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Korea Heating Up

This is no time for a war.  All I can say is, it’s lucky for Korea they have a competent military, because I wouldn’t want to depend on 1600 Pennsylvania to change the cat litter, let alone deal with the North Koreans.  Also, if Japan isn’t starting a crash program to develop nuclear weapons, they really should be.

11 Responses to “Korea Heating Up”

  1. mike w. says:

    Wouldn’t that be a bit difficult for the Japanese given the military limitations imposed upon them post WWII?

    N. Korea and Iran definitely see weakness in Obama and they’re capitalizing on it.

  2. Joe says:

    Considering that Japan has the manufactruring and engineering skills as well as producing very similar civilian electronic components and nuclear reactors, I’d say that they could produce bombs PDQ.

    Back in the 80’s this question came up and if I remember correctly US intelligence estimates were it would take them a few days at most if needed.

  3. Ian Argent says:

    I’d be shocked if they don’t have the necessary materiel, plans, and machine tools waiting.

  4. HeavenlySword says:

    You realize Japan is a nation with the most destroyed possible psychologies? That they have one of the highest rates of insanity?

    Have attempted genocide before, and unlike Germany, deny it or say ‘so what?’

    Now, I’m not sure whats this guy talking about Vikingness but he makes a fairly good argument for lobbing more nukes at Japan:

    http://www.arthurshall.com/x_2008_nuke_japan.shtml

  5. Sebastian says:

    The Viking stuff is a joke, because it’s a humor site.

  6. Sebastian says:

    I’m also fairly certain that capitalism has largely cured Japan of any notions of conquering the world. Money and greed are universal languages, and Japan has a lot more to gain through trade than through conquest. At least in the current state of world affairs. I don’t think their development of nuclear weapons is going to change that dynamic much. Japan with nuclear weapons doesn’t scare me — Iran and North Korea with nuclear weapons does. More importantly, Japan with nuclear weapons scares China, who are really the only ones who can pull the plug on the whole charade going on in North Korea.

  7. Cliff47 says:

    Rather than changing the kitty litter, I wonder who is taking the WH puppy for his daily walks. Could it be the Secret Service, but then, that’s probably (over)classified.

  8. Brass says:

    I oce asked a friend who is in-the-know on nuclear weapons how long it would take the Japanese to have a functioning weapon. He looked at his watch and said,”About lunch time.”

  9. Ian Argent says:

    The Japan of the 1930’s was killed by WWII and MacArthur. That’s abundantly clear if you have read any of the memoirs of the Japanese who lived through the times (I recommend Saburo Sakai’s autobiography, among others).

    At any rate, Japan’s geographical limitations make them unlikely to be able to be agressors any time soon. Their absolute dependency on imports makes them very vulnerable – that’s WHY it is so important to back them up against threats from other east asia countries.

  10. …and the winner is comment #6 – Japan should bomb North Korea with Toyota plants and schools that teach free-market economics.

  11. HeavenlySword says:

    I simply question any nation that proceeds to kill millions of people in multiple nations, enslave hundreds of thousands of women, and then attempt to cover it all up. Even today

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfort_women

    numbers are heavily understated, misrepresented, euphemised, blatantly denied.

    In the Sino-Japanese war, tens of millions of civilians died directly at the hands of the Japanese.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino_Japanese_War_(1937-1945)

    If you include deliberate starvation, biological warfare activities (dumping disease by aircraft), and just plain chaos, 78 million Chinese died during the war. However, many Japanese scholars claim this is unfair.

    Today, the ‘forgetting’ of World War II, the denial of many events such the Nanjing massacre/ Rape of Nanjing, the rise of Ultranationalist, ultra-militant parties, are not good signs.

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