Skip to comments.Is China Mobilizing For A War With Japan?
Posted on 02/10/2013 6:36:14 PM PST by Perdogg
We don't know if it merely a coincidence that a story has emerged discussing a Chinese mobilization in response to the ongoing territorial feud with Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands (and the proximal massive gas field) the very week that China celebrates its new year (and days after news that a Chinese warship was very close to firing on a Japanese destroyer). We don't know how much of the story is based in reality, and how much may be propaganda or furthering someone's agenda. What we do know is that the source of the story: offshore-based, Falun Gong-affiliated NTDTV has historically been a credible source of information that the China communist party desperately tries to censor, such as breaking the news of the SARS epidemic in 2003 some three weeks before China publicly admitted it. Its motto is "to bring truthful and uncensored information into and out of China." If that is indeed the case, and its story of major troop movements and mobilization of various types of military vehicles and artillery into the Fujian and Zhejian provinces, bordering the East China Sea and closest to the Diaoyu islands, is accurate, then hostilities between China and Japan may be about to take a major turn for the worse.
Fujian and Zhejian provinces highlighted below:
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Everyone but the US is getting ready for war. Well ok, you could add the EU to that list.
DHS is. They need to be next on the sequester list.
Those provinces are next to Taiwan, also...
Must be a pretty big mobilization if 100 military vehicles are on a road.
After what the Japs did to the Chinks during WWII - Turn around is fair play.
See how the Japanese would like having the table turned on them.
If China is gearing for war it is against India and Russia. Japan is about in a same position as it was Britain against Hitler. Looks like an easy pick but not so easy in reality.
A test of US resolve may be in the offing. Sun-Tzu and Mao-Tse Tung used the correlation of forces as a war strategy and it may be in the PRC’s favor with The US postponing the resupply of a carrier group. If they see us back off, the defense treaty with Japan and the ROC is toast, and so is East Asia.
The EU doesn’t have anything to mobilize. The only thing left is the French Army, and they’re lost in the North African wilderness.
That is sort of a silly comment since we are supposed to defend Japan............
China would like to settle an old score from the war in the 30’s and 40’s. Obama and his two-fisted (/sarc) secy of state Kerry (who served in Vietnam) would offer no resistance.
Zero Hedge is occasionally amusing for its financial conspiracy theories. Geopolitics is where it goes off the deep end. ZH’s Tyler Durden is a lot like the character in the movie - mildly retarded. Except the movie character had an excuse - it’s the natural consequence of being hit in the head repeatedly.
After the millions murdered by the Chinese Communist Party, the only ‘fair play’ will be the downfall of their tyranny, whoever causes it.
On another note, this would provide good cover for a Nork nuke test. I imagine Kim Jong Un has his binoculars out on the balcony of his palace.
While historically the Europeans Africans have been costly, now that the Chinese have tons of mines/farms/ranches would that be a game changer in light of this post?
Apart from endless Chinese whining, it really wasn't that big a deal by historical Chinese or Japanese standards. If we hadn't intervened by imposing a trade embargo on Japan, the newly-minted Japanese on the mainland would be learning via euphemisms in history books about the late unpleasantness during the unification of the mainland Japanese provinces. That's the way history works - there's a semi-pithy Chinese saying that goes: (history records) winners as kings, losers as bandits.
European African wars** have been costly
I understand where you’re coming from and I’m a believer in karma but if Red China beats up on Japan, the world would be worse off. We cannot judge the geopolitical situation of 2013 by 1931 standards. Japan is a horse of a different color now and a strong ally.
What are the implications of a NORK Nuke test? If they do it, what next? I thought they did an underground one a decade ago, and really nothing came of as far as we are concerned.
Looks like they're ready to enforce that claim.