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Japan scrambles jets as island dispute simmers

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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 08:03 PM
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Japan scrambles jets as island dispute simmers


www.abc.net.au

Japan has scrambled warplanes after two Chinese navy jets were spotted near an island chain claimed by both countries.

The uninhabited islands lie near rich deposits of oil and gas.

Japanese radar detected the two Chinese navy planes flying near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.

The Japanese then scrambled F-15 warplanes to monitor the Chinese jets, which flew close to the islands but did not enter Japanese airspace.

While the uninhabited Senkakus are controlled by Japan, China also claims them as an integral part of its territory.

Last year, the two countries became em
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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 08:03 PM
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Tensions building worldwide,Countries with ulterior motives taking advantage of current unrest to push their agendas.
Could be an isolated event ,could be nothing but all the latest news stories all add up to a world in turmoil and building to breaking point.Cool heads must prevail over minor skirmishes as one loosed missile from a nervous pilot could see the quest for more oil ,turn into another regional conflict that we dont really need.

www.abc.net.au
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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 08:09 PM
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what will ignite a third sino-japanese war? I'm sure with the the American Empire in Decline, China will try to take advantage of the situation by attacking those islands



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 08:45 PM
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Now is the time that alliances are tested and boundaries pushed.Testing the waters maybe to provoke a response.
Ok whos next ,Israel,NKorea It seems to many contries are waiting to strike somewhere when no ones looking



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 09:01 PM
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The weak one is alwasy very sensitive to everything , and they like to scramble for things that doesn't belong to them originally...



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 09:08 PM
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Who scrambled what jets again who..the Japanese against the Chinese..sheez..someone please feed them a chill pill, we have our hands full and the media is only selling selling selling.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 09:43 PM
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Agreed with above poster^

This is no big deal and likely sensationalized by msm.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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It's true, this happens more often than many think.

However it is also true, strategically speaking, that as an aggressor, China would be hard pressed to find a better time to use the opportunity to extend it's sphere of influence; and using the military capability to that end, is not out of the question. It seems it would be not much of a gain for China at this point though.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 10:12 PM
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Would it be Japans interest to antagonize China at this moment in time ?



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by starwarsisreal
what will ignite a third sino-japanese war? I'm sure with the the American Empire in Decline, China will try to take advantage of the situation by attacking those islands


Its not just China.. Russia has recently embarked on a 600+ billion dollar military upgrade program, and will be increasing its Eastern Military as well. While China and Russia are friendly, Russia is also becoming concerned about Chinese dominance in South East Asia.

They are concerned about Siberia and Chinese claims to parts of that area (Turns out Tom Clancy was smarter than we thought).


With everything going on, its only a matter of time before the match touches the powder keg.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 11:21 PM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra

Originally posted by starwarsisreal
what will ignite a third sino-japanese war? I'm sure with the the American Empire in Decline, China will try to take advantage of the situation by attacking those islands


Its not just China.. Russia has recently embarked on a 600+ billion dollar military upgrade program, and will be increasing its Eastern Military as well. While China and Russia are friendly, Russia is also becoming concerned about Chinese dominance in South East Asia.

They are concerned about Siberia and Chinese claims to parts of that area (Turns out Tom Clancy was smarter than we thought).


With everything going on, its only a matter of time before the match touches the powder keg.


History has taught China a lesson as not to provoke the bear. In last years nato summit is was made clear amidst smiles and handshakes that they will not have or will not accept any sort of provocation either nato sanctioned as georgia was or otherwise. It was well and duly noted that russia plays hard ball as is not a regional power but a formidable allie that requires the utmost respect and due respect for any other conception is a one way path to what decades we have all worked to avoid.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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China, Russia, the Koreas, Japan, Taiwan, and occasionally some others have this funky little dance they've been doing together for the past half-century or so. Call it the Northeast Asian Jig. There are lots of different dance steps in this particular routine, but the point is to make a move, which the partner in question then counters with a different move. And the other interesting thing is that the dance never ends, no matter how dramatic and provocative the moves seem. More on this below.

For example, the Japanese prime minister might go visit Yasukuni Shrine, a Shinto Shrine associated with ultranationalist Japanese fanaticism. This is a muscle-flex by Japan. Seems pretty meaningless -- a blank-faced politico walks down a wooden corridor and bows before an altar -- but it freaks out the Chinese and Koreans to no end. So then China retaliates by allowing a student protest in some backwater city where a bunch of kids with nothing better to do smash up a bunch of Sony and Panasonic products with baseball bats. So then Japan sends some jets over this or that chain of disputed rocks.

And so on. The dance goes on and on, occasionally heating up when one of the dance partners wants something particularly badly. North Korea is the wildcard, known for busting the most radical moves, breakdancing on the disco floor, letting it all hang out. But even they know when to simmer down, and the jig continues on and on. Nobody wants it to boil over, and nobody wants it to stop, either...all this saber-rattling employes veritable armies of bureaucrats, reporters, pundits, professional head-scratchers -- not to mention making the militaries of each nation feel needed and relevant and oh-so-deserving of fatter budgets.


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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 11:31 PM
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Like Thunder said. Just dance.

Family disputes end when partners go "Uh, oh- we're family?!"

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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 11:35 PM
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That was then as you have described the "Jig", the bets are high and if i may be allowed to use the term, the, " Mexican Stand Off " . Nato sanctioned the Georgian attack against Russian loyal civilians on the concept that they assumed its reaction response time would be beyond the 15 day bracket. History showed us and obviously you may be aware, that they were well aware of what was happening as they had intercepted and as you may have seen on your idiot box, had a force mobilized well capable of over running Georgia. I guess this may seem as a shock, but hey, history once again shows us the reality of it all.

In short, both sides have and will push and shove to see response times and other intel orientated issues. What that incident showed the world, is that they are well primed and they are not a group of vodka drinking idiots as the movies try to depict upon its viewers. This is the real world, make no mistake.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 11:53 PM
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Nothing new here, and nothing really of interest either.

They do this all the time to test other countries and see how awake they are and how far they can push them till they respond.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 11:57 PM
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It's interesting you mention Georgia. That was a real game-changer. I'm not sure most people with no business outside the area realize the implications of all that. What happened in 08. What's happening now.

Good eye...



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 12:01 AM
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History has also taught us that while China abides by treaties, they are also prone to forgetting those same treaties when opprotunites present themselves.

China still has land claims to parts of Siberia. In the last few years Russia has agreed to a partial boundary shift, giving some land to China (water source). China is looking at the whole claim, while Russia is not. And since arts of Siberia mimic the same conditions as Alaskas North Slope, there are strategic resources in play as well.



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