Just in time for Hiroshima Day, today August 6th (BBC), Tokyo’s fun-loving Governor Shintaro “Binky” Ishihara says he wants nuclear weapons.
The Jiji News Service reports via the always mega-funky Google Translate that …
☢ Tokyo Gov. Ishihara needs nuclear weapons
Jiji News | 2011 August 5th
Tokyo Governor Shintaro “Binky” Ishihara said in a news conference that Japan nuclear weapons and that the best way for Japan to sustain itself when surrounded by nuclear powers: “If Japan doesn’t become a powerful military state it will certainly lose all standing in the world.”
He then remarked that, “Japan has plenty of plutonium” and that is “absolutely needs to become a powerful military nation loses its sense of presence.”
Governor Ishihara appealed for the need to develop missile and aerospace technologies.
Ishihara said that on the basis of, “Japan is surrounded byby hostile countries like North Korea, China and Russia something is needed defend it besides its [waning] economic power.”
According to the translations of the Japan’s largest news forum 2ch by SankakuComplex.com, Gov. Blinky’s nuke demands were met by derision by Japanese:
- “Shut up already, you old fool!”
- “If he wants a military buildup, let him do it with Tokyo’s money.”
- “There is no way our incompetent government is even up to the task of pursuing a nuclear arsenal. They can’t even manage a nuclear power station.”