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Protecting Japan


Members of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force 1st Airborne Brigade rappel from a UH1J Helicopter during an annual new year military exercise at Narashino exercise field in Funabashi, Chiba Prefectur, on Sunday. About 500 soldiers and 24 aircraft conducted an island defense drill based on a scenario of countering an invasion of Japanese territory by a hostile country.

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Ninjas do this without the helicopter and rope!

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Protecting Japan?

From what?

In case nobody noticed, there ain't nobody attacking!

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Protecting Japan

Bravo Zulu to all the men and women who love their nation so much that they would put their lives in harms way!

BertieWoosterJan. 11, 2015 - 05:51PM JST Protecting Japan? From what? In case nobody noticed, there ain't nobody attacking!

If you think that the military just sits around and waits for a war, well you must be a Liberal.




Just because someone dons a uniform to serve his/her nation doesn't mean they are waiting for a war.

To avoid wars a nation must have a strong military so they can deter all violent nations from taking advantage of them. But, Liberals never seem to get this until it is too late.....

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Lets also not forget that fighting is just one of many roles of a military/defense force.

Another is to assist in emergency situations like after a natural disaster (3/11, Katrina, etc). Glad I did me service and it gave me a new view and respect for anyone that serves.

Remember when a major bridge in my hometown collapsed and our pioneers build a new/temporary one very fast.

Kudos, to the guys above.

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You are right. Many nations are eager to invade Japan for all its natural resources, huge debt, tired workers and elderly population. In fact, we see so many wars around the world where some country invades an overpopulated, import dependent nation. All those uniformed liberals, what are they thinking?

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I served my nation for 8 years and I am very happy that I did that. I know that many young men and women are ready to do just the same as I did. But, what I find sad are the folks that make their effort out to be no more than a political tool.

But, what can anyone expect from Leftist tools that just don't understand the meaning of loyalty!

The left is void of pride for their nation. all that they have to offer is an empty shell to be filled by thugs that haven't a clue.

Join the leftist agenda and have nothing in the end but oppression, or join a cause and feel pride when the job is done!

Up to you.

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But, what I find sad are the folks that make their effort out to be no more than a political tool.

If you are in the Military you are a political tool, that's exactly it. What I find sad is that the soldiers never seem to get it until it is too late. Thugs that haven't a clue indeed.

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Japan has only been invaded only once in its hstory only after Japan tried to take over the world... .er.. does not compute...

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Major General Smedley Butler from a speech in 1933. True then and just as true today:

War is just a racket.

I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we'll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.

I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers.

It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service.

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Ninjas do this without the helicopter and rope!

End on Hospital bed!

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warispeace you missed one Strategic Position. Taking out Japan will open up Pacific to both Mainland China and Russia. Then again if you can make Japan neutral or your allies you gain the same thing. Japan needs to be able to defend itself without American bases. Without the American bases there is no reason for mainland China or Russia to attack.

As for South Korea they if given a chance will become friends with mainland China. Perhaps mainland China will take out the little fat man and his cronies and allow Korea to become one under the Republic of Korea. Reward for mainland China will be the removal of the American bases and a stable border.

Joe I agree with you, peace is done in different fashions. However until a natural peace comes about a strong defense is required. Being Helpless against a known threat is a sin that generates its own punishment.

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