With those with money to give it would seem better to contribute to legally "closing the loophole" that Japan exploits as opposed to supporting a vigilante group that says they use illegal means because the end justifies the cause.
I see many on this board arguing against this or that because its illegal and supporting this or that because its accepted under international law -- all a bit hypocritical don't you think?
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While I agree with the cause I find it difficult to support the dangerous and illegal methods used by Sea Shepherd. Even without the "terrorist" label the methods are still illegal by anyone's standards. Those that support SS openly acknowledge that fact and try to justify it with their great "cause" and saying the Japanese are sneaky and underhanded by using a legal loophole. Comes down to legal vs illegal no matter how much I support anti-whaleing
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Why do you think there are no demands for another apology from "Australia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Burma, Thailand etc" that you mentioned above?
Have those countries, perhaps, managed to accept the previous apologies and the fact that Japan has proven its sincerity to the entire international community with its actions over the past 70 years? Do you have another fantasy about why China throws a tantrum and tosses her toys out of the crib every time it suits her political goals? I guess I'm just a gluten for punishment and want the here your take on this. Or perhaps I just want a laugh before bedtime...
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Will Japan dare to hose the Taiwanese Coast Guard or make any complain? Can anybody answer this question?
No, but Taiwan did say they would expell any of China's ships that they might encounter illegally in the waters.
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The world should more strongly condem China for not only this but the many other recent flagrant violations of international law!
On the other hand it is well within Japan's right, good judgement aside, to build anything they want on the islands, be it a takoyaki stand or a coast guard station! I would recommend the coast guard station...
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China is a highly principled and far sighted country and don't waste time doing foolish talk.
Don't know what this guy has been smoking but it must have been good!
China's "divide and conquer" strategy for negotions with her neighbors, pushing the envelope with illegal intrusions, inciting nationalism in the masses, foolish rhetoric, etc, etc.... The world should watch closely and asia should stand together to counter this bullying and coersion!
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1 Administration Right is not Sovereignty
So if you agree that Japan has administrative rights how do you justify China's illegal intrusions around the islands? That provocation alone is enough to justify, under international law, firing on the intruders. A war is not in the best interest of anyone but China keeps pushing trying to instigate something... stupid!
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