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Samurai big puncture

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The invisible presence of the United States at the table of Russian-Japanese negotiations from time to time becomes quite visible and therefore more destructive.


Samurai big puncture


The other day, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono made an anti-Russian statement that was not quite typical of Japanese diplomacy. No, I don’t want to say at all that anti-Russian rhetoric in Tokyo is not held in high esteem, Quite the contrary. But traditionally it always revolves around the same beloved Japanese theme - the allegedly controversial affiliation of the four islands of the Kuril ridge.
And then suddenly the Japanese minister spoke almost as a representative of a superpower and said that Russia's actions "led to a situation where the United States was forced to develop low-yield nuclear warheads."

"Now Russia is destabilizing the world nuclear community, which is promoting the development and use of small nuclear warheads," said Kono. He said that Japan supports the new US nuclear doctrine and that the development of low-yield nuclear warheads by the USA is caused by the development of such technologies by Russia.

This demarche of the Japanese minister caught my attention at once for two reasons.
First of all, I was frankly struck, I would even say the pro-American duty officer of this representative of supposedly sovereign Japanese power. Which has become a very eloquent reminder of who is who in world politics. And what an unenviable role in it actually plays Japan.

And, apparently, this role is very little different from that purely official, which this country crushed by America in the wake of the Second World War, was honored to receive from the hands of its American "liberators".
And indeed - there is no reason to believe that modern Japan is at least one iota more independent in matters of foreign policy than in September of the 1945 year.

If someone, in order to prove “the obvious growth of Japanese sovereign ambitions” reminds of the existence of armed forces in this country, formally prohibited by its own constitution, one thing can be said about this - these armed forces are built and equipped in strict accordance with the military -political interests of the United States, which actively use Japan as part of its global policy.

By the way, exactly история with the resurgence of the outlawed Japanese war after the war, this is the best illustration of the fact that no law was written to the United States. And their guiding principle is the notorious "If you can not, but really want, you can." After all, the following is written in black and white in the Japanese constitution:

Chapter ІІ, Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan "Refusal from War":
“Sincerely striving for international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever reject war as the sovereign right of the nation, as well as the threat or use of armed force as a means of resolving international disputes. To achieve the goal indicated in the previous paragraph, land, sea and air forces, as well as other means of war, will never be created in the future. The right to a state of war is not recognized. ”


However, when the States needed to build up military forces in the Far East against the USSR and China, they immediately spat on all military bans established by them for the Japanese and allowed them almost everything except what could be directed exclusively against them. That is why Japan still does not have aircraft carriers.

But all the other types of troops and weapons, including offensive ones, which are completely prohibited to Japan, it develops without any problems. Including combat shock Aviation, landing helicopter carriers and marines.



But what's more, Japan has recently, without a single objection from the United States, engaged in the development of an offensive missile weapons.

"In connection with the unstable regional situation, Japan is considering the possibility of creating a production of long-range cruise missiles to attack ground targets," Japanese media reported, citing government sources. The Japanese budget for 2018 included expenditures for the purchase of cruise missiles from the United States and Norway, but they decided in Tokyo that it was necessary to start their own production, reports TASS with reference to Sankey. According to the source, the prototype of the first rocket will be ready for 2022 year..

It would seem, against such a background, when Japan itself in the most active way, contrary to international obligations and the laws of its own country, regains its offensive military potential, Japanese politicians famous for their Eastern wisdom should be silent in a rag about other countries that supposedly undermine something and destabilize. As it is, it is not entirely clever on the part of a power, which has “by the very thing” a cannon.

And the fact that the Japanese minister ignores simple everyday rule in the most sassy way. saying “whose would be mooing, and yours would be silent,” says precisely that Japan is not very capable of acting in strict accordance with their own interests. And this is clearly unformatted for Tokyo hitting Russia, about some obscure mini-nuclear charges, from which a mile off carries the interests of Washington, says a lot.

And, above all, that the degree of state independence of Japan, despite its entire sovereign entourage and even its own army, remains, to put it mildly, a big question. In the same way, by the way, like Germany, which, up to now, so zealously dances under the American tune, that there is a legitimate bewilderment about the reasons for the German government’s so total disregard for the German national interests. Which, for example, at the very least, suggest an unpredictable confrontation with Russia over Ukraine.

As for Japan, its servility to Washington, which is confirmed in practice, forces Moscow to look closely at its eastern neighbor from this angle. Indeed, it is one thing to have relations with a fully sovereign state, which defends its own, albeit not very acceptable, but at least understandable interests. And it is quite another when under the guise of such a subordinate to the world hegemon a country pushes exactly what its overlord needs.

