Comments on: Let Japan help defend America — and itself http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/02/let-japan-help-defend-america-and-itself/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: CCPlookout http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/02/let-japan-help-defend-america-and-itself/#comment-86646 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 00:59:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31351#comment-86646 Here comes China’s 50 Cent Party…

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By: ookami http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/02/let-japan-help-defend-america-and-itself/#comment-86628 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:29:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31351#comment-86628 Oh that’s soo cute, you think there are no foriegn troops on American soil.
http://www.infowars.com/foreign-troops-t o-confiscate-american-guns-under-un-trea ty/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDCVNQ-9 Law
http://www.realistnews.net/Thread-un-oth er-foreign-troops-on-american-soil-waiti ng-on-gun-confiscation-laws
http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/07/are-fo reign-troops-given-authority-to-enforce- the-un-small-arms-trade-treaty-on-us-soi l/

As for Japan, I’d pretty much support them on what ever they decide.

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By: Mike_Ko http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/02/let-japan-help-defend-america-and-itself/#comment-86528 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:11:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31351#comment-86528 @AtlassMirror: None of the 15 is true except for 6. Lying does not help your argument. Study more.

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By: John2244 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/02/let-japan-help-defend-america-and-itself/#comment-86525 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:25:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31351#comment-86525 It makes absolutely no difference at this point if you understand economics. The time to act was 35 years ago when Japan had a cash surplus but chose to build unnecessary infrastructure. From 2009 the Chinese GDP passed Japan and will be double by 2018 and double again by 2030. Chinese growth may vary but Japan with a declining population will be static. If Japan even tries to project offensive military capability – China will bury it in spending. Japan should invest in a strong core island defense like Switzerland – but it will NOT be able to hold onto any disputed or far flung islands without the US.

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By: Hessler http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/02/let-japan-help-defend-america-and-itself/#comment-86524 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 07:32:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31351#comment-86524 Politics often requires posturing and over-the-top dramatics. In Japan, this is often equated to Kabuki drama. Let us see if Mr Abe is doing Kabuki to appeal to his voters. The real Mr. Abe may be a far more reasonable man, willing to appease China and work to maintain profitable business relations. In his first term, Mr. Abe was very pro-China and made his first trip overseas as PM to visit CCP leaders in Beijing.

Abe the Pragmatist is likely the real Mr. Abe. For the sake of world peace and stability, this is an admirable and desirable posture for a Japanese leader.

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By: fw360 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/02/let-japan-help-defend-america-and-itself/#comment-86522 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 04:17:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31351#comment-86522 Any broad-brush rant/comment about China (Mr. Xi) or Japan (Mr. Abe) is meaningless and idiotic. It is NOT that simple. I wish it is.

I basically agree with what is stated in this article. We should pick and choose what to support and what not to support internationally, case by case, especially when dealing with China and Japan. Mr. Clyde Prestowitz provided some good insight.

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By: UauS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/02/let-japan-help-defend-america-and-itself/#comment-86514 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:49:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31351#comment-86514 Obama got his Peace Nobel Price during his first year in office, and ever since he has been working his back off to earn it. I highly respect that. But does the old adage “if you want peace, prepare for war” still hold true? Only the time will tell.

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By: Hessler http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/02/let-japan-help-defend-america-and-itself/#comment-86503 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:44:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31351#comment-86503 The author ignores or does not understand that Japan foots a large portion of the bill in keeping US forces in Japan. Base upkeep, maintenance, local laborers and some security services are provided at Japanese taxpayer expense. This is very different from US forces in NATO nations, where the NATO “Ally” spends nothing to maintain US bases and takes American protection for granted.

Japan needs US forces for its defense, and unlike NATO nations, the government will make the Japanese taxpayer foot a significant portion of the bill.

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By: Zoecon http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/02/let-japan-help-defend-america-and-itself/#comment-86488 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:34:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31351#comment-86488 “… inevitable howls from some Asian capitals” consists of a grand total of 2: China and South Korea. Well, maybe North Korea if it feels like not pissing off China.

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By: 2Borknot2B http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/02/let-japan-help-defend-america-and-itself/#comment-86468 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:14:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=31351#comment-86468 As long as there is no foreign military boots on American soil ever!!! L.

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