JboneInTheZone comments

Posted in: Fears grow Japan-U.S. alliance may be affected by Osprey crash See in context

but that treaty is just a paper work which the U.S. side frequently violates with impunity and nonchalantly.

Thats a bold claim. Do you have any examples?

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Posted in: Fears grow Japan-U.S. alliance may be affected by Osprey crash See in context

Hahaha sure

Cool I’m still waiting

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Posted in: Fears grow Japan-U.S. alliance may be affected by Osprey crash See in context

Whatever,, it's good that you acknowledge it's true though

Weird, I don’t remember acknowledging that. Can you please point out where I did?

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Posted in: Fears grow Japan-U.S. alliance may be affected by Osprey crash See in context

Please link to English or Chinese language government website stating this clearly. Taiwan as a country has never existed. If you are referring to the Republic of China...it's China 中華民國 as the Chinese clearly reads.

Nope. Taiwan:

Elects its own politicians separate to those of the PRC

Has its own military separate to that of the PRV

Controls its boarders to the point that people from mainland China need paperwork in order to enter Taiwan

By all accounts Taiwan is an independent country

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Posted in: Fears grow Japan-U.S. alliance may be affected by Osprey crash See in context

"The U.S. side declared: The United States acknowledges that all Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China. The United States Government does not challenge that position. It reaffirms its interest in a peaceful settlement of the Taiwan question by the Chinese themselves."

Why do I care what the U.S. says? Taiwan has declared itself an independent country and the PRC can’t enforce its rule on the Island. It’s a country.

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Posted in: Fears grow Japan-U.S. alliance may be affected by Osprey crash See in context

Actually the US has a long track record of inciting and initiating wars and conflicts around the world while China has a long track record of peaceful dispute resolution with its neighbors. 

Whataboutism. Your response has nothing to do with the comment I was responding to

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Posted in: Fears grow Japan-U.S. alliance may be affected by Osprey crash See in context

Now you are doing comedy. I took a look at the list of the United Nations member nations and found no nation named "Taiwan". 

There are countries that aren’t in the UN but aren’t still countries. Let me ask you this: can Chinese citizens travel to Taiwan freely without any paperwork? Also, please read the first sentence of Wikipedia when you look up Taiwan. It says:

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a country in East Asia.

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Posted in: Fears grow Japan-U.S. alliance may be affected by Osprey crash See in context

as local historian pls explain why they should be still here and get sponsored by my money?

Because China is a territory hungry monster that continues to encroach on territorial waters of sovereign countries and threaten to invade the independent nation of Taiwan. The only thing keeping China from trying to bully the region around is U.S. military presence

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Posted in: Fears grow Japan-U.S. alliance may be affected by Osprey crash See in context

I don't know why the US military is in Japan in the first place. This isn't US territory.

“By this treaty, USFJ is responsible for the defense of Japan. As part of this agreement, the Japanese government requested that the U.S. military bases remain in Japan and agreed to provide funds and various interests specified in the Status of Forces Agreement.”

Have you ever heard of a little website called “Google”? It took me less than a minute to look this up.

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Posted in: Fears grow Japan-U.S. alliance may be affected by Osprey crash See in context

You’re naive if you believe the US will ever go to war with China for Japan.

Japan and the U.S. are major trading and strategic partners, Americas key ally in the pacific. I’m really curious why you think the US would just turn tail and run if China attacked Japan

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Posted in: Fears grow Japan-U.S. alliance may be affected by Osprey crash See in context

Japan seems to be able to operate these aircraft safely- but the US has a serious maintenance issue - likely due to a lack of skilled engineers/personnel. 

The U.S. has 400+ Ospreys whereas Japan only has 14, so obviously the U.S. is going to have more operational failures.

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Posted in: Fears grow Japan-U.S. alliance may be affected by Osprey crash See in context

When the hen house is burning, the chickens fly away..

