Is US Meddling Making a China-Japan War Inevitable?

John Glaser, December 31, 2012

A Chinese think-tank (via Zero Hedge) has predicted that military conflict between China and Japan is inevitable now, thanks in part to US meddling in the Asia-Pacific region.

With the rise of China as Asia’s leading economic power, a Chinese government think tank says the nation’s conflict with Japan over the Senkaku Islands is inevitable at a time when its bilateral relations are changing as a consequence.

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) also said in its annual report that the two countries’ relationship will enter into a highly unstable period.

While thinking that the conflict over the islands could be prolonged, China is now paying attention to what action the new Japanese government, headed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will take.

The “report on the development of the Asia-Pacific region” points out that China’s rapid development is raising anxieties in surrounding nations, forcing them into taking precautions and requiring them to accept the “readjustment” of the power balance.

As for the Senkaku Islands, the report explained that Japan’s right-wing groups, which have gained strength through the country’s two decades of a sluggish economy called “the lost 20 years,” regarded U.S. policy of “pivoting to Asia” as the best opportunity to nationalize the islands. In September, Japan purchased three of the five Senkaku Islands, called the Diaoyu Islands in China, from a private landowner.

…“Japan’s nationalization of the Diaoyu Islands destroyed the framework for keeping a balance, which means ‘shelving a conflict,’ ” a Chinese diplomatic source said.

Aggressive US meddling in the region has long been predicted to have ugly consequences, like bolstering hard-line nationalistic politicians on all sides. “Signs of a potential harsh reaction are already detectable,” a recent CSIS report said. “The US Asia pivot has triggered an outpouring of anti-American sentiment in China that will increase pressure on China’s incoming leadership to stand up to the United States. Nationalistic voices are calling for military countermeasures to the bolstering of America’s military posture in the region and the new US defense strategic guidelines.”

The US role in this and various other Asian territorial disputes is not one of a neutral player trying to avoid escalation. Rather, the US has pursued an aggressive posture of expanding military assets in the region and teaming up with all of China’s neighboring rivals to side with them on territorial issues in a nationalistic scheme to block China’s rise as a world power.

A veteran Chinese diplomat warned back in October that the US is using Japan as a strategic tool in its military surge in Asia-Pacific aimed at containing China and is heightening tensions between China and Japan. Chen Jia,  who served as an under secretary general of the United Nations and as China’s ambassador to Japan, accused the US of encouraging a militaristic response by Japan. “The US is urging Japan to play a greater role in the region in security terms, not just in economic terms,” he said.

Underlying the dispute are two key factors: (1) Washington has reiterated its commitment to its mutual defense treaty with Japan, insisting that it will become involved militarily in the event of an outbreak of conflict; (2) Washington sees China as a rising power and increasing regional influence and is willing to crush that ascent to maintain its own global dominance.

Technocrats in Washington like to call all this “maintaining stability.” As is often the case, the reality on the ground is the polar opposite of the term used to described it. But Washington isn’t about to have it’s power undermined, is it?




82 Responses to “Is US Meddling Making a China-Japan War Inevitable?”

  1. US is behaving like a aged beauty winner. Sour grapes!

  2. Yes lets just absolve China and the CCP of any responsibility, after all asians have no agency and are all just pawns in the US game of global hegomony. You really know nothing of East Asian international affairs do you?

  3. If the US and China go to war, their trade will stop, which means China will lose 20% of its GDP and will be in a very long term depression and the US would lose 5% of its GDP which combined with its already limping economy into a very long term depression.

    Not only is a Sino-American war not going to happen, it can't because neither can afford it. It would be dual suicide.

  4. I support a rise in Japanese nationalism if it involves expelling foreign troops from Okinawa.

  5. Just think US goes to war with China, WHO are they going to borrow the money to finance it from!

    If the US even starts to seriously give China a hard time which country is going to really suffer the most!

    Hint it isnt the Chinese. No cheap imports, NO manufacturing base, all those US companies with most of their manufacturing done in China! The list continues, PLUS the US having to repay its current bills! Oh and the UN security council will be useless for the US to use as a browbeating tool because the Chinese have the VETO!

