「同盟国の国民の命を助ける協力をしない裏切り行為」Oh, please. Give me and all those who dwell in this fair land a break.
"This is the treachery of a country that will not collaborate in saving the lives of the citizens of an allied nation."*
You want to talk about betrayal? How about...
- The government of Japan's (Dare we say the LDP's? Or was it only Kanemaru Shin and the Takeshita Faction's doing?) complete burial of the testimony of Kim Hyon Hui, the North Korean operative who blew up KAL 858 in 1987 -- that she had learned how to impersonate a Japanese from a Japanese woman abductee?
- The Socialist Party's passing on to the government of the DPRK the postcard Ishioka Tōru and Arimoto Keiko had managed to have sent to Japan via a Polish contact - which was immediately followed, according to official DPRK accounts, by their and their child's accidental deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning?
- The families, having been on the left, allying themselves with some of the ugliest elements of Japan's recidivist right, thereby facilitating the fantabulists's use of the rachi mondai to cower more moderate politicians and bureaucrats in order achieve their ultimate goal of political power?
- The Japanese government's failure to round up and hold on to the members of the Red Army Faction, some of whom later participated in the DPRK kidnappings in Europe?
- The reliance on compromised Republican neo-con lobbyists to be the advocates of the abductees in Washington, leading to the abductee issue becoming one facet of those lobbyists' own beligerent politico-military agenda?
Listen to the barking of the fools if you want to. Their spectacular record of achievement speaks for itself.
Just do not single out the United States for your ire.
Those trying to nail down some part, any part of the North Korean nuclear program are the only real protectors Japan has.
* Sankei Shimbun source article here.