Skip to comments.Top Japan Leader (Hosoda) Calls (Condi) Rice & Chris Hill "Weaklings" & "Mistaken" on N. Korea
Posted on 04/07/2009 1:42:41 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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Calls them both "weak-kneed" 弱腰 (yowagoshi = "weaklings") and very mistaken in their tactics with North Korea at the "Six Party Talks" (which Hill handled for the US). He went on to say the two were totally hoodwinked and now Japan is in a very dangerous situation. Several persons at the LDP event said that Japan must move forward to defend itself and even one lawmaker (unquoted) as saying the atmosphere is even to the point of Japanese starting to consider the advisability of developing their own nuclear weapon(s) in defense.
The original Japanese is amazing. To have US officials singled out by name is pretty rare, the article says.
To be balanced and fair here, in private I am sure Japanese officialdom, in the majority, are fuming about the “new” Rice, Dr. Susan Rice, and of course, over Teleprompter-in-Chief as well. They might be a bit muted since these are actually in power in D.C., but time will tell. Maybe after a few cold Kirin beers, most J. politicians will give you their “honne” about the Messiah and his foreign policy staff in the aftermath of this fiasco and failed test.
It’s likely that the new and traditional allies in Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus will leave America behind and forge their own alliance.
Maybe in 2012, the US can catch up if it is still standing on both its legs.
Let me tell you, an ocean of bitter tears is going to be wept because of what amounts to a concerted criminal neglect by the world’s democracies of the threat posed by rogue states like North Korea. And there will be an ocean of blood to accompany the tears.
In years past, the US would have taken out targets in Iran and North Korea if we thought they were moving towards hav ing nuclear weapons or ICBM’s. But the Iraq War made the Bush administration gun shy.
I prefer Sapporro beer.. and My sake heated in a Cedar box!
I always figured that the thing the Chinese fear most is a nuclear armed Japan. But that’s what they’ll get if they aren’t careful.
Without the Americans and Japanese to check them, the Chinese are starting to throw their weight around, but I bet they still fear the potential of Japan.
“the Iraq War made the Bush administration gun shy”
or rather BDS did. The constant shrill shouting. We have to learn to block that out...
They essentially said to State (while reigning in Defense and John Bolton and Dick Cheney-type hawks/realists) "hey, look, we can't start a new fist fight out in Asia in the midst of the sh*t in Iraq/Afghanistan, so YOU (Chris Hill) try your best to reign the Norkies in at the table in Beijing." Meanwhile, the North stalled and ployed, threatened and stormed out, came back, stormed out again, played games, stalled more, worked behind the scenes, (various Freepers screamed on FR!), kept on producing nuclear material, and worked on improving their missile delivery system, taking slow but sure steps forward--particularly in the last three years when Bush Appeasement mode shifted from "Axis of Evil" mode and economically strangulating them. The sea change was when Chris Hill stumbled over his shoeless, hurredly trying to unfreeze their assets in Macao in Banco Delta Asia (how pathetic and a sign of weakness).
This is a problem of being tied down in one region of the world (Middle East) and a potent enemy somewhere else, i.e. like here in Asia, is, the enemy a) knows it, b) faces Vidkun Quisling/Neville Chamberlain-type naive doofuses across the negotiating table perceptibly hot for any deal, whether it intrinsically sucks or not, or whether they have to be responsible for it 10 years later or not. All this is process-oriented State Department bullshit in some remote room somewhere; the real action is in the nuke, chem and bio labs and rocket factories of the DPRK largely hidden from Western view.
God help us. Democrat and Republican foolish administration ALIKE.
Let them take care of it then and we can save our defense dollars for ourselves.
If this country would have stood behind Bush then most of that wouldn’t have been a problem. We went into Iraq and Afghanistan and were riding a wave until the dems and the weak kneed republicans started screaming that Bush was a loser. THEY gave it away and made it a long drawn out affair and THEY are the ones who gave NOKO and Iran the courage to kick sand in our face. If this country would have stood behind Bush, Iraq would have been over by now, NOKO would have been handled and Iran would be silent.
How and under which timeline should we withdraw the troops?
You da man !
Wait your turn. We have to pull them out of Germany first.
Don’t forget Cuba. We have been in Cuba since 1898.
cedar hangovers with sake are the worst.hahaha
Well the guys in the local neighborhood (Japan) have a Local problem (NK).
we live in the next county over the Ocean.
I love nihonshu , but hangovers are killers , which is why some years ago I switched to shochu & water as my main drink here in sushiland . I still buy sake from time to time because as I said I love the taste , but pretty much keep to beer ( not Sapporo BTW ...English , when I can find a sale ) and sho chu these days .
If there's any good news in this, it is that it will mostly be liberal blood, since they're concentrated in the areas most likely to be attacked by an enemy emboldened by their Pres__ent. Karma's a b!tch.
can you imagine what an EMP would do to Japan
sorry, that would be EMD
As much as I believe Bush was a lousy president, you’re absolutely right about Iraq/Afghanistan. Much of his lousy decisions, domestic and foreign, could probably be attributed to the pressure he was under from dealing with an openly treasonous congress.
Show us the dough.
These operations cost a lot, and now we speak in terms of Trillions.
Including the US cost of the Marshall plan, and the effects of your economic warfare (dumping) you're very likely starting out with a huge negative number.
Put up or shut up.
But this one happens to be on North Korean missiles and US diplomacy. Could you kindly please help us return it to that topic? Hey, thanks.
Yep. Good synonyms would be: panty waist. p*ssy. wuss. chickensh*t. etc. etc. Thanks for the link.
” Maybe after a few cold Kirin beers, most J. politicians will give you their honne about the Messiah and his foreign policy staff in the aftermath of this fiasco and failed test. “
You started it ! LOL . Have some sake and chill out .
Japan can put a satellite in orbit around the moon. I’m sure they could put a warhead in Beijing if need be. China knows this; they also know that their mega-cities would be sitting ducks in a nuclear exchange.
It’s a MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD world.
For the always diplomatic Japanese, a bold way to warn Obama that he'd better take the NORKs more sereiously, orthey might go nuclear (which for them is simply a matter of deciding to do it + 12 months of work).
The misdirected statements of Japan will turn around as soon as they find out our Obamanation in the WH has cut the teeth out, by taking money from the defence system that not only monitors, but can blow up most anything the N.Koreans put up. Rice and Chris Hill did what they could and tried for eight years to bring on China and others to stop this mad country with starving people from what they are doing now. It was stated by Fox yesterday that the little pig pot is no longer the leader is in control..their military is doing the job.
The Japanese cannot count on the United States using it’s military or nuclear weapons to defend Japan from China nor North Korea and should develop their own nuclear weapons and missiles. They need to be able to stand against China and North Korea on their own.
And let’s not forget that nuclear India successfully landed a lunar probe last November. It looks like they’re not twiddling their thumbs, either.
we will probably see many more countries join the nuclear arms race
And obambi has a response.....get rid of our nukes!
Coward and Chief obambi
It might bring about the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, though.