Senkaku or Diaoyu?

It is rather typical of a periodical named The Diplomat to write an opening paragraph like this: While Japan’s dispute with China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands has been notable for a number of reasons — mostly negative — one of the few positive elements has been the refusal of either side to send in the military. That may have changed with the recent deployment of Chengdu J-10 and Mitsubishi/Boeing F-15 fighter aircraft after a Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol aircraft headed toward the islands, but so far, at least, the confrontations have been limited to coast guard and other maritime paramilitary organizations. 

One of the few positive elements? RGR that, sticking to diplomacy will only go so far.

4 thoughts on “Senkaku or Diaoyu?

  1. The failure of diplomats causes the war and then, the consequent failure of diplomats to secure the peace negates the sacrifices that gained the victory. Diplomats – international lawyers with zero accountability for their actions.

    I am not big fan of the Foggy Bottoms of the world.

    • I whole-heartedly concur. I am very leery of diplomacy of the global practiced today. John Bolton, on the other hand. . .

      • Love America’s John Bolton….no nonsense, no BS….he tells it like it is…and when our current representatives fail America, as the will, we can hope and pray there are some John Boltons out in our country to do the job that must be done…k

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