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Russia deploys defense missile system on Kuril island near Japan

Well, as long as it is defensive, and put on the Northern Kuril islands...

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Brrrr. Imagine being stationed there. Doubt there are many convenience stores - or any stores at all.

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Wonder what their game this ...

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The Russian Bastion missile systems, which have missiles with a flight range of up to 500 km

And can be reconfigured to strike land targets inside Japan, just as S300 missiles are being used by Russia to strike inside Ukraine. Time for Japan to deply anti missile systems on the northern most tip of Japan to counter and Russian launch from the Kuril's.

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Why does Russia need to put such a missile defense system bordering a country that has a constitution that prevents it from starting any wars? Food for thought....

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to counter and Russian launch from the Kuril's.

to counter any Russian launch from the Kuril's.

Still need that edit button!

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Japan should not have entered into a joint partnership with the Russians on the LNG project. The Russians cannot be trusted e.g. Ukraine, they were supposed to be defending them a per the Baltic Agreement for giving up its nuclear weapons.

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Ukraine and its allies say Russia launched an unprovoked war.

And Russia did launch an unprovoked war, except in the minds of some Russians, Russia's media and other far right supporters around the globe, some of whom might actually believe the Kremlin's tales about invading Ukraine to cleanse it of Nazis, among a range of other big lies.

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That's what happens in response to warmongering Japan.

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That's what happens in response to warmongering Japan.

Oh, you mean like the plan to have a military conflict with Japan until it changed it's mind and decided to invade Ukraine? That kind of warmongering?

What precise actions are you bringing up that are "warmongering" that would justify this? Claiming the islands to be what they are - Japanese occupied territory that should be returned?

When was the last time the JSDF practiced to invade or attack Russia?

Just how many incursions into Russian airspace has the ADF made (Hint: none)?

How many Chinese bombers has ADF circumnavigated around Japan in a show of force? Oh, wait. That was the Russians.

Even bad opinions should have SOME underlying rational and this one has zip.

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Zoroto - That's what happens in response to warmongering Japan.

Like what happened to "warmongering Ukraine"?

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That's what happens when a country so clearly shows that it remains occupied by the US and does everything the US says. Japan should act like a sovereign nation. There is no reason why Japan should not have a friendly and productive relationship with Russia.

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Seems like they're trying to swing their manhood out East to compensate for their impotence on the Western front.

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That's what happens when a country so clearly shows that it remains occupied by the US and does everything the US says. Japan should act like a sovereign nation. There is no reason why Japan should not have a friendly and productive relationship with Russia.

Other than it's (Russia's) rule by a facist sociopath bent on expansionism to divert attention from incompetent rule?

Other than invading it's neighbors on a BS lie and threatening to end the world as its State broadcaster routinely does, if it doesn't get its threats acquiesed to (as well as planning on an un-provoked military clash with Japan just last year)?

Other than stealing joint venture develpment capital and then nationalizing the assets?

Other than that, no. No reason at all.

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There is no reason why Japan should not have a friendly and productive relationship with Russia.

Apart from Russia's penchant for invading, looting, raping and stealing land from its neighbours after promising that they wouldn't.

But yeah, apart from that no reason.

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A 500km range means these "defense" systems have one purpose: to target and intimidate Japan.

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Russia heard loud and clear how Japan is going to increase its military budget. I guess they figured why wait for it to happen.

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Russia just respond to the American missile set nearby. Russia is protecting its sovereignty. japan tease Russia, and Russia is responding.

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Feel sorry for the vast majority of Russian people who have had to put up with completely crazy leaders for most of the past 200 years. No wonder vodka was created. Drown your sorrows and depression with more sorrow and depression. Putin needs to be removed one way or another. Russia keeps digging itself into a bigger and bigger depressing hole. Not to mention they have achieved virtually nothing in their attack of Ukraine. Enough is enough.

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Kishida is lower than putin in poll numbers because Japanese aren’t afraid to criticize him. Russians fall out windows if the criticize Putler.

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Putin's approval rating is over 10x that of Kishida

So his approval rating is over 300% now?

Yeah, that sounds like something his fanboys would be dumb enough to believe.

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The Government of Japan/people, represent no threat to the Government of Russia or its people.

Zero. nill, nothing.

