It has gotten to the point of making people nauseous. The greatest generation defended the freedoms of every country against the Nazi Germans and Japanese. The worst generation (baby-boomers) now are defending the right of Nazi Japan to re-arm.
Since WWII, Germany has apologized, paid reparations, and has taken steps to become a non-aggressive nation of good people. Since WWII, Japan has quietly plotted how to re-create the war machine. Japan has never apologized.
Since WWII Germany built memorials to those they hurt. Since WWII Japan built memorials to the criminals who raped and murdered millions of civilians.
What is America thinking? Defending a non-apologetic, war mongering Japan in dispute of an Island that is closest to Taiwan? There is no sense in it. The same minds that backed the Syrian Al-Qaeda rebels, that created a Cuban twitter service to overthrow a sovereign nation, that denies the legitimacy of the democratic vote in Crimea, are the ones that back Japan today. Its completely insane.
The only thing that is MORE insane is the way that THE NEW YORK TIMES is reporting on this story. The only way it can be described is NAZI propaganda. The pro-Japan stance and spin on words is professional level propaganda.
“For the first time, China will host the Western Pacific Naval Symposium, a meeting every two years of countries that border the Pacific Ocean. The W.P.N.S., as it is known in naval circles, counts among its members the United States, Australia, Chile, Canada and a number of Asian countries, including China and Japan.”
EXCUSE ME, BUT ISN’T THE TREATY WITH JAPAN BASED ON THE FACT THAT JAPAN NEVER AGAIN HAS A NAVY OR ARMY????
“For this year’s fleet review, China, which is hosting the event in Qingdao, invited all the countries in the symposium to take part — except Japan.
“It is so totally high school,” a senior American defense official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue publicly. “We were, like, ‘Really? You’re going to do that?’ ”
YES….I THINK WE SHOULD REALLY DO THAT FOREVER.
The greatest generation in the history of our country gave their lives to stop Japan. Chuck Hagel and his “Senior American Defense Officials” are doing their best to build the Japan war machine again one brick, one ship, and one gun at a time.
Every American should be sickened at the insulting actions of the baby-boomers in the face of the gift given to us by the Greatest Generation.
What are you thinking Chuck Hagel? What are you thinking Helene Cooper (New York Times Writer)???
On November 13th, 2013, Caroline Kennedy daughter of U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the US ambassador of Japan. In less than 30 days, her actions and words have shown that the apple does indeed fall far from the tree.
In an almost inconceivable month of activity, Caroline Kennedy has completely undone all the heroism that her father displayed during the Cuban Missile Crisis and brought shame on her family name.
It is not easy for me to speak so harshly against the daughter of such a great president, but the actions of Caroline Kennedy in this month cannot go undisclosed.
Firstly, Caroline Kennedy took a position that her father would never have accepted. Japan in an un-repentant holocaust causing nation. Their murder and rape of innocents in WWII. Americans don’t know the whole story because it it not taught in American Schools. You actually have to thank Hollywood for disclosing just a small part of the horrors that Japan imposed on foreign nations during that time. Few today know about the Bataan Death March even though it killed more people than died in 9/11. Even less knew about the bacterial warfare, rape-murder, and genocide that the Japanese commanders approved in China during WWII. Only recently in the film “flowers of war” did a little of the cruel hearted Japanese come to light.
We as Americans only know about the Nazi’s. Germany apologized for its lack of humanity during WWII. Japan did not! John F. Kennedy would never be an ambassador to Japan on the grounds of their cruel and inhumane society. She had to be educated on these facts before accepting the position. How is it that the daughter of a man who fought for human rights and equality is now siding with the predators who inflicted so much pain?
Lets move on to examine her actions since taking the post….
Caroline Kennedy has taken part in an excursion of US B52 bombers (with likely nuclear payloads) that fly into stated China airspace (Whether the airspace is valid or not is not the question. Rather the fact that we put nuclear ready war machines that close to the China mainland in direct assault to their national pride is the thing that is so offensive to the memory of John F. Kennedy) Exactly what her father called aggressive conduct. His statements were….
“The 1930’s taught us a clear lesson: aggressive conduct, if allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged ultimately leads to war. This nation is opposed to war. We are also true to our word. Our unswerving objective, therefore, must be to prevent the use of these missiles against this or any other country, and to secure their withdrawal or elimination from the Western Hemisphere.”
Now his daughter is present and in a position of authority when the United States does the exact same thing as Russia did in the Cuban Missile Crisis. She is playing the exact opposite role in that she is the ambassador of the offending nation that puts nuclear weapons in play against a foreign power. The fact that Japan is the furthest country away from the disputed islands seems to be over her head.
Now all that could be excused if it were not for her big mouth uttering what could be considered one of the most uneducated and ignorant statements in recent history about Sino-Japanese relations. She says…
Way to go Kennedy. You just unilaterally stated that the holocaust of Asia perpetrators deserve to have a status quo in the East China Sea, EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE NEVER EVEN APOLOGIZED OR RECOGNIZED THE FACT THAT THEY KILLED AND RAPED MILLIONS IN CHINA.
Add to that the fact that the disputed islands are closest to Taiwan, then to China mainland, then to Japan.
You are geographically, historically, and ethically incorrect. You have shown that decedents of American heroes do not necessarily have the same sense of ethics or morality.
Its a good thing that the Chinese leadership is showing the cool heads and patience that your father displayed even though you are running your mouth off with ill-conceived quotes.
In one of the greatest understatements of all time, CNN states that the China economy will surpass the US economy by 2030.
The National Intelligence Council — the same thinkers who produce National Intelligence Estimates — has released an 140-page report that offers a series of prognostications about how the world might change in coming decades
The fact is that the Intelligence Council, nor any branch or office in our government has accurate numbers on the China economy. They base everything on exports and take a wild guess at the domestic economy.
The bottom line of these statements is that Ameica is concerned. America does not know how to act as a responsible part of the global society of nations. Since dropping the atomic bomb, we have always played the role of the dominant bully. Now we are trying to plan our future around not having the “big stick” to swing around anymore.
So what is the greatest fear that the U.S. has concerning China! Simple. The American government is terrified that China will behave exactly like the US has acted over the past 50 years.
The first large test are the disputed territories of the China sea. While America claims to support the Philippines and Japan, there is really nothing that the US can do in this conflict. It is purely up to China to make this decision. They can treat Japan and the Philippines like we have treated Cuba, Panama,and other neighboring countries, where we demanded our own way and dictacted the solution, often tomes in direct conflict with the opinions of other industrialized countries…..OR….they can be benevolent and work on a compromise when they by no means are required to do so.
We will see if china will wield its power as irresponsibly as the U.S. has in the past, or if they will take the high road and compromise in a way that will promote ongoing trade.