Skip to comments.Are Japanese Elite Hiding A ‘Weapons Program’ Inside Fukushima?
Posted on 04/07/2011 4:57:56 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
April 7, 2011: Yoichi Shimatsu / New America Media News Analysis April 6, 2011
Confused and often conflicting reports out of Fukushima 1 nuclear plant cannot be solely the result of tsunami-caused breakdowns, bungling or miscommunication. Inexplicable delays and half-baked explanations from Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) seem to be driven by some unspoken factor.
The smoke and mirrors at Fukushima 1 seem to obscure a steady purpose, an iron will and a grim task unknown to outsiders. The most logical explanation: The nuclear industry and government agencies are scrambling to prevent the discovery of atomic-bomb research facilities hidden inside Japans civilian nuclear power plants.
A secret nuclear weapons program is a ghost in the machine, detectable only when the system of information control momentarily lapses or breaks down. A close look must be taken at the gap between the official account and unexpected events.
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Sounds like the title of a Robert Ludlum novel.
No stupid noob, they are not. What they have is all those spent fuel rods that can’t be sent to Yuccaa Mountain.
I’ve read in the past that Japan essentially has all the components for nuclear weapons. They just do not assemble them so they can claim they are not a nuclear power, but if push comes to shove, they could have nuclear weapons in a matter of weeks.
Echoing...Huhhh? Sure....if they were doing this it would be somewhere else. I had to look twice and make sure the source wasn’t debka.
It is sort of an open secret that the Japanese are a defacto nuclear power with a capable navy, a good aerospace/rocketry infrastructure, and extensive nuclear program.
The ‘fallout’ so to speak of any revelation of a program at Fukushima would primarily be domestic and anything from the international community would strictly be pro forma.
It would be like Israel coming out and declaring it has nukes. Some noise would be made but everyone serious already knew about it.
New America? Isn’t that a John Birch site?
Before you call someone stupid maybe you should read the article.
The only difficulty Japan would have constructing a weapon is the same difficulty anyone has - the fuel. And, you wouldn't reprocess fuel right next to, or inside a nuclear plant - the same plant that International inspectors visit, all the time.
Japan wouldn't need to "research" anything to build the bomb. They are, as the saying goes, only a screwdriver's turn away from one, right now.
They call it Project Godzilla LOL!
They collect stories from the international press for “ethnic” US consumption. Article was by a Japanese reporter.
I think we need to send Obama and Pelosi and Reid over to the plant to verify that there are no nuclear weapons being built.
This is written as if the writer did not understand Japanese culture, OR the situation at the plant. They nearly had 3 full meltdowns on their hands, along with two dry open-air fuel ponds. I think dealing with that is the simplest explanation for most of the "confusion".
Really it would not surprise me.
With an insane dictator a hundred or so miles away..
It makes sense.
Why would they want to do that? The knowledge for making a Atomic Bomb can be easily picked up from the public library. The technology is over 60 years old.
Now they might be researching Nuclear weapons but that is not the same thing.
Obviously by your language and name calling you are a either drunk or a middle schooler who can’t get a girl friend.
Ah... I confused them with “new american”... which is the JBS.
But something doesn’t quite look right about this site, either. Can’t quite put my finger on it. “Ethnic” news? Hmmm...
Says the n00b to the oldtimer. heh heh. lol
It was a Gundam launch site.
I sure as heck hope that Japan is nuking up. We’ve basically thrown in the towel, and they’re in a REALLY NASTY neighborhood.
They better be preparing for some serious junk...or they will soon get CLOBBERED.
yeah it can be very left leaning esp if you pick the African section. But many comments are not leftist, it can be a good source for international news.
Please show me where it was law that Yucca Mountain was going to store waste from other countries.
Ok. You want to throw down. The White House was playing golf in Brazil, GE offered engineers but was turned down...do you really want to bring this.....you idiot.
“It would be like Israel coming out and declaring it has nukes. Some noise would be made but everyone serious already knew about it.”
It’s an open secret, otherwise it couldn’t act as a deterrent. Word was that Saddam Hussein was threatened with them during the first Gulf War; that if he used anything like non-conventional weapons, chemical, etc., in the scuds he was firing at Israel, they wouldn’t restrain themselves from using their capability. He abstained on the non-conventional part.
