Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Assassinated

Chris Menahan
Jul. 08, 2022

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, 67, was assassinated on video while delivering a stump speech in the southern city of Nara.

Tetsuya Yamagami, a 41-year-old navy veteran, reportedly shot Abe twice using an improvised shotgun at around 11:30AM local time.

Abe was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead hours later.

Abe was a strong nationalist who spoke out against the Zelensky regime's belligerent actions in Ukraine.

From Sputnik:
Shinzo Abe: If Zelensky Refused to Join NATO, Gave Donbass Autonomy, There Would Be No Hostilities

May 29th, 2022

Russia started the special military operation in Ukraine on 24 February, following a request for assistance from the Donbass republics. The latter had been suffering from Ukrainian bombardment over the past eight years as Kiev delayed the implementation of the 2015 Minsk agreements.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has suggested in an interview with The Economist that the Russian special military operation in Ukraine might have been avoided if Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had done some of the things that Moscow have been insisting on for years.

Shinzo Abe specified that Zelensky should have made a promise that Ukraine won't join NATO and should have granted the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR) a high degree of autonomy. The latter was specified in the Minsk agreements, which were signed in 2015 and essentially designed as a roadmap for the reintegration of the DPR and LPR back into Ukraine.

At the same time, the former Japanese prime minister admitted that Zelensky was unlikely to do any of those things.

"I understand this would be hard to do—perhaps an American leader could have done it. But of course [Zelensky] would refuse".

The ex-prime minister stressed that the only thing that remains now, in his opinion, is to support Ukraine and oppose the Russian special operation there. He further suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin "believes in power and is a realist at the same time" and will not be making sacrifices for ideals and ideas only.
Had Zelensky listened to Abe rather than Antony Blinken and Anne Applebaum, the war could have been avoided. Russia declared victory over the Donbass republic just days ago after over four months of devastating combat.

Abe wanted to rearm Japan and said in response to the war in Ukraine that Japan should consider getting nuclear weapons.

The current Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, threw all of Abe's overtures to Russia out the window after the war in Ukraine broke out and put Japan on war footing by embracing the US and EU's anti-Russian sanctions and the freezing of Russian assets.

Whereas Abe's "Abenomics" showed moderate success in working to revive Japan's economy after over a decade of stagflation, Kishida's economics and support of Western sanctions against Russia has imploded Japan's economy and triggered record inflation.

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