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.
Many thought it impossible for Obama to break the record of stupid acts set by previous President George W. Bush, but this week the seemingly impossible has happened.
After further breaking the already broken healthcare system in America, Obama took a giant leap forward in stupidity by sending B52 bombers into China airspace.
No international support. No prior thought. No use of mental capacity in even the smallest dose. Just blindly sending military machines capable of holding nuclear weapons in their bomb bays within a few hundred miles of the Chinese coast.
For those idiots out there who still do not understand, let me give you mirror example to help you get the idiocy of this action.
China launches Chinese bombers from Cuba to fly around the Gulf of Mexico.
Got it now? Doesn’t anyone in this country remember the Cuban Missile Crisis? We just did exactly what Russia was attempting to do during the Kennedy Presidency. We violated the most potentially dangerous enemy’s sovereignty like it was a video game.
Obama endangered all ex-pats living in China, destabilized the Asian region to a level not seen since the Vietnam War, and insulted a government that has the ability to annihilate our country in a few minutes with their nuclear capacity. In a country where “saving face” means more than life, we challenged their self respect.
Do you really think this will be forgotten or go without retribution?
They have all kinds of plays on their table to retaliate.
1) Sale of all US government bonds making borrowing impossible for the federal reserve
2) Massive support and buildup in Cuba
3) Massive support and buildup in Venezuela.
4) Immediate arming of Iran with Nuclear weapons
OR they can simply laugh and continue their monetary policy of partnering with foreign nations in long term business contracts that exclude American business.
In any scenario, we are the biggest losers. Thanks Obama and congratulations on your new title as the most ignorant and damaging president in the history of our country.
Just one day after I wrote about the Honshu fault finally settling down, it erupts again with a flurry of 5.0 quakes and 4 Strong 6.0+ quakes. In fact two of the quakes measured 6.6!
After only one day of feeling a steadiness return to the ground of Northern Japan, the violent shaking has returned again. Even more frightening is the fact that one of the Strong quakes (6.4) was very near the coast and shallow. The USGS reported the location of this quake as:
* Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 09:19:05 UTC
* Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 06:19:05 PM at epicenter
Location 37.334°N, 141.861°E
Depth 27 km (16.8 miles)
Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 92 km (57 miles) ENE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
131 km (81 miles) E of Koriyama, Honshu, Japan
132 km (82 miles) ESE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
262 km (162 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.3 km (8.9 miles); depth +/- 0.8 km (0.5 miles)
Parameters NST=430, Nph=433, Dmin=337.3 km, Rmss=0.76 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type=”moment” magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=7
* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
The following is a more detailed look at March 22nd in Northern Japan:
Magnitude Date/Time LAT LONG Depth Detail
MAP 5.1 2011/03/22 22:53:31 37.062 140.620 27.9 EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/22 22:51:38 36.924 142.333 30.1 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.4 2011/03/22 22:36:33 37.078 140.561 15.7 EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.7 2011/03/22 22:12:29 37.109 140.673 1.0 EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.1 2011/03/22 19:40:43 -7.625 127.576 137.3 KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA
MAP 5.5 2011/03/22 16:12:09 35.672 141.638 33.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.2 2011/03/22 16:05:51 35.757 141.591 41.2 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.4 2011/03/22 15:49:26 39.171 142.301 21.8 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.1 2011/03/22 15:03:46 35.786 141.572 16.4 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.1 2011/03/22 14:45:19 -33.146 -15.920 10.0 SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
MAP 5.8 2011/03/22 13:50:51 35.791 141.534 15.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.1 2011/03/22 13:31:29 -33.085 -15.979 11.9 SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
MAP 5.2 2011/03/22 12:56:27 37.050 143.992 35.7 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.4 2011/03/22 12:04:08 36.256 141.408 33.5 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.6 2011/03/22 12:01:21 36.947 143.203 1.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.5 2011/03/22 11:21:39 39.789 143.139 24.8 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/22 10:19:01 40.344 142.531 20.5 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.6 2011/03/22 09:44:30 39.863 143.436 15.5 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.4 2011/03/22 09:19:06 37.334 141.861 27.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.6 2011/03/22 07:18:48 37.249 143.956 26.5 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/22 06:28:32 36.703 142.389 40.7 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.1 2011/03/22 05:59:35 35.678 141.684 20.6 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/22 05:44:32 -57.444 -25.831 84.1 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
MAP 5.9 2011/03/22 03:38:35 35.228 141.053 11.4 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.1 2011/03/22 01:13:48 36.085 141.837 35.9 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
March 20th, 2011.
This is the first day that Honshu has not shook with a 6.0 or greater earthquake. There was still one 5.8, but this is great news for all in northern Japan. They have been waiting a long time for this day. Nine days have passed since the initial quake. Nine days with “Strong” earthquakes happening daily. The following is the record of quakes for March 20th
STRENGTH DATE TIME LAT LON DEPTH LOCATION
MAP 5.1 2011/03/20 20:17:58 37.007 141.908 34.4 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/20 19:46:57 -25.092 179.542 513.1 SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
MAP 5.0 2011/03/20 17:12:25 -24.892 -70.030 47.2 ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
MAP 5.3 2011/03/20 17:08:58 37.152 143.845 34.8 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.3 2011/03/20 15:20:27 -31.086 -179.876 305.4 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
MAP 5.0 2011/03/20 15:13:53 36.338 143.348 22.9 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/20 14:48:54 35.346 140.945 38.5 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.8 2011/03/20 12:03:48 39.409 141.958 45.7 EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.3 2011/03/20 11:47:44 -18.800 -174.927 138.6 TONGA
MAP 5.1 2011/03/20 10:35:53 35.184 141.200 19.2 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.9 2011/03/20 08:26:10 19.035 121.250 31.4 BABUYAN ISLANDS REGION, PHILIPPINES
MAP 5.5 2011/03/20 08:00:51 22.396 121.421 17.3 TAIWAN REGION
MAP 5.3 2011/03/20 07:56:30 36.213 141.760 28.9 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.2 2011/03/20 05:58:05 35.281 140.973 27.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.4 2011/03/20 05:55:31 37.725 141.378 51.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.5 2011/03/20 01:30:46 36.945 141.182 22.8 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/20 01:24:44 37.411 141.761 31.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.2 2011/03/20 01:09:45 39.173 142.411 36.9 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
As a follow up note….March 21st quieted even more Here are the statistics for March 21st.
