Home » 2012 Election, Asia-Pacific, Barack Obama, Economics, Liberty, North America, Social Movements, Socialism/Communism, Socialist Opinion Shapers

An American Descent Into Hell

Submitted by on June 12, 2011 – 8:22 pm EST25 Comments

NoisyRoom
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

iOwnTheWorld.com

It’s hard not to see the signs all around us that America has begun a cataclysmic downward spiral in finances and morality. It’s like watching a slow motion murderous wreck, all the while denying that it is actually occurring. I assure you, what is unfolding in the US now is all too real. It’s a reality that is about to smack Americans full frontal in the face and many will never even see it coming until it is way too late.

It is hard for me to imagine how people cannot see what is happening in finances and in politics in their own country. It is in the news if you look at all… It is on the Internet for all to see… It is whispered by many all around us if you just listen.

The stock market has gone down for the last 6 weeks in a row. And if stock futures are to be believed at all, things will not be good Monday morning this next week. The last time the stock market dropped seven weeks in a row was in 2001 when the dot.com bubble burst. I have said for a long, long time that the stock market is fiction and is being manipulated. But they are running out of ways to fake recovery and growth – they can’t hide forever just how bad things are about to become. We are in free fall economically and stand to not only enter another great depression, but a great, great depression in the next twelve months. Only this time, we don’t have manufacturing or a winnable war to bring us out of it. Obama has ensured that – he has masterfully implemented Cloward and Piven at every turn and we have just sat here allowing him to do it.

China claims that we are already defaulting on our debt and we are virtually owned by them. Between borrowing everything but our soul (and that may be included as well) and letting the Chinese in to build cities along with business, we are the prize fools on the planet. Our Asian overlords will come knocking to collect and considering the regard they hold us in, I don’t think it will be what our elites would consider ‘civilized.’

And as inflation and high gas prices are just clearing their throat, we are in for one hell of a ride. Jim Rogers lays it out:

“The debts that are in this country are skyrocketing,” he said. “In the last three years the government has spent staggering amounts of money and the Federal Reserve is taking on staggering amounts of debt.

“When the problems arise next time…what are they going to do? They can’t quadruple the debt again. They cannot print that much more money. It’s gonna be worse the next time around.”

Giddy up folks, because this fake ‘recovery’ is about to get very interesting indeed. And what will be even more enlightening is how Americans react to tough times coming our way. Gone are the days of our parents when it was a given that you helped your neighbor. The future in America is beginning to resemble more of a free-for-all. The Economic Collapse site has some pretty horrifying signs that we are in deep doo-doo indeed:

  • A wave of violence is sweeping Chicago. From Janet Tavakoli:

    This year, all hell has broken loose in downtown Chicago. Years of under-hiring have resulted in a police force that is unprepared for wildings and gang violence. Moreover, concealed carry in Chicago is illegal, unless one follows the Constitution.

    Tourists and residents have been attacked by mobs of youths on buses, on beaches, on bicycle paths, near the shops of the Magnificent Mile, and outside their homes. Mobs of shoplifters plagued “Mug Mile” stores.

  • If you don’t pay your student loans or debt, you may have a close encounter with a government agency wielding SWAT teams to enforce debt repayment.
  • Public fountains and playgrounds are now being utilized as toilets.
  • Cities are turning into war zones.
  • One of the most popular books in America right now is a “children’s book” entitled “Go The F*k To Sleep.”
  • You’ve got kids killing their parents over cell phones.
  • In New York City, a 32-year-old man was recently charged with sexually assaulting an 85-year-old woman.
  • James Carville is predicting widespread societal unrest in America:

    “You know, look — this is a humanitarian — you know, you’re smart enough to see this . . . People, you know, if it continues, we’re going to start to see civil unrest in this country. I hate to say that, but I think it’s imminently possible.”

  • Households that have a married couple in them with children have fallen to an all-time low – 20.2%.
  • Two dozen teens in Atlanta attacked flight attendants for no apparent reason:

    Their “Clockwork Orange” style blitz was over soon after it began. The teens boarded the train, headed to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, at the Garnett station a little after midnight seemingly intent on instilling fear. They succeeded.