  6. Countries that depend utterly on trade with each other should not go to war, but it occurs to me that Russia was Germany's biggest supplier of oil, grain, and rubber (imported across Russia) right up to June 22, 1941, and the last trains actually crossed from Russian controlled territory after the shooting had already started. Germany and France were huge trading partners, and both (more or less) democracies, of a sort, to August 1914.

    Although I hope you are right.

  7. IMO, it's not about US trying to contain a rising world power of China, but it is about recognizing a new power trying to strangle its neighborly countries with its military might in order to gain maximum advantage in territorial sea disputes, and US efforts to contain such destabilizing threat in the region where world's vital sea lanes in international waters crisscross.

  8. As an European who is very much aware of the fact that the two world wars started on our continent, I very much hope any war between China and the US will be strictly a Pacific conflict, and that the European countries will be wise enough to stay strictly neutral. China is not an enemy of ours, and the US doesn't need any assistance from us to fight that war.

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  10. This is possible as americans need a war object and will force China for war. Americans will be slowing loosing their dominance and is good for Asia and Africa.They should go back to american continent and Kanada as enough blood has flown in Asia by americans now the time has come for americans too to take bath in the blood which is going on in Asia and Africa by america.

  11. China is on the rise. Nothing here will hurt China if war is started. U.S. has everthing to loose and it appears the warmongers in the U.S. dont really care…Seems like that last desperate action of domination before they go out as bloody imperialist Empire. To be honest. I do not think one Congressman, Senator and President cares if the U.S. goes down and we become the puppet of China. Sadly. I want all this nonsense to stop and I dont want to be a puppet of China and….well I want anarchy and secession ! geez

  12. The U.S has committed crimes no question, especially in the Middle East. But I believe her interests here are in keeping with the interests of the globe-free flow of commerce and independence for Asian countries threatened by aggressive moves by China.

  13. Keep dreaming ! A USA Chinse war will be the end of China as we know it.Will end with regime change in China and with Chinese humiliation . i don't think will happen although. China will fail but will fail within. The corrupt dictatorships will always fail on end is just matter of time. Japan has been nothin but peace maker for 55 years . As far as china we know what they have been. A regime that sents tanks to crush their own kids deserves no respect . Lots of you people here are a pity living in a surreal world. I feel sorry for you. We the USA are not going any where . We are here to lead !

  14. Plus, they dump all of their US Treasury securities on the market at once and the dollar collapses.

  15. Antonio, what a silly man you are. China is floating the US economy. The NDAA, America's ongoing policy of torture, aggression, extrajudicial killing (read murder by death squad; maybe you liked "huevos rancheros," Antonio…), drone terrorism, and the plutocratic elite's contempt for "the people" demonstrate that its espousal of "values" and "human rights" is total bullshit. The wars of aggression are coming home, and the tactics that have been used against innocent civilians abroad will be used against dissenting civilians at home. China has become the world's assembly plant, and it is now the exclusive producer of computer parts that are essential to US high-tech weaponry. The BRIC nations are forming an alliance to counter US power. The Japanese killed 30 million Chinese in a shocking war of aggression. The Rape of Nanking may not be mentioned in Japanese textbooks, but it is certainly remembered by the Chinese. For the US to convert a peaceful Japan, with its peace-oriented constitution, into a regional attack mongrel like Israel, is incredibly short-sighted and dangerous. Obama is just another neo-con who want to "extend the unipolar moment" into infinity. It's a joke, pal – and these bastards are leading us not only to a nightmarish American-reich of serial genocides. It's leading us to almost certain extinction.

  16. @Carl is funny you don't forget Nanking but make no mention of tiananmen square massacre . Japan has no choice but to counter Chinese aggression . USA will be foolish to not protect Japan on this. Choices are very clear confront Chinese now in far east waters or 20 years from now we have to confront them in California coast . You guys over estimate Chinese numbers and under estimate American spirit. By the way not born here but very proud to be part of this great country for over 2 and half decades . All of you seems to be great emphasizing any lil negative thing bout our open society and freedom and bashing any thing American . Is out freedom Mr Carl that allows you to speak garbage about USA . I would love to see you being able to do same thing in China and talk crap bout their leaders . You guys are disgrace , none of you none of you a holes ever lived under some commie regime for over 20 years the only thing you guys know bout the far left commies is through books and their useless propaganda . The only new years wish I have for guys like you Carl is . Would be great if you could experience 20 years of living in North Korea or China . I bet you will be a changed man , and I'm afraid that you be so far to the right tha even I would run away.

