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U.S. Marines sets up littoral unit in Okinawa for islands defense

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They are not there to "defend" Japan. They are there as a forward base to attack China.

-8 ( +15 / -23 )

But of course they have to provoke an attack first, i.e. Gulf of Tonken

-7 ( +10 / -17 )

Right Kipling. Same as in Ukraine.

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HercolobusToday  07:49 am JST

Right Kipling. Same as in Ukraine.

Still Putin's War

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Legrande

But of course they have to provoke an attack first, i.e. Gulf of Tonken

Yes if you conclude the presence of troops is an attack just like the presence of Javalins was an attack in Donbass, you can proceed to commit any criminal action.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

Referring to the 2nd Directorate of the PLA General Staff Directorate in case anyone didn't get the reference.

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They are not there to "defend" Japan. They are there as a forward base to attack China.

Exactly, it is the fake pathetic pretext of good old US to maintain its decadent hegemony in the region.

Instead of wasting time in Asia, they should return to the US and defend their country, which is completely invaded from its southern border by drugs and illegal immigration..

-8 ( +6 / -14 )

Still Putin's War

Ooohhh, take it easy, Mini-Z...

LOOOOOOOO!...

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Oh look. The ever present US military bashing has been awakened yet again.

Fine. Send all the US troops back home and let's see how long it takes a Russo-China assault to begin. And then let's see how long it takes all the bathers here to start whining about being left to the wolves........

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I don’t see many young Japanese stepping up to protect their own country. So, no choice but to have the US do it.

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I don't see many young Japanese.

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Ken HolcombToday 08:51 am JST

Oh look. The ever present US military bashing has been awakened yet again.

Fine. Send all the US troops back home and let's see how long it takes a Russo-China assault to begin. And then let's see how long it takes all the bathers here to start whining about being left to the wolves........

Exactly. Once the bullets and bombs start coming, they will be begging for help. What I think they are not seeing is China has already stated and shown "ancient maps" that depict the Nansei Shoto string as Chinese. So it may only be a matter of time.

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The US had no qualms about making a fake pretext for attacking Vietnam or Iraq, and they won't for provoking a conflict with China or anyone else either.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

The US had no qualms about making a fake pretext for attacking Vietnam or Iraq, and they won't for provoking a conflict with China or anyone else either.

I don't know anyone in the US DoD today who wants to go to war with China. The death and destruction would be unimaginable. But what I do hear constantly is that there is a great fear the Chinese see us all as weak and have already made up their minds to attack, and soon. The overarching thought is the US and its allies very much need to show great strength to make the Chinese think twice about attacking us. There is great urgency since the fear is the Chinese are going to act soon.

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It seems those who can prove they were once an active part of the 12th Marine Regiment should be allowed to join a Reserve Unit….why not?

You’re going to need everyone you can get.

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The Marines are transforming themselves into such smaller units in response to China's assertiveness in South and East China Seas. This transformation is called "Force Design 2030." In the new design the Marines will not invade enemy territory and neither fight land war like Army infantrymen once on land. Instead, dispersed small units of them will destroy approaching enemy ships with advanced missile systems.

Under such circumstances, will the new base in Henoko, Nago City, Okinawa, the so-called replacement for Futenma, be needed at all? Note that JSDF has built missile bases on Yonaguni, Ishigaki, Miyako and Amami islands, making U.S. Marines' presence superfluous and nonsense.

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go home,your deeply divided society is in ruins.

your country needs you at home.

return back as a tourists.

-7 ( +3 / -10 )

The commanding officer of the new littoral regiment said in an interview, "We are proud to be here to defend OUR country." He betrayed to say that the U.S. Marines are here to defend the U.S.A., not necessarily Japan.

Thinking otherwise, the Japanese government is providing the U.S. with base land and maintenance costs of bases profusely. Should the pristine nature of Henoko coastal waters be destroyed to build Futenma’s replacement and given to the U.S. for its free use? Just think about it.

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

You hit the nail on the head, they are here to protect US interests in the region, so after China began to economically ascend they've adopted the strategy to create conflict to smear and destable.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

. Should the pristine nature of Henoko coastal waters be destroyed to build Futenma’s replacement and given to the U.S. for its free use? Just think about it.

All the landfills, all around the island, the "New!" Airport in Naha, and all the red soil runoff that destroyed sea life all around the island , all done with 100% cooperation of the government's, both local and national, you should take your own advice... THINK ABOUT IT!

I can not believe that whomever would write such drivel could do it with a straight face! Take the forest out of your own eye before you attempt to take the sliver out of someone else's!

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moonbloomToday 10:27 am JST

The US had no qualms about making a fake pretext for attacking Vietnam or Iraq, and they won't for provoking a conflict with China or anyone else either.

Just making stuff up about the US in Vietnam now to try to link totally unrelated things?

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LegrandeToday 01:31 pm JST

You hit the nail on the head, they are here to protect US interests in the region, so after China began to economically ascend they've adopted the strategy to create conflict to smear and destable.

You know and I know the US won't fire the first shot in regards to Taiwan or Japan.

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Yes of course always US policy to provoke an angry reaction, and when that fails fabricate a Gulf of Tonkin-like incident.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

@voiceofokinawa It reflects the hubris of the American military leadership with hundreds of bases overseas and an once defeated and still compliant Japan serving American interests.

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Yubaru,

You're right that many Okinawa coasts have been destroyed as a result of reckless landfill. And so, let’s together accuse governments, local and central, for the devastation. Note, however, that these landfills were done primarily for commercial reasons, that is, for the presumed benefit of local people. Had the prime land on which U.S. bases sit been closed and returned, would it have been necessary to reclaim land on shallow coastal waters off Urasoe, Naha, Tomishiro and Itoman to build residential as well as commercial areas?

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LegrandeToday 03:57 pm JST

Yes of course always US policy to provoke an angry reaction, and when that fails fabricate a Gulf of Tonkin-like incident.

I guess you figure if you just repeat it, no one will remember that there were lots of US troops in Vietnam before the Gulf of Tonkin incident. And they were there legally at the request of the South Vietnam government.

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@Taiwan

Just making stuff up about the US in Vietnam

Yeah no nice try, the Gulf of Tonkin Incident is well-known and led to the deaths of many innocent Vietnamese AND American citizens who became pawns in the elite class’ geopolitical games.

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LegrandeToday 04:53 pm JST

@Taiwan

Just making stuff up about the US in Vietnam

Yeah no nice try, the Gulf of Tonkin Incident is well-known and to the deaths of many innocent Vietnamese AND American citizens who became pawns in the elite class’ geopolitical games.

Yeah no, nice try. Just shouting irrelevant things isn't contributing to the conversation.

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@Taiwan

Nothing irrelevant about the basic US playbook.

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China is doing what it always do and end up the way they always end up. Think long and think wrong!!!

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Had the prime land on which U.S. bases sit been closed and returned, would it have been necessary to reclaim land on shallow coastal waters off Urasoe, Naha, Tomishiro and Itoman to build residential as well as commercial areas?

Yes, yes, Tomigusuku, not Tomishiro, yes, and yes! Why? Because all of them and others are in those areas, and for those areas to grow and prosper, they needed the landfills. Base property does nothing for them!

What good does base land in Ginowan do for the economy of Itoman? What good does the land in Chatan, do for the people of Naha?

It's totally ludicrous!

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