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JAPAN TO DEPLOY MISSILES TO DISPUTED ISLANDS NEAR TAIWAN…

... but read more closely; this article comes courtesy of J.Q., and for those who've been following my speculations that Japan is indeed a turn-key nuclear, and in all probability, thermo-nuclear power, read on: https://americanmilitarynews.com/2021/08/japan-ups-the-ante-against-china-plans-to-deploy-nukes-near-taiwan-next-year/

You'll note that not only is Japan not backing down in its dispute with China over the islands, it is actually deploying military units to some of them which could conceivably also act as shields to Taiwan.

Or to put that differently, Japan is basically stating that any Chinese move against Taiwan is a move against Japan; think twice before pulling that trigger.

This comes within the same time frame as Mr. Putin's recent visit to India, where he and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inked no less than 28 trade and military-technology deals, a set of agreements that once again highlights my personal opinion that Russia is the real "hidden member" of "the Quad" or what I've been calling the Quadruple entente. (The public, "accepted narrative" version of the Quad is that the members are the USA, India, Japan, and Australia. My personal view is that the quad is not an alliance, but a system of "mutual understanding", a Quadruple Entente, and that its members are Russia, Japan, India, and possibly Australia or the USA).  The key to my analysis in the respect has always been that Russia, in order not to become a second-class partner of China or a mere satrapy of it, must have a counterbalancing relationship with the two other Asian powers, Japan and India.

Within that time frame and within this stated intention of Japan to militarize the islands, we get this:

In a move that is expected to challenge China’s dominance in the South China Sea, Japan has reportedly planned to deploy missile units next year on an island that is merely 300 kilometres off the coast of Taiwan. The move is aimed at countering Beijing’s increasing naval presence in an area that carries a history of military disputes, reported Japanese media, adding that the nukes will also help defend against a potential Chinese attack.

Japan is planning to deploy the Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) missile units on the island of Ishigaki, which is only 306km from the Taoyuan Taiwan International Airport. The new unit, which aims to be operational in 2022, is also set to be manned by 500 to 600 troops of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF).

The Japanese defense ministry is also reportedly planning to install an electronic warfare unit on the Yonaguni island by the end of 2023. According to local news outlets, the country is also building a new SDF base on the island of Mageshima. (Boldface emphasis added)

Now... wait just a minute... 

Japanese media is reporting that missiles are going to be deployed and that "the nukes will also help defend against a potential Chinese attack"!?!?

The implication here - if the report is true - cannot be missed: the missiles Japan plans to deploy will be nuclear, and the other implication is also clear: Japan just announced, in a very quiet and typical sort of Japanese way, is "yea we have them, yes we're deploying them, and Taiwan is under their umbrella."

If true, then it is worth recalling what a wrote just a few days ago: Japan going nuclear would not be a matter of just a few hundred warheads, it would be on a scale rivaling that of Russia and the USA...

... and you can bet your bottom reminbi that they noticed in Beijing...

See you on the flip side...

 

20 thoughts on “JAPAN TO DEPLOY MISSILES TO DISPUTED ISLANDS NEAR TAIWAN…”

    1. Yeah, China’s choirboys are singing a rehearsed ‘tune’. We all figured the showdown was near enough, but Japan’ must project some sort of power. Plus, Japan has laid claim to the worlds largest known deposits of lithium located in the South China Sea, and mining operations could be at risk if China is seen as having a freehand to doing the unthinkable. I wonder when, or if the Russians [Putin] will chime in on this?

  1. The Japanese are an honorable peoples and “will defend themselves.”. .

    One would assert also that the Taiwanese, Indian, and Russian will defend their interests (from thugs), too. It will be seen in actions and not conveniently misunderstood translations from attempts at dialogues for show to save face. The Party of the east by going west seems to downplay those realizations. There’s no question that others in the region are watching closely as they’re likely in the crosshairs of the Party.

    Those unmentioned have been patient, too, where the rabid Tiger and bloated Dragon seemed not attentive to what they’ve been ingesting while binging on hubris and vane arrogance with special characteristics.

    1. Reminds me of NoFace metaphor in “Spirited Away.”
      If CCP is the NoFace of current international relations gobbling up all other entities and resources it can, at what point does NoFace get the emetic that forces the complete disgorgement and submission of NoFace?

  2. The problem is TAIWAN HAS BEEN CONSIDERED PART OF CHINA after the Manchus conquered China, they sent a military expedition against Taiwan and annex it. Taiwan was administered by Japan after the Sino-Japanese war of the late 1890s which ended after 1945 when Japan surrendered.

    1. Sovereignty often and distinctly guides people to what they know best and to reconsider what works and what doesn’t. . . . And then their are those who seem to think that reckless ruthlessness carries weight elsewhere by those who know better and do not reveal their wisdom.

  3. Looks like Japan is becoming essential ally to US. They always were, but now they are position is what I’d call privileged. No other country can freely question covid vaccinations like Japan is right now and not pay the price. It is nice to be needed, desperately needed.

  4. https://archive.md/PqVfZ
    In a Boston Court, a Superstar of Science Falls to Earth
    A jury found Harvard chemist Charles Lieber guilty of lying to the federal government about his participation in China’s Thousand Talents recruitment program.

    1. Doc,
      Can you look into an idea I pickedup a few months back about Lieber’s case? Forgot where I got the idea. It revolved around a more likely reason for this prosecution. Govt and WEF’ers wanted Lieber removed from public and legal scrutiny. They had what they needed from him for the tech. They wanted to make sure that anyone pursuing exposure of the Internet of Bodies / singularity / nanochipped everything and everyone / vaxpassport / metaverse tyrants could not get to testimony from Leiber. Without appearing to silence him, they silenced him better than if they’d murdered him.

  5. Robert Barricklow

    Japan knows about Chrysanthemums; [longevity & the symbol of goodwill]
    to nip it in the bud, before…
    In this case, precedence is set.

    White Rabbit

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