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That's what happens in response to warmongering Japan.

Oh, you mean like the plan to have a military conflict with Japan until it changed it's mind and decided to invade Ukraine? That kind of warmongering?"

I call BS , Russia has absolute zero to gain by attacking / having a military conflict with Japan particularly whilst the US bases are here. Unless you have some inside knowledge of Russian rationale for " having a military conflict " with Japan, in which case ...do share the knowledge ?

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Not even a J pea shooter has threatened the Russian Federation.

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Back to the article.

I just checked Paramushir on a map.

Talk about the end of the earth.

RE; "The ministry said that a military camp was set up on Paramushir with conditions allowing for year-round service, accommodation, recreation and food for personnel."

Sure glad that they have food, but really wonder about the recreation bit.

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Nice propaganda war, as always. They just can deploy it there, because they have it, the area and the missiles, not as we are daily told running out of resources, missiles and sophisticated systems. And also it’s not about those islands and not about the fish or sea ground rare resources, but it’s all only about the free access to the Pacific, for their fleet and submarines. I’ve written many times, that the four islands of the Northern territories are Japanese and have to be given back. And then the real negotiation package contains all the other Kuril Islands up to Kamchatka and the southern part of Kurafuto / Sakhalin. That’s what has to be talked about, who gets which of both or if it is all converted into a neutral demilitarized zone, a free trade and tax free haven etc. or even a most northern casino resort dreamland is thinkable, governed together by both countries, just as an example which is a little bit more peaceful and makes more sense than the current daily conflicts. And the key point finally is to give them guarantees for unconditional unhindered Pacific access.

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OssanAmericaToday  05:03 pm JST

Why does Russia need to put such a missile defense system bordering a country that has a constitution that prevents it from starting any wars? Food for thought....

Why a country that in it’s constitution renounce war has a foreign nation with military bases full of mass destruction weapons ready to fight?

Just saying…

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@W77.

Why did Ukraine trust Russian assurances that it would never attack them if they gave up their nuclear weapons etc.?

With Russia as a neighbor, Japan needs to rearm and remilitarize … or to depend on the US for protection. Which is it to be?

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A Symbolic gesture.

Japan won't attack any country, as Russia knows it, though I suspect that they may be concerned about the Americans using Japan as a base from which their Ships can sail out from, and launch attacks.. so it's simply common sense.

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Time to start with some payback for russia, it looks like

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ok they did on own territory,so why Japan have problem with that?

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Damn.

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ok they did on own territory,so why Japan have problem with that?

They were on their own territory before they went into Ukraine too. With all that’s going on, it’s not really surprising that nobody trusts Russia.

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A major military mistake is to open too many battles flanks, or Russia is giving up Ukraine front and aiming a new crisis with Japan/USA. Anyway, one more silly provocation from Putin, Kin Jong-un the rocket kid has a partner to play this annoying game of testing the nerves and patience of Japanese and Americans, why not, Canadians also. What about a truce for 2023 onwards? Instead of promoting war acts Russia, China, North Korea could agree with Japan, Taiwan, USA, to invest in social actions, in Asia, Africa, regions with people in need.

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Come on their max range is 500km, hardly a threat with the American global reach umbrella. I’d rather if I were in the Russian military be based here then the Ukrainian. Convenience stores or not I can go to the toilet without anxiety about a bomb dropping from the sky.

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 What about a truce for 2023 onwards?

Now that would be something but any truce would be used by Russia to prepare more attacks. Unfortunately, the old adage "to secure peace is to prepare for war" is becoming more true by the week.

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ok they did on own territory,so why Japan have problem with that?

Gee, where have we heard that before?

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Just teasing Japan and the U.S. to see reactions if any!!

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Putin's approval rating is over 10x that of Kishida

So his approval rating is over 300% now?

A recent pole put Kishida at 6%. I recall hearing 80% for Putin.

A major military mistake is to open too many battles flanks, or Russia is giving up Ukraine front and aiming a new crisis with Japan/USA.

It's the US that has been wanting to regime-change and break up Russia. If Japan ignores US's orders, and acts in it's own self interest as a sovereign nation, Russia will have no reason to attack it. But if it obeys all US's orders, sanctions Russia, forms alliances with NATO, and greatly increases military spending, Russia should be prepared...

