Military Review

Law and its consequences

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On Tuesday, 29 March, a new Law on the Self-Defense Forces entered into force in Japan, allowing the use of military force abroad for individual and collective defense. Perhaps no other bill has caused so many disputes in the country both in parliament and on the streets. Nevertheless, against the backdrop of the growing Sino-North Korean threat, the number of ordinary Japanese, supporting the restoration of military potential, is steadily increasing. According to media reports, if in September 31% of respondents adhered to this opinion, now it is 38%. The tone of official statements has also become more rigid..




Law changing the status of the army and fleetobviously ripened a long time ago. And the point is not only that modern Japan has nothing to do with the war crimes of the leadership of the Japanese Empire. What is modestly called the Self-Defense Forces, in fact, outfits many of the "real" armies of the world and has long required appropriate legal registration.

Of course, there are enough slippery legal moments in the current legislative act, but they can rather be attributed to the imperfection of the Constitution, which the occupying authorities hurriedly wrote in 1946 year. It does not provide for the right not only to collective (the right to which is stipulated by Art. 51 of the UN Charter), but even to individual defense, which is obvious nonsense and the excesses of the then Allied administration. The Americans themselves realized their mistake fairly quickly, forming in the final period of the occupation what would later become the Japanese Self-Defense Forces.

Kuril Islands

When the phrase "Japan" and "military" our fellow citizens most often come to mind thoughts associated with the controversial Kuril Islands. What does the new law have to do with this topic? We hasten to reassure: directly - no. According to Japanese law, the islands of the southern part of the Kuril archipelago are occupied territory, so the concept of "foreign" is not applicable to them, and plans for landing troops exist in the General Staff of Japan from at least the mid-eighties. That is, there are enough existing laws to make a decision.

As for the central and northern Kuriles, as well as the south of Sakhalin, everything is ambiguous. Neither Tokyo nor Washington have ever recognized Russian sovereignty over these territories. Although this topic is not particularly advertised yet, in the future, Japan may declare its residual sovereignty over the northern islands. This will be done in the event that the Russian-Japanese relations finally deteriorate or Russia becomes critically weak. Some signs of such an outcome have been looming long ago, but few people notice them, except for specialists.

For example, during the peace-loving premiere of Yukio Hatoyama, not only was the largest helicopter carrier laid, today known as Izumo, but it was renamed in the north of Hokkaido a sub-prefecture of Abashiri (it does not adjoin the Kuril Islands, since they belong to the Nepremo prefecture) to the Ochotu prefecture ). There are other indirect signs that the case will not be limited to the southern Kuriles.

US ally

The constitutional provisions imposed in 1947 by the occupation administration of Douglas MacArthur are now not satisfied with not only the Japanese leadership, but also modern Washington, which needs a powerful military ally in Asia, by analogy with Britain and France in Europe. So, it is not surprising that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mentioned the United States in his speech in connection with the new document, which became more like a report on successful work. At the moment, the security treaty between Washington and Tokyo is a little like an agreement within NATO. The principal difference is that if the United States is obliged to defend Japan, if it was attacked, then the Japanese assume the protection of only those American objects that are located on the territory controlled by Tokyo. However, for example, if an American aircraft carrier is attacked in neutral waters, there is a formal possibility that Japan will not cover it in any way. Now this possibility is excluded. On the one hand, the security treaty becomes more equal, on the other hand, the likelihood of the country being drawn into foreign wars increases, which the concerned public would like to avoid.

At the same time, obviously, there is a need to revise the bilateral Security Treaty. Its current edition is the second one and it works already from 1960 of the year, from the moment when the first version of 8 of September 1951 of the year was canceled. Changes in the size, status, and responsibility of the armed forces of Japan will inevitably require the adoption of a new agreement, already the third in a row. Apparently, the development of the contract will begin closer to the 2020 year, and it will include provisions that have not been considered before.

