To all the Panda Huggers, and DR posters. I am posting this as a "WAR WARNING" It is not my intent to make anyone nervous or upset, rather to insure you know what is going on and understand what is happening.
China and Japan have been in a dispute over a set of Islands in the China Sea, These islands were owned by a Japanese Citizen and were sold to the Japanese Government well over a year ago. China started to declare those Islands part of China about the same time. The islands themselves are nothing more that rock out cropping's above the ocean, but the fishing in the area, and the potential for oil is what the two countries are auguring about. Until recently, neither side took a strong military stance, except to run each other out of the area. That has all changed.
China on Saturday has set up an "air defense identification zone" over an area that includes those Islands. This "air defense identification zone" requires "Aircraft are expected to provide their flight plan, clearly mark their nationality, and maintain two-way radio communication allowing them to "respond in a timely and accurate manner to the identification inquiries" from Chinese authorities." Failure to do so may result in "Defensive military Action" by China.
Once the announcement was made, China cannot back down from enforcing their rules. Japan, cannot let this stand, for if they do, they will have effectively ceded control of the Islands to China.
It is unknown what will happen from here; however, the United States is bound by treaty to protect Japan. This was as a result of the constitution the United States forced on Japan at the end of World War II, which does not allow Japan to have an offensive military force. (I will say that the Japanese Self Defense force is very good, and could most likely handle any attack from China).
Should those two countries get into a scrap, and the US sides with Japan, China does have the ability to attack the United States, with Nuclear and or Biological weapons (I would expect the latter). This is not like 1914, when the world slipped into war from a series of mistakes, but it is more like 1938 when Germany, moved into the Sudeten Land (a kind of DMZ between France and Germany) which was the first heavy military move by Germany heading towards World War II.
I do not know how this may affect any of you, however; please keep your ear to the ground so you are not surprised when and if it happens.
With the so called "Deal" with Iran, Israel is left spinning in the wind. They may have no choice but to attack Iran on their own.
With the way this administration, likes to lead from the rear, I do not know if the US will support Japan, should China attack it, nor do I know if they will support Israel should they be attacked. With out our support, the possibility that one or the other (Japan or Israel) may have to resort to Nuclear weapons for their very survival is very real.
We are in troubling times.