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russia just keeps pushing and pushing, until you push back. Getting their arses kicked in Ukraine so trying to play the tough guy with a country constitutionally pacifist. Sounds safe enough for them.

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Make solar panels, not missles, fools

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Funny how Russia is occypying Japanese territory (since WWII), and it's ok, but if Ukraine holds Russian land (alleged, but false) , they need to have a "special military operation", pfft.

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ZorotoToday  05:08 pm JST

That's what happens in response to warmongering Japan.

You are about 86 years to late for that comment, so it is very strange. While Japan does have an advanced self defence force, Japan has only participated in peace keeping operations for over 77 years.

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The world is going crazy, what are the Russians concerned about? The US seizing their oil reserves because Russa has attacked the territorial integrity of a UN Member? Next craziness we will read about is that Trump will accuse the Russians of having Weapons of Mass Destruction. The World is going Crazy!!! I hope you understand sarcasm, before you tear my comment apart, please read it as thought provoking Joke. I wonder if those missile launch systems actually have missiles, isnt Russia meant to be running out of them?

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gintonicToday  06:35 pm JST

That's what happens in response to warmongering Japan.

Oh, you mean like the plan to have a military conflict with Japan until it changed it's mind and decided to invade Ukraine? That kind of warmongering?"

I call BS , Russia has absolute zero to gain by attacking / having a military conflict with Japan particularly whilst the US bases are here. Unless you have some inside knowledge of Russian rationale for " having a military conflict " with Japan, in which case ...do share the knowledge ?

https://www.newsweek.com/russia-planned-attack-japan-2021-fsb-letters-1762133

https://eurasiantimes.com/vladimir-putin-actually-wanted-to-attack-japan-before/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/leaked-documents-reveal-russias-plan-to-invade-japan/ss-AA14MbG4?li=BBnb7Kz

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TokyoOldManToday  07:12 pm JST

A Symbolic gesture.

Japan won't attack any country, as Russia knows it, though I suspect that they may be concerned about the Americans using Japan as a base from which their Ships can sail out from, and launch attacks.. so it's simply common sense.

The U.S. just got out of Afghanistan. They are focusing on China. The odds of the U.S. "attacking Russia" are zero. Unless...Putin has plans to take on NATO directly, which I doubt he can afford to do.

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Let them. They will freeze their nuts off anyway.

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Hiro

Today 08:48 pm JST

Let them. They will freeze their nuts off anyway.

Not sure if you know who Russians are!

You do know Russia, right?

That big big big country that is mostly could and generally below freezing much of the year.

Remember, Russia not Japan.

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Ossan America....

Why does Russia need to put such a missile defense system bordering a country that has a constitution that prevents it from starting any wars? Food for thought....

Japan is occupied by the US which has many thousands of troops and aircraft stationed on its territory.

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ok they did on own territory,so why Japan have problem with that?

Why did Putin have a problem with Ukraine supposedly having nazis in their own territory and wanting their own territory to join NATO?

Possibly because he just used them as an excuse to grab some land?

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OssanAmerica

Today 08:39 pm JST

Last night I was watching the news, the anchor was telling us about the attacks on the Russian military bases deep in Russia.

Then said , we are going live to our reporter on site.

I was amazed as this " on site " western news reporter told us about what 'local" saw and what " locals " think about what the Kremlin says happened.

So here was a western reporter on a snowy roof top reporting live from Russia or that was what we were expected to think.

Well surprise surprise, turned out that roof top was in Kyiv and everything that "on location" reporter was saying was Ukrainian government official news in the subject.

When called out on this, the news service said " we never said on site in Russia, we said on site" basically saying well we have the impression but never said it.

So post all the hearsay western media and government links you want but reality is Russia never cared to go after Japan, if anything if Japan have Russia enough money they would hand back all 4 islands tomorrow.

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The Russians can do what they like on their own territory, the same as Japan can…

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The Russians can do what they like on their own territory, the same as Japan can…

Russians been doing a lot of bad stuff on other people’s territory recently if you haven’t been following the news.

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Better be ready, Russia! We are coming to take back what belongs to us.

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Mr KiplingToday  09:09 pm JST

Ossan America....

