Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Obama’s War-I

While the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the northeast region of Japan (GEJE), the tragedy has taken the attention away from the Middle East uprisings. Saudi Arabia has sent its troops to Bahrain to crackdown on anti-government protesters (Reuter 14 March 2011). Ironically, no western government, including the United States, has condemned action by Saudi Arabia (double-standard again). As the uprisings spread into Libya, the western media and governments began to call the leader of Libya (i.e., Qaddafi) to resign. The US convinced both China and Russia not to veto the UN resolution which allows the international community to attack sovereign nation Libya. Once Obama got the UN resolution, he began to launch more than 112 Tomhawk Cruise missiles ($1.0-1.5 million a piece) in the first hour (ABC News, 19 March 2011), along with Western nations (French and the U.K.). By the end of March, the US has spent near a billion dollars in bombing Libya. Currently, both the US and Western nations do not have deep pockets anymore. Therefore, the more the Obama war is continued, the more the deeper the US goes into deficit. The leader of Libya does not have a place to go; he might fight to the end. The question is, “will the US put its ground troops into Libya?” 
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