The fact that the topic of the Kuril Islands is raised in many of its toughest form in Japan - demands for the unconditional return of the “northern territories” allegedly occupied by Russia does not correlate better with Japanese, but with American aspirations. The two neighboring countries, which have extensive mutual interests, could certainly reach some kind of compromise solution that suits both parties. And such options, like the creation of zones of joint economic activity, from time to time come up on the negotiation agenda.

But then, as if by the invisible hand of someone, these compromise initiatives are curtailed, the tone of the Japanese side is tightened again, and the progress that seemed to have come to naught. And the Japanese foreign minister, who suddenly ran into Russia about its allegedly destabilizing role in the global nuclear community, to which, by the way, Japan itself has nothing to do. Of course, he could not help but understand what dire consequences this would lead in the dialogue on Kuril affairs. But Japan, it seems, is not really the mistress itself. And why Americans need it is also a small mystery.

The Kuril archipelago is of considerable military and strategic importance as an island ridge covering Russia from the Pacific. It is quite obvious that a hard transition of at least part of the local islands under the sovereignty of Japan will have the most fatal effect on the strength and reliability of this natural safety belt. And if foreign (read-American) military bases are deployed there, which is absolutely inevitable due to the same Japanese servitude, the US military will get a very convenient strategic base for direct control of the entire Russian Far East.

This seems to be the most feared in Moscow. And thanks to the Japanese Foreign Minister, who once again and utterly lucidly reminded about who Moscow is actually dealing with when it is engaged in a dialogue with Tokyo.
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  1. Bykov.
    Bykov. 13 February 2018 07: 21
    +7
    First of all, I was frankly struck, I would even say the pro-American duty officer of this representative of supposedly sovereign Japanese power. Which has become a very eloquent reminder of who is who in world politics. And what an unenviable role in it actually plays Japan.

    Japanese have their own Poroshenko, this is Kono.
    1. Finches
      Finches 13 February 2018 07: 31
      +19
      "Thick dew laid on the grass, Fogs fell, wide. That night the samurai decided to cross the border by the river ...." It is necessary to put powerful amplifiers on the shore of the extreme island and broadcast this song round the clock for Kono and other warlike children of the red sun ... Either enlightenment will come in the brains, or they will make themselves hara-kiri from anger! laughing
      1. novel66
        novel66 13 February 2018 09: 31
        +9
        straight, my thought is also the first thing that occurred to me hi
    2. Chertt
      Chertt 13 February 2018 07: 33
      +13
      There is no puncture in the "samurai". They operate under US military occupation. And they do as the lord permits them
      1. novel66
        novel66 13 February 2018 09: 31
        +7
        freedom of choice depends on leash length lol
        1. Chertt
          Chertt 13 February 2018 09: 33
          +4
          Quote: novel xnumx
          freedom of choice depends on leash length

          And consent, wear this leash
          1. novel66
            novel66 13 February 2018 09: 34
            +3
            but nobody really asks consent to this - how the "strict worker" was fastened in the 45th
      2. yehat
        yehat 13 February 2018 12: 10
        +1
        I'm afraid you don’t understand why they are doing this
        the first and simplest thing that came to mind blurted out, but in vain
        study Japanese better before making conclusions
        1. dog breeder
          dog breeder 13 February 2018 14: 21
          +10
          yehat Today, 12: 10 ↑
          I'm afraid you don’t understand why they are doing this
          the first and simplest thing that came to mind blurted out, but in vain
          study Japanese better before making conclusions

          Studied. And, frankly, they admired originality, devotion and patriotism. But, this does not apply to modern Japan. A proud shepherd was bent by some dirty shepherd.
          1. yehat
            yehat 13 February 2018 15: 37
            0
            learn about modern. the question seems simple, but in reality hellishly complicated.
            1. Chertt
              Chertt 13 February 2018 18: 06
              +6
              Quote: yehat
              the question seems simple, but in reality hellishly complicated.

