- Sep 20, 2010
So... we'd have an excuse to blow up the country we owe a nigh unpayable amount of money to?Kopikatsu said:There won't be a large scale military conflict.A Satanic Panda said:As if there would suddenly be a large scale military conflict, in which these drones are used.Acrisius said:I don't see how that's connected to this...A Satanic Panda said:
Japan's Navy and Airforce were both forced to effectively disband after their conditional surrender, which ended WW2. In exchange for the disarmament, the US promised to protect Japan and it's assets if it ever had to go to war. But the majority of the US's loans are held in China, and the US owes China more money than exists in the world. They can't risk armed conflict.
So yeah. No large scale military conflict. If China moves on Japan, then neither the US nor Japan can do anything about it. Japan is fucked.
Also, last I checked, Japan is not only insane, but has nuclear capabilities to boot. Atomic power and effing gigapudding, that's natures way of saying "don't touch".
Nothing he said in that rebuttal changed the fact that it still seems like playing a videogame. All he did was say "The drone wouldn't work without a human pilot" and "we kill people with drones".
Just because the stakes are the lives of human beings doesn't mean the skillset is different.