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#ActualL. Spiro

Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:48 PM

For those of you who haven’t kept up, south-southeast of Japan’s mainland are the Senkuku Islands, controlled by Japan in the East China Sea.

The United States administered them as part of the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands from 1945 until 1972, when the islands reverted to Japanese control under the Okinawa Reversion Treaty between the United States and Japan.

 

China claimed discovery and claim over them from the 14th century, but due too their poor book-keeping their claims aren’t verifiable  especially since there are old Chinese maps that specifically refer to them by their Japanese name and list them as being Japanese territory.  When China was questioned multiple times about who owned the islands in 1971 they refused to reply and said they would talk about it later.

 

Oil and other natural resources were discovered under the islands and suddenly China decided to claim the islands.  Unfortunately international law makes it very clear that there is no dispute.  Japan has owned the islands since January 14, 1895, after acquiring them by due international-law process (occupation of terra nullius), and the U.S. government has made it clear that the Senkaku Islands have been under the administration of the Government of Japan since their reversion to Japan as part of the Okinawa reversion in 1972 and that the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty applies to the Senkaku Islands.

 

A few months ago Japan bought back back islands from their private owners, who were Japanese as well.  Suddenly China remembered the islands and their resources and got angry.

 

That is the backdrop prior to what I want to actually post.

More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senkaku_Islands

Q&A on the Senkaku Islands

 

 

Since then China has been belligerently poking its nose where it does not belong, sending airplanes to the islands to provoke the military in Japan (who typically scramble fighter jets as a fair warning not to violate Japanese airspace), hitting the navy in Japan with radar that can be used to lock weapons, and recently deploying DF-16 missiles whose main purpose is to defeat U.S.-made Patriot missile batteries near those islands.  This as well as heightening their military exercises.

  1. Do you think war will break out?
  2. Who do you think would win?
  3. America is required to join the fight and would, but the islands are covered by international law, so this would be seen by the world as an attack specifically by China to steal something that does not belong to it.  Do you think other countries would join the fight?
    1. Which side would they chose?
      1. Could North Korea’s alliance with China be used to gain an excuse to attack America or its ally Japan (in the case of an existing war in which North Korea proclaims it wishes to support its ally, China)?

I have my answers but I don’t want to tint anything.

What are your thoughts first?

 

 

L. Spiro


#3L. Spiro

Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:19 PM

For those of you who haven’t kept up, south-southeast of Japan’s mainland are the Senkuku Islands, controlled by Japan in the East China Sea.

The United States administered them as part of the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands from 1945 until 1972, when the islands reverted to Japanese control under the Okinawa Reversion Treaty between the United States and Japan.

 

China claimed discovery and claim over them from the 14th century, but due too their poor book-keeping their claims aren’t verifiable  especially since there are old Chinese maps that specifically refer to them by their Japanese name and list them as being Japanese territory.  When China was questioned multiple times about who owned the islands in 1971 they refused to reply and said they would talk about it later.

 

Oil and other natural resources were discovered under the islands and suddenly China decided to claim the islands.  Unfortunately international law makes it very clear that there is no dispute.  Japan has owned the islands since January 14, 1895, after acquiring them by due international-law process (occupation of terra nullius), and the U.S. government has made it clear that the Senkaku Islands have been under the administration of the Government of Japan since their reversion to Japan as part of the Okinawa reversion in 1972 and that the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty applies to the Senkaku Islands.

 

A few months ago Japan bought back back islands from their private owners, who were Japanese as well.  Suddenly China remembered the islands and their resources and got angry.

 

That is the backdrop prior to what I want to actually post.

More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senkaku_Islands

Q&A on the Senkaku Islands

 

 

Since then China has been belligerently poking its nose where it does not belong, sending airplanes to the islands to provoke the military in Japan (who typically scramble fighter jets as a fair warning not to violate Japanese airspace), hitting the navy in Japan with radar that can be used to lock weapons, and recently deploying DF-16 missiles whose main purpose is to defeat U.S.-made Patriot missile batteries near those islands.  This as well as heightening their military exercises.

  1. Do you think war will break out?
  2. Who do you think would win?
  3. America is required to join the fight and would, but the islands are covered by international law, so this would be seen by the world as an attack specifically by China to steal something that does not belong to it.  Do you think other countries would join the fight?
    1. Which side would they chose?
      1. Could North Korea’s alliance with China be used to gain an excuse to attack America or its ally Japan?

I have my answers but I don’t want to tint anything.

