Meanwhile In Beijing: "For The Respect Of The Motherland, We Must Go To War With Japan"

Tyler Durden's picture

Anti-US protests sweeping across the entire Muslim world (which are continuing today), besieging, attacking and burning down US embassies, are not the only thing that the central banker policy vehicle known as "the markets" have to ignore in the coming days and weeks. Cause here comes China: "Thousands besiege Japan's embassy in Beijing over Tokyo's assertion of control over disputed islands in East China Sea." And China is not happy: "For The Respect Of The Motherland, We Must Go To War With Japan." Sure enough, where would the US be if the focal point of this escalation in militant anger - the Senkaku Islands - was not merely the latest expression of Pax Americana, and America's national interests abroad.

We already discussed the inevitable implications of the meaningless populist agitation over the contested Senkaku Islands. Here it is playing out in real time:

Protests in China are growing over Japan's assertion of control of disputed islands.


Thousands of Chinese besieged the Japanese embassy in Beijing on Saturday, hurling rocks, eggs and bottles with protests reported in other major cities over the territorial dispute in the East China Sea.


Paramilitary police with shields and batons barricaded the embassy, holding back and occasionally fighting with slogan-chanting, flag-waving protesters who at times appeared to be trying to storm the building.


"Return our islands! Japanese devils get out!" some shouted.


One of them held up a sign reading: "For the respect of the motherland, we must go to war with Japan."


The protests were not confined in Beijing. In Shanghai, streets around the Japanese consulate, in the were cordoned off on Saturday even as hundreds of police allowed a small groups of people in at a time to protest.


"The Chinese government has not done much to quell the inflamed passions of its citizens," Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reported from Hong Kong on Saturday.


Protesters are also calling for a widespread boycott against Japanese businesses and products.


Liu Gang, a migrant worker from the southern region of Guangxi, said: "We hate Japan. We've always hated Japan. Japan invaded China and killed a lot of Chinese. We will never forget."


Japanese media are also reporting that large anti-Japan protests were held in the Chinese cities of Xian, Changsha, Nanjing and Suzhou.


Kyodo news agency said protesters attacked a dozen Japanese restaurants in Suzhou.


Sino-Japanese ties have long been plagued by China's bitter memories of Japan's military aggression in the 1930s and 1940s and present rivalry over resources and regional clout.


Relations between the two countries, whose business and trade ties have blossomed in recent years, chilled in 2010, after Japan arrested a Chinese trawler captain whose boat collided with Japanese Coast Guard vessels near the Japanese-controlled islands of Senkaku, called Diaoyu in China.


Anti-Japanese sentiment surfaced anew in the last few weeks after the Japanese government purchased the islands from their private owners.


Though Japan has controlled the islands for decades, China saw the purchase as further proof of Tokyo's refusal to negotiate.


In response to Japan's purchase, China on Friday sent six surveillance ships into what Japan says are its territorial waters.

And that's how "escalation" always begins.

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Michael's picture

A few 30,000 pound bunker buster bombs dropped on China's Three Gorges Dam should do it.

Touring the Three Gorges Dam

The Shootist's picture

We must fulfill our destiny as, "Team America, World Police." Because everyone loves a police state.

Michael's picture

I think the USA has an obligation to only one country, Japan, because we nuked the shit out of them with two nukes we dropped on two of their cities.

The Shootist's picture

I don't follow the logic. What about Germany, we fire bombed the shit out of them?  Imho, the Japs shouldn't start anything they cant finish by themselves.

dark pools of soros's picture

Can we trade Israel for Japan?   They would do way more cooler things with billions of aid than just buy jets and missles

malikai's picture

When your business is export, war is bad for business.

I'll call this one a bit of sabre rattling to quell local dissent.

Half_A_Billion_Hollow_Points's picture

They don't *have* to export.  They can unpeg from the usd and in a flash, Wall Mart's slogan goes from "Everyday low prices" to "Premium assortment of imported Chinese goods". 


And war with China?  Are people insane?  All that accomplishes is having China & Russia responding to every agression in the same strong force.  Except they won't be nuking cities (at first).  They would be nuking the slow-moving navy fleets, which are obvious military targets.

strongband's picture

So some guy with a placard has something to say and this is the headline? A little sensational...

metastar's picture

Are we supporting Japan, or China (as the interest on our debt to them pays for a good chunk of their military).

Lost Wages's picture

We'll do the same thing America always does. Support both sides of the conflict and try to create as much chaos as possible.

