As the United States braces for war against North Korea, our ally Japan is also preparing for how it will deal with the rogue dictatorship. The country, which sits in North Korea’s back yard, is literally wheeling out its missile defense systems in the interest of defending the Japanese people.
The whole world is waiting to see what North Korea will do and when they’ll do it, but in the meantime, everyone on the dictatorship’s hit list can make a plan for how they’ll strike back if (or when) war comes to our front doors.
Japan is wasting no time in preparing for a possible conflict. Japan’s overall safety is in danger should a war break out, but the long-time ally is not backing down from North Korea’s threats. They have deployed Patriot missiles into downtown Tokyo, ready to launch should North Korea fire a missile. They have also vowed to use the Patriots to shoot down any missiles aimed at Guam, the U.S. protectorate in the Pacific that rests not far from Japan’s waters.
Via Daily Mail:
Japan has wheeled missile defence systems into the heart of Tokyo after North Korea threatened to send a volley of rockets over the country towards Guam.
Pictures show how a PAC-3 Patriot missile unit has been moved in to a compound at the Defence Ministry in the capital after officials said they could shoot down North Korean rockets if they pass overhead.
Sales of bomb shelters in Japan are said to have increased as tensions continue to rise in the region while officials in Seoul have vowed to bolster their defences. But South Korean citizens – long accustomed to its neighbour’s fearsome rhetoric – are staying remarkably calm as the crisis unfolds, it has been reported.
Officials in Hawaii, meanwhile, say they are working on how to warn its 1.4million residents in the event of an attack.
It comes after North Korea warned it will complete a plan to unleash an ‘enveloping fire’ around Guam by mid-August. This will involved firing four Hwasong-12 missiles over Japan and into waters near the tiny US island, officials claimed.
Tokyo, which has in the past warned it would shoot down any North Korean missiles that threaten its territory, responded that it could ‘never tolerate’ provocations from the reclusive state.
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has said a missile attack on the island would breach the U.S. deterrence against an attack on Japan.
If anyone knows the devastation of war, it’s Japan. They’ve been down this route before and they don’t plan to go down it again.
Japan is just one country that’s making a show of their defense systems. The United States has had our Navy migrating into nearby friendly waters for months, while our generals and Defense Secretary work out a plan for every possible scenario. North Korea may decide to make a move for world domination, but the world shouldn’t be expected to take it lying down.
The dictator Kim Jong-un, who is spewing the threats and preparing to wage war, may not be factoring one thing in. His people have been pushed down into submission for decades and are petrified to even think subversive thoughts, but that’s not the case in many other places around the world. The spirit of submission is one that must be fostered, however, the self-preservation and innovation that is found in spades in most western countries is a formidable obstacle.
Mr. Jong-un might think that he’s pretty clever in forcing his people to comply and build weapons of war, but he’s never seen clever like he’ll see it if he ticks off those who’ve been given the intellectual freedom to create incredible things and have a home that they love to defend.
(Source: Daily Mail)