Skip to comments.Japan Defense Minister Officially Authorizes SDF Forces Shoot Down N. Korean Missile (Breaking)
Posted on 04/07/2013 6:59:27 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
Japan's Defense Minister issued the official military order within the hour or so. It has been stated in news commentary that the North's Musudan intermediate ballistic missile which is an extreme threat to Japan and had been suddenly moved to North Korea's east coast just two days ago for possible launch without warning, without any kind of statement to international space or aviation bodies for a "test launch" of a missile, means that North Korea could launch a sneak missile launch without any warning to the world. So Japan's Defense Minister ordered Japan Self Defense Forces (SDF) into readiness with PAC-3 anti missile batteries to be activated along Japan's West Coast facing North Korea in the event any missile or portions of missile head toward Japanese territory. It will be shot down if a) called for and b) possible. Link to Japanese story. (They are not going to sit around and wait until a surprise launch on Wednesday next week aimed in the area of Japan).
I wish Japan were allowed to man up and build up their defense and a Nuclear arsenal, that should put the scare into North Korea, China, and Russia... a strong Japan.
“Of course US assets in the region are now heavily involved in this as well, AEGIS is being stationed, and other aspects are escalating.”
If this escalates obozo won’t be able to pull a Benghazi dissappearing act.
Are you all keeping your eye on the wrong ball?
Are you forgeting the methods Obungles uses?
What is the other hand doing?
I feel we owe Japan anything they need after the horrible plant accident, as a friend. An opportunity to help and shut Fat Boy up forever, but it sickens me zero would be POSHITUS
while we’re doing it.
That even made The Doctor and Rose LOL!
“Good news bump..maybe this action by Japan will stiffen the spines of Pres. Obama and his team.”
Don’t hold your breath.
Per some recent threads, NK has warned Russia and UK to get their people out by April 10.
Some post that April 15 is Little Tyrant’s birthday.
On FoxNews Sunday, Chris Wallace said that Little Tyrant seems more interested in emulating his Grandfather than his Father. His Grandfather was the one who invaded SK.
The latter part of this week could be very interesting.
What is the sentiment in Japan vis a vis going nuclear?
My understanding, if they do, could have a deliverable (all platforms) warhead in 6 months. True?
Somebody has to step up, Lord knows our Prezzy won’t.
Somebody has to step up, Lord knows our Prezzy wont.
Maybe that’s why Hillary’s gone.
“Bully!” I believe that I&W would be enough to launch in order to defend our allies. No missile system can launch without certain I&W. Once Japan’s sensors or ours that we pass to them, receive power up indicators, RF links being established, etc., we should have the authority to launch a strike to prohibit the NORKs from getting off the launchpad or mobile TEL.
Are you assuming the Kenyan will not back down?
I am about 60% sure it was so China and Russia could test our missile defense response. Did you see the article a couple of days ago where Russian bombers are making test runs against our missile defense sites and ships?
If Japan ever goes nuclear... WATCH OUT.
My father used to tell me horror stories of a military Japan and how cruel they were to their enemies.
BTW, The Koreans (both North and South) and the Chinese have not forgotten their cruelty either.