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2013-01-07 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Bored Japanese gets kicks from Syria war tourism
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Posted by Beavis 2013-01-07 13:04|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [1254 views ]  Top

#1 hauling tanker loads of gasoline, water or even chocolate.
0_o
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-07 16:04||   2013-01-07 16:04|| Front Page Top

#2 "Most people think I'm Chinese, and they greet me in Chinese,"

An interesting little tidbit. I would expect Russian to be more common as a 2nd language in Syria. But then we're talking the Free Syrian Army here. Maybe they have a different set of patrons.
Posted by SteveS 2013-01-07 16:05||   2013-01-07 16:05|| Front Page Top

#3 He won't last long.(Bugle plays Taps)
Sayonara.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-01-07 17:13||   2013-01-07 17:13|| Front Page Top

#4 Darwin in action.
Posted by Barbara 2013-01-07 18:51||   2013-01-07 18:51|| Front Page Top

#5 I suspect Assad has given orders to not shoot at any Chinese-looking individuals, given the aid he's presumably getting from China, and the rebels won't do anything against someone Chinese-looking because they'd prefer to avoid having the Chinese government increase aid to Assad. I just had a peek at the Chinese GDP. It is now larger than all of the Muslim countries put together. ($7.2b vs $6.1b).
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-01-07 18:53||   2013-01-07 18:53|| Front Page Top

#6 The fact that this guy is running around without getting shot tells me that a lot of the civilian casualties are collateral damage from being used as human shields by the rebels. And if this guy consents to being used as a human shield, he will end up a statistic.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-01-07 18:56||   2013-01-07 18:56|| Front Page Top

#7 He doesn't sound like a happy guy. Look's like an extreme version of "suicide by cop".
Posted by tu3031 2013-01-07 19:15||   2013-01-07 19:15|| Front Page Top

#8 May he find what he is looking for.
Posted by Secret Asian Man 2013-01-07 19:39||   2013-01-07 19:39|| Front Page Top

#9 Mr. "Half-Samurai, Half-Kamikaze" may have to return home soon iff Nippon finds itself involved in major shooting war agz China come April-June 2013 over the disputed Senkakus. IFF HE WANTS TO BE, STAY A HAPPY "WAR TOURIST" IN SYRIA + LATER IN AFGHANISTAN, HE SHOULD KEEP HIS HIS FINGERS CROSSED THAT SOME KIND OF PEACEFUL COMPROMISE CAN BE REACHED SOON.

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Latest on China-vs-Japan [USA?] vee Net ...

* TOPIX > [Daily Star.LB] TOKYO CANNOT YIELD TO THE CONFLUENCE OF BEIJING IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA.

Or in the East China Sea either.

* WAFF > JAPAN SENDS FIGHTER JETS AFTER SECOND EVER CHINESE INVASION OF ITS AIRSPACE.

* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > JAPAN PM SHINZO ABE SINGS [WW2 = Imperialist/Militarist] NATIONAL ANTHEM AS STEP TO "TAKE BACK JAPAN".

* SAME > MYANMAR'S TIES TO INDIA, JAPAN, + WESTERN NATIONS CONCERN CHINA.

"Mahanist" Rising China + competition for East Indian Ocean warm-water ports.

Taiwan, Hainan, + Myanmar = China + PLAN's rough mil equivalent of Pearl Harbor, Bremerton/
Bangor, + [future] Norfolk???

* SAME > NEW US LAW [Obama-signed NDAA 2013] SEEKS ANSWERS TO [secretive]CHINESE NUKE TUNNELS, i.e. the so-called "Underground Great Wall" of far, deep Tunnels + Complexes where China + PLA allegedly stores much of the country's nuclear LRBMS + Warheads.

Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-07 23:37||   2013-01-07 23:37|| Front Page Top

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