    “There was blood everywhere, people were hollering and screaming,” a witness told Channel 2 Action News. “We were intimidated. People were terrified. People were trying to run. But there was nowhere to run.”

  • Indiana just broke up one of the largest child pornography rings ever discovered.
  • The FDA and EPA have gone power mad and are out of control. Recently, the FDA arrested Amish milk producers citing public safety. Cass Sunstein must be soooo proud.
  • In Florida, a 45-year-old Polk County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with strapping children to a desk and spanking them with sex toys. Beyond disgusting.
  • In Iowa, a man walked into his boss’s office and almost beat him to death. The boss was going to let the man go.
  • In Oklahoma, a 20 year-old woman killed the family cat to use its blood in a Lady Gaga costume.
  • McDonald’s held a national hiring day where almost a million Americans showed up to get jobs. There were riots in parking lots where people were beaten and run over. Multiple incidents.
  • All over the US, fights and beatings are breaking out at restaurants. Many are extremely vicious. Many involve teenage girls.
  • Mob robbing is taking hold all over the US. I noticed recently that a convenience store in Las Vegas where I lived a long time had this occur. Dozens of young people mob a store, take what they want and then leave. Organized mob theft.

Do you recognize America any more? I don’t… This isn’t the country I grew up in and it is not the country our founders envisioned by any means. What has happened to Americans? Progressivism, collectivism, socialism and Marxism have taken hold with deep roots. Faith and values have been ditched for the ‘me’ syndrome and violence. It won’t be long before the fabric of American society starts to rip asunder under the debilitating weight of entitlement. Normal life will spin wildly into violence and abhorrent decay unless we take hold and right our ship quickly. Even then we won’t be able to avoid a great deal of fallout. The question is will we fall all the way off the cliff to the rocks or break our landing in the bushes?

Some say that the mark of nobility is the ability to compromise. I contend it is exactly the opposite. To stand nobly, is to fight for what you believe in. With everything you have if need be, no holds barred. It is a test that patriots all throughout America will have to confront. A choice will have to be made – I fear our lives and our family’s lives will depend upon it. We will have to stand for American freedom and our principles or be consumed and absorbed into a governmental machine with a dictator at the helm. Do you really think Barack Obama will allow us to get all the way to the elections in 2012 if he feels he can’t win? Any major catastrophe will do in order to come down hard on Americans. Obama will gleefully spin the current propaganda release while America descends into hell. Better to rule in Hell and all that…

Here is Obama’s mentor Saul Alinsky’s dedication to his own book – I’m sure it is Obama’s sentiment as well:

“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer

25 Comments »

  • Jeff Daniel says:

    Great article and right on the mark. It should be read by everyone. It needs a Beck or Limbaugh mention.

  • Indeed the land of ours is becoming undone; this is the end results of the progressives agenda to undermind and collapse the system. They need the pressure to build to such a degree that we will call on them, or scream for them, to solve the problem at the cost of our freedoms and our being a Republic passing into Socialism for the rest of time.

    Unless WE the PEOPLE make the steps happen to stop this madness, then it is indeed end game.

  • Matt says:

    Indeed, a brilliant article. EVERYONE MUST READ THIS.
    Send it to everyone you know, and DO IT NOW. Tomorrow might be too late.

    P.S. I second the mention by Beck, Rush, etc., we should definitely send this to them as well.

  • I’ve saved this to my Facebook page and recommend that you cross post it to Conservative Club on WordPress.

    It’s a plain fact of life that many of the expat Americans I know have no intention of ever returning to the United States.

    It’s hard to blame them when you read articles like this.

  • culturecrash says:

    An economic collapse seems imminent. The financial system is infested with corruption. So is the political system – if it’s even fair to distinguish between the two. Mainstream media has deceptively reported economic recovery for two years and discredited any experts, like Jim Rogers, who dared say otherwise. In the past two weeks their story has changed. Jim Rogers is back in fashion. Could it be collapse is on a short timeline? The bigger concern, as the author addresses, is what will take its place. The collapse has been delayed long enough to plan for continuance of a government that has exhibited contempt and irrelevance for its productive citizens. That’s the greater nightmare.

  • PJ says:

    Its the people from the small places that will be the backbone of this nation when the economy fails. They are connected with their neighbors and care about them. When all is collapsing in the cities, the small town people and the country people will stick together and not only survive, but thrive, because they are a community.

