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U.S. vows to defend Japan if conflict erupts in East China Sea
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Posted on 02/08/2014 5:43:28 PM PST by traumer

Washington – Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday that the United States would defend Japan against attack, even in conflicts involving islands claimed by China and Taiwan, as tensions continue to boil between the Asian powers.

Kerry, who said he would visit China next week, met in Washington with Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and reaffirmed the 1960 treaty that commits the United States to protect its ally.

“That includes with respect to the South China Sea,” he said, before correcting himself to say the East China Sea, where China and Japan have conflicting claims.

Fears of conflict rose in November when China imposed an air defense identification zone over much of the East China Sea. Beijing says it now requires notification from planes crossing the Senkaku Islands, long administered by Tokyo.

“The United States neither recognizes nor accepts China’s declared East China Sea ADIZ and the United States has no intention of changing how we conduct operations in the region,” Kerry said.

(Excerpt) Read more at japantimes.co.jp ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: allies; china; danger; japan; uncertainty
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1 posted on 02/08/2014 5:43:28 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

Yeah, Japan. You can trust Obama. Really.


2 posted on 02/08/2014 5:44:03 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: traumer

John Kerry’s VOW and a buck might get you a cup of coffee.


3 posted on 02/08/2014 5:45:25 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: traumer

How ironic to have this poser making this fake commitment.


4 posted on 02/08/2014 5:45:28 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SoFloFreeper; TigerLikesRooster; Jet Jaguar; AmericanInTokyo; Army Air Corps; All

I trust this guy

He been defend Japan for almost 60 year dude making comeback this summer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln8-Y-fIbqM


5 posted on 02/08/2014 5:46:22 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: CMailBag
John Kerry’s VOW and a buck might get you a cup of coffee.

More like a nice, hot, cup of JACK SQUAT!

6 posted on 02/08/2014 5:48:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SevenofNine

There you go!


7 posted on 02/08/2014 5:49:33 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: traumer

And, thanks to Kerry, Iran will send up the nukes as soon as our back is turned.

Dig a shelter, dig it deep.


8 posted on 02/08/2014 5:49:36 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: traumer

This is not good. We do not want to be involved when China goes for Japan. The Chinese want payback for the Japanese atrocities during WW2.


9 posted on 02/08/2014 5:49:56 PM PST by Taylor42 (Hillary - Not now NOT EVER!)
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To: traumer

This is the most dangerous time in world history. Nobody knows what Obama would do. He is a petulant, irrational childlike thug.


10 posted on 02/08/2014 5:51:04 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: CMailBag

Precisely what I thought, lol.

I’m sure the poor Japanese, reliant upon our military, takes little comfort in this idiots hollow words.


11 posted on 02/08/2014 5:51:09 PM PST by Vanbasten
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To: Jet Jaguar

Jet Jaguar I am going watch remake of Godzilla look good I hope doesn’t suck yeah you know who I talking about LOL!


12 posted on 02/08/2014 5:53:36 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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13 posted on 02/08/2014 5:53:50 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: traumer

Yeah, yeah. Kerry will hop into his Swift Boat and take on the entire Chinese Navy.

Or is it the Japanese Navy?

Well . . . anyway. He’ll do the job, as long as he isn’t busy doing something else.


14 posted on 02/08/2014 5:54:00 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: traumer
http://news.yahoo.com/iran-says-warships-sailing-towards-u-agency-214302042--finance.html

Reagan is rolling over in his grave.

15 posted on 02/08/2014 5:56:15 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: traumer

Another red line.


16 posted on 02/08/2014 6:00:57 PM PST by AU72
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To: traumer
is that new speak for saying we will uphold our end of the treaty we signed at the end of the war???
17 posted on 02/08/2014 6:01:57 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SoFloFreeper

With one of the two carrier battle groups available at any given time...


18 posted on 02/08/2014 6:04:02 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: traumer

I am a member of the mac daddy administration.

Would I lie to you, you can trust us.


19 posted on 02/08/2014 6:04:06 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc

Japan - don’t bet your farm...


20 posted on 02/08/2014 6:10:10 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer
John Kerry vowed Friday that the United States would defend Japan against attack...

Not if Bath House has anything to do with it.

21 posted on 02/08/2014 6:10:27 PM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
This is the most dangerous time in world history.

Hardly, we are still far from what it was during the Cold War.

22 posted on 02/08/2014 6:16:28 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: traumer

These ocean rocks, in dispute for centuries, are not worth the bones of a single American serviceman.


23 posted on 02/08/2014 6:18:22 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: traumer

Kerry’s promise plus $1.99 will get you a breakfast burrito.


24 posted on 02/08/2014 6:22:29 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: All

OR we could send this lady to China

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKzgrMUSWik


25 posted on 02/08/2014 6:29:05 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: traumer

If I were Japan...I’d be sweating bullets.

Look at the help and assistance our Ambassador, Chris Stevens got in BENGHAZI. And that was sovereign US soil.


