ARGYLE, “Japan was determined to conquer all of Asia, and was willing to act as a part of a pact to conquer all of the world to be left in control of Asia, leaving Europe, Africa and the America’s to the others.”
That Japan sought to dominate Asia is not the same as trying to “take over the world”.
And who exactly was the other part of this “world domination” pact? (How does one “dominate the world” if one does not actually dominate the world just part of it?)
Please show me where Tanaka Chigaku’s ideas were manifested into Japan’s doctrine and foreign policy. He was an ultra-nationalist, like many others around the world at that time. That does not mean his views were the goals of Japan’s government.
 August 24, 2016 at 12:29pm
SAPPER, OT but we had a conversation a while ago about the claim that Japan was bent on world domination and you suggested I read The Harper Encyclopedia of Military History to support that claim.
Sorry it took so long to get back to you (I had to dig the book out of my library), but I read it (Fourth Edition, relevant pages:1100-1125, 1142-1146, 1229-1309) and there is nothing in there that suggests in any way that Japan was seeking world domination.
I stand by my position that there is no evidence at all that Japan sought world domination.
Research Tanaka Chigaku and his concept of Hakkō ichiu, and how it effected Japanese politics in the 1930s, then get back to us.
Japan was determined to conquer all of Asia, and was willing to act as a part of a pact to conquer all of the world to be left in control of Asia, leaving Europe, Africa and the America's to the others.
ARGYLE, "Japan was determined to conquer all of Asia, and was willing to act as a part of a pact to conquer all of the world to be left in control of Asia, leaving Europe, Africa and the America’s to the others."
That Japan sought to dominate Asia is not the same as trying to "take over the world".
And who exactly was the other part of this "world domination" pact? (How does one "dominate the world" if one does not actually dominate the world just part of it?)
Please show me where Tanaka Chigaku's ideas were manifested into Japan's doctrine and foreign policy. He was an ultra-nationalist, like many others around the world at that time. That does not mean his views were the goals of Japan's government.
I refuse to continue a discussion on history with someone who has no understanding of the geopolitical climate of the times.
You are the weakest link, goodbye.
[-4] August 24, 2016 at 12:10pm
NUKS, AU was chartered in Kabul in 2004, thanks in part to the moron Laura Bush.
 August 24, 2016 at 12:04pm
IDM, that may be your experience but that does not mean that is the full story. Google “schools pushing Ritalin” for more information.
 August 24, 2016 at 11:47am
OUR not are, arrrggghhhh!
 August 24, 2016 at 11:46am
A better question: What would are society be like without having the need for so many police officers?
or forced into their pockets, at least, skunk.
so they can save the Ritalin for the weekend, chop it up, and snort it with their friends.
Schools don't force kids to take Ritalin. Read more than a tabloid headlines before commenting. My son has ADHD, high functioning Autism, as well as dyslexic. The schools never once made a recommendation for him to go on Ritalin, we even asked and they stated that has to come from a Doctor not the school. We had to get a childhood Psychologist to approve his ADHD meds. It is not as easy as the school saying your child needs meds. Confucius said " Better to be thought of as a fool; than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"
IDM, that may be your experience but that does not mean that is the full story. Google "schools pushing Ritalin" for more information.
 August 24, 2016 at 10:04am
SOUTH, it is called making the lawyers rich.
 August 24, 2016 at 12:23am
Foreign Policy is the globalist’s playbook. So this report is a psych-op to try to establish an excuse for the US to go overtly into Syria.
Ahh yes....another mess, that grew out of the unrest of the Arab Spring 2011.
The question is why do we now have this problem with Syria? When did it arise and for what purpose? Heisendude has hit the nail on the head! It makes the rich, richer and people die in the process! Libya was doing what was right until Hillary sank her claws in that Country the same was true for Egypt, and now they opened the doors to Turkey, thank you Barack and Hillary!
[-2] August 24, 2016 at 12:04am
ARGYLE, “…conservatism requires that ALL citizens swear to an easily understood oath.”
What if they understand it but do not believe that what the oath claims it means is the real truth?
Should someone be forced to swear to a pledge he/she does not agree with?
 August 23, 2016 at 11:50pm
BLINK, if it does not make everyone vaccinated 100% safe from it then what is the harm if 100% are not on it?
The bottom line is: Who has the authority to tell another person what they must put into their body?
August 23, 2016 at 11:43pm
ARGYLE, “The pledge of of allegiance is not about government, it is about the nation, an organization of the people.”
And what “organizes” the people? The guys who point the guns to everyone elses’ head i.e. the government. So it has everything to do with government.
“And, the federal government has nothing to do with charter schools…”
RED, this atheist refuses to swear an allegiance to anything other than to his principles because I hate anything that is not good. God has nothing to do with it except if one’s god is also against anything that is not good then he/she/it and I will be in agreement.
August 23, 2016 at 4:32pm
CHARLIE, the answer is the government. The very same government that conservatives want everyone to swear an allegiance to.
August 23, 2016 at 4:19pm
August 23, 2016 at 4:17pm
FATHER, yep. It all depends on what the meaning of the word “education” means.
EAST, agreed, especially with ” getting permission slips to opt out is even more ridiculous.”
It should be the exact opposite – the schools (government) should be getting permission slips from the parents authorizing them to have their kids’ recite the pledge instead of asking them for permission to not recite it.
August 23, 2016 at 4:04pm
NELLIE, yeah! That will show them what freedom of thought means in the US “Republic”!
 August 23, 2016 at 4:01pm
DIFFERENT, actually that is the way it should be. The parents alone should decide if their kids should recite the pledge or not. The government should not be working off of the assumption that reciting the pledge is the “normal” thing to do.