"Okinawa isnt playing at independence. No one with even 1/10th of a brain is suggesting it!"
Okinawa has never been independent except 1429 to 1879. As a chain islands with small population, it has been exploited and bullied by both US and Japan. In old days, two bully boys were warlords dominated Japan and Ming dynasty China. Later was less evil.
As a non native resident, who has never been suffered and humiliated should not lecture and dominate on natives.
The course of Okinawa trade and diplomatic relations is not depending on others.
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@kyo was heiwa Dahl be
Phillipines is not Ukraine. It has security treaty with Uncle Sam. Back in 2014, Obama encouraged peaceful settlement with beloved giant neighbour for territory dispute. Both nations agreed to withdraw the troops from disputed territory. One nation lied and went back to that island. Phillipines is second Ukraine which has lost Crimea. Fishermen have can no longer do fishing near by water. US is not fighting for lost territory of Phillipines.
PRC has been already digging near disputed Senkaku or Daioyi for mining exploration. If Japan has some nukes, the mining exploration will be not so progressive like now. In theory, it is still Japanese territory. Reality is not.
Putting all eggs in the one basket is waiting for becoming second Ukraine. Wise man late Abe predicted weaker and smaller nations need the deterrence. In term of population, Japanese population is just the fraction of giant neighbour. Ukraine and Japan have similarities with Ukraine such as demographic and relying super power for security.
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People advanced their society. Not politicians.
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Abe was not a legend or God. He was ordinary human with some flaws. He was far right in the political term. No one is perfect. All politicians exaggerated their minor contributions. People advanced their society. Politicians
However he was still acceptable for freedom loving people. Comparing with tyrants who oppressed and murdered own people.
Respect paying foreign nationals are not Abe fan. They do not accept Abenomics will work. It does not mean Abe is totally out of touch with the realty. Today Japan can become Tomorrow Ukraine with outdated pacifist constitution.
The biggest mistake of Ukraine was surrendering nuclear arsenal and signing the Minsk treaty. According Abe, Japan needed nuclear arsenals unlike Ukraine which has been cheated by dishonorable neighbour. New PM will follow Abe legacy for revising constitution for becoming more active in own defence.
Celebrating and bashing someone who was just assisted was the lowest of low. 50 cents online trolls like unwanted parasite. They are micro organism which have no power for staying alive as living creatures.
History has showed that freedom of speech and struggle as tyrants have never been erased. Japan has been liberated from mediaeval warlords in 19th century. After WWII, Japan has been liberated from nationalist extreme far right racists.
Nothing last forever including dictatorship and online nationalist trolls.
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Before Abe term, Japan has changed many PMs like changing clothes. He was the longest serving PM of postwar era. His hawkish stand made some friction with nearby neighbours.
However Brasil, India and Australia are paying respect to him too. Brasil has announced 3 days mourning after Abe passing. India has made July 9 as national mourning. UN security council stood up for one minute silence for honouring him.
Joe Biden signed condolence book in Japanese embassy. White hose flag has been lowered to half for honouring him.
Landmarks of Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide from Australia will light as red and white of Japanese flag for paying respect to late Abe.
While nationalist of 50 cents army celebrating and bashing his reputation on line. he was still influencing Geo politics affair after passing.
Body can be killed. Soul and legacy are not.
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He has stimulated Japan economy with three arrows. He was good looking as movie star.
So sad and so soon. Deepest sympathy for the family.
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Hero of the heroes. It was a brave and decisive action with natural instinct. Very heart warming story.
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When Myanmar Military made a coup against civilian government, Biden warned military dictatorship as The World is watching. After two months with more than 600 civilians deaths, it has been correct. The world is only watching.
Bring back the distant memory of Obama slogan of Do not cross the red line during syrian civil war.
The land of free, proud and brave has lost the spinal cord under Democrats.
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The land of free and proud and brave needs a touch and combative leader with spine.
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Killing five years old and pregnant woman are so brutal, unnessary and inhumane. It has risen from the all levels of violence against unarmed civilians. It has broken all levels of atroctities commited from terrorists by Myanmar professional army.