In the spirit of the times, in step with progress

At the start of 2015, Islamist Islamists executed two Japanese in Iraq. Earlier, in 2013, 9 citizens of the Land of the Rising Sun took hostage and killed the militants of the Algerian al-Qaida cell **. In both cases, the Japanese special forces could not help their citizens because of legislative restrictions. There are difficulties in the fight against piracy, where the Japanese Navy has the right to armed intervention only if a civilian ship goes under the Japanese flag, has Japanese nationals on board, or has cargo. The absurdity of such restrictions is fairly obvious even without detailed consideration and the new law removes barriers.

Changed and weapons. And so much so that actions outside the national territory become absolutely inevitable. So the launch of the SM-3 anti-missile missile, with an 2500 km range over an enemy warhead, clearly violates the Constitution, not to mention more trivial cases. It must be said that these restrictions became meaningless back in the 1950s, when Tokyo began to restore its military potential. So in 1959, the first post-war submarine “Oyasio” was launched, based on the I-200 project and named after the cold Kuril current. Four years before, the reborn fleet received its first destroyer, Harukaze. Even then it was clear that the combat radius of such ships far exceeds the size of territorial waters.

In subsequent decades, Japan took part in some peacekeeping missions under the auspices of the UN, and also symbolically indicated its presence during both Iraqi campaigns, although it did not actively participate in them.

Now Tokyo has allowed the armed forces to protect the Allies, if they formally invite him to participate. Aggression such assistance, of course, can not be considered.



At the moment, Japan has no official military allies except the United States of America. The population and ruling class of South Korea are unlikely to want even the symbolic presence of the Self-Defense Forces on their territory, and the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand are too far away, both geographically and politically. Theoretically, Taiwan could become an ally, but for this, the latter must first declare independence and achieve diplomatic recognition.

Perhaps the most logical would be to conclude an alliance with Singapore or Malaysia with the aim of joint defense of the Strait of Malacca, through which a significant part of Japan’s maritime trade goes. First of all, it concerns oil and gas, which are delivered to East Asia from the Persian Gulf.

Nuclear weapon

In 1945, the Japanese Empire came close to mastering nuclear weapons. Some historians have suggested that if the war lasted until November, then Tokyo would have a usable nuclear device by this point. After the war, the nuclear industry was divided among the allies. The cyclotrons of the universities of Kyoto and Osaki were dismantled by order of the American administration and drowned in Tokyo Bay, which did not prevent the Japanese from restoring them in the next decade. Some objects that were in the north of Korea and the island of Matsua, according to some information, were under the control of the USSR and were removed to its continental part.

In 1957, the first research reactor started operating in Japan, and in 1964, after testing a nuclear bomb in the PRC, Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato told US President Lyndon Johnson in private conversation that, as the Chinese Communists own the bomb, Tokyo also has the right to manufacturing. Seeing the horror of the American administration at his words, Sato added that at the moment this is impossible because of the mood in Japanese society. Later, the Americans forced Sato to adopt the so-called "three non-nuclear principles."

Not much has changed since that time. Japan still has the capacity to build nuclear weapons and their means of delivery. In 2012, Japan had more than 9 tons of plutonium enough to produce 1000 warheads. At the beginning of 2016, Japan transferred to the USA 329 kg of weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium.

Results

The inertia of Japanese society is quite large, and reformers will be extremely problematic to consolidate the existing state of affairs in the new Constitution. Nevertheless, every military event involving the DPRK, China or Russia is increasingly bringing the country closer to this day. The pacifism imposed by decades becomes new, to put it mildly, irrelevant. So the rejection of 9 Articles is only a matter of time and, apparently, not for long. By the way, along with the official re-establishment of the armed forces, the liberal democrats are planning to slightly expand the powers of the Emperor, which are now exclusively ceremonial in nature. Also a very significant transformation.

According to the results of the same new law has generated more noise than made a real change in the status quo. In reality, only the area of ​​what was allowed was expanded: first of all for peacekeepers, special forces and anti-piracy missions. Fundamental changes on nuclear weapons or on any other issue has not happened yet.

