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SDF on alert for possible North Korean ballistic missile launch

Is there an election coming?

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@Sense - precisely.... Like clockwork. As the election nears LDP rolls out the North Korean bogeyman...wait for the pics of Patriot missile battery in Tokyo being deployed followed by the media stories about the NK abductees in a couple of days. Possibly followed by the Chinese and Russian military intrusion threats. That is unless the yen weakens, stockmarket picks up and Abe gets some unlikely good economic figures in the next few weeks. Completely predictable. Anything to get the focus away from the failings of Abenomics and LDP backed Matsuzoe, s scandal. Politics 101.

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Enough talk, shoot it down and send a message to China or Russia that Japan means business, importantly make them remember Japan of ol...

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... South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported, citing an unnamed government source.

marcelitoJUN. 21, 2016 - 05:27PM JST @Sense - precisely.... Like clockwork. As the election nears LDP rolls out the North Korean bogeyman

Are you proposing the LDP controls the Yonhap News Agency enough to be able to plant a story?

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Katsu78 - I,m proposing that around J-election time any North Korean " threat " gets regularly blown out of proportion in J- media - ( which the LDP definately can and does influence). That much is blindingly obvious to all but the staunchest LDP die hard fans.

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It's already been proven that stories are planted in the media by governments the world over

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South Korea is also on alert. I suppose they are going along for the sake of Japan's LDP.

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Both the ruling party in South Korea and the LDP coordinate with the US, that is well known, as the leaders of both parties were supported by the US following the end of WWII

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I have to give much respect to Japan on this.

Imagine if you made even the slightest with move with your hardware and your neighbors started sounding sirens and reporting all over the place.

This is just awesome preparedness, and a very good way of telling the North that Japan knows what they're doing in the slightest detail. It won't be necessary to fire a shot. It's beautiful. Japan will sleep safe tonight. Peace on the seven seas!

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This news is becoming like a weather report. Though NK fires a missile toward and over japan, Japan will not shoot it down.

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Though NK fires a missile toward and over japan, Japan will not shoot it down.

Japan has rules of engagement like a "Boy Scout" would. They'd rather slap on more and more sanctions on NK. If worse came to worse, they'd wait for US retaliation to be initiated.

Then just prob stand-bye and watch from their SDF bases.

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Wc626Jun. 21, 2016 - 11:24PM JST Though NK fires a missile toward and over japan, Japan will not shoot it down.

Depends on where the missile is projected to land. If it's destined to land in the sea, as all NK launcheds in the past have, why shoot it down?

Japan has rules of engagement like a "Boy Scout" would. They'd rather slap on more and more sanctions on NK. If worse >came to worse, they'd wait for US retaliation to be initiated. Then just prob stand-bye and watch from their SDF bases.

Not "probably"- it's definitely. Look at their constitutional constraints.

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Oh you know, it's probably for their July 4th fireworks show. A few nukes here, a few missiles there... the usual.

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Japan should just blow that firecracker out of the sky and send their aircraft carriers out to the Sea of Japan along with a few more around the Senkakus.

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