China Officially Warns Japan Not To Infringe Its Territorial Sovereignty; Japan Reciprocates

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If yesterday it was the Middle East's turn to escalate, today it is the Far East, aka Pacific Rim, where China and Japan both remind the world nothing has been fixed in the diplomatic snafu between the two countries over a barren rock in the East China Sea.

First, it was China, which on the front page of the biggest daily Xinhua, over the weekend, demanded that Japan immediately stop infringing upon its "territorial sovereignty. To wit: "China asked Japan to immediately stop all acts that harm China's territorial sovereignty, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said late Saturday, after some Japanese landed on the Diaoyu Islands. Hong said the Japanese landed on the Diaoyu Islands Friday evening with the excuse of preventing Taiwanese activists from landing on the islets. "It is a severe infringement upon China's territorial sovereignty, and the Chinese government has lodged solemn representations and strong protests to the Japanese side," Hong said in a statement."

Other concurrent headlines make it quite clear that it is in China's interest to stir populist anger at Japan instead of seeking an amicable resolution. Observe: "Japan urged to "repent" over Diaoyu Islands", "Japan's Noda needs to reset his China policy", "China announces names of geographic entities on Diaoyu Islands", "Safeguarding Diaoyu Islands sovereignty a long-term struggle: official" and the funniest one: "Reception to mark 40th anniversary of normalization of China-Japan ties adjusted".

Which brings us to the second - Japan - which, not known for backing down once it has staked its geopolitical ambitions, has likewise warned China to tone down its response to what, at least so far, has been a clearly provocative move by Japan.

Here's everyone's favorite "watcher" Noda, via the WSJ:

Japan's prime minister warned China that its inflammatory reaction to a territorial dispute—from violent protests to apparent informal trade sanctions—could further weaken the Asian giant's already-fragile economy by scaring away foreign investors. The comments showed the risks that the tense diplomatic standoff could broaden into a damaging commercial tit-for-tat between the world's second and third largest economies.

 

"China should be developing through the various foreign investments it receives," Yoshihiko Noda told The Wall Street Journal following a tense week filled with news of Japanese factories torched and cars overturned, and Chinese patrol boats hovering in and around territorial waters controlled by Japan. "I hope for its level-headed and rational understanding that anything to discourage that is a disservice to itself," the prime minister added during the interview in his residence Saturday.

And now that it has been duly warned that it should just keep doing what it's doing and ignore Japan's escalating territorial aspirations, we are confident China will promptly pack up and leave, and forever disown any claims over disputed territories around the world. Or not.

As for Japan, as we warned last week, the Chinese territories dispute is just the beginning.

Japan is simultaneously ensnared in an increasingly bitter tiff with another neighbor, South Korea, both over a separate territorial argument, as well as a debate over whether Japan has made adequate amends for its World War II aggression. Mr. Noda made clear in the interview that his government had no intention of making the concessions Seoul has demanded as necessary for repairing diplomatic ties frayed in recent months, indicating an extended period of friction there as well.

 

Asked if he would consider providing new compensation for the so-called comfort women who served as sex slaves for the Japanese soldiers, Mr. Noda said firmly: "The matter is closed." He said South Korean criticism that Japan's previous offerings were insufficient "hurt the feelings of conscientious Japanese and it is a pity."

 

In addition to the isles dispute with China, Japan faces another with South Korea, which has evolved into an issue over Japan's wartime compensation. The South Korean foreign minister is widely expected to raise demands for new "comfort women" compensation in his U.N. speech. The long-simmering issue has heated up over the past year, after the South Korean constitutional court ruled that the country's leaders had violated the law by failing to negotiate a new compensation package with Japan. That put new pressure on South Korea's leaders, and Seoul has since twice asked Tokyo to hold consultations, but the requests were turned down.

