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Re: The State of the States

Post by at46 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:32 pm

mem wrote:Russia and China are the defacto world powers minus the US. NK is the plausibly deniable attack dog of the Russian/Chinese axis.
It's actually Berlin/Russia/China axis. Tokio is still haggling over price of axis membership, let's see what happens after Christmas. https://www.rt.com/news/399775-germany- ... eze-korea/

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Re: The State of the States

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:53 am

Definitely popcorn and adult beverage times if one is fortunate to be watching the northern hemisphere from a somewhat safe distance. Seems we all might have a different perspective but know the end game is nearer than near and now measured in months rather than years.
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Re: The State of the States

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eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:Definitely popcorn and adult beverage times if one is fortunate to be watching the northern hemisphere from a somewhat safe distance. Seems we all might have a different perspective but know the end game is nearer than near and now measured in months rather than years.
Interesting quote from the Chinese re. Japan. It's what the Russians have been saying for years:
Japan isn't behaving as it should as the world's third largest economy. It has been 72 years since the end of World War II, and Japan is still far behind its goal of becoming a politically important power. Japanese politicians are smart in using tactics. But they are usually strategically twisted and short-sighted, which is unfortunate for Asia.

Japan tightly binds itself to the US, and rejects China's peaceful rise to power. Such a choice is based on its simplistic understanding of power relations and inevitably results in a dilemma: It disorients itself when China-US relations improve, but fears the deterioration of China-US ties. The rise and fall of China-US ties creates a continuous nightmare for Japan. It could have lived more easily, as long as it erases its dark intentions on China.
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1063207.shtml

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Re: The State of the States

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mem wrote:Russia and China are the defacto world powers minus the US. NK is the plausibly deniable attack dog of the Russian/Chinese axis. They are already playing ball as if the US no longer exists. It's like unhappy wife with a husband. She goes along to get along until suddenly BOOM! Real kicks in. Husband is aghast and penniless. Buh buh honey!?!? The husband is shock and awed and the wife makes the move. Call me crazy, call me prescient. You gotta hand it to Putin, so well played...as if he is crying over the "friend" of the US not keeping up to snuff. He bends over backwards to play the remorseful friend card on the US, while he full well knows he is playing to cover his butt in the UN down the road and doing it perfectly. I don't have much respect for Poroshenko. Methinks he is just a US puppet and overrated.
Putin is very terrified of NATO's military parade just celebrated in Peroshenko's front yard. Seen ex-general er, Mr.Mad dog Mattis telling Peroshenko that Ukraiina is guaranteed a spot for NATO member state..So Putin is indeed worried..
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Re: The State of the States

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at46 wrote:
eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:Definitely popcorn and adult beverage times if one is fortunate to be watching the northern hemisphere from a somewhat safe distance. Seems we all might have a different perspective but know the end game is nearer than near and now measured in months rather than years.
Interesting quote from the Chinese re. Japan. It's what the Russians have been saying for years:
Japan isn't behaving as it should as the world's third largest economy. It has been 72 years since the end of World War II, and Japan is still far behind its goal of becoming a politically important power. Japanese politicians are smart in using tactics. But they are usually strategically twisted and short-sighted, which is unfortunate for Asia.

Japan tightly binds itself to the US, and rejects China's peaceful rise to power. Such a choice is based on its simplistic understanding of power relations and inevitably results in a dilemma: It disorients itself when China-US relations improve, but fears the deterioration of China-US ties. The rise and fall of China-US ties creates a continuous nightmare for Japan. It could have lived more easily, as long as it erases its dark intentions on China.
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1063207.shtml
Hah, western opinion er, China and Russia lover ones. Japan has got to go where US is going. Japan can do nothing but engage if and when an aggression is imminent. Constitution implemented by US back 1945 and pushed upon defenseless Japan by the allied force. We can do nothing, as is written in the 9th article of Japanese constitution.

Fast forward 72 years after US~Japan WWII ended. For good or worse, we have to abide by that dreaded Japanese constitution..We are under the nuclear umbrella of the US and can do nothing unless the US approves of any action from Japan...It is so sad for a country that received 2 A-bombs that decimated hundreds of thousand people and flattened the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but in the UN assembly against the Nuclear proliferation, we have to take an absence due to US~Japan security pact. Another way, we can not bite the hands that feed us. Sad but true...
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Re: The State of the States

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Donald Trump set to lift ban on military gear for police

US President Donald Trump's administration on Sunday was preparing to halt restrictions on miltary hardware for local police departments, multiple US news outlets reported.

