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What will Japan doing to do with their hostage crisis? ifr

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  1. jimmyboy

    jimmyboy IncGamers Member

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    What will Japan doing to do with their hostage crisis?

    As news break, two to three Japanese journalist have been abducted and threatened to be burned alive if Japan refuses to pull out its troops within 3 days. One is a woman and the other (or two) are men.

    Even though I am liberal most of the time, if I was the JP prime minister, I'd tell them that if my people aren't released in three days, I be adding two full combat divisions to the 533 Japanese noncombants to help the U.S. with their cause.

    What would you do if you were the JP prime minister?
     
  2. Technetium

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    Threaten to carpet nuke the entire Middle East, with secret reassurances to the leaders of the rest of the Middle East that it's a bluff.
     
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    Put my best snipers on the job.
     
  4. Johnny

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    If I was the japs prime minister I wouldnt have sent the troops there in the first place so its hard to think of what to do in this situation.

    But I think droping a bomb on them killing both the terrorists and the hostages would stop them from taking japs hostages again since they would clearly see that it is useless.

    So taht would probably be what I would do.
     
  5. eddy

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    I agree fullheartdly. As much as the guilt would pain me from this, if terrorirists realize their actions cannot allow them to sway others in the direction they wish, terrorism disappears.
     
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    I want to see them mount a rescue mission. If they're not good enough on their own, admit it and ask for help. Then go blow the terrorists to hell
     
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    I remove the troops within the 3 days;i wait for their release until they are indeed released or until they are killed;then i send the troops back in Iraq and i bring all the japanese civilians back home
     
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    PublicEnemy, there is a money issue with that.

    If I was the Japan Prime Minister I would send in their robots.. Japan rocks.
    But seriously, I think the sacrifice, although unmoral, is worth it to show
    the terrorists that they have no effect on this coalition.

    Lucky
     
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    I agree that would be a good solution, I would try snipers and tactical assault team firts and if that failed bomb the monkeys.
     
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    Japan is very wealthy,money wouldn't be an issue, and there are very few troops involved in Iraq
     
  11. Akira

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    While that may be true, do you know the current state of the Japanese economy?
     
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    Nothing, Japan is weak militarily after world war 2, and most of their people are so anti-war just like the Germans and the French.
     
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    This is really bad news. I feel bad for those reporters.

    It's also bad for Koizumi. He's in a lot of hot water at home for being involved in Iraq at all. A lot of Japanese feel this is a violation of the pacifist clause of the Japanese constitution and the only reason Koizumi could get this bird to fly at all is because Japanese troops will be playing a strictly support role and will not be involved in direct combat at all.

    The other Asian nations have also been complaining bitterly about Japan's involvement in Iraq because even the most remote suggestion of Japan's military doing anything outside of Japan sends them into paroxysms of fear and rage and everyone starts telling each other stories of WWII atrocities.

    In other words, Koizumi has been taking heat from all quarters over Iraq as it is, and this business with the journalists can only make his life even more miserable. It also means that there will be no military response from Japan over this. None of the Japanese troops over there are carrying so much as a pistol, and if any Japanese troops over there carry so much as a pistol, the Japanese people will freak out, the other Asian nations will freak out, and he will be in violation of the Japanese constitution. Whatever he does, it will not involve military action by Japan.

    Hmmm, this might be a good time to start monitoring the major Japanese newspapers.
     
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    Get the body bags ready for the hostages.
     
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    Likely, the Japanese will either request help from US British or Aus Special Forces, or the hostage takers will release them in the next few days.

    Whatever, I doubt that this will reduce Japanese presence in Iraq, and may in fact galvanise popular support in Japan for troop re-inforcement.

    Durf, PLF, any news on opinion over there?
     
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    Your assumptions are likely wrong.
     
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    What assumptions am I making? I just mentioned it as a possibility. :scratch:

    Tetchy aren't we today.
     
  19. Underseer

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    OK. "Assumption" was the wrong word to use.

    It is highly unlikely that this will increase (or to be more accurate create) Japanese support for their involvement in Iraq.

    (Edit: Not touchy. Just saying your suggestion or whatever was incorrect.)
     
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    Thank you.

    And as I said, I would be more interested in Durfs and PLF's opinions as to the feeling in Japan at the moment to base firm conclusions. I am not a student of the Japanese national psyche, nor the potential bias of national news media.
     

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