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US ready to send troops "to protect" the disputed Senkaku Islands

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The United States declares its readiness to deploy American troops to "protect" the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands, which are under Japanese control and are the subject of a territorial dispute with China. This was stated by the commander of the US military contingent in Japan, Lieutenant General Kevin Schneider.


Japanese-American operational capabilities make it possible to redeploy units to protect the Senkaku Islands

- said the general, commenting on the beginning of the joint Japanese-American military exercises, codenamed Keen Sword 21.

Reportedly, a joint exercise between the Japanese self-defense forces and the US military began in mainland Japan, in the southern prefecture of Okinawa and surrounding areas. In total, more than 45 thousand people will be involved in the exercises, ships from the American AUG led by the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, about 100 aircraft and CV-22 Osprey tiltrotors.

The Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu Islands) are the subject of a territorial dispute between Japan and China. Beijing considers them to be its territory under occupation and demands their return from Tokyo. Chinese warships are constantly cruising near the islands, making demonstrative calls into coastal waters. The situation escalated this month, with Chinese ships in coastal waters for over 11 hours from October 13-57.

US ready to send troops "to protect" the disputed Senkaku Islands


Beijing has not yet commented on the statement of the American general, but earlier said that it was not going to give the Japanese "Chinese lands" and would defend its position.
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  1. Fedor Sokolov
    Fedor Sokolov 27 October 2020 08: 47
    +5
    Let them send this to China's problems, maybe the states will lag behind us for a while, or at least loosen their grip.
    1. Pravodel
      Pravodel 27 October 2020 09: 18
      +1
      maybe the states will lag behind us for a while

      They will not lag behind. As long as the green piece of paper $ will be the world currency, as long as this piece of paper can be printed without restrictions and you can buy anything on it, they will not lag behind. They will spoil our nerves and China. We will breathe calmly only when the sun goes down $ .... Although then completely different problems may arise, from which we will also not be very sweet.
      1. Runoway
        Runoway 27 October 2020 10: 09
        +1
        $ probably ranks first in terms of reliability in our country in terms of investments, second only to real estate. Since 1991 EVERYTHING ABOVE AND ABOVE AND ABOVE
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 27 October 2020 11: 12
        -2
        "while this piece of paper can be printed without restrictions" ///
        ----
        Doesn't anyone really understand that if a currency is printed without restriction, then it will inevitably lose its value? Any currency - world and non-world.
        For years, everyone has been repeating this nonsense about printing dollars and have already gotten used to it.
        1. Maikcg
          Maikcg 27 October 2020 13: 51
          +3
          That's right, now you no longer need to print, the paper is expensive and generally not environmentally friendly, it is enough to add zeroes to the computer.
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 27 October 2020 14: 00
            -3
            It is the same laughing
            Add a zero to the number of rubles in Russia, and the ruble will fall tenfold.
            It's the same with the dollar. He will also fall. Therefore, the zeros do not finish.
            1. Greenwood
              Greenwood 27 October 2020 16: 17
              +2
              Quote: voyaka uh
              It's the same with the dollar. He will also fall. Therefore, the zeros do not finish.
              I remember that even at the end of the XNUMXs, in the midst of the crisis, I constantly read similar phrases from various "experts" about the imminent collapse of the dollar. So when will this happen? Is this decade worth the wait? Or will the ruble fall faster to a hundred square meters per dollar? lol
            2. Old Horseradish
              Old Horseradish 27 October 2020 16: 19
              0
              How tired of these mantras about the bullshit paper called the dollar.
              I really hope that our friends, the British, will soon arrange for the United States a slightly second civil war in the North-South. Then the dollar will definitely become toilet paper.
            3. Maikcg
              Maikcg 29 October 2020 04: 13
              -2
              The difference is that the ruble will fall in Russia, and the dollar around the world, completing a zero will pay for the entire population of the planet, due to this, the effect is not as strong as in Russia and can be drawn on a much larger scale. For this incomplete year "to fight" the crisis due to covids, they have already "printed" something about 3+ trillion, maybe they are provided with goods? or services? or maybe the GDP jumped? no, on the contrary, the GDP sank on all fronts, but the money was "borrowed" as usual, just taken out of the nightstand, and now this mass of zeroes, unsecured even with green paper, is walking around the planet like a full-fledged $.
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        3. Ratmir_Ryazan
          Ratmir_Ryazan 28 October 2020 08: 36
          +1
          I support you. Yes, a lot of people are mistaken about basic things))

