China Scrambles Warplanes Into Senkaku Airspace

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China has admitted scrambling fighters to intercept American and Japanese planes flying over the Senkaku islands, and has been sailing its sole carrier into disputed waters as well.

China says it scrambled fighters into the airspace around the disputed Senkaku islands to intercept and identify US and Japanese planes, noting it found there to be 10 planes present, including US surveillance and early warning planes, and Japanese fighters.

China apparently took no further action against this brazen violation of its sacred Diaoyu territory.

China’s English language state media has demanded “timely countermeasures without hesitation against Japan” should they “impudently” continue violating Chinese airspace, along with retaliatory violations of its air defence zone (although with Chinese ships, submarines and planes already freely violating Japanese territory for some time this is apparently already the case).

They are however plainly a little spooked by the prospect of having to deal with the USA, cravenly offering the USA an out: “If the US does not go too far, we will not target it in safeguarding our air defence zone.”

Meanwhile Australia can be “ignored” and South Korea can hopefully be co-opted at some point as they “understand” they have their own disagreements with Japan.

South Korea also joined the USA and Japan in protesting against China’s establishment of the zone, only to be ignored, whilst similar complaints from Australia resulted in China warning them that their “irresponsible” remarks could result in damage to Sino-Australian relations.

America’s B52 “training mission” over the islands was followed by both unannounced Japanese and South Korean military flights through the zone, although as Japan always maintained a military presence around the islands so it is not clear there is anything new about this except in its obvious timing.

Although still maintaining nobody sane could possibly object to it setting up an air defence zone over what is manifestly Chinese territory, China has stepped back from demanding all international civilian flights passing through the area identify themselves to the Chinese military, saying “the East China Sea air defence identification zone is not aimed at normal international flights.”

China is also reportedly sending its hand-me-down carrier the Liaoning (derisively called a “museum” by one US naval official) into its notoriously tenuous maritime claims in the South China Sea, prompting complaints from the Philippines as it passed through their waters.


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    Avatar of vanchrian
    Comment by vanchrian
    01:37 30/11/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    So China managed to simultaneously piss off Japan, the US, South Korea, The Philippines, and Australia?!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:51 30/11/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    business as usual.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:32 30/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    just nuke 'em already, before they become radiation resistant.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:39 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Yeah but when that bomb goes off it'll blow all of that smog all around the world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:30 01/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aren't they already radiation resistant. I mean they are cockroaches.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    12:39 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh that ship has sailed brotha.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:38 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    All the radiation from those nukes would pass to Japan. This is bad, because then Gojira would be created and then we'd have to deal with Gojira coming across the sea to trample California.

    Avatar of Conduit
    Comment by Conduit
    08:48 30/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I'm not really seeing a downside here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:42 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    really can't find fault in that characterization of California. I live here. Family has for 110 years. It's become a hippy liberal douchebag wasteland.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:57 01/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i suppose china is the world's troll

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:03 01/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uhhhh, you're missing the point here. If gojira tramples California, then the Californians have to migrate to other states where they can spread their Californian ways >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:34 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    We're gonna need Jaegers...

    Comment by Anonymous

    @Conduit

    Agreed. Somebody needs to clean up that 'multicultural utopia' shithole they call a state.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:23 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds like the next Top Gun movie plot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:52 01/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh look, the U.S chickens out after flying in their bombers.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25165503

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:05 01/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You're a simpleton.

    The U.S. is urging CIVILIAN airlines to comply while their MILITARY aircraft fly with zero restrictions.

    The same split goes for the Japanese.

    The reasoning is that this avoids the possibility of defenseless CIVILIAN airlines from being shot down. They'd rather not risk civilian deaths. You don't play chicken with innocent people's lives.

    Meanwhile the military aircraft fly there with impunity while the Chinese decide which obsolete piece of shit vessel to run out there next.

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    Comment by Imyou
    02:07 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder if this could end up significantly helping Jp-SK relations.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:10 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Probably not. From what I've experienced of South Korean people's sentiments, SK would even side with China if it meant dealing a blow to Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:19 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, speaking of Chinese client state... If you know anything of Korean history, you'll know they had always been Chinese client state until a century ago, to seek protection from Japanese invasion, ironically.

    And when the Chinese regime fell apart at the turn of the 20th century, Korea got conquered by Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:58 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly. Historical issues aside, if you look at the map, Japan's air defense zone snuggles up right against South Korea's territorial waters from across the sea, while China's new zone is still far away with only slight overlap. Japan's air defense zone used to be huge, and it had been irritating SK for decades.

