Some Americans are simply astronishingly stupid. Re-Arm Japan? They are
already arm to the teeth with their self defense force. A nuclear and US
military free Japan will be a huge challenge to American interest.
In any bookstore in Japan you will find dozens and dozens of Manga and
novels that promote the "dream" of revenge against the "hateful Americans"
in WWII. Japan may hate China, but their are neighbors. Japan knows that
China ain’t going anywhere. No matter how heavily armed, in a nuclear
world. Japan can’t intimadate China and it just hopes to stand its own
ground. The moment the US leaves, Japan will have a vastly different
foreign policy, one that is gurantee not to be friendly to the US. The
Japanese have long memories on the concept of revenge. Be careful what you
BTW most Chinese political and military analysts, while mistrustful of US
intentions, truly appreciate the role the US play in keeping Japan in check
even if they are allies. They believe that an US presence helps to decrease
Japan’s militant ambitions. I love to see if WikiLeak has any cables on the
US mistrust of Japan or the Chinese speaking candidly about the need of the
US in Japan.
The game is on. Who want to pull the trigger?, Who want to pull the string?
The Japanese? The Chinese? Us?
The game has always been on.
It started long before we were born and will still be played long after we
Mankind is insane.
postmark54 wrote: "[W]e conquer through sound business deals and we conquer
by not firing a single shot nor spilling a single drop of blood."
Now, if only China would extend that same philosophy to it’s own peoples,
like the Tibetans and the Uighurs.
And while China may not have spilled a single drop of blood, they are
certainly threatening the Taiwanese with the spilling of a massive number
of drops of blood if they should ever have the audacity to declare
I would also make a bet. In the not too distant future, China is going to
be in a pinch for natural resources and living space for its population and
will invade Siberia. My wager is that, in the next 25 years, China will
invade Siberia going as far as the Caspian Sea.
Poor Japanese government took lot of domestic flak for caving into China’s bellicose threats under US pressure over the imprisonment and release of a Chinese fishing boat captain. Instead of supporting Japanese claims over the disputed islands that led to the incident, US advised both Japan and China to settle their dispute peacefully.
There in lies the rub.
Will US fight with Japan against China if push came to shove over those islands? Will US risk China’s nuclear attack on US homeland to support Japanese claim over those islands?
Japan has to come to realize as India did that ultimately a country has to be prepared to fight for its own defense, including a nuclear war. Japan can NOT rely on US nuclear umbrella when US businesses are so dependent on Chinese goods and US government is so dependent on Chinese investments in US treasuries.
Japan has to develop its own nuclear defense if it wants to be considered a truly sovereign state in world community.
By relying on US nuclear umbrella for its own defense, Japan is allowing its own defense to be held hostage to whims of Washington.
And yet the Taleban is defeating you with slingshots!
Only in your propaganda press, LOL!
I think we have a pretty good kill ratio but what you clone’s don’t understand is that despite the tripe you read in the PPC (forced to read) LOL! We’re a nation of warriors and we like a good fight. Don’t let the American liberals fool you -- they’re a vast minority.
I was speaking of my hopes of us helping Japan rearm. You really wouldn’t want us mad at you -- but you already know this.
Are you joking? You seriously want Japan to re-arm? That is one of the causes of the problems in Asia!
Let’s recall history: The Japanese Holocaust killed more people than Hitler’s Holocaust! More than 3 million Koreans were killed, from both today what are the North and South. More than 10 million Chinese were killed. More than 1 million of a combined total were killed from Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Phillippeans. More than 20,000 people were slaughtered in Singapore in just the first few weeks after Japan rolled in.
That is why the agreements at the end of the war promised to give all of their captured territory back. They have no right to even Okinawa, any of the islands of the East Sea, or any other territory other than their 4 large islands. And even then, they should be occupied by a combined force consisting of China, Taiwanese China, South Korea, North Korea, and Russia. Once Japan has learned to teach its children the truth, and once they have learned to help clean up all of their old chemical munitions, then and only then can the think of re-normalization.
Germany is fine now, give Japan another 60 years, under occupation by China, Taiwanese China, South Korea, North Korea, and Russia. Have all of their stolen property set free and/or returned. Have they actually pay for their crimes. And then, we can see if they then are ready to re-arm.