              You, in addition to general phrases, have any thoughts. Or pseudo deep phrases, is that all?
              1. yehat
                yehat 14 February 2018 11: 47
                0
                I’ve been studying modern Japan in detail for 3 years and cannot boast that I understand at least half of their actions. I think you know the topic much more poorly, but are sure that you figured it out. It causes my skepticism.
                1. Chertt
                  Chertt 14 February 2018 12: 02
                  +4
                  Quote: yehat
                  I’ve been studying modern Japan in detail for 3 years and cannot boast that I understand at least half of their actions

                  I do not want to argue, but I note that the recognition that you "do not understand what is happening" does not make you an expert on the Japanese issue tongue
                  1. yehat
                    yehat 14 February 2018 12: 30
                    0
                    some verbiage. behind the assessment specialist or not usually hide arrogance
                2. jhltyjyjctw
                  jhltyjyjctw 19 February 2018 12: 55
                  0
                  Quote: yehat
                  I’ve been studying modern Japan in detail for 3 years and cannot boast that I understand at least half of their actions. I think you know the topic much more poorly, but are sure that you figured it out. It causes my skepticism.


                  Study for another 30 years, then, from the height of your greatness, in Japanese succinctly, give out as you exhale a thought sharp as the Occam’s razor, shining like the snowy peak of Fuji. And giggle thoughtfully ...
            2. Lycan
              Lycan 14 February 2018 09: 18
              0
              At one time, the Yankees did not bother about "in reality a hellishly complex issue in Japan." B-29 EnolaGay and B-29 Bockscar leveled this issue to the point of solution. For more than 70 years, the Japanese Gordian Knot does not interfere with the cooperation of Japan and the SGA. smile
              1. jhltyjyjctw
                jhltyjyjctw 19 February 2018 12: 59
                0
                Quote: Lycan
                At one time, the Yankees did not bother about "in reality a hellishly complex issue in Japan." B-29 EnolaGay and B-29 Bockscar leveled this issue to the point of solution. For more than 70 years, the Japanese Gordian Knot does not interfere with the cooperation of Japan and the SGA. smile


                Japan is a prime example of the absolute degradation of an entire nation. In certain circles of Russian society, they are called omitted, with whom not only business is forbidden, but even greetings.
                1. Lycan
                  Lycan 19 February 2018 14: 45
                  0
                  No, well, it’s not worth it to indulge them indiscriminately. Still, both the bombing and (most likely) the compulsory execution of the “legal status” do not weakly limit any of their attempts even to force protection: “The basic law of Japan unequivocally prohibits the creation of any armed formations”
                  Sincerely striving for international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounces war as the sovereign right of the nation, as well as the threat or use of armed force as a means of resolving international disputes. To achieve the goal specified in the previous paragraph, ground forces, naval and air forces, as well as other means of war, will never be created again. The right to wage war by the state is not recognized

                  (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese Self-Defense Forces_Jury
                  wild_status
                  )

                  And what remains for them when the “Yankees” offer them to protect them in the post-war period? Of course, along the way, it will be necessary to provide territories for their (USA) bases. Of course, their choice is not rich. Perhaps he is not as wealthy as he was with Yu. Korea, Taiwan, Guam, etc. As a bonus, technologies and competitive development conditions are applied (if и as long as it is in the interests of the hegemon).
                  PS:
      3. V. Salama
        V. Salama 13 February 2018 17: 56
        +3
        Precisely, the samurai have no puncture, and not because they act on the orders of the United States, but because they act in accordance with their interests, which are common to them with those who want to lean on the shoulder of the United States. We are just a resource for them that needs to be shared. At one time, when asked why Japan began to create the Armed Forces in violation of the Constitution, one major Japanese businessman replied: "Russia will soon fall apart and we should have time to grab our piece of the pie." And enough from empty to empty:
        And the fact that the Japanese minister in the most impudent way ... speaks precisely of the fact that Japan is not very capable of acting in strict accordance with its own interests.
        Why is this fact a revelation to us every time?
    3. max702
      max702 13 February 2018 12: 12
      +2
      Someone here was arguing to me that Japan, of itself, does not depend on the United States in any way and all decisions are made independently .. Including the possible start of a database against Russia ..
      1. yehat
        yehat 13 February 2018 15: 35
        +1
        even ordinary Japanese people are approximately 70% sure that the country is not independent
        in the "elite" and politics of such not less than 90%
        in Okinawa 100%.
        1. dog breeder
          dog breeder 13 February 2018 16: 36
          +1
          And what are these percentages talking about?
          1. yehat
            yehat 13 February 2018 17: 28
            0
            that even the Japanese themselves do not consider themselves independent
            but many of them believe that they will gain independence in the next 30 years.
            1. dog breeder
              dog breeder 14 February 2018 07: 38
              +1
              It’s not for me to tell you what the gap is between dreams and reality.
      2. V. Salama
        V. Salama 14 February 2018 19: 50
        0
        Quote: max702
        Someone here was arguing to me that Japan, of itself, does not depend on the United States in any way and all decisions are made independently .. Including the possible start of a database against Russia ..