However, the rush of legislators is quite understandable. The situation in the region is heating up. It is necessary to have time to adopt the necessary legal acts and begin their implementation before an armed clash from the area of ​​purely hypothetical probability moves into the category of everyday reports from the front.

*, ** ISIS, as well as Al-Qaida, are recognized as terrorist organizations and banned in the Russian Federation.
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  1. poma
    poma April 1 2016 06: 01
    +7
    The region is rapidly preparing for war.

    The "non-war" phase ends. A new generation of people has grown up, the balance of power has changed ... nothing new ...
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    2. siberalt
      siberalt April 1 2016 09: 14
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      Why is it always, when Japan begins to say something loudly, they begin to earthquakes. It seems to happen again soon. belay
  2. Nikolay71
    Nikolay71 April 1 2016 06: 34
    0
    Fundamental changes on nuclear weapons or on any other issue have not yet occurred.
    Well, so far.
    I put a plus - the article is very decent for Igor Kabardin, the author is hating the campaign.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 1 2016 07: 23
    +1
    new law on Self-Defense Forces

    I already wrote on this subject that in Japan today the Self-Defense Forces is only a name. Japan has long possessed a full-fledged army with the ensuing capabilities. With the filing of the United States, the Japanese have long put on all restrictions and prohibitions after 1945.
    1. Wolverine
      Wolverine April 1 2016 13: 21
      -1
      Yeah, the Japanese became some kind of nervous, but as soon as he got nervous right away he was a hara-kiri or a sipuk and no need to go anywhere ... wassat
    2. gladcu2
      gladcu2 April 1 2016 13: 31
      +1
      rotmistr60

      Based on what you say and taking into account the news in the article, the following conclusion can be made.

      Japan defends its sovereignty. From the point of view of collective security, the higher the sovereign states, the higher the overall security.

      And the stronger the military alliances of states, the higher the level of tension in international relations.

      Any desire, of any state for sovereignty, only improves international politics.
  4. Kenneth
    Kenneth April 1 2016 08: 42
    0
    I wonder if the Japanese are polite?
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    2. Glaaki
      Glaaki April 1 2016 10: 50
      0
      Googling about Nanjing, then you can draw conclusions.
  5. vanavatny
    vanavatny April 1 2016 08: 50
    +5
    very polite, but not immediately ...
    1. Kenneth
      Kenneth April 1 2016 09: 06
      0
      Then they were taught politeness by troops who reached Berlin
  6. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 April 1 2016 09: 01
    +1
    The United States holds Japan tightly in its arms.
    It was they who gave the green light to the adoption of such a law.
    Now they will start to pit Japan with Russia or China and warm their hands on this ...
    1. gray smeet
      gray smeet April 1 2016 09: 26
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      And most importantly, there are more than enough reasons for China and the islands and the DPRK to be naughty again:

      TOKYO, Apr 1 - RIA Novosti, Ivan Zakharchenko. North Korea launched another rocket launch in the direction of the Sea of ​​Japan, Ronhap news agency reported on Friday.
      "North Korea at about 13.00 (07.00 Moscow time) launched a rocket in the vicinity of the Seondok village of Hamgyongnam-do province," the agency quoted a military source as saying.

      According to him, the missile could be ballistic, tests of such weapons were prohibited by the DPRK by UN Security Council resolutions.
      The DPRK Foreign Ministry on the eve threatened the US with "nuclear forces". North Korea has promised to respond with "ruthless retribution" to any encroachment on its sovereignty.
      The situation on the Korean peninsula sharply worsened in January, when the DPRK conducted another test of a nuclear warhead. On February 7, Pyongyang launched the satellite using a launch vehicle, which can be used to strike at a distance of 12 thousand kilometers.
      South Korea, in turn, began military exercises involving 17 thousand American soldiers. During the maneuvers, an operation to destroy the DPRK leadership in the event of war was practiced