CompassionateFascist's picture

Chink hatred for Nips is real and visceral. Back when I had a few, engagements...with Rhett (that's right, Rhett) Chang, one of 2 daughters of then Taiwan ex-Ambassador to UN. Once, just once, I mentioned Japan....and she vented the worst torrent of genocidal venom I have ever heard. Chinese would love to nuke Nipponese. All of them.   

bushwarcrime's picture

Downvoted my Bold Italic friend,

Besides your racist words and need to state your prowess in public,

The Taiwanese are about the only country in Asia who do like the Japanese.  At least now in the 21st century, where we are all presently residing.  The Koreans and the mainland Chinese are a different story.


LawsofPhysics's picture

My grandfather served in the Pacific theater.  The Japanese were very inhumane and ruthless.  They took no prisoners, be them military or refugee.  Saw many polaroids of the bodies of captured people that the Japanese used as live dummies for bayonet practice.  This was one of the first things they did so that their new recruits could get over the issue of killing, those who refused were executed on the spot.

America's history books have never been accurate.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Michael -

Is that like a pity fuck?

OpenThePodBayDoorHAL's picture

The A-bom was originally destined for Berlin but Adolph folded so Tojo got it

CompassionateFascist's picture

Absolutely correct. Jew-communist Oppenheimer wanted to massacre Germans; when he heard device would be dropped on Japs, he opposed deployment.

jonjon831983's picture

Sins of our fathers kinda thing?

Man, at what point do we let go... not just us, but everybody.

Until then, history has doomed us all to repeat failures of the past.

Seer's picture

The failure that's been repeated is to not formally ask for forgiveness.  I'm borrowing from the religious spectrum, but it does have merit.

The US kills and then demands payment!

Given the that US is off killing more people than anyone can possibly know, it is clear that claiming to be a "peaceful nation" ain't enough.

Japan knows that it's over for them, they're just looking to be swept under the US umbrella...  You know, consolidation of warlords...

Sandmann's picture

The Japanese have a big obligation to China then after what occurred in Nanking and Hong Kong.......

Michael's picture

Karma Fukushima is a bitch too, isn't it?

Randall Cabot's picture

"Liu Gang, a migrant worker from the southern region of Guangxi, said: "We hate Japan. We've always hated Japan. Japan invaded China and killed a lot of Chinese. We will never forget.""

I guess Liu Gang forgot that jew supremacist-backed Mao killed a lot more Chinese then Japan,  60 million more!

akak's picture

But, but, but, Mao killed all those tens of millions for their own good!

Don't you know that in order to make an omelette, one has to break some eggs?
(and then shit on the roadside?)

Nobody ever said that Chinese blobbing-up was rational.

Michael's picture


Every person who was involved in that episode is dead and gone.

So your point is mute.

Harbanger's picture

Maybe Japan's Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Policy was not such a good idea after all.

Id fight Gandhi's picture

We don't owe anyone shit. They had what was coming back then.

thefedisscam's picture

You are such an idiot! When Japs have the opportunity and enough power,  the first Party they will revenge is the U.S.!  It iwas the U.S. who used TWO nuclear Bombs on them! You think this kind of crime could be forgoten by Japs?

RafterManFMJ's picture

Did 'we' nuke the shit out of them? So 'we' owe them? Like we owe da blacks because 'we' kept them as slaves? Fuck you and your simpleminded bullshit. I don't owe them a fucking thing.  You think you do, get out your checkbook or go join the JDF.

JohnKozac's picture

China better be careful. The Japanese perfected the 'Sneak Attack."


The attack on Pearl Harbor (called Hawaii Operation or Operation AIby the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters (Operation Z in planning)and the Battle of Pearl Harbor) was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941.

The attack came as a profound shock to the American people....

All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk. Of these eight damaged, two were raised, and with four repaired, six battleships returned to service later in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded.



The Shootist's picture

Well, they are vewwy sneaky.

Manthong's picture

How convenient., er.. fortunate that our three premier aircraft cariers were nowhere to be found at Pearl Harbor diring that shocking. . shocking surprise attack and that obsolete battleships were.

RafterManFMJ's picture

Yep, and don't forget Japanese torpedo boats somehow attacked our destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin! No hits were scored nor were any torpedo boats actually seen, but we were pretty sure it's a good reason to start a war.

And never forget how those Japs blew up the Maine.

