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US admiral: US Navy Pacific Fleet ready for action in the area of ​​the disputed Senkaku Islands

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Commander of the pacific fleet The U.S. Navy, Admiral Scott Swift, who is currently visiting Japan, said at a press conference that he was ready to take action in the uninhabited Senkaku Islands (Diaoyudao), which are the subject of a territorial dispute between Beijing and Tokyo.



“We are ready to respond, because such an order may come from the US President (Barack Obama), who decides what to do and what not to do,” the newspaper quotes him. "Sight".

In addition, the admiral commented on the law on expanding the powers of self-defense forces adopted by the lower house of the Japanese parliament, noting that this document will strengthen relations between the United States and Japan in the field of security.

“We already have a very deep relationship, lasting historical relations between the US armed forces and self-defense forces (Japan). But if the law is passed, this will provide an opportunity to deepen these relations even more, ”he stressed.

It is worth recalling that there is tension between China and Japan over a territorial dispute over the ownership of the Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu), which escalated in September 2012, when Tokyo announced the purchase of its private owners. Then mass anti-Japanese demonstrations began in China. At the moment, Chinese warships are in the area of ​​disputed islands, making demonstrative visits to the coastal zone.
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  1. Flinky
    Flinky 22 July 2015 11: 43
    0
    Is your rusty fleet ready to die, commander?
    1. Shick
      Shick 22 July 2015 11: 45
      +11
      Well, the USA has the most modern and powerful fleet.
      Urpatriotism is fraught with underestimation of the enemy with all the consequences ...
      1. MolGro
        MolGro 22 July 2015 11: 48
        +10
        the most modern and powerful fleet, I would not be so sure)
        But the fact that he is the largest and most expensive is yes!
        1. Baikonur
          Baikonur 22 July 2015 11: 51
          0
          In their direction, only the whales fart, right away, at least half of their warriors will write reports of dismissal! (like in the direction of Donald's cookie, our Su-24 farted 12 times on April 12 :) in the Black Sea) laughing
          1. Sivan
            Sivan 22 July 2015 17: 24
            +1
            But it’s been explained many times that the Su-24 could not jam the Eagis radar, because the capabilities of the ship’s missile defense radar and the aviation electronic warfare systems are not comparable! Donald Cook got scared of the Bastion.
        2. Engineer
          Engineer 22 July 2015 12: 15
          +4
          and who then has the most modern and powerful fleet?
        3. Vadim237
          Vadim237 22 July 2015 21: 16
          +1
          Unfortunately, the United States really has the most modern and most powerful fleet in the world, it is more powerful than the fleet of Russia and China taken together every 5-6.
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      3. ispaniard
        ispaniard 22 July 2015 11: 54
        +18
        Quote from an article on VO authored by Alexander Ivanov on 12.10.2013/XNUMX/XNUMX
        The full address of the article is http://topwar.ru/34495-raketnye-katera-proekta-022-kitay.html

        After the release of the Chinese rocket boat, the Americans had a slight shock: a light, maneuverable, fairly cheap boat, created, among other things, with the use of Stealth technology (data not checked) has very serious fire power. Several anti-ship missiles, cruise missiles with a range of up to 200 km, more than a dozen anti-aircraft missiles, plus a six-gun rapid-fire cannon of the Russian AK-630М1-2 multiplied by the number of boats (according to various estimates, the Chinese managed to touch them already from 60 to 80 units) Americans really strain their brains in search of an adequate counterweight. After all, if the Chinese do not stop there and continue to plan rocket boats, then very soon all coastal waters, bays and straits from Hainan to Dalian will be teeming with nimble catamarans.

        P.S. Good luck to you Yankees, or as they say -P ... not toss bags ...
      4. Inok10
        Inok10 22 July 2015 11: 58
        +5
        Quote: Shick
        Well, the USA has the most modern and powerful fleet.
        Urpatriotism is fraught with underestimation of the enemy with all the consequences ...

