Friday, March 28, 2014
Foreign troops will come to play in the North American Liberty Games...
Concern is rising in the US and Japan that China will make a hard play for the Senkaku Islands. As we cautioned long ago on this blog, if China does nut-up and move on these bits of rock poking out of the sea, we can all conclude that World War III has begun.
Prime Minister Abe of Japan finally seems to be catching up to the geo-political realities facing his nation. Yesterday he publicly called attention to the similarities between Crimea and the Senkaku. What many people fail to realize is that under the current US-Japan Defense Agreement, if China does move against the Senkaku (which are uninhabited), the US is obligated to enter the hot ruckus and defend Japan. The absolute folly of such an agreement can barely be expressed.
And worse, retired US Marine General Wallace Gregson, who served as Assistant SecDef for Asian and Pacific affairs, is advocating that the US take a strong public position re-affirming our commitment to defend uninhabited islands for Japan with American lives and treasure.
I have become convinced that the imminent Liberty Games will not run the course without Russia and/or China attempting to put boots on CONUS soil.
Have you prepped for that contingency?
Here is the Abe piece.
Here is the post explaining US and Japanese concerns.
Keep a sharp eye on Asia as Russia dominates the world's headlines.
Posted by K at 8:31 AM