And swarthy Japs destroyed 3 buildings with their patented Kamakazi attacks in NYC. They're so damn good they got 3 buildings with 2 planes!

killallthefiat's picture

FDR pulled out the radio operators and the Honolulu local news paper said that an attack was imminent a week before

Seer's picture

Yeah, "Sneak Attack," right!

How many times will we continue to fall for the "we didn't see it coming" BS?

Randall Cabot's picture

All you need to know about Pearl Harbor is that all the aircraft carriers just happened to be somewhere else that Sunday morning.

LULZBank's picture

Thats because US Navy intelligence is smart. They saw it coming without seeing it coming.

Winston Churchill's picture

Of course they saw it coming.

The Japanese,according to Yamato's flag leftenant,were inspired by

the royal navy's surprise attack on the Italian fleet at Taranto in the spring

of 1941.That battle, in a supposedly secure harbour ,too shallow(they thought) for

torpedo's,and an early Sunday morning attack from carrier aircraft.

Pear Harbor was a carbon copy of what then ,was a very publicised victory,

Caught by surprise ?Only if you could not read a newspaper.

Left out of American history books.Wonder why ?

DeadFred's picture

So what can we see coming that is left out of the reports today? Anyone feel free to weigh in.

Winston Churchill's picture

Was talking of revisionism.

Today we are only spoon fed what they want,or its diluted in information

overload if they cannot keep it quiet.

Back then it was very different.Taranto was the first victory, after a string of

defeats for the Brits ,and so was telegraphed worldwide for morale purposes.

mick_richfield's picture

Oh, I don't know...

An Israeli attack against Iran that fails spectacularly,

American Fifth Fleet drawn in hurriedly,

Two carriers sunk and one damaged by Russian anti-ship missiles?

Just guessing, you know...

Joe A's picture

But the Japanese really came for the aircraft carriers but these were -coincidentally?- sent to sea out of reach of the Japanese fleet. Although the attack may have been a shock to the American people, it did not come as a surprise. Around that time, there was a lot of talk about a attack by the Japanese. However, radar was ignored and so were warnings by allied nations which followed the Japanese fleet. Also strange was the fact that alhough there was a threat of a possible attack by the Japanese, many US sailors and soldiers were sent on leave.

DeadFred's picture

As much as I delight in a good paranoid theory we have to remember we're dealing with actions of the military and the government. Pure incompetence cannot be ruled out.

CompassionateFascist's picture

Drivel on all sides. At 1:35 PM GMT, 26 November 1941, a German listening station on the Dutch Coast intercepted and descrambled a transatlantic radio-telephone call between Churchill and Roosevelt. Brits had Jap Naval code partly cracked, and WC gave Roosevelt info on upcoming Japanese strike on Pearl Harbor, including targets, date, and composition of attacking force. WC then talked FDR into letting matters proceed. For document and discussion, get a copy of Gregory Douglas, GESTAPO CHIEF: THE 1948 OSS INTERROGATION OF HEINRICH MUELLER (San Jose, 1995), Vol. I, pp. 42-55, 246-54. Later that evening, Roosevelt's co-conspirator at Navy Dept., Adm. Stark, cut prelim orders to get Enterprise and Lexington carrier battle groups out of harbor via bogus air reinforcement missions to Wake and Midway. No question Roosevelt committed High Treason to back-door US into WW II though, from a certain viewpoint, he might receive a few brownie points for getting the ships that mattered most out of harm's way.  

Michael's picture

Those who wrote the bottom line of history are usually wrong.

It should have been Crowd Sourced!

Matt's picture

I think we can all agree this should be limited to an infantry only battle, to take place exclusively on the island itself.

Finally, Iwo Jima the reality TV series can become a realized dream!

If it becomes too one-sided, it is only honorable for both sides to agree to having unarmed one-on-one single combat, one at a time, at the highest point on the island, to the death. The victor is declared when the other side runs out of volunteers.

Michael's picture

I know why I got so many down arrows on this comment, as it should have got.

That dam is one of the coolest fucking things on the planet.

I think those 15 people who gave me an up vote on my original comment, should reverse their vote and give me a down vote on it.

We know there are tens of thousands of cool places like the Yangtze valley on the planet, before the Three Gorges Dam Project, but the benefits probably outweigh the problems. And should proper compensation be made on this one thing to the people, why not?

YuropeanImbecille's picture

LOL it is ww2 all over again, those zionist-satanists are pretty fucking original