      RIA Novosti http://ria.ru/world/20160401/1400810740.html#ixzz44YPyfSwP

      In a word, Asians are eager for battle. That the Japanese, that the Koreans, that the Chinese - everyone is ready to bleed. They forgot how it poured in the last century ....
      1. gray smeet
        gray smeet April 1 2016 10: 02
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        Japan, USA and South Korea will develop defense cooperation

        Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he had reached an agreement with the leaders of the United States and South Korea to hold talks at the working level with the aim of developing concrete trilateral cooperation in the field of security and defense, the Japanese international broadcasting service of the television and radio company NHK reports. Abe met with US President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Washington on Thursday. After negotiations, they held a press conference, which lasted about an hour. According to Abe, it was very significant for the leaders that they confirmed the importance of complying with the law and legal actions, as well as a frank exchange of views on North Korea and other global issues. Obama pointed out that security cooperation between the three countries is necessary for peace and stability in northeast Asia and preventing North Korea from nuclear proliferation. The President of South Korea said that the international community as a whole will continue to exert pressure on North Korea, which is leaning toward new provocations.
    2. gladcu2
      gladcu2 April 1 2016 13: 33
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      pvi1206

      You are right about a hug.

      This law leads to a weakening of hugs.
    3. clidon
      clidon April 1 2016 23: 05
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      That is, it is not the Chinese who are guilty who are starting to defiantly build up their military power in the disputed territories, but again the United States?
  7. Forest
    Forest April 1 2016 09: 12
    +1
    The main thing is to stomp the Japanese fleet, then it will be easier.
  8. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov April 1 2016 09: 29
    +1
    Japanese! You are a smart nation (almost like us)! Why do you need this g ..... th ?! We would live in peace, cars with electronics riveted, why are you getting into this? Or does history, like horses, teach you nothing? No need to figure it out without you, the world has long distributed who leads and who is led, (although Russia was on vacation a bit, and some who imagine themselves not God knows who)
    1. gray smeet
      gray smeet April 1 2016 09: 35
      +1
      Quote: Dmitry Potapov
      Japanese! You are a smart nation (almost like us)!


      A smart nation has imperial ways too big.
    2. Kenneth
      Kenneth April 1 2016 10: 51
      -1
      Firstly, there are more Japanese than Russians (not Russians). Secondly, the Japanese happened to defeat Russia. Third, Japan has a more developed economy. Fourth, Japan has a fleet and aviation at least numerically superior to what we have in the Far East. Fifth, making nuclear weapons and any other high-tech thing for Japan is not a problem due to the higher technological level. In the sixth, the Japanese are more monolithic and united. And finally in the seventh they have a US ally. These points explain why they climb.
    3. Kenneth
      Kenneth April 1 2016 10: 51
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      Firstly, there are more Japanese than Russians (not Russians). Secondly, the Japanese happened to defeat Russia. Third, Japan has a more developed economy. Fourth, Japan has a fleet and aviation at least numerically superior to what we have in the Far East. Fifth, making nuclear weapons and any other high-tech thing for Japan is not a problem due to the higher technological level. In the sixth, the Japanese are more monolithic and united. And finally in the seventh they have a US ally. These points explain why they climb.
      1. BARKHAN
        BARKHAN April 1 2016 11: 41
        +5
        Quote: Kenneth
        Firstly, there are more Japanese than Russians (not Russians)

        With their crowding on the islets, this is out of trouble. In the event of a war with us, the Japanese may cease to exist as a nation.
        Quote: Kenneth
        Secondly, the Japanese happened to defeat Russia

        It’s debatable. It didn’t help them much. In the end, they lost more.
        Quote: Kenneth
        Third, Japan has a more developed economy

        Again, focusing on a limited area is more likely a minus than a plus. And also the lack of one’s resources.
        Quote: Kenneth
        Fourth, Japan has a fleet and aviation at least numerically superior to what we have in the Far East

        And who said that we will fight, as under Tsushima?
        Everything that floats (walks on water) drowns perfectly for itself. We have vast territories behind us. But where to maneuver the Japanese?
        Quote: Kenneth
        Fifth, making nuclear weapons and any other high-tech thing for Japan is not a problem due to the higher technological level.

