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(Guardian)   Japan versus China drone wars round one... FIGHT   (guardian.co.uk ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Global Hawks, Diaoyu, patrol boats, experts warn, South Korean government, People's Liberation Army, air shows, Cities in China  
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2013-01-08 09:16:26 PM  
3 votes:
China

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Japan

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Either way, we all win.
2013-01-08 08:38:01 PM  
2 votes:
Anime Mecha vs Zerg Rush.... FIGHT!
2013-01-09 12:38:41 AM  
1 vote:

This text is now purple: Fool_Marquis: I wouldn't be so sure... Japanese are really, really seriously big on racial purity, so much so that 3rd generation Japanese citizens whose grandparents immigrated from Korea, people with Japanese names, born in Japan, speak fluent Japanese, and at most a tenuous connection to Korea, are not permitted to vote or hold public office because they are not Japanese.

The Japanese really don't take it kindly when you point out that Japan was colonized by ethnic Chinese, who replaced the native Ainu population. So modern Japanese are just a mixture of Chinese and Ainu.


This probably isn't true.  There's been pretty widespread agreement recently that Japan was likely colonized by one or two nomadic horse-riding tribes who learned rice farming in Korea (but were not Korean themselves, more likely from Mongolia) before heading to the islands to wipe out the Ainu.
2013-01-08 10:38:10 PM  
1 vote:

Ronin_S: tolallorti: mbillips: Yeah, you know what, China? You do not want to revisit 1931-1945. You do not want to poke that hornet's nest. I know you're all making money, and having a third of your population all "middle class" and that, and you've got all that semi-modern, fake Soviet military tech, but you do not want to fark with the Nipponese.Especially with Uncle Sam having their back.

I doubt the U.S. would get involved other than materiel support. any war with china would disrupt the United States economy greatly and would most likely involve large numbers of casualties on both sides.

Furthermore with what Japan has done to China/Korea/practically any other country they've interacted with historically I don't have much sympathy for Japanese imperialism.

Yeah, I'd be willing to bet that most of the Asia Pacific would gang up on Japan if it got down to brass tacks.


The Philippines, for all the horrors Japan inflicted on it during World War 2, is more worried about China than Japan at this point. Their foreign minister even said they'd be okay with a rearmed Japan.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100293527/Philippines_Backs_Rearming_of_Japan
2013-01-08 09:54:33 PM  
1 vote:

Myria: SuperNinjaToad: orclover: Gotta go with Japan on this one. Unless the Chinese want to step up their game and make human powered drones covered in lead paint and powered by the souls of lost children, I think Japans going to kick their ass in the drone wars.

I wouldn't be so sure... China's military is not the same as the one from 20 or 30 years ago. They have made significant improvement and progress in terms of hardware, training etc.

Japan's only truimph card to play is the US 7th fleet.... but as we all know public opinions (ie voters) matters much to politicians. Somehow if SHTF I don't think the average real American 'patriot' will stomach the thought of sending American sons and daughters to die for the 'japs' who are fighting with the 'chinks'. I would hazard a guess that 99% of non Asian Americans can't even physically tell the difference between a Japanese and a Chinese.

We did fight against the 'gooks' for the 'gooks'. Don't forget that part of history.

Why is it that China has an eternal hatred of Japan for their pre-WW2 atrocities, whereas the same is not true for Germany in Europe?

Also, the U.S. is friendly with most of its former war enemies. England, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Japan.


Because China achieved post colonial independence as a communist nation. Until Nixon used China as a wedge against the Soviets they were excluded from participating in world affairs politically and economically. Keep in mind that for a long period of time Taiwan represented China as far as the US was concerned.

Another important data point is the incredible racism between many Asian nations.
2013-01-08 09:37:56 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: Tensions over the islands - called the Diaoyu by China and the Senkaku by Japan - have ratcheted up in past weeks.

If this thing escalates, it's just a matter of time before they'll be shooting all over the Bukkake islands, too.
2013-01-08 09:24:41 PM  
1 vote:

Rogerdude58: The Drone Wars, they have begun


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2013-01-08 09:16:04 PM  
1 vote:
To be fair, the Chinese have that window of opportunity when the Japs realizes that their Coke has been peed in.
2013-01-08 09:15:38 PM  
1 vote:
This is how we should fight wars in the future, with drones. At the end of each month, a winner is declared and the loser has to give up 5 of its politicians for public execution. It's full of win.
2013-01-08 09:08:49 PM  
1 vote:
I guess all things considered this would be the 'safest' option. As long as no actual human blood are shed, or pilots with sons and daughters getting blown out of the air, things are much harder to escalate beyond a point of no return.
2013-01-08 09:07:29 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah, you know what, China? You do not want to revisit 1931-1945. You do not want to poke that hornet's nest. I know you're all making money, and having a third of your population all "middle class" and that, and you've got all that semi-modern, fake Soviet military tech, but you do not want to fark with the Nipponese.Especially with Uncle Sam having their back.
2013-01-08 09:00:43 PM  
1 vote:
Chinese, Japanese, dirty knees, look at these.
2013-01-08 08:37:48 PM  
1 vote:
I dunno.. I think I'd have to give the edge to Japan in any fight involving robots.
2013-01-08 08:37:43 PM  
1 vote:
Ninja vs. Samurai would be more interesting.
 
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