Why does Russia need to put such a missile defense system bordering a country that has a constitution that prevents it from starting any wars? Food for thought....

Japan is occupied by the US which has many thousands of troops and aircraft stationed on its territory.

Japan's occupation ended in 1952. Okinawa prefecture in 1972. USFJ are stationed in Japan in accordance with the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the US and Japan, which includes a provision that either party may terminate the agreement on giving one year's notice. Nations that are "occupied" do not have the right to terminate. The US forces in Japan are there as guests of a host nation, as they are in many many countries throughout the world. This "occupied" bleeting is really getting so old.

The mere existence of US troops in any country is not an excuse to invade it. Otherwise, Russia would claim a right to invade 80 countries!

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AntiquesavingToday  09:20 pm JST

OssanAmerica

Today 08:39 pm JST

So post all the hearsay western media and government links you want

For two weeks prior to Feb 24, 2022 the Western Media were reporting that Russia was going to invade to Ukraine. Russia denied denied denied until they rolled into Ukraine.

Believe whatever source you want.

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When called out on this, the news service said " we never said on site in Russia, we said on site"

What news service and who called them out on it? Sounds like they got caught out!

Forgive me for having doubts about your account of their reporting. You do tend to grab the wrong end of most sticks that you choose to grab.

if anything if Japan have Russia enough money they would hand back all 4 islands tomorrow.

Does Russia / Antiquesaving have a price in mind? Do you think they may try the same extortion racket with Crimea at some point in the future?

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OssanAmericaToday  08:39 pm JST

gintonicToday  06:35 pm JST

That's what happens in response to warmongering Japan.

Oh, you mean like the plan to have a military conflict with Japan until it changed it's mind and decided to invade Ukraine? That kind of warmongering?"

I call BS , Russia has absolute zero to gain by attacking / having a military conflict with Japan particularly whilst the US bases are here. Unless you have some inside knowledge of Russian rationale for " having a military conflict " with Japan, in which case ...do share the knowledge ?

https://www.newsweek.com/russia-planned-attack-japan-2021-fsb-letters-1762133

https://eurasiantimes.com/vladimir-putin-actually-wanted-to-attack-japan-before/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/leaked-documents-reveal-russias-plan-to-invade-japan/ss-AA14MbG4?li=BBnb7Kz

Err, from the eurasiantimes very own article...

Overall, most of the factual claims made by the alleged FSB whistleblower check out, but his assertions need not necessarily be accurate. It is impossible to independently verify if the declassified FSB information was indeed a part of a build-up to a potential attack on Japan.

Likewise, it cannot be said that deploying Mi-8MTPR-1 helicopters to the Eastern Military District was part of the preparation for waging war with Japan.

On a side-note, as already mentioned on 11/26:

Nov. 26  07:28 pm JSTPosted in: Japan eyes using enemy base strike capability with U.S.  See in context

https://www.newsweek.com/russia-planned-attack-japan-2021-fsb-letters-1762133

I would suggest to remain cool-headed about that one.

Winds of change:

https://www.woc.one/home (which seem to basically just ask for...your money...)

https://mobile.twitter.com/windofchangerg ( a little bit more activity here, but just a tiny little bit)

...as a tax-exempt NPO organization has only been acknowledged as such as from May 19th 2022. As such, it's still pretty wet behind the ears as the 2 above links show

https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/detailsPage?ein=881735464&name=Wind%20of%20Change%20Research%20Group&city=Washington&state=DC&countryAbbr=US&dba=&type=CHARITIES,%20DETERMINATIONLETTERS&orgTags=CHARITIES&orgTags=DETERMINATIONLETTERS

Christo Grozev works for Bellingcat (a well-known and respected news and investigation outlet):

https://www.bellingcat.com/author/christo-grozev/

While on his Twitter account, Christo does seem to talk about a message and its authentication which contextually seem to be the one from Newsweek....

https://twitter.com/christogrozev/status/1500196510054637569

...there are a few things to consider, such as:

1 - Christo's own statement:

*I showed the letter to two actual (current or former) FSB contacts, and they had no doubt it was written by a colleague. *They didn't agree with all of his conclusions, but that's a different story.

2- the document on his Twitter account...does not mention Japan...

