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jerseyboy As always making ignorant comments, the US was spying on commercial and trade secrets as written within another article.

Triring -- really, did you bother even reading the first sentence of this article -- that specifically mentions "politicians"?

Japanese leader Shinzo Abe told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden he would have “serious concerns” if WikiLeaks claims Washington spied on Japanese politicians were true, and called for an investigation, a top official said Wednesday.

So who's comments are "ignorent"? LOL.

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The U.S. government is not content on spying on other countries. It even spies on its own populace, even on ordinary folks who have no links to terrorism or value their privacy. Who says the U.S. has no other interests besides starting wars around the world?

As a tax-paying U.S. citizen, who's government spent billions to develop technologies like Aegis, I expect the government to also do what is necessary to make sure our "allies" are not pissing that money away.

LOL The Aegis system?? The much-ballyhooed technology that is called the Aegis system? You better ask for your money back.

The same Aegis system that was proven to be a FAILURE when a Russian Sukhoi-24 fighter jet literally flew circles on the USS Donald Cook, a destroyer equipped with Tomahawk missiles and an Aegis system, over the Black Sea. The Russian jet, only armed with an electronic device with no missiles, upon approaching the US destroyer COMPLETELY DISABLED all radars, control circuits, systems, information transmission, etc. on board the USS Donald Cook. It was like flicking a light switch off. It then proceeded to simulate a missile attack on the sitting duck of a destroyer a DOZEN TIMES. Oh, my.

It was so embarrassing and demoralizing for the USS Donald Cook crew that dozens of sailors requested to relieved from active service. Must have been quite a humiliating experience. So much for so-called "military supremacy" by the world's top war-mongering nation. Russia just showed them who's boss. Hilarious.

http://www.voltairenet.org/article185860.html

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I don't mind Japan becoming a poor country if it can be more independent from USA.

Well we can all be thankful that you don't speak for the majority of Japanese.

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I don't mind Japan becoming a poor country if it can be more independent from USA.

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Probe Wikileaks or probe US agents in Japan?

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Something also tells me that Abe is gonna get a lot more compromise from America (obummer) than he was before... It's wise to keep political capital than to spend it all at once stirring up a public mess...

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Suga said Biden had apologized to the Japanese prime minister in a telephone call for “causing troubles,” without confirming the spying claims.

It's weird seeing the "apology" geta on the other foot.

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jerseyboy

As always making ignorant comments, the US was spying on commercial and trade secrets as written within another article.

five U.S. National Security Agency reports, four of which are marked top-secret, that provide intelligence on Japanese positions on international trade and climate change. They date from 2007 to 2009.

It had nothing to do with military secrets.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe demanded an explanation

While I don't agree with his policies - this sentence has the right tone to it

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Biden is not even Abe's counterpart. It is impolite for Obama to not talk with Abe even at a time like this. USA always makes sure to remind Japan that who is the boss. For instance try to interfere when Americans are arrested in Japan.

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Ha-ha . . Obama administration is getting sweated by Abe.

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Japanese leader Shinzo Abe told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden he would have “serious concerns” if WikiLeaks claims Washington spied on Japanese politicians were true, and called for an investigation, a top official said Wednesday.

Please. Abe and Japan need to get their collective heads out of their butts, and stop this "victim" mentality. Everyone knows Japan is a sieve when it comes to how it handles confidential/classified information, and with the constant revolving door of politicians in and out of the Defense Ministry, the U.S. has every right to know if its secrets are being handled properly. Or has everyone forgotten what happened just a few years back -- as reported by Bloomberg news?:

A Japanese navy officer was found guilty of leaking classified data on the U.S.-made Aegis weapons system used on destroyers, the Daily Yomiuri newspaper reported, citing a court ruling.

As a tax-paying U.S. citizen, who's government spent billions to develop technologies like Aegis, I expect the government to also do what is necessary to make sure our "allies" are not pissing that money away.

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Warlords during the Warring States Period in Japan's history tried hard to prove their loyalty to dominant overlords like Nobunaga and Hideyoshi. To prove their loyalty, and innocence in a rumor of conspiracy, they often offered their sons to the overlords as hostages, oftentimes forcing kin to commit ritual suicide (harakiri).

Well, concerning the Futenma-to-Henoko relocation issue, an initial phase of land reclamation work, the drilling survey of the seabed at the relocation site, has already started despite a strong local opposition. The Abe government's forceful implementation of the relocation plan is part of its efforts to prove its loyalty to Washington.

So when they learns the master doesn't trust them at all, however hard Tokyo tries to please Washington by faithfully carrying out what was dictated to, would a mere apology by Vice President Joe Biden palliate the tension?

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Everybody knows USA spies on the whole world. USA know that everybody knows. The problem is: USA doesn't care and others can do nothing.

So I see two options here:

USA will deny. Japan will pretend it believes. USA will pretend it believes that Japan believes. Everybody is happy.

USA will admit it. Japan will pretend it's angry. USA will pretend it's sorry and will promise not to do it again. Japan will forgive USA and pretend it believes the promise. Everybody is happy.
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Great picture by the way. Makes it look like Abe is wearing a Robin Hood cap!

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Everyone spies on everyone. Stop playing the victim card. but nobody on the scale of America, and certainly not against there so called Allies and friends. Imgine if Japan had been caught spying on America, the uproar in Washington would be deafening. The US hypocrisy is thicker than molasses

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Abe must have a few skeletons in the closet to be this worried!

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You know what happened when every country demanded a probe into wikileaks?

They found their own secrets that they don't want to get out. Wikileaks is a deep, dark scary closet and everyone's got skeletons hidden in it.

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dear oh dear... the US spying on it's closest allies - who would have thought?? .... standby for mock outrage from the US claiming nothing of the sort...

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Everyone spies on everyone. Stop playing the victim card.

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Say it ain't so. Look, your boyfriend is a jealous manipulative one. He's been watching you and your companies along with other countries secrets. The NSA is for all that. They're watching everything.

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Get over it. You'd have to be a really nieve leader if you were surprised to find out the US etc are spying on you. And its not as if Japan doesn't/wouldn't spy on other countries given the chance.

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