The home-made gun used to assassinate the prime minister of Japan

Also interesting in the context of gun control:

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Chinese nationalists are celebrating:

After all, the integration of Taiwan into China is a part of their 5-year plan (2021-2025), and distracted Japan / EU / USA does help:

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Sad. I used to live in Japan. The same part of Tokyo (Shibuya) where Abe lived, in fact.

We are in frightening and unpredictable times.

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Since Japan has been such a peaceful and orderly society for so long, it’s easy to forget that in the run-up to World War II political assassinations were common in the country and played a part in the rise of militarists to power. In 1923, 1925, and 1932 there were three separate attempts to assassinate Hirohito while he was Prince regent or Emperor, and in the May 15 Incident of 1932 Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi was assassinated by 11 young naval officers as part of a coup d’état attempt by elements of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The assassins received wide popular support and were given light punishments, which has been seen as contributing to the rise of militarism in pre-war Japan. In 1936, in the February 26 Incident, a group of young Imperial Japanese Army officers mounted another coup attempt and assassinated two former prime ministers but failed to kill the current prime minister.

Interestingly, the assassin this time was a former navy (“maritime self-defense force”) member.

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Here are obituaries of three leaders from U.S. National Public Radio:

Yasser Arafat

Fidel Castro

Shinzo Abe

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https://www.npr.org/2013/03/07/173751121/thousands-of-mourners-pay-last-respects-to-chavez-in-venezuela

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2013/03/06/173646204/remembering-hugo-chavez?ft=1&f=1001&sc=tw&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

https://www.npr.org/2000/06/12/1075297/syria-after-assad

https://www.npr.org/2013/04/08/130684167/u-k-s-iron-lady-prime-minister-thatcher-dies

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Interesting photo capturing the moment the security guy reaches out for the assassin. Notice the awkward position of his holster and the loose bracelet on his watch on his dominant hand. My take is those are clues pointing to a slow response in the event of an incident.

Video footage of the shooting shows the attacker leaning forward with both arms up pointing the homemade gun with a security guy in the background that looks totally surprised.

Interestingly, the homemade weapon did not seem sturdy at all, pictures of it after the attack seem to show the grip broke off the board with the barrels.

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“Arch-conservative.” Sounds like a Bond villain.

It’s long past the time to defund NPR.

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Same NPR that blamed the attempted 1991 coup against Gorbachev on “conservative Communists”. Those conservatives – they get everywhere!

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ChiCom vermin are celebrating Abe’s assassination.

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Trump may be attending Abe’s funeral.

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Brandon Herrera did a re-creation of the home-made gun here: Testing the Pipe Gun That Killed the Japanese Prime Minister - Brandon Herrera Reupload - YouTube

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This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines

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It is still available on Rumble and BitChute.

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