    Our cities are in great trouble. Anyone with eyes to see and the means to do so will be bailing out soon. I live near a mid-sized city and there is a great deal of tension there. There is so much unemployment and lots of young men with nothing constructive to do. It won’t take much to set off riots there. What they don’t understand is they will be harming their own communities more than anything else.

    As for morality, it is a creature that can still be found! For every horor story you listed, I can list a positive one where someone helped his neighbor. We have concentrated our media on reporting crime, so that is what we hear. Yes, what you listed are terrible crimes, but they are not the norm.

    Trevor, don’t write off America just yet. God-fearing patriots are here! We will take our nation back.

    • Torrin says:

      I agree with your sentiment, 100%. But I have to draw your final line into question. God-fearing? No offense to god, or his worship, but since when did that equate morality. Some of the greatest depravities have been commited in the name of god. The great crusade, a bloody, drawnout, and purposeless war financed by the church. And need I cite 9/11, one of the most poignant acts of Jihadism in recent history. The gods name changes but it is god nonetheless. The focus should not be on morality motivated by religion but morality for the sake of mankind. Don’t mistake me for a hater of religion, I have gone to church and I read the bible. I simply believe that while morality is an action taken because of a carrot (in this case Heaven) dangled in front of us, the world will never improve.

  • frank says:

    Consider the following metafor:

    The “Ship of State”, owned and operated by the “People” of the United States and their Constitutional “Posterity”, has been authorized by the 14th Amendment to pick up “hitchhikers”.

    Now there are so many hichhikers on board that they think the “Ship” belongs to them.

    They are mutinying and trying to throw the “Ship’s” owners and paying passengers overboard.

    We now have a “hitchhiker” in the Captain’s cabin who threatens to “CHANGE” the direction and destination of the Ship to suit his own alien self serving purposes.

    This country is what our Founders intended it to be. “The intent of the legislators constitutes the law”. That “intent” is preserved in a Constitution. This country was not founded for its “hitchhikers”, they have been adopted into it after-the-fact as a privilege and act of generousity.

    “Nations” are founded upon principles of UNITY, not diversity; a house divided against itself cannot stand. “Diversity” is a “divide and conquer” stategy.

    Our national motto is “Out of many, ONE”, not dividing the ONE into many. The “hitchhikers” adopted into the fabric of mainstream America are expected to acknowledge, respect, and abide by, the founding principles laid down by our Founders. Nationalized foreigners are required to swear an oath to support OUR Constitution. They are expected to leave all their foreign baggage at the door on their way in and become Americans upon entry.

    When you have a “pluralistic” society of antagonistic “diverse” groups who all hate each other, what do you think will happpen? We are now witnessing the direct consequense of “diversity”.

  • Fern says:

    I live in a smaller city – I haven’t noticed big changes here so much as the little things – people are a lot less courteous in shopping situations (grocery stores, Walmart, etc) and in traffic – they don’t look out for anyone except themselves. Last week a man on a motorcycle threatened me as I was driving on the main road near my neighborhood. The only thing I had done was drive correctly….he’s the one who ran the red light! Scary….sadly, I think it is only going to get worse.

  • Good article—I will link to it from my Old Jarhead blog. Most people don’t believe it, because they are ignorant of both history and economics. Citizens of other vanished political systems, from the Roman Republic to the USSR, doubtless thought they, to would last forever. Obama is not solely to blame for this—we all are. But he has certainly accelerated the downward spiral. Given that I have Pulmonary Fibrosis, an eventually-terminal illness, I thought I’d sneak out ahead of the worst of it. But now I’m not so sure—it’s picking up speed.

    Robert A. Hall
    Author: The Coming Collapse of the American Republic
    (All royalties go to a charity to help wounded veterans)

  • SubVet says:

    IF…we don’t see hyperinflation…I will be shocked. But then the Chinese will be holding the bag for a bunch of Monopoly money. The only place our ‘funnymoney’ dollars will be worth a shit will be in the US. So they will start buying up farmland and food processing plants. They will then send everything grown here to China, while populating the farms and food plants with Chinese ‘managers’ who just happen to have a part-time in the Chinese Army. They then just take us over from the inside out without firing a shot.
    If ObamaNation wins again, the world markets for dollars will collapes, then our economy will collapes, and in a matter of days it will be everyone for themselves.
    It might be nice to have some gold, but 22LR ammo and bottled water will be much more valuable. Of course a 22 isn’t much of a match for a Xuanlong assault rifle. But by then, there won’t be much worth saving.
    Oh well it was a nice 200 year run. I hope the first person shot is our fearless Omabanation.

