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toguroApr. 13, 2014 - 03:35PM JST
China does have the largest military in terms of manpower and equipment. The U.S. is the second or third largest. The fact is that the U.S. spends more on defense than the next 12-15 countries combined. So China does have the largest military. The U.S. b as the largest military budget.
Posted in: China's booming military spending belies caution
toguroApr. 07, 2014 - 05:28AM JST
@Fox Cloud Lelean:
Very well said!!
Posted in: U.S. sending 2 warships to Japan to counter N Korea; warns China
toguroMar. 26, 2014 - 08:46AM JST
@MGigante & homeland:
I totally agree with both of you that Obama was very weak in his response to Russia. For awhile now, Putin has been putting Obama in a clown suit. As for the U.S. going to war with China, IMO I personally think that the U.S. would. It's hard to imagine China trying to war/fight with Japan without spilling American blood. With regards to Ukraine, the NATO charter is "An attack on one of us, is an attack on all of us". I don't think Ukraine falls under that same protection, or was even offered it. Although I could be wrong.
toguroMar. 26, 2014 - 03:56AM JST
"Japan and SK cant defend own interests by weakened US incapable to help allies like Ukraine."
Since when did Ukraine become an ally of the U.S., either formal as in a NATO member or otherwise?
toguroFeb. 01, 2014 - 07:35AM JST
"Maybe the USA can learn something from our Filipino amigos?? Mabuhay"
One of the main purposes of using drones for the American military is to have 0 American military deaths and 0 American military casualties. The Filipino army had 1 death and 12 casualties. Exactly what is the American military to learn from them?
Posted in: Philippines says 37 rebels killed in offensive
toguroAug. 07, 2013 - 08:56PM JST
"“Japan’s assertions are too unreasonable and illogical "
Aren't the two words "unreasonable and illogical" the two words that best describe North Korea?
Posted in: N Korea says Japan has crossed military 'danger line'
toguroJul. 25, 2013 - 08:18PM JST
"I read the article thank you, and btw, this isn't what Japan was thinking about when they talked about name recognition. A rookie female, no more no less, the Japanese will treat her will all due respect to her face, and then be condescending as hell behind her back.
It's obvious from this choice that Obama does not find Japan to be a high priority. Even at a time when the US is talking about (and doing it) shifting it's forces towards a more Pacific footing, the territorial disputes that Japan has with China and Korea, with Japan expecting the US to back them up. But with an ambassador that has no experience and is just a "name"?
Not a smart move in my opinion."
Who would you have liked for him to choose? Anyone in particular?
Posted in: Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Japan
toguroJul. 25, 2013 - 10:26AM JST
"I question Obama's mindset here. Ok great a female ambassador for a male dominated society, but one with no foreign relations experience? Particularly at a time when Japan is pushing forward with TPP and other security issues?"
As it stated in the article, Japan took it as a slight with the appointment of the last ambassador, because of the lack of name recognition and prestige. No name within politics or the Democratic party gets much bigger and better than "Kennedy" And as paulinusa commented previously, she will have a staff and caretakers..
toguroJul. 21, 2013 - 01:38PM JST
"I find all of this a bit odd when it was China that tried to invade Japan, twice and seriously came within one storm of succeeding."
I think you're confusing China with The Mongols (Mongolia). Mongolia is hardly a friend of China.
Posted in: Japan survey ships prepare for deployment as tension with China rises
toguroJul. 15, 2013 - 10:43AM JST
"Chinese army chief of general staff General Fang Fenghui earlier said the joint drills were “not targeting any third party”, according to the official Chinese Xinhua news agency."
Sure they're not.
Posted in: Chinese naval fleet seen off northern Japan
toguroJul. 05, 2013 - 05:11PM JST
"I think all Americans who live abroad soon realize that the US government doesn't really give a shyt about us unless there is some political or military gain or purpose. You are on your own."
You don't even need to live abroad to figure that out.
Posted in: Iceland lawmakers discuss citizenship for Snowden
toguroJun. 21, 2013 - 08:31AM JST
I think Tina Fey made a better Sarah Palin than the actual Sarah Palin. LOL
Posted in: Sarah Palin back at Fox News
toguroJun. 20, 2013 - 07:11PM JST
I was totally shocked when I heard the news!! R.I.P. James Gandolfini!! You were a GREAT entertainer, and you will be missed!!
Posted in: 'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini dead at 51
toguroMay. 24, 2013 - 08:46AM JST
The choice is pretty simple. If you don't want to run the risk of being killed in a drone strike, then don't consort with, or become a terrorist.
Posted in: Obama lays out guidelines for drone strikes, Guantanamo
toguroMay. 23, 2013 - 09:20AM JST
You know it's bad, when Ishihara is the "voice of reason".
Posted in: Ishihara advises Hashimoto to stop tweeting
toguroMay. 17, 2013 - 09:05AM JST
To those that want the U.S. bases and military to leave Okinawa, be careful what you wish for.
Posted in: Chinese general says Ryukyu islands do not belong to Japan
toguroMay. 06, 2013 - 08:38AM JST
Excellent comment. I totally agree with you.
Posted in: The global power vacuum is expanding
toguroApr. 30, 2013 - 08:32AM JST
Hell yes it is!!
Posted in: Is American democracy dysfunctional?
toguroApr. 23, 2013 - 09:35AM JST
"What you say about Islam may be true, however, it takes two to start a fight.
It is also important to factor into the equation the things the U.S.A. have done to incur the wrath of extremist Muslims.
Let's not forget that Iraq was invaded, hundreds of thousands killed and vast areas of cities ruined. All on based on the lie that "Hussein had WMDs and we know where they are. There are secret cadres of Islam extremists in major cities waiting to strike.""
So are you trying to say that before for the war in Iraq, there were no extremist Muslim/Islamist groups, and or individuals? That this all stems from the U.S. invasion of Iraq?
Posted in: For American Muslims, dread
toguroMar. 29, 2013 - 10:50PM JST
The time has come to settle accounts with the US imperialists."
For two Hundred Dollars and a trip to downtown Tokyo, who said this famous line..?
(a) Kim Jong-Un
(c) All of the above
ANS: If you said "C" You are correct...
Posted in: North Korea puts rockets on standby for U.S. strike
Apr. 25, 2014 - 04:37PM JST
JimizoApr. 25, 2014 - 04:05PM JST
A war which disgraced the Bush presidency and let's not…
Posted in: America’s grim legacy in Iraq
Apr. 25, 2014 - 04:33PM JST
The Mets have one of the smallest payrolls in MLB, down around eighty something million. Dice…
Posted in: Dice-K gets 1st save since 2000; Mets top Cards 4-1
Apr. 25, 2014 - 04:32PM JST
In what way is Russia interested in democrac?
The democratically elected government of Ukraine received a…
Posted in: Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked
Apr. 25, 2014 - 04:29PM JST
No doubt that idiots like these are being coaxed out of the social "woodwork" by politicians…
Posted in: Marchers in Ikebukuro fete Hitler's 125th birthday anniversary
Apr. 25, 2014 - 04:28PM JST
“The empire of Japan and Nazi Germany have been portrayed as villains, and in Germany glorifying…