I support free speech. But it must be accurate speech. I honestly would not have a problem with the protestors if they wouldn't exaggerate and sensationalize everything. They claim there were 100000 people at the protest on sep 9th. The police have reported only 25000. They also say things like the osprey will fall on their heads and futenma is the most dangerous airfield in the world. I don't know what the stats are but I can think of at least four crashes at NAS Kingsville in the past two or three years. Futenma hasn't had one in 8 years. In all honesty, these statements diminish your credibility and essentially marginalize you to crying wolf. So when you say the Osprey is the most dangerous aircraft, when its not, frustrations over your false statements erupt and you end up with the comments above. Like I said, I don't mind the protestors. As a service member,I fight for people's freedom of speech. But at least have some decency to make accurate statements.
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Unemployment would skyrocket if the military left okinawa
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SoftBank doesn't want the military to go away.
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Toyota vehicles have killed more people than the Osprey.
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Yuriotani and everyone else, the Osprey can get around the kites with no problem. I believe we demonstrated that this week. They just fly into the airfield from another direction. I guarantee you that JMSDF aircraft have crashed more than the Osprey. I guarantee you that all those commercial planes taking out of Naha have crashed more than the Osprey. I thought the Japanese were really good at math but yet they cant get statistics of the Osprey right. If you are protesting Americans being here fine. But at least do it with accurate statements.
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Good job Okinawans. Real classy move. You protestors need to get serious and start lighting yourselves on fire. Maybe then you could force the Americans out. Oh wait you can't. Remember the whole unconditional surrender thing?
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