        .. well, here the grandmother said for two .. The Chinese have fully developed means of fighting at sea .. even if they are numerically inferior to the Navy .. wink
      5. Alexey Boukin
        Alexey Boukin 22 July 2015 12: 22
        +3
        It seems that the US president has played too much. But do not forget that the Americans are able to fight mainly with the wrong hands, inciting their mongrels to countries with undesirable regimes in their interests. And in this case, Scott Swift decided to excel in front of the Japanese.
        1. clidon
          clidon 22 July 2015 22: 35
          +2
          It seems that the US president has played too much. But do not forget that the Americans are able to fight mainly with the wrong hands,

          That is, there were no US military in Iraq and Afghanistan?
      6. shuhartred
        shuhartred 22 July 2015 15: 01
        +1
        Quote: Shick
        Well, the USA has the most modern and powerful fleet.
        Urpatriotism is fraught with underestimation of the enemy with all the consequences ...

        "Bismarck", one, sank the entire English fleet. Sank when he ran out of cartridges. Then "Tirpitz" was afraid to swoon, a whole convoy was thrown to be devoured by submarines and aircraft and finished off in the bay with five-ton bombs. The "largest and most modern" fleet at that time. On the other hand, "Tirpitz" vs. "Queen Elizabeth" one on one, I'd look at that. In my opinion, the Germans will win on points and go for repairs.
      7. Conn
        Conn 22 July 2015 15: 52
        -1
        Write to the Chinese about it, Svidomo!
      8. Altona
        Altona 22 July 2015 16: 01
        0
        Quote: Shick
        Well, the USA has the most modern and powerful fleet.
        Urpatriotism is fraught with underestimation of the enemy with all the consequences ...

        ---------------------
        And what can even a powerful fleet do against a modern military power and its army? The PLA has the entire arsenal of fighting any fleet and the PRC itself has a powerful fleet ... By the way, another American general said that "the United States has only two types of ships, submarines and targets" ... And about fighting the enemy fleet, the Chinese fishing schooners can act as a mosquito fleet, carry charges and drop armed guerrillas ...
      9. Karayakupovo
        Karayakupovo 22 July 2015 23: 48
        +1
        I would not say. In May 1981, an American nuclear submarine surfaced and rammed the Japanese fishing vessel Maru-13. Then the captain of the fisherman was killed, and the Americans did not help them to flee to Guam for repairs. Before we had time to intercept, we were near Tsushima (the islands of Simonashima and Nakonashima). And in 199 .. on the Black Sea one amersky ship received on the slopes, and the captain of our warship was awarded the Order of the Red Star. It all depends on the mentality. In vain, perhaps, 28 sailors from Hook quit after visiting the hospitable Black Sea.
    2. Vend
      Vend 22 July 2015 11: 46
      +3
      Quote: Flinky
      Is your rusty fleet ready to die, commander?

      But they are not ready to die laughing
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        1. fairmen
          fairmen 22 July 2015 11: 59
          0
          Yes, I also think that the Americans will not trample on China with war. Their gut is thin. China is not Syria and not Iraq, but the Chinese have a good army and the population is 10 times more
          1. Inok10
            Inok10 22 July 2015 12: 01
            +3
            Quote: fairmen
            Yes, I also think that the Americans will not trample on China with war. Their gut is thin. China is not Syria and not Iraq, but the Chinese have a good army and the population is 10 times more

            ..and also China is a member of the nuclear club .. laughing
          2. Altona
            Altona 22 July 2015 22: 34
            0
            Quote: fairmen
            Yes, I also think that the Americans will not trample on China with war. Their gut is thin. China is not Syria and not Iraq, but the Chinese have a good army and the population is 10 times more

            ------------------------
            If you go down from the political to the economic level, it turns out that the director pounced on his factory ..
      2. hydrox
        hydrox 22 July 2015 11: 53
        +5
        Quote: Wend
        But they are not ready to die

        This is nothing more than a cheap PR for a camera designed for yupps.
        As soon as it turns out that the US Navy has suffered material and human losses, the balance of relations in the pre-election struggle of the parties will immediately change, especially since there seems to be no direct US interests there (except to show its "cool" and scare the Chinese.
        The behavior of the Chinese will be very revealing, but by their actions it will be possible to draw conclusions ...
      3. shuhartred
        shuhartred 22 July 2015 15: 07
        0
        Quote: Wend
        But they are not ready to die

        Who's ready? Who is ready to start a vigorous nightmare? After all, this is exactly what will end any serious conflict between the nuclear powers. Any Argentina with Ukraine can fight even to the point of being blue in the face, but we can't because everyone's skiff. Well, only if you talk like in the movie "Dolphin's Cry", then yes.
        1. Vend
          Vend 22 July 2015 17: 16
          0
          Quote: shuhartred
          Quote: Wend
          But they are not ready to die