          And about the economy on this resource especially))
        4. yehat2
          yehat2 28 October 2020 15: 25
          +1
          the problem is deeper. Anyone who tries to use a different reserve currency will face serious pressure from the United States - Gaddafi died there, as there were a number of incidents and economic collapses in South America, because of this, China gets rid of the United States.
          in fact, the United States not only prints unsecured signs, but also forces them to buy, and this is already gangsterism on a global scale.
      3. bobba94
        bobba94 27 October 2020 14: 25
        +2
        Harsh years go
        The struggle for freedom of the country
        Others come for them
        They will be difficult too (s)
    2. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 27 October 2020 10: 31
      -1
      Quote: Fedor Sokolov
      Let them send this to China's problems, maybe the states will lag behind us for a while, or at least loosen their grip.

      Aha, of course, they will lag behind! They are like an octopus and all the tentacles for everything that moves by!
      And only smoldering "bonfires" on the planet do not allow extinguishing. Here, the islands seem to be controversial. But where are the islands and where is that Japan?
  2. Victor_B
    Victor_B 27 October 2020 08: 49
    -1
    US ready to send troops "to protect" the disputed Senkaku Islands

    And if you fail to "protect"?
    Maybe a mess will come out ...
    No matter how "defended" to the vigorous battalions ...
  3. Shadow041
    Shadow041 27 October 2020 08: 59
    11
    It does not seem that China is scared by this, and the Yankees can find adventure on their ass, they have long run into it.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 27 October 2020 09: 03
      0
      Reportedly, a joint exercise between the Japanese self-defense forces and the US military began in mainland Japan, in the southern prefecture of Okinawa and surrounding areas.
      And then. They will ride around, fly and to the hut - back to the Okinawa. Defenders.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 27 October 2020 09: 16
      +1
      Quote: Shadow041
      It does not seem that China is scared by this, and the Yankees can find adventure on their ass, they have long run into it.

      Yes, the Yankees also understand this, for them these islands are indifferent, but to declare their "peace-loving" policy in favor of Japan is a sacred cause. You need to stick your long nose everywhere. The image must be kept up to date.
      1. Stas Sv
        Stas Sv 27 October 2020 12: 11
        -2
        For China, these islands were also indifferent for the time being, until! no hydrocarbons were found there. winked
    3. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 27 October 2020 10: 42
      +2
      Quote: Shadow041
      It doesn't seem like it scares Chinaand the Yankees can find adventure on their ass, have long been running up.
      Something like this. In recent years, mattresses have wandered gloomily and persistently around the world in search of someone who will run out of patience and who will informally and revealingly knock on their insolent face. Along the way, they will find it. yes
  4. APASUS
    APASUS 27 October 2020 09: 03
    +1
    Keeping American AUGs to protect the disputed islands of Japan and China?
    For me, this is another warning, a show of strength and nothing more. Will stay a month and back in Norfolk
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 27 October 2020 09: 26
      +3
      Quote: APASUS
      Keeping American AUGs to protect the disputed islands of Japan and China?

      But it is also impossible to keep such an expensive unit in the bases, the fleet must occasionally go out into the seas and oceans, because the country will not understand why they spend money on building and maintaining the fleet. Any even the smallest pretext is a withdrawal from the bases of the fleet, which shows all the power of the United States and the justified presence of the fleet.
      1. ZEMCH
        ZEMCH 27 October 2020 11: 41
        +1
        Quote: tihonmarine
        But it is also impossible to keep such an expensive unit in the bases, the fleet must occasionally go out into the seas and oceans, because the country will not understand why they spend money on building and maintaining the fleet. Any even the smallest pretext is a withdrawal from the bases of the fleet, which shows all the power of the United States and the justified presence of the fleet.

        I agree with you! US AUG in terms of area like these islands, will train themselves, Japan will be morally supported, and China will also train in detecting AUG
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 27 October 2020 12: 02
          +2
          Quote: ZEMCH
          US AUG in terms of area like these islands, will train themselves, Japan will be morally supported, and China will also train in detecting AUG