        Of course, independent, is the war with Russia contrary to the interests of the United States? They independently dig fish in our waters and yell about the return of the Northern territories. Another thing is that the United States does not like to substitute, to rake someone else's ... and to waste "cartridges". They can hold onto the bit until the right time.
  2. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 13 February 2018 07: 26
    +13
    Give part of the Kuril Islands, it's all the same. what to make a hole in the fence for thieves yourself!
    1. novel66
      novel66 13 February 2018 09: 32
      +3
      the kindest hi not for thieves - robbery and murder, rather
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 13 February 2018 09: 36
        +6
        Hello ! hi So the Japanese did not shun anything: killings, robbery, violence, theft!
        1. novel66
          novel66 13 February 2018 09: 41
          +5
          heinous nation to be honest
          1. Uncle lee
            Uncle lee 13 February 2018 11: 32
            +5
            And very vindictive!
            1. yehat
              yehat 13 February 2018 12: 12
              0
              everyone must be vindictive in order to survive
        2. yehat
          yehat 13 February 2018 12: 11
          0
          theft in Japan is a very serious misconduct. it’s probably easier to get rid of after rape,
          than if you soprezhe pie at the station
          kleptomaniaans do not live there, not like ours.
    2. yehat
      yehat 13 February 2018 12: 19
      +1
      It’s not worth giving the Kuril Islands - that's right.
      but confrontation is also unnecessary.
      it would be better instead of a military airfield on the Kuril Islands, strengthened the patrol fleet in the Sea of ​​Japan
      let them swim, but according to our rules
      1. Galleon
        Galleon 13 February 2018 17: 25
        0
        Alas, there is nothing to strengthen there. Really nothing and no one.
        1. yehat
          yehat 13 February 2018 17: 30
          +1
          who is not difficult to find
          and than - near China and South Korea, which are building a gigantic amount of tonnage.
          I think in a couple of months you can find something to strengthen.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 February 2018 07: 47
    +7
    This American splinter (Japan) in our Far East will itch and annoy until the worst happens and is gone. In the meantime, in the form of an American "unsinkable aircraft carrier" looms in the eyepieces of surveillance equipment.
    1. Berber
      Berber 13 February 2018 10: 54
      +2
      I would consider it differently. This vile gasket - the United States, is preventing us from building relationships with our neighbors. Japan is one of ... in this series.
  4. Energetik81
    Energetik81 13 February 2018 08: 16
    +7
    Watching films about proud samurai, one wonders how the nation can go down. From the 45th to lick the Americans .... So you think, either all the samurai died in the 45th, or it's just fairy tales.
    1. novel66
      novel66 13 February 2018 09: 39
      +3
      no-yen! here it’s thinner: they were proud before the subordinates, and before the superior creeps be healthy, and only the person of the emperor !! and now Uncle Sam has replaced the person of the emperor, and cringing in front of him is normal, of course, if someone disagrees with something, he can make himself a seppuk so that his superior would be ashamed
    2. yehat
      yehat 13 February 2018 12: 14
      +1
      nation and politics are not directly related.
      politics in Japan is very sophisticated and rather dirty. But the nation does not live like that.
      I would say that a nation is very apolitical in general. And the media greatly filter the information, in every possible way calming the population, no worse than North Korea or the USSR (although China is probably better), and therefore in Japan they know little what is happening abroad.
    3. boboss
      boboss 13 February 2018 13: 58
      0
      and suddenly a vigorous sledgehammer poke ....
      1. yehat
        yehat 13 February 2018 17: 32
        +1
        unlike our scarecrows, the Japanese prefer to think about their space programs
        and remain the leader in robotics and a number of other niches.
        1. A_L_F
          A_L_F 13 February 2018 22: 02
          +2
          The Japanese didn’t invent something, they are hard workers, they buy or just take inventions and bring them to the consumer
          1. yehat
            yehat 14 February 2018 11: 50
            0
            I would put it a little differently - they are ready to improve useful things in ways that we never dreamed of. Compare what pedestrian bridges they are building. For example, Peter and Tokyo.
  5. alekc75
    alekc75 13 February 2018 08: 37
    +3
    it was not necessary to conduct any negotiations, they do not want to sign an agreement, so to score on them. that there are few other countries in the area with whom you can trade?
  6. Mikhail Ivanov_3
    Mikhail Ivanov_3 13 February 2018 13: 47
    0
    Would you write something new, author. For example, what options (real, working) do Russia have, except (under the current conditions of complete disregard for "international law" by the adversaries) to enter South Korea and Japan together with China under the pretext of ensuring their own security and destroy all ov installations "PRO", politely asking (!), Putting in American boats and sending back American military bases ... Because so far all of the above for Russia (including China) smells only of full PPC in the near future ...
  7. wachmann
    wachmann 13 February 2018 13: 59
    +1
    as soon as the japanes gain control over the Kuril straits, the Sea of ​​Okhotsk will immediately become a passage yard for us navy, like black. let them take care of their "southern territories", which are still under state occupation
    1. yehat
      yehat 13 February 2018 17: 33
      0
      it’s not only that. The position of the fleet itself will become sharply worse.
  8. Macross
    Macross 13 February 2018 14: 04
    0
    So I’m interested in the question, are low-power nuclear weapons specially made for terrorists?
  9. Lexus
    Lexus 13 February 2018 15: 54
    +3
    We have nothing to negotiate with the Japanese about!
    And all these "wagging" will not lead to anything good.
  10. NF68
    NF68 13 February 2018 16: 10
    0
    Not only the paddling pools “shut up”.
  11. bsk_una
    bsk_una 13 February 2018 16: 21
    0
    As the esteemed Mikoyan A.I. used to say (one of the leaders of the USSR): 30 = 8. Everyone who wants to fuck the Kuril Islands !!!
  12. Ingvar0401
    Ingvar0401 13 February 2018 17: 46
    +2
    I still can’t understand how the Japanese could forgive the states of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...
  13. 1536
    1536 13 February 2018 18: 33
    +1
    The Japanese as they were Japanese, so they remained. They would think that Russia could grow not only in the Kuril Islands in the event of a new militarization of Japan, but they will again be back to the old.
  14. Evgeniy667b
    Evgeniy667b 13 February 2018 19: 23
    +1
    There’s no need to go to the fortuneteller. Any cooperation with Japan is fraught with very serious and serious consequences. To whom, and to Russia it was known for certain not in words. And the fact that current politicians are trying to flirt with the Japanese on the topic of partnerships and compromises is a complete neglect of their own history. And it already smells of blood and very considerable. Russian blood! And then Lavrov has already completely relaxed. In Tokyo, they understand only one proven method-face about the table!
  15. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 13 February 2018 20: 14
    +1
    Our Kuril Islands and the point! I had to visit, the beauty is indescribable, and how many bioresources, rare-earth metals, etc. there are. The base on the island of Matua I think is just the beginning.
  16. Alexander Tsvetkov
    Alexander Tsvetkov 13 February 2018 22: 24
    +2
    The Kuril Islands are of very important strategic importance and material in terms of renewable marine resources. There should never be someone else's sovereignty over them. Japan missed a historic opportunity to return them due to the lack of both political will and sovereignty. And they were obliged to pay us the price. Without paying, they were left without islands, and it is very possible that the disputed territories will still be given to the Chinese. DURING WHAT WE DID IN CHINA DURING THE OCCUPATION.
    1. zhekazs
      zhekazs 15 February 2018 02: 17
      +1
      Quote: Alexander Tsvetkov
      Japan missed a historic opportunity to return them due to the lack of both political will and sovereignty.

