A few days ago you'll recall I posted a "tidbit" article about Japan's apparent lack of a "Muslim terrorist problem," and the reasons for that lack, namely, a policy that makes it all but impossible for Muslim's to gain entry to that country, and a policy on the part of the Japanese government that essentially deems Islam as fundamentally incompatible with Japanese culture, institutions, and democracy. This in itself would seem to point out the politically hypocrisy that reigns int some places in the West, and particularly its political left, for I don't recall hearing anyone in the United Kindgom recently suggesting that no Japanese should ever be allowed to visit that country. At the time I posted that tidbit blog, I didn't comment about it, but there was method to my madness, for I also suggested in yesterday's blog about China's call for a new global security policy, that Japan's rearmament under Mr. Abe's government might have as much to do about terrorism, as anything else, and the need to be able to intervene should any threat emerge to Japan's energy supplies.

I have also suggested, in past articles and blogs, that Mr. Abe's rearmament policy, while it might be publicly sold and spun as compliance to Washington's wishes, and to contribute to its "Pacific pivot," was also covertly about Japan's probable, though never voiced, hesitancy over its relationship to Washington, its current reliance on American power for its own national defense, and America's growing "craziness" on the international stage. In short, it's a case of "with friends like this, who needs enemies," and "can we really trust them for our defense?" I suspect Mr. Abe's government and the quiet circles of Japanese power have answered that last question with a no, in which case, Japan needs to be able to defend itself against all potential threats. And let's face it, a larger Japanese military will give it greater leverage and maneuverability on the geopolitical stage, transforming the Pacific from a one or at best two-power show between China and America, into a three-power show.

But I also suggested in yesterday's blog that Mr. Abe's rearmament might also have to do with something else, and that is, Japan's ability to interdict any potential terrorist threat, and to respond accordingly.

And this brings us back to that tidbit article I shared two days ago: what terrorist problem in Japan? What terrorist acts as have been perpetrated in that island nation have been more of the home-grown variety having little to do with Islamic terrorism. So why even connect Japan with the latter?

The connection is in this article, shared by Mr. S.:


Note carefully what the article states, and this coming from a nation which, again, has virtually no track record of Islamic terrorist attacks on its own soil:

The deadly terror attacks in Paris have prompted the Japanese authorities to speed up the launch of their first ever anti-terrorism intelligence unit.

The International Counterterrorism Intelligence Collection Unit will begin its operations on Tuesday, earlier than the originally planned launch date of April 2016, Yoshihide Suga, chief cabinet secretary, said.

Suga explained the move was due to the “severe safety situation” around the globe, with unnamed Foreign Ministry sources telling Reuters that the Paris attacks were the reason for the change of date.

The unit will consist of employees from the Foreign and Defense Ministries, the National Police Agency as well as the Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office, the chief cabinet secretary said.

Its representatives are to be sent to Southeast Asia, the Middle East, northwestern Africa and other areas with high terrorist activity, he added.

"Sharing information gathered by relevant government ministries and agencies as well as the unit, we would like to establish an 'all Japan' system to promote antiterrorism measures," Suga said, as cited by Kyodo news agency.

Suga added that the launch of the unit will be accompanied by set of other anti-terror measures, including the strengthening of information gathering and analysis regarding terrorism, beefing up security at ports, airports and other key facilities, and enhanced antiterrorism training.

