US ‘global partner’ likely to do harm to the world
President Obama called Japan a “global partner” of the US in a joint press conference with the visiting Japanese Prime Minister after talks on April 28.
This came as the scope of military cooperation between the US and Japan has been expanded to a worldwide scale with the revision of the bilateral defence cooperation guidelines during his US tour.
After its defeat in the Second World War Japan instituted the so-called pacifist constitution, which renounces the possession of army and strictly prohibits overseas activities of its armed forces, with an intention never again to be involved in war.
But it has demolished the basis of the constitution in this year of the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of WWII.
It has now come to take part in the hegemony-seeking military activities the US is conducting around the world under the veil of “antiterrorism” and “protection of human rights”.
Japan pushes the alteration of the national security law in earnest as a follow-up to the revised US-Japan defence cooperation guidelines.
The government already sanctioned the amendment of the law on May 14 and it is said it will go through parliamentary deliberation within August.
The essence of the amendment is the worldwide expansion of the sphere of activities of the SDF from its environs involving the Korean peninsula and the streamlining of the process of overseas dispatch of the SDF. According to it, Japan will be able to use armed forces not only when it is under attack but also when its allies are.
Chief cabinet secretary Suga, explaining the amendment at a press conference on May 25, said the strike on any enemy base to prevent its missile launch would be possible under the law. This means that the SDF’s attack will be legitimate when it is made according to Japan’s judgment that it is under “threat”.
The amendment of the law is already an object of denunciation and rejection at home and abroad as every paragraph of it is pregnant with dangerousness.
Some Japanese parliamentarians have expressed their intention to oppose the revision of the law at the parliamentary deliberation, asserting that danger would grow naturally as the mission of the SDF swells.
The south Korean public at large strongly urge the Japanese authorities to stop the revision of the security law, claiming that the SDF has become able to join the US’ DPRK-targeted war moves at the mere request of the American forces holding the wartime operations control of their army.
International media say it is a big mistake for Japan to think that it can get permission from the international community to act as military police around the world if there is US backing, and warn that when the buildup of US-Japan alliance assumes an offensive character, Japan will not be safe but play a dangerous game like a “fox mimicking tiger”.
The “global partner” of the US might bring disaster to the globe.