A search for "Japan" on Bellingcat does not seem to lead to anything.

https://www.bellingcat.com/page/3/?s=japan

A search for "Japan", "Japon" or "Япония" does not seem to lead to anything either

https://gulagu.net/posts.html?page=1

Heck, Winds of Change's own Twitter account doesn't seem to pick up on this story...

https://mobile.twitter.com/windofchangerg

...but does pick up on an article by the UK Spectator, article which mentions Christo's validation but...not Japan...

Ultimately, what we are left with is Igor Sushko's own Twitter account pointing to...Newsweek as a validation of its own texts, with Newsweek pointing back to...Sushko...thus going full circle as in: I say this because he said it and he said it because I say it...with Christo and Gulagu.net tossed in for good measure but with them not saying very much about the whole "Japan"-thing.

It looks more like a circular reference between Newsweek and Sushko's very own Twitter account. As such, I would advise Newsweek to do a second review of the whole thing as despite the world's increased scrutiny of Russia and Putin goes nobody else seems to be investigating the thing...

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Russia put “defensive” troops on the border of Ukraine when the Ukrainian invasion (yes, I know they don’t call it that) started. Hokkaido is full of Russians already.

Let’s review famous Russian quotes: “those troops won’t cross the border, it isn’t a war, they’re only shooting Nazis, it was our land anyway..”

No need to worry, though....

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Lol calm down folks!! The crap does not work, the Russians barely have enough weapons to fight Ukraine. The military front lines is starving, the troops are in disarray not taking orders or killing their own generals. The missiles they are deploying you would think they would be using them in Ukraine. LMFAO if they had them there they would be of no use they would be sitting targets. WE all know that Russia NOW is a pit pull with NO TEETH putting missile batteries on the borders mean nothing anymore, maybe in the past but they have been exposed totally weakened by European and the west weapons that are accurate and more deadly as we have been reading and seeing on the nightly news of all the Russian soldiers being sent back in body bags. The smart ones desert or give in the dumb one's do what their Rabid leader instructs them to do to their demise. As I have said before and I mentioned here many times GO Raider 21, if you don't know what it is google it!!! Japan has no fear the missiles couldn't hit a target 10 feet.

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In a game of chess you put your pawns on the front line.

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It is the Russian Federation and the Government of China with the nuclear arsenals and threats.

Only Japan, decades ago experienced the appalling consequences of total annihilation of people, men, women and children, families in the time it takes a deep breath.

Now the global community has rotated full circle.

Only the tyrant, the aggressor. the genocidal, homicidal dictatorship, gets to have a platform to threaten and bully.

Japan must meekly kowtow.

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OssanAmerica

Today 09:48 pm JST

AntiquesavingToday 09:20 pm JST

> OssanAmerica

> Today 08:39 pm JST

> So post all the hearsay western media and government links you want

> For two weeks prior to Feb 24, 2022 the Western Media were reporting that Russia was going to invade to Ukraine. Russia denied denied denied until they rolled into Ukraine.

> Believe whatever source you want

Simple reply " Iraq WMD" need I say more.

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Simple reply " Iraq WMD" need I say more.

So you’ll whine when it’s western media who pulls the wool over your eyes but not the Russians. Ok cool.

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Haaa Nemui

Today 10:33 pm JST

Simple reply " Iraq WMD" need I say more.

> So you’ll whine when it’s western media who pulls the wool over your eyes but not the Russians. Ok cool.

I don't read or listen to Russian news.

Mostly I listen to Indian and sometimes middle East or North Africa no skin in the game.

Interesting to read how European, USA (western) and Russian news are all full of false information a tow their respective government official lines.

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I didn’t say “Russian news”, I said “Russians”… and the Russians were lying when they said they weren’t going to invade Ukraine.

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Imagine if Japan hadn't scoffed at the proposal to get two of them back, due solely to pride. Now they will never, ever see those islands again. We may not like it, but they are Russian. Period. An even better question is why Japan continues to work with Russia on gas projects despite all this, and despite claiming to side with Ukraine in the war.

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Mostly I listen to Indian and sometimes middle East or North Africa no skin in the game.

So what news were you listening to when you said this happened?

When called out on this, the news service said " we never said on site in Russia, we said on site" basically saying well we have the impression but never said it.

