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Are a few small islands worth a conflict with China? China threatens forceful pursuit of ownership.

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posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 10:10 AM
Currently ruled by Japan with whom we have a mutual defense treaty. Also claimed by both China and Taiwan. We use them for military exercises. They are uninhabited but have coastal water economic zone value.

I do not foresee the UN resolving this issue. Any resolution could easily become precedent setting for many other disputed territories around the world.

So how do the US and Japan, or China, save face rather than risk armed conflict.
edit on 25-4-2012 by oghamxx because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 10:13 AM
reply to post by oghamxx

just give it to the US.... THAT will avoid conflict

posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 10:17 AM
I always get the impression that the U.S. loves conflict.

posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 10:30 AM
The United States should mind their business. They make Australia a target in this part of the world by annoying China. And they risk our friendship with China.

Why cant they just go home and leave us all alone?

posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:35 AM
Reports from Philippino tribes-people and the White Dragon Society members indicate a major military stand-off is taking place in the South China Sea and the Philippines over control of historical gold deposits in the region. A fleet of 8 US war-ships is being confronted by a joint Chinese/Russian fleet in the region. The Chinese have publicly announced they are willing to go to war over this dispute. The US warships are linked to a mysterious Hong Kong based individual by the name of “Rosenberg” (first name not known), the CIA sources say. Rosenberg is believed to be seeking physical gold to seize on behalf of the Nazi/Sabbatean cabalist owners of the Federal Reserve Board, these sources say. In the Chinese government and Western corporate propaganda news this dispute is described as being a Chinese Philippine dispute over an area, blocked out on Google Earth, known as the Scarborough Shoal by the West and the Huangyan Islands by China.

This dispute is linked to the failed IMF and World Bank meetings that took place in Washington D.C. last week. It is also linked to an ongoing power struggle between the three factions in China, multiple sources say.

this is from Ben Fulford's site--take that as you will but its an interesting twist

posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:49 AM
reply to post by ScoupieNixon

Is it about gold or fishing rights?

again from

April 9, 2012: A Philippines Navy patrol ship caught a Chinese fishing boat illegally operating off Scarborough Shoal. Although the shoal is 200 kilometers off the Philippines coast (as in Subic Bay, near the Filipino capital), more distant China claims it, and just about everything else in the South China Sea. Before the Philippines sailors could arrest the Chinese fishermen, two Chinese patrol boats showed up and the warships have been in a stand-off ever since. The fishing boats slipped away at night. Both countries kept sending more small warships to the scene of the confrontation, with both sides demanding the other withdraw.

posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:55 AM
Wait one second....

The U.S. has a treaty with Japan to protect them and assist them over this very issue. So the U.S. can't as some of you put it "Mind their own business" without breaking a treaty.

Why is this all the sudden the big bad U.S. ?

China is the country that has encroached upon disputed territory and said they were going to start a war. I'm sorry but I completely disagree with the tone of this thread.

The U.S. isn't always the bad guy people...

posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 12:48 PM
reply to post by oghamxx

Remember the old saying "Give them and inch and they'll walk all over you" ? Well it applies here. Do not back down, do not give in.

posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 12:58 PM
Obama has sat on the fence so long over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, they'll be pulling iron splinters out his a$$.

So if consistency is his thing, the USA won't take sides with this dispute either.

Or rush to anyone's defense anytime soon.

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