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Good on Japan for calling out the criminal Iranian regime.

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Condemning any act violence is acceptable, don't skip or pretend to forget to condemn embassy attack on April 1st.

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Turkey,  Kuwait, Jordan, and Qatar try really hard not to escalate situation.

One country tried to make bloodbath by attacking other sovereign state's embassy and other countries play being adult.

https://thekashmiriyat.co.uk/turkey-joins-regional-allies-in-blocking-u-s-airspace-for-potential-iran-strikes/

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Japan people like Germany are fully aware the consequences of war.

Japan like no other people, with the advent of atomic war.

Japan is dependent on imported energy, with a population aging, a youth, I am sorry to say in varying degrees of democratic comatose.

This war in Gaza is a wake up call, Iran, Russia, China governments are not our friends in any way, shape or form.

There could be no prospect of compromise.

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Personally think it would have said more to the world if Iran hadnt retaliated, but ho-hum.

Their response seems more like theatrics than a real act of military aggression. Both sides should call it quits now.

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This war in Gaza is a wake up call, Iran, Russia, China governments are not our friends in any way, shape or form.

Where do you come up with this nonsense. China is Japans biggest trading partner. Without China, Japan is done.

The only reason any of these nations are unfriendly to the west is becasue of The US' dictatorial, interventionist foreign policy. Bottom line is that the US led world order is coming to an end.

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Chabbawanga

Iran had to retaliate, after an attack on the embassy in Damascus.

You see, we as simple citizens, ok referring to myself, will never be totally aware of the political foreign policies that drive such a strike.

I believe this US government sanctioned the strike in Syria.

We could be debate the reasoning logic

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Japan people like Germany are fully aware the consequences of war.

Yeah, they lost and they both remain till this day fully obedient to the US.

This war in Gaza is a wake up call, Iran, Russia, China governments are not our friends in any way, shape or form.

Yeah, it is a wake up call, telling us that we are not on the right side of humanity if we continue to support israel and the US.

Japan should try to improve its relation with Russia, Iran, and China, instead of antagonizing them just to please their US masters.

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Didn't hear Japan condemning the embassy attack, wouldn't Japan retaliate if their embassy with high ranking officials in it was bombed?

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The NomadToday 05:50 pm JST

Didn't hear Japan condemning the embassy attack, wouldn't Japan retaliate if their embassy with high ranking officials in it was bombed?

If they were all military officials that would be really surprising.

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Raw BeerToday 05:47 pm JST

Yeah, it is a wake up call, telling us that we are not on the right side of humanity if we continue to support israel and the US.

There is no other side that acts remotely human.

Japan should try to improve its relation with Russia, Iran, and China, instead of antagonizing them just to please their US masters.

Especially those countries.

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Iran is surely quaking in it's boots off the back of this slapdown.

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Bottom line is that the US led world order is coming to an end.

Nope still going strong. Not one country falling out of the OECD and members getting closer.

I agree the US led world order is obviously in dire straights and lacking credibility

Obviously not going strong as the nation is obviously seriously divided and fragmented with Biden demented and Trumps Jimmy rigged cowboy diplomacy

The USA lacks structure and is in no way a poster child for world leadership.

Unless you want a free for all do whatever the heck you want world that encourages terrorism not stops it.

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Was just a matter of time. Our Jew hating friends right here on JT will be already constructing their narratives and scornfests. This was in the post and bound to happen. A massive throw of the human psychology dice.

Time to really think about what is right and wrong. We are on the verge of another world war and the setting and foundations are well laid. Dudes that would probably break bread together now digging down.

Always wondered how the entire world came to blows in my grandfathers era, WW2 but now I know. May good will and steady intellects prevail. Day one.

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The moment you realize, Biden and co at the helm…

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Iran supports Hamas, Hezbollah and the Houthis. Iran is friendly with Russia, China, North Korea, etc. They are a continuous destabilizing power in the mideast.

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and so it begins.

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Good on Japan for calling out the criminal Iranian regime.

