reply to post by Agent_USA_Supporter
Dear ATS Readers, Writers,
Lets begin digesting this misunderstood monster with a bit of HISTORY, eh?
Prior to and during WW2, China was referred to as the "Republic of China". And was run by Chiang Kai-shek from 1925.
He was our ally in WW2 against Japan.. At the close of war, Taiwan, which had been OCCUPIED BY JAPAN
since 1895... yep a LONG time...was SURRENDERED to the Republic of China, in the treaty. And it WAS then OCCUPIED by Chiang Kai Shek and his
At the END OF WW2, was when shortly thereafter that Mao Tse Tung's revolution (People Republic of China)drove the ROC boys into defense and hiding on
the only hunk of the Republic of China, that still existed, albight by only a couple of years due to the surrender treaty with Japan...and they were
completely isolated to the island of Taiwan by 1949.
SO... depending on how one lays claim to something.... It was Japans from 1895 to 1945, then the ROC's from 1945 until NOW.. the PRC, (Commies).. took
over most of the ROC land, mainland China.. and NEVER CONQUERED the Island of Taiwan...
Herein lies the dispute between these two Nations, or nation and State...the PRC and the ROC, it never ends, will never end until someone kicks
someones buttocks me thinks..lol. Thus the diplomatic dance for 60+ years by the USA with the ROC, (Taiwan)..
NOW.. to the South China Sea, this is over a dispute of the Spratly Islands, which are in the South China Sea, which are known to hold a lot of
hydrocarbons, oil...etc.. nat gas..
There a number of nations which lay claim to this area of the oceans...
The Spratly Islands dispute is a territorial dispute over the ownership of the Spratly Islands, a group of islands located in the South China Sea.
States staking claims to various islands are: Brunei, China (People's Republic of China), Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan (Republic of China), and
Vietnam. All except Brunei occupy some of the islands.
Go to the link to check out the whole history of the dispute and you will see basically China claims the whole Sea, and to heck with the other
And there is legal arguments over what treaty to go by, and some the boundries on the southern end of the ONE treaty they all go by especially China,
doesnt list the Islands in the treaty but China takes it to mean that far south and includes the entire Island group.. YEP this is the stuff wars are
IF China is drug into a war that is perhaps started by Israel invading and/or bombing Irans nuclear "stuff" and China jumps into it, and WE do
too...or drug into it...China may be forced for its own survival to strike out and take over this area.. similar to Japans occupying many regions once
the USA and others put the big oil embargo and steel embargo on them..prior to WW2.
Dangerous games are afoot... we have given, or sold the Phillipines a small warship... tiny thing really with one automatic 5 inch gun in front..but
some serious blustering has taken place there in the Spratly Island area.. China ramming Jap fishing boats, etc..some folks have died..already.
The USA is trying to encircle China as it has done with Russia, and why Russia is kinda testy about that all too.
USA put troops in Darwin... Is rethinking the Republic of the Phillipines base again.. and Viet Nam is begging USA to re-occupy KhamRon Bay...as a
deterrent to Chinas possible future ambitions in the region. EVERYONE of those little countries are pretty nervous over what China may do down the
Thus this area IS an EXTREME HOT SPOT, almost as "HOT" as the Straight of Hormuz, in many ways.
It will figure big in the future IF there is major war in the region..
edit on 23-4-2012 by pravdaseeker because: typo