Skip to comments.In dispute over islands, Japan trades water-cannon fire with Taiwan as meets with China
Posted on 09/25/2012 7:44:39 PM PDT by JerseyanExileEdited on 09/25/2012 8:16:49 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
Japanese and Taiwanese ships shot water cannon at each other Tuesday in the latest confrontation over tiny islands in the East China Sea, as Japan met with another rival, China, in an effort to tamp down tensions.
About 40 Taiwanese fishing boats and 12 patrol boats entered waters near the islands on Tuesday morning, briefly triggering an exchange of water cannon fire with Japanese coast guard ships. Coast guard officials said the Taiwanese vessels had ignored warnings to get out of their territory, and the Taiwanese ships pulled back after being fired upon.
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You mean like squirt guns?
Except for the stench of cordite, blood, and floating corpses.
Other than that, it's just the same.
If this is warfare in the 21st century.. I can live with it.
Taiwan is working with the Chinese?
It was kind of strange for Taiwan to put their nose into this wasn’t it?
Almost like a Lyndon LaRouche of the Senkaku Island dispute.
Taiwan is trying to upstage the Chinese.
Remember that Taiwan still, sort of, pretends to be the rightful government of all China. Sort of a government in exile.
I thought they had given this stuff up.
They also claim some of the Spratleys
Thanks, this is an area that I haven’t kept up with.
Have you seen my blog?
For some reason some of the articles don’t show up unless you click the sidebar link.
Indirectly. Then again the KMT may as well be run but the politburo in Beijing these days. They want to unify, and fascism with communist past and open Han nationalism is not that dissimilar from certain KMT policies in the past.
A real pissing match they’ve got going on there... </rollseyes>
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