 

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak cited the lack of progress on the issue as a reason for the recent flare-up in their bilateral territorial rivalry over a group of tiny islets known as the Liancourt Rocks, including his surprise August visit to the area called Dokdo in Korea and Takeshima in Japan. After that, South Korea's National Assembly passed a resolution demanding more formal apologies and compensation from the Japanese government over the comfort women issue.

Surely it is just a matter of time before Noda, trade relations amounting to $350 billion a year with China already in tatters, will attempt to tone done the escalation, but in a way which saves Japan's face: i.e., China has to present the other cheek. This is not going to happen, as noted above:

But Beijing indicated Sunday that it wasn't ready to move on, with the official Xinhua news agency reporting that the Chinese government had decided to cancel various ceremonies scheduled for later this week related to the 40th anniversary of normalization of postwar diplomatic ties between the two nations.

So, after finding himself between a rock and 1.4 billion hard cases, in a situation he himself has escalated, Noda does the one thing he can do: redirect, this time by dragging the US into it.

Mr. Noda implied that other countries would conclude they are vulnerable to same kind of harassment facing the Japanese—and possibly curb investments—making a point of citing the incident in Beijing on Tuesday where anti-Japanese protesters briefly surrounded the American ambassador's car, causing minor damage. "Even the U.S. embassy and its official car came under attack," Mr. Noda said.

The thing is China may or may not do without Japan, it however can't exist, at least for now, without the US. And vice versa. So any attempts to drag the US into the conflict will backfire severely on Japan. But for a country which has already demonstrated an abysmal lack of tact in foreign relations comparable to the one in the period 1930-1950, layering mistake upon mistake is to be expected.

Of course, all of this is well-known, as is the reality that the situation will escalate until someone has to decide whether to truly push it to the next level, or step down, humilating his country in the process, something Asian states have never been too keen on. What, however, was the most important article in today's Pacific Rim press is this one which has nothing to do with Japan, and everything to do with China's expanding zone of influence: "China's top security official on Saturday made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, the first time in 46 years that a Chinese leader set his foot on the soil of this landlocked Asian country."

Zhou Yongkang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, arrived at the Kabul airport late in the afternoon.

 

The four-hour visit had not been announced by Beijing due to security concerns. It followed a two-day trip of Zhou to Singapore, where he met Singaporean leaders on bilateral ties.

 

Zhou, who is also secretary of the Committee of Political and Legislative Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, will also go to Turkmenistan.

 

The last visit by a Chinese leader to neighboring Afghanistan was made by Liu Shaoqi in 1966 when he was the President of China.

 

During the past half century, Afghanistan was afflicted with series of military coups and two major wars commenced by the former Soviet Union and the United States respectively.

 

The country is still the front line in the U.S.-led war against terrorism and is undergoing daily bombing and bleeding.

 

In Kabul, Zhou was warmly received by Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The two leaders held a bilateral meeting.

Elsewhere, Afghanistan's Opium production, via the Afghanistan Opium Survey 2010

US poppy-seed and opium trade power vacuum, not to mention up to $1 trillion in "untapped minerals" beware: here comes China.

Misdirection indeed.

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Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:01 | 2821906 ebworthen
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China needs this to stoke nationalism; it's that or face civil war.

I see WWIII approaching and it isn't pretty; don't see how we can avoid nukes this go round.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:13 | 2821929 monkeyboy
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It doesn't look good does it? Seems like it's unravelling at an alarming rate with flash points appearing in so many places.

BUt like many things it just seems so contrived, that it's all been manufactured. Tightening the screw, increasing the pressure, waiting for the pop.

Interesting times on so many fronts.

But then again is it all just a storm in a tea cup?

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 12:02 | 2822025 Precious
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There will absolutely, positively, be NO world war III, not China - Japan precipited nor anywhere else.

The era of WORLD anything is quickly coming to an end.   All the globalists are dinosaurs.

Smaller, local, sustainable have all the momentum.  Not building the next giant dam or skyscraper.  Not building the next central bank.  Not building the next multi-regional political union.  Those mega projects are all liabilities.