"We will take the best possible measures to prevent terrorism in advance in cooperation with the international community," he explained.
In other words, Japan is not going to wait for terrorism to strike its own soil, it is taking preemptive action, notably, in words almost reminiscent of China's recent international security statement "in advance in cooperation with the international community," and it has made clear that "its representatives are to be sent to...the Middle East," where two Japanese nationals were recently beheaded by, you guessed it, ISIS, which is supported by Turkey, aided by disastrous policy in Washington, and funded and further aided by... "you-know-who."
So my high octane speculation here is that one might read Japanese statements in a manner similar to reading recent German statements, not only as a quiet, discrete, but very firm moving of "you-know-who" from the "friend" to the "fiend" column, and additionally, I would aver that one must read it as a subtle rupture between Tokyo and Washington, in spite of Mr. Abe's government, like Mrs. Merkel's government, continuing to toe the Washington party line in other political statements, for it will be as apparent to Japanese analysts, as it is to Russian and European analysts, that Washington's Middle East Policy since the Gulf War has been a tapestry of errors, errors made at the behest of Wahabbist regimes anxious to overthrow the secular states in the region to create the power vacuum that they can fill. To drive this point home, if there is any doubt about it, one must recall that in spite of ongoing disagreements between Tokyo and Moscow about the Kurile islands, Japan and Russia are also cementing agreements for Japanese assistance in developing Siberia and its infrastructure, and Russia scored a key victory in its efforts to bypass western systems of financial clearing by being granted access to Japan Credit Bureau's system of clearing in the Pacific rim.
The real test of this interpretation of Japanese intentions will, of course, emerge over time, for it is one thing to have a domestic policy that recognizes the nature of a particular type of international threat. But how Japan will act upon that externally is now the key, and this may be revealed by pondering two "high octane hypotheticals". In one scenario, one might imagine Mr. Assad inviting this Japanese terrorist unit into that country to participate in on-the-ground operations against Isis in conjunction with the French and Russian air efforts. If Japan accedes(and it would have reason to do so, given the murder of the two Japanese nationals in that country), it would constitute a de facto break with Washington and its increasingly bizarre list of toadies. Japan might, of course, invoke the "Hollande Option," and coordinate with Russia while reserving the right to influence later decisions about the continuation of Mr. Assad's government. In another scenario, Japan might be asked by Washington to "provide on-the-ground assistance" to its own proxies in the region, say, Sultan Erdogan I. What this suggests is, once again, that one has to look carefully at what Japan will actually do with the capability, and not at what it says it is doing. In other words, once again time will tell if any of these high octane speculations are true or not. But when it comes right down to it, I can more easily see a Japanese response to the murder of its citizens by ISIS, than I can see blindly following Ankara's and Riyadh's playbook.
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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Doc Skinner on December 28, 2015 at 5:46 am

    I could see Japan resorting to covert means to address the beheadings, or proxy attack using US or Russian intelligence and/or assets (whew!). Boots on the ground would be more expensive, or as you intimate, serve a less than obvious purpose.

  2. zendogbreath on December 16, 2015 at 12:38 am

    another coincidence comes to mind. back then i was just getting into geo-engineering. can’t remember if it was weatherwar101 or someone else who tipped me onto this tidbit.

    pretty sure if memory serves correctly, that this little guy was working off shore northern japan and promptly pulled out after 3/2011.


    anyone familiar with nexrad’s mini-haarp capabilities?

    • goshawks on December 16, 2015 at 1:33 am

      No, but I doubt any HAARP-style apparatus has enough sheer energy transfer to do the job. Effecting the thin atmosphere is one thing; measurably-effecting the dense earth is another.

      I do wonder about WHAT caused the initial ‘rupture’ which led to the vertical ground-movement which led to the tsunami creation. I understand that there was probably a lot of built-up tension in that fault, which was simply released. However, if the ‘rupture’ was man-made, it required two things: (1) the knowledge that some obscure place was ‘primed’ to go, and (2) the massive amount of energy to initiate the rupture. To me, both aspects appear beyond the public state-of-the-art. Even the effect of a few drilled-into-the-fault hydrogen bombs would seem like pin-pricks compared to the sheer mass of the local earth. To me, this aspect (with Fukushima infiltrated, ready to go, and the ‘camera’ teams evacuated a week or so before) is one of the greatest ‘mysteries’ of 3/11…

  3. Robert Barricklow on December 15, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Just as all governments lie.
    All governments spy. They spy on themselves[domestic] and/or others[international]. This “terrorism” unit is just part & parcel the their international organization. No doubt the Japanese Intelligence apparatus knows that Washington w/help caused not only Fukushima; but other covert operations that were not in Japanese interests.
    But how to get out from under the giant’s thumb? Perhaps, with a little help from some new found friends.

    The real terrorists are state sponsored; even if it’s an etrastate[no territorial sovereignty to speak of]. Terrorists who carry flags that are not in any shape or form – their own.

    • zendogbreath on December 16, 2015 at 12:22 am

      robert and g,
      i also remember reading about rockefeller visiting the emperor just prior to the tsunami too. might have been after. or both.

      either way this brings up more questions. it’s understandable that the japanese put up with it for no other reason than having no way to get out from under the giant’s thumb. one has to wonder though. it brings up questions of who, where, when and why (what and how get more obvious daily) about nuke blowouts globally. why (and the rest) do chernobyl? and now, it’s a pattern. why (and the rest of the questions) do fukushima? are these the same cats going for georgia guidestone fulfillment? is that their playbook?

      take a look at national geographic specials on wolves at chernobyl. it’s an eco-paradise now that it’s strictly off limits to unwashed masses. that seems to be what they’re doing with fukushima and outlying areas as well.

      thank you all,
      see you in a few days

      • Robert Barricklow on December 17, 2015 at 2:32 pm

        Isabella, …”it is excellent To have a giant’s strength, but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.”
        – Measure For Measure, Act 11, scene ii

  4. goshawks on December 15, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    My high-octane speculation is that Japan’s new ‘anti-terrorism unit’ is nothing of the sort. Or, more precisely, it is directed at ‘terrorism’ of a different sort. We need to step back into the past for a moment to explain what I mean:

    Post WWI, the US ‘stood down’ its radio-interception-and-decoding capabilities. One patriot within that organization, Herbert Yardley, did not agree with that decision. He kept up a ‘covert’ code-cracking mini-org (also known as “The Black Chamber”). It read ‘secret’ traffic all the way from Britain’s elite to the Cheka, the Russian secret police.

