The Japanese appear to be ratcheting up their defenses with Shinzo Abe declaring Japan has the right to “first strike” against North Korea but Japan simultaneous stated it doesn’t have the capability. That seems to be a message to Washington. The US will probably not respond in too significant a way since the US hasn’t really done anything in the last 10 years to curb North Korea’s seemingly aggressive behavior more recently launching a series of missiles. With this threat by Japan declaring “first strike” capability clearly indicates Japan will increase its weapons and munitions manufacturing.
The most disturbing aspect about this is Japan stating it could “arm itself to the teeth” with nuclear missiles to use against North Korea. Japan’s defence minister Shigeru Ishiba said “Japan was ready to carry out a pre-emptive strike with ballistic missiles”. It is presumed those missiles would be nuclear. What was being produced at Fukushima before the earthquake in March, 2011? New laws are being decided on in Japan to allow Japan to give it a legal basis to launch a first strike on North Korea if it feels threatened. Japan going nuclear hey? My bet is nuclear weapons are the biggest fraud in history so go ahead Japan, launch one when you feel the equipment and gear is in place.
Japan’s war threat to North Korea
by Daily Mail foreign reporters
March 29, 2017
A crisis was brewing in the Far East yesterday after Japan threatened a military strike on North Korea if fears that it has embarked on a nuclear weapons programme proved correct.
With North Korea warning it could strike US targets anywhere in the world, Japan’s defence minister Shigeru Ishiba said it was ready to carry out a pre-emptive strike with ballistic missiles.
The war of words came a day after US intelligence chiefs said North Korea probably had missiles capable of attacking America’s west coast as well as one or two nuclear missiles.
Mr Ishiba said: “Our nation will use military force as a self-defence measure if North Korea starts to resort to arms against Japan.”
It was unclear exactly how Japan could respond to any threat. Its post-war constitution bans war as a means to settle international disputes and it also lacks the missile capability to be able to defend a nuclear strike.
Mr Ishiba proposed working with the U.S. in developing a joint defence system.
Japan is currently in talks with Washington over a “theatre missile defence system”, a variant of the “Son of Star Wars” programme, aimed at shielding US troops in Asia.
Tokyo began examining the system after North Korea launched a ballistic missile that passed over Japan in 1998.
Tensions are running high over North Korea’s suspected nuclear weapons programme.
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