  • Joy says:

    I’m lucky to live in a smaller town in a mid-sized area contiguous with 5 other cities – and, except for gang activities in a more distant part of this territory (yes, it’s in SoCal), life is OK, except, of course, for the bad economy, which has affected tourism, jobs, housing and everything else. But the dangers of living in a big metropolitan area seem far away by comparison. This is not to say that we are crime-free; to the contrary, but the overall atmosphere here is less tense and less frenetic that in LA or San Diego (our nearest big metropolises).

    But eventually, of course, we may all be victims of a failed economy – NONE of us can exist outside the exchange of goods & services and the money with which to pay for them.

    God help us all!

  • ARCHANGEL says:

    The “American CONSTITUTIONAL Republic” like the mythical Phoenix will rise out of the ashes of the coming conflagration, have no doubt about that! Those that seek to destroy our “CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC” will be dealt with as harshly as the “PATRIOTS” dealt with the “TORRES” during our first revolution. Jefferson warned everyone, “THAT FROM TIME TO TIME, THE TREE OF LIBERTY MUST BE WATERED WITH THE BLOOD OF TYRANTS AND PATRIOTS ALIKE” and it appears now, that his warning, inevitably, will at long last come to fruition!
    When it is time, “Cry Havoc, And Let Slip The Dogs Of War”.

  • JR says:

    It’s already here and going on. I’m in Texas, and Texas lags behind the trends of the nation economically. But here in Texas the manufacturing was hit, just like the rest of the country. Being an industrial accountant, I have been unemployed now over a year. Like elsewhere in the country am loosing everything, everything I worked hard for and suffered to get for nearly 50 years.

    Sometimes wish death would sweep in and take me, good thing I’m not suicidal. Among my feelings in life, I always felt I was standing for Freedom and the Constitution. Seeing what the greed/power driven have done to this country turns my stomach.

    • Don Sims says:

      Hang in there JR, there’s going to be one hell of a storm that will cleanse DC and then the sun will shine.

    • sha44ss says:

      We are all suffering JR- some have lost more than others. Where there is a will there is a way- if you have to go sweep floors or deliver newspapers or wash dishes & pinch pennies you can claw your way back up. Go to a local Chruch of your choice and Pray and Help and God will answer. God Bless you. I am thinking of you.

    • jon smith says:

      You mind as well take advantage of the govt while it is still going

    • glennbeckislucifer says:

      Of course Texas lags behind the rest of the nation, it is run by and occupied by neanderthal Republicans like yourself.

      If I had a god I’d pray to him that you are suicidal. May the Republicans of Texas and every other state realize the grave mistake they have made in not yet wishing death upon themselves.

      Fuck you and your ignorant followers, you scum of humanity.

  • Joseph (Charlotte NC) says:

    We witnessed a mob robbery on the local television news here in Charlotte, North Carolina over the Memorial Day weekend. It was caught on the store’s video tape. Blacks by the score rampaged into a downtown store and trashed the place stealing everything they could get there hands on. A store employee attempted to lock the door but was grabbed and pushed away and the door was kept unlocked by the thugs. This happened during an annual NASCAR block party event called Speedweek. Interestingly, NASCAR fans are overwhelmingly white, but that didn’t stop the opportunistic gangs of thugs from their activites. In another spontaneous incident of violence during Speedweek, a seemingly innocent black man of ~21 years of age was shot in the head and killed in the street during what has been described as “a gang related riot”. Following heavy news coverage of the shooting incident and a not inappropriate high level of public outrage, the alleged murder suspect turned himself in 6 days after the incident proclaiming his innocence. During the 6 days following the murder, this suspect was allegedly involved in a car jack robbery. It is alleged that what appears to have been the murder weapon was used by this suspect during that car jacking. While these sorts of incidents are difficult to defend against, I predict the detroitification of larger American cities will be the consequence. Decent folks have tended to avoid downtown and Charlotteans will now do so in ever increasing numbers. These thugs know that they will not be tolerated where their numbers are below the tipping point of 40%. Studies have demonstrated that they remain restrained below 40% of the crowd. Once the tipping point is exceeded, however, they seem subject to a spirit of mob violence. Decent folks would be wise to avoid any such public gathering, at least until we can take our country back. And that we will do . . . in 2012. Mark my words. Meanwhile, support the NRA and keep you powder dry and handy.

