Friday, November 27, 2009

Umemoto on Secret Agreement Investigation

On November 27, 2009, James P. Zumwalt met with the Director General of the North American Affairs Bureau, Kazuyoshi Umemoto. Zumwalt told Umemoto that America needed to maintain ambiguity as to whether or not U.S. vessels held nuclear weapons on board. Zumwalt also expressed concern over what direction the investigation could take and emphasized that the discussion could have ramifications for U.S. strategy worldwide, and would particularly affect several nearby countries, including Korea. Umemoto agreed that this issue could present problems and said the issue may be harder to handle than Futenma. Umemoto said the DPJ did not understand the implications of investigating the secret agreements. He believed the investigation would clearly have foreign policy ramifications.

The diplomatic cable does not explain the possible ramifications of the investigation, which are profound. If after the investigation, the Japanese public decided to refuse to allow American vessels to hold nuclear weapons while stationed in Japan that could potentially embolden North Korea into doing something crazy (North Korea has been monitoring U.S. military capabilities in the region since the 60s and has been doing crazy things since…well, since it was split from South Korea).

Those are the obvious implications of changing the status of American nuclear weapons capability in the Pacific, but in fact, the implications of the investigation could be much, much bigger than that. If the investigation led to the truth behind the relationship between Korea, China, Japan, and America that would fundamentally alter the way the world looked at those four countries and would fundamentally reshape their relationships between each other. That is why this investigation was so worrisome to America.

If you want to know the truth, read this article.

The public has not learned the truth because of the investigation, but the investigation did allow me to learn the truth. Now, because of the investigation, I am trying to tell the world the truth, and my government is trying to stop me.

We will see who wins.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The First 'Pacific President'?

George Will wrote an article about Obama and his new title – “America’s first Pacific president.” According to him, the title was “exquisitely meaningless.” Little did he know how appropriate that title would be. Just not in a way that Obama or Will had first imagined.


Bow down. Bow down.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Pacific President

While in Tokyo, Obama gave a speech in which he proclaimed himself to be the first “Pacific President.” In his speech, he took a hard line against North Korea. He demanded that the country fulfill its international obligations, or else watch as its security becomes compromised. He demanded that North Korea provide a full accounting of what happened to the Japanese abductees. Otherwise, the country would never be able to normalize its relations with other countries.

Presumably, Obama said these words to appease Japan. But it didn’t work. Future historians may look back at his speech and believe that what unfolded subsequently did so according to his plan. That would be a mistake. Obama had no idea at the start of his administration how much he would empower East Asia.

At one point, on his blog, Jun Okumura wrote that Japan wanted Obama to appoint all those ex-Clinton administration people to his administration.1 Japan knew those people, knew how they would react, knew they had not a shred of decency or integrity, and knew that could be used against them.

Japan convinced Obama to proclaim himself the first “Pacific President” and then gave him a series of choices. At each juncture, Obama would choose to do the wrong thing. In the end, contrary to his intentions, Obama would empower East Asia beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. He would convince the leaders in East Asia that the West would stop at nothing to prevent them from forming an East Asia Community. And in doing so, he would reaffirm their belief that they must form an East Asia Community and that America cannot be trusted to do the right thing. He would, with the help of Europe, destroy the Middle East. And in doing so he would prove, once again, that the West will stop at nothing to kill Muslims and destroy their countries.

Over the coming months, someone would “tell” me all sorts of secrets. I would publish those secrets on the Internet. Japan convinced my government to tell me those things, ostensibly, because they wanted to pressure China. But in reality, they wanted me to tell the world the truth and they wanted to see how the Obama administration would react.

America had a choice. America could do the right thing and allow me to tell the truth. Or, America could torture me. But Japan would only allow that if prominent Americans would publicly support the idea that the truth should be suppressed. This policy would become known as the feeding frenzy. You can guess what option America chose. Every single U.S. journalist, historian, and government official would at every point argue against telling the truth. Had they not done that, Japan would have itself simply told the world the truth. And that was something that our media, government, and universities wanted to prevent at all cost.

