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Japan's Ambassador To China Dies As Chinese Police Use Tear Gas,
Zero Hedge ^ | September 16, 2012 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 09/16/2012 5:16:38 PM PDT by combat_boots

... Water Cannon On Anti-Japan Protesters

Yesterday we described that anti-Japan sentiment across China was spreading like wildfire with some even suggesting it is time to declare war on Japan (see picture) in retaliation for the unprecedented shift in Japan's status quo vis-a-vis the Senkaku Islands. Today it has gotten even worse. From Reuters: "Chinese police used pepper spray, tear gas and water cannon to break up an anti-Japan protest in southern China on Sunday as demonstrators took to the streets in scores of cities across the country in a long-running row over a group of disputed islands. The protests erupted in Beijing and many other cities on Saturday, when demonstrators besieged the Japanese embassy, hurling rocks, eggs and bottles and testing police cordons, prompting the Japanese prime minister to call on Beijing to ensure protection of his country's people and property. In the biggest flare-up on Sunday, police fired about 20 rounds of tear gas and used water cannon and pepper spray to repel thousands occupying a street in the southern city of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong. Protesters attacked a Japanese department store, grabbed police shields and knocked off their helmets. One protester was seen with blood on his face. At least one policeman was hit with a flowerpot." And while the populist reaction was widely expected, the most surprising development came from Japan, where the designated ambassador to Beijing mysteriously died several hours ago after collapsing in the street without any obvious cause.

From Reuters:

Japan's ambassador-designate to China, Shinichi Nishimiya, died on Sunday in a Tokyo hospital, the Foreign Ministry said, three days after he was found unconscious on a Tokyo street.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ambassador; china; japan; us; wwiii
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1 posted on 09/16/2012 5:16:45 PM PDT by combat_boots
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To: combat_boots

they killed him didnt they


2 posted on 09/16/2012 5:19:55 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: combat_boots

Sounds to me like the Chinese government needs a distraction from their growing internal problems.


3 posted on 09/16/2012 5:20:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: dalebert

Well.........

At a time when China is talking about ‘needing’ to go to war, it’s a little difficult to say otherwise.


4 posted on 09/16/2012 5:21:16 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Not a good thing I bet. Those two countries don’t exactly have a modern history of love and affection.


5 posted on 09/16/2012 5:21:34 PM PDT by CodeToad (Be Prepared...They Are.)
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To: combat_boots

One of the more misleading headlines I’ve seen.


6 posted on 09/16/2012 5:23:43 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: dalebert

He is said to have died from an “unspecified illness.” Oriental-speak for he was murdered.


7 posted on 09/16/2012 5:24:30 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: CodeToad

It’s Japan’s fault.

There’s an obscure movie shown about some Chinese people suffering and being starved, worked as slaves and outright killed by the government so that Maurice Strong and Andy Stern can live in luxury in a compound in Beijing, next to Communist Party leaders.


8 posted on 09/16/2012 5:25:28 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

As an American taxpayer, I gotta say this looks good for our investment in Buick. Unless the Japanese blow the crap out of the Buick factory in China.


9 posted on 09/16/2012 5:26:35 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Yes! Isn’t it?

It must have been the tear gas, but it was definitely a movie’s fault.


10 posted on 09/16/2012 5:26:44 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

If zerohedge.com uses such disingenuous headlines, I won’t pay them any mind.

Tyler Durden is an a$$hat in my book....no better than MSM.


11 posted on 09/16/2012 5:27:55 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Sounds like the ambassador died in his own country. Not impossible for the Chinese to kill him but unlikely in my opinion.


12 posted on 09/16/2012 5:27:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Ping.

This should be your thread, AIT


13 posted on 09/16/2012 5:28:36 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

China is communist and they don’t allow any demonstrations unless the Chinese government wants a demonstration. Obama is all screwed up in the Middle East.....and the Chinese government rolls out some protesters yammering about a war with Japan. Too much coincidence.


14 posted on 09/16/2012 5:29:56 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: combat_boots

It’s imperative the Japanese filmmaker is found and held accountable for this crime!!!


15 posted on 09/16/2012 5:31:58 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: combat_boots

Not a big fan of China today but not a lot of sympathy for Japan in this situation either. Their behavior in China during the late 30s thru WWII was criminal in a humanitarian regard. They never really atoned for it.


16 posted on 09/16/2012 5:32:07 PM PDT by n230099 ("When no one knows who is armed...everyone is.")
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To: cripplecreek

The ambassador died in Japan AS (i.e, simultaneously with the application of) tear gas was dispensed at riots in China. But, the headline can be read either way, and it’s very easy to interpret the link as causal rather than temporal.


17 posted on 09/16/2012 5:33:36 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: combat_boots

Not a good week for ambassadors....


18 posted on 09/16/2012 5:33:51 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: cripplecreek; combat_boots
Before the Chinese go messing around with Japan, they'd best study their history.

"What this country needs is a short, victorious war to stem the tide of revolution." - Vyacheslav von Plehve, the Russian Minister of the Interior shortly before the outbreak of hostilities with Japan in 1904.

19 posted on 09/16/2012 5:43:00 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: cripplecreek

Improperly prepared Blowfish.


20 posted on 09/16/2012 5:45:13 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Sino-Japanese hostilities.
Russo-??? hostilities

S0meone wants to sow chaos...ur...organizing.

Saddle up.
And bring the rain, Guys.


21 posted on 09/16/2012 5:58:33 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: blueunicorn6

I can’t wait for the big China versus the Muslims war!


22 posted on 09/16/2012 6:05:55 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

“I can’t wait for the big China versus the Muslims war!”