Nothing to be called out about....as long a Israel has the right to " defend itself against an attack " so does Iran. ( leaving aside for a second the 100 thousand dead and wounded Gaza civilian total ) Maybe don't target Iranian diplomatic missions next time.

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Their response seems more like theatrics than a real act of military aggression. Both sides should call it quits now.

Agree this was necessary for saving face and now both sides should take a deep breath and de escalate.

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I think Iran had every right to do this in retaliation to the Israeli attack on their embassy in Syria. I’m not sure why Israel think it can go into a third country, and attack Iranian embassy, kill a few Iranians, and Iran is supposed to do nothing. we are allowed to criticize Israel without being labeled. Israel isn’t perfect! In the mean time the real crime here is Israel’s war in Gaza.

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Iran should be congratulated on conducting a measured restraint and response. It could have had a lot worse escalation. In fact, Iran is smart - they attacked Israel in a way not to get the USA pulled in, and now it's up to Israel to make the next move, and if Israel does another aggression, it will be on Israel.

The best strategy is always let the monster reveal themselves for others to see.

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Time has come for All-of-Us to see the purely evil actions of the huge bombings&massive killings that have been happening in Gaza +++ along with this one in Syria

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Did they strongly condemn the illegal attack on Iran’s consulate???

hypocrisy much?

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I believe Israel has the right take action to eliminate its enemies, other way if not they will never be able to live in peace. Another point is for sure the dollar reference as world currency in oil deals, USA needs to stop its enemies from change to gold standard reference, so Israel is sure of its power to defend and attack with the best war equipment.

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Japan did not strongly condemn a retaliatory attack by Israel or called it an escalation of events and saying it was deeply concerned at the situation.

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Good on Japan.

Iran - being controlled by a totalitarian regime of mad Mullahs - is a shameful government not worthy of any respect.

The good news is, as I predicted, the Iranian government "drone attack" on Israel was a complete failure. 99 99 percent of their low-tech drones shot down. Predictably.

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Iran supports Hamas, Hezbollah and the Houthis. Iran is friendly with Russia, China, North Korea, etc. They are a continuous destabilizing power in the mideast.

Iran being the oldest country in the world isn't likely to just roll over and play dead for the USA and it's allies .

There's no double standards here Ossan it's not like Israel is all innocent or something !

This is what happens when young countries like the USA go around bombing everywhere and getting involved in disputes that aren't really any of thier business.

USA seeks to be world boss

The world doesn't need a boss !

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I believe Israel has the right take action to eliminate its enemies, other way if not they will never be able to live in peace.

In reality tho Israel cannot eliminate it's enemies.

Hamas isn't eradicated

In fact Israel has only made things worse.

It's only a matter of time before Israel reaps what it sowed

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Let's see. Israel has the right to self-defence when it is attacked after years of turning Gaza into a ghetto.

Iran does not have the right of self-defence when it is attacked by Israel.

Does this make sense?

Admittedly this retaliatory attack on Israel is an escalation, but was Israel's attack on the Iranian embassy not also an escalation?

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Its good to take a stand, a strong stand, in todays world, but, BUT, please do not be selective, or at your own convenience. Other wise?? credibility????

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Fighto!Today  09:00 pm JST

Good on Japan. 

Iran - being controlled by a totalitarian regime of mad Mullahs - is a shameful government not worthy of any respect.

well you might want to check the history books and see how the Mad Mullahs all came about due to the over throw of the duly elected government in 1953 by the UK/and the US and the Shah. The mods might delete this as they often think it’s off topic but it has a direct bearing on your comment and today’s situation and the mad mullah/ regime comment. Maybe not so mad but it does at insight into our attitudes today.

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America hates Iranian GOVERNMENT. I personally knew many Iranian guys in Tokyo in the 90’s. They’re just working schmucks like the rest of us,

In fact a guy I worked with came over every day and brought food and beer after work when I broke both my legs because he knew I couldn’t go out anywhere…that’s the average Iranian for you, the government is a different story.

