Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 27179
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2021/12/03 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2003/1/21 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan] UID:27179 Activity:nil
1/21    Japan can play all the Orwellian games they want, but just as
        2 + 2 = 4, they will always be a "former enemy":
        \_ It's the US's fault for nuking them and starting hostilities.
        \_ ??? What percent of the UN budget do the former Nazis and
           Mussolini-ists pay?  Fair's fair.
2021/12/03 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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