Trump was planning to sign an executive order reversing a directive from former President Barack Obama that restricted police agency's access to military gear such as grenade launchers,....


http://www.dw.com/en/donald-trump-set-t ... a-40262419
grenade launchers ???

The briefing reportedly cited two academic articles that found the program had reduced crime rates and did not increase deaths involving police. It said the equipment was "entirely defensive in nature,"

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Re: The State of the States

Post by HybridAmbassador » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:24 pm

at46 wrote:
eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:Definitely popcorn and adult beverage times if one is fortunate to be watching the northern hemisphere from a somewhat safe distance. Seems we all might have a different perspective but know the end game is nearer than near and now measured in months rather than years.
Interesting quote from the Chinese re. Japan. It's what the Russians have been saying for years:
Japan isn't behaving as it should as the world's third largest economy. It has been 72 years since the end of World War II, and Japan is still far behind its goal of becoming a politically important power. Japanese politicians are smart in using tactics. But they are usually strategically twisted and short-sighted, which is unfortunate for Asia.

Japan tightly binds itself to the US, and rejects China's peaceful rise to power. Such a choice is based on its simplistic understanding of power relations and inevitably results in a dilemma: It disorients itself when China-US relations improve, but fears the deterioration of China-US ties. The rise and fall of China-US ties creates a continuous nightmare for Japan. It could have lived more easily, as long as it erases its dark intentions on China.

apan tightly binds itself to the US, and rejects China's peaceful rise to power. Such a choice is based on its simplistic understanding of power relations and inevitably results in a dilemma: It disorients itself when China-US relations improve, but fears the deterioration of China-US ties. The rise and fall of China-US ties creates a continuous nightmare for Japan. It could have lived more easily, as long as it erases its dark intentions on China.
Such a derisory comment. Now convinced this Dude is Chinese or Putin's envoy?. For a long time I thought this individual to be an Anglo saxon but I was wrong.

China's peaceful rise to power? Don't make me laugh. Where is China's rise to power freaking peacefull? Looking to South China sea making of Paracel, Sratly, Scarborough into China's military bases, with airfield longer than 2km long and battery of missile silos on its reclaimed islets, where is the world "peaceful" comin' from? Ramming wooden fishing boats then sinking them from Vietnam, Philippine poor fisherman ..
Yeah, China's rise to power economically and militarily, but when world tribunal verdict comes upon them that they don't own those shoals, but then they initiated the land reclaiming despite.

China is a bandit state and they are expanding to the extent that 10 years from now, US~Japan has to contain them or else...China lures and invites to the free world to putting mortars to dirt erecting factories but then once put, they extort free transfer of the western or Japanese technology to their benefit. Germany will learn sooner or later that their honeymoon won't last long. But by the time the Germans awaken it may be too late for them. Japan is not joining the bandwagon unless China shows that they can assimilate western democracy...Wishing that Japan starts piling up in smart A-Bomb arsenal,we can silently build a thousand of them, we have enough nuke power spent fuel to build more than 4 thousand of them. it seems only way to deter the arrogant and perilous Red China bulling real peaceful nation and those in south east country as well.

Excerpt: Island-building 'Causing trouble'..Japan does not claim the South China Sea, a 3.5 million-square-kilometer body of water prized for fisheries and possible undersea fuel reserves.

Six other governments call all or part of it their own, creating friction since the 1960s. Over the past decade China has angered the others by using landfill to expand tiny islets and built military installations on some to fortify its claim to about 95 percent of the sea.

Japan, which does have maritime territorial disputes with Beijing in the East China Sea, will send the ship as part of a longer-term effort to vie with China’s influence in Southeast Asian coastal states while cooperating with the United States to bolster a broader power base in Asia, analysts say.

“Like China and the U.S., Japan is trying to consolidate its role as a leader in the region,” said Jonathan Spangler, director of the Taipei-based South China Sea Think Tank. “Part of this effort involves demonstrating that it has the capacity and courage to operate in areas well beyond its own borders.”

The United States hopes to stop Chinese island-building in the South China Sea and ensure freedom of navigation, an agenda that has angered Beijing but found a match in Tokyo.

Japan also cares about the safety of undersea communications infrastructure and China’s compliance with international laws.

https://www.voanews.com/a/japan-player- ... 73376.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-13748349
https://www.forbes.com/sites/outofasia/ ... 4c79ed1c3b
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Re: The State of the States

Post by mem » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:14 pm

My thought is that Japan will be taken off the board. Either through natural (ahem yes totally natural) cataclysm or the China axis will take over whatever is left if anything. China already disliked Japan deeply and now that Japan is in cahoots with the US, it has only gotten worse.