      Not at all like that. Until the end of the 18th - beginning of the 19th century, the Japanese did not spread their empire further than the middle of Hokkaido, and the islands in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk were explored and staked by the Russian Cossacks for more than a century and there was active trade with the local population - the Ainu, who settled these territories, including Hokkaido. Samurai took the islands to their hands after 1905, and the local population, the Ainu, were massively exterminated by the Japanese. Thus, such a concept as returning the Kuril Islands to Japan does not exist in principle, this land was seized by Japan from RI and RETURNED to Russia already the Soviet Union following the Second World War, but NEVER THERE ISLANDS BELONGED TO JAPAN.
  17. Cruel beaver
    Cruel beaver 14 February 2018 22: 15
    +1
    From the vastness of Ineta ..... Horseradish flourished on Mount Fuji, not to be seen by the Japanese Kuril ..... laughing
  18. Victor-M
    Victor-M 15 February 2018 12: 07
    0
    Mordor wakes up again. The script is brewing for the last (in every sense of the word) battle. Someone should remain, but it seems that no one will be left.
  19. engineer74
    engineer74 16 February 2018 14: 21
    0
    It’s easier to be! Like Israel and Syria - there is no peace treaty - get 50 jerosim per day! Just kidding, but we need to hint that the "state of war" threatens Japan not only with territorial gains, but also with losses, equally ....
    IMHO.