This is your reminder that Taiwan is an independent country because China is terrified of the U.S. military

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Posted in: Fears grow Japan-U.S. alliance may be affected by Osprey crash See in context

If I had to guess Japanese government doesn’t care at all about this incident. It’s an easy way to appeal to voters while at the same time knowing the U.S. won’t stop. If by chance the U.S. ever did sit down and say “you know what, you’re right. We’re going to pack our bags and leave Japan for good” the Japanese government would be on their hands and knees begging them to stay.

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Posted in: More Israeli hostages freed by Hamas as truce in Gaza lasts another day See in context

Note that using civilians as a human shield is itself illegal under international law. In the case of a missile launcher emplaced on a hospital roof, it’s not the people bombing the hospital who commit a war crime, it’s the people who put the missile launcher there. They endangered the civilians by making the hospital into a legitimate target.

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Posted in: More Israeli hostages freed by Hamas as truce in Gaza lasts another day See in context

Israel would just accept that those who had surrendered accounted for every member of Hamas?

Uh, yes? Israel knows who the leadership is and a surrender of said leadership would result in a cessation of mass offensives. Just look at every other conflict which had a surrendering government in modern conflicts

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Posted in: More Israeli hostages freed by Hamas as truce in Gaza lasts another day See in context

There is no such clause in the Geneva Conventions.

Actually you’re completely wrong. Article 19 of the 1949 4th Geneva Convention states: “The protection to which civilian hospitals are entitled shall not cease unless they are used to commit, outside their humanitarian duties, acts harmful to the enemy”

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Posted in: More Israeli hostages freed by Hamas as truce in Gaza lasts another day See in context

Why doesn’t Hamas just surrender? The devastation to Gaza would stop tomorrow

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Posted in: More Israeli hostages freed by Hamas as truce in Gaza lasts another day See in context

A Thai foreign worker who was released from Hamas captivity in recent days has testified that Israeli hostages with whom he was held were beaten by their captors, including with cables.

Wow these Hamas guys sound really friendly…

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Posted in: More Israeli hostages freed by Hamas as truce in Gaza lasts another day See in context

Looks like they fell in love with their captors.

Wow a completely out of context 3 second clip. That definitely proves all Israeli hostages actually like Hamas

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Posted in: 3 killed, 8 wounded in Jerusalem shooting attack See in context

JB, one can, for instance, Google Cast Lead investigation and find the sources you want, or March of Return investigation or....

I googled both and nothing came back with what you’re claiming. Care to post a source for your claims now?

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Posted in: 3 killed, 8 wounded in Jerusalem shooting attack See in context

And, as we can see, there are still people who refuse to acknowledge that the Hamas Rebellion was a pale imitation of the horrors the Israeli regime has, and continues to, inflict on the majority of its legal population, the Refugees, and their hosts in Gaza and beyond.

You have no moral foundation. If attacking civilians is something morally reprehensible, why are you justifying Hamas’ attack? If “attacking” civilians as retribution for crimes done against your own people is morally justified, why are you condemning Israel’s response to the Hamas attack? The hypocrisy is crazy

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Posted in: 3 killed, 8 wounded in Jerusalem shooting attack See in context

JB, every major international human rights organization has found the evidence of the Israeli regime deliberately targeting civilians in their other attacks to be overwhelming.

I going to need a source on this.

What evidence do you have that this time is any different?

How can I prove a negative? Prove to me that Israel is intentionally and deliberately targeting civilians with no intention of eliminating Hamas targets

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Posted in: 3 killed, 8 wounded in Jerusalem shooting attack See in context

Thousands of Terrorists arrived at Gaza in Tanks and APC's armed with small firearms, 155mm, 122mm Howitzers and laser guided missiles, backed by over 150 fighter jets, These Terrorists opened fire and killed Women, Children, Infants, and pre mature babies in children hospitals, Churches, UN shelters, Schools, Homes, and Mosques. and subsequently decided to stop when there was NO ONE LEFT TO KILL. Gaza Genocide Survivors Said.

Are you actually comparing a military operation to get rid of a terrorist organization to the active and purposeful targeting of civilians?

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Posted in: 3 killed, 8 wounded in Jerusalem shooting attack See in context

Over 14,500 Palestinians (the majority of whom were women and children) have been killed in the Gaza Strip. Who killed them? Israel. Are they not important?

