posted on 07/02/2007 9:48:34 PM PDT
Guess political correctness runs amuck in Japan also.
posted on 07/02/2007 9:50:57 PM PDT
(Never forget Matt Maupin)
At least he didn’t kill himself.
posted on 07/02/2007 9:51:17 PM PDT
by ARE SOLE
(Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment..)
What’s Michael Kinsley’s old line...a politician makes a gaffe when he inadvertently speaks the truth?
posted on 07/02/2007 9:51:22 PM PDT
(...somebody was going to say it...why not me?)
Didn’t Yamamoto pretty much say the same thing right after Pearl Harbor?
posted on 07/02/2007 9:52:26 PM PDT
(The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
Truth is illegal in Japan.
To: james500; TigerLikesRooster; Jet Jaguar; Tamar1973; All
Tiger did you hear about this
posted on 07/02/2007 10:06:32 PM PDT
("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
Considering that Japan was developing an atomic weapon of their own, a nuclear bomb WAS inevitable.
It’s sad when speaking the truth costs you your job.
posted on 07/02/2007 10:16:03 PM PDT
by Don W
("Well Done" is far better to hear than "Well Said". (Samuel Clemens))
posted on 07/02/2007 10:27:13 PM PDT
(quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
I was shocked to learn that Japan had gotten so far as to detonate their own A bomb in a test in North Korea when we dropped two on them...
On the way back to Vietnam a few years ago, we flew over Hiroshima at about 2am local time. Looking down at her lights I said a short prayer for the innocents who had died or lost family there, though still in my realization of how inevitable and necessary it had been.
posted on 07/02/2007 11:04:19 PM PDT
To: james500; maikeru; Dr. Marten; Eric in the Ozarks; Al Gator; snowsislander; sushiman; ...
Gotta keep the war victim/peace daze mentality going...
日本＊ピング＊ (kono risuto ni hairitai ka detai wo shirasete kudasai : let me know if you want on or off this list)
posted on 07/02/2007 11:41:03 PM PDT
(I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
Bluntness is not particularly valued in Japan.
Kyuma using a very blunt "shogunai" was perhaps too much for Japanese sensibilities; however, I am a little surprised about the lady that they have chosen for the next defense minister.
While Koike doesn't seem to be a Tanaka-san (I mean the daughter, not the prime minister), it seems odd to me that she went to the University of Cairo of all places.
Where is the Japanese outrage from all of the radiation clouds from all of the Chinese and Soviet Nuclear bomb testing? I lived in Japan from 1959-1963 and there was one week we couldn't even go outside because of the high amount of radiation coming from one of the Soviet detonations. My father was in the USAF and his unit monitored the radiation and he told me it was dangerously high several times.
The Japanese are hypocrites.
Japan's embattled defense minister resigned Tuesday over his comments
suggesting the 1945 atomic bombings Hiroshima and Nagasaki were
inevitable, news reports said.
Well, as one writer said "Man is an animal that can stand only
so much truth.".
Kudos to the poor fellow for having the courage to commit a
revolutionary act: telling the truth.
posted on 07/03/2007 9:38:39 AM PDT
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