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:

Glenn Greenwald: Obama moves to make the War on Terror permanent
Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare
Merry Christmas: Congress Could Vote for an Online Sales Tax before the End of the Year
Central Banks Repatriate Gold: How Will This Affect Investors?
BionicOpter dragonfly drone flutters about, blows minds
FOIA documents suggest IRS may have ignored court ruling on email privacy
6-meter tall KamerMaker to 3D print Amsterdam house by year's end
The Devolution of Financial Privacy
Why Amazon’s Fighting So Hard for a CIA Cloud Contract
House Republican Claims Reagan Stood Up To Chemical Weapons Use
6 Ways the U.S. Drug War Intrudes On Your Life, Whether Or Not You Use
Steve Wozniak: Internet becomes tool for govt control & surveillance?
Storing and Sending Bitcoins Directly from Your Brain
Jim Rogers: Forget U.S. markets, I’m buying Chinese and Russian stocks
10 of the Best ETF Trades of All Time