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US criticizes new China zone, vows to defend Japan
Yahoo News ^ | 11/23/2013 | Yahoo News

Posted on 11/24/2013 1:51:15 PM PST by Zhang Fei

Geneva (AFP) - The United States said Saturday it was "deeply concerned" and committed to defending Japan after China announced an air zone in the East China Sea that includes disputed islands.

In a move that US ally Japan branded as "very dangerous," China said it was setting up the "air defense identification zone" over the islands administered by Tokyo to "guard against potential air threats."

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Hagel reiterated that the Japanese-administered Senkaku islands -- which the Chinese claim and call the Diaoyu -- fell under the US-Japan security treaty, meaning that Washington would defend its ally Tokyo if the area is attacked.

"We are in close consultation with our allies and partners in the region, including Japan. We remain steadfast in our commitments to our allies and partners," Hagel said.

The defense chief made clear that the United States, which stations more than 70,000 troops in Japan and South Korea, would not respect China's declaration of control over the zone.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; chinaairzone; chinajapan; disputedislands; japan; senkakuislands; texasfossil; usally
First official declaration I've seen anywhere that the Senkakus are covered under the US-Japan mutual defense treaty.
1 posted on 11/24/2013 1:51:15 PM PST by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei

Just a thought...

Perhaps the USA should respond by ramping (down) the massive amount we buy from China.

Just saying.

We could bring back businesses, to America.


2 posted on 11/24/2013 1:58:24 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Zhang Fei

I’m sure Obama has the Chinese quaking in their boots......


3 posted on 11/24/2013 1:59:13 PM PST by wny
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4 posted on 11/24/2013 2:01:12 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Zhang Fei

They won’t be getting much sleep in Nagatacho tonight.


5 posted on 11/24/2013 2:01:57 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Zhang Fei
I don't think the Chi-Coms want to mess with Resident Obama....


6 posted on 11/24/2013 2:02:48 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Zhang Fei

President Obama promises Japan:

“If you like your air zone...

...you can keep your air zone.”


7 posted on 11/24/2013 2:06:34 PM PST by moovova
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Hagel reiterated that the Japanese-administered Senkaku islands -- which the Chinese claim and call the Diaoyu -- fell under the US-Japan security treaty, meaning that Washington would defend its ally Tokyo if the area is attacked.
Just thought we could use some early notice of the next place of retreat by Zero and his cadre. Thanks Zhang Fei.


8 posted on 11/24/2013 2:07:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Zhang Fei

“First official declaration I’ve seen anywhere that the Senkakus are covered under the US-Japan mutual defense treaty.”

This official declaration about the islands had already been made last year by the state department.

China is clearly viewing the Iran deal as a sign of weakness and decided that this was the opportune time to begin flexing their muscles in the region. This is not good.


9 posted on 11/24/2013 2:08:37 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Zhang Fei

Japan should feel safe they are as good a friend to Obama as, say, Israel.


10 posted on 11/24/2013 2:11:06 PM PST by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, aaaaaa, you can keep your country")
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To: Zhang Fei

Japan has a huge navy and a pretty big Air Force, they can defend themselves


11 posted on 11/24/2013 2:11:31 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Zhang Fei

Sure, but what is this clown posse going to do about it?

Dash off a strongly worded statement from the Twelfth tee?


12 posted on 11/24/2013 2:14:55 PM PST by Unrepentant VN Vet (For why should my Freedom be judged by anothers conscience? 1 Cor 10:29)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
This official declaration about the islands had already been made last year by the state department. China is clearly viewing the Iran deal as a sign of weakness and decided that this was the opportune time to begin flexing their muscles in the region. This is not good.

I've been following the subject off and on, but I did not see that explicit declaration. I'll agree with you that the Chinese probably see the Iranian pact as a sign of American weakness.

David Cameron is the second coming of Neville Chamberlain. I understand why Obama caved, but Cameron is supposed to be a member of the Conservative Party that staged the Suez Canal takeover in the 50's and regained the Falklands in the 80's. At the risk of sounding of sounding prejudiced, I'm gonna say that having two Scotsmen in a row run Britain was bound to end in tears.

13 posted on 11/24/2013 2:21:56 PM PST 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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To: Cringing Negativism Network
>>Perhaps the USA should respond by ramping (down) the massive amount we buy from China<<

This starts in every Americans home. Read the labels. I have had a personal China boycott for years. My appliances are American made, autos, tractor, horse tack...you name it. If I can't buy American, I'll buy goods from Mexico or Vietnam...whatever, but I won't be Chinese.

Americans bought into the globalist lie that Americans want cheaper goods...problem is, cheaper meant cheezy quality.

Besides, American corporations are allowed by China to pollute the crap out of their air and water to pad their bottom line. Little environmental/worker safety regs. like we have here in the states.

Buy American!

14 posted on 11/24/2013 2:24:59 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: Zhang Fei

In the words of don rumsfeld, “weakness is provocative”. I wouldn’t be astounded if mexico claimed possession of half of texas next week.

what is this box-of-kittens-administration going to do about it?


15 posted on 11/24/2013 2:28:01 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yea, but that’s too radical an idea for the “free trade uber alles!” crowd, who thinks that trading with commies is A-OK, just as lone as they get to buy cheaper and cheaper crap at Walmart.


