Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Is Japan Nervous Yet?

China's first aircraft carrier

   The vessel is a refurnished Soviet-era carrier, the 990-foot-long Admiral Kuznetsov-class Varyag

Nanking China

Japan has been the traditional bully / aggressor in Asia since the beginning of recorded time, racking up a record of torture and death that would make even Hitler & Stalin combined seem paltry. 

Only recently has Japan even acknowledged their actions in China during the 1930's, the most notorious being the massacre of Nanking.

The United States should extract ourselves from our various treaties with Japan. 
Especially those guaranteeing our intervention should Japan suffer long overdue military aggression lest we find our forces defending a nation that cheats ours at every opportunity. 

Consider the following:
Arriving in Beijing one would find themselves in a Chinese made Buick Taxi Cab, ride past a McDonalds, KFC and probably a WalMart on their way to the Hilton. 
No such experience is likely in Tokyo.

Japan's markets are virtually closed to both our produce and products with but only handful of notable exceptions. 
(A fact conveniently ignored by those who happily purchase Japanese nameplate vehicles.)

China's markets are much more open to us yet many Americans find it easy to rail against China while ignoring the damage Japan does to our own manufacturing base and overall economy. 

Despite their "new" Carrier China is no threat, but Japan is no ally.   

Click on the chart below for a larger view and note that currently the United States has 24 of the world's now 37 Aircraft Carriers.


  1. Can anyone tell me why the hell we have so many aircraft carriers? When will the US give up its global imperial ambitions and invest at home? Maybe we should be fixing bridges or roads or inventing the automatic, clean, energy-efficient car. We have got to get out of the war business!

  2. From almost any standpoint (save apparently yours) there's almost nothing wrong on the face of the planet that another 2 dozen or so couldn't solve.

    Consider this:
    Our larger carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck.

    Not even a freight car full of sedatives would calm down a half-crazed dictator as quickly as news of a US Carrier offshore; **plus** the humanitarian applications far exceed any monetary cost.

  3. You may be right, but do any them do those things? If so, why don't we have a half-dozen parked off the coast of Somalia. Don't confuse capability with reality. Your humanitarian application is a fantasy. I'd believe in your two dozen more if 6 were doing half of what you imagine.

  4. What a load of crap. Japanese people hardly buy American goods because the U.S. - in it's arrogance - thinks the whole world should want the stuff people in the U.S. wants. Well, guess again, for example in Japanese there just isn't room enough for a huge kingsize fridge. It just doesn't fit. So instead blaming Japan for not buying your crappy quality, high energy consuming goods, maybe you should try to build stuff other people actually want. Just google how many flaws per vehicle the U.S. car industry produces against Asian or German, and you'll know what i mean with crap.


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