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Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-02-16 00:18||
#2 I think, rather, that Japan doesn't want their oil to stop flowing. It's so hard to find a new supplier who will do things just our way,you know.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-02-16 04:12||
#3 Barak will remain in Japan until Sunday.
Then continue to China?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-02-16 06:59||
#4 Barak will remain in Japan until Sunday
Anyway to make it permanent?
escalate the stand-off
Um, how doest one escalate a stand-off? Do they stand more vigorously?
Posted by AlanC 2012-02-16 08:28||
#5 Obviously the Japanese haven't invested in North Dakota oil and gas.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-02-16 09:06||
#6 90% of Japanese oil and gas flows out of the gulf. A disruption, even of a couple days would be very difficult on them.
Can't say I really blame their tactic here either. However, if Obama was using "Smart Diplomacy", he could arrange for the oil and gas to come from other sources, including the US for our allies so disruptions would be minimal before attacking.
Obama, however, is not smart.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-02-16 09:20||
#7 A disruption, even of a couple days would be very difficult on them
Yes. Based on personal observation andother sources, the Japanese have long cultivated a relationship with the Iranians to ensure that the oil shipments are unimpeded, including favors such as using Japanese-flagged hulls.
Posted by Pappy 2012-02-16 12:58||
#8 Barak is in Japan, and BiBi in Cyprus. Hmmm
Posted by newc 2012-02-16 15:51||