26 posted on 02/08/2014 6:31:15 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: traumer

Japan should be nervous.


28 posted on 02/08/2014 6:34:13 PM PST by sport
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To: ansel12

Uh....in case you are just waking up....we’re not that far at all.


29 posted on 02/08/2014 6:34:39 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: traumer

I’m sure that gives Japan great comfort since it’s coming from the Obama admin.


30 posted on 02/08/2014 6:40:37 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Howie66

I think we are far from it, the tension in the mid 1980s was palpable in Western Europe, many of us expected the Soviets to move between 1984 and 1986, and that would have been the end of the world as we know it.


31 posted on 02/08/2014 6:42:59 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Taylor42

True. If Abe keeps rewarding historical revisionist nuts with high political positions, the backlash should be on his head alone.


32 posted on 02/08/2014 6:45:46 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: traumer

From the same US State Dept that let it’s own Ambassador to Libya be murdered, and then lied about it for domestic politics.


33 posted on 02/08/2014 6:47:08 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: AU72
“Another red line.”

With our present CIC it's probably pink or lavender.

34 posted on 02/08/2014 6:47:28 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: traumer

If I were Japan, I’d be arming up as soon as possible. If they’re lucky, the US MAY sell them armaments, oil, and coal.


35 posted on 02/08/2014 6:49:17 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: sport

I don’t know. Several years back a prominent Japanese physicist was asked how long it would take for them to start producing nuclear warheads, if they decided to.

The answer was something along the lines of “if we’re told on Monday, then the first one by Thursday. Or maybe Friday.

Now that might just be bluster, but any reasonable analysis says the Japanese can have warheads in a timespan messured in weeks, not months.

THAT would pretty much make every other country in the region flip out. No one wants Japan to have nukes. But the ChiComs are going to assume the Japanese are bluffing, when they’re really playing chicken. I actually think we can trust Obama and Kerry on this ..


36 posted on 02/08/2014 6:49:47 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: ansel12

There was really only two times when war between Russia and the US was ever close during the cold war. First at Cuba with the missiles and then when the computer error led to a launch warning. Sure it seemed like things were much closer but not really.

IMO we are far far closer to a world war then at any time since Ferdinand was shot.


37 posted on 02/08/2014 6:49:55 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yup—the diplomatic kiss of death. Japan is on its own.


38 posted on 02/08/2014 6:50:42 PM PST by rbg81
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To: driftdiver

You should have been there in the mid 80s to tell us we had nothing to worry about as we faced an astounding Soviet military, one built on attack.

Americans knew that we could be destroyed as a nation at any moment, we aren’t living on the edge like we did when the world was divided into two armed camps, and Europe and the United States were to be the first to be destroyed.


39 posted on 02/08/2014 6:54:01 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Cicero

He’s writing up the citations for his new medals as we speak..


40 posted on 02/08/2014 6:54:16 PM PST by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: SevenofNine

I think that Prince of Space will also get involved.


41 posted on 02/08/2014 7:09:34 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ansel12

Oh I was ‘there’. I was there when a 3 star told us they thought NK was ready to come across the DMZ and to expect 75% causalities.

There is no strong nation today, just a bunch of fairly strong ones and a weakly led US. Add in a bunch of smaller very nervous countries who are trying to protect themselves and their resources.


42 posted on 02/08/2014 7:11:58 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

If Japan is attacked, Kerry will condemn the action in the strongest terms. China better watch out, considering what Obama did to the nerve gassers in Syria and the murderers in Benghazi.


43 posted on 02/08/2014 7:24:19 PM PST by Rainier1789 (My Constitution has a 2nd and 10th Amendment)
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To: driftdiver

The world is not in a room filled with gasoline while the two sides hold matches, like it was.


44 posted on 02/08/2014 7:27:30 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: ansel12

No its in a room filled with death worshipers holding lit matches while a couple of semi-sane people argue about meaningless trivia.


45 posted on 02/08/2014 7:30:37 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: traumer

I’m shocked, really.


46 posted on 02/08/2014 7:32:19 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: driftdiver

I don’t know what that means.


47 posted on 02/08/2014 7:35:07 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: ansel12

If you like your Japan, you can keep your Japan...


48 posted on 02/08/2014 7:41:52 PM PST by broken_clock (Do it Sarah! Cut the ties that bind.)
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To: traumer

Yeah, just like he’s defending our southern border and our Atlantic coast.


49 posted on 02/08/2014 8:24:44 PM PST by bgill
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To: traumer

Now, let’s see...

Obama promised to defend Israel.
He has made Israel an international pariah.

Obama promised to defend Iraq.
He didn’t.

Obama promised to defend Afghanistan.
He hasn’t.

Now Obama is making more promises about America’s protection. Does anyone believe Obama?

I certainly don’t! Why does anyone?


50 posted on 02/08/2014 8:54:02 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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