Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is dead after being shot while giving a speech in Nara, Japan, Friday morning.
Abe was 67 years old and was shot twice from behind, once in the back and once in the neck. He was admitted to Nara Medical University Hospital in central Japan in cardiac arrest, and doctors were unable to stop the excessive bleeding. Abe was pronounced dead at 5:03 p.m. local time.
The police in Nara have arrested Tetsuya Yamagami, a 41-year local resident. A handmade gun has also been seized at the scene.
Police officers told the media outlet that Yamagami said he was “dissatisfied” with Abe and wanted to kill him. However, he also insisted that he did not bear a “grudge” against the former prime minister over political differences.
So with the former Japanese PM dead and the motive of his assassination, unknown one picture of PM Abe standing with President Trump against the globalists puts what happened tonight in context:
Donald Trump called the shooting of former Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe “devastating news” after the politicians formed a friendship during his presidency.
“He was a true friend of mine and, much more importantly, America. This is a tremendous blow to the wonderful people of Japan, who loved and admired him so much.”
Abe was the longest-serving PM in Japan having served between 2006 and 2007 and again between 2012 and 2020, which is when he and Trump struck up a friendship.
Friendship of Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe
After Trump won the 2016 US presidential election, the pair met on numerous occasions. During Trump’s term, Abe held multiple high-profile summits with Trump and hosted him in Japan twice in 2019 alone. In total, they met 20 times during Trump’s presidency.
Ayumi Teraoka, a doctoral candidate for security studies at Princeton University, told CSIS: “No foreign leader has closer ties with president Donald Trump than prime minister Shinzo Abe.”
Abe was the first foreign minister to meet with Trump. The pair met in Trump Tower, New York, for a meeting that lasted 90 minutes, according to the BBC. They had their first official meeting at the White House in February 2017, when Trump confirmed his commitment to “defending Japan”.
In 2020, Reuters reported that during a telephone conversation between the leaders, Trump called Abe the “greatest prime minister in Japan’s history”.
The history of friendship between the two goes back much further than that.
The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSCIS) reported in 2020 how the two men regarded each other as the closest of political and personal confidants.
No leader of an industrialized nation worked harder to appeal personally to and accommodate the policies of Trump than Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The end result was stability for both nations and the preservation of a bilateral relationship that remains to this day.
Abe has been a fierce opponent of communism and globalism throughout his career, as well as a staunch ally of Taiwan. He also broke from many world leaders on his view of the Russia-Ukrainian war.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s stance on NATO membership and his refusal to resolve the conflict in Donbass led to the launch of a Russian special operation in the former Soviet republic. declaration Former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, in an interview with The Economist.
“If the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, had been compelled to promise that his country would not join NATO or to grant a high degree of autonomy to the two eastern enclaves, it would have been possible to avoid hostilities,” Abe said.
The politician noted that it will be extremely difficult to achieve a change in the position of the leader of Ukraine. According to him, US President Joe Biden can influence the president of the former Soviet republic.
“But of course Zelensky would have refused,” Abe concluded.
Russia launched a military operation against Ukraine on February 24. According to the Ministry of Defense, the armed forces attack only the military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops, and on March 25 they completed the main tasks of the first stage – they significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.
Our “leaders” remain silent:
Trump and Pence have issued statements about Shinzo Abe. Biden and Harris have not.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 8, 2022
While not one of our leaders issued a statement Russia called this act an act of terrorism:
JUST IN 🚨 Russia says attack on Japan’s Shinzo Abe is an ‘act of terrorism’
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) July 8, 2022
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