And Jeremy Grantham is wrong.  The world is not running out of resources.  Just the opposite.  We are now making airplanes and car bodies out of carbon, one of the most abundant materials on earth, instead of aluminum.  There are hundreds of similar examples.

Starting to get the picture?  Globalism and aspirations of global control are over.  The age of centrally planned social engineering is shutting down before your very eyes.  And of course the globalists, socialists and communists hate it. Because it means they have no reason to exist.  And unfortunately for them, they won't get to decide what you do today to line their pockets.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 12:04 | 2822053 CrashisOptimistic
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I don't think you realize that a nuclear warhead or 5 on a MIRVed missile doesn't use oil.  With oil so expensive, it becomes the most economic way to fight wars.

And in your celebration of abundance it would probably be wise to ask yourself why we drill for oil in 3 miles of water and then down another 14 miles below the seabed, rather than in central Oklahoma.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 12:12 | 2822059 Precious
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They drill because of all the dumb dicks in their cars commuting to work everyday for a job they hate so than can collect a bunch of shit they don't need.

That's the economics of OIL. Another ruse for socially engineered bigger, broader, centralized, molestation of citizenry, and fucking waste of a potentially interesting life.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 13:51 | 2822363 Oh regional Indian
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War is a business, it has cycles.

We are now in a peak (or are fast approaching one)...

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/war-inc/

ori

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:51 | 2822837 oak
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What will happen? If China sells US Treasury bond and buys Japanese goverment bond.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 13:22 | 2822287 WillyGroper
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>>>>rather than in central Oklahoma.

Boom in OK in the Mississippian Shale. So much so that there is no place to room. Hotel is being built & SLB already requested every room.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 13:36 | 2822325 bankruptcylawyer
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wow. this is why hippies are morons.and why hippies never win. they are dumb, blind to reality. what fucking planet are you living on?

have you not read modern history for the past 2000 years? world anything is quickly coming to an end?

what the F? do you think we will be using wood and peat ? do you think that the world would ever go back to the PAST without some sort of armageddon?

 

no, world EVERYTHING is increasing. techno-dependence is INCREASING, odds for global conflict are increasing, propoganda is increasing, communications and transport in increasing. OIL PRODUCTION and CONSUMPTION using tar sands and other less attractive sourcs of petroleum are increasing, technology whether it be for sollar power, wind power, nuclear power , natural gas power, the electric grid is getting more sophisiticated.

 

the world does not willingly go backwards without some sort of SHOCK. if you are predicting a man made shock---like global war , or massive oil crisis, will NOT materialize , it is because things are far more sustainable now than the armageddon types want everyone to believe---or you believe some asteroid or act of god will hit planet earth soon.

 

 

in the former, you actually think the globalist trade empire is sustainable, in the former you come off as a crank.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 14:00 | 2822391 Divine Wind
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Threat Journal has been all over this story.

Over a month ago the U.S. made clear that the islands are covered under the defense pacts we have with Japan.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2012/08/196986.htm

"MS. NULAND: Yes. We’ve consistently said that we see them falling under the scope of Article 5 of the 1960 U.S.-Japan Treaty."

This was reaffirmed during the last few days.

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/print/2012/09/22/2003543361

 

http://threatjournal.com

 

 

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 21:38 | 2823225 sushi
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Strange the US would take that position.

The Americans likely forget the Potsdam Conference post WWII at which time Formosa (Taiwan) and the disputed islands were returned to Chinese sovreignty. The Japanese had used force in the Sino-Japanese war of 1895 to assert control of these territories and were now required to return them to China.

The US occupied and adminstered Okinawa after the war. Circa 1950 the US extended its administrative jurisdiction to the disputed islands. Then at the time the US relinquished control of Okinawa territory it conveyed the disputed islands to Japanese jurisdiction despite having no authority to do so.

Today we have the present conflict. Why do I think that there are many folks in Washington bent over in side-splitting laughter as they contemplate the worlds 2nd and 3rd largest economies engaging in a dispute that will likely result in manufacturers of iTrinkets seeking to relocate production to a more stable location. Oklahoma or Oakland?

