House Atreides's past comments

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    House Atreides

    I don't know why this hasn't been deleted as off-topic. The moderator must be asleep on the job. You must be referring to the "Mongol" invasions of 1274 and 1281 - which Japan went some way towards provoking by beheading the Mongol emissaries.

    The invading army was Chinese and the emissaries were beheaded in 1275 after the Chinese had already killed thousands of Japanese on Tsushima, Iki and sacked Hakata.

    Initial study of the artifacts has revealed new information about the khan's forces. Only one percent of the finds can be attributed to a Mongolian origin; the rest are Chinese. The Mongol invasion was Mongol only in name and in the allegiance of the invading sailors and troops.

    See http://archive.archaeology.org/0301/etc/kamikaze.html

    And that war never ended. It's still continuing today. An no amount of apologizing to China is going to change the current geopolitical situation. Would an apology from Japan have stopped the Chinese from attacking Damansky Island in 1969? Will apologies from Japan result in the Chinese leaving East Turkestan and Tibet?

    Take a look at a map of Communist China today. Does it look more like the map of China under the Yuan Dynasty or the Song Dynasty? Hint: It looks more like the map of the country that invaded Japan in 1274 and again in 1281. Apologies won't alter the geography of Asia and it sure isn't going to stop China from its drive to take the western half of the Pacific ocean.

    After all, Admiral Timothy Keating, then US Pacific Commander, recalled in 2009 that a high-ranking Chinese naval officer had once suggested to him that the US and China divide the Pacific Ocean between them, with China responsible for keeping the peace west of Hawaii and the US east of Hawaii.

    If it looks like the Yuan dynasty and acts like the Yuan dynasty, then maybe it should be treated like the Yuan dynasty.

    Posted in: Chinese NGO wants Japan apology for 1937 massacre

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    House Atreides

    If the Chinese want to keep digging up the past, they should dig back even further to where it all started. China started the war in 1274 and the conflict has never been resolved. There's never been an apology or peace treaty or anything. The war never ended. In fact the conflict is still ongoing. The geography hasn't changed and neither has the politics. The Chinese want to accomplish today what they couldn't accomplish during the Yuan dynasty, namely the destruction of Japan. Let the Chinese apologize first and prove that they aren't trying pull a Yuan dynasty 2.0 by pulling out of Tibet and East Turkestan. History shows, the only thing China respects is force, not apologies. Si vis pacem, para bellum.

    Posted in: Chinese NGO wants Japan apology for 1937 massacre

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    House Atreides

    Now that the elections in Taiwan are over it's back to business as usual. Xi Jinping had refrained from cracking down on the protestors during the elections, but with the pro China party in Taiwan ousted from power there's no reason anymore to play nice. The only thing China respects is force and that is what it will use. It doesn't matter if they're Hong Kong protestors or Taiwanese.

    "The Taiwan issue will not remain unresolved for a long time. We will not abandon the possibility of using force; according to the law, it is also an option to resolve the issue by military means if necessary," said Liu, a former president of the influential Chinese Academy of Military Sciences.

    Posted in: Hong Kong police arrest protesters in main camp

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    House Atreides

    When are the Chinese going to apologize for the invasion of Tsushima, Iki and Hakata? Last time I checked they've never apologized for killing thousands of Japanese during that invasion let alone paying any kind of compensation. I say 1274, never forget. And to top it off, the Chinese are trying to repeat what they did during the Yuan dynasty.

    Posted in: Chinese NGO wants Japan apology for 1937 massacre

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    House Atreides

    Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics organizers and two international federations are discussing the possibility of moving some sliding competitions from the South Korean city to Japan, sources within the Olympic movement said on Saturday.

    The only question that needs to be asked is: Is it good for Japan? No. Japan has more important things to worry about like the 2020 summer Olympics. If South Korea can't pay for the winter games, that's their problem. Maybe they could free up some funds from their lunar exploration program seeing as how they don't have enough money for that project either.

