ADIZ proves hard to fathom
SPEAKING FREELY ADIZ proves hard to fathom By Stefan Soesanto Speaking Freely is an Asia Times Online feature that allows guest writers to have their say.
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#1 Dec 5, 2013
China's hasty declaration of their ADIZ was a result of the continuing build up of US and Japanese military exercises in nearby waters.
The button was pushed when Japan declared that it will shoot China's drones in the area .
If one is not biase, this is really not hard to fathom.
ADIZ is not a no-fly zone.
#2 Dec 16, 2013
Abe is very busy running around the bush lately.
While trying to bribe the heads of ASEAN to condemn China he seems to think that these leaders didn't know the roots of the friction between the two neighbors.
Maybe Tokyo considers ASEAN heads of states to be blind and deaf just because they remain muted when Japan nationalized the disputed islets with various names despite the pleadings of Beijing not to do so.
Despite the very evident friction now simmering between Japan and China it seems Abe and his cohorts still refuses to concede that indeed there is a territorial dispute that needs to be only 'shelve' and tackled at a later date .
Even Uncle Sam sent B-52's to the disputed area because Washington knows that there is indeed a REAL territorial dispute that might escalate to military confrontation if allowed to simmer.
Alas and alack only Abe doesn't know that the islets with various names are indeed having ownership issues and instead chooses to run around every nooks and crannies from Asia to Europe instead of bravely admitting the reality of the situation.
When Japan expanded her own ADIZ to almost the shores of Keelung small Taiwan can't do anything because Tokyo ignored the protests from the ROC MOFA saying Japan doesn't recognise Taiwan as a sovereign country.
Now that China have included the islets with various names within her new ADIZ it seems that Abe's very loud protestations and military posturing have merely made the whole world know that there is really indeed a real territorial dispute brewing in the Tiauyutai/Diayu/Senkaku islands.
Thus PM Abe himself have unintentionally made the whole world aware that there is a very heated dispute in that part of the map.
Recognizing such simple reality will instantly make the world enjoy a much better and peaceful and merrier Yuletide season.
Merry Christmas and advance Happy New Year to everybody!
Wishing a Happy Holidays to everyone!
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