          And everyone will be satisfied, and they will make a report for their native USA about the work done.
  5. kot423
    kot423 27 October 2020 09: 12
    +5
    IMHO - to put mattresses on the islands and on the Japs in particular. Geography is more important, namely, near Taiwan, and for this to keep near Senkaku (Diaoyu) AUG = excellent support for "Okinawan pants" in order to continue "pulling the mustache" of China.
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 27 October 2020 09: 24
      -1
      Only after China's demonstration of the "killer of aircraft carriers" for some reason no one saw American aircraft carriers even in Japan))) Something is doubtful. that they will drive them to the Taiwan region, since before that they had gone around the entire region in a wide arc
      1. kot423
        kot423 27 October 2020 09: 31
        +1
        I do not argue, but it is banal here - "whose faberge is more and more iron". They will play on each other's nerves "shaking their muscles", they will announce sanctions to each other, and here the big question is - who will get more painful in the long term ... China (if it spits and nationalizes all mattress production + the mattress debt will start to drain ((it's me already taking radical methods)) or mattresses, which do not have such radical steps against China.
        1. Cowbra
          Cowbra 27 October 2020 09: 40
          +2
          Or if China remembers that the US officially recognized Taiwan as Chinese (Nixon) and thoughtfully at the UN asks - "nude and?" Even if nothing comes out, the mattresses will look pale
          1. kot423
            kot423 27 October 2020 09: 44
            +1
            Quote: Cowbra
            mattresses will have a pale appearance

            Thank you for your high spirits. Give at least one example when they had a "pale appearance" at least somewhere, on any international platform? In d. From head to toe, caught by the hand in a lie, etc. - yes, they were, but - they pulled the vassals' leash, got into a pose "there was nothing" and no "pale appearance".
            1. Cowbra
              Cowbra 27 October 2020 09: 50
              0
              Judging by the fact that they began to be sent far, far away, even within NATO ... They were already struggling. For a leash.
              1. kot423
                kot423 27 October 2020 09: 58
                -2
                Quote: Cowbra
                far, far away began to send even within NATO

