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Are Japanese Elite Hiding A ‘Weapons Program’ Inside Fukushima?
New America Media ^ | 4/6/2011 | Yoichi Shimatsu

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 Japan’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at newamericamedia.org ...


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1 posted on 04/07/2011 4:58:01 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: SevenofNine

Huh????????


2 posted on 04/07/2011 5:02:16 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: JohnKinAK
"The Fukushima Conspiracy"...

Sounds like the title of a Robert Ludlum novel.

3 posted on 04/07/2011 5:03:12 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: JohnKinAK

No stupid noob, they are not. What they have is all those spent fuel rods that can’t be sent to Yuccaa Mountain.


4 posted on 04/07/2011 5:03:47 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: JohnKinAK

What????? Um...


5 posted on 04/07/2011 5:04:07 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: JohnKinAK

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.


6 posted on 04/07/2011 5:04:21 PM PDT by apillar
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To: SandRat

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.


7 posted on 04/07/2011 5:06:06 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Sarah Palin loves mine!)
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To: JohnKinAK

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.


8 posted on 04/07/2011 5:06:34 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: JohnKinAK

New America? Isn’t that a John Birch site?


9 posted on 04/07/2011 5:06:40 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: ScreamingFist

Before you call someone stupid maybe you should read the article.


10 posted on 04/07/2011 5:10:47 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: JohnKinAK
The author is an "environmental writer". It shows. He seems to be under the impression that building a nuclear weapon is difficult. It isn't, at least it isn't for a country like Japan - one that is arguably the most advanced technological country on the planet.

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.

11 posted on 04/07/2011 5:11:13 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: SandRat

They call it Project Godzilla LOL!


12 posted on 04/07/2011 5:13:54 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Ramius

They collect stories from the international press for “ethnic” US consumption. Article was by a Japanese reporter.


13 posted on 04/07/2011 5:16:57 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: JohnKinAK

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.


15 posted on 04/07/2011 5:20:00 PM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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To: JohnKinAK
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.

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".

16 posted on 04/07/2011 5:21:19 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: JohnKinAK

Really it would not surprise me.

With an insane dictator a hundred or so miles away..

It makes sense.


17 posted on 04/07/2011 5:21:51 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: JohnKinAK
the discovery of atomic-bomb research facilities hidden inside Japan’s civilian nuclear power plants.

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.

18 posted on 04/07/2011 5:22:51 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (When all you have is bolt cutters & vodka everything looks like the lock on Wolf Blitzer's boathouse)
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To: ScreamingFist

Obviously by your language and name calling you are a either drunk or a middle schooler who can’t get a girl friend.


19 posted on 04/07/2011 5:23:16 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: JohnKinAK

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...


20 posted on 04/07/2011 5:24:53 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: JohnKinAK

Says the n00b to the oldtimer. heh heh. lol


21 posted on 04/07/2011 5:26:18 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: JohnKinAK

It was a Gundam launch site.


22 posted on 04/07/2011 5:28:56 PM PDT by usmcobra (.Islam: providing Live Targets for United States Marines since 1786!)
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To: JohnKinAK

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.


23 posted on 04/07/2011 5:29:07 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: Ramius

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.


24 posted on 04/07/2011 5:29:34 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: ScreamingFist

Please show me where it was law that Yucca Mountain was going to store waste from other countries.


25 posted on 04/07/2011 5:29:50 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: JohnKinAK
Obviously by your language and name calling you are a either drunk or a middle schooler who can’t get a girl friend.

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.

26 posted on 04/07/2011 5:29:58 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

“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.


27 posted on 04/07/2011 5:30:43 PM PDT by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: mad_as_he$$
Please show me where it was law that Yucca Mountain was going to store waste from other countries.

No idea, I do know it has NOTHING stored in it.....

28 posted on 04/07/2011 5:33:40 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: JohnKinAK

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.


29 posted on 04/07/2011 5:33:52 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: ScreamingFist

Sarcasm or liberal closed mind? Just currious.


30 posted on 04/07/2011 5:35:04 PM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

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.


31 posted on 04/07/2011 5:40:17 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: JohnKinAK
Suppose all you want. lol

It is funny to hear you complain about ad hominem when you called him a drunk middle schooler. ROFL.

32 posted on 04/07/2011 5:47:43 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: ScreamingFist
You went after the OP and indicated that the Japanese were storing rods on site because the could not store them at Yucca.

Yucca was designed for US waste only.

Bad form on your part.

33 posted on 04/07/2011 6:01:35 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: JohnKinAK

If we lived that close to Giant China???? I can’t say I blame em if they did.


34 posted on 04/07/2011 6:06:14 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: mad_as_he$$
Bad form on your part.

Well, I'll apologize for my error. The OP says the Japanese are hiding nukes.....try to stay on topic.

35 posted on 04/07/2011 6:08:06 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: JohnKinAK

Never assign to malevolence what can be adequately explained by incompetence.


36 posted on 04/07/2011 6:38:23 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Baseballguy

“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”


37 posted on 04/07/2011 6:46:42 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: ScreamingFist

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.


38 posted on 04/07/2011 7:15:34 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

You should buy a dictionary.


39 posted on 04/07/2011 7:17:22 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: JohnKinAK

I have several. What is your problem n00b?


40 posted on 04/07/2011 7:35:05 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Good, maybe you can to use it to look up “Ad Hominem” there Mr. Alinskyite.


41 posted on 04/07/2011 7:45:38 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: JohnKinAK
...Mr. Alinskyite.

Lol! To hear you preach about ad hominem! *snort* heh heh...Thanks for the laugh though. :-)

42 posted on 04/07/2011 7:50:19 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: JohnKinAK
BS.

The Japanese can have nuclear weapons in about as much time as it takes to assemble them from previously prepared components.

43 posted on 04/07/2011 7:55:06 PM PDT by Thud
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

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.


44 posted on 04/07/2011 8:09:30 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Seesh, you’ll be gone before April is.


45 posted on 04/07/2011 8:13:50 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (The damage from Big Press is already dwarfing the actual damages to the nuclear reactors in Japan)
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To: JohnKinAK
I know. I took a logic class. He did ad hominem yes, but you did not address whatever position he took and instead called him names and attacked his credibility—that was an hominem as well. I was not trying to exonerate him, I was laughing mostly at you preaching about ad hominem while calling folks names. Have I called you any names (other than noob, which you are)? Yet you have called me an Alinskyite and said I went around doing ad hominem attacks on folks (Not that I am offended—I have been called much worse names than that. lol).
46 posted on 04/07/2011 8:25:56 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: JohnKinAK

You know what they say about wrestling with pigs. ;^)


47 posted on 04/07/2011 8:26:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Why thank you. ;-)


48 posted on 04/07/2011 8:27:34 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: ScreamingFist

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.


49 posted on 04/07/2011 8:33:49 PM PDT by tcrlaf (2012 Slogan: "You'd Have To Be Insane, To Vote For Hussein!")
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

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.


50 posted on 04/07/2011 8:51:08 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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