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 23:52 | 2823418 Precious
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... or most ironical of all, locating to Vietnam ... as is aready happening.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 15:58 | 2822500 Precious
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Fuck off asshole.  First of all, it appears questionable whether you can even read and obvious you can't write.  You're a jackass lawyer who couldn't grow a carrot or write a line of code if your fucking life depended on it.  You don't know shit about technology except for free-riding on the work of real creators.  Your bullshit profession is at the core of the problem.  Of course there will be technology.  That's the fucking point.  In fact it will be so pervasive and commoditized that we won't need bullshit artist JD's telling the whole fucking world what to do anymore.

You need another example for your bankrupt brain? People are already printing guns on 3D printers, you ignorant jerk.  Lets see your fucking UN, gun confiscating pussies try to stop that. Maybe they can hire Interpol. Wah!

So eat shit, parasite motherfucker.  The only crank is the fucking 59 cent yellow highlighter sticking out your pathetic ass.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:27 | 2823061 WillyGroper
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>>>>>what the F? do you think we will be using wood and peat ?

Have 2 seasoned cords just waiting on cold weather. Heated my whole house with it for 28 yrs. No back up for my grid. Didn't cost me a dime either. 


Hey bankruptcylawyer: Know the difference between a lawyer & a catfish? 

One is a bottom feeding muck sucker & the other is a fish.

 

Good luck eating ur briefs--------Winning!

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 00:28 | 2823454 Overfed
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You, I, and whole lot of people wish it were true that globalism and central planning were in decline. But I'm afraid not. There will be an attempt to foist a one-world government and currency (cashless) upon us, and the sheeple are gonna buy into it. Bet on that.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 15:47 | 2822604 Sparkey
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"

But then again is it all just a storm in a tea cup?" asks Monkeyboy! The concentrating confluence of the information, information upon which we build our individual versions of reality, the Television, the final arbiter of what is real or not, is controled by ever fewer people, as Capitalism inexerable concentrates power to spin the general reality in fewer and fewer hands.

Knowing how to gain control is not necessarily  evidence of knowing what to do with it once you have it,  nor is there any reason to believe any man could direct it for the public good to a future utopia of `Peace and plenty for All` "Is it a storm in a tea cup?" We can only hope so, should it prove not to be so, and mankind attacked it's self with the ferocity shown in the last Grear Conflict, than I think no one will claim victory, and the loser will start the final conflagration, when you are dying, take your opponent with you, this is the age of the Suicide Bomber, who wants to die and leave his nemesis the spoils? so much of the populace's inner life is regurgitating and thinking about the things the TV gave them to think about they have no time or talent to do any thinking on their own, reality is real, the media spun dream isn't, if the media fueled reality fails to incorporate the core elements of reality, we will cease to be functioning people, perhaps we are near that now! How can you know? We have never been down this street before, we really are making history now.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:20 | 2821941 disabledvet
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it was called "First Look" in the 1950's. a Government term for putting computer chips in the enemy's head. that's probably why we haven't had First Launch actually. Of course everyone would need to have one...

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 12:01 | 2822043 aleph0
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Coincidentally, "The Kovak Box" was aired last night on German MSM TV.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kovak_Box

 

Implants in the neck for population control.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 12:37 | 2822103 LMAOLORI
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Clinton's went one better and put it in the "enemy's"  hands oh but vet you made a cardinal sin by referring to them as the enemy they are our trading partners now all that stuff about human rights abuses be damned when it comes to $$$. I'm going to vote you up just for the courage to refer to them as the enemy since that wasn't the politically correct thing to do. Human Rights be damned when it's a liberal president doing it.

The Idiot's Guide to Chinagate

snip (more at link)

Here goes.

When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, China presented no threat to the United States. Chinese missiles "couldn’t hit the side of a barn," notes Timothy W. Maier of Insight magazine. Few could reach North America and those that made it would likely miss their targets.

