Tuesday, July 24, 2018

It's heating Up in Japan...and Geopolitically Speaking also

Scene from RT of Sakhalin Island

Just yesterday, in my bi-weekly CawRANT Events, I mused about weather manipulation generally and the current "scorching" heat wave in Japan in particular.  As is my want, I cynically connected the dots between Japan's Heat wave and it perhaps running behind on its extortion payments to the global climate manipulators....or, perhaps voicing too strong an opposition to the ongoing American military occupation of Japan that has been going on since the end of WWII, way back in the mid 1940's.

Well, even the greencrow was surprised to find out so soon after publishing my post...the likely reason that Japan has been "targeted" with nasty weather. Please read the following report, which I found on the blog SOTT.net but which originally appeared in RT.  It's titled "Putin orders government to build world's longest bridge".  And, at the very end of the report, it adds the following very intriguing quote:

"...In an even more ambitious project, Russia earlier proposed building a bridge connecting Japan's Hokkaido to the south of Sakhalin Island. The two bridges would make Japan a continental state."

So, what this is all about is that Russia/Putin has been talking with Japan for some time about a long simmering territorial dispute between the two nations over some islands off their mutual coast. Putin, as is HIS want, wants to turn the dispute into a case of "win/win" for both nations. In the past, he's brought up the idea of turning one of the disputed islands into a "Free Trade" zone, like Hong Kong.

But the above notion of building a 580 km bridge [which will be the longest bridge in the world] joining the Russian island of Sakhalin to the Russian mainland, is a concept that I never heard of before.  The additional concept of joining Japanese territory to Russian territory via another bridge is astonishing and geopolitically earthshaking.  Ya gotta hand it to Putin...the grand chessmaster sure keeps them hopping.  He does love his "win/win".  I'm also wondering what became of Putin's offer to help Japan clean up Fukushima.  I read yesterday that the water off the Fukushima coast is safe enough to swim in.  Could Russia have already started helping Japan?  Now, you don't expect to read about THAT in the M$M, do you?

You can just imagine [and I know my readers have developed great imaginations] what the ZioAtlantacist perps think about an idea like a land bridge between Russia, Japan and the Russian mainland.  Russia and Japan working on a huge project to join them geographically, AND connect Japan to the "Silk Road" concept that China and Russia have joined forces on....which, dontchaknow, includes oil and gas pipelines????  Japan entered WWII because it was going to be cut off from oil supplies by the West.  It's totally dependent on foreign oil.  Having a steady supply from Russia would end that dependency on the West....  We're talking a LOT of soiled nappies here.

No Wonder It's suddenly scorching hot in Japan!

Note:  Interesting how Putin is focused on bridges while Trump is focused on Walls.


Anonymous said...

Ed(itor) asks "Have you ever played the old Milton-Bradely game Shogun?”





"Clearly, logistics is the hard part of fighting a war."
- Lt. Gen. E. T. Cook, USMC, November 1990

"Gentlemen, the officer who doesn't know his communications and supply as well as his tactics is totally useless."
- Gen. George S. Patton, USA

"Bitter experience in war has taught the maxim that the art of war is the art of the logistically feasible."
- ADM Hyman Rickover, USN

"Forget logistics, you lose."
- Lt. Gen. Fredrick Franks, USA, 7th Corps Commander, Desert Storm

"Amateurs talk about tactics, but professionals study logistics."
- Gen. Robert H. Barrow, USMC (Commandant of the Marine Corps) noted in 1980

greencrow said...

Thanks for this comment, Ed(itor). No, I never got into the habit of playing board games or computer games. I've always wanted to learn chess, tho. Not as a game but just to understand the premises behind it, which can be applied geopolitically.

Chess is on my bucket list.

Anonymous said...

Chess is a great game, but there are others, some simpler and some so complex as to drive you crazy. If we're going to consider Eurasian politics, we should be talking about the game of Go. I played Diplomacy as a kid, and Shogun is a lot like that in that it involves shifting alliances and also accounts for supply. I played a series of Avalon Hill games (war, wilderness survival, auto racing, yacht racing, railroad management, etc.) as a teen. I re-crested an entire NFL season using a game developed by an NFL QB with a doctorate in math and computer science; it taught me to see things in terms of opponent's tendencies, to learn how he plays the game. I re-created an entire 24-hour long version of Le Mans. Eventually I moved to SPI games and focused on the Battle of the Bulge, which led to reading lots of military history, strategy, etc. The book by Sir B.H. Liddell-Hart on the art of the indirect approach is still a classic. Everyone must own at least two translations of Sun Tzu. But playing over 50 experiences with the Bulge (an event that took over two weeks and involved the movement of half a million soldiers) taught me about logistics, movement, time, and enabled me to master and teach the art of mass casualty incident response, which is akin to taking a cluster-phuque and turning it into an origami scultpture. Games teach.

Anonymous said...

From really recent Pentagon promotion vehicle:

“A new command and control system Lockheed is selling to an unnamed international customer includes automated “enemy intent analysis.” So, the Diamond Shield system takes the enormous amount of data gathered by the system, uses Artificial Intelligence to analyze it and tells commanders what it thinks the enemy will do…..”


“… The Heritage Foundation, one of the few Washington organizations that the Trump Administration doesn’t sneer at, has published the first in a series of papers designed to help the US military remake itself. Dakota Wood, the author, make the points above and argues convincingly that the Defense Department should do lots of war games, take the lessons from them and experiment, experiment, experiment…..”


greencrow said...

Hi Anonymous:

What about upgrading the math and technology levels in the Western education systems. And stop teaching the kids lies about man "landing on the moon and returning to earth" back in 1969....and other crapola like that?