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Is Passive U.S. Encouraging Japan-China Conflict?

Investor’s Business Daily [1]
September 20, 2012

As the president parties with Beyonce and Jay-Z, and the national media focus on an entirely defensible statement Mitt Romney made five months ago, Asia edges toward war. Repeat: Asia edges toward war.

China and Japan are engaged in their most bitter row since World War II over three islands in the Senkaku chain that both nations claim.

Since that could trigger U.S. pledges of mutual defense with Japan, you’d think it might be the subject of an urgent national debate. But you’d be wrong.

Instead, the increasingly ridiculous and trivial mainstream media are focused solely on trashing Romney. And so, apparently, is the Obama administration.

So let us put this straight: The China-Japan dispute could become a full-on war, one in which we would have no choice but to get involved.

Yet, the official U.S. response has been bizarrely passive, as if the No. 2 and No. 3 economies in the world on the verge of conflict at a time the global economy is teetering is of no consequence.

Full story here. [1]