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Japan wants U.N. emergency talks if N Korea launches rocket

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Japan will try and use this to get a permanent seat on the security council - something that will NEVER happen and never should.

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Japan will try and use this to get a permanent seat on the security council - something that will NEVER happen and never should.

Perhaps the UNSC could benefit from having some permanent members with a "pacifist" constitution...

Instead the US and the UNSC seem intent on having Japan modify it's current constitution to allow it to contribute aid visa-vie troops and security forces for policing and peace keeping BEFORE they even consider giving Japan the status within the council...

In consideration of their already disproportionate contributions to the UN's ongoing efforts worldwide Japan is fully deserving of a UNSC permanent seat...

AFAIC... Asia needs a more even representation on the SC than the only current permanent member from Asia...

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When Japan quits testing their own missiles and gives up its space ambitions it will have something to say about North Korea.

Japan has no business addressing the UNSC let alone becoming a member because they do not provide even their own defense let alone establish some position of partnership on a material basis for the aisia. They have done nothing sans serving as another base for American military in asia to bring stability to the region. Their divisive rhetoric and coercive regional economic policies disqualify them.

At this point, there is no conclusive intel on the nature of the launch and it is ridiculous for members of the UN to be thumbing a sovereign nation for pursuing both military and economic aims that they enjoy. Should North Korea cow tow to Japan and America at this point, they loose any bargaining power that they may have.

IF the UN wants to bring them under submission they are going to have to cough up more than a few boat loads of food to buy their sovereignty. As whack as I think the the country is, you have to admire their refusal to bend under the pressure and carrots until they get something substantial.

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I don't know if DPRK reads JT, but if they do, they should keep the 6way talks relevant. The situation is very complex and longstanding, or the problems would have been resolved by now. Conflicts may happen, but in the end, the mid term and long term solution will have to come from a negotiated settlement from the 6way talks. DPRK is by far the weakest player in this situation (the technology being launched is over 50 years old), but in the 6way talks, there is parity. In order of importance, first is the denuclearization, second would be demilitarization in the immediate area, third would be outstanding issues that arose from the situation (example: abductions). There is sooooo much to be resolved that it would require exceptional people at the 6way talks, or nothing will be accomplished, especially the DPRK. Regardless of any number of incidents occur, the resolution of the problem will eventually have to lead to something like the 6way talks, or the problem will not go away. DPRK may be facing extreme insecurity and deprivation for decades in the 21st Century.

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Wow, get the U.N. to talk about this, that'll scare them! The U.N. is irrelevant and impotent. Should be disbanded.

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"The U.N. is irrelevant and impotent."

Yes, and for all we know Kim Jong Ill has taken a page from the Hussein files and is paying the UN off !

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Japan says it has no intention of trying to shoot down the rocket.

Talk about flip flopping on the issue. North Korea really knows how to push Japan buttons.

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If Japan interrupts this rocket and North Korea shows military aggression to Japan then I believe the Japanese should lift the 9th Amendment and give North Korea what they have been asking for...A good old fashion butt kicking.

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No flip flopping, gogogo. Japan NEVER had the intention to shoot it down. Only when something goes wrong and it, or parts of it, fall on Japanese soil. To protect it's people. NK is not pushing any Japanese buttons......that's only wishful thinking from your side.

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What the press doesn't tell here is that NK already announced retaliation if Japan shoots down their missile.

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"I don't know if DPRK reads JT, but if they do, they should keep the 6way talks relevant"

I'm sure the Korean Central News Agency monitors all the worlds media, including this site.

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bandogeek, do you really think that Japan is in the shape with it's wanna be boy scouts to give anyone an ass kicking? Not to mention that China is just itchin for a chance to try their technology out on the US. and it would be the perfect chance to stand up for their underdog brethren. with the economy already on the ropes, lets throw a Chinese blockade in the mix. how much food/oil/rice/twinkies do you really think is on this little island? I would die without some aussie beef. who knows what NK would send this way if their back was against the wall. remember that Japan is downwind. I certainly would not like to be caught in the middle while I am here. Japan should spend more time making friends instead of making gross statements that need to be backed up by Obama.

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war = stupid. doesnt solve anything. >;l war is not necessary. People just want it. Stupid people want war. Idiots. >:[

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Japan has to push on this issue w/ the UN, b/c every major DPRK rocket test will start to be a trajectory over Japan - it is a horrible precedent primarily due to the manufacturer of the rocket/flying projectile is diverting funds away from food/heating oil to fire these tests which puts into question the integrity of the rockets - these are not well funded and quality tested rockets. Who knows what they cannibalized to build these rockets?

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Japan is right to push the issue with the UN no matter how futile. It's the best start. It will put the Chinese in the position of having to support their lap dog or supporting stability in SE Asia. I wonder which they will choose.

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What the press doesn't tell here is that NK already announced >retaliation if Japan shoots down their missile.

It'll never happen. An attack on Japan draws the US into it. When the US attacks NKorea, China is then drawn into it. China will never permit NKorea to actually start a war.

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bandogeek, do you really think that Japan is in the shape with it's >wanna be boy scouts to give anyone an ass kicking?

Actually, amd surprisingly, yes. Japan does have one of if not the best equipped conventional militaries in Asia.

Not to mention that China is just itchin for a chance to try their >technology out on the US. and it would be the perfect chance to stand up >for their underdog brethren.

China would never start a war wth the US, and most certainly not for their crazy beggar little brother. Theywon't even start one over Taiwan which means infinitely more to them than NKorea.

with the economy already on the ropes, lets throw a Chinese blockade in >the mix. how much food/oil/rice/twinkies do you really think is on this >little island? I would die without some aussie beef.

No Chinese "Blockade" of Japan, or even Taiwan for that matter can happen without China being able to eliminate the US 7th Fleet first. And they can't, period.

who knows what NK would send this way if their back was against the >wall. remember that Japan is downwind. I certainly would not like to be >caught in the middle while I am here.

NKorea has had their back against the wall for over 50 years and the only thing they are capable of sending are angry words and threats of destruction.

Japan should spend more time making friends instead of making gross >statements that need to be backed up by Obama.

Japan has a contitution that prohibits them from starting wars, while NKorea shoots missles over Japan in defiance of a 2006 UN Resolution, but you find fault with Japan?

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[techall at 11:36 AM JST - 3rd April Wow, get the U.N. to talk about this, that'll scare them! The U.N. is irrelevant and impotent. Should be disbanded.]

Yeah I agree. What can you say about an organization of which one of the Permanent seats on the security council actually attacked and fought a war with the other members not on it's own soil but on it's neighbor's soil? Useless Nations.

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Japan at the UN Headquarters:

Japan Diplomat: North Korea has fired a missile! Japan demands the UN convene an emergency meeting of the Security Council at once!!!

Two hours later, after the UN Security Council convenes for Japan:

Japan Diplomat: Eeetooo....There actually wasn't a missile launch...the Japanese government was mistaken...

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@bushlover: Happened more than once. The U.N. passes resolutions and the offending country just ignores it.

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Much ado about very little. A week from now, you'll be wondering why all the fuss. Take the dog out for a walk.......

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just ignore North Korea. The only thing it can do is launch a rocked that dumps in to the ocean. A more fitting metaphor for a country cannot be had.

No NK is hopeless, the real challange is China. Deal with China and you can deal with North Korea. China supplies all it's oil and most of its food. Get China on your side then you have something. Until then, do something else more meaningful.

This is like a crying child that isn't hurt. You can't break the habit until you have the strenght to walk away/ignore it.

Bye bye North Korea, bye bye

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