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"If Japan is attacked, we will fight World War Three ... with our lives and with our treasure," he said, adding, "If we're attacked, Japan doesn't have to help us at all," Trump said. Japan, he claimed, "can watch it on the Sony television, okay, the attack."
Its Article 9 declares "the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes".
originally posted by: operation mindcrime
Weren't Japanese people protesting US military activity in that area?
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: JAGStorm
Frankly I'm tired of my country putting more concern into how other people run their countries than how we run our own... And it shows.
I'm all for a period of increased isolationism, some other countries are probably ready for it too. Trying to militarize Japan further (which we have been trying to do for some time now) is like asking them to denounce deep seeded religious beliefs.
Wherever the standard of freedom and Independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
I am much more willing to call it non-interventionism than isolationism as we should still be, as per our founding principles, well open to peace, commerce, diplomacy and friendship with as many other nations as we can, but as to the rest:
Yeah I thought so. The OP reads as if the japanese are getting the short end of the stick but in reality it's a little different.
Not well informed on the subject but who would want to attack Japan? With all the allies (not just US) it has it seems like a selfdestructive choice?
The bases in Japan seems more like it is for the benefit of the US.