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Japan supports U.S. missile strike in Syria

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Anything else to add, Mr. Abe?

Like: "Well, Donaldo, my friendo, North Korea should be another area to consider."

I guess that's what he wanted to say here: "..... the threat from weapons of mass destruction is also growing more serious in East Asia.”

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As if Japan had a choice.

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If nothing else,Trump has got the Russia questions off the table... for now.But has what he's done,put at risk the protection that Putin has been giving him about THOSE questions?

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This is why Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has held office for so long and fought off any contenders.......

“We understand that the action taken by the United States was a measure to prevent the situation from worsening further,”......

Carefully worded, crafty, and guarded, with an eye firmly fixed on a planned visit to Russia at the end of April and a meeting with President Putin. Abe san hasn't agreed, he invokes the 'royal' we understood.

“supports the resolve”....Is cliched, a platitude more than give em another 69 Mr President.

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It'll be interesting to see what comes from security talks going forward with Japan and the US over NK, now that Japan knows that Trump could potentially be fairly trigger happy

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ISIS and Al Qaeda have also signaled their support. Great company to be in.

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I find humor in Al Qaeda and ISIS in full support of this action. Politics is a funny subject.

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My previous comment libeled the President of the United States, so correction that 59. sorry Mr President, I will take ten back.

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Just as a good lapdog would.

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Of course he supports it, he's just part of the cabal of global elites.

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I wonder what Abe thinks about the Agent Orange dumping by US forces in Vietnam?

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Next North Korea on little fat boys shelter and all nuclear sites and weapons in one single hit.

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The countries that have come out in support of Trump's unilateral strike: Britain, Australia, Japan, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State. A bit of a rogues gallery when it comes to abiding by international law.

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Good boy!

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I wonder he expects in return.

Like: "Well, Donaldo, my friendo, North Korea should be another area to consider."

Oh, that might be it...

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'..Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that Japan “supports the resolve” of the United States not to allow the proliferation or use of chemical weapons, following a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base from which a deadly poison attack was allegedly launched earlier this week....' Yes, Abe, exactly - '..U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base from which a deadly poison attack was allegedly launched earlier this week'. The operative word is 'allegedly'. It is perfectly obvious to anyone with a lick of sense that Assad would not and did not use chemical weapons,.It was a 'False Flag' attack by the US's proxy mercenaries, the 'head-choppers', to further the US and it's cronies' objective of 'Regime Change'.

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No choice in the matter abe ol chum. Obey your master!!!!!!

It was a 'False Flag' attack by the US's proxy mercenaries, the 'head-choppers', to further the US and it's cronies' objective of 'Regime Change'.

Careful now Paul, you just might destroy folks collective psyche with this logic. Besides most people don't like thinking outside cnn anyway!!

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Remember this, Japan, when you ask "why did this happen to us" later. Abe supports anything else that puts Japan another foot forward on the path to war. He'll never have to participate; he can just nod his head and pretend to care while you and/or your children go die for nothing. His grandad was no different.

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We can now add Poland to the list of strike supporters. People will remember Poland as one of the 5 members of George W. Bush's 'Multi National Force 1' from Operation Iraqi Freedom. We just need Spain and we'll have a full reunion, but I think they have said no más to anything involving Trump.

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I am not crying.

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lapdog

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Abe and Trump simply to say: childish warmongers. Hope Putin is not...

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Now Trump is happy that he is a war president, thinking his popularity will increase. Glad he did it in the Middle East and not with N. Korea. That could make things difficult in Japan. But whatever happened to President Xi? That visit seems to have disappeared from the news.

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Imagine if Syria sent 59 high tech missiles into America with no proof, and killed a few civilians?

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Now Trump is happy that he is a war president, thinking his popularity will increase.

There's a good chance it will. The American populace loves a war, it makes them feel the money they put into the military is being put to good use.

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A bit more than the token red line response

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@Strangerland spoken like a true European with inferiority complex. Do you enjoy seeing governments gas their own children?

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Strangely, the airport being shown on the news after bombing seems to show rather little damage for 59 Skud missiles. I wonder why.

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Let's see who else is supporting Trump's decision...

UK: "[I]t was entirely appropriate, it's designed to deter the regime from carrying out further chemical weapons attacks...."

Israel: It was an "appropriate response" to the "unthinkable brutality" of the chemical attacks in Syria.