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So what news were you listening to when you said this happened?

German because they had "live breaking news!"

So I watched online.

I said I don't watch Russian news and mostly watch Indian, etc ..

I didn't say I never watch western news!

See how that works?!

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I said I don't watch Russian news and mostly watch Indian, etc ..

Sure you do fella. And we all believe it, really. What German news were you watching, if this isn't asking to much of you?

I didn't say I never watch western news!

That's fine. It's good to get the other side's perspective.

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ClippetyClop

Today 11:25 pm JST

I said I don't watch Russian news and mostly watch Indian, etc ..

> Sure you do fella. And we all believe it, really. What German news were you watching, if this isn't asking to much of you?

> I didn't say I never watch western news!

> That's fine. It's good to get the other side's perspective

Deutsche Welle (DW) .

Look it up!

The other side depends on what that is!

Russian and Ukrainian news are far to censored to have any value so no point.

Remember both Russia and Ukraine have criminal penalties for not following the government line.

So both totally useless.

I am fluent in multiple languages so French, French north African, spanish from non aligned countries English from multiple places, but western media needs to be taken with caution (as opposed to Russia and Ukrainian are as I said useless propaganda).

Happy now?

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Wonder what their game this ...

China will be placing "defensive" weapons systems on southern Japanese islands next, if Japan doesn't get there first with their placements. Maybe Japan and Taiwan can work together equally on those islands to deny China access?

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I love the duel fantasy narrative that somehow, in spite of not having gone to war in nearly 80 years this is magically Japans fault. Moreover America is responsible since it “occupies” Japan. Both are as laudable as they are false.

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It is the perfect time to evict the Russians from Japanese territory, they can't even muster men to fight in Ukraine much less the Kurils. Besides the JDF desperately needs blooding.

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Right... Right

Because Russia is not invading a country already, destroying cities, killing civilians and threats of Nuclear Annihilation.

Russian invasion already started in 2014 with Crimea.

Dear Russia, No one wants to be with you by choice!

No one wants to be backyards.

Left behind.

Alcohol running high among the whole of Russias population.

HIV Among the highest numbers in Russia.

Gray buildings, poor infrastructure, poor health and life expectancy!

Even if Russia gets Ukraine, Poland, Romania..... Russians will still be Poor! Left behind! Alcohol! Nothing EVER CHANGES!!! Same garbage!

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If the 500 km range is accurate, I'm not sure these missiles could even reach Nemuro. Just more saber rattling from Vlad.

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Japan waited too long. They should have taken back the Kurils while the Russians were busy in Ukraine.

Actually, they still should. Russia's military has proven to be inept. And busy.

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Don't worry Japan and Planet Earth. After nearly twenty-five years as president, Vladimir Putin is in the final chapter of his career. Japan and the World!Just hop&pray the next leader in Russia will be a well-eucated... sane..... and........ peaceful man.

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Sure glad that they have food, but really wonder about the recreation bit.

There is a town there with a fishing port and an existing military garrison up on the northeast tip of the island. There appears to be another former military base and airfield about 2/3 of he way down the eastern coast. Google Earth is your friend.

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If the 500 km range is accurate, I'm not sure these missiles could even reach Nemuro. Just more saber rattling from Vlad.

The missiles are sited there and on Matua to deny the US Navy access to the Sea of Okhotsk in the event of a war to protect Magadan and other small cities along the shores of that sea.

Russia already has year round blue water access to the Pacific from their bases around Avacha Bay. Vilyuchinsk, across the bay from Petropavlovsk, is the site of Russia's largest submarine base.

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Those are the consequences of not trying to have good relations with neighboring countries in order to please the pathetic geopolitical whims of the US..

Sure, become a vassal of the Russians and Chinese. Of course they have only the purest intentions. See how long before they are fighting over who controls Japan. But, well, you know, the Chinese and Russians are so peace loving and gentle. Their airplanes glide noiselessly overhead, never crashing, their personnel are all gelded and alcohol never touches their lips. Paragons of virtue.

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Anyway, one more silly provocation from Putin,

What ? ! - Japan can put advanced rocket systems on its remote border islands but Russia can't put advanced rocket systems on its own territory ?

You think Japan is the innocent player in all this ?

How do you think Japan got itself in this situation ?

