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    I hope he recovers.



    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/j...shot-rcna37228
    Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gravely injured in shooting

    Abe, Japan?s longest-serving prime minister, was giving a speech in the city of Nara ahead of an election for the upper house of Parliament...
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    I don't know who this podcaster is, but his video explains some interesting points on Japanese politics. I have a book (John Toland's The Rising Sun) that explains Japan's chaotic political situation before WWII. It's mentioned in this interview.

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    Our mainstream TV channel reported that the assassin was a fan of Che Guevara. Apparently, they mistook the culprit with Hideo Kojima, the famous video-game developer.

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    May he rest in peace.

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    While listening to a podcast detailing some of the far-right background we always heard about with Shinzo Abe - keyword "Nippon Kagi" - there was a telling factoid about Japanese sovereignty. According to the guest, Japanese military planes and helicopters are prohibited from flying low over Tokyo, yet American aviation does so regularly. Imagine UN black helicopters making routine overflight of the White House. Or, I guess similarly, Eurocopters over London?
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    Wooooo!!!

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    I think China is bluffing. Attacking her plane means war, and I doubt China wants that now.
    Wooooo!!!

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    Wooooo!!!

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    Last edited by Shaka_Khan; 08-04-2022 at 06:39.
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    Last edited by Shaka_Khan; 08-05-2022 at 10:44.
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    Wooooo!!!

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    Taiwan's top defense official was associated with Taiwan's missile defense program:



    https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world...rt/ar-AA10mO2R
    Amid China-Taiwan tensions, top Taiwanese defence official found dead in hotel room

    Sat, August 6, 2022

    Ou Yang Li-hsing, deputy head of Taiwan defence ministry's research and development unit, was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room in southern Taiwan, according to the official Central News Agency (CNA). According to CNA, authorities are looking into the cause of his death.

    Ou Yang had assumed his post as the deputy head of the military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology early this year to supervise various missile production projects and was on a business trip, said CNA.

    His death comes amidst tension between China and Taiwan following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.....
    This situation is escalating. Remember, the Russians claimed that they were training their army near the Ukrainian border before they invaded Ukraine. I hope China isn't thinking to do same thing with Taiwan.
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