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Chinaís growing assertiveness is transforming Japanís security policy
Aljazeera, America. ^ | July 9, 2014 6:00AM ET | Jennifer Lind

Posted on 07/09/2014 9:42:03 PM PDT by Rabin

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a decision to reinterpret the Japanese constitution, allowing Tokyo to militarily support partners that are under attack.

(Excerpt) Read more at america.aljazeera.com ...


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: alliance; china; shinzoabe
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Rab

1 posted on 07/09/2014 9:42:03 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: Rabin

Maybe Japan will build and mount nukes before long.


2 posted on 07/09/2014 9:47:28 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

Maybe Japan will help US if we’re attacked?


3 posted on 07/09/2014 10:05:42 PM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: familyop

With the technology Japan has it wouldn’t take long at all. China has ripped the lid off Pandora’s box. There will be no going back.


4 posted on 07/09/2014 10:38:42 PM PDT by meatloaf
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To: Rabin

If Japan wants to get in on the beat down I’m for it.

China needs another epic bitch slap...


5 posted on 07/09/2014 11:39:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Rabin

This is not going to be good. While I support Japan after learning their lesson, if they build nukes to counter China, there will be no good outcome. However, I support Japan’s conventional military build up. Just don’t trust them with nukes.


6 posted on 07/10/2014 12:05:21 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: BigIsleGal
"Maybe Japan will help US if we’re attacked?"

Since we are allies with a Forces of Agreement in place, they should. However, I don't trust anyone in the entire world to back us up if push came to shove, especially now that Obambi has made us questionable in the eyes of the world. He has reduced the trust of our Allies and NATO through his actions and words.

7 posted on 07/10/2014 12:12:38 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: A Navy Vet

You reckon they’ll try and resurrect the old Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere if they get nukes?


8 posted on 07/10/2014 1:49:50 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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Thanks Rabin.


9 posted on 07/12/2014 8:32:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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