No gun, no crime.
-7 ( +0 / -7 )
Japanese tanker struck while Japanese PM in Tehran as guest of Iranian government fostering trade and political ties. Not fishy at all.
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An aging society with no social support means old people are driven to extremes. Sounds to me like he was angry at the state and wanted to go out fighting.
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The bottom is falling out of society and the PM orders more police on the streets. The bourgeoisie only have a few moves in the play book.
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I found myself facing more problems when I lived in Shizuoka. The police would harass me for my alien card every time they saw me on my bike and I ended up nearly being killed for being a gaijin. Not hyperbole either - a ten hour operation, a two litre blood transfusion and six weeks recovery in hospital.
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Many pregnancies show little presentation and some women find out about their pregnancy when they give birth. This is a very sad state of affairs and I wonder how much the moralists condemning her contribute to a climate where unmarried mothers fear not just the economic burden of a child but the social stigma which comes with it. Y'all make me sick.
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Japan is rearming, partly in tandem with US war plans against China and partly in order to assert its own independent imperialist interests.
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Writing him off as a "nutter" or "evil" in the way the US media routinely does only obscures the toxic social conditions which breed such events. Rising unemployment, casualization, lack of social security, alienation and an absence of any popular organization for mounting a political challenge to the status quo mean isolated and disturbed individuals are bound to explode periodically in such violent and anti-social ways. Of course in the US you can add a quarter century of war and the glorification of militarism into the mix. Japan is set to follow that path.
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The bombings occurred purely so the US could demonstrate its new power to the world, particularly the Soviet Union which they were preparing to confront.https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/08/hiro-a06.htm
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