By Theodore Shoebat
The ruling bloc of Japan’s government has just approved for their country to export weapons to other countries. The Buddhist party, New Komeito, while often presenting itself as a party of peace, also approved of the resolution. Shoebat.com forewarned you about the New Komeito’s activities in regards to enabling Japan to transfer weapons:
Now we see the current dangerous activity of the Liberal Democratic Party of Shinzo Abe and his partnering party, the Buddhist New Komeito.
The two parties have very recently produced a plan that will permit Japan to export arms, a decision that is contradictory to its pacifist constitution.
Japan claims that the exportation of weapons will be done under certain guidelines, such as the prohibition of transferring weapons to nations in conflict. Shoebat.com, just last week, warned on this resolution before it was passed, stressing on its ambiguities, stating:
Regardless of how much Japan persists in forming a facade of peace, the new guidelines have numerous loopholes and ambiguities. Though it affirms that Japan will not send weapons to nations in conflict, this does not prevent Japan from sending arms to dangerous countries which are not in conflict. Turkey is currently not in conflict, but it is still a threatening nation undergoing a revival of Islamic fundamentalism.
There are two aspects of this resolution that raises red flags. According to Kyodo News International, Japan can give weapons only for the purpose of “contributing to international cooperation and the country’s security interests”.
“International cooperation” sounds like an appellation for actions such as, lets say, helping the Islamic nation of Turkey obtain nuclear weapons. As Shoebat.com reported before, “The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, agreed that Japan would be providing Turkey with its second nuclear power plant. The pact also adds that Turkey will be allowed to enrich uranium and extract plutonium, a potential material for nuclear weapons.”
The guidelines’s dispensation that Japan can also give weapons for the sake of “the country’s security interests”, sounds like a pretense for exporting arms to people that may not seem to be enemies to the US, but in actuality are. An example of such a seemingly friendly nation is Turkey. Since China is an ally to Iran, Japan may use the US’ animosity toward China as an acceptable excuse to transfer weapons to Turkey under the pretense of weakening Iran, and hence weakening China.
We will see what happens in the future. But what is absolute, is that Japan’s recent resolution to export weapons is dangerous, and will have pernicious consequences. Has not America learned from the past. It was only 73 years ago when Japan attacked US soil.