What are your thoughts first?

 

 

L. Spiro


#2L. Spiro

Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:18 PM

For those of you who haven’t kept up, south-southeast of Japan’s mainland are the Senkuku Islands, controlled by Japan in the East China Sea.

The United States administered them as part of the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands from 1945 until 1972, when the islands reverted to Japanese control under the Okinawa Reversion Treaty between the United States and Japan.

 

China claimed discovery and claim over them from the 14th century, but due too their poor book-keeping their claims aren’t verifiable  especially since there are old Chinese maps that specifically refer to them by their Japanese name and list them as being Japanese territory.  When China was questioned multiple times about who owned the islands in 1971 they refused to reply and said they would talk about it later.

 

Oil and other natural resources were discovered under the islands and suddenly China decided to claim the islands.  Unfortunately international law makes it very clear that there is no dispute.  Japan has owned the islands since January 14, 1895, after acquiring them by due international-law process (occupation of terra nullius), and the U.S. government has made it clear that the Senkaku Islands have been under the administration of the Government of Japan since their reversion to Japan as part of the Okinawa reversion in 1972 and that the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty applies to the Senkaku Islands.

 

A few months ago Japan bought back back islands from their private owners, who were Japanese as well.  Suddenly China remembered the islands and their resources and got angry.

 

That is the backdrop prior to what I want to actually post.

More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senkaku_Islands

Q&A on the Senkaku Islands

 

 

Since then China has been belligerently poking its nose where it does not belong, send airplanes to the islands to provoke the military in Japan (who typically scramble fighter jets as a fair warning not to violate Japanese airspace), hitting the navy in Japan with radar that can be used to lock weapons, and recently deploying DF-16 missiles whose main purpose is to defeat U.S.-made Patriot missile batteries near those islands.  This as well as heightening their military exercises.

  1. Do you think war will break out?
  2. Who do you think would win?
  3. America is required to join the fight and would, but the islands are covered by international law, so this would be seen by the world as an attack specifically by China to steal something that does not belong to it.  Do you think other countries would join the fight?
    1. Which side would they chose?
      1. Could North Korea’s alliance with China be used to gain an excuse to attack America or its ally Japan?

I have my answers but I don’t want to tint anything.

What are your thoughts first?

 

 

L. Spiro


#1L. Spiro

Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:18 PM

For those of you who haven’t kept up, south-southeast of Japan’s mainland are the Senkuku Islands, controlled by Japan in the East China Sea.

The United States administered them as part of the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands from 1945 until 1972, when the islands reverted to Japanese control under the Okinawa Reversion Treaty between the United States and Japan.

 

China claimed discovery and claim over them from the 14th century, but due too their poor book-keeping their claims aren’t verifiable  especially since there are old Chinese maps that specifically refer to them by their Japanese name and list them as being Japanese territory.  When China was questioned multiple times about who owned the islands in 1971 they refused to reply and said they would talk about it later.

 

Oil and other natural resources were discovered under the islands and suddenly China decided to claim the islands.  Unfortunately international law makes it very clear that there is no dispute.  Japan has owned the islands since January 14, 1895, after acquiring them by due international-law process (occupation of terra nullius), and the U.S. government has made it clear that the Senkaku Islands have been under the administration of the Government of Japan since their reversion to Japan as part of the Okinawa reversion in 1972 and that the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty applies to the Senkaku Islands.

 

A few months ago Japan bought back back islands from their private owners, who were Japanese as well.  Suddenly China remembered the islands and their resources and got angry.

 

That is the backdrop prior to what I want to actually post.

More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senkaku_Islands

Q&A on the Senkaku Islands

 

 

Since then China has been belligerently poking its nose where it does not belong, send airplanes to the islands to provoke the military in Japan (who typically scramble fighter jets as a fair warning not to violate Japanese airspace), hitting the navy in Japan with radar that can be used to lock weapons, and recently deploying DF-16 missiles whose main purpose is to defeat U.S.-made Patriot missile batteries near those islands.  This as well as heightening their military exercises.

  1. Do you think war will break out?
  2. Who do you think would win?
  3. America is required to join the fight and would, but the islands are covered by international law, so this would be seen by the world as an attack specifically by China to steal something that does not belong to it.  Do you think other countries would join the fight?
    1. Which side would they chose?
      1. Could North Korea alliance with China be used to gain an excuse to attack America or its ally Japan?

I have my answers but I don’t want to tint anything.

What are your thoughts first?

 

 

L. Spiro


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