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Tensions increasing between Japan and South Korea

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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 08:43 PM
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Earlier this month, according to the Japanese government, a South Korean warship locked its fire control radar onto a Japanese P-1 that was on a routine patrol inside the Japanese EEZ. South Korea denies the incident, and says that while assisting a North Korean fishing boat that was in trouble, an optical camera saw the P-1 approaching. They also said that the Japanese aircraft flew directly over the warship at low level.

www.independent.co.uk...

Today Japan released video from the aircraft that appears to show the warship locking onto the aircraft multiple times. The aircraft radioed the Korean ship multiple times with no response from the ship. South Korea says that the video shows the aircraft performing a "threatening low-altitude flight" over the ship, and doesn't show what the Japanese claim it does.

www.stripes.com...





posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

If it went hot who do you think the US would back? Neither are part of NATO but both are allies to the US. If Japan is attacked I think NATO has to back them per the WWII surrender agreement.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 09:05 PM
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Well this is interesting when considering there is now peace in the Korean Peninsula, old hates reigniting?



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 09:05 PM
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Can't we all just get along?



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 09:09 PM
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a reply to: TritonTaranis

There might be peace on the Peninsula, but China is still the 800 pound gorilla. The hate never really went away, they've just been willing to work with us, who just happens to be working with the other at the same time.
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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 09:09 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

That's a really tough question. I think we'd step in before it got to that point honestly. They're both long time, extremely valuable allies.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 09:15 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I would hope so. It could get really ugly if North and South Korea made a pact against Japan. That could bring China into the mess also.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 09:18 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Considering Japan's offensive capabilities are extremely limited per the surrender for 99 years... We would be forced to take Japan's side.

But as zaphod said, I'm sure we'd nip it in the bud. The South Pacific is a theater I imagine we'd avoid at all costs.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 09:20 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The Near Future of the Korea's can be Bright , The Japanese are becoming Yesterdays News . Survival of the Fittest Still Rules Capitalism Folks ....



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 09:24 PM
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originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: Zaphod58

The Near Future of the Korea's can be Bright , The Japanese are becoming Yesterdays News . Survival of the Fittest Still Rules Capitalism Folks ....


Capitalism wants South Korea and Japan to prosper.

North Korea is the elephant in the room. Ideally most players want them to stay autonomous. South Korea cannot absorb them comfortably.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

A Psychic once mentioned that Moon Jae In is the reincarnation of Mussolini and his goal is to conquer Japan. Now I don't know if what the guy is saying is true but when hearing about the tension between Japan and South South Korea, it makes one wonder if the guy has a point.




Moon’s past life was the infamous Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. He won the presidency with flying colors, but few can see the ambitions that lie hidden behind his friendly facade.

“We will arm the 80 million citizens of our newly reunified Korea with nukes and missiles, to conquer Japan – a country that cannot even amend its Constitution,” said the guardian spirit of Moon Jae-in in a spiritual interview conducted by Master Ryuho Okawa, founder of Happy Science, just 2 days after the elections.

Master Okawa has given over 700 spiritual messages, but this one was exceptional: Moon’s guardian spirit hid the truth of his past life, and continued to be insincere. Happy Science had to do 3 spiritual messages with the same spirit before he would reveal the truth.

“I am Mussolini, and the current president Moon,” he finally admitted. Indeed, he turned out to be the Italian dictator who created the fascist movement out of the ashes of WWI.





Moon’s guardian spirit laid out his plan to reunify Korea and then colonize Japan.





“Our mission is to destroy Japan,” Moon’s guardian spirit boldly declared, saying he was born again to take revenge for WWII, and to complete his ambitions.





“We will turn Japan into a semi-slave state to use their people as labourers for our profits. That’s the sort of class society I want to make.”


eng.the-liberty.com...
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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

When the North and South Unite , which is just a matter of time , Cheap Labor and High Tech will make " Korea " a Economic Powerhouse Around the WORLD . The Japanese know this Well , and Dread the Possible Implications of it . Even China will see this Obvious Threat to it's Economic Survival . Korea makes the BEST " Stuff " Right Now ...
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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 09:55 PM
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The tension between Korea and Japan has always been far more cultural than economic. One of the reasons tensions have gone up lately is the issue of WWII sex slaves has been raised again.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 10:02 PM
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a reply to: Zanti Misfit

The way you say that makes it seem that the unification could be so easy.

The population of South Korea is 50~ million.

North is 25 million.

North Korea has a gdp that is 1/40~ of the South.

A fair comparison would be if the US absorbed Mexico who has about half our population and 1/20 of our gdp.

It would be detrimental.

Keep in mind that North Koreans are brainwashed. It would take generations to assimilate them into the west.
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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 11:04 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Unfortunately trump is a wild card.

No one can say for sure if he would help our allies or not.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 11:06 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58



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edit on 29-12-2018 by dfnj2015 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 11:08 PM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: LookingAtMars

Unfortunately trump is a wild card.

No one can say for sure if he would help our allies or not.


Congress still has the power to vote on war even though the executive branch has circumvented that since the age of terrorism.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 11:18 PM
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It could be standard practice to lock on to an aircraft coming close to a navy ship. I don't think anything was meant to happen, just a warning. Nobody shot at anybody. I think if a military aircraft came close to one of our ships, our ships would lock on it too. Japan would probably do the same thing, just in case.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 11:42 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

That's just it though, you don't go straight to radar lock. You start by warning them over the radio and using optics to identify them. Being in the Japanese EEZ they had to think this was a Japanese aircraft checking on things.

According to the South Koreans they used an optical system to track them. That means they identified it as Japanese visually and knew it wasn't a threat. There was no reason to escalate like this.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 11:46 PM
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Too much “historical/traditional ancient hate” in that area, one way or another they will jump at each other and possibly causing WW3 for sure.



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