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Originally posted by TauCetixeta
Well, that's okay. I heard the whole world is coming to an end December 21, 2012.
MANILA: US and Philippine officials are expected to agree on an increase in the number of US military ships, aircraft and troops rotating through the Philippines, Filipino officials said, as tensions simmer with China over its maritime claims.
Though he made no direct reference to the territorial disputes, new Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping urged his military to prepare for a struggle. He made the comments during his visit to a South China Sea fleet ship in southern Guangdong province, but did not name any potential aggressor.
Bangkok - The government of Philippines President Benigno Aquino may be wading into choppy diplomatic waters by turning to the United States to counter China's aggressiveness in the South China Sea, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.
A protest outside the US embassy in Manila over the weekend by local leftwing and indigenous groups is an indication of what can be expected in the run-up to planned combat drills involving US and Filipino forces in the troubled waters of the South China Sea.
Vietnam has called on the US and other nations to help resolve the escalating territorial disputes in the resource-rich South China Sea, in a move likely to anger Beijing, which opposes what it sees as outside interference.
Tensions between China and Vietnam continued to rise over the weekend, ahead of live-fire drills planned by Vietnam’s navy on Monday on an islet around 20 miles from the coast of central Vietnam, which Hanoi described as “routine”.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
China still has a grudge against Japan for the 30's and 40's, and rightly so!
The US also hasnt forgotten the pain inflicted by the Japanese, yes they are an economic partner but none the less would the US be willing a nuclear war with China over Japan? I wouldnt be so sure to stamp my opinion on that.
China have been preparing and stocking for war for a while, maybe they feel use it or lose it ?
Originally posted by AGWskeptic
I just had a scary thought about those Chinese built "ghost cities".
They're not just in China, but there are a lot of them far from anything else.
Could they be in case of a nuclear exchange between us?
Large empty cities just waiting for for the ruling elites to move in to, far away from any fallout areas.
Originally posted by KeliOnyx
That is why to this day only one nation has detonated a nuclear device in a war.
Originally posted by Telos
According to 2005 treaty, USA has no obligation to intervene militarily and side itself with Japan
Japan will defend itself and respond to situations in areas surrounding Japan, including addressing new threats and diverse contingencies such as ballistic missile attacks, attacks by guerilla and special forces, and invasion of remote islands. For these purposes, Japan's defense posture will be strengthened in accordance with the 2004 National Defense Program Guidelines.