  17. Yes Carl, you are correct. China is moving quickly and doesn´t need to be aggressive and belligerent to compete with the US. China is making friends, signing business deals all over the world. China is quickly building up its middle class (internal market) as seen in the quick rise in retail sales, so they won´t have to rely so heavily on exportation, at the same time creating more and more opportunities for its people. China is number one in the world in R & D and implementation of alternative energy sources and high speed trains, while the US/EU cut costs in those areas.

    The trends of everything positive for a country´s people are increasing in China, while they are on the decrease in both the US and the EU, including personal freedoms and quality of life. Follow the trends. China has four times the populations of either the US or the EU to deal with, having brought over 500 people out of complete poverty into a middle class and rich class, with all sorts of programs to greatly increase that number. China has many different ethnically diverse regions of the country to deal with, each with its own language. They continuously increase investments into education and R & D, while those investments are on the decrease in the US/EU.

    They are smart enough not to permit the sick Hollywood film industry into their country, with its violent movies – good for them, because Americans and Europeans are learning just how harmful Hollywood has been to their youth over the years – so did Japan experience a degradation of respect due to Hollywood movies. They don´t want what Americans and Europeans are increasingly complaining about with Internet to happen to their country, with the CIA and NSA control of Internet and people´s lives, so they keep much of it under “their” control – good for them.

    A country of that size, with that population, coming from total devastation as quickly as China did, has no need to play power games – they are on their way, playing by the rules put in place by the USA/EU – they are beating us at our own game, capitalism. It hurts, doesn´t it? Time is on China´s side, it doesn´t have to lift a finger, but sit back and watch the US and EU self-destruct on their TVs.

  18. Not every future leads to war, so try to take your head out of the warclouds for a change. We don't need to go to war against China, or Muslims, or Venezuela, Iran, Africa. If this is such a democracy then why has militarism become the only option ? And why was Jill Stein, who ran for President, arrested for trying to get into the debates ? Why are we being spied on – right now as we sit at our computers ? Tianaman Square was more than 2 decades ago. The truth is that most people living in China see themselves as being more or less as free as Americans are. You should take your own suggestion and go and live there for a time yourself. Then you could speak from experience, not blind ideology.

  19. I have lived here all my life Antonio and you haven't. Anyone with a brain in the US can see the trend lines going negative in politics, economics and morality. Our country has become a hollowed out facade made of rotten wood. We have no inherent capability to fight a war on any front. When the false bravado is seen through by others, when the government begins to pursue the lawful, when the propaganda machine is turned against it's own people and when the hand outs don't cover the bills, beer and entertainment you will see the true character of the leadership in your adopted country. You should listen more and comment much less.

  20. Enough blood has flown by Americans – and so the fix is for Americans to bathe in blood? Not sure what this refers to or what you're trying to suggest. Sounds like nonsense to me.

  21. Dear Miss. Plain,

    Once again, Africa is not a country. The Senate can't declare war against a continent.

  22. Palin (damn you auto correct!)

  23. Seems you don't know anything either.

  24. You forget the BRICS – they account for more than 50% of the World Trade – and America and its Vassals are not even part of these group. I would be worried about the US, a society which has stopped to produce goods. Assembly can't be mistaken for production. Here an example: Apple will start to produce I-Phone units in California – guess what? – parts come from Asia (Japan, Korea, China).

  25. The current Japanese government won't last long – give it 4 month.

  26. Don't forget a major part of the US GDP is calculated on US companies who run their operation completely in China. The Yuan will become the new reserve currency in the future, because China is enforcing the Gold standard. Really bad news for Bernanke and Co. – that is why Wall Street cries for wars.

  27. Is China invading neighbor countries? Did China invade Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya etc..

    Just let us know – if you have some new facts?! Tssss…

  28. CCL – think you need to live in another country before you pretend to be so smart. Never having lives outside of the USA is not something to hold over someone else's head.

    You are not more American than me. Yet I have lived in several countries outside the American continent.

    Leave your comfort zone and go somewhere in Asia. That would make 99% of you realize how good the US is. Of you can sit at home and criticize everyone with a coffee in your hands. You're making a huge difference.

    Travel, learn, teach.

    In that order.