Even in the real battle, soldiers have to refrain from killling pregnant women and childern.
No wonder Myanmar people have bitterness and deep hatred toward military who are blood thristy criminals.
During 16th century, Japanese Samurai can kill the peasant on the spot without any reason. Peasant could not dare to have eye contact with the proud warrior. Losing heads for offending Samurais were normal.
Myanmar is still same as medieval era of Japan which Samurais with guns are bullying, dominating and slaughtering innocent civilians. Injustices !
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Not everyone in Myanmar is a Suu Kyi supporter.
It is true logic. There will be always admirers and haters for anyone. However there is no excuse or justification for killing unarmed protesters. Imagine I come to your house and kill your seven years old daughter. Will you smile and cheer to me? It has been so extreme and unthinkable. HK social unrest has only two deaths during six months despite HK protesters were violent.
There have been attacks on by anti-government forces.
Another biased propaganda and exaggeration. They are running for not losing their lives from flying bullets. They have no luxury for attacking others. Show with real videos. There are countless atrocities committed by military supporters are circulating in youtubes and social media. Most of them were criminals released by Military by itself. Most Myanmar protesters are peaceful and law abiding. Comparing with HK rioters, they are Angles and Saints.
Two facts that are never mentioned by the media who are very pro the lady they have bought and paid for to lead the country.
There are some hero worshippers. Her father was a national hero and martyr. She is the symbol of resistance for helpless and oppressed people. She is human. Not a Goddess. Comparing with military juntas, she is more likeable and preferable. Being a woman does not mean she is a half human for male dominated Myanmar society.
In the civic society, power will be decided by votes. Not with bullets.
If military is so good for Myanmar which has been in power since 1962, no one will vote her party and risk their lives on the roads. Even she has really accepted bribe, it was a peanut comparing with successive military generals corruption. For example General Ne Win has illegally stole the 33 tons of precious Jade which was a public property.
Military will conquer the civilians with brutal killing. It will never win the hearts of civilians because of barbaric killings. Unlike 1962 to 2014, new generation Myanmar youth are not passive and submissive. It is impossible to kill almost 60 millions people from Myanmar. It is fair for them for not being fans of oppressive and brutal Samurai warlords of Myanmar.
Myanmar Shogun Conquerors will never have good night sleep due to countless innocent blood on his hands. Every dream has turned into unbearable nightmares with ghost whispers. There is only exit from nightmares is going to the hell by themselves.
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Corrupt Myanmar Military General earned 5 millions per minute for selling jades, LPG and teaks. Even that news is true, that sum is still a drop of ocean comparing with Military stealing the public property and cash.
Junta can also occupy any public and private land under military rule. Myanmar is wild west ruled by bullets. Lawless and blood thirsty warlords are killing unarmed civilians.
Not all Myanmar protesters are impoverished. Some are sons and daughters of well established merchants and business man. The fallen hero from that video was well off and comfortable.
They prefer to die rather being slaves of oppressive military junta forever. Myanmar has been ruled by military from 1962 to 2014. Almost 60yrs now. 2021 has gone back to 1962 again.
If Military is so good for Myanmar, no one will risk their lives for being shot on the roads. Better late than never.
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Definition of Myanmar government is vary. It should be according the constitution of Myanmar. Armforces are public servants for serving Tax paying people who have employed to them.
"The precedent has already been set internationally that if a protester attempts to disrupt the proceedings of government, that lethal force is justified."
Above sentence was Medieval ideology back in the feudal society of Japan. Warlords did not have decent or moral or legal obligations. Unification of ancient Japan was justified with Son killing father. Brother killing father. Childern and women of opponents were beheaded for wiping out the blood lines. It was the game of throne using excessive force for domination. Conqueror Shogun had freedom for killing spree. Killing opponents in battle was justified. Killing unarmed civilians was babaric atrocities even in medieval era.
