Japan needs to seek out regional allies, view U.S. as ‘second resort,’ says head of think tank

As often warned about, Japan will merge into an Asian bloc where China is the hegemon (see also HERE and HERE) and everything is under its umbrella protectorate. This article stops short of saying it’ll unite with China, however the other Asian powers cannot stand up to their Communist neighbor without the United States. If you’ve been reading articles from this site long enough, it should also be no surprise that America is now becoming an unreliable partner.  It won’t even stand up to China and its economic warfare, cyber attacks or technological theft. If you (Japan) can’t beat them, join them.

This is how a corrupt American leadership of the free world can lead the world into a new era without the United States. Japan will undoubtedly gravitate into China’s sphere of influence. A new American leadership (i.e. Trump) will not be able to change that. Nations are growing tired of the bipolar changes every election year and no longer see consistency in the United States.

Ironically, this report comes from an American think tank, proving this is where Asia is heading.

 

Japan needs to stop relying on the U.S. for its defense and form a security alliance with other Asian nations if it is to become a respectable global leader in the decades to come, according to the founder and president of Washington-based think tank Economic Strategy Institute.

Clyde Prestowitz said U.S. defense budget cuts could mean a reduction in its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, where it is currently focusing its foreign policy.

In that scenario, Washington, with its own interests in mind, won’t be as reliable if and when a military conflict arises between Japan and China, said Prestowitz in an interview with The Japan Times last month. Continue reading

Would China Launch a “Pearl Harbor-Style” Strike on America?

Whether the Chinese would launch a Pearl Harbor-style attack on America is debatable only by those who never learned from history and refuse to see the events building before their very eyes today. The CCP and PLA make quite clear in the following previous posts their objectives:

War Is Not Far from Us and Is the Midwife of the Chinese Century

China’s Military Threatens America: ‘We Will Hurt You’

China’s leader is telling the People’s Liberation Army to prepare for war

 

“Our military battle preparation appears to aim at Taiwan, but in fact is aimed at the United States, and the preparation is far beyond the scope of attacking aircraft carriers or satellites.”

Chinese Defense Minister Chi Haotian, December 2005.

 

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If Imperial Japan’s past turns out to be a Rising China’s prologue, Beijing could well order a Pearl Harbor-style attack on America, possibly within a decade.  Potential targets range from American aircraft carriers in the Taiwan Strait and bombers on the runways of Okinawa and Guam to the military satellite network serving as the eyes and ears of the U.S. high command.  Even civilian infrastructure like America’s electricity grid may be at risk.

If you believe that prediction to be alarmist, consider these historical parallels with another rising Asian power during the early 20th century. Continue reading