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)???