        If you could, you would have done it a long time ago. You should not so exalt and praise the samurai, while sprinkling ash on your head.
        Quote: Kenneth
        And finally in the seventh they have a US ally. These points explain why they climb.

        As the practice of the United States shows, it is such an ally that there is no need for an enemy. Many have climbed here in history. And they have fertilized our land well.

        One example of Fukushima clearly showed that a country as densely populated as Japan has an order of magnitude more problems than other countries.
        1. Kenneth
          Kenneth April 1 2016 12: 43
          -1
          Firstly, population density does not play, because no one will bomb the city. Here we are no less vulnerable than they are, even they can build a denser air defense system. Secondly, we defeated them with absolute superiority, despite the fact that they already had neither supplies nor a fleet of aviation — our US ally tried. Thirdly, the development of the economy plays under any conditions and, again, it is easier to build air defense. Fourthly, superiority in aviation, navy, and manpower on this theater in a conflict for the islands will play immediately. They simply crush the Pacific Fleet in bulk, drop troops on the islands, and then immediately send some peacekeepers there. And since our sovereignty over the islands is almost not recognized by anyone, we will prove to the UN and think how to take the islands back and not kill any of the peacekeepers. Fifth, I do not praise anyone, but explain how it can be and justify, unlike you. The Japanese are a strong and heavy adversary over whom we have no superiority in the Far East. And finally about the USA. The United States and NATO, in case of intervention in the conflict over the Kuril Islands, makes our chances close to 0. After all, no nuclear weapons will be used.
          1. dimon-media
            dimon-media April 1 2016 20: 51
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            Quote: Kenneth
            After all, no nuclear weapons will be used.

            Our Russian doctrine has a clause allowing us to use tactical nuclear weapons if necessary.
        2. Kenneth
          Kenneth April 1 2016 12: 43
          0
          Firstly, population density does not play, because no one will bomb the city. Here we are no less vulnerable than they are, even they can build a denser air defense system. Secondly, we defeated them with absolute superiority, despite the fact that they already had neither supplies nor a fleet of aviation — our US ally tried. Thirdly, the development of the economy plays under any conditions and, again, it is easier to build air defense. Fourthly, superiority in aviation, navy, and manpower on this theater in a conflict for the islands will play immediately. They simply crush the Pacific Fleet in bulk, drop troops on the islands, and then immediately send some peacekeepers there. And since our sovereignty over the islands is almost not recognized by anyone, we will prove to the UN and think how to take the islands back and not kill any of the peacekeepers. Fifth, I do not praise anyone, but explain how it can be and justify, unlike you. The Japanese are a strong and heavy adversary over whom we have no superiority in the Far East. And finally about the USA. The United States and NATO, in case of intervention in the conflict over the Kuril Islands, makes our chances close to 0. After all, no nuclear weapons will be used.
          1. Idiot
            Idiot April 1 2016 13: 13
            +4
            Kindergarten of some kind. Get familiar with the military doctrine of the Russian Federation - we will bomb, especially since in this way a dangerous geopolitical enemy is eliminated at once. What air defense system can repel the attack of the strategic forces of the Russian Federation, I personally do not know. Maybe a twilight samurai genius has created or will create such a weapon, Kenneth is obviously aware. In 1945 we did not have absolute superiority in terms of the material component, but undoubtedly we had absolute superiority in experience and in the ability to plan and conduct hostilities. The operation of the Soviet army to force Japan to peace and the acquisition of the Kuril Islands will never be repeated by any other army in the world, then and today. The German "blitzkrieg" of 1941, flawed in its essence, is a pitiful and inept likeness. And in 1905 we also did not lose the war. Nicholas II simply was not Alexander III, and even more so he was not comrade Stalin. Japan was then breathing on fire (ask how Witte talked with them) and the Portsmouth Peace, which pursued primarily the interests of Great Britain and was initiated by it, was perceived as a gift of all Japanese gods. About the superiority of the Japanese self-defense forces over the Pacific Fleet, read at the beginning of the commentary on the RF's unwillingness to use nuclear weapons in the event of a threat to our sovereignty. One SSBN will multiply the entire Japanese army by zero. It is not clear: who has not recognized the sovereignty of the Russian Federation over the Kuriles? And then, as in that joke - read the first paragraph. And finally - LET'S APPLY ...
          2. Idiot
            Idiot April 1 2016 13: 13
            +1
            Kindergarten of some kind. Get familiar with the military doctrine of the Russian Federation - we will bomb, especially since in this way a dangerous geopolitical enemy is eliminated at once. What air defense system can repel the attack of the strategic forces of the Russian Federation, I personally do not know. Maybe a twilight samurai genius has created or will create such a weapon, Kenneth is obviously aware. In 1945 we did not have absolute superiority in terms of the material component, but undoubtedly we had absolute superiority in experience and in the ability to plan and conduct hostilities. The operation of the Soviet army to force Japan to peace and the acquisition of the Kuril Islands will never be repeated by any other army in the world, then and today. The German "blitzkrieg" of 1941, flawed in its essence, is a pitiful and inept likeness. And in 1905 we also did not lose the war. Nicholas II simply was not Alexander III, and even more so he was not comrade Stalin. Japan was then breathing on fire (ask how Witte talked with them) and the Portsmouth Peace, which pursued primarily the interests of Great Britain and was initiated by it, was perceived as a gift of all Japanese gods. About the superiority of the Japanese self-defense forces over the Pacific Fleet, read at the beginning of the commentary on the RF's unwillingness to use nuclear weapons in the event of a threat to our sovereignty. One SSBN will multiply the entire Japanese army by zero. It is not clear: who has not recognized the sovereignty of the Russian Federation over the Kuriles? And then, as in that joke - read the first paragraph. And finally - LET'S APPLY ...
          3. BARKHAN
            BARKHAN April 1 2016 13: 15
            +4
            Quote: Kenneth
            And finally about the USA. The United States and NATO, in case of intervention in the conflict over the Kuril Islands, makes our chances close to 0. After all, no nuclear weapons will be used.

