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Japan deploys Patriots near Tokyo to guard against N. Korean strike

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posted on May, 29 2005 @ 04:14 PM
Japan is preparing to deploy Patriot-3 missiles at its military base in the Tokyo metropolitan area to intercept any ballistic missiles from neighboring North Korea. The unit must be located near Tokyo because their maximum intercept range and altitude is 30 kilometers, giving them only seconds to intercept ballistic missiles headed toward one of the world's largest population centers.
no ones worried about NK

posted on May, 29 2005 @ 04:21 PM
Hell ya,

North Korea is one of the most unstable and unpredictable countries in the world some times I think they do things just to see what others will do. Like drop a missile right in japans back yard. To see what will happen to them. Its actually pretty scary thinking about it.

posted on May, 29 2005 @ 06:02 PM
Thats why we strike there Army Facility's strike there power plants destroy N.K and dismantle them so they can't do anything

posted on May, 29 2005 @ 06:20 PM
hit there Power Stations.Plants and then drop a low-yield Electic Pulse that will dismantle there Electroincs and won't effect South Korea or other neighboring Country's

posted on May, 29 2005 @ 07:18 PM
NK get a lot of aid from Japan, so doing something as idiotic as launching a missile attack at Tokyo or any other major population centre is unlikely.

The missile launches to date have been seen as nothing more than a country desperately vying for attention and using what little military muscle it has to frighten the Japanese into giving them food aid.

By biting the hand that feeds it, they are only ensuring their destruction. Nobody in Asia really wants to give Japan the excuse to go on the march in mainland Asia again.

A more likely target would be any US bases away from major population centres, such as the air base in Northern Japan which is a much closer target for NK. Very little collateral damage, a blow to the US ability to respond and with feelings towards the US in Japan not exactly very high right now, not as much anger from the Japanese population.

Do you have a link for that news story?

posted on May, 29 2005 @ 07:30 PM
ya here the link is

posted on May, 29 2005 @ 07:57 PM
Thanks for that link.

Here is some more information on the deployment of missiles in Japan. It seems that the while the deployment of missiles has been in place for years, the use of Patriot-3 missiles is only a new development.

Japan Prepares for N.Korean Missile Threat

Tokyo is thinking of stationing Patriot-3 missiles at its Fuchu Air Base to intercept any North Korean ballistic missiles, Japan’s Sankei Shimbun daily reported.
The paper said the proposed measure was aimed at defending Tokyo against any attack since the PAC3's maximum intercept range and altitude is 30 km, giving it no more than a few seconds to intercept ballistic missiles descending vertically on their targets. It is therefore advisable for a PAC3 unit to be stationed at the base just outside the capital.

Japan has missile units at six sites nationwide and plans to equip three of them with PAC3 missiles late next year. Anti-air missiles are stationed at four sites around Tokyo, including Iruma Air Base in Saitama Prefecture.

Here is an article reflecting the resentment towards US bases in Japan.

By Eric Talmadge Associated Press

TOKYO — Just outside Tokyo, city officials gathered nearly 60,000 signatures in one month to stop the possible expansion of a U.S. Army camp.

In Japan, where U.S. troop levels are expected to stay about the same at 50,000-plus, even rumors of relatively minor moves have generated jitters.

"Our long-standing position is that we want the base here closed," said Hiroyuki Suzuki, an official in Zama, where the U.S. Army's Japan headquarters are located. Camp Zama is rumored to be a possible new home for several hundred soldiers currently assigned to I Corps at Fort Lewis, Wash.

"We're worried that the base will become more permanent," Suzuki said. Zama officials organized the petition drive to give weight to their opposition and make it more difficult for the Japanese government to accept an expansion plan.

Though anti-base groups have long been active in South Korea, Okinawa and other places where U.S. troops are stationed, the current atmosphere of change has emboldened many.

Japan, Germany and South Korea have long been the major destinations for U.S. troops abroad.

You could take it from these protests that they would rather not be in the firing line if NK started to take pot-shots at US bases. If NK had wanted to annoy Japan, they would never have realised those abductees and their families.

Full article here:

posted on May, 29 2005 @ 08:14 PM
What about the missile that dropped in the Japanese ocean a while back? Do you think that it was a hey look at me my people are starving or was it a sign that we're testing our missile capabilities and you guys are close enough that we can hit you.

posted on May, 29 2005 @ 08:22 PM
Ya N.K is a unstable country Kim is crazy as it gets and all he cares about is his military and him, sooo destroying parts if not the whole country is a plausable option, but I would say strike there Military Installations drop a Electromanatic Pulse knock out most of there weapons pretty much hitt'em hard with the first Pre-Emptive Strike once there communications are down its gonna be hard for them to talk to eachother and findout where there enemy is
or use a Tactical Nuke which is currently being manufactured " low Yield".

