DPJ's plan against Somalian Pirates

Naoshima Masayuki DPJ (chairman of investigation committee for policy making) reported a view to oppose LDP’s policy of the anti-piracy mission. (http://www.dpj.or.jp/news/?num=15455)
1. DPJ said opinion as opposition party
He said it is urgent to guard ships off the coast of Somalia but we cannot violate Japan’s post-WWⅡ pacifist constitution tightly restricts its military. Previously, the Japanese force was only allowed to escort Japanese vessels, or those with Japanese cargoes or crews, and use weapons only for self-defence. Anti Pairacy mission is the role of Japan Coast Guard. DPJ understand the importance and necessity of the escorting ships off the coast of Somalia where Pirates have attacked shipping in what is one of the world's busiest sea lanes, capturing vessels and crews to hold for ransom. It is difficult to find difference pirate's boats and fishing boat. We can find pirates when they attack ships using guns. What is the role of the MSDF with their 2 ships , the Akebono and the Tokiwa in the anti-piracy mission? Can they use cannons, missiles against unknown ships or pirates using machineguns and RPG? Do they have discussed internationally to make co-operation? DPJ decided to send the Self-Defense Forces without answering the question.

2. My opinion
In 2001 Dec.24th Japan coast guard sank North Korean spy ship with 20mm machine-gun, now JCG can use 30mm. I think our equipment is affordable enough to carry out the mission. I think MSDF aim at the training two ships using P3C for the team play with foreign navy. P3C is very useful now. I believe MSDF is doing good jobs there,but there are various plans for corporations. I cannot understand the decision, sending MSDF is the only plan. In my opinion Mr,Aso who has low popularity , poor reliability, sometimes make mistakes ,but has always decided important political matters easily without both discussion and consensus with people in democratic way. He always get his ideas,make plans with his follower ,hangers -on in a hotel bar. This is quite the same way in 1941 when Japan began war.
At that time poor leadership of Tojo ,who respected Hitler,could not prevent it against military fascism group and made mistakes in military strategy.

by katoujun2549 | 2009-08-28 17:20 | 国際政治 | Comments(0)