Thanks to Bill Clinton, China can now hit any city in the USA, using state-of-the-art solid-fueled missiles with dead-accurate, computerized guidance systems and multiple warheads.

China probably has suitcase nukes as well. These enable China to strike by proxy – equipping nuclear-armed terrorists to do its dirty work while the Chinese play innocent. Some intelligence sources claim that China maintains secret stockpiles of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons on U.S. soil, for just such contingencies.

In 1997, Clinton allowed China to take over the Panama Canal. The Chinese company Hutchison Whampoa leased the ports of Cristobal and Balboa, on the east and west openings of the canal, respectively, thus controlling access both ways.

A public outcry stopped Clinton in 1998 from leasing California's Long Beach Naval Yard to the Chinese firm COSCO. Even so, China can now strike U.S. targets easily from its bases in Panama, Vancouver and the Bahamas.

How did the Chinese catch up so fast? Easy. We sold them all the technology they needed – or handed it over for free. Neither neglect nor carelessness is to blame. Bill Clinton did it on purpose.

As a globalist, Clinton promotes "multipolarity" – the doctrine that no country (such as the USA) should be allowed to gain decisive advantage over others.

To this end, Clinton appointed anti-nuclear activist Hazel O'Leary to head the Department of Energy. O'Leary set to work "leveling the playing field," as she put it, by giving away our nuclear secrets. She declassified 11 million pages of data on U.S. nuclear weapons and loosened up security at weapons labs.

Federal investigators later concluded that China made off with the "crown jewels" of our nuclear weapons research under Clinton’s open-door policy – probably including design specifications for suitcase nukes.

Meanwhile, Clinton and his corporate cronies raked in millions.

Clinton OKs Nuclear Power Sales To China

snip

Putting aside stubborn differences on human rights and democratic reform, President Bill Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin today announced a pact aimed at halting the spread of nuclear weapons and giving China access to U.S. nuclear power plant technology.

After Mining Deal, Financier Donated to Clinton

Could Asia really go to war over these? 

http://www.economist.com/node/21563316

 

 

 

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 12:40 | 2822144 disabledvet
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like i said "that would mean everybody." that includes you Bill Clinton. And yes...you too Bill Gates. "the Doors were opened before the Windows" as they say.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 13:52 | 2822364 Pure Evil
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And, it all started with the sale of the McDonnel-Douglas aircraft/missile manufacturing plant located at the time in Ohio.

Sale

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:31 | 2821967 resurger
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They are selling Chinese THAAD's on ebay

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:37 | 2821978 kaiserhoff
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Here's what's going on.  It's known as No-Touch Aikido...,  aka BULLSHITSO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsg8Eb34z3c

 

 

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:58 | 2822037 Precious
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Exactly.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 12:21 | 2822079 falak pema
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nobody in his right mind attacks like that; except the light brigade.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:42 | 2821982 Jack Burton
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RE: Nukes. Many people probably missed this some years back. During Putin's first term he and his military overhauled the Russian military defense doctrine. Facing an increasingly big and stronger NATO, and facing the fact their conventional forces were very weak, Russia announced a new nuclear policy.

As part of the Russian defense of homeland doctrine they now reserve the right to first use of nuclear weapons on any force that crosses into Russian territory and that Russia's conventional forces can not defeat. In such a case Russia vows to use tactical nuclear weapons detonated over the attcking force on Russian territory. So this pertains only to it's own territory. But it msut be clear that playing one's hand against Russia would be very dangerous, as a victory is impossible. A few air bursts over an attacking force is a very ugly thing. And Putin maintains this policy today.

It is actually a copy of the NATO policy versus a Warsaw Pact attack that NATO couldn't contain, it was NATO policy to use nukes in that case. What goes around comes around. I expect Israel has an even more forward based nuclear policy. Any force that they see a threat they might not contain will be nuked promto, and as much of it before it crossed into Israel proper.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 12:03 | 2822050 dick cheneys ghost
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MK Bhadrakumar's take on the situation.....

