Thursday, April 15, 2010

Japan says China subs, warships came near Okinawa, We want answers!

10 warships including destroyers and submarines, I want answers too! This puts a new light on things. Look at the big picture once again. Japan has got to be rethinking their constant effort to get the US Military to leave Okinawa. It will behoove Japan to have us there. This puts a whole new light on China's turn around on Iran, their monetary finagling, and their last minute turn around on whether or not to attend the nuclear summit.

Just prior to this sudden mood and cooperation change with the US we were being threatened for arming Taiwan, for meeting with the Dalai lama in Washington, and threatened with slowing our economic recovery. I fell for the line of thought that the so called experts were floating that China realized that if we go down so do they. Remember the economic summit?

China is getting increasingly emboldened: Now they are threatening our recovery and everything they can as they tighten the screws on us. I do not think Obama realizes we do not have the leverage we use too! We need each other! Remember US-China ties to shape 21st century'? Both sides must remember what they said just 6 LONG months ago at their 2 day economic summit!

US-China ties 'to shape 21st century

The US and China will never be the same but share the same big boat hit by huge waves

Cooperation between China Russia and the US is critical! Obama is right to say our ties will shape the future of the 21st century. The US and China are eying each other and moving very cautiously as they try to strike a balance. A few years back I began to view our relationship with China as the most important in the world. Not because we drove each others economy but because if at the time with Bush's instigation to war with Russia China due to the fact of how our 2 economies are so intertwined that if something happened China would side with us not Russia.

I am beginning to think China has been playing us! there have been at least three cases of groups of Chinese military ships crossing through the area of Okinawa since November 2008, first 4 ships then 6 then 8 and now 10 including destroyers and submarines. The latest case appeared to be the first involving surfaced submarines. The group of 10 ships, including the submarines, was observed about 90 miles (140 kilometers) southwest of Okinawa in international waters Saturday.
Two missile destroyers and three frigate ships from the same group were spotted participating in a flight exercise of carrier-based helicopters April 7-9, the Defense Ministry's Joint Staff Office said in a statement Tuesday. Japan seeks answers over Chinese warships
The war ships were in international waters but close to Okinawa and Japan was not notified. That area as you may know has natural resources under the ocean and islands claimed by both Nations. China is getting too brazen and at a very suspicious time of posturing for the future. We must unify!

We can not do this alone! Not just Russia but we need China to help with Iran and North Korea. China holds over a trillion dollars of our debt. They make many of our products so we keep them employed and in that respect we keep each others countries going. They sell the majority of the products they make to Wal-Mart and continue to loan us money.

We are intricately inextricably interwoven in a symbiotic roller coaster relationship. I don't know if I like it or not but it works and must continue. It will get bumpy along the way but I trust like it or not our relationship will continue into the foreseeable future. I am seeing China get stronger and increasingly taking over Japan's role in Asia too. We have many differences but one important thing in common, a desire for a successful future for our two countries! Like it or not we need each other and must get along if either one of us have hopes for a viable future!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Tim said...

Hey Patriot
As usual I don't have answers but lots of questions. The top question for me is what's China's ultimate goal. Is it to be THE superpower. Are they crazy like country's of the past and yearn for world domination. Perhaps they just want to be relevant in World power. I think if we don't know what their end game is, we won't be able to follow the right course. I great way to test their nerves would be to have Walmart curtail it's purchasing of products.(Use Safety as a reason)
See how testy they become and what kind of threats ensue.

an average patriot said...

Hi Tim! They are in the Arabian Gulf now too but their presence is welcome there. They are looking at building their first base there.

I don't want to see them encroach on Japan. You know Japan tried to take them during WW2. Long history of war and contention.

That said, we need China to proceed into the future as one successfully. Like it or not our relationship contentious as it is, is cemented into the foreseeable future. Who comes out on top may or may not be the question, I don't really care!

Demeur said...

Call me dumb but isn't this exactly what we did with Japan and Germany after WWII? We lent them tons of money then sold them American goods?

an average patriot said...

Demeur as you know, that is only part of it. Obama plays better than Bush but once again we are getting beat at our own game.