            Japan is not a member of NATO. For Europe and the USA, Japan is an economic competitor, and is needed only as an advanced aircraft carrier against Russia, the DPRK, and China. So, in case of war, they will get to China from the North Koreans. They know very well that after Russia will be next.
            The use of nuclear weapons is spelled out in the new military doctrine of Russia. A preemptive nuclear strike on a prepared enemy is also allowed. Or "you!" Do you think that the accumulation of the invasion group will happen unnoticed? And after the strike on the islands, the contaminated territory in general will not be needed by anyone. It seems to me that you are confusing Russia with Bangladesh.
            Quote: Kenneth
            population density does not play, because no one will bomb the city.

            Why is it nobody will be. The Americans and the Japans did just that. And the Germans, by the way, too.
            Quote: Kenneth
            even they can build a denser air defense system.

            When they build it, then we’ll discuss it.
            Quote: Kenneth
            Secondly, we defeated them with absolute superiority, despite the fact that they no longer had either supplies or a fleet of non-aircraft -

            He speaks only about the stupidity of the samurai, for the nefig was to rock the boat against the strong.
            Quote: Kenneth
            superiority in aviation, navy, manpower on this theater in the conflict for the islands will play immediately. They simply crush the Pacific Fleet in bulk, drop troops on the islands, and then immediately send some peacekeepers there. And since our sovereignty over the islands is almost not recognized by anyone, we will prove to the UN and think how to take the islands back and not kill any of the peacekeepers

            The invasion forces simply do not have time to land. There is nothing to discuss further. The times are now different.
            Quote: Kenneth
            I do not praise anyone, but explain how it can be and justify, unlike you. The Japanese are a strong and heavy adversary over whom we have no superiority in the Far East