I sincerely doubt Russia has forgotten how Japan did all those cowardly sneak attacks against Russia and most of the Asia-Pacific .

USA is stationed in Japan incase you haven't noticed.

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Those are the consequences of not trying to have good relations with neighboring countries in order to please the pathetic geopolitical whims of the US..

Sure, become a vassal of the Russians and Chinese. Of course they have only the purest intentions. See how long before they are fighting over who controls Japan. But, well, you know, the Chinese and Russians are so peace loving and gentle. Their airplanes glide noiselessly overhead, never crashing, their personnel are all gelded and alcohol never touches their lips

You might want to rethink exactly who's become a vassal of whome !

The USA hegemonic agenda isn't exactly the poster child of perfection.

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You might want to rethink exactly who's become a vassal of whome !

The USA hegemonic agenda isn't exactly the poster child of perfection

What I am saying is that being seen as weak gets a nation treated like Belarus, Russia's doormat, or like Ukraine. Likewise being seen weak by the Chinese. Being viewed by dictatorships as timid and weak only invites exploitation and invasion. That is a hard learned lesson of WWII when nations tried to appease Hitler and instead only invited further conquest, and human misery.

The US and Japan have elected governments who can make public decisions about their relationship. Both know who their enemies are and choose through elected governments to cooperate on mutual defense from mutual enemies.

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The Kuril Islands both north and south are Russian territory, what's the issue here?

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Andy,

If you Google “Kuril Islands dispute,” you can find out what the issue is.

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We have seen how well Russian anti-missile systems worked against 1970s-era Soviet cruise missiles used by Ukraine to target Russian airfields hundreds of miles from Ukraine.

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Russia sending missile defenses where they are not needed, while air strips inside Russia are being attacked by Ukraine drones. More incorrect tactics from the brilliant Russian military.

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The US and Japan have elected governments who can make public decisions about their relationship. Both know who their enemies are and choose through elected governments to cooperate on mutual defense from mutual enemies.

An endless loop of bile commentary.

Elected governments blah blah.

Who's constitution ?

Total corruption and hegemony superiority nonsense of both governments.

Speaking of the third Reich and Russia i hope you don't think or believe the new stealth USA raider is superior which it isn't compared to the new Russian PAK DA.

PAK DA has a larger 30 ton payload and hypersonic speed of 12,000 km hr/7456·45 with all the bells and whistles of missiles ,lazer ,microwave and a accompanying jet and drone

Whereas the raider can only 999·40 km hr /621 mph with a lesser payload and lesser bells and whistles and a jet but no accompanying drone.

Not to mention the USA are always playing catch-up with Japan desperately trying to keep up.

It's a house of cards .

Japan and USA keep aggravating Russia and other countries .

Pestering them with a bogus democracy and freedom agenda

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Russia sending missile defenses where they are not needed,

Well...facepalm !

If Russia didn't need them there they would be there now would they ?

Or do you think you know more that the Russians do of their own agenda ?

Get a job !

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Russia sending missile defenses where they are not needed, while air strips inside Russia are being attacked by Ukraine drones. More incorrect tactics from the brilliant Russian military.

Bastion are a coastal defense system that fires the Oniks anti-ship missile. It is strictly a surface to surface missile system.

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Speaking of the third Reich and Russia i hope you don't think or believe the new stealth USA raider is superior which it isn't compared to the new Russian PAK DA.

Funny stuff, an aircraft that has never yet been built is somehow known to be superior to one that has been built and has undergone some ground testing, with more examples currently in production. PAK DA is, so far, a paper project. Not hardware yet. There probably won't be any hardware any time soon because Russia has a very hard time buying modern semiconductors and other advanced electronic components it does not make in house. But you know more than I do, lol.

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PAK-DA by all accounts is subsonic, maybe not so stealthy. Artwork depictions show winglets which tells you the Russians can't achieve directional stability without them, but those winglets are reflectors. There is supposedly a wooden mock up built. The B-2 and now the B-21 were never mocked up in wood. No need. Both bombers went from CAD designs to production on computer controlled machinery and there were no problems with parts not fitting right or moving parts interfering with each other. Russia does not have the ability to do this. The first B-21 is a production representative aircraft, not a prototype for testing. While it will be used for the test program, unlike other programs it has all the features production combat aircraft will have.

