WilliB's past comments

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    WilliB

    So, Mr. Obama, your support of those "freedom fighters" aka Al Quaida in Libya worked out great, didn´t it! Are you happy seeing the jihadist hellhole that Libya has descended into since your illegal support of those wonderful democrats?

    Posted in: Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 4 foreigners, 5 guards dead

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    WilliB

    frontcenter:

    " It's a massive blow, because thousands of IS-Daesh terrorists, including a lot of their experienced foreign fighters, have reportedly been wiped out in Kobane, for a gain of precisely NOTHING. "

    Wishful thinking. You forget that ISIS receives a steady flow of new recruits, that they have a steady income from both oil sales, hostage deals, support from Saudi and Qatari sources, and (incredibly) from Western countries who pay an ISIS tax in order to delivery humanitarian aid to ISIS territories, and they are firmly in control of Eastern Syria and Western Iraq.

    Kobane is of a course a nice setback, but not all that significant in the big picture.

    Posted in: Kurds oust Islamic State fighters from Kobani after 4-month battle

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    WilliB

    Noypikantoku:

    " Oh come on! .... Who provoked ISIS to suddenly have these Japanese hostages got executed immediately? If Abe didn't announce to the whole world that they are contributing 200 million dollars to help fight ISIS I think Yukawa is still alive right now. "

    No, you come on. Who provoked ISIS to take these guys hostage in the first place? Just grabbing random visitors and keeping them as hostages (and subjected to regular mock executions; that is why they always appear so calm on camera) is normal behaviour? How do you come up with things like that. All that Abe`s announcement did was give them a convenient reason to increase the price dramatically; to think that ISIS would let these guys simply walk after enjoying their forced hospitality is ridiculous.

    Posted in: Japan seeks Jordan's help in gaining hostage's release

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    WilliB

    Warispeace:

    " I think you need to review more recent history and look at the too often violent involvement of energy hungry nations in the geopolitics of the Islamic world and the direct role they have played in creating the present conditions. It is just too easy to say this is all about Shia and Sunni differences as if these existed in a vacuum. Understand what your nation has done before you comment. "

    I think you need to read up on the dogma and history of islam, and the Sunni/Shia divide, and look at often violent involvement of supremacist movements in geopolitics of the islamic world and the direct role they have played in creating the present conditions. It is just too easy to say this is all about the US and its foreign policy as if these existed in a vacuum. Understand the ideology before you comment.

    In particular, you might ask yourself why ISIS Sunnis are committing genocide against Yazidis, Christians, Druzes, and yes also Shiites in the region.... for oil?? Get real. ISIS is the extention of a virulent Sunni islamist movement supported by Saudi and Qatar that is hell-bent on creating a Sunni Caliphate in the region. US policy can influence that, but to claim it is the source of Wahabism is ludicrious.

    Posted in: Japan seeks Jordan's help in gaining hostage's release

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    WilliB

    I wish Obama was as enthusiastic about confronting ISIS as he is about provoking Russia.

    Posted in: Obama ramps up pressure on Russia after deadly Ukraine blitz

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    WilliB

    I am used to nutty police stories in Japan, but this one is on another level. This guy needs the rope.

    Posted in: Osaka policeman arrested over murder of girlfriend

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    WilliB

    Now we have the absurd spectacle of Primister Abe pressing Jordan to release an islamist homicial nutjob who will murder dozens of people once she get the chance.

    If he succeeds, then the blood spilt by Sajida al Rishawi is on Abe`s hands. Will we see demonstrations here? I doubt it.

    Posted in: Japan seeks Jordan's help in gaining hostage's release

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    WilliB

    Good for the Kurds! But ISIS will be back, last but not least because of their ongoing support from Saudi, Qatar and the USA (via the aid for the so-called "vetted rebels").

    Right now, ISIS is on a roll, and incredibly our politicians are actually helping them.

    Posted in: Kurds oust Islamic State fighters from Kobani after 4-month battle

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    WilliB

    Wow, that is taking geriatric crime to a new level.

    Posted in: 95-year-old man arrested for killing wife with cane

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    WilliB

    There is no end to the pain in Europe until the Euro scheme is abandoned. Greece`s problems are a direct result of the Euro regime, and there is no solution until Greece gets is souvereign currency back. Anybody who needs an explanation why should do basic homework.

