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Warships target Japan
as standoff intensifies

Sydney Morning Herald [AUS], by John Garnaut

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 2/6/2013 10:12:20 PM

Chinese warships have aimed missile radars at Japanese military targets in what Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called ´´a dangerous action that could lead to unforeseen consequences´´. The news marks a worrying escalation of a four-month diplomatic and military standoff between Australia´s two largest trading partners over disputed islets in the East China Sea. (Snip) Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters on Tuesday night a Chinese frigate pointed a missile control radar at the Japanese destroyer Yuudachi on January 30. He said a Chinese vessel had similarly targeted a Japanese

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/6/2013 10:22:04 PM     (No. 9162760)

Stories like this remind me of captainmarinetet68 and his fantastic knowledge of history.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 2/6/2013 10:49:21 PM     (No. 9162785)

I think the Chinese want to do some payback for WWII. No way that can happen without another major world war. Chinese attack the Japanese, the Japanese wax their sorry rear ends, Chinese threaten nukes, We threaten the Chinese....

...in such a situation, just how serious do you think the Chinese will perceive our POTUS, Stinky the Gunrunner?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: texaspast, 2/6/2013 10:55:31 PM     (No. 9162789)

This is what happens when you depend on U.S. promises to defend you, and then the U.S. elects Obama. Buh-bye Japan! Better supply your own vaseline.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Detachment Charlie, 2/6/2013 11:36:23 PM     (No. 9162821)

Since we cannot afford two carrier battle groups in the Middle East, Japan better behave, because we can´t afford to settle disputes between two of our largest trading partners.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: sw penn, 2/7/2013 1:51:01 AM     (No. 9162904)

"The news marks a worrying escalation of a four-month diplomatic and military standoff between Australia´s two largest trading partners over disputed islets in the East China Sea."

The islets are only important in as far as they determine the 12 nautical mile international coastal boundary lines.

It is the potential off-shore oil rigs and fishing grounds that are being disputed.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/7/2013 7:14:59 AM     (No. 9163039)

Piece of cake for John Kerry,who´s diplomatic skills are un paralleled.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: civilservant, 2/7/2013 9:21:49 AM     (No. 9163311)

Weak American Presidents(in my life that´s Carter, Klinton & Soetero) ALWAYS result in rogue nations going apepoop on historical enemies.
ALWAYS.


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