  29. The two wars were started by British bankers! US will never attack an armed country! You as an European should know that! The heroic US military invaded Europa in WW II. after the Russians had practically defeated the Germans.

    …start to study the real history – leave out Hollywood.

  30. China won't follow the US call! China wins the heart and mines of Asia, Africa, South-America and Europe by investing without the brutal exploitation America stands for.

    Sorry guy – your country is bad history soon. The US will crumble and its weaponized population will kill itself.

  31. You think the war lord clowns at Wall Street will bomb their own investments in China? If Japan is that dumb and starts a war with China it will find itself alone.

    By the way China is not an imperialist – that label fits USA.

  32. Well if you haven't noticed by now – you should visit Asia and face the truth: all Asian countries thrive because of trade with China and more Yuan (Chinese currency) is used than Dollar.

  33. None sense! Did you forget Vietnam when you got spanked with Chinese weapons. The USA is done! You are bankrupt! The Dollar is loosing its status as reserve currency. 70% of the revenue US companies are making is made in China.

    You should really visit Asia and see the tidal changes – nobody like USA.

  34. You got it! The day America stopped to produce things like people do in China or even in Europe it shoveled its own economic grave. The Chinese have been around for thousands of years and their acting was always rational. Japan in fact is no power anymore, its economic lacks innovation and strength and militarily it is completely dependent on US.

  35. Tianan men was a minor massacre if you compare it to the massacres which happened in the US alone.

    I have been many times in China and compared to the US people enjoy more freedoms than in your beloved USA. Compare the incarceration rates in the US versus China! Compare the murder your policemen commit each year with those in China! Compare the injustice to brown and black people in your beloved USA!

    By the way Hollywood movies are not History!

  36. I consider the extrajudicial killings of American-born preachers in Yemen along with any bystanders who happen to be around on a par with Tianamen. I consider the active encouragement and financing and arming of terrorist groups in the middle east who brutalise numerous populations at the behest of CIA handlers in the name of "regime change" to be on a par with Tianamen. I consider the blood money US-brokered pay-off on behalf of American diplomatic staff in Pakistan who were guilty of at the very least a panicked rampage leading to deaths of innocent civilians by recklessness to be on a par with Tianamen. I consider the deliberate, hypocritical and entrenched support of systematic genocidal terrorism against the Palestinian nation since 1948 to be on a par with Tianemen. Yeah, USA didn't fire tank shells against its own troublesome kids, it was waaaay smarter than that – instead it indoctrinated and armed its kids with guns +/- a drone joystick and told them to go and kill other kids on the other side of the world while screaming "regime change hu-akbar!". China could really learn on how to brutalise its own kids from these experts in the Pentagon.

  37. Professional squatters usually work in syndicate. Using fake titles and maps they grab large tracts of land and waterways from real owners. For semblance of possession they build fences and passageways, workplaces and shelters. They refuse appeals to prove their rights in court, for they know they would lose against the true owners. Instead they employ armed bands to enforce their land-grab, and publicists to distort the truth. Respecting no one, they flout the law and public outrage. They delay inevitable eviction with blarney or harassment. Meantime, they profit from the illegal takeover, by directly exploiting resources or by subletting.

    There are a billion squatters worldwide, mostly penurious and landless, and only a handful of land-grab syndicates. The biggest of the latter is China’s dictatorial party.

    China uses baseless ancient rights and maps to lay claim to the entire South China Sea and scores of islets, shoals, and reefs. Such claim goes against geologic science and international law, particularly freedom of navigation. But China is unperturbed. It also ignores verified historical accounts and maps, particularly of Vietnam and the Philippines, about the Paracel and the Spratly archipelagoes and landforms abutting their shores. It flouts the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, even if it is a signatory, by disrespecting the 200-mile exclusive economic zones of the two countries, and of Malaysia and Brunei.

    China has built military facilities in three of the islets and reefs, feigning at first to be doing so for fishermen of all nations. In pretense of true ownership, its navy patrols the seawaters, as if that would make genuine its unfounded nine-dash line map. Recently it clashed with Vietnamese sailors in the Paracels, and harassed Filipino marine surveyors and fishermen in the Recto Bank and Panatag Shoal.

