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Why a Pacific War Is Possible:
The Dangerous Hatred
Between China and Japan

Time, by Michael Crowley

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/3/2013 5:12:20 AM

From the long-distance perspective of an American, Asia looks like one of the world’s most peaceful places. And it is — for the moment. But when Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Tokyo on Monday, he stepped into what has suddenly become a dangerous diplomatic crisis between China and Japan. On the surface, it’s a dull dispute over a string of uninhabited Pacific islands. Underneath, as I realized on a recent visit to China, it’s a story reaching back some 75 years that involves war, brutality, rape and historical reckoning. And now threatens to drag in the U.S. The immediate


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mainelysane, 12/3/2013 5:22:29 AM     (No. 9637737)

My heart wants me to read the Time magazine article, but my brain tells me not to waste my time.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Judith, 12/3/2013 5:41:34 AM     (No. 9637749)

In the eighties I worked with a woman born and bred in the USA of chinese immigrants. She was an attorney. Whenever I mentioned anything Japanese her face would contort into a mask of hatred. It was an extraordinary sight to see on an otherwise placid, pleasant person. With China on the march and the USA surrendering to every enemy in sight, I would think Japan and S. Korea would be very worried.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 12/3/2013 6:59:49 AM     (No. 9637805)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 12/3/2013 7:06:08 AM     (No. 9637819)

Having for nearly 40 years known people of Okinawan, Korean, and South Chinese backgrounds, the hatred that they have for the Japanese is grounded in history and is very understandable. The behavior of the Japanese military toward their people, very much including civilians (babies included) was gross, vile, and despicable. And that is being very kind. And learning that your baby cousin was tossed from one Japanese bayonet to another as some sort of sporting game in a hospital, does not endear one to the Nipponese culture. That the behavior of, say, the Mandarins against the Cantonese changes that not a whit. Do not expect much sympathy from the Koreans or anyone else in the area.
We didn´t hang nearly enough of the top dogs in Japan after the war. Of course, fairness would have required hanging Mao & Co. also.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: razorx22, 12/3/2013 7:57:31 AM     (No. 9637883)

Dead is dead - either by foreigners - the nips or by home grown Commies - like uncle mao and his gang who killed 40 Million of their own people.


source: http://necrometrics.com/20c5m.htm

If China wants a war- they will get one and nobody will win.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: The Architect, 12/3/2013 8:05:14 AM     (No. 9637901)

The Chinese hatred of the Japanese is understandable if you follow their history in Manchuria before WWII. However, lets not lose site of the atrocities committed on the Chinese by their own Communist government. They killed far more of their own than the Japanese ever did by a factor of 40 to 1. This all begs the question, why the hell would we send an idiot like Biden into the area to calm things down?!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Tanker76, 12/3/2013 8:55:54 AM     (No. 9637993)

To answer #6´s question, because we have an even bigger incompetent sitting in the Oval Office.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/3/2013 12:50:10 PM     (No. 9638461)

If the balloon goes up over those small islands, Japan will probably find out quickly that Obama does not have the stomach to involve himself in a a shooting war off the China coast, and that is certainly the way he would look at that.

While those islands now may well be defined as being within the US-Japan Security Treaty, once the shooting starts, the Obama crew will quickly move that goalpost and claim that the islands are not within the meaning of that treaty.

As for Obama´s so-called pivot to Asia, that move was designed to give Obama some political cover in his attempts to ignore the Muslim terrorist problem in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. A couple of thousand marines stationed in Northern Australia along with some warplanes stationed on Guam are not going to deter the Chinese from military action off the China coast if they believe that it is in their national interest to do so.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/3/2013 1:47:34 PM     (No. 9638545)

The rape of Nanking by the Japanese is not something the Chinese are likely to forgive and overlook.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: harper, 12/3/2013 3:39:38 PM     (No. 9638693)

That Time is little more than an apologist and bullhorn for the Democrat´s and their ideas is cemented by this article, IMO.

It is nothing more than a softening-up piece for those Dem faithful who still see Time as an actual professional news source. It is preparing them for Obama´s coming appeasement and capitulation over this issue.

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