                Well ... personally, I do not hope for a quick collapse of Nata. They stupidly have no way out: covid, the fall of the economy = the impossibility of creating at least a semblance of a "European army", de facto there are no armies of their own ... Therefore, they will continue to sit on a leash and not yap, despite the bends of the Sultan and the "prophecies" of Bolton, one empire dreams, the second stupidly takes revenge, for being thrown out
          2. Sergej1972
            Sergej1972 27 October 2020 10: 00
            +1
            And you know, no one in the world has ever denied since the mid-20th century that Taiwan is Chinese.) And the Taiwanese authorities consider themselves the only legal authority in the whole of China.)
            1. Cowbra
              Cowbra 27 October 2020 10: 08
              -1
              But it was under Nixon that Taiwan was kicked out of the UN and China was there instead, and Nixon said not that China is Taiwan's territory, but vice versa. And at the same time they moved the US Embassy from Taiwan to China. So the accountants in Taiwan let them count on their fingers
              1. Sergej1972
                Sergej1972 27 October 2020 10: 14
                +1
                Diplomatic relations between the United States and the PRC were only established under Carter. Then the embassy appeared. Nixon paid a visit to the PRC, but diplomatic relations have not yet been established between the two countries. And the US Embassy in Taipei was transformed into a special mission that still exists today. In the United States, there is a law on the protection of Taiwan, according to which the United States provides assistance to the Taiwanese authorities.
                1. Cowbra
                  Cowbra 27 October 2020 10: 45
                  0
                  ... and Taiwan is generally recognized by a dozen UN countries, and therefore it is tight with embassies there
                  1. Sergej1972
                    Sergej1972 27 October 2020 13: 13
                    -1
                    Many countries have offices in Taiwan, and Taiwan in these countries. But these representations are unofficial and deal with issues of economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation. He has nothing against such representative offices of the PRC. Indeed, according to the concept of "one country-two systems", the PRC promises Taiwan to maintain the political and party system, army, currency, parliament, head, as well as the right to purchase weapons, maintain economic and cultural contacts with different countries of the world and participate in international economic organizations. and cultural profile. That is, Taiwan is promised much greater autonomy compared to Hong Kong and Macau, and, moreover, unlike the latter, it is not limited in time. Some small states are establishing relations with Taiwan, then with China. They are waiting to see who will pay more.) It is interesting that Taiwan recognized the independence of Mongolia (the former Outer Mongolia, then the Mongolian People's Republic) only in 2002.) And Tuva is still considered a part of China. I don't know how it is now, but until recently, oddly enough, the left-wing government of Nicaragua recognized Taiwan and had diplomatic relations with it, although it maintained cultural and economic ties with the PRC.
                    1. Cowbra
                      Cowbra 27 October 2020 16: 45
                      0
                      Can you tell the difference between an embassy and a representative office? A dozen countries have diplomatic relations, the rest do not know such countries.
  6. Galleon
    Galleon 27 October 2020 09: 14
    +1
    US getting into someone else's argument? Yes, these islands smell of oil and gas. It is possible that such an incident will even occur and the United States will "protect" the islands. But not for Japan, that's for sure. laughing In general, what are the occupants feeding the Japanese with, that they have no memory for 75 years already: they endure the occupation, regularly place all surplus income in American GKOs, work to buy gold F-35s, and narrow down all their national pride to little Kuril ridge. Or does it have all the covering preferences from Japanese-American friendship that we don't know about? winked
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 October 2020 09: 22
    -1
    I'm afraid they won't bring their striped kaku back home.
  8. Machete
    Machete 27 October 2020 09: 26
    0
    If China proves that it is ready to send its own people to death for the sake of the islands, then the mattresses will tuck their tail and the yappas will never get any help.
  9. voronin
    voronin 27 October 2020 09: 36
    16
    These are just teachings to show solidarity. China will conduct its exercises in response. Without a fight, the process will be endless.
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 27 October 2020 09: 38
    0
    United States Announces Readiness to Deploy US Troops to "Protect" the Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu)
    What, what, and the Americans learned how to transfer troops to organize a new hot spot. This is not the first time they have tried to do this in this region. But their troops have not yet been able to protect anyone, neither the regime in Korea, nor the puppet regime in Vietnam. But American little hands itch so much, so I want to show the whole world who is the boss, that old mistakes are not taken into account.
  11. And
    And 27 October 2020 09: 42
    +1
    Americans are right in any hole with a plug. Let the Japanese deal with the Chinese themselves.
    The phrase "in mainland of Japan"- I was especially pleased, just an oxymoron of some kind. Ever since school I have always believed that Japan is an island state. Someone needs to learn geography.
  12. Alexander Suvorov_2
    Alexander Suvorov_2 27 October 2020 09: 47
    0
    The issue of the war between China and the United States is only a matter of time. While this is a trade war, but it can become hot at any moment. Not for the gifts of Xi before the Marines, speaking on October 15, 2020, asked to focus their thoughts and forces on preparing for war, and be in full combat!
    This means that he has information and understands the seriousness of the situation, and he will not talk such serious things in vain.
  13. Eug
    Eug 27 October 2020 09: 52
    +1
    Supporting islands on the line Japan-Taiwan and on the line of the naval blockade of China .. if you miss them, the blockade is unrealistic.
  14. Sergej1972
    Sergej1972 27 October 2020 10: 04
    0
    Who knows what Taiwan's position is on this dispute? After all, the Taiwan authorities, positioning themselves as the legitimate authority of all of China, have more serious territorial claims against China's neighbors than the Chinese authorities.
  15. Sergej1972
    Sergej1972 27 October 2020 10: 08
    +3
    I would like to read on VO not only about Chinese claims, but about the claims of neighboring countries to China. Somehow I came across material that in the south of China they are concerned, no matter how ridiculous it may sound, with the Vietnamese threat. Allegedly culturally and linguistically, the territories on the border with Vietnam are very close to it.
  16. Normal
    Normal 27 October 2020 10: 50
    0
    As long as there are 2 countries on the globe, the United States and the shaved ones, the confrontation will be eternal. Everyone else will just stop yapping. Even countries like Germany and France will quickly learn to respect. Therefore, everything else is pointless to expect. Moreover, the focus of evil is in Europe, and not, as is commonly believed, beyond the Atlantic. The script was written just like that, for the masses, but the puppeteers are much closer. You just need a strong-willed decision. Yes, it is not easy, but just by making it, you can prove that you really love your Motherland and your people. And permanently blaming each other is not a solution. The people, for the most part, do not live as they should. It is a pity and a shame for that.
  17. 9PA
    9PA 27 October 2020 11: 11
    -4
    Finally, it's time to return Japan's favor
  18. Igor Semenov
    Igor Semenov 27 October 2020 14: 38
    0
    On August 29, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono met on the island of Guam, at Andersen Air Force Base, Kyodo news agency reported. The ministers agreed that they would work together to contain China's assertiveness in the South China and East China Seas.
  19. Egor53
    Egor53 29 October 2020 01: 43
    0
    The USA is behind China in terms of economy at least 2 times. In arms - well, somewhere on a par.
    We will not get into an active confrontation with China, neither militarily nor economically. Americans now need to work for survival. And they don't know how to do this in principle.
    The United States has reprinted $ 6 trillion in the last 2,7 months. And they report that their GDP fell by only 4%. In reality, their GDP fell by 25-30%. With such a failure of the economy, they cannot fight ... well.