Sunday, February 10, 2013
Japan vs China
The Communist Chinese and the Japanese claim the same islands. The Chinese sent a recon plane over the islands. The Japanese responded with two fighter planes. The Chinese responded to that by sending two more fighter planes.
The next time maybe the Chinese will send four fighter planes. Maybe the Chinese will start sending fighter planes to escort the recon airplane. Perhaps the Chinese will place ships there all the time. Maybe those ships will operate aircraft. The vertical take off and landing technology means you can put aircraft on almost any ship type with enough flat space.
Perhaps the time after that the Japanese will send eight planes, or ten, or fifty. Maybe one pilot will crash, or shoot or collide with another plane. That could cause an international incident. Or a war. A shooting war between Japan and Communist China. Two of our largest trading partners and an important ally, potentially in a shooting war with each other. Most of the media is ignoring the whole thing, and that's not a good idea; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.