Miss you Fadi’ . Sal’i’ma’ ti’

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This growing crisis is the direct result of Israel's and its enablers' total disregard for international law and humanitarian norms that they have brazenly flouted for DECADES and which have cost the lives of hundreds of thousands. The detestable Iranian regime has reacted to Israeli hi-tech terrorism in a way the Western powers well understand although their sanctimonious hypocrisy prevents them from admitting it.

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The world is polarizing again. Taking into account how human rights are handled in the respective states, I cannot be on the side of inhumane, criminal states such as the People's Republic of China, North Korea, Russia, Iran and so on. It is undeniable that the USA, Europe, etc. also have their dark sides; compared to the aforementioned cruel dictatorships, they are the lesser evil.

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Part of me is happy that Iran launched missiles and drones from their own land mass. The free world doesn't need any more excuses to lay waste to Iran until they are living in the stone age again.

Part of me thinks of all the Iranian-American friends who still have family in Iran that will be harmed due to their govt's actions. Nobody wants regular people to be harmed by the stupidity of the country's leadership.

I also think Iran wouldn't have launched these attacks if they didn't think they had a working nuclear bomb ready to be put onto a missile.

I can't see a way for these actions to be subdued into peace anymore. Politicians in all the regional countries will have little choice but war at this point. The regular Palestinians will be handed with the Hamas terrorists as quickly as possible, so Israel can deal with Iran now. That isn't good for any Palestinians.

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Mr GoodmanApr. 14 06:20 pm JST

I agree the US led world order is obviously in dire straights and lacking credibility

Well with no argument you can agree to anything.

Obviously not going strong as the nation is obviously seriously divided and fragmented with Biden demented and Trumps Jimmy rigged cowboy diplomacy

Oh, so your claim is that "Ewwww, politics is so divided!!!". Well, the country hasn't been sunk by it yet.

The USA lacks structure and is in no way a poster child for world leadership.

What we lack in structure we make up for in democratic stability. Your autocrats fall apart with every transition of power.

Unless you want a free for all do whatever the heck you want world that encourages terrorism not stops it.

Russia and Iran are the kings of terrorism. The US is not.

Iran being the oldest country in the world isn't likely to just roll over and play dead for the USA and it's allies .

No, petulant Iran is only 45 years old and has to reason to exist but to attack the US and Israel.

There's no double standards here Ossan it's not like Israel is all innocent or something !

This is what happens when young countries like the USA go around bombing everywhere and getting involved in disputes that aren't really any of thier business.

It's not Iran's business to destroy Israel.

USA seeks to be world boss

The world doesn't need a boss !

Clearly it does as we have a lot of child countries unable to just do business in peace.

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Ramsey's KitchenApr. 14 07:35 pm JST

Good on Japan for calling out the criminal Iranian regime.

Nothing to be called out about....as long a Israel has the right to " defend itself against an attack " so does Iran. ( leaving aside for a second the 100 thousand dead and wounded Gaza civilian total ) Maybe don't target Iranian diplomatic missions next time.

Iran could achieve peace overnight by abandoning its nuclear program and dismantling its IRGC. This is indisputable. Iran has no right to take offensive action over Gaza.

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Abe234Apr. 14 10:51 pm JST

Iran - being controlled by a totalitarian regime of mad Mullahs - is a shameful government not worthy of any respect.

well you might want to check the history books and see how the Mad Mullahs all came about due to the over throw of the duly elected government in 1953 by the UK/and the US and the Shah. The mods might delete this as they often think it’s off topic but it has a direct bearing on your comment and today’s situation and the mad mullah/ regime comment. Maybe not so mad but it does at insight into our attitudes today.

So what is their complaint from people that are alive today?

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Looks like the third world war is bout to happen!maybe few mounth later from now

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There aren't any real communists, just those that claim to be, in the same way the DemocraticPeople's Republic of Korea (aka North Korea) claim to be democratic.

No true Scotsman fallacy

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How ironic that Japan tries now to have a bigger impact on international relations at the same time the economy sputters and it slides down the list of the globe's largest economies.

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What exactly does "condemning" do? Sure is a lot of it going around lately.

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