How times change, it wasn’t that long ago that the Japanese were all pissed off at us and wanting us to remove our military bases from their islands. Then the Chinese started building islands out of reefs out in the China Sea and militarizing them, and suddenly the anti-American voices in Japan went silent. They remembered why we were there, I guess, to protect them against Chinese or Russian aggression.
The United States is regularly patrolling the China Sea by air and ship, and Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, as countermeasures to China’s increasing aggression there. China wants to claim all that area of the Earth as it’s own property regardless of the fact that those waters are bordered by other nations with legally valid claims.
A rumor is going around that the Chinese president will meet with President Trump sometime in May, and it’s certain that the discussion will include those man-made islands. China will have to back off if they don’t want to do battle, and all the nations with a stake in that piece of ocean are gearing up for battle. This is the only way to stop the Chinese short of actual war. If the odds against them are imposing enough and a war isn’t worth what they’d win, only then will they stop.
We need to ask, WHY are the Chinese doing this? Why are they so aggressive, such bullies, and trying so hard to dominate all their neighbors, and the answer is pretty simple when you get right down to it. The Human Race may have developed some amazing technology but otherwise we’re still a race of belligerent, primitive, anti-social assholes who live in caves. We rave proudly about our technical achievements and never give a single word to our utter inability to grow up and behave.
This China stuff is just the same old crap we’ve always done, and will continue to be until we finally evolve into rational beings.