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Offlinewingnutx
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Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq
    #1748138 - 07/25/03 02:38 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

TOKYO - Japanese lawmakers voted to send Japanese forces to Iraq (news - web sites) to help with reconstruction, despite delaying tactics by the opposition that deteriorated into a wild shoving match.

The passage of the bill was a victory for Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, who campaigned hard to send peacekeeping troops overseas as he seeks to raise Japan's profile on the world stage.

He also aims to distance his administration from the "checkbook diplomacy" for which the world's second-richest nation was criticized during the 1991 Gulf War (news - web sites).

Opposition parties criticized the legislation, saying such peacekeeping missions could violate Japan's pacifist constitution and put its troops in the line of enemy fire.

The legislation had already passed an upper house committee with support from Koizumi's three-party coalition, which controls a majority in both chambers of Parliament.

During the committee meeting, outraged opposition legislators shouted and tried to push their way through a ring of ruling party lawmakers to get at the committee chairman, who had cut short the debate. The chairman called a vote amid the grappling and tackling.

The opposition had tried to stall passage of the legislation for days, submitting one censure motion after another against Koizumi, his Cabinet ministers and other ruling party officials in Parliament with long filibuster-style speeches and slow-motion voting.

Koizumi's ruling party had vowed Friday to convene Parliament over the weekend if necessary to ensure the peacekeeping bill was passed before the current legislative session ends next Monday.

The peacekeeping bill allows Japanese ground troops to provide non-combat support for U.S.-led forces in Iraq. It also gives the government power to send forces to trouble spots around the world to offer medical assistance, repatriate refugees, reconstruct buildings and roads and give administrative advice ? even on missions that have yet to receive the United Nations (news - web sites) backing.

Military planners are reportedly considering sending a contingent of up to 1,000 combat engineers and other troops for transport and construction duties in Iraq.

Small Japanese military contingents have participated in several U.N. peacekeeping operations since 1992, most recently in East Timor (news - web sites).

The United States and close ally Britain are having mixed success in recruiting help in Iraq. France, Germany and India have declined to take part. There are currently about 147,000 U.S. troops and 13,000 troops from other countries in Iraq.

U.S. officials have expressed hope that Pakistan and Turkey will also join.


http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=516&e=1&u=/ap/20030725/ap_on_re_as/japan_politics_11


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: wingnutx]
    #1748162 - 07/25/03 02:42 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: wingnutx]
    #1748164 - 07/25/03 02:43 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Funny how now that the worst is over so many want in.


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1748183 - 07/25/03 02:46 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

China is going to shit their collective pants over this one.



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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1748197 - 07/25/03 02:49 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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luvdemshrooms said:
Funny how now that the worst is over so many want in.




Not when theres money involved.


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: Azmodeus]
    #1748203 - 07/25/03 02:51 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

To be fair, Japan cannot send combat troops anywhere. It's in their constitution. After what they did to all their neighbors it's probably a good idea.

Iraq is now goign to be full of vending machines that dispense coffee, sake, and panties.


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: wingnutx]
    #1748211 - 07/25/03 02:53 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

They had better be used school girls...and im not talking coffee! :shocked:


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: wingnutx]
    #1748216 - 07/25/03 02:53 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

We need MORE sake vending machines


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1748242 - 07/25/03 03:04 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Japans troops aint goin no where.. 90 percent of the population is opposed to you being there.. But then again it didn't stop Spain..


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: Bhairabas]
    #1748419 - 07/25/03 03:52 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

yeah, but i think japan is better off than spain, so the spanish are just protecting themselves from being labelled part of the axis of evil....or mabye it was teh axis of eviler,...


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: Azmodeus]
    #1748424 - 07/25/03 03:54 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

japans constitution is going to be re-written sometime soon, the government wants to change their "defense force" into a "just-in case/pre-emptive force"


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1748430 - 07/25/03 03:56 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

That's come up a few times, and every time all their neighbors went ballistic. Most of Asia is still scared to death of them.


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: wingnutx]
    #1748440 - 07/25/03 03:58 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

ive seen secret tapes of their new army....it is VERY insane, I have a friend who designed their new missiles for mitsubishi.....

all i can say is...if those dudes get into some action, bad shit is gonna go down.


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1748448 - 07/25/03 04:00 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

They've never given up having a large, well trained army. They just kept it at home for a change. If Japan really wants to kick somebody's ass then they'll do it.

Korea, too. Those guys are hard core. Just take a look at their performance in Vietnam. They haven't gotten any softer since then.


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1748481 - 07/25/03 04:11 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

luvdemshrooms said:
Funny how now that the worst is over so many want in.


They are only going in to help clean up the mess that the U.S. created and now can't handle by itself....


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: Rono]
    #1748782 - 07/25/03 05:58 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

That would be one interpretation.

Mine is they just want whatever scraps they can grab.


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1750171 - 07/26/03 05:22 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

maybe its a little of both?


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1750631 - 07/26/03 01:59 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Shutup, libbie!  Nothing is black-and-white to you damn liberals!  You always have to see them in some sort of gray area... :wink:


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: silversoul7]
    #1750710 - 07/26/03 02:42 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I haven't witnessed that much on this board.


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Re: Japan Votes to Send Troops to Iraq [Re: Bhairabas]
    #1753331 - 07/27/03 05:07 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Bhairabas said:
Japans troops aint goin no where..  90 percent of the population is opposed to you being there.. But then again it didn't stop Spain.. 




Wow, I am so glad you polled 90% of Iraqis personally. Thanks! :rolleyes:


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