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Originally posted by PatrickGarrow17
Maybe I'm a bit optimistic on this, but I can not see a US-China military conflict in the near future. The implications would just be to...severe.
Especially over such a small territorial dispute. China isn't threatening to take over all of Japan. Unless there were a major escalation, this thing will stay contained.
Originally posted by xmaddness
Well it would seem that China and Japan are now doing some serious cat and mouse games over the disputed islands. Earlier today Japan scrambled 8 F-15 fighter jets to intercept a Chinese Aircraft in the region.
It would seem the Chinese are now preparing for a regional war with Japan.
It would seem the timing is just about right, and that neither side is going to back down in this dispute.
So my questions to you...
With Japan being an ally, does this mean that the US will be dragged into this war as well?
What are your thoughts on the progression here if China or Japan were to make a more "serious" move?
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 13-12-2012 by xmaddness because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Lawgiver
An excuse for china to prepare for something, but not for the reason stated. Amassing of troops for something else. This is just a convenient red herring. To tell the world military troop deployment and mobilization of armament, but not for this specific reasom
Originally posted by Hellas
Somebody is about to do some serious damage...
Originally posted by JrDavis
What is sad is; please correct me if I'm wrong.
Japan had this Island first. And China got it after WWII, we gave the island to China.
Now Japan buys it back? And there's an issue?