Russia's Putin to visit Japan, ties with Tokyo warming

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carlmartel wrote:

Russia has no trouble selling oil and gas to Japan, but Russia is a member of the SCO with China and four central Asian nations. They prepare for possible conflicts with muslim rebels in central Asia after the US and NATO leave in 2014. Russia won’t risk its alliance with China over Japan because Tokyo can’t send divisions of troops and squadrons of planes to replace China’s forces. Japan can’t make and transport enough supplies nor build enough roads, railroads, and airports to ease logistics in central Asia. Buying oil and gas is one thing, but Japan can’t help Russia with its security in the same manner and at the same level as China.

Feb 08, 2014 3:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JamVee wrote:

If we don’t, at least, feel Russia out about being any ally, instead of an opponent, we are missing a “once in a lifetime” opportunity! I think,if you’d give Putin some respect a much larger, and surprising level of cooperation is possible!

We can deal with them on the major issues, and leave the social problems for later. Dammit, stop stumbling over some of these smaller issues. There is time for them, when we have some levels of cooperation. It does more harm than good to our own internal best interests, to continually criticise Russia over issues that we don’t even have under control in the US. Gimme A Break!

Feb 08, 2014 5:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
f00 wrote:

When stumping for homosexual “rights” becomes a feature of US foreign policy, you know the US has achieved sick joke status.

Feb 08, 2014 8:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
averym wrote:

Looks like at least some countries in the world can see through the media smokescreen and get actual business done.

Feb 09, 2014 9:26am EST  --  Report as abuse
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