            And praise and mislead readers. A strong and heavy adversary, even with a successful occupation of our islands, will simply have nowhere to return. As the events of the last two years and the events of 08.08.08 show, the Russian authorities have the courage to make tough moves. Well, in the case of there is simply no other way to directly attack the country.
            1. Kenneth
              Kenneth April 1 2016 14: 58
              -1
              Invasion forces can easily land. It is very close to land. They will not only have time to land but also block the possibilities for the delivery of reinforcements and seize the advantage in the air and around the islands.
              And about nowhere to return, I'm afraid to upset you, but there are not so many cannibals besides you. Nobody will bomb peaceful cities. We do not have this in military doctrine.
              By the way about rocking against the strong. First of all, they respected the nonaggression pact. Secondly, in the case of the Far Eastern theater of war, now it is they who are strong and not us.
              1. Cap.Morgan
                Cap.Morgan April 1 2016 17: 16
                +2
                Quote: Kenneth
                Nobody will bomb peaceful cities. We do not have this in military doctrine.
                By the way about rocking against the strong. First of all, they respected the nonaggression pact. Secondly, in the case of the Far Eastern theater of war, now it is they who are strong and not us.

                You do not read the doctrine. This is for historians.
                You listen to Zhirinovsky. This is for practical use. Zhirinovsky says - to bomb. This is more important.

                The second one. After the defeat of Hitler, we broke the nonaggression pact. By August 45th, we simply had nothing to observe.

                Russia with NATO and the USA on conventional types of weapons do not and cannot have parity. And the means of delivery and nuclear weapons are. What immediately compelled the USA to speak with us on equal terms. Japan does not have delivery vehicles other than American aircraft. But it does not roll against ballistic missiles.
              2. BARKHAN
                BARKHAN April 1 2016 19: 34
                +2
                Quote: Kenneth
                Invasion forces can easily land. It is very close to land. They will not only have time to land but also block the possibilities for the delivery of reinforcements and seize the advantage in the air and around the islands.

                Invasion forces do not appear out of nowhere. They are concentrated, trained, trained. And all these movements are very visible. An example is the concentration of Turkish troops on the Syrian border this winter.
                So it’s hard to miss.
                Quote: Kenneth
                And about nowhere to return, I'm afraid to upset you, but there are not so many cannibals besides you. Nobody will bomb peaceful cities. We do not have this in military doctrine.

                Let me be a cannibal in your eyes, but with your country and with a living population. Maybe you forgot how the Japanese slaughtered the Russian population of Sakhalin or conducted experiments on Russian girls, but I didn’t! They were given a chance to change. If they AGAIN on If they attack us, they must be wiped off the face of the earth.

                Military doctrine of the Russian Federation.
                12. Main external military hazards:
                c) the deployment (buildup) of military contingents of foreign states (groups of states) in the territories of states adjacent to the Russian Federation and its allies, as well as in the adjacent waters, including for political and military pressure on the Russian Federation;

                The use of the Armed Forces, other troops and bodies, their main tasks in peacetime, during the period of direct threat of aggression and in wartime

                26. In the framework of the implementation of strategic deterrence measures of a power nature, the Russian Federation envisages the use of high-precision weapons.

                27. The Russian Federation reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in response to the use of nuclear and other types of weapons of mass destruction against it and (or) its allies, as well as in the case of aggression against the Russian Federation using conventional weapons, when the very existence is jeopardized state. The decision to use nuclear weapons is made by the President of the Russian Federation.

                Quote: Kenneth
                By the way about rocking against the strong. First of all, they respected the nonaggression pact.

                Japan was an ally of Germany, we are allies of the United States.
                Quote: Kenneth
                Secondly, in the case of the Far Eastern theater of war, now it is they who are strong and not us.

                Well, let's see how this helps them.

