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Obama says Japan's disputed islands with China is within scope of U.S.-Japan security treaty
Reuters ^ | 04/23/2014

Posted on 04/23/2014 7:45:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said that islands at the center of a territorial dispute between Japan and China fall within the scope of the U.S.-Japan security treaty, the Yomiuri Shimbun daily said on Wednesday.

Obama, who arrives in Japan later on Wednesday on the first step of a four-nation Asian visit, made the remarks in written replies to questions.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Japan
KEYWORDS: china; disputedislands; japan; obamaforeinpolicy; security; senkaku; senkakuislands; treaty

1 posted on 04/23/2014 7:45:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Another Red Line?


2 posted on 04/23/2014 7:49:23 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: SeekAndFind

America is making China stronger.

Very quickly.

America needs to bring back American manufacturing.

We are making our own biggest competitor, stronger. Fast.

We mess around on the margins like this, but run a 440 Billion / 122 Billion trade deficit just last year. We run a trade deficit of this sort now, every single year.

We need to bring back jobs.

To America.


3 posted on 04/23/2014 7:50:03 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure the Japanese know that the Hussein and the ‘Rats can’t be trusted with this “red line” any more than the ones he drew in Syria and Crimea.


4 posted on 04/23/2014 7:50:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SIRTRIS; neverdem; narses; Nachum; SunkenCiv; xsmommy

So, does “written replies to questions” mean that his handlers no loner trust Obama to actually ANSWER UNREHEARSED QUESTIONS in public on matters of international issues?

Or that the Japanese don’t trust him to answer THEIR international questions in public fro mun-rehearsed questions?


5 posted on 04/23/2014 7:54:31 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, there he goes again - writing checks that will never be cashable.


6 posted on 04/23/2014 7:55:01 AM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: SIRTRIS

If you like your islands....


7 posted on 04/23/2014 7:55:21 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: SeekAndFind

“Don’t call my bluff” spake Barack Hussein Obama.

Such a VERY, VERY small man.


8 posted on 04/23/2014 7:55:23 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: SeekAndFind

The BLM will just steal them from japan and hand them over to china...


9 posted on 04/23/2014 7:57:58 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

” four-nation Asian visit”

Just a quick stop before he heads down to his homeland Indonesia? Maybe he can go down and find MAL 370.


10 posted on 04/23/2014 8:18:03 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SeekAndFind

A 2-fer for China. This can’t end well.


11 posted on 04/23/2014 8:20:50 AM PDT by AU72
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To: SeekAndFind

Translation: China, you can take them because I, Brako Bamma will bend over for it.


12 posted on 04/23/2014 8:21:20 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: SIRTRIS
Another Red Line?

RED is Obama's dominant color.

13 posted on 04/23/2014 8:33:19 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

If you like your islands, you can keep them. :)


14 posted on 04/23/2014 9:06:11 AM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: SeekAndFind
I notice that the story does not actually quote what Barry happened to say. I have a feeling that the State Department will be walking back any statements momentarily.
15 posted on 04/23/2014 9:12:49 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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RE: I notice that the story does not actually quote what Barry happened to say

He WROTE it. So, that’s set in stone ( for want of a better word ).

Here’s what he did:

SEE HERE:

http://japandailypress.com/obama-reiterates-that-security-treaty-with-japan-covers-the-senkakus-2347668/

Obama reiterated the stance of the U.S. government in a written reply to questions made by Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper at the beginning of an Asian visit that will bring him to three other countries aside from Japan.

“The policy of the United States is clear,” Obama said. “The Senkaku Islands are administered by Japan” and therefore shall fall under the U.S.-Japan treaty, he wrote. “We oppose any unilateral attempts to undermine Japan’s administration of these islands,” Obama added. This reiteration seems aimed at reassuring Japan that the U.S. would always come to its defense if China attempted to take the islands by force, as Beijing also claims the territories as the Diayou Islands. Russia’s recent actions and the annexation of Crimea has raised concerns about America’s capability and political desire to protect its allies, notably Japan and the Philippines, who both have ongoing tensions with China.


16 posted on 04/23/2014 9:31:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Thanks. Frankly, I'm flabbergasted. This is a clear and straightforward statement supporting an ally of the United States and upholding our treaty commitments.

How many times has Barry allowed that to happen on his watch?

17 posted on 04/23/2014 10:30:11 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks SeekAndFind, related: A Show of Contempt, at Home and Abroad ... Mark Steyn.
18 posted on 04/23/2014 12:21:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mojito

That, along with an increased presence in the S. Pacific, is a paradox.


19 posted on 04/23/2014 1:25:33 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: SeekAndFind

China invaded Spratly islands of Vietnam real footage 1988
http://youtu.be/bWyI79v6Fic


20 posted on 04/23/2014 1:56:10 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: SeekAndFind

21 posted on 04/23/2014 4:25:16 PM PDT by Rodamala (SucK it, Trebeck!)
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To: SeekAndFind

So if the islanders vote to join China, T1 will declare it illegal, and the US would then send troops to Taiwan? Mind if Israel remains neutral on this one, too?


22 posted on 04/23/2014 5:59:10 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SeekAndFind
U.S. President Barack Obama said that islands at the center of a territorial dispute between Japan and China fall within the scope of the U.S.-Japan security treaty

Ruh ro. Rots of ruck Japan.

23 posted on 04/23/2014 7:37:15 PM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Oh, this is fun. We aren't even out of Afghanistan yet and Obama is telling the Russians and the Chinese that he's ready to raise the ante. I wonder what hand he'll show if they both decide to call?
24 posted on 04/23/2014 10:28:36 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Chinese could row a boat to these islands, stick a Chinese flag in the ground, and if no Japanese fought back that would be it. And everybody knows it.
25 posted on 04/24/2014 1:41:33 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: metalurgist

Japan is going to get DOUBLE +
screwed by O’bummer-

1. He is going to MAKE them give concessions on trade-
2. He will then say we back them militarily - LOL
(they will find out when the Chinese create a
“fishing village” on their islands)
++- the plus??- O’bummer is giving China special
knowledge of U.S. intentions- and of course..U.S.
technology.


26 posted on 04/24/2014 5:03:06 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: SeekAndFind
So let it be written. So let it be done. (Yul Brenner as Pharaoh in “The Ten Commandments.”)

Now Barry the Honorary Member of the Muslim Brotherhood has said the same to Japan.

I have to wonder if the Japanese are saying, “Why would he do that to us? What did we ever do to him? Why does he hate us? We might as well relocate our citizens from the islands because they are as good as lost with this fool in charge. “

27 posted on 04/24/2014 9:14:32 AM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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28 posted on 04/24/2014 9:27:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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