So is Obama OK with this...

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    A senior advisor to the Chinese government has called for an attack on the Japanese bond market to precipitate a funding crisis and bring the country to its knees, unless Tokyo reverses its decision to nationalise the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea.
    Beijing hints at bond attack on Japan - Telegraph
     
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    China pushin' it's new-found economic weight around...
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    Tiny Pacific Islets Sinking Giant Japanese Businesses in China
    09/26/12 --- You'd need a microscope to find these islands on most maps of Asia. No one lives there, unless you count short-tailed albatrosses.
     
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    Who is against free trade and the global marketplace?
     
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    This is why we can't cut our military. This is the first time since the fall of the USSR that we really do need it.
     
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    Interesting theory.

    What side would the USA take on this issue?

    Japan's China's or Tiawans?

    They're ALL vieing for ownership and control of these islands, ya know.
     
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    It's the free market!
    What's the issue?
     
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    Japan. To hell with China.
     
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    We've spent most of the last few decades gleefully watching the Chinese gobble up our debt so that we can continue to spend like a 16-year old girl with Daddy's Gold Card.

    So now the Chinese are able to exercise their global economic leverage at will, with any country they please, whenever they goddamn well feel like it.

    Americans don't like that? Tough shit. Self-inflicted wound.

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    What makes you think Obama would be OK with this Chinese suggestion when he's re-directed our entire foreign policy focus to containing China? Our focus was the Middle East for decades, but it's now the western Pacific and Indian Ocean.

    Obama has positioned our military forces as trip wires to Chinese expansion along the trade routes from the source of their oil in Iran, threatened the Chinese if they don't contain North Korea (which they did), taken them to the WTO over trade issues, supported the Philippines in their tiff with the Chinese and taken steps to punish them for not "floating" their currency. Moreover, he has a bill to give tax breaks to companies which bring jobs back to this country (especially from China) and punishes those who outsource, but it's been languishing in the GOP House who won't even consider it.

    For the first time since G.H.W. Bush was our first Ambassador to Communist China, we have a President who isn't kissing their ass in the name of corporate profits.
     
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    Granny says show `em the bill of sale if there's anything to the Chinese claim - no tickee, no islands...
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    China Minister Tells UN Japan 'Stole' Disputed Islands
    September 28, 2012 - China's foreign minister says Japan's recent purchase of disputed islands in the East China Sea is "illegal and invalid" and that the move does not affect Beijing's historical claim to the rocky archipelago.
     
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