16 posted on 11/24/2013 2:34:20 PM PST by NVDave
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To: Zhang Fei

wish we’d get on japan’s ass for the radiation issue that’s seriously affecting our country they’re taking their sweet time not dealing with. bye bye pacific and west coast. jet stream takes that crap deep over the country. and it isn’t ending, it’s getting worse.

msm has been strongarmed not to mention it anymore.


17 posted on 11/24/2013 2:37:14 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Sternly worded letter to follow. Soon.

No, really. Soon.


18 posted on 11/24/2013 2:41:50 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Zhang Fei
The US vows to defend Japan?

Be very afraid, Japan. Be very afraid.

19 posted on 11/24/2013 2:49:12 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: servantboy777

“-—boycott for years”-—make that decades at my house. Remember when Walmart used to advertise “American made”? That was up to the early 80’s. About 1985 my wife and I thot we’d take a trip thru the local Walmart to see if they had anything we could use. The first thing I picked up was a pair of boots, looked at the bottoms, and noted “made in China.” We walked on thru and haven’t been back. I still have bumperstickers on my trucks that say “eat your import”. Quality and SERVICE are always the issues so there is very little chicom krap at my place.

Note that it was Hagel making the large statement of support. Curious because he hasn’t taken a firm position on anything so far including advocating clean underwear. Shooting his mouth off really makes it a sure thing fur shure?


20 posted on 11/24/2013 2:54:23 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Zhang Fei

If you like your island, you can keep your island.. Period..

Japan, don’t trust him. Your the wrong color/religion..


21 posted on 11/24/2013 2:57:59 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Zhang Fei

poor japan now they are doomed with friends like us under nobama


22 posted on 11/24/2013 3:31:44 PM PST by ldish (Have had enough...you??????)
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To: cherokee1
>>Remember when Walmart used to advertise “American made”?<<

Remember when Walmart used to advertise, American made and got busted for labeling foreign goods as American?

That is when my boycott began. Not sure how many years now.

So...hey, I've finally met another Chicom boycotter...lol.

23 posted on 11/24/2013 3:35:45 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: Zhang Fei
The United States said Saturday it was "deeply concerned" and committed to defending Japan after China announced an air zone in the East China Sea that includes disputed islands.

So, is this another RED LINE for the wimp?

24 posted on 11/24/2013 3:39:03 PM PST by bkopto
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To: servantboy777

I need a new refrigerator. My last two GEs didn’t last 5 years. My Samsung makes noises like an old man after Thanksgiving dinner. Can you recommend a good American brand that will last until I retire in 12 years? I don’t care if it is energy efficient. I just want cold beer and no gurgling.


25 posted on 11/24/2013 3:39:57 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: Zhang Fei

Excuse me please, but I was born before Pearl Harbor and WW2, in which my dad spent 3 years in the South Pacific. JAPAN is one of our “Allies”? Since when?


26 posted on 11/24/2013 3:47:41 PM PST by CatDancer (Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. 2 Cor.3:17)
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To: Zhang Fei

I hope obama doesn’t say the following to Japan:

“If you like your islands, you can keep your islands.”


27 posted on 11/24/2013 3:55:19 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: CatDancer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Mutual_Cooperation_and_Security_between_the_United_States_and_Japan


28 posted on 11/24/2013 3:57:23 PM PST 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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To: KingLudd
Yep...Kenmore. American/Canadian made. Bought at Sears. Told’em when I went in...don't even show me anything made in China.

They took me to the Kenmore...had a big ol American flag on the sticker. Purchased about three years ago.

Oh, it does a fine job at keepin mah beer cold. lol

29 posted on 11/24/2013 4:03:06 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: Zhang Fei
Japan needs to test this zone as soon as possible, flood the area with surface ships and have constant fly-bys. Japan need to see how the U.S. will react as much as the Chinese. And they need to do this quickly before the Chinese become entrench or the Japanese will lose the claim by inaction.
30 posted on 11/24/2013 4:03:17 PM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Dear Japan,

The Hussein administration is telling you that if you like your airspace, you can keep it. Period.

Do NOT trust them.

Sincerely,
Ben


31 posted on 11/24/2013 4:04:09 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Zhang Fei

I’m sure Japan has the utmost confidence in Hagel’s words and the honesty of our President. I sure don’t.


32 posted on 11/24/2013 4:04:19 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Zhang Fei

Time to do some community organizin’ in Japan... yea, that will teach China! Then follow it up with some campaign style speeches.


33 posted on 11/24/2013 4:07:58 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Zhang Fei

The Japanese better prepare to go up against China, on their own. They better prepare fast too. The Chi-coms will continue poke and prod with the end of their bayonette until they hit some hard steel. The Japanese better prepare to show the steel.


34 posted on 11/24/2013 4:16:21 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Zhang Fei; All

Slap huge tariffs on the Communist Chinese...and you control the deal

If it wasn’t for the Free Trade Communists who push free Trade with Communist China...we would have a much sounder policy towards Communist China

Heck...I remember when you were EXECUTED for TREASON when you economically supported a Communist enemy

As long as we continue Free Trade Communism and Free Trade with Communist China...we will never be able to deal with Communist China from a position of strength


35 posted on 11/24/2013 6:53:18 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: Real Conservatives Only, Please)
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