  • jodie kelly molisa says:

    They are an inalienable part of China’s territory according to historical facts and international law; Japan’s claim untenable

    Situated in the East China Sea, due east of Fujian province and northeast of Taiwan, the Diaoyu Islands are the farthest eastern islands of China. They are about 190 nautical miles from the Dongshan Island of Fujian province, 90 nautical miles to the northeast of Keelung city of Taiwan, and 78 nautical miles from the Yunaguni Island of the Ryukyu Islands. The Diaoyu Islands refer to a group of islands that include the main one, Diaoyu Island, and some smaller islands and reefs like Huangwei Island, Chiwei Island, Beixiao Island, Nanxiao Island and three other islets. They are scattered in a sea area at 123 degrees 20 minutes ~ 124 degrees 45 minutes east longitude and 25 degrees 44 minutes ~ 26 degrees north latitude, covering a total land area of 6.5 square kilometers. The surrounding waters of the islands have rich fishing resources and have long been an important fishing ground for people in Fujian and Taiwan of China since ancient times. The well-known Emery Report pointed to the existence of abundant oil and natural gas resources on the continental shelf of the East China Sea.

    (1) The Diaoyu Islands are an inalienable part of China territory.

    China was the first country that discovered and explored the Diaoyu Islands and obtained sovereignty by occupation. Since ancient times, the Chinese have fished, collected medicinal herbs and sought shelters on these islands and in their surrounding waters. No later than the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the islands had been discovered, explored and named by the Chinese. Ancient Chinese books, such as the Book on Voyage Routes and the Voyage with a Tail Wind, kept a complete record of the navigation routes used by Chinese fishermen in this sea area. Due to the natural conditions at sea and the possession of technology such as ship-building at that time, only the Chinese military and civilians could reach the islands during the monsoon season. They navigated through the islands and sought haven there in stormy weather. They carried out economic activities such as fishing, collecting herbs and picking fruits. For about five centuries until 1895, China had never been interfered in its exercise of these rights.

    One cannot speak of the Diaoyu Islands without mentioning Ryukyu Kingdom. Ryukyu Kingdom was a vassal state of the Ming and Qing dynasties to which it paid tributes, while the latter sent envoys to grant honorific titles to the kings in Ryukyu in recognition of their rule. The Diaoyu Islands were on the navigation route from China’s mainland to Ryukyu Kingdom. Chinese officials on mission to Ryukyu all referred to these islands as their navigation marks. They put down in the official documents such as the Record of the Mission to Ryukyu with detailed descriptions of their voyages through the Diaoyu Island, Huangwei Island and Chiwei Island and repeatedly confirmed the boundary between China and Ryukyu. Historical facts tell us that the Diaoyu Islands do not fall into the domain of Ryukyu. China’s historical records and official documents all show that it was the Chinese people who first discovered, developed and utilized the Diaoyu Islands. According to the international law of that time, discovery means occupation and occupation means obtainment of territorial sovereignty. Therefore, China obtained sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands by occupation.

    The Chinese government exercised effective rule and administration, and strengthened its sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands. Successive Chinese governments all included the Diaoyu Islands into the confines of China’s territory and exercised sovereignty and effective rule by taking measures to develop, utilize and administer the islands. In 1171, General Wang Dayou guarding Fujian established military camps on Penghu Islands and sent officers to station in the islands. Taiwan and its affiliated islands including the Diaoyu Islands were under the military command of Penghu and, in terms of administration, they were under Jinjiang of Quanzhou, Fujian province. Both the Ming and Qing dynasties incorporated the Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands into their territory and designated them as part of the maritime defense areas. The Book on Managing the Sea (1562, Ming Dynasty) and Imperial Map of Chinese and Foreign Lands (1863, Qing Dynasty) made clear descriptions about the area. Historical facts show that the Chinese government has administered the Diaoyu Islands in various ways and effectively exercised and strengthened its sovereignty over the Islands.

