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The disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands

A small group of uninhabited islands, the Senkaku Islands if you are Japanese, the Diaoyu Islands if you are Chinese, are causing major friction between the countries.

China has created a new ‘air defense identification zone’ over the disputed waters around the islands.

The islands are claimed and controlled by Japan and Japan purchased three of the islands from a private citizen who owned them in September 2012.  China though, still claims the islands are in their territorial waters. The matter is complicated further by a claim that South Korea ‘own’ a submerged rock called Leodo and that the Chinese air zone encompasses the Leodo rock.

Taiwan has also laid claim to the small island chain and has declared that it would “defend its sovereignty of the archipelago”.

The air defense zone came into effect on Saturday and China is insisting that all aircraft passing through the zone must:

“maintain two-way radio communications” and “respond in a timely and accurate manner” to identification inquiries, China’s Defence Ministry said. Aircraft that did not follow such rules would be subject to “defensive emergency measures”, the ministry added.

China has said that any attempt by Japan to shoot down the drones it regularly flies over the islands will be considered an act of war and they would react appropriately.

Seoul has said its ownership of Leodo remains unchanged, and it’s ‘unfortunate’ that the chinese air zone includes the rock.

So why all the fuss?

The islands are situated in rich fishing grounds and surveys have revealed that there may be oil pockets under the sea floor in the disputed area.

In 1968 the United Nations commissioned a survey that indicated that the shallow waters between Taiwan and Japan will be major global oil producing area in the future. (source)

There is also the possibility of rich reserves of natural gas in some of the deeper waters and China is fuel hungry. (source)

As expected, the United States are firmly entrenched in the Japanese camp. John Kerry, Secretary of state has said he is “deeply concerned” about the new zone. He said:

“This unilateral action constitutes an attempt to change the status quo in the East China Sea. Escalatory action will only increase tensions in the region and create risks of an incident. We urge China not to implement its threat to take action against aircraft that do not identify themselves or obey orders from Beijing,”

The question is: Would China actually shoot down a Japanese aircraft?

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  • Michael

    I researched these Islands a while back, wondering why these Islands are so damn important to China. Looking at photos found on the Internet it quickly became apparent that these Islands were used by Pirates and others to store the treasures that were plundered from ships and from Island peoples and other Nations. In other words, there’s treasure inside these mountains.
    If it’s true that China wanted The Philippines to be wiped out recently, using HAARP/micowaves, treasure is also one of the explanations for this. The Pirates LOVED The Philippines, and used many of Her Islands for stashing their treasures. Japan was nuked during WW II for stealing some of these treasures that were also located on Okinawa, Guam, and a handful of other Islands in the Pacific. Just like the battle sites of The Civil War, which took place at known treasure accumulation room sites (like Gettysburg), WW II saw American troops fight and die on the Islands of the Pacific for the purpose of securing these treasure rooms. Of course, our troops had no idea about these treasures that were stashed so long ago.
    It is my belief that The Navy was created for the reasons of patrolling the Oceans and making sure these treasure locations were/are safe. Eventually, The Marines had to be brought on board Naval vessels to keep the Seamen from “getting their own ideas” about these treasure sites. Nowdays, technology allows for satellite surveillance of these sites.

    • Robert

      Wow… and I thought some of my idea’s were out there.

  • Madre de Dios…

    @ Michael:

    Would you consider traveling to hang out with me?

    Seriously, having you talk to the people I would like to reach for about an hour with me following you to talk about say…. the Fed, the freedom movement, preps, gun control etc will turn me into the absolute paragon of sanity and pragmatism that I need to be to reach people. Really, dude. You could utterly alter their perception of me. I need this. Hell, Michael…WE need this.

    We could save A LOT of souls, me and you Mike.

    How about it?

    • Sam

      2 nuts, obviously from the same shell…

      • SIR HUGHES

        and one scroungy prick

        • Sam

          You’re obviously looking in the mirror

  • D

    Why do I care if the Japanses, Chinese & Taiwanes all start killing each other over some uninhabited islands that may or may not have burried treasure on it somewhere?

  • Michael

    WOW !! I feel totally honored having TWO trolls reply!!
    You have made my day.

    • Sam

      Dude, if you honestly believe what you wrote, I wish you well. I just have two questions:
      1. What drug are you on?
      2. Do you honestly think people will believe your “deluded” comments as fact?

      Happy Treasure Hunting!!!!

  • Sam

    OK, since you called me a “troll”, humor me. What information and source/sources do you base your comments on?

  • Dang………. (shaking my head)

  • Jesse

    Both sides are behaving very foolishly in a power display and should reach an agreement to share the islands.

    I notice, however, that the United States is the foreign power supporting Japan’s actions both diplomatically and militarily. It should be no surprise if they are trying to make China “provoke” Japan and start a major war. The US is, after all, maintaining a barely hostile military presence around China.

    • Nexus789

      That comment is too sensible.

  • Andy

    Okay so now we have another area that the Chinese will go to war in,there is also the Koreas,Syria,and also Taiwan.So if this goes down,then the US will be involved in every area,this will lead to WW3.Be prepared and ready.Keep your powder dry.

  • eric de torres

    signs of the end times…….//////////////