    In 1929, Henry Stimson, the new Secretary of State, learned of their existence. He promptly shut them down, uttering the infamous phrase, “Gentlemen do not read each others’ mail.” Of course, this left TPTB free from any third-party monitoring. Thus, the stage was set for everything from Hitler’s rise to Pearl Harbor…

    I believe that local Japanese ‘powers’ have done their homework and want a third-party monitoring organization in place. (I would.) While overtly conducting anti-terrorism work, their ‘brief’ allows them to poke into all kinds of obscure areas. They can be a worthy successor to Herbert Yardley’s “Black Chamber.”

    I also believe that the local Japanese ‘powers’ have reached this conclusion based an existential threat – what really happened at Fukushima. Two nuke-capable ‘surveillance cameras’ (gun-style, uranium-fueled) were detonated within Reactors 3 & 4 by TPTB cronies. In a nutshell, from a controversial website author sounding like “Gem Stone”:

    “The official story right from the beginning is that the explosions were hydrogen gas explosions, which would be harmless and incapable of spreading a lot of radioactive material. That is the only thing that can match a realistic scenario for boiling water reactors. You cannot, with such a reactor, get expulsion of hard material up into the atmosphere. Due to the inherent nature of the system, the only disaster scenario that can happen is melt-downs and not explosions and expulsions of reactor cores.

    Reactor 3 never melted down before the explosion. It was destroyed by a nuclear weapon while still fully functional. This is the only thing that matches the scenario for what actually happened. What proves this to be the case? It is the large amount of dust from the reactor core…

    Reactor fuel pellets in a boiling water reactor are composed of uranium oxide dust which has a zircon cladding around the dust to keep it in pellet form. If the reactors had melted down before the explosions, there would have been no dust. The fuel would instead have been in the form of a liquid that would not have spread so readily and floated on the wind.

    Furthermore, it took an extreme kinetic event to pulverize the fuel pellets and send the uranium oxide dust inside-them skyward. To do this, first the explosion had to penetrate a final thick concrete shield immediately surrounding the reactor that is inside the inner containment. It then had to completely blow away the reactor pressure vessel, which is several inches of solid steel thick. After that, it then had to blow apart the core, to get to the fuel pellets, and THEN have enough energy left in the shock wave to pulverize the fuel pellets and send them skyward in the form of dust.

    There is no conventional weapon on earth that could do that, only a nuclear weapon could. And, the proof that this event did indeed happen via a beyond conventional explosion is the fact that much of Japan is now completely covered in this dust. Neither the hardware of the reactor itself or conventional weaponry could create such a scenario.”

    In addition, Reactor 4 was disassembled for scheduled maintenance. It’s containment vessel was physically-opened, and it’s fuel was extracted – all before the earthquake and tsunami. There is no scenario which would explain the massive destruction of Reactor 4. It is the “Building 7” of Fukushima…

    Given the above existential threat, I believe that the local Japanese ‘powers’ have decided to build-up a separate ‘intelligence system’ to keep track of what is REALLY behind all sorts of terrorism and sovereign-nation destruction. Perhaps, the Japanese ‘national spirit’ is finally recovering from the trauma of WWII…

    • Nathan on December 15, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Nice info gathering on Fuku, as soon as I knew the corium melted into the earth, I knew it was bad,bad, news

      • goshawks on December 16, 2015 at 12:04 am

        Nathan, it was very bad for Japan. However, the ‘badness’ was not what people normally think. The fissile cores of Reactors 1 & 2 did probably at-least-partially melt. But, they remained ‘compact’. Absent Reactor 3 being blown to smithereens and radioactive dust from its fissile core being spread over the terrain, the cores of Reactors 1 & 2 could have been extracted in an almost-routine fashion. With the high radioactivity from the dust, it became a nightmare…

        By the way, Reactors 1 & 2 should not have melted down, despite what the owned-media portrays. “Gem Stone” wrote a long article on the multiply-multiply-redundant safety-systems of those reactors. There were something like fifteen different independent systems, some not even electrically-dependent, that ALL had to fail before each reactor failed to automatically shut down.