Myanmar is same as Medieval era of Japan which warlords are dominating with leathel force. Difference is they are not using Katana swords. There is no legal licence for any warlord has freedom for slaughtering unarmed protesters. Stability should not be justified with brutal oppression and so much blood sheds. Power does not come from bullets.
Myanmar Miltary is not real government. They toppled legal institutional government with coup. Same as Syrian Rebels tried to over thrown the Syrian government. Putin has saved real Syrian government.
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London policeman who was stabbed have no gun. How on earth Policeman who was guarding for public safety has not carried weapon? UK police may prefer unarmed combat.
Police without gun is same as old tiger without tooth. UK police force need to wake up in the real world.
A bad guy with knife deserved a bullet from a good policeman with gun.
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Trump has ruined everything Obama worked so hard without sleep during last eight years. He said Obamacare is expensive and unworkable. Now he has compared Obama with Richard Nixon who committed watergate crime. He said Obama was so low however he was so high as son of the God.
During my teen, Nixon was a President and he rewarded press who were friendly to him. He loves censorship. Both Nixon and Trump hates freedom of speech. They want compliments. No criticisms. Obama may be hated by Trump. He was a darling of media.
If Trump is keep mentioning Nixon, he may share the cruel fate of his political idol.Trump is not doing his job properly and tweeting most of his spare time. He should do less tweeting and perform more productive works such as economy, reducing foreign debt and analyzing intelligence reports.
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Trudeau encouraged private citizens to sponsor individually to the refugees from Syria. Is this program successful? If it is not, they should be sent to the southern neighbor for sharing some burdens.
Geographically, Canada is second largest nation in this world. It can accommodate entire population of central and South America.
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Put the American first
There are two types of Americans for Trump to choose priority. Consumers and Manufacturing unions.
If Trump will impose the high tariff on imported raw materials, components, parts and finished goods, American consumers will suffer because they have to spend more for products and produces whether imported or locally made.
Although there will be more jobs opportunities for American manufacturing industry, profitability is questionable. If there are no profits, companies will not survive for a long time. The consequence is vicious cycle of unemployment for blue collars.
Steve George of Apple founder will not impress about Trump nationalistic tone. For getting high quality product like Ipone or Ipad, multi national talents and skills have to be combined.
iPhone needs China raw materials, South Korea LG screen, Taiwan memory chips, Japan components and US software. Even Ipone will move back to US for assembling, multi nations will still involve for processing.
Trump will make America broke again with medieval ideology.
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Higher end manufacturing jobs is the solution.
Higher end manufacturing jobs do not need much man power. Less people and More automatic processing. Higher products need sustainable market and competitive products as well. Microsoft and Boeing are high end manufacturing co-operations. They are not doing very well at the moment and employing less people. Microsoft lost the market share to Apple. Boeing lost market share to Air Bus. By the way Boeing major market is not USA.
Therefore higher end products mean less employees and better machines. More unemployment in particular industry.
German Auto industry is success story. However they employ people based on demand instead of political correctness. No sales mean no jobs. Sustainable jobs need very high quality goods as German made and reasonable cost.
Trump by himself is not driving cars made in USA. Business should not be dictated by government as communist style.
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FBI has released photos and IDs of Russian hackers residing in US. If Trump is still denying about Russian involvement, he will become traitor of USA. Obama should ask whether Trump has known more than FBI. According Trump interview, he is downplaying Russian hacking scandal. Trump darling may be from Russa with Love.
If President elect Trump does not trust FBI or CIA, what is the points of employing intelligence officers. Trump may sell Alaska back to Putin with special discount. Trump may become first President who has betrayed people voted for him.
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According France experience, many refugee Pregnant Women born the French speaking neutralized citizens. Sadly 0.01% born in France have grown up with radicalized extremist ideology. The consequence is French can not enjoy their outing, partying at night life and shopping as before. 0.01% of rotten tomatoes can easily slaughter 1000 people with modern weapons.
Japanese speaking Syrian descendants will be very hard to assimilate with Japanese main stream society when they become adults. Japanese even have not accepted Brazil and Peru born Japanese as one of their own. The consequence is Japan will become another France.
