THE MILITARIZATION OF THE FAR-EAST: US Threatens China’s Major Cities: America’s Strategic Naval Base in Korea
From the very outset the idea to construct a naval base in Korea as “Another US Naval Base”, on Jeju Island, strategically located at about 200 miles from China’s coastline, has broad ramifications.
It is not strictly a Korea-US issue. It affects the entire Northeast Asian region.
China is drawn into a confrontational geopolitical structure, which is predicated on the de facto militarization of the Korean Peninsula and much of the Northeast Asia region, particularly in the context of “America’s strategic naval base as a direct military threat to China.”
The Construction of “Another US Naval Base” on Jeju Island, Korea is not only a regional issue, it has global military ramifications
Of course, no mention of this in US corporate media; not a peep at all.
It has been reported in South Korean media that the proposed Navy base will be a port-of-call for U.S. warships including Aegis destroyers (outfitted with “missile defense” systems), aircraft carriers, and nuclear submarines. The Navy base would be 300 miles from the Chinese mainland. A Navy base on Jeju Island will become a key military target as the Obama administration “pivots” its foreign and military policy toward the Asia-Pacific. The Pentagon is now essentially doubling its military presence in the region as a way to “contain and control” China. China imports 60% of its oil on ships. The Navy base on Jeju would give the U.S., Japan, and South Korean military forces a strategic post from which to choke off China’s ability to import oil thus giving the U.S. the keys to China’s economic engine.
Not a problem, says the city. The debris from the natural disaster (earthquake, tsunami) was doused with radioactive fallout from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.
As I wrote earlier today, plutonium isotopes were found in Iwaki City on a metal plate that had been outside since March 11, 2011, and they were of Fukushima I Nuke Plant origin.
But the city will start burning in earnest in April so that the city is debris-free by the end of 2013.
The residents of the city don’t seem totally on board, but just like Tokyo’s governor and Shimada City’s mayor, the Iwaki City’s unnamed officials (in the article below) say the city will do it anyway.
UNFLIPPING BELIEVABLE! HAVE THESE PEOPLE GONE ABSOLUTELY, FOAMING-AT-THE-MOUTH, BARKING-DOG MAD?!?!?
I cannot believe, for one moment, that the radiation levels are as low as city officials insist they are, from this process.
According to reports by The Epoch Times, the search word “Tiananmen massacre” was found on March 21 and 22, 2012 in the largest Chinese search engine “Baidu”.
After entering the word the first hit was the following message: “Premier Wen Jiabao calls for justice in the case of the Tiananmen massacre,” The second hit was: “Session at the management level of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on a reassessment of the Cultural Revolution in preparation of a new line with respect to the Tiananmen massacre.
Prior to this, “Baidu” had already released short term search terms such as “Zhuan Falun”, “The Epoch Times” and “Shen Yun Performing Arts.”
A Japanese professor has detected all 3 isotopes of Plutonium at levels 200 times higher than Japan admits over 50 kilometers south of the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Saudi Arabia And China Team Up To Build A Gigantic New Oil Refinery – Is This The Beginning Of The End For The Petrodollar?
In what Riyadh calls “the largest expansion by any oil company in the world”, Sinopec’s deal on Saturday with Saudi oil giant Aramco will allow a major oil refinery to become operational in the Red Sea port of Yanbu by 2014.
The $8.5 billion joint venture, which covers an area of about 5.2 million square meters, is already under construction. It will process 400,000 barrels of heavy crude oil per day. Aramco will hold a 62.5 percent stake in the plant while Sinopec will own the remaining 37.5 percent.
At a time when the U.S. is actually losing refining capacity, this is a stunning development.
Essentially, China is running circles around the United States when it comes to locking up strategic oil supplies worldwide.
Although I could never imagine living in China (too ornery and question-asking prone to survive there very long),the one thing I appreciate about the way in which the Chinese government does things, is how it secures its energy needs without firing a single shot.
It appears to me a real, and very workable, alternative to the US’s hamfisted, militaristic of “kill them all, God will find His own” approach to securing its energy requirements.
Of course, we have seen how brilliantly THAT approach has worked in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And unfortunately, we are looking at a potential US/Israeli strike against Iran, the arguments for which advance the “good reason” (to date, completely unproven) that Iran is making nuclear weapons, when the “real reason” is engineering a “regime change” in the Iranian government, which will create a more Western-Centric government, and where oil flows to Western countries relatively inexpensively.
Such a military campaign is fraught with horrendous unintended consequences for the US. If this campaign is not a blitzkrieg, executed with deadly precision, this war may well drag on for some time. The US government doesn’t have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to successfully pursue a sustained war.
Also, leaders of nuclear armed China, Russia, and Iran have gone public, stating that should Iran be attacked, they will come to its aid. So what we have here is the potential for a global, thermonuclear war over an alleged Iranian weapons program, which cannot, to date, be proven to exist.
I would like to hope that the above considerations will give those in the bowels of power in DC and Tel Aviv pause before launching such an attack on a country which hasn’t initiated a war in over 200 years.
Of course, logic can hardly be characterized as the strongest element of foreign policy in either country right now.
It’s emerged that at the height of Japan’s nuclear crisis last March, the authorities in Fukushima concealed radiation data vital to safely evacuate people from that area. Japan has a computer system designed to predict the spread of radioactive releases. But local media reports say the prefecture’s government deleted the e-mails detailing it.