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Japan voices clear support for Venezuela opposition leader Guaido

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Venezuelans don't care, they won't let foreigners steal their country's vast gold and oil reserves.

Japan backed the wrong side in Syria and is doing so again in Venezuela.

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I guess they waited a while to see who else sides with the opposition. Not surprising.

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Japan backed the wrong side in Syria and is doing so again in Venezuela

Its a master slave relationship. They have no choice.

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I'm surprised they waited for so long to confirm their full support of master's foreign policy. Geez, will Japan ever have truly independent diplomacy??

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There has been an ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela as its people suffer under hyperinflation.

I just hope that people think about those suffering people, rather than their own political objectives, when considering their opinions on Venezuela.

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We express our clear support for interim President Guaido

If the reason is the lack of legitimacy of election, Japan should support neither of the two presidents.

It is their problem. Foreign powers should not get involved.

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What else can Japan do? They are America's pet.

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Good to see Japan taking a sensible and active stance for a change. Almost like a normal country.

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Abe following his master's, Trump's, orders.

Someday Washington may decide for regime change in Japan, although they already have Japan in its pocket.

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Good, Venezuela’s government has been stolen from the people by a military backed dictator in a rigged and fraudulent election, the suffering of the people can easily be eased by Maduro resigning and allowing the interim president appointed by the constitutionally mandated authorities (not Maduro’s poodles) to take over and arrange free fair and internationally monitored elections. The sanctions would be immediately lifted and the people’s suffering ended, but that does not fit Maduro’s agenda nor the corrupt generals who do very nicely out of backing him.

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Venezuelans don't care, they won't let foreigners steal their country's vast gold and oil reserves.

Venezuelans don't see any of it anyway - otherwise, they wouldn't be scavenging for food and medicine

What's the use of gold and oil reserves when it doesn't filter down to the people - they can't lose what they never get

So where does the money go? That's the better question

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Boy, can you imagine the reaction Japan would have if, say, Moon Jae-in called Abe illegitimate and said that he "clearly" supported Kazuo Shii as the rightful leader of Japan?

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Boy, can you imagine the reaction Japan would have if, say, Moon Jae-in called Abe illegitimate and said that he "clearly" supported Kazuo Shii as the rightful leader of Japan?

If Abe didn't follow the Japanese Constitution the way Maduro didn't follow the Venezuelan Constitution, then Moon would have a case

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If Abe didn't follow the Japanese Constitution the way Maduro didn't follow the Venezuelan Constitution, then Moon would have a case

By sending troops to Japan, Abe has disregarded the Japanese constitution. Therefore, Moon could point to that and declare Abe illegitimate.

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“Maduro was sworn in on Jan. 10 following his victory in the presidential election that saw a low turnout and allegations of irregularities.”

What a mess. Those folks had better get their act together. It must be terrible not having anything to eat everyday. No future for your children.

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Very good, democracy will return to Venezuela soon!!.. Sorry Madurofans crybabies, your time it's over..

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the way Maduro didn't follow the Venezuelan Constitution,

Yeah, you're misinformed.

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Dear Japan: This (Venezula crisis) is not your war, definately not!

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the way Maduro didn't follow the Venezuelan Constitution,

Yeah, you're misinformed.

No, I'm not. Once Maduro sidelined the legitimately democratically elected Congress won by the opposition overwhelmingly by a super-majority, and instead made up his own Congress, Maduro stopped following the Venezuelan Constitution. The Venezuelan Constitution is no longer in effect, and he ran the Presidential election under that faux constitution that he made up. Therefore, it's invalid.

A properly-followed Venezuelan Constitution would had the Presidential election implemented with the democratically elected Congress overseeing the process.

(We have long-time Venezuelan family friends in that country, so we've been getting the news all these years. Some people here didn't even follow what's happening in Venezuela until this year.)

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