US Pledges to Defend Japan – Winds of War

China-Japan

For as much as the Japanese Press immediately printed the clarification that Abe misspoke regarding the tensions between China and Japan rising, the USA has come out stating that they would defend Japan. This subtle statement demonstrates what is really going on Behind the Curtain – yes the rising tensions are great.

China remembers the Japanese invasion and their loss of territory to Japan previously. This brews resentment just as there is still some resentment in Russia believe it or not toward the West that goes back to Napoleon and Hitler.

In the case of the United States, why is there no resentment toward Great Britain since it invaded the USA twice and even burned Washington, DC during the War of 1812? The lack of resentment in the USA toward Britain is largely due to the fact that the USA is a melting-pot and the bulk of the population came to America after these events from many European countries that had no such resentment toward Britain.

In the case of China and Russia, the resentment still lingers and is unlikely to vanish any time soon. During the Balkan wars of the 1990s, I was in a conversation with people from that region discussing the prospects for economic development after the war, when a justifying comment was made that the Muslims had massacred 600 Serbs. I asked when, for I assumed I must have missed that news. The response was 600 years ago. Memories outside of the USA go back centuries.