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#1 Methinks its more correct to say China is LEARNING it - some things can only be learned Hands-on or by the "School of Hard Knocks".
* ION CHINA DAILY FORUM > CHINA DEFENDS ITS SURVEILLANCE OF THE DAOYUS ISLANDS, vee Nippon.
Beijing is repor planning to send more armed vessels to the disputed islands after latest incident, vee "Gunboat/Battleship Diplomacy".
* TOPIX/WORLDNEWS > JAPANESE LEADER [PM Noda] WARNS AGZ CHINESE [+ DPRK] MILITARY BUILDUP.
Japan regards the situation in NE Asia as increasingly tensive = "challenging", wid both Rising China + North Korea as its biggest MilPol concerns.
Again, China wants sovereignty oer the Daoyus [Japan = Senkakus] + access rights to former vassal kingdom OKINAWA [Ryukyu Kingdom], NOT ONLY FOR TRADE + NATIONAL MODERNIZATION BUT ALSO TO PROTECT ITS DESIRED PLA BASES ON FUTURE POST-REUNIFICATION TAIWAN.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-03-20 20:03||
#2 I just started reading Glenn Beck's new book about the Federalist papers. The second paper, "translated" into current English, is about the value of sea power. Hamilton wrote it, I think. I'd go get it, to be sure, but it's upstairs....
Posted by Bobby on the road 2012-03-20 22:03||
#3 Roger That! It'd be be a tough slog, only to return back downstairs only to crash...
Posted by Shamp Clong8416 2012-03-20 22:30||
#4 The Original Argument - The Federalists' Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century. Chapter 3 - Paper No. 11 - How the Union Will Foster Commerce and a Navy by Alexander Hamilton.
Al said, "The rights of neutrality will only be respected when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral."
Many things have changed since the 1790's, but not human nature.
Posted by Bobby on the road 2012-03-20 22:44||
#5 I stand corrected for being too presumptuous, snarky and vain.
Posted by Shamp Clong8416 2012-03-20 22:59||