Israel is in a position where if they admit officially they have them though, America is unable to provide certain kinds of aid anymore, financial is the one I’d heard but maybe also military, due to some directive we have about proliferation and membership in the body regulating it, from what I recall. They were obtained by fooling the French, and then later America, at Dimona, which was built on the conditions it would only be a peaceful atomic energy plant.
No idea, I do know it has NOTHING stored in it.....
I think all interested parties, especially the Chinese and North Koreans, understand that Japan has a nuclear industry and military establishment that could begin producing atomic weapons within a few days or weeks of being told to do so. This has to be handled sensitively, given the population’s touchiness about nuclear technology generally and nuclear weapons specifically, but the leaders of Japan are not suicidal or eager to be made susceptible to nuclear blackmail. Japan is as close to an atomic power as it can be without actually detonating a device.
Sarcasm or liberal closed mind? Just currious.
Normally with experience comes wisdom, knowledge and ability.
But in your case I suppose you’ve spent “old times” engaging in ad hominem attacks vice substantive reasoning.
Furthe, for your information the term “A—hat” is not family friendly, despite what you hear daily at your public school. When my kids used those type words, this old timer made them suck on a bar of soap.
It is funny to hear you complain about ad hominem when you called him a drunk middle schooler. ROFL.
Yucca was designed for US waste only.
Bad form on your part.
If we lived that close to Giant China???? I can’t say I blame em if they did.
Well, I'll apologize for my error. The OP says the Japanese are hiding nukes.....try to stay on topic.
Never assign to malevolence what can be adequately explained by incompetence.
“I think we need to send Obama and Pelosi and Reid over to the plant to verify that there are no nuclear weapons being built.”
I like it, a close up tour of unit 1 would really open their eyes. “Send in the clowns”
It’s clear you didn’t read the whole article. I’m not sup- positing anything except that it’s a possibility. Esp, given their proximity to N. Korea and China, and his detailing a former war criminal’s involvement in the creation of METI. Not to mention the unreliability of an Obama led weakened US to provide a deterrence. But then, name calling seems to be your forte as opposed substantive debate. I’d call you a moron in retaliation for idiot and an the other profanity you used,but that would be so grade 8; so I won’t.
You should buy a dictionary.
I have several. What is your problem n00b?
Good, maybe you can to use it to look up “Ad Hominem” there Mr. Alinskyite.
Lol! To hear you preach about ad hominem! *snort* heh heh...Thanks for the laugh though. :-)
The Japanese can have nuclear weapons in about as much time as it takes to assemble them from previously prepared components.
Good Grief, our education system truly is failing us.
For an attack to be Ad Hominen a position or argument must first be taken. Ad Hominen logic is as follows:
Person A claims X.
Person B makes an attack on person A’s credibility(as opposed to the factual circumstances of Person A’s claim).
Therefore A’s claim is false.
Since the poster took no position and his position was in substance nothing but name calling and profanity; my response could not be Ad Hominem by definition. It was a personal attack, not an Ad Hominem attack. His response to the article was Ad Hominen, and somewhat perplexing since I was not the author of the article, and I merely submitted it for consideration with no claim to its apodicticity.
Seesh, you’ll be gone before April is.
You know what they say about wrestling with pigs. ;^)
Why thank you. ;-)
The Japanese have the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant, but the Enviro-Nazi’s have turned it in to a 20 year, $20+ Billion nightmare that has reprocessed little spent fuel.
It’s start-up has been delayed 18 times, over the last ten years alone.
He took NO POSITION at all. His argument was that I was a nobody and used a profanity I won’t repeat. Just as your only position is that I’m a NOOB, which is not an position or argument at all. Therefore none of my comments can be Ad Hominen. For Instance if I now said you should retake the logic course.....that would not be Ad Hominem, it would be a simple a personal attack just like the term Mr. Alinsky remark was.
An example of how Alinskyites routinely utilize Ad Hominem attacks:
Tea Party person claims govt spending needs to be cut.
Liberal Politician claims Tea Party person is a racist, thereby discrediting the claim spending needs to be cut on an emotional level, without positing a counter argument of facts.
If the Tea Party person then replies to this Ad Hominem attack of the Liberal Politician by calling the Politician a Communist, the Tea Party person’s reply is NOT Ad Hominem; it is simply a personal attack as the Liberal Politician posited no counter argument.
Anyone who engages in this type of argument is in my book an Alinskyite.
Good night Comrade.