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Surprise Obama Afghan Visit: To Recover Centrifugal Force for Failing Administration (Japan)
Yomiuri Shimbun daily newspapers (original in Japanese) via Yahoo!Japan ^ | 30 March 2010 | AmericanInTokyo

Posted on 03/29/2010 7:13:52 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo

Edited on 03/29/2010 11:05:39 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

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TITLE: "Surprise Obama Afghan Visit: To Recover Centrifugal Force for Failing Administration" (My Translation)

"アフガン電撃訪問、米政権求心力回復狙う "

By Yomiuri Reporter Etsunari Kurose, stationed in Washinton DC for this major Japanese newspaper)

Upshot: (exerpts from my summary English translation w/ content interpretation)

--Obama-san has gone off to Afghanistan suddenly, on the 28th, but the main reason for this is to tactically shift quickly from his sinking fate as a result of the recent Healthcare Vote in the US Congress, which has brought out serious worries in his internal camp regarding his political viability.

--It is the first trip he has made to Afghanistan after being sworn in.

--It is an effort by Mr. Obama to suddenly shift the focus and issues to Foreign Affairs and away from Domestic U.S. Affairs. due to the aftermath of the recent unpopular House vote in favor of the new Healthcare Plan." ....(snip).

Article goes on for several more paragraphs.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghan; afghanistan; bho44; distraction; healthcare; japan; obama; obamacare; socialisthealthcare; usingthetroopsagain; yomiuri
Primarily hard-punching is the the lead-in to this Japanese article.

Yomiuri Shimbun is a major Japaneese centrist daily newspaper with circulation into the millions.

Story appearing in print editions and online.

Provide reference to FREE REPUBLIC and FR poster AMERICANINTOKYO for the above translation and analysis if copied and used. Link is to original Japanese language article appearing today.

1 posted on 03/29/2010 7:13:52 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: DTogo; SevenofNine; TigerLikesRooster

Ping!


2 posted on 03/29/2010 7:15:19 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (I urge ASAP historic study of peaceful civil disobedience tactics, i.e.1980s Soviet bloc Liberation.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I think Rush went to Afghanistan....18 hours out, 15 hours back....Wouldn’t that be just like him to top Bambi?


3 posted on 03/29/2010 7:16:27 PM PDT by blu (Graffiti the world, I've seen the writing on the wall...)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

FYI - folks - “it ain’t” working out in Florida.

Alex Sink the Dem woman running for gov is tanking after Obama Care and so is Bill Nelson - big time.

They just did a poll and Jeb Bussh would beat Nelson handily and even loathed Charlie Crist could beat Nelson in 2012.


4 posted on 03/29/2010 7:21:36 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: blu
The Japanese are seeing more and more each day what a phony this guy is, in addition to how much trouble he is in, and most importantly, how he is WAY out of his league and in over his head.

Good for us as Patriots, but bad for us as Americans. It will be a long 2 years, 10 months I can tell you that.

5 posted on 03/29/2010 7:21:44 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (I urge ASAP historic study of peaceful civil disobedience tactics, i.e.1980s Soviet bloc Liberation.)
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To: Frantzie

I’ll buy that.


6 posted on 03/29/2010 7:22:50 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (I urge ASAP historic study of peaceful civil disobedience tactics, i.e.1980s Soviet bloc Liberation.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Thank you for your post. Interesting and true journalism in Japan on this visit of President Obama’s visit to soldiers in Afghanistan.


7 posted on 03/29/2010 7:24:14 PM PDT by mojo114 (Forward to November.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I think the recent poll on ObamCare in FL found that only 34% of the people support it or only 34% support Bill Nelson who voted yes for it.


8 posted on 03/29/2010 7:24:44 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: AmericanInTokyo

EXCELLENT!! OBOZO is a Pathetic Looser in the Asian World!
He has “LOST HIS ENTIRE FACE!” in Asian Eyes! THat is the Ultimate Humiliation in their Culture! Hi is a Disgrace in their Eyes! and that can NEVER be Healed Once it has Happened.........:-)


9 posted on 03/29/2010 7:25:05 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Thanks AmericanInTokyo.


10 posted on 03/29/2010 7:25:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Thanks for the info AIT!


11 posted on 03/29/2010 7:25:55 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

As always, keep up the great work. Much appreciated!


12 posted on 03/29/2010 7:28:05 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The Japanese get it!

The Healthcare Plan is wildly unpopular and many Dem Congressmen are fighting for their survival.

Here in PA, Chris Carney (D) has started running very expensive TV ads to justify his YES vote. These ads are being sponsored by Big Labor (AFSCME) and Catholics for Choice. The usual suspects.

I never saw an incumbent in this area run such expensive ads, day in and day out, for just the Primary.

They are all running scared, the little bastards, as well as the Bastard-in-Chief.


13 posted on 03/29/2010 7:50:48 PM PDT by Palladin (Regroup, Resist, Reload, Repeat!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

(From Asian Times)....and now we know why he went to Aphganistan having not visited since taking office...