    Korea's ambitious plans to launch a lunar probe in the year 2020 may have to wait a little longer. Why? Because the parliamentary budget committee failed to reflect some 40 million dollars that was supposed to be funneled into the first stages of a moon exploration project in next year's budget. So the plan to launch a test orbiter in 2017 and land a home-grown probe on the moon in 2020 are almost certain to be postponed. It's estimated that more than 600 million dollars will be needed to fund the entire lunar project.

    Posted in: Pyeongchang Games could include events in Japan

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    House Atreides

    According to the National Center for Infectious Diseases, as of Nov 30, the national average number of infected influenza patients at medical centers across Japan reached 1.90 persons, which qualifies as an epidemic level...

    Now would be a good time to begin the distribution of favipiravir. What's the point of "stockpiling [favipiravir] against influenza pandemics" if you never use it?

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    House Atreides

    Fred Matiang'l, an official in Kenya's ministry of information, communications and technology, told the Daily Nation that China has promised to send investigators to Kenya to work on the case.

    LOL. No doubt with briefcases full of cash... There's nothing like a little "Chinese money" to help with the "investigation." Kenya ranks in at 145 out of 174 countries in this year's Corruption Perception Index. China isn't much better at 100. I doubt we'll be hearing any more about this incident once the so called Chinese "investigators" arrive.

    Posted in: Kenya arrests 77 Chinese in Internet hacking case

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    House Atreides

    This sort of thing happens all the time in China. It only became international news because companies like McDonald's and KFC were involved. If you think using expired meat is bad, look up gutter oil.

    Gutter oil is a term used in China to describe illicit cooking oil which has been recycled from waste oil collected from sources such as restaurant fryers, sewer drains, grease traps and slaughterhouse waste.

    Posted in: China food scandal drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan

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    House Atreides

    When you have this:

    Analysts point out that, as well as their economic interests, India and Japan are natural allies; both have spiky relationships and long-running territorial disputes with China, whose increasing military confidence is causing disquiet in Asia and beyond.

    It follows that you'll have this:

    Senior officials from India, Japan and US will hold a trilateral meeting on June 23-24 in New Delhi to work on common approaches to Asian issues.

    Which would very likely result in this:

    Japan could be the first foreign destination for new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese media reported Friday, suggesting the trip could happen as early as this month.

    Posted in: Japan may be first foreign destination for new Indian PM Modi

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    House Atreides

    Another fine example of China's "peaceful" rise.

    Posted in: Vietnamese fishing boat rammed, sunk by Chinese ship

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    House Atreides

    When the Chinese get out of East Turkestan, the attacks will stop. The same thing happened in Algeria with the French. What is happening now is right out of Mao's playbook. "A guerrilla", according to Mao Zedong, "can always sink back into the peaceful population which is the sea in which the guerrilla swims like a fish." The Chinese response will be to crack down harder on the Uighurs which will simply create more people willing to carry out attacks like the one today. The only way to end the cycle is for the Chinese to return East Turkestan to the Uighur people.

    Posted in: 31 dead, scores wounded in attack in China's Xinjiang

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    House Atreides

    The article needs to be revised. Modi just talked to Obama and has announced it on Twitter. The title of the article should be changed to: India's Modi quick on Twitter diplomacy; no mention of China

    A significant non-mention on the Modi-Twitter diplomacy list is Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who incidentally had called the BJP leader after his electoral success. Nor has Modi mentioned China, or Bangladesh in his any of his tweets, which is crucial given that both have important strategic relations with India.

    See http://www.firstpost.com/world/modi-reaches-out-to-world-leaders-on-twitter-ignores-pakistan-1533361.html

    Posted in: India's Modi quick on Twitter diplomacy; no mention of U.S.

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    House Atreides

    The US government should seize China's assets, sell them and use the proceeds to compensate the affected companies.

    Posted in: U.S. files first charges on hacking, infuriating China

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    House Atreides

    Up to 350 troops each could be stationed on three islands in the far southwest, close to the Senkakus,

    It's not a question of if China attacks but when. Just look at what the Chinese did at Damansky Island . As David Archibald states:

    The Yaeyama Islands would provide plenty of basing opportunities and have the benefit of enveloping Taiwan, significantly reducing the amount of military effort required to subjugate that island nation.

