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Japan, U.S. fly fighters after China drill, North Korean missiles

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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Each of the empires, US&West aligned/BRICS especially China & Russia, know wars in the past have been good for business. But given the killing and destructive powers of modern weapons question whether a war between the empires will leave many people alive to benefit from it. 

That depends on North Korea and China, the ball is in their court, will China invade Taiwan, or will North Korea continue to fire missiles toward Japan's direction antagonizing the nation then that could change the dynamics of a war outbreak.

Time for talk, unless perhaps you cannot talk to a man with a nuclear arsenal in his hand.Apologies to Ms. King.

If the man with the nukes is willing to listen, so far with this admin it doesn't seem their leader trusts or even takes this President seriously.

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Just a very sad waste of money when people can’t even feed themselves!

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Oh yes. Let's all sit around the coffee table and sing kumbaya, because that's always served to bring peace and harmony.....

Take a little stroll through human history and you will find that those who were unwilling to stand up to those that threatened, almost always fell.

When someone raises a hand to slap you, do you stick your hands in your pockets and let them?

As for complaining about how the money could be better spent, those planes and the fuel that drives them has already been spent. Crying over spilt milk solves nothing.

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Having adequate military power and the credible threat to use it is a good deal less costly than the wars that result from being perceived by enemies as weak and easy pickings. Nations will stage exercises precisely to show their potential adversaries that their forces possess specific capabilities that either match or maybe exceed those of their adversaries as a way to signal to them that attacking them would be a bad idea. For most nations, what is revealed in exercises is very carefully thought through. You want your enemies to know you can do certain things by way of defending yourself or that you possesses specific technologies but you don't want to reveal everything. Just enough to make your adversary think twice and decide not to attack. You also poke and probe regularly to see how an adversary responds to an unexpected visit b/y a ship or airplane that shows up out of nowhere. How fast do they respond? Where do they respond from? Are there places you can approach where maybe they lack a means of detecting your presence and they do not mount a response? How close can you get before drawing a response? An example is when Admiral Lyons led the Eisenhower strike group into the Barents Sea without the Russians detecting them. The Russians did not realize an American carrier strike group was sitting basically right in the middle of their most well protected bastion until some F-14s flew past a Soviet bomber. Two goals with such an exercise, number one to see if the US forces can avoid detection in your adversaries back yard (they can) and also to show the Soviets they really do not have a bastion for their subs. NATO navies could sail there and the Russians might not be able to detect them. Things like that make your enemy reassess their capabilities and hopefully that deters them from making a mistake. And as expensive as that exercise was in dollars, it was priceless if it kept the Soviets from starting a war.

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tantanmen4lifeMay 26  11:17 pm JST

My God!

You take any average Chinese, American or Japanese Joe, stick them in a bar for 2 hours, and they all will find out they have more in common

Sounds like a recipe for a bar brawl!

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Samit BasuToday  12:13 am JST

The ROK and USFK also fired missiles toward Japan in retaliation.

No they fired into the Sea of Japan. Read your own article.

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It is the total responsibility of the rogue states, a Russian government war in Ukraine, it rape of families, it atrocities, murder of innocent civilians, it genocide.

The Government of China, never ending basic human rights abuses, it's concentration camps reminiscent of German national socialism. It bullying of Taiwan, and Hong Kong, hollowed out shell of a once free democratic state.

North Korea, dictatorship back up with a flame thrower, Japan under constant threat of nuclear apocalypse.

And we have indignation over quote.

Three F-15 warplanes of the Japanese Self-Defense Force, front, and four F-16 fighters of the U.S. Armed Forces fly over the Sea of Japan

Truly remarkable!

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"As for complaining about how the money could be better spent, those planes and the fuel that drives them has already been spent. Crying over spilt milk solves nothing."

I suppose some, the majority here apparently, would prefer crying over spilt blood... and the Americans may be trying to do the same thing to China that was so treacherously successful for one of our, the U.S.', MOST corrupt presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt, against Japan, underhandedly and deceitfully to the American People forcing them into a war. If we do, we will discover that Admiral Yamamoto's warning about "awakening sleeping Giants..." will take on a whole new meaning for the U.S., and by blind association, subete no Nihonjin mo...or, for Nihonjin, maybe not so new...

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Turn Japan into a hornet’s nest. Top of the line jet fighters and missile systems. Japan lives in a tough neighborhood.

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@bass4funk

Will China invade Taiwan

Well...bass i would think by now you would realize better whats happening.

Go back to sleep .

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My God!

You take any average Chinese, American or Japanese Joe, stick them in a bar for 2 hours, and they all will find out they have more in common with each other than rich people or government representatives!

We as common people of Earth need to start believing in the stars and acknowledge that we are a centimeter away from joining the galactic community! No need for scarcity nor absorbing more than one needs for ego!

Think BIG!

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Sure, "Nothing to do with it".

We believe you.

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The ROK and USFK also fired missiles toward Japan in retaliation.

https://www.nknews.org/2022/05/us-and-south-korea-fire-two-missiles-in-response-to-north-korean-icbm-jcs/

*The U.S. and South Korea jointly fired two missiles into the East Sea on Wednesday** in response to North Korea’s test of a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and two other missiles earlier in the morning, according to Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).*

The two missiles that the U.S. and ROK fired in response were a South Korean Hyunmoo-II missile and a surface-to-surface missile from the U.S. Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS), according to JCS. The former Moon Jae-in administration similarly responded to an ICBM in March but also fired a ship-to-surface cruise missile and air-to-surface missiles.

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As the other parties often are blunt, let us be the same. It is certainly hoped that our dear counterparts RUS/CCP/NK, would not conduct operations to show their abilities in conduct that would amount to their own destruction of trade, finance, and man power and facility, namely their own.

It is hoped that said parties would be professional and cooperative in all realms of diplomacy; not to do so is simply futile. Peace.

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I only would have applauded if they had done their flights at the same time, to press the Russian and Chinese bombers away. But so, I agree that it is only a stupid show of muscle flexing. Of course they can fly and handle their machines, the Japanese in often enough air scrambles in Hokkaido or Okinawa, and the US jets in Alaska or in eastern NATO territory , Baltic Sea and the like. They all fly them nearly daily, because of all those provocations and challenges, so there’s no need to show flights for no reasons or show purposes only.

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The right-wing war mongers out in force as usual...it won't be a surprise if WWIII does break out thnx to them and the whole military industrial complex

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Each of the empires, US&West aligned/BRICS especially China & Russia, know wars in the past have been good for business. But given the killing and destructive powers of modern weapons question whether a war between the empires will leave many people alive to benefit from it.

Time for talk, unless perhaps you cannot talk to a man with a nuclear arsenal in his hand.Apologies to Ms. King.

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its like kids showing off their toys to each other... no harm in that... its just show and tell

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Things are unfolding exactly as the 1960's Japanese student and citizen anti-US base demonstrators said they would.

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This is a prelude to war ......

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We are at the behest of children!

these muppets that we allow to controll the world are on a path to destroy it!

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Gotta love that tit-for-tat muscle-flexing!

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did not fly close to Russia/wanted use your narrative from yesterday/ or this time is "all kosher"?

how abt pollution and global warming-no issues as well?

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"Japan, U.S. fly fighters after China drill, North Korean missiles"

The international version of "Dumb and Dumber"...

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