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The Obama Doctrine defined: (1) The act of abandoning strategic cultural, political and military allies in favor of insufficiently placating cultural, political and military enemies in an effort to appease both parties and accomplishing neither; (2) After failing to protect US interests or values, engaging in the act of redefining what was originally being discussed in order to declare that the goal was not only met but surpassed and that any questioning of that accomplishment has already been answered and that we’re not talking about it anymore. Next question.
So, if we’re to anticipate how Barack Hussein Obama’s State Department will apply his Smart Diplomacy ™ formula to the explosive row between Japan (a business and military ally) and China (our largest Creditor / threat to our existence) over the oil resources of a barren couple of rocks we can expect this matter to be resolved in an amicable fashion, correct? Like the Falkland Islands dispute. Preferably one where we we endeavor to stay neutral by asking both sides to remain calm on appeal to some corrupt “higher” international authority.
Do note: it’s not invoking Godwin’s Law when it’s true:
Sporadic protests in China over the past week became larger and at times violent and spread to at least two dozen cities over the weekend. Protesters torched a Panasonic factory and Toyota dealership in the eastern port of Qingdao, looted a Heiwado Co. department store in the southern city of Changsha and ransacked Japanese supermarkets in several cities. Though larger numbers of police imposed more order on demonstrations Sunday, they fired tear gas to subdue rowdy protesters in the southern city of Shenzhen. In nearby Guangzhou city, protesters broke into a hotel that was next to the Japanese Consulate and damaged a Japanese restaurant inside.
Heh. “Rowdy” protesters. Those Nazis sure were rowdy the night they smashed the windows of those Jewish stores. A good time just got a little out of hand, I’d say.
I question whether tear gas was actually fired at these government organized “protesters”. Maybe if by “tear gas” they mean “protesters” were peppered with money and professionally made signage. Tear gas laced with nationalism and PCP. My question is what do American companies who have substantial capital investments in Chinese factories think is going to happen to them when their home countries get into disputes over natural resources or similarly heated political disputes.
China does not brook dissent from its people. They will encourage police escorted mob actions to target scapegoats as a distraction from their failed economic policies.
Unfortunately for us, too many traitorous American business executives have dollar bill and yuan signs in their eyes and refuse to acknowledge this reality.
Kristallnacht, also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, or Reichskristallnacht, Pogromnacht (help·info), and Novemberpogrome (help·info), was a pogrom or series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary and civilians. German authorities looked on without intervening. The attacks left the streets covered with broken glass from the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues.
Just a coincidence I’m sure:
TOKYO, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) – Newly-appointed Japanese Ambassador to China Shinichi Nishimiya died Sunday morning in a hospital in Tokyo, Kyodo reported.
Nishimiya, 60, fell unconscious on a street in Tokyo three days ago on Thursday morning. Police said the sudden faint was caused by illness.
The cause of his death has yet to be known, according to Kyodo news.
Sudden illness to the back of the head. Surreptitiously ingested sudden illness.
A coughing canary is already deep in the World War III coal mine.