STRENGTH DATE TIME LAT LON DEPTH LOCATION
MAP 5.0 2011/03/21 19:01:21 36.688 143.238 46.4 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/21 16:46:57 37.727 142.257 19.3 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/21 12:37:37 37.457 142.369 27.4 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.1 2011/03/21 10:43:13 38.057 144.576 23.9 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.4 2011/03/21 10:36:49 13.932 120.560 92.0 MINDORO, PHILIPPINES
MAP 5.8 2011/03/21 09:49:02 36.519 70.920 196.7 HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
MAP 5.2 2011/03/21 05:54:13 36.205 142.098 37.1 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.3 2011/03/21 05:08:04 36.182 141.613 17.8 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Maybe, FINALLY, the Honshu fault area may be behaving according to the laws of seismology. This is a welcome piece of news for all Japanese.
Its the 18th. It is a week since the 9.0 earthquake that destroyed many cities in northeast Japan. There still has yet to be a day without a 6.0 Magnitude aftershock. A 6.0 earthquake is a STRONG earthquake that will damage buildings and other structures within a 100 mile radius. There is more power released in a 6.0 earth quake than 20 of the strongest nuclear weapons in the United States nuclear missile arsenal. It is nearly impossible to sleep through a 6.0 earthquake.
So Japan is a week without sleep. A week of daily destructive earthquakes. A week of unbelievable stress. The questions are “how long can this go on?” and “how long can the Japanese people endure daily 6.0 earthquakes”?
Below is the summary of yesterday’s earthquake activity (magnitude 5.0 or greater) in the world. As you can see, Japan is constantly shaking in a violent way.
STRENGTH DATE TIME LAT LON DEPTH LOCATION
MAP 5.4 2011/03/18 00:41:22 35.863 141.697 45.8 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/17 19:05:44 36.191 141.750 36.5 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.6 2011/03/17 18:55:38 37.175 142.291 29.8 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/17 18:01:20 37.701 144.409 23.2 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/17 17:31:56 37.713 143.434 30.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/17 15:34:33 40.512 79.057 18.7 SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA
MAP 5.9 2011/03/17 12:54:52 36.766 141.307 25.1 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.6 2011/03/17 12:32:03 35.523 140.744 21.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.1 2011/03/17 11:14:24 -32.518 -71.537 19.2 OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE
MAP 5.0 2011/03/17 09:05:58 40.240 142.333 25.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.1 2011/03/17 08:28:28 53.244 159.364 74.6 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA
MAP 5.3 2011/03/17 08:25:26 36.698 141.762 29.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.8 2011/03/17 08:03:04 -17.283 167.899 27.8 VANUATU
MAP 5.2 2011/03/17 06:42:46 38.709 143.911 36.4 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.3 2011/03/17 06:24:32 37.249 142.293 24.9 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.7 2011/03/17 06:12:43 37.755 143.451 25.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.2 2011/03/17 05:07:01 38.027 143.543 25.4 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.1 2011/03/17 04:13:56 40.198 142.204 25.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.2 2011/03/17 03:50:54 36.312 142.820 20.6 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.3 2011/03/17 02:48:00 -17.339 167.743 15.2 VANUATU
MAP 5.0 2011/03/17 01:08:01 36.387 142.891 20.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.4 2011/03/17 01:00:08 -57.913 -25.685 85.8 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
MAP 5.1 2011/03/17 00:55:03 -32.465 -71.531 23.3 OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE
MAP 5.0 2011/03/17 00:42:50 37.379 143.704 25.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
In an unusual and unfortunate turn of events, the aftershocks in Japan are increasing in intensity.
As I reported in previous blog entries, the laws of seismology state that the “chance” for an aftershock should decrease by half each day following the initial major quake. In addition the current laws of seismology state that the intensity of the aftershocks should diminish rapidly as well.
This event is changing the way seismologists look at earthquakes of this magnitude. They will have to rewrite their laws after the event in Honshu Japan to make an exception for earthquakes of this magnitude.
Yesterday Japan experienced a lull in the aftershocks. Only 1 registered at 6.0. I wrote that Japan was experiencing a “silver lining” in an otherwise devastating situation. Today I am eating my words as the Honshu earthquake event breaks all the laws of seismology.
We are only 14 hours into the day and already they have experienced 3 aftershocks of 6.0 or greater.
A closer look at the aftershocks reveal that they are happening at extremely shallow depths of around 10 kilometers. Shallow earthquakes tend to cause more tsunamis.
In addition, the nuclear power plant problem has gone critical reaching a level 6 nuclear catastrophe, just short of the Chernobyl disaster.
So this is another night where the Japanese people cannot sleep, fear more waves of devastation, and fear for their lives from a new danger, radiation poisoning.