    The Philippines has challenged China to settle the claim once and for all before the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea. But China refuses. It knows it has no chance of winning. That’s why it uses instead armed might and guile, including putting up traitorous public officials and pseudo-journalists as spokesmen. Because the Philippines refuses to be cowered or fooled, China also employs trade and tourism embargoes. It plays deaf to world opinion about its undiplomatic breaks of UN pacts, and mobilizes vassal states to thwart those that stand up to it.

    China chatters about a supposed peaceful economic rise and joint use of the disputed area. But all that aims only to avoid peaceful resolution. One cannot expect peace from an avaricious bully-squatter whose real intent is to build an invisible Great Wall across the Pacific Ocean.

    Like a true professional squatter, China is ravaging the sea like there’s no tomorrow. Fake owners think not of conserving resources in the grabbed territory. China scours the sea of marine life, even endangered species, for food and ornaments. It is slurping petroleum from offshore wells close to Vietnam, and has leased out parts of these to privateers. Nonstop too is the search for undersea minerals and rare-earth metals.

  38. The corrupt dictatorship

    seems like i am reading about the US

  39. society and freedom

    NDAA and FISA ring a bell ?

  40. The best solution would be a breakdown of the Chinese occupation and oppression of countries like Tibet. Allowing the freedom and independence of Tibet would set a precedent that would encourage China itself to finally become free.

  41. anymore vital than it is to them?.. could you imagine the geographical
    juxtaposition?…

  42. China looks to trade to grow while Zombie USA (controlled by Israel) only knows how to use military power (developed using world's money or rather useless fait dollar.) while other countries slog day and night for living.

    Dont anyone try to take on China… the entire South East Asia and East Asia are controlled by Chinese and overseas Chinese. China only need to give the world to boycott your products be it American or Japanese…no bullet need to be fired…. You are finished.

    Chinese is the ONLY race in the world where they are importers of goods all over the world.

    China just give the world…we overseas Chinese will respond not need for useless floating coffins paid for by China and others in the world.

  43. The Chinese think tank is incorrect. The Chinese government will attempt to avoid conflict because they will not want to give the Japanese excuse to develop nuclear weapons to counter Chinese military strength.

  44. I heard the Natives are going restless in America……chanting….."Idle No more"…!
    The UN should pay more attention to this group of humans and grant their lands back to them.
    I'll be thrilled to see them pilgrims go packing.

  45. I didnt say China was Imperialist. I said the U.S. was.

  46. re: "A regime that sents (sic) tanks to crush their own kids deserves no respect".

    Is that a concealed reference to Waco?

  47. Exactly, which is why all the blather about a U.S.-China war is just so much verbal flatulence. Not only do the Chinese have the U.S. by the proverbial economic gonads where credit, manufacturing, and technology are concerned, they could also muster up a fighting force of something close to a half a billion men if they had to. But, as you and so many others have pointed out, it will never get that far. The U.S., as you point out, NEVER fights an enemy of strength comparable to or greater than itself, which is why a war with China is an absolute non-starter, under any terms.

  48. Waco and domestic incidents yet to occur – but that will occur, in the VERY near future (i.e., beginning this year).

  49. Umm ?.From under what rock you came ? I think is a good idea for you to crawl back. Frankly speaking I except Chinese nationals ( read gov employed , old school spies , or corrupt official to bash USA ) same goes to Assad shoe shinners of middle east ) . I lived in couple other countries before I settled here. I m so glad I did so. Our nation might not be heaven but is still probably one the best countries in world to live. To even make a comparison of our nation with China alike regimes is a joke. Injustice to black and brown people?? Whats that ?? Our people are our people we do not care if they are black ,white , or yellow , or brown, . Do not forget we have a MR Presindent that doesn't look white to me. Elected to do a job based not on skin color but on votes . So do not give me the garbage of race card here. Our system works is not perfect but works. Our system gives opportunities to guys like me that came with nothing and from nothing to be somebody . Makes us able to provide jobs on end to give back to society . Proud small bussines owner here who works 75 hours a week and doesn't complain. Most of you borned whineers here , sit with coffee cup on your hands, and just bash. Few questions . Have any of you a holes ever served in military ? Have any of you done political time at some commie regime hard core prison.? Had any of you had relatives shot in head just because they dared to question the legitimacy of regime . What you personally done to make things better for some one that might be less fortunate than you ? Just look at yourself in mirror before you answer to yourself . You can keep bashing or get out of the couch and maybe do something useful

  50. Might not personally agree with all provisions there . However , above we're passed and signed by elected officials :)

  51. Well put :)

  52. Could not agree more. That would a first step on right direction for china

  53. Neither Japan nor China are half as stupid as USans give them credit for. If you look at the track record of both Asian countries compared to that of the Empire, the story is clear. For as much as the US would love to see them go at each other. You people have to start giving credit to others for not being as warmongering, stupid and brainwashed as y'all are.

