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    WilliB

    These surveys are meaningless, because they basically just look at welfare systems.

    Posted in: Norway named best place to grow old; Japan 9th

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    WilliB

    Joe Bigs:

    " If Muslim radicals started attacking and beheading Japanese citizens or foreigners here the Japanese authorities would clamp down hard on those Muslims who have been living here a long time. "

    Just for your reference, professor Igarashi, translator of the Rushdie book, was murdered in Tsukuba, and his publisher violently attacked. And I don´t recall any "clamping down" by the government; the the contrary, their reaction was to ask the publisher to withdraw the book, which they did. So your point is?

    " So no, I don't think ISIS will reach Japan, because if they did and started killing the Muslims here would report them in a heartbeat. " Firstly, that is pure speculation, and secondly there no such thing as "the muslims". For starters, there are Sunnis and Shiites, and ISIS is pure Sunni Wahabi organization. They happily kill Shias and blow up their mosques, as they are demonstrating right now.

    Posted in: Could Islamic State reach Japan?

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    StormR

    " I find this comment offensive, if it wasn't for our fore fathers who signed up and fought the Nazis and the Japanese during world war two the world may very well be a different place, these people ensured our freedom and way of life, I thank these people. You dishonour them with this comment. "

    Frungy also seems to have forgotten that the first war the US navy ever fought was against an organization that was very much like ISIS today, aka the Barbary Pirates of Tripolis. Read the statements of the Tripolis Sultan from that time, and you almost have PR statement by ISIS.

    So who was robbing ships, murdering crew, and taking slaves at that time? Both parties?

    Posted in: Could Islamic State reach Japan?

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    Wakarimasen:

    " They kill the locals because they can. and because they compete for resources and all. "

    No. They give them the option to convert to Wahabi islam instead of being killed. What does that have to do with "resources and all"?

    Posted in: Could Islamic State reach Japan?

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    Kaerimashita:

    " What possible motive would there be for IS to attack Japan "

    The same motive that made them kill the Yazidis, Christians, and Druzes (and Shiite muslims for that matter) in their area? That is not good enough for you? Have you missed that the Caliphate ultimately is supposed to be global?

    "Motive" is not the issue. Means is. Realistically, ISIS can control the Sunni areas in Easter Syria and Western Iraq, and that is what they will do.

    Posted in: Could Islamic State reach Japan?

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    livingnagoya1983:

    " I think it is funny how we in the west are constantly thinking that we are in danger from terrorists because of one event that happened over 13 years ago. "

    There have been a LOT of terrorist attacks since 9/11, and before 9/11 too for that matter. Are you saying you are unaware of that?

    Posted in: Could Islamic State reach Japan?

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    Pandabelle:

    " Seems like the media and politicians are hellbent on turning this group of violent idiots in remote part of Syria and Iraq "

    That "group of violent idiots" is a country now, occupying central parts of Syria and Iraq, including several major cities, oil wells, and a large arsenal of modern military equipment. They are also extremely proficient in getting ideologal message across and attracting new followers every day. They have also just opened a de-facto embassy in Istanbul. Does not look all that idiotic to me.

    Posted in: Could Islamic State reach Japan?

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    WilliB

    It is easy for Icelandic leaders, with the population of a small Japanese town spread over 100,000 sqkm and with a huge ocean area to wax about "sustainability". However, that model can not be exported.

    Also, I missed if he included Iceland whaling in his "sustainability" ode. Did he?

    Posted in: Sustainable waters - Iceland leads way

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    WilliB

    ribstick:

    " Obviously more to the story than what's written here. "

    Really? Bozos with big muscles, small brains, and short tempers do exist, also in Japan. What more do you suspect? I think we see here is all there is.

    Posted in: Man kicked to death in argument over ramen shop seat

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    WilliB

    Silly article. The "Islamic state" will not reach any further than the Sunni areas of Eastern Syria and Western Iraq that they control now. Nobody seems to notice that ISIS is basicall a Sunni liberation movement.

    However, if the article writer means generall islamist terrorism, that has reached Japan already. Remember what happened to Professor Igarashi, the Japanese translator of Rushdies`s Satanic verses? If not, look it up.

    Posted in: Could Islamic State reach Japan?

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    WilliB

    " Cameron reminds China of obligations "

    ...as if the Peking polibureau gives a flying f about what Cameron says.

    In the event, this was utterly predictable. I expected something like this immediately when they handed HK to China back then. It took 15 years, but it was inevitable.

    Posted in: Cameron reminds China of obligations over Hong Kong

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    WilliB

    This i significant. However, as long as Obama supports his fictitious "vetted rebels" in Syria, it is all for naught.

    Posted in: Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post; Sunni tribe joins fight against Islamic State

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    WilliB

    lubracasi:

    " So this guy wasn't really "double" that. "

    He is close enough. And how do you know the size his victim? For all we know, it might have been a 50 kg pipsqueak. It is safe to assume that it wasn´t a bozo of the same size.

    Posted in: Man kicked to death in argument over ramen shop seat

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    WilliB

    Who the heck cares, it just fashion. Anyway, who is complaining anyway? "Some internet users" does not mean much.... you can find "some internet users" with just about any opinion.

    Posted in: Miranda Kerr’s photo shoot for Vogue Japan stirs up controversy

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    WilliB

    Dappo herb, aka "kiken drug" again?

    Posted in: 37-year-old man arrested for kidnapping 12-year-old boy in Chiba

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    WilliB

    And the ramen shop SERVED him after that???

    Posted in: Man kicked to death in argument over ramen shop seat

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    WilliB

    CraigHicks:

    " think the current negative image caused by extreme partisan politics will fade, while the legacy of making a first step towards rationalizing US health care will be remembered. I think he will also be recognized as wise for re-balancing resources so that the US is not 100% tied up in the middle east and Afghanistan, which would have been a serious strategic danger. "

    Oh boy. That is if the textbooks are written by American party-political hacks... which might very well be the case.

    For me, he is the one who politicised the US government like no other, made a lot of steps to turn the US into a third-world typo of one-party state, and supported the Muslim Brotherhood islamists across the Middle East, with disastrous results. And that is just the record up to now...

    Posted in: Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria

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    WilliB

    Turkey could put an end to this very quickly, but Erdogan actually has not problem with ISIS wiping out the Kurds. It is national interestes as usual.

    The party which realistically could put an end to the ISIS nightmare is Assad, but Washington remains wedded the ludicrious idea that they want to fight ISIS and Assad at the same time. Insane.

    Posted in: Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria

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    WilliB

    Ayukawa Datoc:

    " Otaku with no job and permanent address, no family and friends and nothing to do with their life, bored and depressed and suicidal... "

    and you know that how?

    Posted in: Gov't trying to confirm report 9 Japanese have joined Islamic State

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    WilliB

    YuriOtani:

    " As a Catholic do not feel it is right to criticize billions of people for the actions of a few. "

    But nobody critizised "billions of people".

    Posted in: Oklahoma worker beheads colleague after being sacked

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