France and Germany: (In a joint statement) Assad brought the strikes upon himself by using chemical weapons.

Australia: "[We] strongly supports the swift and just response of the United States...."

EU: "US strikes show needed resolve against barbaric chemical attacks."

Italy: a "proportionate" deterrent.

Saudi Arabia: "[Soudi Arabia] strongly supported for the US strikes in Syria"

Syrian Rebels: "We hope for the continuation of the strikes in order to prevent the regime from using its planes...."

(Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/world-reacts-to-us-airstrike-in-syria-2017-4)

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Trump unsurprisingly made the right decision.

Gen. Tata: US cannot let use of chemical weapons stand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dhd9Z1uxkk

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The heads of majority of countries approved US action. This morning news stated, Russia was notified attacks to evacuate its planes and personnel.

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Mr. Abe forgotten the history of Hiroshima and Nagasaki the Roll of US during WWII .Current century for the oil and safeguard of Israel create a drama of mass destruction weapons lying with Mr. Saddam so need to destroy and started war game later found nothing and told information were wrong ,but in the mean time destroyed whole the Iraq and still they are killing each other . Same have done in Libiya. Later observe Syria will difficult for Israel Started to fallen Mr. Assad created entry Assad various group including IS to whom providing monitoring logistic each and every support and thus almost destroyed country except not yet possible to toppled Assad region on the blessing of Iran and Russia. As a civilised life we can not accept any kind of killing and inhuman activities. But questions comes due to killing civilian by Mr. Assad US triggered Missile to Syria then can we expect the same action for killing millions of civilian in Iraq, Lybia, Afganistan by USA ? Can we expect same action for killing Palestinian by Israel? Whole the world not authorised with out investigation to punish Syria by killing and destroy the in fracture of other country . If so what the civilised world done when US killing 200 civilian on Mosul last month? All cause are vague . As US backed group now are defeating Syria so to help them US coalition created drama to cuttle the strength of Mr. Assad for strong the hand of rebel and IS nothing others .

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The Donaldo turned off many European nations who are our allies, but I guess they have to approve on surface the U.S. action. Abe, at least was wined and dined at Maralago, but probably had to offer an arm and a leg to the Trump family to receive attention. Where is Xi in all of this? Events just happened so Donald can thump his chest, and show off to Xi and the rest of the world that he means business? Sadly, many in U.S. approve of this action. Donald etal cut off Syrian emigrants to the U.S. so is he going to tell Angela, "We're bombing them now but can you take care of the refugees?"

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Japan joins NATO !!!

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Syria is a sovereign nation. Without declaring war on Syria the US dropped 50 rocket munitions onto their soil. This alone is an act of war by the US. How would it be if the US decided that Japan deliberately targeted its citizens through their neglect to oversee operations at their nuclear plants, poisoning their citizens homes and condemning many to a slow death from radiation? The West seems to think that attacking countries is fine as long as they want something, oil, resources, regime change that is more favourable to Western corporate interests or to pander to Israel or Saudi Arabia. If I were Putin I would say to the West, next time I push the big red button, lets see how you like that.

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When the Bush administration launched missile attacks on Iraq, saying the country had a large stockpile of weapons of mass destruction, Tokyo took no time to support the U.S. action. This time, too, the Japanese government supported the U.S. action in a knee-jerk fashion. America's raison de guerre this time is the bombardment of a civilian sector by the Sadat air force by using chemical weapons. But as in the Iraq war, the U.S. lacks any evidence to prove its claim.

To me, Russia's contention seems to have more credibility. They say, "the deaths in Khan Sheikhoun were caused by a Syrian regime airstrike on a rebel-controlled chemical weapons factory on the ground.".

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@khaaibo: Abe was not born yet when Hiroshima and Nagasaki occurred.

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@voiceofokinawa There is the theory that Sadam actually did have weapons of mass destruction, but that the US "invasion" was so incompetent, he had plenty of time to get them out of the country (maybe to Syria?).

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There has been death of thousands and hundreds Syrians over six years with guns and airstrikes.. And only when used chemical weapon, people start to talk. I feel like it shows World allow to killing civilians if not chemical

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US targeted toward Syrian military bases suspected on performing chemical attacks against civilians including children,,, according to Media reports in USA.

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