In an interview yesterday with BBC U.S. Ambassador Thomas Schieffer,
when asked about the Japan-China-US relations said:
We are an Asian country too ........... BBC didn’t ask him to elaborate. We would like to know what he meant. Geographically? Racially? Culturally or historically? We bet he does not know the difference. When Stalin spoke to Japan over the radio sometime in the end of 1930’s he started with We Asians... which was correct both geographically and racially. He was an Asian and U.S.S.R. was an Asian nation as Russia still is.
We refuse to believe that U.S. Ambassador Thomas Schieffer meant it geographically (Hawaii is not Asia), racially or culturally, that would be a disaster, so we conclude that he must have meant it historically.
If so, that means the Philippines as US colony, the US missions in China and Boxer rebellion, the war against Japan, the support of the “Chinese Noriega” alias Chiang Kai-Shek, the Korean war, the Vietnam-Laos Cambodian wars . In that case we would like Mr Thomas Schieffer to add a few countries to his list of Asian nations.
In order of influence and superiority:
1. UK (self-evident)
8. Denmark (Trankebar)
To keep things in perspective it must not be forgotten that African nations are also:
It is more and more evident that George Bush put his oil-lawyer friend Thomas Schieffer in the Tokyo Ambassador chair because there is no oil in Japan, concluding that there he may not screw up.
by Gabor Fabricius
If Thomas Schieffer meant America being Asian pre-Columbus, he is right ........ racially, but not linguistically or culturally. Yes! It is a complicated world, especially when you come from Texas.
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