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Car rams into barricade near Israel Embassy in Tokyo; man detained

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...a member of a right-wing group

Curiouser and curiouser.

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Despicable moron. Injuring someone who has zero to do with conflict in the middle east. Lucky he didn't kill people.

Throw the book at him.

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Right wing extremists are the biggest threat to democracy I am told everyday here. I guess the World is about to collapse as they crash a kei car into a random barricade.

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Tama-registered number plate: mi kyu kyu - kyu kyu...

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 I guess the World is about to collapse as they crash a kei car into a random barricade.

You wouldn't take such a flippant attitude if it was one of your loved ones that was injured or killed.

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How about shutting that right wing group down? No? meh... better to deal with an international incident.

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I have often seen you defend people burning or looting businesses and towns here. 

Absolute made up nonsense. I always support Rule of Law. There is zero need for this happening in Japan.

Show some sympathy for the innocent police officer, please.

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I am puzzled. It's much easier to find a common denominator, called patriotism, between Japanese (ultra) right and the current Israeli (ultra) right Government. Looking at the crashed "mini van", I associated the action with "Cosplay" - Costume Play as I don't see any serious intention for causing substantial damages although some efforts were made to secure the "look" of terrorism. Being high with a drug or drunken?

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Kamikaze.

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Many people are unhappy with the situation in Gaza-I’m not surprised Israelis are at risk abroad…

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Yep. Great idea. Harm totally unrelated innocent people to get attention to the hopeless plight of criticizing harm against innocents. That's surely going change the minds of those, who are already absolutely fine with the concept of collateral damage, to not harm innocents... NOT.

All this does is nullify the moral high ground, undermine the humanitarian plight, and spread hate among communities that do not and should not have anything to do with the issue at all in the first place.

Activists will always argue that, the ends justify the means and their breaking of the law is all hunky dory as long as "it's for a good cause." But the reality is that they are simply opening the doors to a slippery slope where they themselves can be retributed against using the exact same logic. The consequences being that the most morally bereft party with the biggest guns wins.

They are part of the problem. Not the solution.

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This guy ramming his little car into a barricade in Tokyo is no different from people beating each other (US/Europe) or wasting their lifetime insulting each other online over something happening miles away with no connection whatsoever with them, most couldnt point out gaza on a map a month or two ago

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Odd, as right-wingers globally typically support the right-wing Israeli government.

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Right wing extremists are the biggest threat to democracy I am told everyday here. I guess the World is about to collapse as they crash a kei car into a random barricade.

This particular right winger was stupid enough and gullible enough to think attempting to drive this tin foil car into (not a random barricade, read the article) the Israeli embassy was a good idea.

That’s the danger to democracy posed by the right wing. Feeble minds. They tend to believe anything and get riled up real easy without the foresight to consider the consequences by those who would exploit their tiny little minds.

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Right-wing nationalist nutter.

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Touche!

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This particular right winger was stupid enough and gullible enough to think attempting to drive this tin foil car into (not a random barricade, read the article) the Israeli embassy was a good idea.

That’s the danger to democracy posed by the right wing. Feeble minds. They tend to believe anything and get riled up real easy without the foresight to consider the consequences by those who would exploit their tiny little minds

Whatever his malfunction was, he definitely got a wake-up call.

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A detail from another source:

About six hours before the incident, a post believed to have been made by Sekiguchi on X, formerly called Twitter, said, "Israel is at fault for invading the Gaza Strip," according to a source close to the matter.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2023/11/5cdb465c1670-car-rams-into-israeli-embassy-fence-in-tokyo-injures-police-officer.html

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Don't bring your violence here, Loser.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Just crazy

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

This war will spread on world wide basis, wait what happens in Europe on a grandeur scale

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wallaceToday  07:32 pm JST

Right-wing nationalist nutter.