“Karzai’s China-Iran dalliance riles Obama
Concern that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is steadily disengaging Afghanistan from the grip of the United States and seeking friendships with China and Iran..... prompted President Barack Obama’s flying visit to Kabul on Sunday...... What alarms Washington most is that China’s position on Afghan national reconciliation fits Karzai’s political agenda and also accords with Iran’s interests”

Couple this with Russia and China snuggling up over their desire to weaken the USA....no wonder Bo got off his arse and went there. If Cina and Russia continue as they have, and I suspect they will, there is no reason not to believe their friendly duo could trump the USA...they are moving pretty swiftly now.


14 posted on 03/29/2010 8:38:22 PM PDT by caww
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To: AmericanInTokyo

(From Asian Times)....and now we know why he went to Aphganistan having not visited since taking office...

“Karzai’s China-Iran dalliance riles Obama
Concern that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is steadily disengaging Afghanistan from the grip of the United States and seeking friendships with China and Iran..... prompted President Barack Obama’s flying visit to Kabul on Sunday...... What alarms Washington most is that China’s position on Afghan national reconciliation fits Karzai’s political agenda and also accords with Iran’s interests”

Couple this with Russia and China snuggling up over their desire to weaken the USA....no wonder Bo got off his arse and went there. If Cina and Russia continue as they have, and I suspect they will, there is no reason not to believe their friendly duo could trump the USA...they are moving pretty swiftly now.


15 posted on 03/29/2010 8:42:43 PM PDT by caww
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Spellcheck is our friend.

The word I believe was intended to have been:

centrifugal.

A.A.C.


16 posted on 03/29/2010 8:52:30 PM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
...main reason for this is to tactically shift quickly from his sinking fate as a result of the recent Healthcare Vote in the US Congress, which has brought out serious worries in his internal camp regarding his political viability...Thank goodness we've finally found an alert, intelligent, perceptive journalist to tell it the way it is - too bad we had to go to Japan to find him......
17 posted on 03/29/2010 9:20:16 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: AmericanArchConservative

Good point.


18 posted on 03/29/2010 10:53:06 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (I urge ASAP historic study of peaceful civil disobedience tactics, i.e.1980s Soviet bloc Liberation.)
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To: Intolerant in NJ

“Etsunari” is not a very common Japanese first name, and it could be a “she” perhaps. But yes, good point.


19 posted on 03/29/2010 10:56:38 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (I urge ASAP historic study of peaceful civil disobedience tactics, i.e.1980s Soviet bloc Liberation.)
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Thanks again for your comment.


20 posted on 03/30/2010 4:01:28 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (I urge ASAP historic study of peaceful civil disobedience tactics, i.e.1980s Soviet bloc Liberation.)
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bump


21 posted on 03/30/2010 4:10:57 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

It is despicable how he runs and uses the troops whenever he starts to slip in the polls. He did it in Korea and Anchorage, Alaska, now he is using our frontline troops in Afghanistan for cover in the merciless political pummeling he is getting over Stalinist Health Care For All.


22 posted on 03/30/2010 8:07:19 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The FASCIST knows his window of opportunity is now only 8 months. Watch him like a hawk.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The troops are well aware that he is using them. You can see the disdain and lack of respect in the photos that used to be published before he started staging his appearances with a few hand-picked, sympathetic troops.


23 posted on 03/30/2010 9:36:51 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: AmericanInTokyo

They call him Obama san that funny

I find that weird in weird funny way LOL!


24 posted on 03/30/2010 11:10:03 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Yeah I bet Japanese getting tired of Obama san aka Emperor San without no clothes LOL!


25 posted on 03/30/2010 11:10:59 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: TheOldLady

I think it come to that soon

I saw Agharn surprise visit troops look polite they don’t like this guy


26 posted on 03/30/2010 2:19:03 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: AmericanInTokyo
“Etsunari” is not a very common Japanese first name, and it could be a “she” perhaps...yes, I had the same thought while writing the post - probably should have added "or her" - but my innate resistance to anything appearing blatantly PC won out.....
27 posted on 03/30/2010 7:34:50 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Probably for certain now, “Etsunari” is male. Of course “Etsuko” (outside of Shinjuku Ni-chome) would be a female.


28 posted on 03/30/2010 7:37:03 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The FASCIST knows his window of opportunity is now only 8 months. Watch him like a hawk.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; Jim Robinson; All; TigerLikesRooster
Thanks Jim.

Bloggers and international news consolidators (in the conservativesphere) who are picking up this Yomiuri story processed into English, are apparanly knocking off the re-packaging of it as their own work and research, and giving credit where credit is due, i.e. to Free Republic (and some of our enterprising citizen journalists/translators). ;-)

29 posted on 03/30/2010 7:39:56 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The FASCIST knows his window of opportunity is now only 8 months. Watch him like a hawk.)
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