Senkaku-Diaoyu Islands

Japan scrambled jets to intercept a Chinese plane over the disputed Senkaku Islands.
Ria Novosti reported:

Japan scrambled fighter jets on Saturday to intercept a Chinese plane that flew near a chain of islands claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing, NHK Television reported.

The jets were alerted when a Chinese maritime aircraft flew about 120 km north of the Senkaku islands, which China calls the Diaoyus, a Japanese Defense Ministry spokesman said.

The Chinese Y-12 twin-turboprop later left the zone without entering Japanese airspace over the islands, he added.

This is the first time Japanese fighters have been scrambled this year to head off Chinese aircraft approaching the islands, the spokesman said.

Japan released a Chinese fishing crew earlier this week after they were caught fishing in the disputed waters.

Last year thousands of people protested in the streets of China and Hong Kong against Japan’s claim to a contested island territory after 150 Japanese activists raised their country’s flag on the disputed Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands

 

 

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  1. Obama will create a no fly zone, grounding all Japanese fighters.
    Hail Glorious Leader!…

  2. China’s never had a chance to push the envelope while America’s completely detached from duty, reality, and traditional allies- they’ve probably got a number of adventures on the drawing board for the next few years and will be buzzing Taiwan with missiles soon, the Chinese aren’t going to waste this window of opportunity

  3. OT: BREAKING NEWS:

    H.J.Res. 15: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment …

    thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hjres15

  4. 0bama will just pray to karl marx… and he’ll rise from the dead as a zombie
    and teach the japanese about communism/spread the wealth
    and especially about the new trend of eating dogs, and gay sex with camels.

  5. Oliver, it takes a 2/3 rd majority in both the House and Senate, or by a constitutional convention to even bring it to the states for ratification which requires approval by 3/4′s. Right now, I doubt it will make it out of committee.

  6. They may be creating a crisis to distract the West’s attention until the Chavez successor can consolidate power in Venezuela. I think Chavez has died. Listen to this bull**** on Bloomberg…

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-05/chavez-will-stay-in-power-even-if-he-doesn-t-take-oath-vp-says.html

    “Ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will remain in power even if he fails to attend a ceremony next week in which he’s scheduled to be sworn in for another term, his Vice President Nicolas Maduro said.

    Opponents of the socialist president, who is recovering from cancer surgery in Cuba, are distorting the constitution by saying that Chavez must show up for the Jan. 10 swearing-in ceremony or be declared ineligible to govern, Maduro said last night. The nation’s charter is flexible, and if needed the Supreme Court can set the date, manner and location Chavez will be sworn in for the third, six-year term he won in October by a landslide, he said. “

  7. Who cares about Japan?

    We need to focus on China! They buy our dollars and in return give us crappy consumer goods.

    Let me be clear, I have a plan for taking care of China. I will blanket Beijing with $100 dollar bills from a sky full of C130s!

    The Chinese will either suffocate under the trillions of US Dollars – or get so rich that they can buy the 57 states of America!

    More money… for our adversaries… Tons of fresh one-hundred dollar bills in $10,000.00 bank bands, raining down from the sky on Beijing China. What could go wrong?

    Now, I have the idiot liberal vote and the 2% payroll hike I am sure most would agree that I am a slick swindler! Gad, I am such a dog!

    My limousine is leaking oil and Anderson Cooper is in the back seat with is arse lubed to the max. I need some deep penetration to get my message across to the press. Coop is just the guy for me! I may suck but I will make the poor and the Middle Class suck like Coop in a stinky Frisco bathhouse! Good day.

  8. ot

    By jove! I think biden & brackO have got it!

    NOT!!!

    Fox News Parody About Gun-Free Zones Stopping Crime – YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dg_AcBeHgo

  9. #4 January 6, 2013 at 12:16 am
    Reaganite Republican commented:

    China’s never had a chance to push the envelope while America’s completely detached from duty, reality, and traditional allies- they’ve probably got a number of adventures on the drawing board for the next few years and will be buzzing Taiwan with missiles soon, the Chinese aren’t going to waste this window of opportunity
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    I was going to post something about not wanting to see the US dragged into this chit between China and Japan. Then I read your posted comment (above). You make a good point; this is a window of oppty for China to make a move on the US. Lucky enough for China that Japan, too, is in a weakened state at this time, at least somewhat, still not fully recovered from the damage and loss caused by the earthquake(s) and tsunami last year (or was that two years ago?) that took out their nuclear power reactors, which caused the radiation leaks of which we do not speak.

    Yep. If China wants to make a move, now is the time.

  10. @ Oliver #5: At the page you linked, click “Related” and then the link next to “Supersedes.” At the page that takes you to, do the same. Then again at that page and so on. What you’ll see is that Rep. José Serrano [D-NY16] has introduced this bill at the beginning of each Congress since 1997. There has been little to no support for it. In fact, he had a cosponsor for the bill only once, and that was a decade ago. So, I wouldn’t worry about Congress passing this bill. Decree by Executive Order, on the other hand…





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