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    Japan Re-Arming

    Good or bad?

    I'm on the fence on this one: they were never really called to account for everything they did in WWII, and yet, they have been a very reliable ally and trading partner. Their society can be absolutely Klingon at times, which is good AND bad. They would be a good balance for China and North Korea, but the South Koreans are not their biggest fans (yes, that was sarcastic).

    However, given recent events, it seems almost inevitable.

    Thoughts?

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    [QUOTE=quantum]Good or bad?

    I'm on the fence on this one: they were never really called to account for everything they did in WWII, and yet, they have been a very reliable ally and trading partner. Their society can be absolutely Klingon at times, which is good AND bad. They would be a good balance for China and North Korea, but the South Koreans are not their biggest fans (yes, that was sarcastic).

    However, given recent events, it seems almost inevitable.

    Thoughts?[/QUOTE]

    You're right to some degree, there is still ingrained denial, but remember Japan was nuked, beaten, occupied by us, etc. etc Letting them save face and being spared 100% humiliation by being allowed to keep Hirohito (while Tojo & others rightfully swung from the gallows), unlike what was done at Versailles to Germany at the end of WWI allowed the democratization of an almost undemocratizable place-like what some think CANT be done in the ME

    Arm, or give Japan the green light to arm Themselves with Nukes
    like we did in Europe
    (its theorized they have the technology & could do this in less than 6 months)
    MAD is the way to go

    I would extend the same to Taiwan but only after Japan
    is in place-tough tuchus if its too "provocative"
    N. Korea does NOTHING without China's guiding hand
    and backing

    IMO, the younger generation of S. Koreans on the other hand,
    have proven to be totally ungrateful for the protection
    alliance immigration commerce afforded to them by America and
    cannot be trusted to have nukes or be a completely reliable ally
    despite their sending a few thousand troops to Iraq
    and may have designs on becoming nuclear power through the
    back door route of reunification
    no $ from me for Kia, Hyundai, Samsung, LG/Zenith or any of their junk
    if I can help it, ever

    To those hypocrites who wail about the fallacy of
    not enough / stretched thin troops in Iraq, I'd "redeploy"
    the 35,000+ troops twiddling their thumbs in S. Korea
    to the ME and let S. Korea take on more of their own defense

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