Skip to comments.Germany backs Japan as North Korea increases regional tensions
Posted on 04/09/2013 9:37:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The German government, through its Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, has told Japan that they can count on their support in the midst of the rising tensions in the region due to North Koreas threats to attack. The statement was made after the meeting of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) in The Hague, Netherlands.
The 10 country bloc was initiated by Australia and Japan in 2010 and also includes the Netherlands, Turkey, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates plus Canada, Chile, Poland. The aim of the initiative is to get all countries to abide by the Non-Proliferation Treaty so the world will finally be free of nuclear weapons. At the ministerial meeting this week, the issue of North Korea was topmost on everyones mind. Westerwelle said it is important that they send a clear message to North Korea now more than ever that their actions are not acceptable and they should not inflame the conflict on the Korean peninsula.
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Now all they need is to get Italy to join, and it will be just like old times.
ROFLMAO! Great point.
If Germany wants to provide some muscle I’m okay with it. They are the most capable power in Europe.
Let them do some heavy lifting for a change. The U.S. has been bearing the burden since WWII.
That’s exactly how Barack must feel.
I really find it hard to believe that NK would be so stupid as to actually follow through with an attack on Japan or SK. This is just the same-ol-same-ol where NK acts like a petulant child and we throw a billion dollars at them to make them go away...for a while. Nothing will happen. But then, I thought Obozo would get his butt kicked last November, too.
>>I really find it hard to believe that NK would be so stupid as to actually follow through with an attack on Japan or SK
It would be an utter lose-lose situation for the military brass. If they actually make an effective strike in first, they they’ll get taken out in the C&C strikes that follow. If not, then they’ve lost face which is a capital offense in that country.
Perhaps Jong-un has some of the same nihilism that infects Iran.
The ‘Madman theory’ and ‘uncertainty principle’? North Korea isn’t a country so much as an insane asylum that decided sixty years ago that Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eightfour’ wasn’t so much a warning as a primer.
What the NPDI may not appreciate is that the only thing preventing the ‘WarsRUs’/’War Is Peace’ folks from letting their Estes rockets fly is the very real fear of nuclear destruction visited upon them by—US.
The reason they’re so frisky lately, IMHO: three initials. BHO.
If anything, they would be confident that their ally Red China will make the “One” back down.
I wouldn’t say that Iran is alone in being nihilistic and wishing to bring about a nuclear conflict, though. Always err on the side of madness on your enemy’s part.
Steyn wrote in ‘America Alone’ pretty much that thought, for the same reasons Britain and France backed down in the Suez ‘56.
News is saying, today, from overseas and tweets... that there’s a split in the N.Korean Military about Kim-Un having authority in the country.....this from the guy who shot his General and escaped recently...now apparently undercover somewhere in China.
But I’ve also read this along the way, this fraction from within the military....so I do think some of this is Kim trying to get control of the Military and apparently having a tough time at doing so.
This would also tie in with the reports Kim has tripled his personal security at all levels....
The countries people are forced to rat out each other, because if they know omeone’s doing something wrong, and it’s learned they knew but didn’t report it, they and or family members are sent to the gulogs or killed. So everybody is constantly looking over each others shoulders.......I love the idea Kim-Un has to do likewise....he’s apparently afraid now of even the people.
???? Does that mean troops? Or moral support?
ATTENTION GOVERNMENT SCHOOL GRADS: Don't even TRY to understand. This humor is WAY above your GPA.
Germany makes the best submarines.....
Nice to see that Germany doesn’t forget her old friends and allies when things get bad for one of them. Would that America had the same memory for old allies.
The North is laughing at the response by South Korea. Not so much as one shot fired and there begging China and Russia to intervene.
“ATTENTION GOVERNMENT SCHOOL GRADS: Don’t even TRY to understand. This humor is WAY above your GPA.”
A sophmoric reference to WWII above my GPA??? Sorry champ, you home/private schoolers will have to do better than that. WWII references are way overdone and tiresome anyway. Any fool can watch the History Channel and blather on endlessly about the war ad nauseam. Too may people think history begins and ends with WWII. It doesn’t.
But, you know, if Italy and Japan were to join without Germany, but with the rest of the west, it would be like even older times.