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    Iran is not dumb. Every time Johnson change his story, the sentence should double. The fact the British foreign minister came out to support her means she is probably a spy.
     
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    A museum in Indonesia has removed a lifesize statue of Adolf Hitler with Auschwitz as background after outrage have been expressed when people posted selfies with it on social media.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41953468
     
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    Trump asks Xi to intervene on behalf of shoplifting basketball players.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/13/politics/ucla-arrests-china/index.html
     
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    When you banish something from public consciousness, you forget the lessons it taught.

    The problem isn't with the statue, it's with the people taking the pictures.
     
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    Hitler's influence and by proxy the evils of Nazism is hardly felt nor remembered as much in most parts of Asia. The persecution of Jews, Holocaust etc. has similar dynamics as well.

    Hitler to most Asians is viewed more from an academic viewpoint not so much emotional or psychological and that's with those who knows history. To most he is just some famous or notorious leader of Germany during WWII nothing more.

    Heck!, when I was in Asia I actually saw an Asian guy with the Nazi swastika emblem on his shirt and I'm 99.99% sure he isn't some neo nazi wannabe.
    Also before someone points it out.. I do know the difference between the Nazi emblem from the original Buddhist one.

    Same argument can be said about Europeans and their feelings toward IJA. Heck I would presume outside of academia, the average European knows very little about the evils of IJA or events like the Rape of Nanking.
     
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