.

Nothing is going to happen. This is simply a distraction tool by the Chinese. They will still move on taking Taiwan, and are simply warning Japan to not interfere lest a war front opens with Japan. Chess pieces moving on a big board. Both China and Japan don't want a war with each other, and will not let hostilities get severe. China in the meantime gets more powerful, and eventually takes Taiwan perhaps through a negotiated settlement where Taiwanese are given limited autonomy. China got it's ass handed to them twice by the Japanese in the last 120 years and remembers not to antagonize the Japanese too much.

Read Tom Clancy's Threat Vector, 2012.

21 posted on 01/11/2013 11:37:23 AM PST by MacNaughton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Neidermeyer

Would the MILF suppression teams consist of LBFMs?


22 posted on 01/11/2013 11:38:08 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Neidermeyer

If China starts in with Japan the Phillipines maybe leery of letting us in, and making enemes of China.

That is of course if the Muslim decides to go in at all, and that is another thought too.


23 posted on 01/11/2013 12:19:57 PM PST by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: stuartcr

Different type of MILF. LBFM’s abound , this is their natural habitat after all. Treat them with some respect and the people there will accept us back.


24 posted on 01/11/2013 12:29:11 PM PST by Neidermeyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: MacNaughton
Read Tom Clancy's Threat Vector, 2012.

All fiction, especially the part of Jack Ryan in the White House. The Chinese have Obama working for them in dismantling the USA. We have few heroes at the top working for us. The Chinese leaders care more about protecting their nation than our leaders care about protecting us.

25 posted on 01/11/2013 2:55:49 PM PST by roadcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson