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Abe undecided on response to U.S. plan for Mideast maritime coalition

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Don't get involved in Donny's incompetence.

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Don't join any wars if it comes to that, but defending Japanese oil tankers is another story, especially after 2 got hit just a few weeks ago.

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Iran is becoming stubborn more and more. It has generated big frictions with not only US but also UK. Abe doesn't want to be related to the maritime mission in the bottom of his heart. But Trump will not allow it. So Abe will try to contribute the mission in the minimum range.

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 The two met when Abe visited Tehran last month in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to ease tensions in the region.

Abe is not a diplomat, Abe has poor if any negotiating skills on the international stage, and beyond spending the tax payers money to get other countries to cooperate with Japan, Abe has few cards to play in this game.

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Abe is just another bureaucrat. He’s no Kissinger.

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Abe, do you want to get involved with a mentally ill President? Will Japan follow a mentally ill US president into war?

The dispute is all Trumps making, so let the US handle it on its own. Don't forget the US has the greatest, biggest, most powerful, ..........military in the world, so let them go it alone.

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Is it just me, or does it look like the world is being set up for WWIII? Japan should STAY OUT of it.

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Is it just me, or does it look like the world is being set up for WWIII? Japan should STAY OUT of it.

What about Japanese oil tankers being attacked? Just "stay out of it"? PM Abe will consider the response very carefully. Make no mistake, you dont mess with Japanese ships with no consequence.

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PM Abe will consider the response very carefully. Make no mistake, you dont mess with Japanese ships with no consequence."

Always entertaining..:-)....Abe / LDP will do as told by the US masters, as always. No ifs or buts about it.

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@Ganbare Japan!

Make no mistake, you dont mess with Japanese ships with no consequence.

Out of interest, what "consequences" can Japan threaten Iran with?

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defending Japanese oil tankers is another story, especially after 2 got hit just a few weeks ago.

The question is who attacked those oil tankers.

Iran who is supplying both Russia and China with oil and making a lot of money in the process?

That would make absolutely zero sense for them to do something like that.

Or other parties who wanted to "persuade" Japan to join their side.

I want to point out that the attacks happened at the exact same time Shinzo Abe was in Teheran as if wanting to deliver a clear message.

Think about it...

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Oh, just send Escort Vessels already. Let's face it, if you want others to save your bacon at great cost when you need it, the least you can do is participate in these programs. Keep it just ships, and it should be safe enough against Iran.

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Go ahead, trust Trump! What could go wrong?

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