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    From the article:

    "In his address to the parliamentary sitting attended by Mr Abe, Mr Abbott cited the bravery of Japanese submariners killed in the 1942 raid on Sydney harbour."

    Abbott talked in a very specific context here, but Xinhua expanded the context to include loot, rape, torture and kill.

    "He probably wasn't aware that the Japanese troops possessed other 'skills', skills to loot, to rape, to torture and to kill. All these had been committed under the name of honour almost 70 years ago," Xinhua said in a commentary on its website."

    Expanding context from specific into generic (and sometimes vice versa) can stir things up, in a bad way.

    I suggest we move on.

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    Maybe this stupid Abbott would also like to praise the samurai skills of the Japanese soldiers. It is a betrayal of the ANZAC spirit and the soldiers who sacrificed their lives so that fools like Abbott can enjoy the freedom to say such stupid things to suck up to the Japanese.

    What would Sergeant Leonard G. Siffleet have said to this?


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    Words will not be necessary nor will they be adequate. This photo is a powerful & everlasting testimony of Japanese brutality during WW2. This is not an isolated case. These brutal acts were perpetuated throughout Asia, in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea etc. Fortunately, the atomic bombs brought a quick end to the war else I cannot imagine living under the Japanese empire & bowing to their emperor.

    Abbott should pay a visit to those Australians who were interned at Changi & now buried at Kranji before spouting the rubbish. Why does he feel the need to express admiration of Japan's wartime "skills & sense of honour"? Perhaps he was enamoured of banzai charge, kamikaze attacks & seppuku. It was fortunate Australia was far away & escaped having been conquered by & suffered under the Japanese army then. Else he would never dare say such a thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentSeth View Post
    From the article:

    "In his address to the parliamentary sitting attended by Mr Abe, Mr Abbott cited the bravery of Japanese submariners killed in the 1942 raid on Sydney harbour."

    Abbott talked in a very specific context here, but Xinhua expanded the context to include loot, rape, torture and kill.

    "He probably wasn't aware that the Japanese troops possessed other 'skills', skills to loot, to rape, to torture and to kill. All these had been committed under the name of honour almost 70 years ago," Xinhua said in a commentary on its website."

    Expanding context from specific into generic (and sometimes vice versa) can stir things up, in a bad way.

    I suggest we move on.
    i was about to reply the exact same thing you posted. thumbs-up!

    China is just trying to throw focus off their territorial disputes and its own aggression with its neighbors.

    having the skills and killing others are two separate matters.

    oh and BTW, in case you didn't know, the cameras that most of you use and praise are from Japanese companies.

    please stop using them. they originated from the country that produced (in history) soldiers and men that had "skills to loot, to rape, to torture and to kill".

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    Enough of what Abbott had to say............. What about Costello?
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    I wonder why Japan is still waiting? Australia has invited them to invade them with open arms. Of course this only applies the % of Australians that vote for this hero PM. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    I wonder why Japan is still waiting? Australia has invited them to invade them with open arms. Of course this only applies the % of Australians that vote for this hero PM. Haha
    well said well said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    I wonder why Japan is still waiting? Australia has invited them to invade them with open arms. Of course this only applies the % of Australians that vote for this hero PM. Haha
    If I am an Australian, I would feel more threaten by the large influx of Chinese tourists and immigrants, an actual invasion that is already taking place. Worry about Japanese? Their number are too insignificant and you hardly ever hear of any Japanese misbehaving in foreign countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crusher View Post
    If I am an Australian, I would feel more threaten by the large influx of Chinese tourists and immigrants, an actual invasion that is already taking place. Worry about Japanese? Their number are too insignificant and you hardly ever hear of any Japanese misbehaving in foreign countries.
    Well, not only tourists. China could be SG's (almost) next door neighbor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crusher View Post
    If I am an Australian, I would feel more threaten by the large influx of Chinese tourists and immigrants, an actual invasion that is already taking place. Worry about Japanese? Their number are too insignificant and you hardly ever hear of any Japanese misbehaving in foreign countries.
    I am quite sure not many Australians will agree with you bro. It is not about China but praising those that attack you and killing your citizens. If the Japanese attackers are brave, then those Australian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for their country are what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post

    I am quite sure not many Australians will agree with you bro. It is not about China but praising those that attack you and killing your citizens. If the Japanese attackers are brave, then those Australian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for their country are what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    I wonder why Japan is still waiting? Australia has invited them to invade them with open arms. Of course this only applies the % of Australians that vote for this hero PM. Haha
    The invitation dinner for invasion:



    Just remember that Tony Abbott won the leadership of his party by only 1 vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Just remember that Tony Abbott won the leadership of his party by only 1 vote.
    Who was that fellow? Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    Who was that fellow? Haha
    I'm sure he is not Shinzo Abe.

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    What a bigot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    What a bigot.
    Tony Abbot has a colourful histry. He was once trained to be a priest and made a girl pregnant in his younger days. All have suitably prepared him for the highest office (fortunately for us not in Singapore).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    I wonder why Japan is still waiting? Australia has invited them to invade them with open arms. Of course this only applies the % of Australians that vote for this hero PM. Haha
    The same can be said of the relationship between Singapore and the PRC ......... We were literally forced to surrender a $30 billion project to those bastar*s and we now still have our garmen licking their ballz big time. Makes me wanna puke everytime I see our garmen sucking up to them. I guess Diplomacy is one term I will never understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post
    Well, not only tourists. China could be SG's (almost) next door neighbor.

    [IMG]www.china-briefing.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/South-China-Sea-map.jpg[/IMG]


    ---- dafuq with the img tag?
    China wants to be everybody's neighbor ........... we won't be surprised you wake tomorrow with a PRC next to you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by s1221ljc View Post
    Words will not be necessary nor will they be adequate. This photo is a powerful & everlasting testimony of Japanese brutality during WW2. This is not an isolated case. These brutal acts were perpetuated throughout Asia, in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea etc. Fortunately, the atomic bombs brought a quick end to the war else I cannot imagine living under the Japanese empire & bowing to their emperor.

    Abbott should pay a visit to those Australians who were interned at Changi & now buried at Kranji before spouting the rubbish. Why does he feel the need to express admiration of Japan's wartime "skills & sense of honour"? Perhaps he was enamoured of banzai charge, kamikaze attacks & seppuku. It was fortunate Australia was far away & escaped having been conquered by & suffered under the Japanese army then. Else he would never dare say such a thing.
    Actually, the atomic bombs ending the war was a myth. A potential Soviet invasion frightened the Japanese more after the Japanese were completely stomped by the Red Army in Manchuria. Japanese causalties were 10 times that of the Red Army's. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_...n_of_Manchuria
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