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China, Japan engage in new
invective over disputed isles

Reuters, by Michael Martina

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/8/2013 10:20:22 PM

Beijing - China and Japan engaged on Friday in a fresh round of invective over military movements near a disputed group of uninhabited islands, fuelling tension that for months has bedeviled relations between the Asian powers. An increasingly muscular China has been repeatedly at odds with others in the region over rival claims to small clusters of islands, most recently with fellow economic giant Japan which accused a Chinese navy vessel of locking radar normally used to aim weapons on a Japanese naval ship in the East China Sea. China´s Defence Ministry rejected Japan´s complaint about the radar,

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[Additional reporting by Linda Sieg in Tokyo, Joathan Thatcher in Jakarta].

Having worked on a fire-control system for an F-4 Phantom II, it is clear that China was putting Japan in a guessing game as to whether or not China would fire at the Japanese. "Locking on" is usually the last step before firing. Tough call when weapons like a sea-skimming missile can knock you out, almost without warning depending on range to target.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: wsdiego, 2/8/2013 11:50:05 PM     (No. 9166707)

Looks like China is becoming the neighborhood bully, and guess who made that possible? Thank you very much BJ Clinton!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 2/9/2013 2:52:45 AM     (No. 9166789)

People glibly dismiss America´s role as the world´s policeman.

Were there not an American presence in Europe, Germany would have used the financial tricks of its neighbors for a reason to go to war.

There is peace in Korea, because we are there. Taiwan still exists because we are there; Japan may no longer exist if we continue to shrink away.

We stay in countries we invade for a simple reason; so they won´t do whatever they did...again.

Why?

It´s cheaper to stop wars than fight them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: flatwater, 2/9/2013 3:01:52 AM     (No. 9166791)

Japan needs to remilitarize, and they need to develop their own nuclear weapons. Nothing less will keep the bloodthirsty Communist monkey off of their throats.

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