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Dorothee

Dorothee
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A Friend Asked Me To Bring This Up

A Friend Asked Me To Bring This Up

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June 20, 2010
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| 06:54 PM Aug 19 2017

WobblyJoe

United States

Upset? Heavens no.
Here’s a couple of websites that have maps which might help explain the issue from our perspective. Notice China’s “9 dash” line.
I’ve heard the story of the “comfort women”, it’s been a very touchy subject between Japan and Korea since the war ended.
https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=10671
https://amti.csis.org/atlas/

| 09:57 AM Aug 19 2017

Dorothee

Germany

No need to be upset about this! It’s not like this news show is some kind of representative speaking for all of Germany or something. As for the term “illegally”. I know nothing about admiralty law. My only source on this incident was this show and the way I understood their report this ship – be it intentionally or accidentally – didn’t have the right (according to admiralty law or any other law I don’t know about) to sail there. I thought there was a law according to which you’d need China’s permission to sail there. Sorry! The most important waterway? I didn’t know that! Before you mentioned this I didn’t even know what you just told me about ‘nam.
P.S. I can only speak for myself, but
>no, I don’t want China to rule the exports of all Asian products,
>I agree that seen from a moral point of view it would have been better had the USA interfered in 1939 when Germany decided that all of Poland (and the rest of the world, too) should be ruled by Germany.
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News: >“Domradio” says that it’s very dangerous to go to Kenya at the moment. The fact that the new head of state announced that he would win the elections hours before they were done counting the voting made many people think that something must have been fishy about these elections. What followed were nationwide demonstrations and protests that even resulted in people getting killed.
>The German human-rights organisation “GfbV” says that South-Korea now wants to have its own official commemorate day to remind of the thousands of Korean women who during World War II were forced into prostitution by the Japanese army. Also the South Korean government wants to support historical exploration and even build a museum on this topic. Just lately South Korea erected some memorials. Now Japan’s government asked them politely, but also firmly to remove these memorials as they do not wish for any such memorials.
P.S. Make no mistakes! I’m not saying that Germany was not worse than Japan during both wars. Nor do I deny that Germany didn’t always treat these delicate historical subjects correctly. All I say is that as a matter of fact “GfbV” claims that this has happened this week and that I see no reason not to believe them. Alas I neither speak Korean nor Japanese. Thus I don’t have any better source than “GfbV”.
>“Domradio” says that this Wednesday demonstration groups demanded the closure of the AfriCOG und the arresting of its leaders. Reason is that this Monday the AfriCOG decided that the KHRC was to lose its official status as they accuse the KHRC of owning illegal bank accounts, not paying all their taxes and illegally recruiting non-Kenyans. AfriCOG doesn’t have any proof for these accusations and currently even faces some serious accusations on its own – like not paying enough taxes, not being registered correctly etc. These accusations too remain to be proven.

| 08:49 AM Aug 13 2017

WobblyJoe

United States

“demonstrate for the “freedom of sailing” an American war ship now illegally entered an area claimed by China.”
No. Not at all.
It’s not only legal, it’s the internationality of the area that is the point of the missions.
Completely legal, and encouraged by our allies in Asia since we are the only nation China will take seriously.
China has claimed ALL of the South China Sea as it’s private possession, despite the fact that the fact that many other nations border on that sea and that most of the worlds trade travels by ship through that sea which they all border.
China has built man-made islands and fortified them in support of it’s claim.
China was warned before they built them that man-made islands would be regarded as what they are, a means to cheat the system.
China’s claim to the entire South China Sea would give China an economic stranglehold on all of Asia.
Nations like Vietnam and others have asked us to do these missions, as they also have claims in the region to the valuable minerals in the sea.
We also wouldn’t allow Mexico to claim the entire Gulf of Mexico, Iran to claim the entire Persian Gulf, or India to claim the Indian Ocean.
By China’s logic, no foreign ships have a right to pass through the eastern Pacific, in the area enclosed by Alaska, Hawaii, and the west coast of the USA.
Just because they live nearby, doesn’t mean it’s all theirs, “International waters” are defined by the UN already.
China can’t be allowed to just grab the most important waterway on earth at the cost of other nations.
China has sailed it’s spy ships up our rivers for decades, now they claim an entire sea?
They are not innocent in this, and we are not the aggressors.
Unless you’d like China to control the export of everything produced in Asia.
I think Germany might occasionally suffer from regional thinking.
Illegally?
If only we’d interfered when Germany decided that all of Poland belonged to the Reich.
It’s the same thing, only on water.
China is stealing from other people who also live there.

| 11:43 PM Aug 10 2017

Dorothee

Germany

>“Domradio” says that this Monday in Johannesburg (South Africa) 30.000 people had a peaceful demonstration against corruption and against some political decisions made by President Zuma.
>“Tagesschau” says that due to the economic crisis in Venezuela there are people who lost about 20 kg and hospitals that have nothing left to nourish their patients.
>The German news show “heute” from the TV-channel “ZDF” says that to demonstrate for the “freedom of sailing” an American war ship now illegally entered an area claimed by China.

| 05:51 AM Aug 04 2017

Dorothee

Germany

The German human-rights organisation “GfbV” says that in Laikipia (Kenya) an unknown number of people got injured or killed by firearms sent to Kenya from Germany this year. Victims as well as aggressors both can be found among police officers or rangers, nomadic native tribes and farmers. Reason is that to satisfy important Western trading partners and to attract more safari-tourists the Kenyan government declared about 60% of Laikipia a wildlife sanctuary…and ordered every human being living there, including native tribes, to leave this place. That means that farmers and native tribes now need to get along on 40% of the space they used to have. Of course that causes a lot of tensions and worries that with the other “taking away so much water and food for the livestock” there may not be enough left for the own livestock. Often things that started as heated arguments then escalated and even arriving police officers got injured.
Also it happened that people secretly pastured their livestock in what is now a sanctuary – or went to the wildlife sanctuary for reasons other than that, like natives searching for healing plants they knew –, were mistaken for poachers and then shot by rangers.

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