On Shinzo Abe

I’m still in shock over the assassination of Shinzo Abe.  What makes it all the more shocking is that the man who assassinated Abe was apparently not motivated by any sort of political reasoning but instead, he may not have even realized who he was shooting.  Apparently, the assassin was under the impression that he was assassinating the “head of a religious order,” and not Japan’s longest serving Prime Minister.

Most people’s natural inclination is to find a complex conspiracy or deeper meaning in these type of shocking events.  When the news first broke that Abe had been shot, there was some speculation that he was targeted because of his support of Taiwan.  But appears to have been just another random nut, trying to build himself up.


Author: Jedadiah Leland

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