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    Comment by Tuor
    08:48 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The South Korean people may *say* they'd even pick China over Japan in event of a conflict, but in reality, if they did pick China, they would soon become a Chinese client state, and I'm sure they're well aware of that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:32 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    SK is Asia's equivalent to Ozark Mountain
    Hillbillies. Walking around with with a chip
    on their shoulder. They'd cut off their own nose to spite their face as mom's fond of saying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:48 09/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Koreans are like black people and jews. Always reminding themselves that they were invaded and enslaved, they like to bitch like that. We in the Philippines buried the ratchet and moved on. These chinese fuckers already depleted their resource and can no longer sustain their bacterial population so they seek new lands this way. I say, it's time to burn some of their population in napalm!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:54 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i certainly hope so. with america on the decline, japan needs new allies for the future so they dont get rolled by china in the coming years

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:43 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    amen brother. swamp boji's

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:30 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Right, right.

    Just like how America was 'declining' after ww2, or vietnam, or during the great depression.

    Kids these days have such short memories.

    Biatch please/

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:07 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fat chance, pretty much everyone in east asia wants Japan rolled, especially SK. Even countries that have disputes with China, like Vietnam and Pillippines, frankly, hates Japan even more.

    Unlike Germany, which denounced their WWII leadership thoroughly, Japan keeps reminding the entire east asia who invaded them half a century ago by worshiping their war criminals every year. Smart...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:19 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "like Vietnam and Pillippines" Have to call BS on this one. Most nations in the S. Pac. area have neutral to cordial relations with Japan. China and Korea are really the only ones with their panties crammed up their asscrack.

    Plus, did you know that Abe symbolically did NOT visit Yasukuni this year (the first since Koizumi started the PM visiting tradition several years back)? Did that affect the hysterical rhetoric coming in from S. Korea at all? The answer to both questions would be "No", apparently.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:19 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    WOW, HOW CHINESE OF THEM.........

    YUCK... YUCK...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:02 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Last time I checked Japan was pretty popular in Vietnam and Philippines... So I guess it is not that alone, I mean does China have a single neighbor that doesn't have a border problem with it?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Koreans are retarded with pride. They can't drive for shit and their manners and tempers are equivalent to that of a petulant 5 year old child and they do stupid shit like spit like it's nobodies business and not give a shit who is there to 'catch' it and if you say something will act as if YOU are the cause of the offense.

    Assholes can't hide behind the glamorous images of k-pop for long. They'll be found out soon. Xenophobic, myopic dipshits...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:53 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Magnificent really. The only country they can bully the fuck out of here is Philippines.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:51 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Nope.

    The Philippines are practically the US's little brother. There won't be any bullying there either.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:42 01/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    US "little brother" huh?

    I didn't know that big brother's actually let someone else take small brother island so brazenly, huh.

    I guess America really fails as a big brother, then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:43 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    not all the filipinos think that way. i for one would love to be truly allied with the states. unfortunately, there are many people here who don't think logically, just for the sake of "pinoy pride". misplaced pride imho.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:47 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only when it's convenient for the flips. Filipinos have no trouble btching about our military bases. But sadly they run right back for our protection when china gets too cheeky for their own good.

    But I suppose for a while we should offer some freebies to make up for the ownership back in early 20th century. America should do what is right, even when the wife is btching and moaning that he's not doing anything right.

    Never mind the fact that we liberated them from japs 70 years ago with american blood.

    Or, you know, the recent hurricane help coming from a fully loaded super carrier. Come to think of it, the leased military base would have been pretty handy in getting help there faster during this hurricane season.

    I would actually consider Philippines to be a step above japs in cooperation though.

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    Comment by Justin iZ Here
    09:07 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty much, I love it when I read stuff bitching about us, then when something goes down we are the first people they look towards for help.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:11 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    We didn't 'liberate' the Philippines from Japan out of the goodness of our hearts. We owned the Philippines since we took it from the Spanish. Philippines was part of our Empire when the Japanese came. Not only that, it was also a military strategic decision.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:11 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, that is because, you know, there are millions of people in that country and you act as if the person who bitches and appreciate your action is the same person.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:04 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    08:57

    Part of that is our lapse in judgement for not acting like brutal, cruel overlords as they expect us to do. These people respond better to threats of violence and execution of brutality better than reason or peace.

    Just like in Iraq, when US army came into bagdahd. When US military personnel tried to be soft handed and give out medical treatment and food, they were just looking for opportunities to steal and cheat us.

    But once the marines came and started beating up looters and offenders, they dispersed quickly away from US military compounds and started following some basic law about not fucking with other people (at least when the patrols are out for them).

    We need to make clear that US has no patience for infantile behaviors and clearly hostile opportunism of the host countries that try to take advantage of all the humanitarian restraints placed upon US personnel.

    You fuck with Uncle Sam, He's gonna fuck you AND your family.