Obama would stop at almost nothing to shut me up. At one point, Europe decided to start killing people in an effort to get me to shut up. Whenever I said something they didn’t like, they killed people. In a phony attempt to prevent people from dying, my government tortured me, erased my memory, and made it so that I could hardly read. They justified their behavior by saying that they wanted to save lives. After that didn’t work, my government tried to humiliate me, hoping that would convince me to keep my mouth shut.

When other foreign governments learned of my existence, my government gave them the option of trying to torture me into submission too. You can guess how this turned out.

To hide the truth, Obama would have to enlist the help of the U.S. Internet companies, including Google, Twitter, Disqus, and Digg. They would become complicit in Obama’s illegal actions and in doing so, they would discredit themselves too. They would cooperate with the government in altering, deleting, and hiding the information that I wanted to expose.

Obama would discredit the politicians in Japan who liked America and hoped to work closely with us. They would get nothing.

He would discredit his own system of government. He would show that the officials selected by the people are not qualified to hold their positions. He would show that those officials merely allow the powerful to use them as canon fodder. Our system of government allows the West to engage in inconceivably outrageous behavior because the powerful are not held accountable for their decisions.

He would prove that there is no connection between human rights and the American system of government. He would prove that America is run by a greedy cabal of people who only care about maintaining their power, image, and wealth. He would prove that America has no right to lead the world.

1 I can’t find this comment on his blog anymore. I think this is another thing that has been deleted from the Internet.

Waiting for Obama

“Who would have thought a year ago that most of the issues of conflict in America’s foreign relations would be made worse during the first year following Barack Obama’s election as U.S. president?” said William Pfaff. “Even those disputes or differences that were appeased or quiet a year ago are now worse.”

As examples of relationships that had gone sour, Pfaff cited our relationships with Iraq, China, Japan, Israel, Palestine, and Latin America. He also criticized our policy in Afghanistan.

“This policy rests upon the monumental assumption that victory can be found in a military campaign meant to alter the character of Central Asian political and religious society so as to remake it in the American image,” said Pfaff.

Pfaff is an American journalist who spent a lot of time in Europe. My government wants me to believe that Pfaff has adopted the European perspective on how the world should work. If this is true, then this article might be part of the New Diplomacy and this last quote by Pfaff might be Europe’s way of telling America that she will not allow America to gain control of Afghanistan.

Yukio and Barack - The Press Conference

Hatoyama and Obama held a joint press conference today. In his comments, Obama said we needed to revitalize, renew, and refresh the alliance for the 21st century. Hatoyama agreed.

“Starting from today we’ll be starting a year to start a new process of deliberation,” said Hatoyama. “And I have made this proposal, and President Obama has given his consent and support towards this idea.”

In his remarks, Hatoyama never explains what was involved in this “new process of deliberation.” But I am sure that Hatoyama was referring to my involvement in the New Diplomacy, which would become even crazier after Obama returned.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Creaky Alliance

The New York Times published an op-ed written by Michael Auslin on November 11, 2009. According to him, the relationship between America and Japan had hit its “lowest point in years.”

President Obama was just about to make his trip to Tokyo. Auslin said the two sides must make progress on the issue of relocating Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

“A failure to find common ground could lead both sides to feel less appetite for working with each other and more interest in reaching out to other nations in Asia, such as China,” said Auslin.

Boy was that a prophetic statement. But I think the larger issue for the alliance was deciding whether or not they would finally tell the public the truth. Our leaders decided against doing that.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fort Hood shooting

Nidal Hasan walked into a medical treatment center at Fort Hood, Texas, pulled out a semi-automatic pistol, and shot 42 people, killing 13 of them. Because of the shooting, Obama delayed and shortened his trip to Japan.

Presumably, either the Europeans or the CIA was responsible for the attack. Presumably, those responsible wanted to send a message to Japan. We will not allow America to get too close to you. We will punish and disrupt America whenever she does something to build an Asia-Pacific Community.