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/russias-pak-da-stealth-bomber-is-a-big-stealthy-paper-plane/

I have seen Russian fighters, MiG-29 and Su-27, up close, close enough to run my hand along them. The panel fit and riveting are nowhere near as clean as western combat jets. The two I saw at the Paris Airshow almost looked like they were painted with paint brushes.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/pak-da-meet-russias-6th-generation-bomber-and-it-will-be-stealth-72351

Russia does not have resources to build meaningful numbers of anything right now. Armored vehicle production is shut down. They are unable to build meaningful numbers of Su-57s and the so-called "Checkmate", which looks to me like a copy of the Boeing X-32 that competed against the F-35 in the JSF fly off competition.

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I should have added that the Checkmate has no funding and so far is nothing more than models presented at some airshows and arms exhibitions. No metal being cut, no prototypes flying. Just a concept.

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Awa no GaijinDec. 7  10:38 pm JST

Japan and USA keep aggravating Russia and other countries .

Pestering them with a bogus democracy and freedom agenda

That "bogus agenda" is what permits you to constantly post your tripe. Maybe in your next life you can be a citizen of an autocratic nation that censors the internet.

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There is no reason why Japan should not have a friendly and productive relationship with Russia.

Ya assume that Russia wants to be a benevolent neighbor

It takes two to tango - Russia has shown no willingness to be that benevolent

Besides lying about the invasion into Ukraine, high positions in Russian government brag about interfering with foreign elections and would do so again (they already admitted to it, so it's now definitely fact)

Even Russia's former Soviet states in Central Asia are distancing themselves from their northern neighbor going rogue:

"Russia’s neighbours are looking towards the EU or China for protection"

https://theconversation.com/russias-neighbours-are-looking-towards-the-eu-or-china-for-protection-186690

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s increasingly explicit imperial ambitions to reconstitute a Russian empire from the ashes of the Soviet Union has raised considerable fears among former members.

The only former USSR state that has fully endorsed and supported the Russian campaign against Ukraine is Belarus, where President Alexander Lukashenko remains in power due to support from Russia.

For most of the former Soviet territories, the Ukraine conflict has had the opposite effect of the one Russia was hoping for. It has accelerated their desire to reduce dependence on Russia and to give up any pretence of loyalty to Putin. Instead, many are now pursuing measures to ensure that they do not become victims of Russian aggression themselves. Not one central Asian country supported Russia on the United Nations General Assembly resolutions condemning the invasion.

Notably, Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who in January 2022 invited Russian troops to restore order in the capital Nur-Sultan, refused to provide troops for the Ukraine war. A Kazakhstani government spokesman stated that if there were to be a new iron curtain, Kazakhstan would not want to be behind it. Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan are also rerouting their energy exports so that they do not pass through Russian territory.

With a neighbor how Russia behaves, who needs enemies

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There is no reason why Japan should not have a friendly and productive relationship with Russia.

Other than Russia having planned attacking Japan last year.

Japan should be taking back the Kurils right now while Russia is busy and inept.

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And we all know how good Russian anti-aircraft weapons are (not).

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And we all know how good Russian anti-aircraft weapons are (not)

These are not air defense missiles. Bastion fires Oniks anti ship missiles.

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Japan should be taking back the Kurils right now while Russia is busy and inept.

Japan has a grand total of three landing ships, each of which carry 300 troops, giving Japan an amphibious lift capability of 900 soldiers. That is barely one Battalion. The Russians have a Brigade, roughly five battalions, of troops defending the Kuriles backed by air defense and anti ship missiles. Japan also has so far only one ship capable of carrying F-35s so your notional amphibious force and no big air to surface cruise missiles for softening up those Russian defenses. The idea of Japan taking the Kuriles by forces is uninformed silliness.

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This deployment comes a year after Russia set up the Bastion systems on the island of Matua, in the central part of the Kuril ridge, the ministry said in a statement.

Matua Is (with the closest battery) is about 750km from Rausu, Hokkaido, the nearest Japanese town. The improved version of the Oniks-M missile has a range of 800Km. Japan is only barely in range, even if they decied to use this for land based targets. This is primarily designed as an anti-ship system.

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