일본은 이스라엘이 해온 역할을 해내고 있다. 유사시 중국과 충돌 때 미국의 근육을 빌릴 요양도 있지만, 인위적 긴장상태에서 나오는 거대한 경제적 낙수효과와, 무역 및 투자정책을 유리하게 재구성하기 위해서다.
Koreans find it oddㅡ How could the U.S-Korea alliance, a comradery bonded by blood they shed together in the Korean War, possibly be secondary to the U.S-Japan alliance, which is between sworn ex-enemies?
“What Korea should really pay attention toㅡgiven that it is scoring the highest among the OECD members in terms of work hours, suicide rates, low fertility rates, and elderly poverty ㅡ is Japan’s latest policy to maximize labor power.”
The “German ambivalence” is not a disastrous state of being “totally without a strategic sense.” It is quite the opposite.
The idea of self-defense itself is an inalienable one; but I am doubtful of how fair it can be when there is an obvious double standard of applying it on the basis of commitment to the American interests.