It seems like every country in the world has their own nutty political leaders making totally outlandish statements that leave average people wondering who let them out of the loony bin!
But what this ex-governor of Tokyo said about former President Obama leaves us thinking he may not be as crazy as he sounds.
Shintaro Ishihara, who was the governor of Tokyo, Japan from 1999 to 2012, claimed in an interview with “Shukan Post” that Barack Obama ordered the CIA to assassinate him.
The Daily Caller expounds:
Speaking to the Shukan Post, a Japanese tabloid, Shintaro Ishihara claimed that former President Barack Obama ordered the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to assassinate him, the Tokyo Reporter wrote Wednesday.
Ishihara is said to have claimed that the U.S. should off North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un the way the Obama administration tried to off him.
“Why doesn’t America just assassinate Kim Jong-un already?” Ishihara asked. “I mean, they killed Gaddafi and Bin laden … Assassinations are their specialty.”
Ishihara stated the assassination order from Obama came as a result of Japan’s intentions to buy an island in the East China Sea under dispute between China and Japan:
“When Tokyo was trying to purchase the Senkaku Islands,” he explained, “Obama told the CIA, ‘Use Chinese people in Japan and kill Ishihara by making it look like a traffic accident.’”
Ishihara served as governor of Tokyo from 1999 to 2012. During his last year in office, he delivered a stunning speech in Washington D.C. in which he declared Japan’s intent to buy the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, territories in the East China Sea. China claims the islands, but Japan administers them.
Both the Obama administration and the Trump administration have stated that the U.S.-Japanese security agreement covers the islands, effectively deterring China from unilaterally seizing control of them through force. Beijing believes the islands are indisputable parts of China’s territory.
The outspoken Japanese leader is well known for making comments that can be considered shocking. But is there anything really wrong with that? Especially if he knew that other world governments were out to get him?
While in office, Ishihara managed to offend many with his often outrageous statements. He reportedly suggested the U.S. should launch a nuclear attack against Kim Jong-un, in the interview with the Shukan Post.
“Right now, North Korea is probably the only country the world would find acceptable for the United States to drop an atomic bomb on,” Ishihara said. “I don’t think the world would complain even if the leadership of North Korea were to be annihilated by nuclear weapons.”
Though some may call this man a bit of an odd duck, the fact that Barack Obama viewed him as a threat makes him a legitimate government leader, much more competent than former President Obama himself!
Source: The Daily Caller