Saturday, February 19, 2005

Japan and Taiwan

Gandalf earlier forecast that the main result of North Korean nukes would be a) Japan support for Taiwan, and b) them developing much nastier nukes. Stage a) just happened.

The London Daily Telegraph reports today:

A leaked draft declaration by US and Japanese ministers disclosed yesterday that Tokyo for the first time will join Washington in identifying security in the straits dividing China and the island democracy of Taiwan as "a common strategic objective".

Watch for the next shoe to drop & expect some really creative trigger designs.