    (2) Japan’s arguments about its claim of sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands are untenable.

    There are mainly two legal arguments that Japan has evoked to justify its occupation of the Diaoyu Islands: First, occupation of so-called terra nullius, second, acquisition by prescription (prescriptio acquisitive). Both arguments are untenable.

    By international law, the object of occupation shall be limited to terra nullius. Terra nullius refers to land which has never been subject to the sovereignty of any state or over which any prior sovereign state has expressly or implicitly relinquished sovereignty. The fact is that Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands have been subject to the sovereignty of the Chinese government as its sea defense area since the Ming Dynasty. They are an inalienable part of China’s territory. Due to the inhospitable natural environment, these islands are not permanently inhabited and fishermen only take up abode on these islands for seasonal activities. But having no permanent residents does not make these islands terra nullius. The Diaoyu Islands are not terra nullius. They are China’s territory. The Japanese government and society are well aware of this fact. The official archives of the Japanese government and documents and correspondence of Japanese officials all record and give evidence to this. For example, in the letter to Home Minister Aritomo Yamagata, then Japanese Foreign Minister Kaoru Inoue wrote in explicit terms that these islands had already been given Chinese names by the Qing government and that the Japanese government had been admonished by the Qing government for coveting these islands. Since the Diaoyu Islands are not terra nullius, Japan’s so-called occupation is non-existent. Ex injuria jus non oritur (A legal right or entitlement cannot arise from an unlawful act or omission) is a fundamental principle of international law. Japan’s so-called occupation is mala fide, illegal and unjustifiable; it therefore does not have the legal effect as what may arise from occupation recognized by international law.

    The other argument that Japan presents is “long and continuous effective administration”, that is, to obtain sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands based on acquisition by prescription (prescriptio acquisitive).

    “Acquisition by prescription” of territory has been all along an extremely disputable issue in international law. Those against it totally deny the legitimacy of prescription as a way to obtain territory. They are of the view that this is “merely a legal argument serving expansionist countries for occupying others’ territories”. Those for it see prescription as a way to obtain territory, it is defined as “the acquisition of sovereignty over a territory through continuous and undisturbed exercise of sovereignty over it, and during such a period as is necessary to create under the influence of historical development the general conviction that the present condition of things is in conformity with international order.” International judicial practice has never clearly confirmed the status of “prescription” as an independent way to acquire territory. As for the exact time span of the “period as is necessary”, international law has no final verdict to make it 50 years or 100 years.

    If we put aside the legitimacy of “acquisition by prescription” and merely examine the key factors, it is clear that both the Chinese central government and the Taiwan local authority have been firm, explicit and consistent on issues concerning China’s sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands and in opposing Japan’s attempt to steal them. They have launched protests, especially diplomatic protests, against official and government-supported civilian activities, including setting up a lighthouse on the Diaoyu Island by Japanese right-wingers, “nationalizing” the lighthouse by the Japanese government, paying the “rent” for land on the Diaoyu Islands to those so-called non-governmental owners, and submitting a chart specifying the so-called baselines of the territorial sea of the Diaoyu Islands to the United Nations by the Japanese government. Japan can never gain legitimate rights over the Diaoyu Islands through occupation no matter how long it may last.

    (3) Agreements between Japan and the United States cannot grant Japan sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands.

    In the wake of World War II, the Cairo Declaration and the Potsdam Proclamation, the outcome of the Anti-fascist victory clearly defined the territory of Japan. According to the Cairo Declaration issued by China, the US and the UK in December 1943, their purpose is that “Japan shall be stripped of all the islands in the Pacific which she has seized or occupied since the beginning of World War I in 1914, and that all the territories Japan has stolen from the Chinese” shall be restored to China. “Japan will also be expelled from all other territories which she has taken by violence and greed”.