  54. Maybe China and the US can strike a deal and do it at the same time. Becoming free that is and letting everybody else live and let live. They could start by withdrawing from the Middle East, for example.

  55. You do realize that this is about China and not ISreal, right?

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  57. Fact during Mao " leadership read dictatorship " between 45 to 75 million Chinese were either excecuted or died of starvation according to Wikipedia . Mao slaughtered way more Chinese than Japanese did . Yes Mr Mirza even if you are USA citizen if you preach the killing and attacking of civilians here 911 style. We will find you we will cut your balls and stuff it in your throat no matter what cave in Pakistan or desert in Yemen you hide . You can be assured on that.

  58. The US is the number one terrorist in the world. Ask the people outside US

  59. Yes, if US loses 5% GDP, Obama will be fire because Americans are all money, money, money. The President of China, even if GDP is down for 20%, will still be the President. I also do not agree with you about your 5% and 20%. I believe it is the other way around. That is why the US has been a lamp duck in the negotiation table with China for the past 30 years. They always say they would slap 301 on China but have they ever — LOL!

  60. Great idea, I think the Chinese should give the land and freedom back to the Tibetans and the Americans will give freedom and land back to the American Indians. Wait, that wouldn't work since Americans would have no place to operate. Darn!!!

  61. Any moment is a good moment to say FUCK USA.

  62. In the past history China is such a mild country that their policy only want their people to be living in peace, in the past few centuries China had been bullied by many outside countries especially Japan, this is such a humiliation and suffer that they will not forget and forgive Japanese . Those humiliations has taught China they must be strong , otherwise one day they will be annexed and occupied by outside forces.

  63. Neither japan nor china have noteworthy nuclear war-fighting capabilities. If there will be a conflict, it reads more like using Japan to draw out China, so that the US can gain some more influence in China or at least display influence. Any Chinese nationalism the US can provoke will set precedents for increased US action. This is about the containment of China, and possibly (here is much more personal opinion) about converting it to more Western style democracy in order to bring about World Government. China wants to go its own way. The powers that be want it integrated into the One World Government. I don't suggest this is strictly evil or good. Anything that be turned to truths advantage. It requires vigilance, innovation, truth speaking, insight, patience, discussion. Timing is essential to the victory of good. The board is set, the pieces appear to be moving. Let them come. A homogenous world can cast off its shackles together or be all bound together. As there is strength in numbers, I say let the truth unfold. Stop reactionary wisdom and start acknowledging how little is really known.

  64. Well, to make a better China is still the responsibility of China. It is welcomed if US are so great to bring democracy for pure US humanity. Obviously that is not the only reason you want US to win the war.

    A war, in anyways, comes will many lives of the people.

  65. SO You're saying if there is a pacific conflict, you hope Europe will not be involved. Are you really that naive. If US sides with its Japanese ally, and goes to war, Europe will follow.

    Remember How UK came to US support in the invasion of Iran?

    Do you remember how World War one started. Allies pulling each other into conflicts. if not for American intervention in the two world wars European theater of operations, Europe would be speaking German now. That kind of thing cannot be forgotten. If in case US does goes to war, European allies will follow.

    I am totally against going to war myself, my country being in Asia and a long-time former colony of the US. If conflict arises, my country will unfortunately be the front line, NOT A FAVORABLE OUTCOME. I am praying like crazy right now that cooler heads, decency and common sense prevail.

  66. u.s is ready for anything we are like sparta but better.

  67. US economy is falling apart. Do u see the Obama government bringing up how much debt the Chinese has yet to collect from them? America has been a bully, under the skin of so called peace keeper starting wars wherever a profit could be turned for the disgustingly rich, ignoring the rest of the nation.unemployment rate keeps shooting up, the real people desperate to make a living. Why does no one see we all share this one planet and some of us intend to not blow it up over a power play. Let other countries do their thing and mind your own bloody business.

