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Russia and Japan Cozy Up on Defense Ties - Et tu, Brute? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-11-3 07:53:50 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2013-11-3 07:56

Ooops, did China offend its ally, Russia, to merit such a treatment when it is being challenged by Japan?  Fresh from the press, Japan and Russia agreed today to hold joint naval exercises.  And it involved both the foreign and defense ministers of Russia, meeting their counterparts from Japan.  Obviously, some people in the cabinet do not care what Putin feels.  A rift in Kremlin is obvious.  

Beijing is still talking about the "China Dream" when exports are down and war drums are sounding all around her.  

If China insists it needs to keep sleeping, just be ready for the nightmare at the end of the fairy tale.




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Post time 2013-11-4 02:49:32 |Display all floors
This post was edited by sansukong at 2013-11-4 01:55
Ooops, did China offend its ally, Russia, to merit such a treatment when it is being challenged by Japan?  Fresh from the press, Japan and Russia agreed today to hold joint naval exercises.


Note:
Russia's joint naval exercises with Japan, are not held with China as the objective or targetted country. As such, the said joint naval exercises are held solely because both Russia and Japan are individual sovereign countries with their own individual rights. Likewise, the Russia and China military strategic partnership is a separate and different issue altogether..

注意事项:
俄罗斯的联合海军演习与日本都没有举行与中国作为目标的国家。
联合海军演习,单独举行,因为俄罗斯和日本,
是个人主权国家,在自己的个人权利。
俄罗斯和中国军事战略伙伴关系,是一个单独的,
和完全不同的另一回事。


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World rethinks opinion on Putin’s Russia
[Global Times | 2013-11-1 0:08:01

But we have to be clear that the comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership between China and Russia is not a panacea for all difficulties facing China on the international stage. It forms a consolidated back-to-back strategic posture. But China has to count on itself to thrive on major strategic challenges.



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Post time 2013-11-4 03:23:19 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2013-11-4 03:26

It is heart-warming to read that Xi is visiting a village of farmers and fruit growers in an impoverished region in Yunnan, maority of which are Miao minorities, to make sure that their living conditions on the ground are as good as reports being submitted to the central government.  He was pleasantly surprised to find out that their living conditions were indeed improving and that their products are superior to his own expectations and taste, as he actually tasted some of their fruits by plucking them himself from the trees.  A government that does not forget the poor has the foundations of greatness.

This provides a realistic backdrop to the Japanese war-mongering behavior, on the seas and in the capitals of the world.  Here is China, trying its best to serve its poor, and there, on the other corner is Japan, planting its katana with foreign made blade, into the heart of the fishermen's livelihood in Diaoyudao, and threatening to "retake" Diaoyudao from its rightful Chinese fishermen.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.


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Post time 2013-11-4 03:41:29 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2013-11-4 03:42

As more details emerge from Moscow, it appears that the naval exercise was more of a face-saver for the Japanese than the substance of the talks.  It provided pretext also for the defense and foreign ministers of both countries to meet.  Japan was actually using the US missile defense network as its bargaining chip with the Russians.  And since the Japanese did not get their way, they emerged once again portraying themselves as the solid friends of America that they reallly aren't.  The Japanese wanted too much for something it really does not own and cannot deliver.  Well, they managed to give China a jab on the ribs with the joint naval exercise, which China, knowing the real story, simply ignored.

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Post time 2013-11-4 04:03:19 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2013-11-4 04:08

These developments show that American leaders are beginning to understand what Japan is really up to, and playing with stakes far in excess of its ability to pay, akin to a Mortgage Dirivative Bet that nearly destroyed the US banking system, after suffering a major stock market collapse and reorganization of several major banks whose names now have vanished from the media.  

First, Japan tried to convince China that it has the capital to take over Diaoyudao, on the basis of its Joint Defense Treaty with the USA.  To China, that collateral is insufficient, as it can outbid any would be takeover artist with its entire national resources, its entire military strength, and its extended forever commitment to the undertaking - and time is money.  Not to speak of that fact that China has the legal title to Diaoyudao to begin with.  Then Japan used its media to spread the rumor that the US has drawn up a joint military defense of Diaoyudao, almost like a letter of credit to a very expensive import that Japan wants to get, only to be rebuffed when Chinese journalists asked Washington directly about it.

Now, Japan wants to leverage its non-existent ownership and control over the US missile defense network in convincing Russia it can "buy" Diaoyudao with this asset.  It could not deliver when asked by the Russians about it.  

Like the sinking economy of Japan, Abenomics in military and diplomacy is all air, but the danger of it is that US security and economic stabiity is being leveraged to acheive purely Japanese nationalist semi-Fascist goals, and America does not want to be another AIG, rubberstampng all the bond insurance policies that Japan is issuing like there is no tomorrow.  Well, maybe, the Japanese are right that they have no tomorrow, but that does not apply to Americans at all.  This distinction should be made, Amigo!

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Post time 2013-11-4 06:16:41 |Display all floors
abramicus Post time: 2013-11-4 02:41
As more details emerge from Moscow, it appears that the naval exercise was more of a face-saver for  ...

Well done. The cat is out of the bag. {:soso_e182:}    {:soso_e183:}
干得好。事实是出来从了袋.  {:soso_e182:}   {:soso_e183:}

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Post time 2013-11-4 09:18:24 |Display all floors
sansukong Post time: 2013-11-4 06:16
Well done. The cat is out of the bag.     
干得好。事实是出来从了袋.  {: ...

why does this rat like to bully Japan so much?

why not try to bully Russia?

Russia too fierce for Rats?

Outer Mongolia, Vladivostok used to be Qing territory too until Qing became too weak.


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