''The long awaited battle between China and the United States has begun, but it isn’t over the islands that China calls Diaoyu and Japan calls Senkaku, and which Washington now says are covered under the US-Japan security treaty

The real battle, as it turns out, is over auto parts, with the US filing on Monday a complaint against China at the WTO alleging Beijing subsidizes the exports worth $7.2 billion to the US market. The US is hitting back at the duties Beijing imposed ($3.3 billion) on its exports of autos and SUVs to the Chinese market.  Meanwhile, on Daiaoyu/Senkaku as such, there is a perceptible pullback. The tensions seemed to have served a valuable purpose for both Tokyo and Beijing, as the xenophobia helped whip up nationalist frenzy, which in turn diverted attention from political problems at home in both countries. No one in his right senses would have taken the beating of war drums seriously as more than rhythmic band music. The real winner of the Daiaoyu/Senkaku tensions of the past few weeks is of course Washington. It utilized the developing tide of nationalism in Japan to get away with the deployment of the anti-ballistic missile defence system [BMD] on Japanese soil. It’s a first-class scoop. With this, the US’ BMD arc around Russia is further tightening. '' http://blogs.rediff.com/mkbhadrakumar/2012/09/22/pew-unveils-the-us-china-pantomime/

 

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 12:13 | 2822073 LULZBank
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You sure its not about iPhone parts and patents?

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 13:51 | 2822081 resurger
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Israel can't nuke an attacking force invading it's territory, a "pussy" in it self is much more machismo than the fucking "Shayetet 13" which translates to "Flotilla 13"

On the top of the turkish Flotilla "Marmara" those patsies get Pawned. “When the going gets tough, the Jews get pissed.” yeah! And fuck the Zohans too..

i digressed, but when the going gets real, and the "Blood Rage" , from chopping and slashing get's serious inside Palestine they can nuke themselves and the enemy... so since Palestine is so small, they can die there too.

The case of the holy land is the main problem and the main issue, the Jews know this and Alebert Einstian knew that Israel will not last forever.

Once we start nuking one  another, we will get back to the stone age (it's giong to be a world wide holocaust, where i can imagine maybe, a man passes by a car, plane and iphone and say i remember the days when humans used to use those things)

So when the Muslim vanguards go on a recon, and the Christian banners all gather up to fight the muslims in the armageddon in the holy lands (the bird wont survive his flight above the men's heads) it's going to be very fucking ugly.

And where all the Jew's and the worshippers of the god of war "Yahweh" be? As usual with the stonger side.

With all the the tehnology Israel has, they couldnt bend the will of the people to surrender in Palestine since 1948, In Lebanon in 1982, and again in (scorching heat) and Gaza in 2008 (cast lead)

i fucking hate Israel more than anything else, if Israel did not exist this world would have been a better place, but it's god will to test the people and life is a constant war between good and evil.. when we die, we face the moment of truth, and it's either hell or heaven

for Eternity...

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 12:22 | 2822085 CPL
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Communities roasting over a nuclear fire,

Cancer nipping off my nose,

Yutide screams sung by soldiers,

Lead dress up at ground zero.

 

Nobody knows a turkey and some hidden growth,

Help to make a season bright,

Tiny mutants with their eyes all aglow

Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

 

ala Bing Crosby...last Christmas song ever.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 06:54 | 2823682 Boris Alatovkrap
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Is maybe populist caroling in Chernobyl!

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:55 | 2822023 vast-dom
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i'll take that 2008 vintage. pure. organic. POPPIES.

 

 

Keiser Report: Happy Hacking! (ft. Richard Stallman): 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o82P4V1vu0&feature=player_embedded#!

