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    Will Japan go to war with ISIS

    It certainly is looking that way, especially if the latest beheading videos are real.

    Japanese government official Yoshihide Suga condemned the latest video as "outrageous and unacceptable".
    BBC News - Japan checking IS 'hostage death' video

    Are beheadings enough to go to war? It seems like in the past we have gone to war over much, much less. I guess it's harder because ISIS isn't technically a country...yet.
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    Re: Will Japan go to war with ISIS

    At least one person on DP suggested the initial pictures showing the two Japanese men were faked.

    No I don't think Japan will go to war when the beheading video of these two men are shown to be real (which I fully expect). I think they may join into the coalition with the US, which would be a good political move but won't really do much else. We now see Yemen's government falling, Iraq and Syria in turmoil, Saudi Arabia going through a power shift - and ISIS and other terrorist organizations vowing to pull the Saudi royal family down, and Iran having tons more influence in all these areas than they did just 2 years ago. I don't think Japan going it alone, nor joining the joke of a coalition Obama has put together will do anything.
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    Re: Will Japan go to war with ISIS

    Yeah, it's really a damn shame that the members of ISIS aren't all concentrated into one location. It would make things much simpler.
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    Re: Will Japan go to war with ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    Will Japan go to war with ISIS

    It certainly is looking that way, especially if the latest beheading videos are real.

    BBC News - Japan checking IS 'hostage death' video

    Are beheadings enough to go to war? It seems like in the past we have gone to war over much, much less. I guess it's harder because ISIS isn't technically a country...yet.
    It is certain that our own USA is pressuring Japan to war against ISIL and hopefully Japan will resist that pressure.

    The idea that beheading is something terrible seems so ridiculous to me.

    Our USA invades Muslim Countries based on our lies and we kill millions of people and displace millions of innocent citizens so what - is our kind of mass murder superior to a few people getting their heads cut off? I say not.

    Is our Drone bombs which blow up the people including the killing of bystanders some how a superior form of execution? certainly it is NOT.

    Cutting off a person's head is fairly quick and it is done, so are they expected to use a lethal injection instead?

    And surely there is no doubt that the USA pressured Japan to NOT pay the ransom money so their blood is on our hands too.
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    Re: Will Japan go to war with ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    It certainly is looking that way, especially if the latest beheading videos are real.

    Are beheadings enough to go to war? It seems like in the past we have gone to war over much, much less. I guess it's harder because ISIS isn't technically a country...yet.
    Not for Japan, I doubt that Japan has the population support for, political desire for, or economic ability to support going to war with ISIS. Take part in a coalition though, that could be another matter.
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    Re: Will Japan go to war with ISIS

    In an alternate parallel universe maybe.

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    Re: Will Japan go to war with ISIS

    Doubt it.

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    Re: Will Japan go to war with ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Not for Japan, I doubt that Japan has the population support for, political desire for, or economic ability to support going to war with ISIS. Take part in a coalition though, that could be another matter.
    Japan has a sizable, competent and well equipped Defense Force partially due to perceived Chinese aggression.

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    Re: Will Japan go to war with ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    It certainly is looking that way, especially if the latest beheading videos are real.



    BBC News - Japan checking IS 'hostage death' video

    Are beheadings enough to go to war? It seems like in the past we have gone to war over much, much less. I guess it's harder because ISIS isn't technically a country...yet.

    One or two killings? Not really. But a good beheading brings the argument across to the public better than explanations. That is probably the same in Japan as in Europe. It is the main reason the Germans are such free riders. They have not been hit in a long time. The terrorists lived there and made the attacks elsewhere. It is a little like the Mafia whose operatives are said seek safe haven from Italy in Cologne, Hamburg or so.

    So yes. The beheading might make a difference, though, it is not really in itself enough to go to war about.

    Of course, we are not really talking about war here. We are talking about international crime and mass murder carried out by military means.

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    Re: Will Japan go to war with ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Japan has a sizable, competent and well equipped Defense Force partially due to perceived Chinese aggression.
    That does not mean they are ready to jump into conflict with ISIS, I'd be surprised if they tried no matter how much you want to argue about Japan's military ability.
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