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Japan learns a lesson from Big Brother

Monday, July 10, 2006

Japan threatens North Korea.

Japan said Monday it was considering whether a pre-emptive strike on North Korea’s missile bases would violate its constitution, signaling a hardening stance ahead of a possible Security Council vote.
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi told reporters his government wants a vote on the measure “as soon as possible.”
“I think we must send a message that’s as clear as possible” to North Korea, he said.
Japan was badly rattled by North Korea’s missile tests and several government officials openly discussed whether the country ought to take steps to better defend itself, including setting up the legal framework to allow Tokyo to launch a pre-emptive strike against Northern missile sites.
“If we accept that there is no other option to prevent an attack ... there is the view that attacking the launch base of the guided missiles is within the constitutional right of self-defense. We need to deepen discussion,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said.
W must be proud. Others have accepted his notions of pre-emptive war. Boy, the future really looks bright, doesn't it?

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