          And who is ready?
          They die in the Donbass, in the Middle East.
    3. Grandfather bear
      Grandfather bear 22 July 2015 11: 48
      +2
      This is good.
      If the mattress clings to the Chinese, the Chinese will have a lesson. And they have been teaching lessons for a long time. And they will ponder a little about that agreement with the mattress. Is it worth it?
    4. silver169
      silver169 22 July 2015 11: 48
      +1
      And they are used to the fact that others die for them. It's time to wean.
  2. Abbra
    Abbra 22 July 2015 11: 44
    +13
    Here are the stsuki, they’re ready to climb into any gap. What is the matter to them?

    ... We already have a very deep relationship, a long historical relationship between the US armed forces and the self-defense forces (Japan) ... They began as early as Pearl Harbor, and continued into Nagasaki and Hiroshima ...
  3. Decathlon
    Decathlon 22 July 2015 11: 45
    +2
    "what should we do and what should we not do"
    That’s exactly what you shouldn’t do, it’s China dragon! Your black woman will blurt out something without thinking, but you guys should rake!
    1. demon1978
      demon1978 22 July 2015 12: 01
      0
      Quote: Decathlon
      That’s exactly what you shouldn’t do, it’s China dragon! Your black woman will blurt out something without thinking, but you guys should rake!


      But I don’t mind !!! Let them jump, and we will see (additional data on a potential ally and enemy will never hurt, and China will not be silent)

      Quote: MolGro
      the most modern and powerful fleet, I would not be so sure)
      But the fact that he is the largest and most expensive is yes!

      yes + And in 5-10 years there’s nothing to catch there at all, given the development program of the Chinese Navy, and ours do not stand still
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 July 2015 11: 45
    0
    readiness to proceed with active operations in the area of ​​the uninhabited Senkaku (Diaoyu) islands, which are the subject of a territorial dispute between Beijing and Tokyo.

    Or rather provoke another conflict. I doubt that China will calmly react to such statements by the Americans.
  5. Curculum
    Curculum 22 July 2015 11: 45
    +2
    “We already have a very deep relationship, a long historical relationship between the US armed forces and the self-defense forces (Japan) ...

    Yeah, very deeply, according to Hiroshima and Nagasaki ... The warrior of the figs. And then the State Department will scream that this is the private opinion of the warriors.
  6. kil 31
    kil 31 22 July 2015 11: 47
    +1
    Oh hold me seven. Tell me directly, we want to substitute the Japanese and see. We will sit and watch, mentally mutter deeply.
  7. HAM
    HAM 22 July 2015 11: 48
    +2
    “We already have a very deep relationship, a long historical relationship between the US armed forces and self-defense forces (Japan).

    We need to drop a couple more atomic bombs on the Japanese by the Yankees, and the relationship will be even deeper .. hi
  8. Masya masya
    Masya masya 22 July 2015 11: 49
    +4
    Where deeper? Poor Japan, have it for the most ...
  9. chelovektapok
    chelovektapok 22 July 2015 11: 51
    +1
    "We already have a very deep relationship, a long historical relationship between the US military and the self-defense forces (Japan)." (C). Well, yes! Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and all that ... hole-American plug "from the Chinese can be shocked so that" plucking an American peacock "- then it will seem like" a wave in a glass. "Homoobama will tell them what to do .... Cockerels!
  10. Villas
    Villas 22 July 2015 11: 52
    +1
    That's all they need and the whole world is their zone of interest ... How can I wait for the day when all countries will unite and knock on this "exceptional" face of the SGA ...
  11. Starover
    Starover 22 July 2015 11: 53
    +1
    And what will the Chinese comrades say?
    1. Curculum
      Curculum 22 July 2015 11: 58
      +3
      Quote: StarOver
      And what will the Chinese comrades say?