    The Potsdam Proclamation issued in 1945 reaffirmed that “the terms of the Cairo Declaration shall be carried out and Japanese sovereignty shall be limited to the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and such minor islands as we determine”. On Jan 29, 1946, the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers Instruction No 667 explicitly stipulated the range of the Japanese territory, which included the four major islands of Japan (Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku) and the approximately 1,000 smaller adjacent islands, including the Tsushima Islands and the Ryukyu Islands north of 30 degrees north latitude. The delimitation of the Japanese territory by the Cairo Declaration and the Potsdam Proclamation is clear-cut. The Diaoyu Islands are not included in the Japanese territory in any way.

    On Sept 8, 1951, Japan and the US concluded the San Francisco Peace Treaty in the absence of China and the Soviet Union, two victorious countries in the war against Japan, putting Nansei Shoto south of 29 degrees north latitude (including the Ryukyu Islands and the Daito Islands) under the US trusteeship. The Diaoyu Islands were not mentioned in the treaty, nor by the Japanese government’s later explanations thereof. On Dec 25, 1953, the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands issued the Civil Administration Proclamation No 27 on the geographical boundaries of the Ryukyu Islands and defined the areas administered by the US government and the Ryukyu Civil Administration as the islands, islets, atolls, rocks and territorial waters along 24 degrees north latitude and 122 degrees east longitude. This proclamation included the Diaoyu Islands, China’s territory, into their areas of administration. These islands were also included in the areas to be returned to Japan under the Japan-US Okinawa Reversion Agreement signed on June 17, 1971. The Japanese government takes the above-mentioned agreement as the legal ground for its claim of territorial sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands.

    On Dec 30, 1971, the Chinese Foreign Ministry pointed out in its statement that “the incorporation by the United States and Japan of China’s Diaoyu and other islands into the area of reversion under the Okinawa Reversion Agreement is totally illegal. It does not in any way change the territorial sovereignty of the People’s Republic of China over the Diaoyu and other islands”. The US government also stated that returning the administrative authority over these islands gained from Japan to Japan does not in any way undermine relevant sovereign claim. The United States cannot increase the legal right Japan had prior to its handover of the administrative authority over these islands to China, nor can it undermine the right of other claimants because of the return of the administrative authority to Japan. All the conflicting claims over these islands are issues that should be resolved by the parties concerned among themselves. On Sept 11, 1996, US State Department spokesperson Nicholas Burns said further that the US neither recognizes nor supports any country’s sovereign claim over the Diaoyu Islands.

    On Sept 1951, the Chinese government issued a statement regarding the San Francisco Peace Treaty signed by the US and Japan without the involvement of the Chinese people and the lawful government of China. It pointed out the illegal nature of the treaty. The “trusteeship” and “reversion” deriving from the treaty included the Diaoyu Islands, thus violating China’s territorial sovereignty and becoming the source of the territorial dispute between China and Japan. The San Francisco Peace Treaty and other relevant documents have no right to cover or determine the ownership of the Chinese territory, and cannot have any legal judgment that extends the sovereignty of Diaoyu Islands to Japan.

    The Diaoyu Islands are an inalienable part of China’s territory. The so-called administrative authority the US “got from” and “returned to” Japan is unjustified. Japan’s claim over the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands on that basis has no legal ground in international law.

    Conclusion

    Japan has never given up its attempt to gain sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands. It first destroyed China’s markings on the islands, then renamed the islands, and built a heliport and other facilities. In recent years, Japan went even further. It abetted what it called “civilian actions” to create a fait accompli of “actual control” of the Diaoyu Islands, followed by government renting and “takeover” actions. All this aim to pave the legal grounds for its occupation of the Diaoyu Islands and gradually win recognition from the international community. However, Japan’s claim to sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands and its encroachment are illegal in the first place. Therefore, its carefully designed “government actions” have no legal ground and do not constitute the execution of state power. They never had, and will never have, any legal effect.

    Article II of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone promulgated in 1992 makes clear that the Diaoyu Islands and other islands are Chinese territory, and reaffirms the legality of China’s ownership of them. In 2009, a Chinese marine surveillance and law enforcement ship was sent to the Diaoyu Islands in repudiation of Japan’s “acquisition by prescription”. This was also a concrete action of China’s exercise of sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands.

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.