OWLS AND ISLANDS, NAMAZU's PERSONAL FRIEND VIC SOCOTRA POSTED SOME SERIOUS NEWS ON THE ISLAND DISPUTES.
|The China/ Japan./Taiwan Disputed Senkakus Image by U.S.Department of Energy|
We've said it before if you don't read your Daily Socotra you could miss something important. The Vic Socotra mind works in strange and eclectic ways but its interior workings are based on some uncommon but serious information from well known and respected as well as strange and far from public sources. The emerging synthesis may take a long way around to be clearly stated but once its out there it can be jaw dropping. Case in point the a recent daily post titled Islands and Owls . Vic wakes up noting that Snowy owls have been sighted on K street in Washington DC far south of their normal range. There is some grossing about the weather and then he compares the out of normal range owls with the Chinese push for total ownership of the China Seas. Interesting comparison but this is vintage Vic, you know something mind boggling is coming. It seems that the owls appear blithely unaware of the potential implications of their departure from their home turf where after the Arctic Vortexes of this winter are through having their way, their natural camouflage will become a distinct disadvantage.
Then Vic reports on an obscure (to most American's but not information junkies like Vic) conference in Switzerland. In the process of telling us about the conference he drops a couple of information bombs. The first was a quote from a Chinese official concerning the island dispute with Japan reportedly publicly uttered at the conference:
"He said when the mike got around to a prominent Chinese official, he opined that the biggest deal was the Diaoyus, and that the PRC just ought to take them back in a military occupation."
Then Vic drops this quote of a tweet from Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times about an interview with Shinzo Abe, Japan's Prime Minister.
(China and Japan) are "now are in a “similar situation” to UK and Germany before 1914.”
Finally Vic links all his thoughts of the morning into one profound statement, though glib as advertised : "I don’t know if the quote is accurate or not. But to the degree that the PM of Japan and highly ranked Chinese officials seem to concur, I have to agree with Mr. Blodget’s assessment. It is enough to scare the crap out of people.
I am no snowy owl, but I know when a habitat is about to change."If you have been following our "HOW FAR WILL THE DRAGON" SWIM POSTS AND OUR OTHER COVERAGE OF THE CHINA SEAS DISPUTE YOU REALLY NEED TO READ THIS FROM THE DAILY SOCOTRA
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