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Published: Thursday, Sept. 13 2012 8:58 p.m. MDT

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don17
Temecula, CA

What a better time to test America's resolve and the strength of President Obama! While the president flounders with Middle East Failures the mice do play!

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

If you have ever been to this area, there is nothing to fight about. China is just testing Japan. No sense to create something that does not have to happen.

JimInSLC
Salt Lake City, UT

What would our reaction be if chinese americans that own property in the US sold it to China? I suspect that it would not be taken kindly. As far as I know that is illegal.

The question here is "did the so-called owners own the rights to the island? Check records to see how/when it was acquired. And under the terms that they acquired it is it legal for them to sell to a nation?

Each country would like to claim it as it would extend the boundaries of the teritorial waters of the country that possesses it. I look at them and see big rocks in the water, they see fishing and possible mineral rights to a lot more ocean.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Boxer rebellions of 1898 - 1901 with foreign interests? Or is it a test of the American will power in already a weak diplomatic power of the United States of America? With the priority of Obamacare Healthcare plan in 2009, he forgot about the world with Mrs. Clinton in charge of the State Department. He was too interested in social changes of hope and change in the world of Obama's game. As a international power, we have eroded so much in 4 years and not just due to economics with a Secretary of the Treasury appointed who didn't pay taxes. The Panetta Department of Defense is another erosion people need to look at when voting in November 2012. We are not a political or international power in the world. We have been eroded to a position of weakness. Secretary Clinton comes out with words this week but not about political standing but about social cultures and a B or C class video. We are striking at the wrong door. We need look at our leaders' values and ask if they are our values. It takes knocking on our leaders' doors to get answers. They represent us to the world.

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

nice how every international incident no matter who dies or how much the US has to do with it has become a launching point for the far right to try to find some way to launch into yet another incoherent attack on Obama.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

If China owns some of our national debt money, then they own some of the United States of America, potentially. We have yet to deal with that issue, directly. Foreclosure? That is what the mortgage companies and banks do. We don't announce everything China does against us for various reasons. Japan and China and Korea have a lot of years, centuries that they have had problems. Our country is only 2 1/2 centuries old so we still have a lot to learn about retreading the past.

History is good to know what may happen in the future. Vulcanizing is one form of retreading and hope and change is not what people thought it was from four years ago. They were hoping for good changes and that hasn't necessarily happened, yet.

Japan and China have years and centuries of relationships and not all of them good for each other and Korea has been a part of that process in the same time frames.

We have been the balancing country over the past 66 years after WWII but the Korean, Vietnam and Iraqi conflicts have shown we have still a lot to learn about our policies and procedures now.

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