Archived material Access restricted Article
Rantburg

Today's Front Page   View All of Sun 03/12/2006 View Sat 03/11/2006 View Fri 03/10/2006 View Thu 03/09/2006 View Wed 03/08/2006 View Tue 03/07/2006 View Mon 03/06/2006
1
2006-03-12 Iraq
Japan May Delay Iraq Withdrawal
Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by Steve White 2006-03-12 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [416 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Thanks.

Maybe they want in on the ground floor of the Iran caper. Wouldn't that be interesting for lots of folks.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-03-12 08:24||   2006-03-12 08:24|| Front Page Top

#2 Think about it. Wouldn't you like a military base near a key source of your energy resource?

Let's review. The Japanese attacked the US because Pres. Roosevelt cut oil exports to Japan. The Japanese sought the Dutch Indonesian oil fields. That meant going past the American Philippines. To protect their line of supply, that meant attacking the US territory and war with the US. They hoped they could negotiate the outcome to come away with the resources. They simply miscalculated on the response.

Note again, what is a key source of oil for the Japanese. Notice who've they've allied themselves with this time around.
Posted by Glising Chaviling8280 2006-03-12 08:39||   2006-03-12 08:39|| Front Page Top

#3 Maybe they want in on the ground floor of the Iran caper. Wouldn't that be interesting for lots of folks.

Two recents stories:

(1) Japan is working with the US on antiballistic missile systems.
(2) A majority of Japanese favor ammending their constitution to remove the restriction on use of troops offensively.
Posted by lotp 2006-03-12 09:30||   2006-03-12 09:30|| Front Page Top

#4 (1) Japan is working with the US on antiballistic missile systems.

Not just working with.... they're designing the warhead and picking up 1/3 of the total costs (of the SM-3. Very, very serious business.
Posted by 6 2006-03-12 14:33||   2006-03-12 14:33|| Front Page Top

#5 Arigato gozaimasu Japan!
Posted by DMFD 2006-03-12 23:09||   2006-03-12 23:09|| Front Page Top

14:36 Icerigger
14:28 Poitiers-Lepanto
14:31 Icerigger
00:00 Edward Yee
23:56 Edward Yee
23:52 Rafael
23:51 Edward Yee
23:50 Edward Yee
23:47 Edward Yee
23:46 Edward Yee
23:39 Edward Yee
23:37 JosephMendiola
23:34 Edward Yee
23:33 Edward Yee
23:28 Edward Yee
23:20 Edward Yee
23:17 USN Ret.
23:13 JosephMendiola
23:09 DMFD
22:59 JosephMendiola
22:41 doc
22:41 phil_b
22:32 VRWconspiracy
22:30 Desert Blondie

Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
3.233.226.151

Merry-Go-Blog










Paypal:
Google
Search WWW Search rantburg.com