I watch them like a hawk too, considering the distance between there and Japan is about the length of Montana. Creepy stuff. I knew eventually Japan would get pulled it all of this - saying that even if the US as a target is a bit of stretch that US bases in Japan are well in the range of it's nuclear strike capabilities

Not saying that Japan didn't ask for this, the divided peninsula problem stems originally from when Japan occupied Korea from the early 1900s to 1945 and then the US and China/Russia were compelled to fight over who got to be Korea's new big brother to fill the vacuum left by Japan.
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