I feel sorry for the US servicemen and women who now need to eat contaminated fish, I bet Rahm isn't. This story sure sounds like a load of codswollop.
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There has been no independent investigation or confirmation that a massacre took place in Bucha, we are expected to believe everything Ukraine tells us without question, I don't.
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Awh, it's unfair, so sorry, have some sashimi Kevin while in Japan.
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The ex-president of Russia state that nukes could be used if an attempt to take Russian territory is made. France, UK and the US would do the same. But let's not forget which country dropped 2 nuclear weapons on Japan, it wasn't Russia.
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Who in their right mind would pay money or dedicate their time to watch this movie ? More absolute empty -headed so called entertainment from Hollywood.
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I don't believe that this was the real reason for her visit. More likely it was to convince China to buy more US debt and not to dump US treasuries.
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Blinken, Sullivan, Biden and Nuland, they are all a rotten bunch.
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The counteroffensive is not going well, Crimea is a long way away.
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No I said Canadian aircraft in the SCS, but I believe that they are also operating out of Japan. For 70 years ? I don't think that most of what I said has been in place for 70 days let alone 70 years. But you bring up a good point. For 70 years that agreement between the US and China over Taiwan has kept the peace, if peace is important to the US, Japan etc, why then are they changing the status quo ? And no, China has not threatened to invade Taiwan but they have said that use of military force is an option should Taiwan declare independence.
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Quid pro quo - US bases in Japan and Korea, Canadian and Australia aircraft and ships in SCS, US sail throughs of the Taiwan Strait, new US military bases in the Philippines, US nuke sub visits to Korea, US B52 bombers to be based in Australia, Nato office in Japan, AUKUS, Quad - everybody is worried including me and I live in the South Pacific
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Japan's air and sea patrols with the US worry's China.
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Whose coast is Japan supposed to be guarding ?
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Let's now worry about achieving the 1.5 degree target. It doesn't seem possible therefore I propose that we focus on living the good life instead one filled with anxiety, guilt and worry. Say no to fighting climate change, live life instead.
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If the US really wanted to de-escalate tensions with China it would not be sailing through the Taiwan strait. Good on the Chinese for having the guts to stand up to the US most of the rest of the world would not. I see that Germany now believes that it needs to send a warship to the Indo Pacific, this is becoming farcical, whose next Iceland ???
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I find it strange that the media have now reported a significant loss suffered by Ukraine. Up to now losses were not reported of spun differently. As for the 'stalemate', this has been a war of attrition in which Ukraine has incurred massive loses at the hands of Russian artillery, drones and missiles - this has not been reported of course.
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Chinese are 100% correct, this must be the motivation behind opening a NATO office in Japan.
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Japan did buy oil from Russia this year at a price above the official price cap so I think this talk from Japan is just that, talk. The sanctions are not working and are causing massive blow back on Europe especially, which might be what the US desires.
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OK China never claims to be liberal western democracy with our definition of free speech, so why are the media focusing on this story. Meanwhile in Germany, a member of the liberal western democracy, citizens get arrested and imprisoned for posting dissenting opinions about the war in Ukraine of social media. Almost no coverage in the media on this issue. Citizens throughout the UK and EU face punishment for posts that are deemed to be 'hate speech'. The EU continues down the path of requiring social media companies to censor content. The US government also censors social media content and uses it spread disinformation supporting their narrative. These are issues which we as citizens of what we claim are free democratic and open societies with free speech rights enshrined in law, should be fighting against, think about it.
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This is a beat up on Waters openly questioning the official narrative on the Ukraine war. Oddly enough those making the accusations against him say nothing about the support of real life and real time unsavory characters currently fighting on the side of Nato in Ukraine. Germany is becoming a totalitarian state, some are being imprisoned for make statements and posts that don't support the official narrative. This is not an exaggeration and can be verified easily online.
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No doubt the US will listening in as usual.
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Extremely unlikely to be true.
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It seems that Japan objects to taking the 'medicine' that her friends and partners in the West prescribe. The concept of national sovereignty is a myth.
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Yawn, Hollywood continues it slide with movies like this.
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Why is the Yellen using an international venue like this to talk about an internal US issue ? Is this somehow a veiled threat to other members of the G7 or global community ?
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The Ukraine narrative is falling apart, that is obvious. What we need to hope for is that Poland does not decide to do something stupid like claim part of Ukraine. If that happens nothing is off the table in what happens next. For those advocating for the war to continue think about that means for the average Ukrainian who has been press ganged into the military.
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Extremely biased against China and pro USA article. 'Escalating tensions over Taiwan', how ? Is this supposed to refer to their stance of reserving the use of military force if Taiwan declares independence ? Surely the US is raising tensions by selling more and more arms to Taiwan which is something they promised not to do during Nixon's presidency. Does the US sincerely believe that visits by high level figures to Taiwan will reduce tensions ? Its clear to China and anyone that can think objectively that the US is using Taiwan to provoke a military conflict with China.
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What a farce this all is. In reality this is all the West can do.
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What a complete disaster you would think that the US and friends would learn but I don't think they have. Today the population is proving just as easy to manipulate into provoking and initiating wars as it was 20 years ago. There was no investigation after the war to determine why it happened and who was responsible and that's part of the reason why history is bound to repeat itself again and again. Today our leaders are probably even more corrupt and inept that they were in 2005 so watch out.
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Well it's obvious that Nato/US did it. They have started to run a narrative that 'pro-Ukrainians' did it after Sy Hersh released his Substack expose. The US narrative involves a yacht and reminds me of the french bombing of the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland NZ back in 1987. Pro-Ukrainians, well the US and Nato would fit this description so maybe in a roundabout way that are telling the truth.
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