  68. If u choose to call stuff from wiki "facts" I can't take you seriously. Anyone can go and write crap on it so before u start making a fool of yourself go and get your facts straight.

  69. Who was the aggressor in history. Japan. Who killed most GIs, Japaness.
    Remember Pearl Harbour? I believe most US families still have their parents and grandparents pictures in their living room who got killed in the war of the pacific.
    Japan has no natural resources. Japan economy is crumbling. War is the only way to divert the attention of her own people from the problems at home. War is the only way to slow down US and China so that Japan will not fall way behind both countries. Japan always plays the US big ego to get her objectives.

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  80. STOP. STOP. STOP STOP……IM REALLY AFRAID….I WANT THIS TO WORK, PLEASE, WE HAVE TO BELIEVE IN SOMETHING, WE HAVE TO BE THE ONES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, WE WERE BORN KNOWING THIS AND WE ARE CAPABALE OF SEEING THIS THROUGH PEACEFULLY.

    I DONT LIKE WHAT IM SEEING. I LOVE ALL OF THE COUNTRIES BEING BASHED ON HERE! I HAVE NO CONCERN BUT TO GO FORWARD AS NEIGHBORS WHO ADMIRE, CARE AND RESPECT EACH OTHERS CULTURES, PEOPLE, RELIGIONS, ONE DAY, IS ALL IT WILL TAKE TO SHOW THE WORLD, FOR ONE DAY, NO GOVERNMENT TELLS ITS PEOPLE TO KILL OR BE KILLED, ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS AGREE TO STOP WORKING FOR ONE DAY. IT WILL PROVE TO EVERY PERSON ON EARTH THAT EACH INDIVIDUAL DOES CONTRIBUTE, DOES MATTER. IVE THOUGHT ABOUT THIS A LOT. TOO MUCH, EVERY TIME I SEE HATE SPEWING FROM MY SCREEN.

    ONLY ESSENTIAL PEOPLE(hospitals, police, and firefighters, etc.) WILL NEED TO REPORT IN TO DO THEIR VERY MUCH NEEDED JOB. THERE WILL STILL BE LOSSES BUT BECAUSE IT IS ONES TIME TO GO. NOT BECAUSE LIFE WAS STOLEN. NO COUNTRIES AGAINST EACH OTHER. JUST THE PEOPLE OF EACH COUNTRY SHOW THE GOVERNMENTS THAT IT IS" WE" WHO FEED US, CLOTH US, HOUSE US. WE ALL LOVE THE PEOPLE NEAREST AND DEAREST TO US, RIGHT.?? SO SPEND A VALUABLE DAY SHARING VALUABLE TIME, APPRECIATING WHAT WE HAVE. RETAILERS WILL NOT PROFIT FROM THIS, ITS NOT A DAY TO PARTY, OR EXCHANGE ANY GIFTS, WE WILL COOK OUR OWN MEAL, INVITE THOSE LESS FORTUNATE TO BE WITH US IF THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT. YOU SPEND IT WITH THE PEOPLE YOU ARE CLOSEST TO.

    I DONT KNOW ANYONE IN ANY COUNTRY, IVE EVER MET, WHO WANTS TO HURT OR SEE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD KILLED OR HURT, NOT IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY OR NOT IN ANOTHER. TALK IS CHEAP OVER THE INTERNET. ON ANY CERTAIN DAY IT MAY BE SOME RANDOM PERSON WHO HAD A REALLY BAD DAY, AND IT CAUSED THEM TO SAY ALL THE MEAN COMMENTS TO ONE ANOTHER. JUST STOP IT.

    WE CANT ASSUME ALL NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, ASIA, AFRICA, EUROPE, INDIA ARE BAD,!! THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE EVERYWHERE. ONE DAY SOON, JUST FIGURE OUT HOW TO AND WHEN TO DO THIS,!! LETS SHOW BIG BUSINESS AND BIG GOVERNMENTS WHO RUNS WHAT. I DONT WANT BEAUTIFUL CITIES AND LANDMARKS, NATURAL RESOURCES, WILD ANIMALS, OR ANYTHING BOMBED OR KILLED. I WANT TO SURF THE COASTS OF AUSTRALIA, SEE THE TECHNOLGY OF THE CITY OF TOKYO, I WANT TO EXPLORE THE JUNGLES OF ASIA, THE THOUNDS OF YEAR OLD STRUCTURES AND MOUNTAINS, I WANT TO ENJOY THE SAFARI, THE TEMPLES OF INDIA, THE MIDDLE EAST FOR ITS DEEPLY ROOTED CULTURE THEY LOVE SO MUCH, THE TUNDRA IN RUSSIA, THE BLACK FOREST OF GERMANY, THE EIFFLE TOWER, THE CLIFFS OF IRELAND, THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, THE AMAZON RIVER.

