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Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Assassinated

 
 
Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2022 06:14 am
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The assassination of Shinzo Abe took place in broad daylight on a street in the Japanese city of Nara, a regional capital just east of Osaka.

Abe was delivering a speech in support of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) candidates ahead of the upcoming Upper House elections scheduled for Sunday.

He had planned to head to Kyoto next, then to Saitama prefecture neighboring the capital Tokyo.


Pretty stunning, to me at least. Abe was no longer in office, but in his two terms he was pretty successful at jumpstarting the Japanese economy, pushing for a bigger role for the military to push back against China and forming closer ties to the US. Plus, Japan is not a country you normally associate with political killings.
 
Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2022 07:05 am
@engineer,
Apparently, because of Japan's strict gun laws, the assassin used what appears to be a homemade weapon made with duct-tape and pipes.
bulmabriefs144
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2022 08:11 am
@Rebelofnj,
Or that's the official story, and their gun laws were ineffectual.

engineer
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2022 08:27 am
@bulmabriefs144,
There is a picture of the homemade gun online. Japan has the lowest gun violence in the world.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2022 08:50 am
@engineer,
I've seen too many assassinations in my lifetime.................it creates a sadness I cannot explain.
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thack45
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2022 09:01 am
@engineer,
One gun death in 2021. Can you even imagine?
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2022 10:21 am
@engineer,
According to the WaPo Tetsuya Yamagami assassinated Abe because he believed Abe was connected to an unspecified group that he hated. He seems to be a conspiracy theorist.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2022 11:24 am
@InfraBlue,
I first heard he'd been shot, then about an hour later it changed to assassinate.

Questions are going to be asked about MP's safety on the campaign trail.

We've has a couple of targetted killing of MPs over here, Jo Cox and David Amess.

Their jo0bs involve dealing with the public so there's no easy answers.
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PoliteMight
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2022 08:14 pm
You know why he was really assassinated ?

Wall Street Journal ( go look it up )
China and Russia literally have been "suspected" working together.
China has ships nearby Japanese controlled Islands,
China has been on the war path in attempt taking over/control via surrounding territories.
Japan has actually initiated a sequence of defense and troop building to other tatics in motion.

Honestly I have no idea what to say about this one. This guy was in power from 2006 to 2007 and then came back in 2012 to 2020. He played golf with Trump and was dealing with Nuclear "sharing" via Nato. It looks more like if he was playing around with his power.
Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Sat 9 Jul, 2022 05:17 am
@PoliteMight,
According to the assassin himself, he wasn't politically motivated to kill Abe; but he hated that Abe supported a certain religious group.

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He told investigators that his mother had become bankrupt after spending her money to support a religious group, according to Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun, which cited police sources. He said his family fell apart because of his mother’s obsession with the group, and he targeted Abe “out of resentment,” Mainichi reported.

Yamagami told police he intended to kill Abe with an explosive, but instead used what he considered to be the most lethal weapon for the attack, public broadcaster NHK reported.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/09/shinzo-abe-assassination-japan-tetsuya-yamagami/

Official sources has not named what religious group the assassin was talking about, but apparently it is Nippon Kaigi, an ultranationalist group that has repeatedly denied the numerous war crimes Japan committed in WWII. Abe had been criticized for his continued ties to the group.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nippon_Kaigi
JazzyCat
 
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Reply Sat 9 Jul, 2022 11:17 am
@engineer,
Oh dear.. I'm afraid globalists are running concurrent psychological operations at the moment. Aaaand they are pushing for famine and war. For those who are still thinking in terms of left and right paradigms or thinking that nations can still act with sovereignty, this may be hard to accept. At this stage, if you are unaware that all media groups (including social media) are owned by a select few and are highly controlled with paid off bad actors and controlled opposition, then.. nevermind.. and carry on. Just remember what Shakespeare said, "All the world is a stage." I recommend looking at world events with a discerning eye and try not to react with emotion to news, but respond with an open mind and reflection of past and present events. Watch the video and ask questions.
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PoliteMight
 
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Reply Sat 9 Jul, 2022 12:35 pm
@Rebelofnj,
It is a cult, chances are his actions explained it. We would have to look into the time line of this person from both times he was in office and asides for that.
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bulmabriefs144
 
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Reply Sat 9 Jul, 2022 02:58 pm
@engineer,
This is not an endorsement of gun control.
https://www.businessinsider.com/switzerland-gun-laws-rates-of-gun-deaths-2018-2?op=1

Switzerland hasn't had a mass shooting in 21 years.
They also have 1 gun per 4 people in a nation of 8 million people. They train people to use guns responsibly.

This is not to say Japan is lying.

But rather, whatever they do actually is gun control not just "we'll prevent private citizens from having guns while being extremely lack about criminals owning guns." This is Chicago and Los Angeles's approach, and we have school shooting after school shooting. Only, violence doesn't stop after everyone's disarmed.

All the same, this seems like a national pride narrative where they are reluctant to admit if someone actually did have a gun because they are supposed to be without guns. Japanese people are oddly axiomatic, and consider it a mark of pride to have a boring job, and not do anything odd or disgraceful. In America, letting your freak flag fly is seen as alot more okay.
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jcboy
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jul, 2022 05:36 am
I was absolutely stunned to hear about Shinzo Abe.

Yehi zichra baruch.
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