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AKBfanSep. 16, 2014 - 06:32PM JST
Leave these lunatics be. they will eventually be brought to heel by a new emerging strongman.
Posted in: Kerry says U.S. open to talks with Iran on Islamic State
AKBfanSep. 15, 2014 - 06:23PM JST
It is "the West's" obsession with meddling in the Middle East that created this. Saddam and co kept these people in check but since toppling him and supporting other "Arab Spring" regime changes as well as trying to oust Assad this is what we have a s a result. so now we try to build a coalition with those dictatorships that are left and which anyway support the jihadids financially (and probably morally). Only way ids to leave them to sort it out. once Saudi and Qatar and other local dictatorships feel their own grip on power under threat will they act decisively. before that having the US leading this "coalition" just allows them to carry on playing both sides of the argument.
Posted in: Kerry says 'all bases covered' in coalition bid to crush IS
AKBfanSep. 15, 2014 - 06:08PM JST
That's why so many people ride their bikes on the pavement because roads just aren't safe.
Posted in: 13-year-old girl riding bike killed by truck
AKBfanSep. 15, 2014 - 03:54PM JST
Simpson was great when it started but is a bit lame now. Still, i guess kudos in oprder for making 25 years.
Posted in: 'The Simpsons' toast 25 years with songs and stars
AKBfanSep. 15, 2014 - 03:52PM JST
Chrisitne Lagarde is an overpromoted old boot. Yes, women may get a raw deal in commerce and finance and government but when you listen to the drivel she spouts it is easy to forget that fact. corrupt politician in a cushy MON job.
Posted in: IMF chief says global economy not utilizing women effectively
AKBfanSep. 15, 2014 - 03:50PM JST
Typical shallow rubbish designed to garner headlines but does nothing to address the real issues in the aboriginal communities. i hate how this type of publicity stunt (and Tweets and all the other shallow rubbish that has taken over our daily discourse) is now the norm.
Posted in: Australian PM governs from tent as he keeps vow to Aborigines
AKBfanSep. 15, 2014 - 10:08AM JST
Japan has honour on this topic?
Posted in: It’s true that many people have suffered, and Japan’s honor has been stained in the international community because of the Asahi Shimbun’s erroneous reporting.
AKBfanSep. 15, 2014 - 10:07AM JST
Leave them to create their twisted, retrograde hell hole and let the locals sort it out. Whatever people say above, intervention is what caused this mess and it will not solve. Russia invaded Afghanistan over 35 years ago and that place is still a mess because 1. it always will be and 2. we won't leave it alone.
Expecting the Gulf Arabs to play ball when the US and others are providing a backstop is dumb. Only way they will really stop funding these lunatics and start taking concerted action against them is when their own corrupt regimes are threatened, which is not the case right now.
and stop sanctions and the like against Syria and Iran.
Posted in: What do you think is the best way for the global community to deal with the Islamic State?
AKBfanSep. 15, 2014 - 10:01AM JST
Makes sense. I think there are still unforseen consequences of fracking.
Posted in: Shaking from injection-induced earthquakes
AKBfanSep. 15, 2014 - 09:59AM JST
That sounds ominously smug, like mini-Bush's "job done" gaffe.
AKBfanSep. 15, 2014 - 09:57AM JST
This Ichiro distillery makes soem fabulous whiskey. Chichibu, Ichiro's blend, double distillery and Malt and Grain all great. Little bit pricey but happy to pay for quality. Also like Taketsuru.
Like in many things Japan took this and perfected it. Plus we have good water in Japan.
Posted in: Japanese whisky makers in high spirits as accolades pour in
AKBfanSep. 15, 2014 - 09:54AM JST
Doesn't look vet kawaii to me. nice to see Japan's cultural export campaign is bearing fruit though....
Posted in: Crazy Kawaii
AKBfanSep. 11, 2014 - 04:59PM JST
Chibatman, eh? Saitaman? Gunman?
Posted in: Chibatman called in by police; receives their official approval
AKBfanSep. 11, 2014 - 04:56PM JST
Mystery why Mazda doesn't do better. they make some great cars.
Posted in: Jump in my car
This is sure to be an open and honest report.......
Posted in: N Korea ready to give Japan report on abductees
AKBfanSep. 11, 2014 - 04:44PM JST
Arab Spring. support the "moderates". End up here. So good to see our leaders know what they are doing.
where are the calls for the next Crusade?
Posted in: Obama says U.S. will attack IS inside Syria for first time
AKBfanSep. 11, 2014 - 04:42PM JST
14th in the league. Van Gaal still to prove himself. club in disarray. and this joker is proud. Money first, footie second.
Posted in: Man United announce record £433.2 mil revenue
AKBfanSep. 11, 2014 - 04:08PM JST
Like a good Christian, Obama seems to be saying "Kill them all (actually let them all kill each other) and let God (actually Allah) sort them out. What an unholy mess, all started by the toppling of Saddam.
AKBfanSep. 10, 2014 - 04:30PM JST
gotta love the Aussies. everywhere else in the world tries to implement a humane way of dealing with this issue and fails and feels bad about it. the Aussies go hardline and are tough and (allegedly) succeed and crow about it. bonzer!
Posted in: Australia hails success halting boatpeople
AKBfanSep. 10, 2014 - 04:28PM JST
He really is pushing his whole "empowering women" and "womenomics" agenda right now. Maybe because the rest of his plans are beginning to look a little hollow?
Posted in: Ladies lunch
Sep. 17, 2014 - 12:31PM JST
What? So I should never mention Moderators and not comment when my posts are edited? It…
Posted in: Japan's whaling plans come under scrutiny at IWC meeting
Sep. 17, 2014 - 12:30PM JST
So shameful and embarrassing. Food cigarettes, etc. should be banned from Mt. Fuji, because some people…
Posted in: Large amount of trash and waste left on Mt Fuji
Sep. 17, 2014 - 12:28PM JST
@bass4funk but yet again people voting down, even after u said it the other day "It's…
Posted in: Top general: U.S. ground troops possible in Iraq
Sep. 17, 2014 - 12:22PM JST
Charcoal is good for your guts. Activated carbon is listed by the WHO as a essential…
Posted in: Black burgers
Sep. 17, 2014 - 12:20PM JST
I will look at every turn of phrase from them now.
I agree with you. But…
Posted in: Asahi tries to restore prestige after admitting errors, retracting stories