Skip to comments.U.S. Advises Commercial Jets to Honor China’s Rules
Posted on 11/29/2013 5:00:54 PM PST by kristinn
After an internal debate, the Obama administration has decided to tell American commercial airlines to comply with China's demands to be notified of any flights through a broad swath of international airspace that it has claimed as an air defense zone, officials said Friday.
Even as the United States continued to send military planes into the zone in defiance of China's declaration, officials said they expected civilian planes to go along with Beijing's new demands out of an abundance of caution. Officials said they were worried about an accident or unintended confrontation that could endanger civilian passengers.
The administrations decision came hours after China said it had scrambled fighter jets for the first time since declaring the zone last week, a move that was seen by Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States as provocative.
The caution reflected in the administrations decision contrasted with that by Japan's government, which told its civilian airlines not to abide by the Chinese rules after they initially began to voluntarily comply.
Chinas assertion of jurisdiction over the airspace, designed to bolster its claim to islands administered by Japan, is not recognized by any of the major powers in the region but the American decision may irritate Tokyo.
Earlier Friday, in announcing it had scrambled jets, China said it had identified two American surveillance planes and 10 Japanese aircraft in its newly declared air defense zone
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Try to imagine Truman, Ike, LBJ, Nixon or Reagan saying that, much less Andrew Jackson!
More like CARTER every day...!!!
First Iran now China
We are now 3rd world status
He makes Carter look strong.
It is time for Japan to call in the American Ambassador for one of those pro forma dressings down, and they Japan needs to recognize that the US under Obama won’t be coming to their aid in a confrontation with China. Japan needs to move its military up to a full offensive capability and to secretly assemble the nuclear weapons that so many believe they have in component parts.
No confrontation or shootdown will be “accidental”. Remember, this is a communist dictatorship, just like the Soviet Union was when it shot down KAL-007 in the early 1980’s.
Murder by communists is NEVER accidental! Mass murder is always planned!
If you mate Nixon with carter you get an honest shrewd twin and a dishonest weak twin.
Guess which twin Obama is...?
“Americans urge Obama to SPLASH Chinese fighters to send clear message.”
I miss Angels Rally Monkey LOL!
He was so cuteeee
NO I can’t
With exception with this Current US President
He always has to split the baby...
Wow! Already surrendered! The Chi-coms know who they are dealing with.
The American Ambassador to Japan is Caroline Kennedy. She was appointed ambassador because, well, she is a Kennedy.
It won't do Japan any good to call her in. Kennedy probably has no idea what an air defense zone is, what islands are involved, or why Peking is now being called Beijing.
It may be time for Japan, Taiwan, and, South Korean to have a little confab, informal of course, about the matter of Chinese military activity in their neighborhood.
Maybe develop some kind of, informal of course, communication lanes between their command structures.
Maybe develop a mutual defense strategy, informal of course.
Maybe. All informally, of course.
Obama did hold out for a day or so...