    Avatar of Conduit
    Comment by Conduit
    08:57 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon 06:47
    "Only when it's convenient for the flips. Filipinos have no trouble btching about our military bases. But sadly they run right back for our protection when china gets too cheeky for their own good."

    That describes every single "ally" the US has. They all bitch about us like the ungrateful little bastards they are, but the moment the shit hits the fan, they're our bosom buddies.

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    Comment by warjoke
    11:17 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait till they piss of Saudi Arabia or other middle east super powers. It would be glorious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:40 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, silly, Saudis only bomb twin towers in the good US of A.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:49 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Saudis fight only with white race.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:05 01/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah, mostly the non-Islamic people. Since most asians are non-islamic, i'm sure they're in their cross-hairs too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:05 30/11/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    So when do you let us have our own military, my master US-sama?

    We need some warships, submarines, tanks, aircrafts, and even nukes to protect ourselves from China.

    Otherwise, we will have to give up our lands to them and eventually, fall under their control.

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    Comment by cats2
    05:33 30/11/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Well Japan-chan, you didn't spy on China for us, protested our military bases, and said you didn't want our protection.

    We don't understand the concept of Tsundere sadly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:09 01/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's ok. America will come protect them anyway because their anime/manga are of vital importance to the world! >.>

    Avatar of Conduit
    Comment by Conduit
    09:03 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You do realize that Japan does not need the US's approval to amend its own constitution?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:49 30/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    China, stahp. What are you doing?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Chinese punks. They need a 2nd Rape of Nanking to wake them up.

    Better yet, rape of Beijing.

    Remember, America did its share in invading that place. We still have that picture in the Pentagon of our Army guys scaling peking walls. No amount of technology or numbers will make up for the fact that chinese were always getting fucked by others after trying to act cheeky.

    Should make a good decoration under the chinese to sign their surrender in any future war ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:40 30/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Nukes for everyone? How about a little mushroom cloud over your house?

    The politicians do a little diplomatic dance for the domestic audience, and all you warmongering idiots come out of the woodworks...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:45 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think he pulled it out of your mom's ass. The same dirty shit hole you were birthed from, butt baby.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:22 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    They don't even have to nuke the US, just nuke out Asian and Europe then US is pretty much left to die.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:01 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sub can carry 20ish so they can nuke us its the problem of transport

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:22 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    16 nukes? A single sub carries more than that. Which part of your ass did you pull that number out of? Can we get a reference there?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:36 01/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Chinese don't exactly have a massive armada of nuclear missile capable subs. What, 1, 2 subs? And the "newest" one is cold war level.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:48 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    China only has 16 nukes that can even reach the continental US. Japan is in a more perilous position as it can be targetted by all 300.

    This is assuming of course that Chinese ICBM's are reliable and in working condition since they were jury rigged from stolen Soviet plans from the Cold War. In the best case I'd say some Californian Suburb will eat it but that is a worthwhile sacrifice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:51 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    America need 1st rape of NY. oh wait its already happen shhh

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:36 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL they will rape you just like they did back then. They were too scared to even try to billet the homes.

    You want to be a shivering lump of meat? Bitch at new york. They will tear a new hole on your sorry excuse for a dick and fuck you through and through :)

    Come to think of it, just like how they fucked over all those chnks living in mott street ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:37 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The picture itself:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Siege_of_Peking,_Boxer_Rebellion.jpg

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:47 30/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Typical American retards stuffed up with excessive fast food.
    First, are you dementia enough to forget which side you guys fought for in WWII? Allies! Us! If you guys like Japan so much why don't just join little adolf and Tojo to conquer the world? That has always be your American fucking dream after all.
    After that, you really think you guys can pick a fight? America is declining son. You guys are already battered and exhausted even with those mujahedeens. If you gringos went for a real war you guys wont even last a week before succumbing and sucking our toes for more gold. Don't forget who bought most of your crappy American public debt bonds. And you really think we are an easy opponent? You guys get nuke in 40's, Ivan's got them in 50's and we already got them in 60's. You nuke, I nuke then everyone gets a nuke for breakfast. If thats what you want.
    At last, you gringos truly deserves the name of 'the land of free guns and brave naives'. You really think South Korea will really side the Japs? Never! They had been raped for half a century and suffered even more than us. And never forget the japs still annexed another island from them. If you guys keep forcing them to help the japs they may eventually going back to their old friend. Just find the pinoys and the kangaroos that are truly negligible一if you guys really want a fight.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:24 07/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ^Chinese dude pretendin' to be American..
    Go post your propaganda elsewhere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 07/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not that he doesn't have a point..

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 08/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    7.5% is not most of the debt. The american people are the ones who got jewed with most of the debt. Attempting to use U.S. Treasury securities as a coercive tool would have limited effect and likely would do more harm to China than to the United States.








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