[edit on 29-5-2005 by Jamie6661986]

posted on May, 29 2005 @ 08:30 PM
these devolpments are very see this area of the world get volatile and angry not good at all.we need better peaceful leaders to change this problem.

posted on May, 29 2005 @ 08:33 PM
I would recommend the EMP but its not a well tested device and I don't think the US would use it because their not sure if it would have the effect that they want. So the tactical low grade would probably be the one they went with especially since without its leaders and without supplies the N.K. army would surrender quickly.


posted on May, 29 2005 @ 08:37 PM
Will the US ever even try to lay a finger on North Korea? NO!! Who do you think Japan is buying those patriot missles off of?! The ousting of Kim Jong Ill would have been supported by the whole of asia (except maybe China) but for the US the dissappearance of KJI is just bad business it would mean S. Korea would stop putting M-16s into the hands of every male that turns 16 and Japan wouldn't be buying Warships and would probably stop picking up the tab for the US pacific fleet. Collapse of NK would also mean increased pressure from local governments in Japan. This would kick useless american military bases off the island together with American Marines that only seem to rape children. Now I know that's a gross generalization about American Marines. But they are no different from the Jihadists, they believe in something and they are professional killers that are trained to kill for that belief. I bet you those terrorists aren't so evil when they go back to their families. "Oh but the Terrorists kill innocent civilians" please it's not like the US doesn't kill enough civilians, and they don't even try.

Also the Japanese people are starting to wake up to the fact that the history they are taught is what the west and the rest of asia wants them to believe. The defeatist attitude is the core of modern history taught in Japan, any move to change the curriculum is met with seathing protests from China and S. Korea. This is because they understand the effect it has on the human mind to feel guilty. Every Japanese person after WW II has been programed by the educational system (which was overseen by the US in it's infancy) to believe that Japan started the second world war and that it's conquest of asia prior to the war was barbaric and unjustified. These things are far from the truth, the US is what forced the Japanese to open their doors to trade and interaction (at gunpoint I might add) from there the Japanese decided that the only way to survive was to adopt western ways... Tom Cruise... Last Samurai... As the country was being united and the industrial revolution well under way, Japan, being a small string of islands, needed resources so it learned from the British, the Dutch, the Portugese, the Spanish, and the Americans. It started procurement of natural resources through force. It just so happened that the west had already claimed Asia for themselves in what they called Spheres of Influence where they would finance a puppet politician in their area of influence to basically do their bidding, a more culturally friendly colonial setup ... Well Japan didn't know or didn't care, it just saw what these westerners had been doing the whole time that they've been cleaving eachother up (Fuedal era/Civil war) and now that they were done they wanted a piece of the action.

What do gangsters do when another gang is on their turf? They go to war and so the US did.... Even before the first bombs were dropped on Pearl harbor there were "Volunteer" US fighter pilots in China engaged in dogfights with the Japanese and since the US was Japans biggest supplier of oil at the time an embargo was all that needed to be put in place before glowing coals turned into an all out firestorm...

Plus the US needed to find a way into the war in Europe, Japan was merely a catalyst... and to the united states was not a threat at all... The strongest navy in the world is not so strong if you know what it's doing for the most part without them knowing that you know...

More than half a century after the war the Japanese prime minister catches heat for honoring the fallen soldiers that gave their lives for their country. At the Yasukuni temple all Japanese soldiers who perishied in the fighting were honored including some individuals who were convicted for war crimes. War crimes... such an oxymoron. This and other allegations such as attrocities said to be comitted by the Japanese military during their brief asian excursion have now become ammunition for the countries which were embarassed especially China and S. Korea. They openely sow seeds of anti-japanese sentiment in their education to instill a sort of dignity that has been lost as a result of the occupation. As a result Chinese and Korean people are to this day still extremely patriotic while in Japan anybody with nearly the same amount of patriotism would be dissmissed as a right-wing militarist fanatic. This coupled with an inability to use the military in anyway to influence foriegn policy has turned Japan into a money tree. Repeatedly beating it will result in money falling from the branches.
Many people see the states across the world as allies and enemies... but in the end it's business as usual... everybody for himself... everybody else is a friend through benefit and a foe in direct competition... Can you smell the carbon monoxide and burning flesh? Ahh the wonderful scent of Capitalism...

posted on May, 29 2005 @ 08:38 PM

Originally posted by demosthenes
What about the missile that dropped in the Japanese ocean a while back? Do you think that it was a hey look at me my people are starving or was it a sign that we're testing our missile capabilities and you guys are close enough that we can hit you.

Well there was that and the more convincing demonstration in 1998 when the flew a missile over Japan and into the Pacific. That as well as the latest farting about is just a case of "Hey, look what we can if we were angry with you and had no food, imagine what we could do, if we wanted to".

I still maintain they are just rattling sabres. They didn't do anything back in '98, got their food aid and were quiet for a while.

If they start detonating test nukes, then they are going to be in big trouble.

posted on May, 29 2005 @ 08:41 PM
Good thinking! well EMP would be a good device but like u said its not well tested sooo we have T.N.D "Tactical Nuclear Device"it has EMP init also, so drop that in a High Priority Target and then send in some Fighter's to do even more damage B-52's Ect. Steath Bombers F-18's oh yaaa add this!! "M.O.B" that'll help!

[edit on 29-5-2005 by Jamie6661986]

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