    SO WHEN I GET TO SEE THEM FOR THE FIRST TIME OR AGAIN ONE DAY, I KNOW THEY WILL BE STANDING BECAUSE OUR GENERATION MADE A DIFFERENCE FOR THE WORLD.

    NO INCOME FOR ANYONE ANY COUNTRY, PRODUCTION STOPS. IT GOING TO BE A WORLD HOLIDAY! A DAY THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR THE HUMANS EVERYWHERE WE'LL BE THAT GENERATION WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD. NOT ONE PERSON IS REMEMBERED FOR DOING THIS, ITS WILL BE A MUTUAL SHOW OF RESPECT TO THE PEOPLE OF THE PLANET WE CALL HOME. OUR ACTIONS WILL BE COMMENDED, FOR US USING THE BRAINS WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN, THE WORDS WE HAVE LEARNED TO SPEAK, THE IMAGINE TO TO THINK WITH. SO THINK,!! THINK A LOT. IF OUR LEADERS WANT US TO FIGHT, WELL, NO, NOT ANYMORE.

    MAYBE THERE ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE PEOPLE BORN INTO THE WORLD WHO HAVE A THIRST TO DOMINATE, BUT WHO WANTS TO FOLLOW WHEN WE DO WHAT WE DO EVERYDAY, WHICH IS WAKE UP, BE THANKFUL FOR THE JOBS WE HAVE, THE SAFE AND LOVING FACES WHO MOTIVATE US TO THIS. IT WILL BE OUR DAY. A WORLD PEACE HOLIDAY.

    THE DAY EACH YEAR THAT WE ALL STOP, AND SPEND THE DAY AT OUR HOME WITH WHO WE LOVE. PLAN OUR FUTURES, PLAN OUR TRAVELS, DREAM ABOUT GOING TO ANY COUNTRY AND SEE WHAT MAKES THEM UNIQUE TO EVERYONE. DREAM BIGGER THAN, LOVE HARDER, LIFE LIFE, THE SOONER WE DO THIS THE SOONER WE CAN START TO REALLY LIVE THE REST OF OUR LIFES CREATING AND DOING GOOD AND WE WILL PRESERVE THIS FOR ALL WHO WILL COME AFTER US. THE DAY WE RULE OUR OWN WORLD, OCCUPY OUR OWN SPACE, YOUR OWN YARD. ENJOY WHAT YOU HAVE, LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT ANOTHER COUNTRY, WRITE ABOUT IT, BUT FOR THAT DAY WE ARE TOGETHER, KNOWING THAT EVERYONE IN EVERY CORNER OF THE WORLD IS IN A HAPPY AT THE SAME MOMENT., WELL IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL TIME ZONES, BUT IN THEORY.

    LIKE THE AMAZING MOMENT WHEN WE SAW THE MILLINEA COME TO PASS. WE ENTERED IN TO A NEW ERA FULL OF HOPES AND DREAMS FOR OUR LEGACIES TO COME. THOSE OF YOU WHO WERE AROUND KNOW HOW IT FELT TO EXPERIENCE THAT UNITY. WE WATCHED THE TINY COUNTRY EAST OF AUSTRALIA ENTER AND EVERY OTHER COUNTERY THERE AFTER. IT WAS AMAZING. I AM SCARED SO BADLY OF EVER SEEING MY FRIENDS, IVE LIVED IN 16 PLACES IN MY LIVE, IVE MET PEOPLE FROM MANY COUNTRIES. I WANT TO FOR AT LEAST THAT MOMENT KNOW THEY ARE SAFE ANF HAPPY BEING WITH THE LOVING FAMILY AND FRIENDS AROUND.

  81. awsome article! will come back for more! :)

  82. I think this needs more solution in order to keep good security.