March 13, 2017
So, I guess Asia is going to have a war with itself.
I think we should really just pull out and let them deal with it.
It’s not like after Japan loses a war against China and North Korea someone is going to decide to invade America.
This really doesn’t have anything to do with us, in the most absolute sense.
Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, three sources said, in its biggest show of naval force in the region since World War Two.
China claims almost all the disputed waters and its growing military presence has fueled concern in Japan and the West, with the United States holding regular air and naval patrols to ensure freedom of navigation.
The Izumo helicopter carrier, commissioned only two years ago, will make stops in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka before joining the Malabar joint naval exercise with Indian and U.S. naval vessels in the Indian Ocean in July.
It will return to Japan in August, the sources said.
“The aim is to test the capability of the Izumo by sending it out on an extended mission,” said one of the sources who have knowledge of the plan. “It will train with the U.S. Navy in the South China Sea,” he added, asking not to be identified because he is not authorized to talk to the media.
A spokesman for Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force declined to comment.
Not my problem.
We need to not make this our problem.
This is like, really, really far away.
ANIME PEOPLE: Don’t worry. Chinese watch this stuff too. They will spare the Japs who make the cartoons.