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Japan “Preparing to Fight” China Over Taiwan

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Japan “Preparing to Fight” China Over Taiwan
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US and Japan conduct war games amid rising China-Taiwan tensions

US and Japan conduct war games amid rising China-Taiwan tensions

The US and Japan have been conducting war games and joint military exercises in the event of a conflict with China over Taiwan, amid escalating concerns over the Chinese military’s assertive activity. US and Japanese military officials began serious planning for a possible conflict in the final year of the Trump administration, according to six people who requested anonymity.

It’s Getting More Likely The Japanese Would Fight For Taiwan

It’s Getting More Likely The Japanese Would Fight For Taiwan

Japanese authorities, increasingly worried about China’s determination to invade and forcibly “reunify” Taiwan, reportedly asked American officials to share U.S. plans for defending Taiwan. That’s the bombshell news from Financial Times reporters Demetri Sevastopulo and Kathrin Hille. The Americans “demurred,” Sevastopulo and Hille wrote, “because it wanted to focus on boosting co-ordination with Tokyo in phases.”

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Gearóıd O hAghmail
Gearóıd O hAghmail
July 8, 2021
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Can anyone explain how the US could prevail against The People’s Republic of China when they could not defeat the Taliban? This is obviously the US trying to save themselves by shoving Japan into the meat grinder and creating absolute havoc in Asia.

Einar Ødegård
Reply to  Gearóıd O hAghmail
July 8, 2021

By this way, Japan will end up as ‘The Black Peter’ in the cynical US military plans to ‘contain’ China. One task is using Japanese U-boats guarding the Ryukyu island chain against chinese shipping. So said the CO of US Indo Pacific Command 2 months ago during a visit to prime Suga. Patriot Missiles from Middle East are to be moved to Asia, also to the island chain? Dear japanese friends: The US order to attend a war against China will for sure result in damages to you bigger than Hiroshima and Nagasaki, conventional weapons do also kill and make… Read more »

deroudilhe
deroudilhe
July 8, 2021

In these matters you should remind every body the prophetic words of de Gaulle: pronounced six years before SAIGON’s fall.

La France considère qu’il n’y a aucune chance pour qu’UN ETRANGER, venu de l’autre rive du pacifique, quelle que soit la puissance de ses armes, puisse imposer sa loi aux peuples de l’Asie, qu’elles qu’en puisent être les intentions (Pnom Pehn SEPT 1967)

Brokenspine66
Brokenspine66
Reply to  deroudilhe
July 8, 2021

Translation: “France considers that there is no chance that a FOREIGNER, coming from the other side of the Pacific, whatever the power of his arms, can impose his law on the peoples of Asia, whether they what are the intentions.”

Beatus
Beatus
Reply to  Brokenspine66
July 8, 2021

“…. whatever their intentions might be”

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Beatus
Beatus
Reply to  deroudilhe
July 8, 2021

I also recall Mao Tse-tung saying that America is a paper tiger. Perhaps in the long run this will turn out to be true.

Beatus
Beatus
July 8, 2021

Imperialism caused the First World War. The warring parties sleep-walked into the war. The USA and Japan are two imperial powers, Japan being a vanquished one. In a conflict over Taiwan Russia will take sides with China. Have the US and Japan no memory of history? Have they no shame? Are they working on a recipe to start the Third World War? Of course Japan is not a fully sovereign country, neither militarily nor in foreign policy. Therefore the blame lies mainly with the US, a decadent and dangerous nation. 

joey_n
joey_n
Reply to  Beatus
July 9, 2021

Emphasis on “decadent” and “dangerous”. If there’s one thing that grinds my gears, it’s the notion that the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was ‘just desserts’ for colonial activity in China, the Koreas, etc.. Even more jarring when it comes from Russian and/or Chinese netizens on otherwise pro-Russian or pro-Chinese websites. Aside from being a convenient way to spite Japan, it also ignores the original context through which it was done – namely, that the original bombs weren’t meant for Japan, but rather were designed to intimidate the Soviets and serve as a prelude for a similar bombing program against… Read more »

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Beatus
Beatus
Reply to  joey_n
July 9, 2021

Yes, it is most likely that Truman wanted to preempt the Soviet Union’s entry into the war against Japan and thus prevent its gaining influence in the Pacific region. But the use of atomic bombs must be an absolute taboo. And Churchill was a warmonger who in 1945 ordered a contingency plan called Operation Unthinkable according to which a war would be started against the Soviet Union. He was voted out of office largely by servicemen. Even at the Quebec Conference of 1944 hostilities against the Soviet ally, once Germany was defeated, were discussed.

joey_n
joey_n
Reply to  joey_n
July 11, 2021

Yesterday my comment had a score of 2. Now it has a score of 1. Not that I take offense at a possible downvote, but I would like to know what detail(s) I missed or got wrong. Thanks in advance.

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Beatus
Beatus
Reply to  Beatus
July 9, 2021

I think that the main goal is to get China and Japan to go to war with each other, and not to protect Taiwan at all. Does America really care about those (non-white) countries to which it claims to bring security? Look at its record. That is why America is telling Japan to improvise two make-shift aircraft carriers when it has eleven of its own at its disposal. When push comes to shove the American carriers will no doubt head to safer waters and leave a right mess behind. 

jpthiran
July 9, 2021

…the obvious!…the Chinese will need to swallow there pride and stay put!…and by the way, the Chinese carrier is as good as a fishing boat that would be sunk instantaneously by any stealth jet!…all in all, all will remain the same and Xi will removed from power when Chinese economy will start to sink!…another comment – don’t belive that any nation in this world will think of allying itself with China!…

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Eddy
Eddy
Reply to  jpthiran
July 9, 2021

Totally, invincible Western racist nation mouthpiece has spoken. But my money is on the FACT, you won’t find this individual anywhere near where the bullets and bombs will be flying. L.O.L.

David Bowlas
David Bowlas
July 9, 2021

Well Mr and Mrs Japan how do you expect to fight China?? Oh yes I forgot!! Now that you are now a puppet of the country that dropped the atomic bomb on your people.

Wesaf
Wesaf
Reply to  David Bowlas
July 9, 2021

My thoughts are simple, somebody should ask the Japanese people what they think of this idea and might find a different story all together. Food for thought.

joey_n
joey_n
Reply to  Wesaf
July 10, 2021

Yes, I’ve noticed a good number of Chinese netizens conflating the actions of the Japanese government with the will of its 126 million civilians, as if said civilians have the ability to influence public policy in the first place like in China. Details like capitalism and USian influence (i.e. military occulation and colonialism) end up conveniently unmentioned while Japan in of itself gets blamed. One example is the Tokyo Olympics which a good majority of Japanese citizens are against, last time I checked. Some have even taken on the streets to protest. If the thoughts and feelings of the citizens… Read more »

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As Afghanistan falls into Taliban hands, will the US really pull out?

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