Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Building tension? Japan construction plans on Senkaku " Diaoyu"?

 China’s government was incensed by the move, branding it as an affront to Chinese sovereignty and an act of provocation on the part of the Japanese. Although the islands are uninhabited, they are believed to house significant gas resources and the sea around them is a rich fishing ground. The further complicate the territorial dispute, Taiwan also lays claim to the archipelago.

China Banks Pull Out of Meetings in Japan: Several big Chinese banks say they've canceled participation in the high-profile annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to be held in Tokyo next week as well as in the constellation of events taking place alongside. Some of the banks say they've also pulled out of another big financial-industry conference scheduled to take place in the western Japanese city of Osaka at the end of the month.

Most of the banks haven't given a reason for their last-minute no-shows. But the withdrawals come amid an escalating tit-for-tat between China and Japan, whose government recently purchased a set of islands in the East China Sea that are also claimed by China and Taiwan. China has shown its displeasure by canceling some diplomatic events and sending patrol boats into what Japan considers its territorial waters.

We are Taiwan's, Vietnam's, Australia's, and Japan's protectors. As China flex's their military muscles in the area we are not supposed to worry. Just what are we supposed to think they are going to do with their advanced weaponry, missiles, stealth aircraft, aircraft carriers and the like. Their threats are going to become more ominous until they cannot be ignored and it is too late. We have been here before. The world was not supposed to worry as Hitler built his arsenal and we know how that turned out.

Certainly not least: As Syria's fall gets closer the realities on the ground are that Iran is influencing and interfering everywhere they possibly can in order to stop what they think is the US getting its way. It has nothing to do with doing the right thing for Syria as a whole. It has everything to do with keeping the US, the West, and Arabs from having events in Syria go their way and not the way of Iran, Russia, China and the rest of their allies. 

This is all about the future direction and control of the entire world. We back Japan against Russia in their Island disputes. We back Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam, Australia, and anyone else in the world it seem who asks for our help in their disputes involving the China seas. Both Russia and China vow to defend their interests with ever improving military assets. We back Syrian rebels and Arab Nations against Syria,Hezbollah, Iran, Russia, and China.

World War 3 is all I see, it is only a matter of time. As we know from history wars to not get easier over the years they get more violent, and weapons get more destructive to humans and the planet. We can only hope common sense prevails in all this but there is no way!

James Joiner

Gardner, Ma


Demeur said...

Was watching part of a documentary last night about China. Some interesting facts. China has 1/5 the worlds' population. It has only 7% arable land and only 6% of its' land has water. With over 1 billion people and few resources it has no choice but to expand its' influence. China had 32,000 workers in Libya that it had to evacuate before that nation fell.

And in reading about Syria yesterday I find that that issue is far more complex than anyone could imagine. Iran may be fearful that the situation could spread which would not be good for them at the moment. The Arab League just sent one of their reps to try and negotiate a peace deal written up by the Iranians.

All in all I think there's a lot of misinformation going on right now. Netanyahu is rattling his sabers with threats of an invasion if Syria uses chemical weapons. I take that as just campaign rhetoric. It was said that Assad moved these chemical weapons to the Lebanese border (I kind of doubt that). And the other matter is that somehow Hezbollah is changing sides and supporting the rebels, which I find to be bunk.

But how this will all end is anyones' guess at this point. Eventually people get tired of the killings and the economic hardships that come with war.
What I do know is that our influence in the world is waning. We can't continue to pump hundreds of billions of dollars into the military and remain economically viable. Percentage wise we are spending more than we did during the Korean war.

Oops hope this wasn't a double post the verify changed.

an average patriot said...

You're good! Interesting facts. It is obvious China has to expand.

I think you read my series on the water wars so I won't bother you with a link but what you said about the water proves that China is after Tibet because the Himalaya's are Asia's primary water source.