                You generally don’t understand what you are proposing? To go on a bayonet attack on them? To lay soldiers in stacks? To warn about the destruction of the islands in the event of an attack on us. Well, let them choose their fate. What’s the problem? We don’t go to them, here let them sit at home.
                1. Kenneth
                  Kenneth April 1 2016 21: 07
                  0
                  Well, there’s just nothing to talk about with you. Weaved the past, the doctrine. And the doctrine says that with a threat to existence. Is island capture a threat to subsistence? Or maybe it's worth killing a dozen other millions.
                  Now what I offer. I propose to treat Japan not as the yellow macaques of which we are slippers, but as a country that is not weaker than us - that is, extremely seriously, because they are objectively stronger than us in this region. This means that we urgently need to agree with China on mutual support of interests in the region. Agree with Japan on guarantees. To seek economic ties with Japan, maximizing the development of cooperation beneficial to them and us. Pay attention not to the fleet, but to the maximum strengthening of coastal defense by the Bastions, and so on and of course, the aviation district.
            2. Kenneth
              Kenneth April 1 2016 14: 58
              -2
              Invasion forces can easily land. It is very close to land. They will not only have time to land but also block the possibilities for the delivery of reinforcements and seize the advantage in the air and around the islands.
              And about nowhere to return, I'm afraid to upset you, but there are not so many cannibals besides you. Nobody will bomb peaceful cities. We do not have this in military doctrine.
              By the way about rocking against the strong. First of all, they respected the nonaggression pact. Secondly, in the case of the Far Eastern theater of war, now it is they who are strong and not us.
          4. Cap.Morgan
            Cap.Morgan April 1 2016 17: 08
            +1
            Why not bombing? Who said that?
      2. Cap.Morgan
        Cap.Morgan April 1 2016 17: 05
        0
        The Japanese with delivery vehicles are not all right.
        The question is whether the Americans will give them an A-bomb. Well, China still remembers Japanese exploits.
  9. Vega
    Vega April 1 2016 09: 35
    0
    There is nothing new, but how, in fact, all of the foregoing can be linked into one law, but not yet contrary to the peace treaty? Problem!!
  10. drilled
    drilled April 1 2016 11: 26
    +1
    I don’t understand, but what does the flag of imperial Japan do in the photo? Did the Japs decide to fight? Well, banzai is with you. The Chinese have long dreamed of getting even with you for World War II.
    1. hamadryad
      hamadryad April 1 2016 18: 14
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      as well as Koreans, Filipinos, Malays ....
  11. goose
    goose April 1 2016 15: 09
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    Japan does not have highly enriched uranium. The size of the ground forces is not comparable with its neighbors in geography. The fleet and aviation - yes, ready for major operations.
  12. Arkan
    Arkan April 1 2016 16: 23
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    Currently, Japan has no official military allies except the United States of America.


    After what the Japanese have done in the last century in Southeast Asia, they may not have allies. The Americans will not be able to force Japan's neighbors in the region to "befriend", they may end up with an outcast armed to the teeth.
    1. Kenneth
      Kenneth April 1 2016 21: 08
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      And Germany has done a lot of things. And now what. It has long been.
  13. hamadryad
    hamadryad April 1 2016 18: 13
    +1
    By the way, for Japan, the idea of ​​Academician Sakharov is suitable for anyone else - a hundred-megaton thermonuclear bomb mounted off the coast, and if there is a deadly threat in the fault, I think it’s enough to properly organize a leak about such plans - and this will cool the hot heads. there is little, the Japanese have lost their passion and weak, cowardly like most Europeans.
    1. Kenneth
      Kenneth April 1 2016 21: 09
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      Watch a movie of them wetting Godzilla. Hollywood can't be wrong. :))))))
    2. dimon-media
      dimon-media April 1 2016 21: 20
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      Quote: Hamadryl
      By the way, for Japan, the idea of ​​Academician Sakharov, the hundred-megaton thermonuclear bomb, is suitable for no one else

      They made us laugh almost to tears))))) good
    3. dimon-media
      dimon-media April 1 2016 21: 25
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      Quote: Hamadryl
      and if in a fault - in general a mortal threat.

      With such a Kuzkina mother and a rift is unnecessary. In any place, if you bum, - Japan to dust. You can make a 200 megaton landmine. The hydrogen bomb has unlimited power potential)