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But Tarek Elmasoudi, an Egyptian asylum-seeker, said he wasn’t afraid of repercussions. “The Germans are very nice and I want to stay here.”
Fellow Aslyum Seekers are not nice to Germans and killing Germans who give them food, shelter and accommodation. I have German friends who are still feeling guilty about Germen atrocities during WWII. Merkel does not want to be seen like leader who kicked out thousands and thousands of Jews during WWII. She does not want to feel guilty about her ancestors crime.
The difference is Jews were law abiding people and they did not rape and butcher Germans. Japan has accepted some Jews refugees after WWII. There were no major hate crimes like Germany and France. New Generation Germans should not be burdened with humanitarian programs.
IS follower has already cut the throats of French Priest. In fact they are waging religious war to westerners. Military might is not useful for eliminating lone wolf attacks. Both Russia and US have lost their ambassadors by IS sympathizers.
The easiest way for minimizing terror is touch and strict immigration. If Germans have to give up drinking beers in October and enjoying festive season like before, politically corrected humanitarian program is no longer worthed.
Japan is not Germany which will never open the gate for floods of economic refugees. Merkel will pay the price of her mother Theresa heart with losing her job. Germany national Emblem is Eagle. When this bird is on mission, there will be no rules, no mercy, no excuse and no forgiveness. Eagle is not interested in becoming Saint.
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Texas put Trump over the top, despite two Republican electors casting protest votes.
Some people from Taxas want to become confederate southern state or independent. If many Texans want to do Texexit from USA belong to Trump the President, Any possibility for amendment of constitution?
Texas flag will be the Lone Star. Will Trump become another Abraham Lincoln for waging civil war with this Lone Stat state?
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Australia and US has been pressured by local Korean communities for erecting Comfort Women Statues. Many Church gores of Uniting Church are not impressed by politically motivated monument. I have a Korean Friend married with African woman and living in.Africa. He is also encouraging local Africans for erecting that staute. In fact Africa is nothing to do with comfort,wormem issue.
Australia, North America, Asia have been already erected statues. If Africa will be included again, almost none continent will be left for erecting that statue. Not only Korean women have been raped by Japanese. Dutch, Australian, Fillipinoes, Okkinawans, Taiwanese and Burmese women too. Those nations and prefecture are more forgiving and move on with no bitterness and hatred. Bygone is bygone and Auld Lang Syne for farewell to 2016. 1943 to 45 was distant memory.
Mr Crews should realize that Son of God suffered thousands time more that those victims. Despite his unbearable suffering,he prayed for forgiveness from Goddor Romans. Uniting Church is not the political play ground. It is a worshiping place.
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My humble memory bring me back the last Presidential candidates debate. Trump fondly defended Russia cyber attack against US government websites. He even said that Putin has not any respect for Hilary Cliton. Cliton said Trump is the puppet of Russia. It has become the reality.
During second debate, Hilary again said President alone can order the nuclear missiles launch. If President Trump will say "Launch the nuclear war heads attached missiles", someone will execute his order within a few minutes. The biggest worry for Americans is direction of missiles. As Trump has shown his fondness and admiration for Putin, his loyalty is questionable.
Electing Trump as President is nothing different from playing Russia Rullette. If Americans will lose the unloseable nuke war, Trump will be solely accountable for that.
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Trump is very good in noisy and insulting campaign and flip flopping. Reality is Taiwan has been independent since 1949 except in official name. However all US presidents have to maintain the diplomatic protocol for preserving peace and stability. During his campaign, he said China has been raping US economy. It was acceptable as candidate speech. Now he is the elected POTUS. If he will say like that again, he is the embarrassment for the whole nation.
In fact Ronanld Regan prefer to deal with Taiwanese government rather than CCP. As a private citizen he was anti communist China. When he becomes commander in chief, he needed to change his private opinion for national and Geo political interest. JFK said Do not expect what country can do for you! You have to do what is good for country.
All successive presidents well behaved and spoke diplomatically. If Trump can not follow the rules and protocols as civilized head of states, he is unfit for the job and should be impeached sooner than later.