      Usually, following the ancient Chinese philosophy, they do not pay attention to idiots ...
  12. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 22 July 2015 12: 12
    +3
    Well, they survived. Is the Japanese not really teaching history? Two wars in which Japan participated and both lost in one way or another (World War II - so unambiguously) were provoked by third countries in the case of Russian-Japanese - small Britain, and in WW-2 by Germany. In both cases, the whole thing ended in failure.
    Now for the third time, a power absolutely alien to Japan, which in the recent historical past tested atomic weapons on its civilians, is pushing it to war with a country possessing nuclear weapons. Is there a brain, no? Well, Americans will not risk their fleet, not one of the existing AUGs, for the sake of the interests of another country. They opened a second front only when it became clear to everyone that the Soviet Union would win, and then they officially already fought with Nazi Germany. And now?
    Empty saber rattling and loud statements.
    1. akribos
      akribos 22 July 2015 12: 54
      +1
      You probably just forgot, but the war with Russia, as well as the First World War, the war with Korea, the war with China, as well as the struggle for influence on the CER and many other companies and the first period of the Second World War (serious damage to the US Navy, the defeat of the English, Dutch, Australian, French Pacific fleets) all the Japanese won. China, please remember their victory? Independent, I personally do not remember. It makes no sense to compare the power of the fleets of the USA, Japan and China, however much we would like, but the American fleet is still out of reach, the aviation is the same, the Chinese can oppose the Tu16 aircraft carriers, this is ridiculous, the advertised Chinese anti-ship ballistic missiles they will not use nuclear, from no one will do this for the islands, and if they decide it will be the last day of Chinese civilization if we take a sober look at things. The only thing that may not allow America to ruin its relationship with the Chinese is the loss of a huge sales market and production capacities deployed by American firms in China; these are huge financial losses beyond the reach of Americans. Sincerely.
    2. Kapralwdw
      Kapralwdw 22 July 2015 12: 58
      +1
      and the Chinese also have a very big tooth on the Japanese and they need a reason to apply it! The Chinese remember the killing of their citizens by the Japanese! Oh, the Japanese wouldn’t wake them if it was quiet !!!
  13. Denis_469
    Denis_469 22 July 2015 12: 35
    0
    I would not be as self-confident as this American admiral. If the United States and China clash, then few of the ships and boats that the Americans in Asia now survive. There will be the same grand losses as they were in 1941-1942 in the same area. Currently, the United States is not ready for war. They can launch cruise missiles in China, but that’s all they really can do now.
    1. akribos
      akribos 22 July 2015 13: 18
      0
      Baseless statement. The United States in military relations will no doubt force the Chinese out of island territories, pay attention to the distance of the islands from mainland China, the number of American bases and basing points, the quantity, quality and flexibility of American naval aviation, as well as submarine forces (there is no point in comparing). Sincerely.
      1. Denis_469
        Denis_469 22 July 2015 16: 59
        0
        It is quite reasonable. With the forces that the United States now has in the area, there is no chance of holding China’s advance to Australia. The number of basing points does not play any role if they have no strength. But the United States remained the base, but there is no strength there. Not to consider the same 1 aircraft carrier in Japan forces?
    2. akribos
      akribos 22 July 2015 13: 18
      +1
      Baseless statement. The United States in military relations will no doubt force the Chinese out of island territories, pay attention to the distance of the islands from mainland China, the number of American bases and basing points, the quantity, quality and flexibility of American naval aviation, as well as submarine forces (there is no point in comparing). Sincerely.
  14. Kapralwdw
    Kapralwdw 22 July 2015 12: 56
    0
    at such a pace, the amers will soon be torn off their nose! they got the whole world already, what kind of nation is poking its nose everywhere!
  15. prishelec
    prishelec 22 July 2015 13: 28
    0
    Oh, this is a direct challenge to China ..
  16. Wolka
    Wolka 22 July 2015 13: 41
    0
    the Yankees said he didn’t mean it yet, and whether he would do it at all, because an empty idle talk is nothing more, and the Chinese are now not the same ...
  17. Zingvar
    Zingvar 22 July 2015 14: 25
    0
    Americans will not fight, because they will have to die. And not the fact that they will win.
  18. am808s
    am808s 22 July 2015 16: 03
    0
    And what is the Japanese saying they bought islands from watchmakers? Can private individuals file part of the state’s territory without its knowledge?
  19. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 22 July 2015 19: 08
    +1
    Quote: Engineer
    and who then has the most modern and powerful fleet?

    What's question? In Ukraine!
    Their fleet is already in a hurry to help the Americans