Thursday, April 24, 2014

(OT) President Obama: US Is Obligated to Defend Japan Over Senkaku Islands


US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has indicated as much, but it is the first official remark by the president of the United States.

So does he wants a nuclear war with China over some rocks in the ocean?

Looking at the way he was extremely willing to go to a "shock and awe" war with Syria (and Russia that supports the Syrian government) on a flimsy so-called piece of evidence (youtube video) of gas attacks (which turned out to be a false flag operation by the Turkish government, according to Seymour Hersh) and looking at the most recent "regime change" in Ukraine and unfolding mess, yes he is quite willing to risk a war with China, even if not necessarily nuclear.

Mr. Obama denies it is yet another infamous "red line"...

From Reuters (4/24/2014; part, emphasis is mine):

U.S. President Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defendefensece [sic.], including of tiny isles at the heart of a row with China, but denied he had drawn any new "red line" and urged peaceful dialogue over the islands.

...Obama, on the start of a four-nation tour, is being treated to a display of pomp and ceremony meant to show that the U.S.-Japan alliance, the main pillar of America's security strategy in Asia, is solid at a time of rising tensions over growing Chinese assertiveness and North Korean nuclear threats.

"We don't take a position on final sovereignty determinations with respect to Senkaku, but historically they have been administered by Japan and we do not believe that they should be subject to change unilaterally and what is a consistent part of the alliance is that the treaty covers all territories administered by Japan," Obama said.


A bit convoluted way of saying it himself, but the advance statement before he arrived in Japan is much clearer and stronger.

Also from Reuters (4/23/2014; part, emphasis is mine):

U.S. President Barack Obama has assured Japan that tiny islands in the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial row with China are covered by a bilateral security treaty that obligates America to come to Japan's defence.

Obama gave the assurance in remarks published by the Yomiuri newspaper on Wednesday, hours before he was due to arrive in Tokyo for a visit aimed at reaffirming strong U.S.-Japan ties in the face of rising tensions over China and North Korea.

"The policy of the United States is clear - the Senkaku islands are administered by Japan and therefore fall within the scope of ... the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security," Obama said, referring to the disputed islands known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China.

"And we oppose any unilateral attempts to undermine Japan's administration of these islands," he said.


Reuters Japan's article has an additional take on the Senkaku comments by Obama which does not appear in the English article:

背景にあるのはウクライナ問題。東シナ海で日本、南シナ海でフィリピンなどと対立する中国と、ウクライナ南部のクリミア編入に踏み切ったロシアの姿が重なる。会見でオバマ大統領と安倍首相は、国際法を順守する重要性を強調し、「力を背景とした現状変更に反対する」と述べた。

Behind [President Obama's remarks] is the situation in Ukraine. China confronting Japan in East China Sea and the Philippines and other nations in South China Sea conjures the image of Russia that has re-incorporated Crimea in southern Ukraine. In the press conference, President Obama and Prime Minister Abe emphasized the importance of observing the international law, and said they oppose the change of status quo with the threat of force.

That's a good one, Mr. President. Your puppet regime in Ukraine was installed thanks to the use of force by neo-Nazi groups supported by your State Department and USAID.

(Oh wait, does that mean Japan is Ukraine? And Senkaku Island Crimea?)

(Photo from Reuters)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll translate Obama for you, ex-SKF.

Obama: "As everyone knows, our foreign policy is set by the Shadow Government and has no other goal than the furtherance of looting, and the more of the Essence that looting is the more it is presented as the unattainable goal which must be striven for.

As the Shadow Govt. is populated by the sons & daughters of the aimless, directionless upper class, those free of the compass-moral, it is only logical to expect the Shadow to transform all effort into adulation of its essential Emptiness.

In other words, we of the Shadow are close to extorting a sweet deal from these Rising Sun fellas with our F-35, and by the jesus, NOTHING is to stand in its way.

And in the end, as the power structure in China refuses to allow us to bend it to our purposes only, we will fight to the death over these worthless rocks in the ocean out of the purest of simple spite.
And since any & all still attending to me by this point could only be in some sympathetic to cannon fodder, why should we care what "cannon fodder" thinks on any topic, especially that of its imminent destruction?
War is a Racket, and this is the noise."

So sayeth the "O".

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

You mean his teleprompter?

Anonymous said...

Um, why don't you, Amerika (the government, directing the military, & the actual president, bodily) stay the f*ck off of ANY & ALL foreign lands, & stay within your own country's progressively-f*cked-up borders...you're certainly striving ardently to cause your own nation more & more of its own problems on a daily basis, after all. Ass.

Anonymous said...

Appropriate photo of two sacks of shit in shiny suits looking suitably furtive.

Would you buy a used car from either of these fuckwits?

Vyse Legendaire said...

Sigh.

Little canary bird said...


Save your energy
All talk and no action and Actions speak louder than words
Everything will remain the same, at it is right now.

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