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Re: The State of the States

Post by HybridAmbassador » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:57 pm

mem wrote:My thought is that Japan will be taken off the board. Either through natural (ahem yes totally natural) cataclysm or the China axis will take over whatever is left if anything. China already disliked Japan deeply and now that Japan is in cahoots with the US, it has only gotten worse.
In cahoot with the US, it is a destiny all precedence to 1945 at the deck of USS : Signing of the Japanese surrender document aboard the U.S.S. "Missouri" in Tokyo Bay, Sept. 2, 1945. Gen. Douglas MacArthur is shown broadcasting the ceremonies as Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signed for the emperor Hirohito..

Yeah, the ungrateful China disliking Japan, when from back in the 70's we thought them ( wrong doing but the rest is history)
They stole HST technology from us and the Germans as well. All electric/electronic manufacturing plants and everything else..Now they wanting to export High speed train and rail road tech to outside world?
The US gave the modern democracy and ordered and prohibited Japan to never arm itself, instead the US alliance to which protects under the nuclear umbrella extends to today. Well, between the US, GB, and Japan axis vs the China~Russo and whomever from EU, must go against the Chinese threat, it is interesting to see which side will prevail. Japan is not that easy of a push over...We can be accumulating, 10s, 100s, 1000 of nuke war heads without external world to know, only the US knows about ,have enough spent fuel weapon grade plutonium to making 4000 A-Bomb, .It happened before, a-la-Israel !

But YES, as "mem" says, the Nankai through erupting under sea volcanoes provoking a 10 plus earthquake can engulf all 30% flatland of Japan only living the Mount Fuji visible..! bad thing is mem, it will reach all of Chile too, so be closer to the Andes!! ha,ha,haaa...
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Re: The State of the States

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:09 pm

No doubt Japan has the ability to become a serious nuclear power with the ability to deliver to target in hours if back against the wall.

Might be truth to the rumors that something more was going on in the bowels of Daiichi...

HA-san, after Fuku, the already declining birthrate of Japan, and possible natural...umm manmade disasters to destroy the islands, you as an expat might someday be like Spock and tasked in preserving the culture, traditions and rebuilding. That former Empire should have gave persons like me the option of second citzenship. The Americas are indeed the hearth of a future comeback (los Nikkeis de Canada-US-Mexico-Colombia-Peru-Bolivia-Brasil-Paraguay-Uruguay-Argentina-and a few in Chile and Cuba even...purity of sangre is not necessary for a rebirth).
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Re: The State of the States

Post by HybridAmbassador » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:30 pm

eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:No doubt Japan has the ability to become a serious nuclear power with the ability to deliver to target in hours if back against the wall.

Might be truth to the rumors that something more was going on in the bowels of Daiichi...

HA-san, after Fuku, the already declining birthrate of Japan, and possible natural...umm manmade disasters to destroy the islands, you as an expat might someday be like Spock and tasked in preserving the culture, traditions and rebuilding. That former Empire should have gave persons like me the option of second citzenship. The Americas are indeed the hearth of a future comeback (los Nikkeis de Canada-US-Mexico-Colombia-Peru-Bolivia-Brasil-Paraguay-Uruguay-Argentina-and a few in Chile and Cuba even...purity of sangre is not necessary for a rebirth).
Yeah, and when that devastating archipelago inundating mega-tsunami hits, what is going to happen to all these "cooling in gigantic pool" spent fuel accumulating all over Japan for the last 40 plus years? When those cooling pool is washed by advancing tidal tsunamis, god help the world, the oceans will be tainted for many years to come.


This one is just a baby in comparison: https://youtu.be/-tOHtwF0WHo

This is the hyper big one: https://youtu.be/ij5EhOnJNsY
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Re: The State of the States

Post by HybridAmbassador » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:59 pm

Despite President Trumpf lauding North Korea's chubby kid for not launching the missiles heading towards Guam, but a few days after trumpf comment, the North launched another missile that flew over Japan northern Hokkaido. Japan supposed to engage and shoot down any missile(s) flying over Japan, via the 4 Aegis frigate/destroyers, and if the Aegis system failed, then the PAC 3 rockets should have take care of but, nothing happened.?

Korea's newly elected president was always saying that Korea wanting to establish amicable re-engagement of dialog with the chubby kid but this time even he changed his stance towards the north.

Are we going to see the imminent action of US,Korea,Japan engaging in tactical air raids and trying to destroy those hidden tunnels supposing hiding the mobile missile launching vehicles? My back home sources saz, that the US military heads told Japan to not intercept the missile which flew over Japan territory in order to not start a war with the North Korea. WTF! too much puzzle in here?
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