Obama: We Will Go To War For Other Nations’ Petty Territorial Disputes

“President Obama, who is in Japan today, has announced that the U.S. defense treaty with Japan applies to the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands. Japan and China are in dispute over who has sovereignty over the largely uninhabited island chain in the East China Sea, but Obama’s statement, simultaneously meant to reassure Tokyo and threaten Beijing, made clear that the U.S. will go to war against China if the territorial dispute erupts into conflict.  The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands are not a vital U.S. interest. The dispute over them between Japan and China has nothing to do with Americans. But Obama just promised the world he’ll go to war over a bunch of rocks in the East China Sea, if he has to.”

http://antiwar.com/blog/2014/04/24/obama-we-will-go-to-war-for-other-nations-petty-territorial-disputes/

Related posts:

College tuition increases more than triple the rate of inflation
Immigration Patterns in the Eurozone
Hope in Hawley
Rand Paul’s reversal: I don’t care if a drone kills a liquor store robber with $50 in cash
Devastating News for ObamaCare Backers
Nintendo kicks “Let’s Play” videos off YouTube then slaps ads on them
DC, Maryland: Speed Camera Firms Move To Hide Evidence
Obamacare: “Let’s Just Make Sure It’s Not A Third World Experience”
Heated Rand Paul Vs. John Kerry Debate At Syria Military Action Hearing
Bitcoin Soars Above $600: Rises 20% In One Day Ahead Of Senate Hearing
As China Looms, the U.S. Ponders Ways Not to Destroy Bitcoin
The Easiest Country to Obtain Residency: Panama
4 New Bitcoin Features Revealed by Core Developer Mike Hearn
You’d Have Better Luck Converting Them To Jehovah’s Witnesses
Shanghai company's 3D printers print ten houses in 24 hours