    Posted in: Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

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    WilliB

    Jimizo;

    " Archbishop Vincent Nsengiyumva was so closely attached to the Hutu power structure that for nearly 15 years he sat in the ruling party's central committee as it implemented the policies of discrimination and demonisation that laid the ground for genocide' "

    I am quite aware that a number of Catholic churches were involved with the Hutu "cause", especially in Hutu dominated areas. But this was politics; not something based on religious doctrine. Or do you recall any shouts of "Jesus is great" accompanying the murders, or claims that Hutu murders go to to paradise? You might also remember the many scenes were Tutsis sought and found shelter in churches. It is really disingenious to compare this with the islamic jihad.

    Posted in: 200 killed as Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city

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    WilliB

    The article does not give details, but if she stopped ON the Tracks because barrier was going down, that is insane! At that moment she should have crashed the barrier; staying in the middle of the crossing is suicide.

    Posted in: Two children killed after train hits car in Aomori

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    WilliB

    Salvador Hardin:

    " The very first al-Qaeda attacks took place in Africa back in 1998, and not much was done in response...until the attacks started coming home to the Western world, that is... "

    You mean the US embassy bombings in Daressalam and Nairobi? Yes, in Africa, but the target was the US. So what is your point? You are right that not much was (and is) done in response, though.

    Jimizo:

    " It has also been suggested that the Rwandan massacre, which dwarfed anything carried out so far by Boko Haram, didn't hit the news because Christian extremists rather than Muslim extremists were implicated. That wasn't the narrative people wanted to hear. "

    Where did you get that from? The Rwanda massacre was TRIBAL confict of Hutu vs Tutsis. Religion had nothing to do with that. You are correct though that tribal conflicts are probably not the narrative people want to hear.

    Posted in: 200 killed as Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city

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    WilliB

    jcapan:

    " http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/japan-works-to-free-remaining-isis-hostage-kenji-goto-1.2930935 "

    So they are protesting Abe for visiting Israel and for mentioning ISIS by name? So in their minds, boycotting Israel and treating ISIS like Lord Voldemort would make ISIS guarantee the safety of Japanese in the region? Good grief! What planet do these people live on.

    Posted in: Rally for hostage

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    WilliB

    Maybe a first in the comments section, but I agree with smithinjapan. These protesters seem awfully confused.

    Posted in: Rally for hostage

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    WilliB

    Elbudo:

    " , but what a mess in Nigeria and Boko Haram are just another religion for PEACE??? "

    It is the same religion of peace. Like ISIS; Boko Haram is a fundamentalists Sunni Wahabi outfit; and you can be sure they also receive support from our "friends" the Saudi and Qatari governments.

    Posted in: 200 killed as Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city

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    WilliB

    interstat:

    " if Goto gets free, "

    Snowball´s chance in hell of that. ISIS killed the lower-value hostage first to increase pressure; Goto will be next very shortly. I am still unsure of what exactly these sign-holders want. Do they want Abe to pay up? Do they want him to stop any humanitarian aid for ISIS victims? Do they want him to support ISIS? Do they want to impress ISIS? They don´t say.

    Posted in: Rally for hostage

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    WilliB

    OK, so they just want to express solidarity with Goto. I still don´t understand why why prance around Abe`s residence. Shouldn´t they be in front of the Saudi and US embassies, seeing that ISIS represents Saudi Wahabi fundamentalism and that the US has been supporting the Wahabi "rebels" in Syria, which created the ISIS state in the first place?

    Posted in: Rally for hostage

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    WilliB

    smithjapan:

    " Hogwash! The imam was saying the same thing as a Christian priest might say about radical Christians who killed someone supposedly in the name of god -- they are not true Christians/following God's message. "

    Except ISIS is following Gods message to letter. ISIS has the Shahada on their flag, gives people the choice to convert to (Sunni) islam or die, imposes islamic Shariah law to the letter, is led by a Phd in islamic law, enjoys generous funding from Saudi Wahabi sources, and recruits followers via radical mosques all over the world, including Europe. In fact, if your read the Haddiths you will see ISIS follows Mohammeds excample to the letter. Who are we to tell them they are not following scripture?

    If you want to put the imam`s words into perspective, read up on the islamic concept of "Taqiyya" (or "Kutman" for Sunnis).

    Posted in: Prayers for hostages

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    WilliB

    I am not even sure what that is supposed to mean. Abe did not create ISIS, and Abe did not tell Goto to travel to IS. What exactly are they protesting?

    Posted in: Rally for hostage

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