Believe it or not, the chicoms have been having problems with the koranimals in their western provinces for some time now. I think that they might deal with it a bit differently than we do, though.


23 posted on 09/16/2012 6:19:35 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: dalebert

It is very Soviet looking, isn’t it?


24 posted on 09/16/2012 6:35:48 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: Stormdog

Yes they do deal with them differently. They sent in troops to quell the riots, many rioters killed. They then rounded up the leaders, quick trials followed by immediate executions. I’ve not heard much lately about the muzzies in western China acting up.


25 posted on 09/16/2012 6:36:24 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: combat_boots

Look at the state of the world here under the watch of Obama.

There is a big, big, war coming, folks.

Count on it. This is the 1930’s all over again. Damn it, we had to live long enough to see it again. I hoped I wouldn’t ever have to see that type of thing in my own lifetime.

But I do think it is coming. And I wish to God I am wrong.


26 posted on 09/16/2012 6:40:35 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: rlmorel

I agree the sh.t is going to hit the fan soon!


27 posted on 09/16/2012 6:45:56 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: combat_boots

I guess the turd world is in Kill The West mode now.


28 posted on 09/16/2012 6:46:23 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: combat_boots

I posted some pictures in another thread. One guy took his Honda and set it on fire.

One has a sign in front of an Audi dealership that says

“Employees at a dealership hold up a sign that says WE WILL KILL EVERY JAPANESE PERSON EVEN IF IT MEANS DEATHS FOR OUR OWN; EVEN POVERTY WILL NOT DETER US FROM RECLAIMING THE DIAOYU ISLANDS”


29 posted on 09/16/2012 6:47:49 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: combat_boots; Stonewall Jackson

Boy, I re-read that post I just did, and it was a surprise to me to see that in myself, I am usually a glass half-full kind of guy.

But I consider myself fairly well versed in the 1930’s to today, and have spent a lot of time in the last 10 years trying to understand American history leading up to that period.

One of the “drawbacks” of learning history is seeing and understanding how incredibly cyclical history is. The patterns repeat over and over to the point is is nearly impossible to NOT see what is going to happen.

If you have learned any history, that is.

Even still, I think it is far better to see it than not. I think. Part of me wishes I didn’t.


30 posted on 09/16/2012 6:51:09 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: rlmorel

“Look at the state of the world here under the watch of Obama.

There is a big, big, war coming, folks.”

I agree.

You can’t find the video now, but at one point, 0bama spoke to some reporter saying, “All change comes from me.”

He has MEANT to sow as much discord and revolution and disaster as he possibly can. The man, Jarrett, Axelrod, Pelosi, Reid....the lot of them...and Ayres, Dohrn, Jones....

...like to watch the world burn. They LIKE it.


31 posted on 09/16/2012 6:54:02 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Images of the demonstrations.

http://imgur.com/a/Y7oIp


32 posted on 09/16/2012 6:54:33 PM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: combat_boots

What a predicament for Obama ... stick with our ally, or go with the one that basically owns our country’s finances right now?


33 posted on 09/16/2012 6:57:48 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: combat_boots

ruh roh . . .

34 posted on 09/16/2012 7:02:12 PM PDT by tomkat (this Nation needs a testosterone injection STAT !)
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To: rlmorel
I think you are right!

Though I wasn't around in the 1930s, it certainly fits the template.

35 posted on 09/16/2012 7:10:57 PM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: combat_boots

Those people you listed, particularly Axelrod, Ayres, Dohrn and Jones, are the true believers of that group. They believe that it is all about power, not ideology. I cannot think of Ayers and Dohrn without seeing Orwell’s O’Brien, sans the veneers of charm, civilization and intelligence that Orwell took pains to characterize.

Pelosi, Reid and the others are just useful-idiot kool-aid drinkers. Tools.

I almost feel sympathy for them. Almost

When the Pelosi and Reid types are dragged away by the Ayers and Dohrn types, they will be baffled and will cry out “Me? Why me? I’m one of you! We believe in the same things! Why are you taking me?”

They simply won’t see it coming.


36 posted on 09/16/2012 7:16:24 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: Reily

Again, I wish and hope I am wrong. I hope I am being alarmist.

But there is a line from Winston Churchill’s famous “Finest Hour” speech that I feel we have come to, an “...abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science...”

I just feel in my gut that we avoided it with the Axis powers in the 1940’s, only to end up at this point. The Prime Minister really summarized it right there.


37 posted on 09/16/2012 7:24:15 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: combat_boots; maikeru; Dr. Marten; Eric in the Ozarks; Al Gator; snowsislander; sushiman; ...
Stepped out of his Tokyo residence on the 13th and keeled over according to local news.

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)

38 posted on 09/16/2012 8:14:59 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

War is coming—not a police action but a real war we could lose. I fear our enemies are going to co-ordinate an attack on US interests all on the same week—if not the same day. It will start when Israel hits Iran—then Egypt will hit Israel, Iran hit gulf states and US fleet, China will move—in 48 hours all will change and a great many Americans will be dead. This time the war will come home to us. Cyberwar will take down internet, power will be hit, Terror attacks like Mumbai. Lets hope I am wrong.


39 posted on 09/17/2012 12:57:52 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: n230099
Not a big fan of China today but not a lot of sympathy for Japan in this situation either. Their behavior in China during the late 30s thru WWII was criminal in a humanitarian regard. They never really atoned for it.

Japan does have an unfortunately history in China but hasn't the present Chinese government slaughtered more Chinese than the Japanese did 75 years ago?

40 posted on 09/17/2012 2:43:11 AM PDT by fso301
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