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Eh.. Generous reading:

"one purpose of nuclear energy is to avoid entanglements in energy wars".

Less Generous reading:

"Having had both, it is our opinion that nuclear accidents are vastly less painful than nuclear warheads.
 The future is uncertain, and thus we judge that maintaining a large nuclear energy sector so that we can quickly  Just-in-Time  manufacture some warheads in the event politics in China/US/ECT goes seriously non-linear is a nessesary insurance policy/deterrent, while being much less costly and problematic than being an actual nuclear weapons state".

It is possible they actually intend both readings, too.

by Thomas on Sun Jun 24th, 2012 at 12:48:15 PM EST
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You are right.

What these politicians fail to see is that a non-warhead Japan is a deterrant to further proliferation. If the country acquires/produces warheads, all psychological barriers against nukes will be lost. (It is not technically difficult to have them at all.) Soon, the generals will start firing nukes, as a less painful option to "end all wars."

I will become a patissier, God willing.

by tuasfait on Sun Jun 24th, 2012 at 09:25:04 PM EST
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