Please explain. Isn't the LDP right wing? Doesn't Japan under LDP leadership support Israel? Why would a person "right wing" try to cause harm to the Israeli Embassy? Do Japandse nationalist right wing now support the Palestinians? The Japanese Red Armay, a terrorist group that supported Palestine was as left wing as you could get.

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OssanAmerica

wallaceToday 07:32 pm JST

> Right-wing nationalist nutter.

> Please explain.

What is there to explain? it's in the article.

"He was identified as Shinobu Sekiguchi, a member of a right-wing group, local media reported."

Was his target the Israeli embassy or pro-Palestinian protestors?

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Please explain. Isn't the LDP right wing? Doesn't Japan under LDP leadership support Israel? Why would a person "right wing" try to cause harm to the Israeli Embassy? Do Japandse nationalist right wing now support the Palestinians? The Japanese Red Armay, a terrorist group that supported Palestine was as left wing as you could get.

That's the thing about the colonial occupation of Palestine. It has revealed conservative's ranking of hate. Right-wingers have always hated jews but now that are defending their right to exist because they hate muslims more.

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The dude needed a lifted F150 at a minimum to get through those barriers.

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This whole anti-Jewish anti-Palestinian thing (and the pro side, too) is immature. Jews and Palestinians living abroad, whether they are taking sides or not, are innocent of any  atrocities. If people want to take sides, go to the war zone and pick up a rifle. The Jews and Palestinians abroad are not guilty of anything happening over there.

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Very surprising to see this in Japan. Unsurprising to see all of the Jewish owned businesses and Jewish schools shot at in Justin Trudeau's Canada. Japan needs to do everything possible to avoid going down the same road as Canada.

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Am glad the embassy is safe.

But in all seriousness guys, if your country embassy requires police to guard it you know you're guilty of something. A lot of 3rd world embassies don't need them.

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@Yrral Did you Goggle that?

This war will spread on world wide basis, wait what happens in Europe on a grandeur scale

@Yrral LMFAO if you have enough money you should use most of it for mental wellness!

I have enough money,that I cannot be controlled by foreigner

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Jews abroad are not innocent,if they support the government of Israel blatantly oppression of Palestinian,lots of Muslim and Arab government oppress their own people so they are not in position to complain about the Palestinian plight,in America lots of Jews are trying to serve two masters,when it not in the interest of American as a whole

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@ Gene Hennigh

> This whole anti-Jewish anti-Palestinian thing (and the pro side, too) is immature. Jews and Palestinians living abroad, whether they are taking sides or not, are innocent of any atrocities. If people want to take sides, go to the war zone and pick up a rifle. The Jews and Palestinians abroad are not guilty of anything happening over there.

I certainly agree with your first proposition.

Also, I personally find that war is a complete failure of humanity to find peaceful solutions to our differences.

However, I watched Jews, in October coming back to Ben Gurion airport who were singing and dancing.

Were they celebrating a desire to attack Gaza or defend Israel?

For them was it the same thing?

The salient fact is that Jews identify with Israel and many Jewish children are sent to Israel for religious and cultural training.

On the flip side there are Jews against any type of conflict but I would argue that they are in the minority.

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And what did he get with that??..

Just another loser who hates Israel..

Send him to jail !!..

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Black Bus Bozo

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But in all seriousness guys, if your country embassy requires police to guard it you know you're guilty of something. A lot of 3rd world embassies don't need them.

There isn't an embassy anywhere in the world that is not guarded in some fashion. In addition to the owne of the embassy having their own security inside the walls of the embassy ground they often hire private security from the host country to guard the outside. When a country that has controversial foreign and / or domestic polices they are often also guarded by host nation police. It has nothing to do with the crime rate of the host nation but rather is a reflection of how the world views the nation who's embassy requires guarding.

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Losers wil always be losers and this loser is no exception .lets hope he loses a lot of freedom

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The right-wing group "uyoku" thing is curious. Wonder what the background is.

The incident took place here: 35.686258, 139.736819

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