The majority are not children, the majority are under 18.

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Posted in: Hamas and Israel exchange more hostages for prisoners on fifth day of temporary cease-fire See in context

I picture a person from about 3 years of age to 17. You'd have a point if people were using the term "toddler", but it is perfectly valid and legally correct to use the term "children". 

You’re arguing in bad faith here. A simple Google search of ‘child’ doesn’t bring up anyone that looks around 17 and to say that the majority of people imagine a 17 year old when they hear the word ‘child’ is being dishonest.

If when you hear the term "adult" you picture an image of a 20 year old, does that make it misleading to use it to describe a 30 year old?

I think that when it comes to adults the physical differences between a 20 year old and 30 year old aren’t as drastic as those between a 17 and 4 year old. Do you believe that there’s as much of a physical difference between a 20 year old and a 30 year old as there is a 4 year old and a 17 year old?

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Posted in: Hamas and Israel exchange more hostages for prisoners on fifth day of temporary cease-fire See in context

Lest see, Israel created the Palestinian "self rule" areas on paper, calling them Palestinian territories.

South Africa created the tribal Homelands with "self rule" 

Israel controls the borders, immigration, who can and cannot go into the territories, Palestinians need permission to build within their territory from Israel, Israel police and military raid and take people away without charges or trial!

Israel lets Palestinians in to work in Israel as usually cheap manual labour and the return to the Palestinian territories at night!

South Africa apartied controlled the borders, immigration, who can and cannot go into the black homelands they needed permission to build within their territory from the South Africa, apartheid government South Africa apartheid police and military raided and took people away without charges or trial!

South Africa, partied government let Blacks in to work in white south Africa usually as cheap manual labour and the return to the Black homelands at night!

So tell me do you see a difference?

None of this has any relation to the definition of “apartheid”. Apartheid is “a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race.” Palestinians are Arabs and Arabs aren’t systemically discriminated against in Israel based purely on their race

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Posted in: Hamas and Israel exchange more hostages for prisoners on fifth day of temporary cease-fire See in context

Funny how the definition of 'child' only seems important when justifying the murder of and sexual abuse of young people. 

"She was 14, so she was asking for it"

Nobody ever says this

"He was 15, old enough to carry a gun, old enough to be killed by a gun"

Nobody ever says this

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Posted in: Hamas and Israel exchange more hostages for prisoners on fifth day of temporary cease-fire See in context

B: a person not yet of the age of majority.

So let me ask you this. When you hear the word ‘child’, do you immediately picture a 17 year old?

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Posted in: Hamas and Israel exchange more hostages for prisoners on fifth day of temporary cease-fire See in context

Well, according to the israelis, they have killed between 1000 and 2000 combatants, so it's at least 18,000 murdered Palestinian civilians. But considering israel has a habit of considering any Palestinian of a certain age as a combatant, I suspect the actual number of murdered civilians is closer to the 20,000.

Do you have a source for this?

Depends on you definition of child. 

According to Oxford Languages: A child is "a young human being below the age of puberty or below the legal age of majority."

According to justforkidslaw.org: "Who is a child? The answer to this question in international and domestic law is clear: a child is anyone under the age of 18."

According to Merriam-Webster a child is “a young person especially between infancy and puberty”. I think the word ‘child’ conjures up a certain image in people’s minds that people associate with someone pre-pubescent. I doubt most people’s minds mediated jump to 17 year olds when the word ‘child’ is used as we usually refer to them as teenagers

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Posted in: Hamas and Israel exchange more hostages for prisoners on fifth day of temporary cease-fire See in context

Very outdated number. Latest numbers I've seen are: 20,360 Palestinians murdered,

The Palestinian authority doesn’t account for combatant deaths in a separate category and lumps them all together with civilian deaths. For all we know 10,000 of those killed could be Hamas fighters. You’re being dishonest here

8,241 of them children.

No, 8241 of them are not “children”, they’re minors. Stop spreading misinformation and trying to mislead people

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