On her blog, Sheila Smith posted an article called, “Why Trilateralism is Good for Japan.”
JUST THE TITLE OF THE ARTICLE MAKES ME LAUGH UNCONTROLLABLY!!!
In any event, as the title implies, Sheila Smith hoped the attack on Yeonpyeong would convince Japan to cooperate more fully in forming an Axis of Evil…uh, I mean…Tripartite Alliance between South Korea, Japan, and America.
Doesn’t she know that Japan does not want to miss the China bus?
“Japan cannot afford to ignore the fact that its future security will depend on decisions made now, and the right place to start is in a close and full dialogue with Washington and Seoul that produces a cohesive statement of common strategic intent,” said Smith.
Hmmm…how about a statement called “Welcome to the new era of East Asian unipolarity.”