- An anonymous report written by a self-described journalist
for a weekly magazine claimed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan attempted
to hang himself in his hospital room.
- The following day national newspapers all ran a short
item saying "there was no change in Abe's condition and that his hospital
stay would be extended."
- Abe resigned shortly after returning from the OPEC summit
in Austria (Bush's definition of the 'APEC' summit in Australia) where
he was apparently threatened by Bush.
- Meanwhile, although the Japanese media and TV long described
the hawkish Taro Aso as the chosen successor, suddenly everything changed
and the dovish Yasuo Fukuda has now been chosen by the Japanese secret
government as the new Prime Minister. Fukuda has quietly dropped mention
of extending a special anti-terror law, meaning that Japan's Self Defense
Forces will stop supporting the U.S. war effort near Afghanistan in November.
- This move will make it very hard for the U.S. to continue
its war efforts in the Middle East. It is also a strong indication that
something has changed within the Japanese secret government.
- More indications of this change will soon become apparent.
I will be meeting with a representative of the Japanese secret government
tonight, at their request. I have been asked to bring my Freemason badge.
I will let you know what I hear (of course, as usual, there will be much
I will not be able to talk about).