Saturday, March 14, 2009

Japan Is Sending A Message To North Korea ... AND Obama

from Closing Velocity
by John McKittrick
March 13, 2009

Watching our pusillanimous reaction to this growing threat, Japan makes its position crystal clear to both North Korea and Washington, according to John Bolton:

UPDATE: Former Spook weighs in:

Let's assume, for a moment, that Japan makes good on its promise; it would represent an extraordinary move for a country that officially renounces war in its constitution. Tokyo's unilateral announcement suggests two possible scenarios; (A) The U.S. has failed to coordinate an effective, regional response plan for the TD-2, or (B) Washington is prepared to let the launch occur, with little regard for wider security implications.

Indeed. It takes a lot to prompt historically pacifist Japan to action. And this is it.
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