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Shukan Bunshun: Who is Responsible for PLAN Radar Lock-On Incident? (China vs Japan naval incident)
Japan Security Watch ^ | Apr 22, 2013 2:27 pm | Kyle Mizokami

Posted on 09/19/2013 2:11:01 PM PDT by Zhang Fei

From the Japanese weekly magazine “Shukan Bunshun“; February 21, 2013; By Satoshi Tomizaka. Translation by a JSW/ASW pal.

(Regarding this incident here.)

Who is responsible for the Chinese Navy’s radiation of Fire Control Radar (FCR)?

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs broke their silence on 8 February and released a statement in countering Japan’s accusation of a FCR lock-on by stating, “Japan twisted the truth and released the ‘one-sided’ information.”

That same day, an affiliate of PLA lamented as he shared, “Of course we did it…” He continued, as he sighed, “We knew the full scale of the incident shortly after Japan announced the radar projection incident. Naturally, we knew that the radar used was not a warning control system either and understood who gave the orders to radiate the FCR and why. The individuals responsible aren’t trying to hide any details about this incident. The only issue the senior officers had to deal with was the fact that these individuals were not violating any military regulation, nor did they violate any direct orders. Basically, no one told them that they could NOT use the FCR, so the only thing the Chinese government could do in this case was to deny all accusations. Of course, the government fully understands how internationally dangerous and insane this action was but they can’t acknowledge that…”

– Radiating FCR warrants a missile attack in return

Naturally, China’s ruling leadership were also fully aware of the severity of this action. A Chinese foreign diplomat shared, “The Foreign Relations Department was mortified and in sheer panic mode. When the Foreign Ministry spokesperson was asked if China was not aware of this incident, the spokesperson answered after a long silence, ‘That is a safe assumption.’ Judging from the attitude the spokesperson displayed, there was frustration in the Foreign Ministry, especially knowing that the PLA probably did not consult them in advance.”

In fact, there is an overt disregard towards the Foreign Ministry by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). With China’s fundamental concept of “power comes from the gun muzzle” the PLA has unwavering power in the nation. In China, the military is sacred and are protected by privileges and immunities, which give them the right to do whatever they deem appropriate. It is not unusual that the Foreign Ministry is not aware of the PLA’s activities.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; japan
The article provides an eye-opening account of systematic free lancing by the Chinese military without the approval or knowledge of either the Foreign Ministry or the Central Committee. It's an open question whether the Party does control the gun rather than the other way around. If China is an army with a state, not a state with an army, it may eventually proceed down the road that Imperial Japan mapped out 80 years ago.
1 posted on 09/19/2013 2:11:02 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei

If your armed forces are going about pointing guns at people, you should rein them in. Unless you’re looking to start a shooting match with unknown consequences.


2 posted on 09/19/2013 2:39:58 PM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: Zhang Fei

Does this mean there is a similarity in Red CHina to that of the Imperial Japanese before WWII where the civilians in government were not in control of the Japanese military?

3 posted on 09/19/2013 2:44:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statemeYup. My first thought as wt of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Exactly, Ben.

4 posted on 09/19/2013 3:56:00 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Zhang Fei

The Chinese military has LOTS of shiny new toys, and a new confidence in them.

They also know that the primary opposition, the U.S., is now led by a weak and spineless President.

The actions of Russia and China prove the rule that showing weakness to adversaries just invites the bullies to take you on, but to actually say that could be racist, right?

5 posted on 09/19/2013 4:56:24 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck

This has been going on for years. The Soviets did it with us, we did it to them. In the Black Sea, we used to play ‘bumper cars’ with billion dollar cruisers. Weapons have advanced to the point where Continuous Wave (CW) illumination either isn’t required at all, or isn’t needed until the last few seconds or so of missile flight. Illuminating someone may set off the EW gear, but isn’t the big deal it was 20 years ago.

6 posted on 09/19/2013 5:43:22 PM PDT by GreyHoundSailor
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To: GreyHoundSailor
Illuminating someone may set off the EW gear, but isn’t the big deal it was 20 years ago.

Thanks for the tip. Maybe the JSDF is inured to this kind of thing from the Russians, but not from the Chinese, whom they had previously seen as benign. In that case, it's a much needed wake-up call.

7 posted on 09/19/2013 7:56:34 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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