POTUS is not emperor Gengis Khan who was outspoken, undiplomatic and wild.
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Trump was keeping an open mind on whether to pull out of a landmark international accord to fight climate change,
Trump is keeping closed mind on landmark international accord to fight climate change. USA has not committed any treaty for reducing the mass toxic fuel. It is largely symbolic for setting the particular time frame for reducing the hole of ozone layer. If Trump will open more coal power stations, it will be first step of raping the environment. During his primaries, he said neighbouring nations are raping US economy and living standard. He is also raping climate change and health care problems with his narrow minded policy.
Many well off Chinese Billionaires wanted to migrate to western nations because the grasses there are greener. They can make tons of money more than western nations. They do not want to die with lung cancer for inhaling polluted air due to rapid industrialization. China is greener for introducing with renewable energy and climate friendly policy.
Of course there are many job losses because of energy policy and climate control action. Being billionaire and getting POTUS job will be no longer enjoyable if the air is so polluted to breath in.
Global temperature has been already raised due to Trump won the primaries and election. Trump is populist and polluted.
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Trump is the Mornash who will transform White House as his trading floor or real esttate market. Spoiled Crown Price, Princess and son in law of emperor will promote their business empire interest with Daddy powerful political influence. Son in law Jared Lusher will become dominant strategic advisor like Karl Rove.
Texan native Oil made Bush rich and Bush loves Middlle East oil too. Irag war was indeed part of Bush family busines expansion. Many contractors and sub contractors of Irag war prospered thanks to Bush WMD theory. Bush lied. Millions died! Trump lied before he even inaugurated. He may be better than Bush Jnr,
No wonder God fearing GOP elders used to be preaching family value for sharing their political duties with offsprings. GOP elites Gringh,and Trump are adulterous preachers with multiple wives. Trump may be sent by God for making America corrupt again!
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A First Lady is nothing
First Ladies are something. She has to entertain domestic and foreign guests. She has to outline social and health policy as private citizen. Such as school children lunches from Mitchell Obama. Health Care policy drafting from Hililary Cliton.
When JFK was assisnated, Jacquline Kennedy bravely collected pieces of brain with her hands. When Abraham Lincoln was shot, his wife was the first one to hold the great President body.
Almost all First Ladies have never posted never posted nude for playboy magazine except Melanie who just want to show off as high society spoiled lady. First Ladies are pride of the White House and protector of historical and national heritage.
On this day in 1814, first lady Dolley Madison saves a portrait of George Washington from being looted by British troops during the war of 1812.
Dolley Madison was the hero of the USA. Without her action, new generations can not pay respect George Washington portrait at White House.
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Trump don't like Japan
It is good for Okinawa and rest of Asia. Phillipines President Duterte recently called Obama as Son of W@@@@ before. PhillipInes was closed ally of US and hosted US bases. Japan should follow Phillipines independent foregin policy for asking US bases to leave from Japan. Abe will not call Trump with insulting words. Japanese politicians are polite , civilized and matured.
Uncomfortable truth is Phillipines has already lost some maritime territories. US is very reluctant to get high noon with China. If Japan get high noon with China or Russia, US bases in Okinawa will be still watching Sony TVs as Trump said before.
Trump will be more focused on domestic affairs instead of Senkaku adventure. Japan has very high debt and no longer afford to foot the bills of bases.
It is win win for both US and Japan should get divorce like Trump former wives. US will never or ever shed their blood for Japanese territorial interests. Unlike Middle East Japan has no oil.
Trump will be more diplomatic with Russia too. Japan and rest of US allies still sleep well whether Trump can deliver his promises or not! Life goes on!
President comes and gone. Okinawa still has not changed It is time for change!
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Iran authority has executed their Nuclear Sicentist not long ago The motive was exposing their nuclear program secrets to western nation. Clinton may not transmit classfied information intentionally. She is so careless and incompetent for exposing state secrets with personal emails!
Imagine Cliton is the foreign minister of Iran or North Korea, her fate has been already sealed as silence of the lamb.
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