        “Gem Stone” made a good case for something like the StuxNet computer-virus causing the unbelievably-complete ‘failure’ of all these systems. StuxNet (probably developed by the US and Israel) has a modus operandi – taking over control of any device (switches, pumps, machinery) that uses certain Siemens electrical-controllers, and simultaneously sending fake readings to the operators of the device operating normally. This was how Iranian centrifuges were over-sped to destruction without operators being aware of the real situation, for example.

        He went into detail about how the reactor operators thought Reactors 1 & 2 were operating normally, while the cores were turned to full power and pumps & safety systems went off-line. Plus more. THAT was how the cores of Reactors 1 & 2 melted. Suspicious as hell…

        • Nathan on December 17, 2015 at 6:45 am

          Yes it is suspicious, it makes me think TPTB have no regard for Earth or the inhabitants on it, they would rather ruin the world too rule it then make it better and lose power, very very sad state of mind

    • zendogbreath on December 16, 2015 at 12:09 am

      stuxnet just happened to have downed their previously secure computer systems earlier in the day. this in a company who’s security was being provided by an israeli security company. as i remember stuxnet was an israeli intel/cia invention. delivery of stuxnet had to have been from the corporati providing the computer systems since the systems were all security hardened or closed circuit aka off line.

      also the depth of the earthquake causing the tsunami was telling. something like 9.5 km. a look at elf atmospheric heaters and earthquake induction reveals that the few know inducted (man-made) quakes were all at about 9 to 10 km deep. doesn’t seem like much about anything until one views a geologic survey chart of earthquake depths. range is amazing. more telling is frequency at various depths. it’s so obviously not random – it’s as obviously engineered as 3 buildings dropping in on themselves at freefall speeds all in the same day.

      thank you g. everything above was news to me. although not so surprising.

      • zendogbreath on December 16, 2015 at 12:14 am

        wow g. apparently like minds think alike and at the same time. gemstone is not the only nor the first. yep it was siemens and another IT company. clearly a cia op. keep looking around. gemstone sounds like a good source. other aggregators have similar and more out there.

  5. Nidster - on December 15, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Japan’s decision to re-arm and also launch its own anti-terrorism capability is the big story of course, but also consider Russia’s growing influence with a country that has territorial claims in the South China Sea.

    Russia is offering to help the Philippines with their serious security threats in the South China Sea. This appears to be another example where Mr. Putin is offering to help a US ally that is probably worried Washington has lost any common sense it may have once had. Here is a well researched article that appeared in Russia Beyond the Headlines.

  6. DownunderET on December 15, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    It’s a little had to figure out exactly what Japan is up to. I’ve been to Japan twice and I can tell you they live like no other people on the planet. I did encounter some Indians who owned an Indian restaurant, and also a few Brazilians who owned coffee shops, but generally totally ethnic. Japan is a beautiful place and I like the Japanese people, BUT, the Japanese government gets an B-, just look at their monetary policy, bout the same as the Fed. Saying that, and after going there, I find it hard to believe that any Islamic problem could arise there, it aint gunna happen, so I read all this as “wind”.

  7. Aridzonan_13 on December 15, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Japan arming itself may be more to do with stopping another Fukushima. There were allegations that the alleged EQ that caused the tsunami, was set off to save the West Coast of the U.S. It had unintended consequences. Or not. Once again, who knows?? However, Japan has been nuked twice by the U.S.(USARMY/GE) It’s had enough. Having anti-“terror” forces would be a good idea. Being prepared for “terror” might be a good idea for all.

  8. marcos toledo on December 15, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Could it be Japan has had enough of putting up with the Western European morons. Especially the Northmen Atlantic Alliance barbarian fantasies along with their fellow barbarian chiefdoms from Arabia and Turkey. Now if they settle their differences with China, Russia and their relatives in Korea things can finally be looking up for Japan.

    • Nathan on December 15, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      I agree Marcos the western powers have been sticking it to Japan for awhile now

  9. old97polarcat on December 15, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Hmmm. How do you square decades of Japanese “leadership” engaging in enormously self-injurious economic behavior for Japan at the behest of the Empire with this presumably self-protective behavior. In other words, why slit your own people’s throats for 30 years because the Empire tells you to, and then, all of a sudden, decide it’s important to take proactive efforts to protect your “flank.” Are you suggesting there is some sort of schism in high-level Japanese government? Because it sure looks to me like Abe is fully and willingly under the thumb of Empire in every other conceivable area.

    • zendogbreath on December 15, 2015 at 11:57 pm

      good point. my first thought was it’s a good name for a new gladio unit being set up in japan.

  10. DanaThomas on December 15, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Could be taking a leaf out of the book of those German special units which occasionally manifest their presence in various parts of the world.

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