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Japan protests after N Korea fires short-range missiles

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Protesting to NK is like banging one's head up against a wall, all it does it gives one a headache.

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The firing came hours before the U.S.-South Korean military exercises were scheduled to begin, drills which the secretive North denounces as a preparation for war.

Military exercises ARE a preparation for war, just maybe not today.

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Way to go north korea!

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RE: Japan needs to tread a fine line between conveying its condemnation to Pyongyang while not derailing bilateral talks aimed at resolving the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korean agents decades ago.

What fine line, there are no fine lines dealing with NK. The heavy sanctions have done nothing except show the world it's all hot air and meaningless. The Japanese citizens while tragic are viewed as pawns by NK and since they are still in a state of war according to them only, then this country needs to be dealt with resolution that comes when one is at war. That is what they know but others have failed to understand this. Words and more sanctions will not work for the NK regime as they have proven well for the last 40 yrs that I know of, perhaps longer.

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Lodging protest is not going to help.Solution lies in developing superior capabilities and getting adequately prepared to face stoutly adverse contingencies developing in the neighbourhood

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Japan can revise her history and change her JSDF role, so is NK within her own right to do what she think is right.

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A boy (NK) trying to play with Men

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Japan can revise her history and change her JSDF role, so is NK within her own right to do what she think is right.

One big difference, at least Japan doesnt have nukes, and by your logic it would be alright for NK to use whatever means necessary to get "their" point across.

It's got nothing to do with revising history, and your comments here are just looking to stir the pot.

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Wow! (Let me load up my guns) They lodged a swift & stern protest to NK. Abe & cabinet are sidelined. Git ur binoculars and just watch, this one is for the hard-core ROK Marines, US Marines & the 7th fleet.

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Fatboy Kim lays a couple of rubber doughnuts on the highway of international relations. Meanwhile his nation is up on blocks in the garage.

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N. Korea really knows how to push all the buttons that push all Japan's buttons.

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Ooooh a protest should leave the North Koreans quaking in their boots

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Tell me about it, NeoJ- Is the cabinet trying to score a couple points in the news for "lodging a swift & stern" protest. Gimee a break'

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Ooooh a protest should leave the North Koreans quaking in their boots

Actually, it might do, if the protest contained a threat to put some economic sanctions back in place. The despicable dirty, filthy, lying pigs that run that country rely a lot on funds sent home from North Koreans living in Japan.

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It is actually pretty bad how we take this less seriously. I mean, imagine NK fires at any other country. It means war.

Yet the world is too busy criticizing Japan's "nationalism" and how it is stepping back to her "Imperialism"???

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Actually, it might do, if the protest contained a threat to put some economic sanctions back in place. The despicable dirty, filthy, lying pigs that run that country rely a lot on funds sent home from North Koreans living in Japan.

Protests and sanctions do not hurt the people in power in NK they hurt the common folk who end up suffering because of them. The common people rely on the funds not the government, they could give a crap about the people.

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Japan protests after N Korea fires short-range missiles

'Short-range' is probably North Korean used to described a missile they hoped was long-range, but it fell short.

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@yubaru

Protests and sanctions do not hurt the people in power in NK they hurt the common folk who end up suffering because of them. The common people rely on the funds not the government, they could give a crap about the people.

This is not oil-rich Iraq where Saddam and his sickening sons had built up their own personal billions. These funds are used to buy luxury goods and medical supplies for the top-level scum. The next priority is feeding their army. That's why the previous ugly fat pig who lead the country went bananas when the US shut down their bank account in Macau. There is absolutely no way their average poverty-stricken peasants benefit from these particular sources of revenue

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This is not oil-rich Iraq where Saddam and his sickening sons had built up their own personal billions. These funds are used to buy luxury goods and medical supplies for the top-level scum. The next priority is feeding their army. That's why the previous ugly fat pig who lead the country went bananas when the US shut down their bank account in Macau. There is absolutely no way their average poverty-stricken peasants benefit from these particular sources of revenue

No kidding, hence my commenting in reply to your comment about sanctions. You think that, according to your previous comment, that they will matter, they don't.

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