His words reached the Islamic State group, which in a video three days later accused Japan of donating money “to kill our women and children” and threatened to kill two Japanese men it held as hostages.
Really? How do the folks pulling the strings at ISIL define "our women and children" - considering the fact that they're killing and raping women and children themselves? Who's paying to house, clothe, feed and arm the militants doing such atrocious deeds? Who's paying to recruit Westerners to move to the Middle East to rape and kill local women and children?
ISIL's message to Japan isn't "leave our women and children alone." It's "don't piss in our sandbox."
If you mess with their authority, after all, you pay the price. And they've got an army of brainwashed converts who will do whatever their told and actually think it's in the name of Allah.
They're acting like they think they're an empire. Who would they have picked up that idea from?
"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors … and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."
Jut a little reminder to all the Empire-builders out there. History is not a morality play; we're not actors, nor playwrights. To assume otherwise, well - that always ends in tragedy.