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U.S., Belgium, France and Japan to hold Mideast naval exercise

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So last week we were condemning China for doing exactly this near Japan. But its fine when Japan does it as the US lap dog?

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All foreign navies should be confined to their own territories. They are not doing trade or tourism.

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Anything related to French in war doctrine is worthless.

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Good job, need to show these dictators the world is against them

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Good news. Freedom-loving democracies have every right to ensure freedom of the seas and rule of law.

All foreign navies should be confined to their own territories. They are not doing trade or tourism.

Wrong. Do you realize the amount of trade Japan moves through the area? It seems the Gulf of Oman attacks have very conveniently slipped your memory.

Japan is right to join similar democracies and protect her commecial vessels with any force necessary. This is a peaceful move, unlike the Communists in the waters around Japan, trying to trigger an all-out war.

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Mr KiplingToday  08:49 am JST

So last week we were condemning China for doing exactly this near Japan. But its fine when Japan does it as the US lap dog?

These nations have had their merchant ships attacked in the area. Your beloved Chinese PLA Navy ship was in an area where no Chinese ship has been attacked. Lap dog sound tasty to you?

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Astonishing, still money left to throw out of the window for nothing. That JS Ariake belongs near the Senkakus , not thousands of miles away. Or take the money for Fukushima rebuilding or Olympia canceling costs. Anything else would make more sense than to go there in the Middle East.

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There are only attacks because crusader countries have invaded.

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Good to see the might of Belgium being exerted on the world stage, let Iran tremble the Belgians are here!

All joking aside there is a huge amount of trade passes through there, we all have a vested interest in protecting and maintaining free and safe passage through the oceans of the world regardless of the wishes of a rabid bunch of god bothering tin pot dictators.

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It is refreshing to see nations that do not traditionally hold exercises together, getting together to do so.

When was the last time Belgian and Japanese ships worked together? Establishing new friendly contacts to work in unison and to protect the free navigation of trade in the Mideast is of benefit to all who sail there. Japan really needs to be able to have working alliances with other friendly nations no matter where in the world it is needed. Amend or delete article 9 so that Japan can reciprocate providing military assistance with its friends. Safety in numbers.

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So last week we were condemning China for doing exactly this near Japan. But its fine when Japan does it as the US lap dog?

Japan perhaps does not want to end up like the hapless South Koreans, with Iran capturing one of their tankers and holding it for ransom.

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Astonishing, still money left to throw out of the window for nothing. That JS Ariake belongs near the Senkakus , not thousands of miles away.

I'll bet the South Koreans wish they had one of their King Sejong class DDGs "thousands of miles away" in the North Arabian Sea when the IRG seized one of their tankers.

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Good, fighting evil !!..

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