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#1 Again, Zamboanaga Today Artic is claiming that the PHIL may had sold Scarborough Shoal [PHIL = Panatag] to China back during the Macapagal presidency 1961-1965, + that China has a "Deed of Sale" to same???
* ION WAFF > [AntiWar.com] US-JAPAN TO ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT ON TROOPS, MILITARY BASES. AS OBAMA'S "ASIA PIVOT" DEVELOPS, THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN [espec Okinawa] + GUAM HAVE ACTIVELY RESISTED AMERICAN OCCUPATION.
Besides Guam + CNMI's Tinian, Tokyo would like JAPAN'S SDF to rotate + use what will likely be sovereign PHIL-controlled Milbases where US Units will also be rotationally camped [Trilateral Base-Sharing].
As per BLOOMBERG, at least 60% of the now-4000 US Marines coming to Guam from Okinawa will allegedly be "rotational", which IIUC infers Guam will only get NMT 1,600 Marines of the 4000 to be permanently based here - rest will be TDY only. IFF THE USDOD-MARINES ARE DOING WHAT I BELIEVE OR THINK THEY ARE DOING, GUAM MAY GET LESS THAN EVEN THE 1,600.
We'll see, as the announcement has repor been delayed due to the concerns of the CODEL that visited Guam recently.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-04-26 00:31||
#2 part of his campaign to "pivot" US foreign policy toward Asia after wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Iraq and Afghanistan are in Asia. Oh, those brilliant minds at Reuters, what would we ever do without them?
Posted by gromky 2012-04-26 03:15||
#3 The area is classified as 'Southwest Asia".
Posted by Pappy 2012-04-26 22:29||