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 06:53 | 2823679 Boris Alatovkrap
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Is going fast hell to bread basket. China is not having to give free speeches to peoples so is stoking new "externality" animosity for straw enemy. Maybe is now go in Afghanistan for get ass kicked like English, Russian, and American. For quotation of Satayana, "fail to learn history, doom to repeat history".

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:45 | 2822000 Global Hunter
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Planned in advance and taken care of by the US Federal Reserve.  Known as QE Conscription.  Rather than print dollars they will send men off to war and print ration cards instead.  The beauty of it is, inflation is contained as there's no more consumer demand for anything other than food and oxygen.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:49 | 2822015 A Nanny Moose
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Europe? What's Europe? Are they stil there?

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 12:18 | 2822078 roadhazard
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Bawnie Fwank, the capitalists fwend.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:08 | 2821919 10mm
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Nukes will ba a last resort.Too many other toys to try out first.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 13:22 | 2822284 CPL
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If someone is determined to win, I'd nuke first so they don't get to try out the gadgets.  

Gadgets are junk, eventually every battle turns into a knife fight once artillery has cleared the road.  

Turks historically were good at that, they would lay low, let people demolish the walls of castles then wait for them to come inside.  There Turkish theologians from reasearch into Roman tactics.  They determined that they could stick a pike up a man's ass, mount him inside the wall, skin his back where he would be picked at by carrion and sponge water vinegar into his mouth to keep them alive

 

Man can live three days weeping, screaming everything he feels over the wall to the soldiers on the other side, in their language.  

My other favorite dirty tactic of the Turks at the time was how they would get sheep sick, stuff them with sawdust, then launch them with catapults.  Sawdust everywhere along with the primary ingredient of Anthrax which is made in sheep guts.

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/diseases-of-sheep-cattle-and-deer/2

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:06 | 2822864 morpheus000
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This is funny. You think they will beat us by catapulting goats and sheep at us? Problem with the new kids on the block is we are too nice.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:10 | 2821920 Bananamerican
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"the first time in 46 years that a Chinese leader set his foot on the soil of this landlocked, -mineral rich-, Asian country."

and you can tell it's a mineral rich country...

check out the bumper-sized 'stache on that dude on the right...

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 12:22 | 2822088 roadhazard
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I would like to make a gift of Afghanistan to China. Guarding Chinese mines is their job not US troops job.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:12 | 2821926 LULZBank
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Peak trade wars...

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:22 | 2821945 BigInJapan
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Peak Peace.

 

Shit, I oughtta get that trademarked!

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:50 | 2822017 A Nanny Moose
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What b00b down votes this?

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:12 | 2821927 falak pema
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seems like the rival camps have two theatres of operation : ME and South China SEA. 

China's role is now a key issue that will start growing if things hotten up between Israel and Iran; respective allies to the two giants in their face off via surrogates.

We are entering the finite RM age and the fight for precious resources, behind the hype of WTO type cooperation. 

The cake can start crumbling any time now. TO think that the likes of Netanyahu or some smart ass false flag in the south china seas could erupt in Armageddon. Just shows how fragile the thread of peace now is. 

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 12:24 | 2822095 JohnKozac
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Japan has a simple solution: Just have GE build another Fuki reactor on that island...then nobody will inhabit it for 100,000 years.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 12:44 | 2822164 disabledvet
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spot on. this has simultaneous war written all over it. dust of your WW 2 history books. we're going maximum load on the grid and max pressure in the pipe.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:12 | 2821928 centerline
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I keep saying "yeah, yeah, yeah.... posturing for whatever BS reason."  At some point someone is really going to throw a punch and I probably won't see it coming.  lol.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:15 | 2821931 disabledvet
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you mean "there goes China." the only plausible explanation for all this is that China is disintegrating. go long the US Navy in the Pacific. AMERICAN LAKE BITCHEZ!

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 12:48 | 2822177 disabledvet
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man, than wasn't very nice. six strikes against the Navy? looks like it's back to the T-rex petting zoo for me again. i demand Steven Spielberg take back the three Star War movies that I saw as a kid before i go!

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