    A Chinese plan for seizing the Yaeyama Islands would likely involve staging naval exercises southeast of Taiwan and from that postion attacking the Yaeyamas from the south. This would be combined with swarming of fast missile attack boats from the mainland to the northwest. The first stage of the attack would involve Chinese special forces seizing the four airfields in the Yaeyamas, denying them to the Japanese and making the defence of the Chinese positions much easier. The Japanese may get only as little as half an hour's warning of the Chinese attack. The Chinese may be able to concentrate 40 capital ships and 40 fast attack missile boats in the Yaeyama Islands overnight. China would rush reinforcements into the airfields that it was able to capture intact. Japan would then be in a difficult position of trying to recapture the islands with a traditional opposed landing.

    If Japan wants to avoid this scenario, it had better have enough troops on these islands to deter the Chinese from attacking in the first place.

    Posted in: Japan to establish military outposts on remote islands

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    House Atreides

    The same countries that attacked Japan in 1274 continue to "lash out" at Japan. What's happening now is nothing more than Yuan Dynasty 2.0.

    Posted in: China, S Korea lash out at Japan foreign relations report

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    House Atreides

    Put RFID tags into the toilet paper roll tubes.

    Posted in: Tokushima City wages war on toilet paper bandits as 900 rolls go missing from public restrooms

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    House Atreides

    This is only going to get worse. According to population growth studies, Africa will have a population of 4 billion people by the year 2100. That's quadruple the current population. Less than 90 years from now Italy could be looking at a situation where they're picking up 16,000 people or more every 48 hours.

    Posted in: Italy picks up 4,000 migrants at sea in 4 days

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    House Atreides

    bluesea67 said: No other poorer nations will catch more and sell to Japan.

    Poorer nations? Try Australia.

    Australia's Southern Bluefin Tuna quota has been increased for the next four years. ... The 2014 quota for Australia will be just over 5,000 tonnes, an increase of 500 tonnes over last year.

    and

    The commission agreed to a 20 per cent increase to the quota over the next two years, lifting it to 5665 tonnes - the highest catch limit since 1989.

    The increase comes on top of a 32 per cent lift to the quota for the 2011 to 2013 catch.

    Port Lincoln fisherman Marcus Stehr, 48, welcomed the increase in the fishing quota, saying there was no question tuna stocks were thriving.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/bluefin-tuna-fishing-quotas-to-rise-to-80s-levels/story-fn59niix-1226742029383

    Posted in: Japan to halve tuna catch in northern Pacific

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    House Atreides

    Two years ago, one Uighur made a donation of ~$1000 to a member of a fringe political party in Japan.

    That "one Uighur" was the head of the WUC. You also missed the part about the WUC meeting being held in Japan. The Uighurs that "coudn't give a damn about Japan" decided to hold their meeting in Japan.

    The World Uyghur Congress began its general assembly Monday in Tokyo, with some 120 representatives from the ethnic group's communities in more than 10 countries participating.

    China's propaganda failed with the Uighurs and it failed with its neighbors. The fact is, you only need to see the arms race going on right now in Asia to realize that no one buys China's propaganda.

    Posted in: China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory

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    House Atreides

    The Uighurs couldn't give a damn about Japan, and most Japanese don't even know what a Uighur is.

    Wrong. It seems you know very little about the Uighurs. Take Rebiya Kadeer, head of the World Uyghur Congress, for instance.

    [Rebiya] Kadeer made a donation of 100,000 yen ($125) on Friday to Takeo Hiranuma, a member of parliament and the party representative of the Sunrise Party of Japan, after the meeting of the WUC assembly, and declared that she would help the Tokyo metropolitan government "buy" the [Senkaku] Islands.

    Kadeer also asserted that she hoped "Japan or the world" could buy [East Tukestan].

    http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/710442/Scholars-slam-WUC-heads-donation-to-Japans-bid-to-buy-Diaoyu.aspx

    As the old saying goes, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

    Posted in: China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory

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