Japan has to consider its option should Israel be nuke - plan A!
January 2, 2007 2:31pm CST
If Israel is nuke, and the oil fields are destroyed in retaliation, what would Japan option be like? Consider this, Mr. Koizumi! Oil, Japan needs probably 3 million barrel a day! Where to get it? (1) Option 1 - kalimantan, Pattani, Sumatra, Natuna and then onwards to Australia. There is 3.5 mbd, lots of gas, and plenty of coal/gas in Australia. BHP, Rio Tinto sets the world prices with Japanese steel companies..ha ha ha US$125/tonne for coal is a "tat" to high compare to US$35 to US$55 in China. But Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand - probably now has 50 frigate, destroyers, 20 submarines and maybe more than 1 aircraft carrier to deter your nation - should you be tempted. (2) Option 2 - take Manchuria and the oil production in North China. But a Chinese million man army, 6,000 air crafts, at least 500 nuclear devices/with delivery devices, ability to increase naval force...mmmmm difficult i guess. (3) Option 3 - take Alaska and its 3 mbd production. It is relatively undefended and very near to Japan. Only if America has a financial turmoil, loses its southern Texan and California states to succession and joining the enlarged Mexican Federation. Maybe helping Mexican by buying their oil would be a good help at this moment. This will ensure the American will protect the Arabian oil resources and speed up the "Freedom Car" concept!!!!! Japan! DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AS YOU MILITARIST PAST!