Where does it say that when you sign up for military duty, you are entitled to "party"?
I hear so-called innocent servicemen say why punish everyone?
I say who told you, you are entitiled to 'party" when in the service of our country?
A complete restriction to bases unless for offical reasons would go a long way to prevent future despicable crimes.
If those two service men were restricted to military areas during their stop-over, the rape could not have occurred.
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Peronnel on duty there are not on Holiday.
They have a job and duty to perform.
A complete restriction to leave any base without official reason is not out of the question.
Afterall the military does not work as a democracy.
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"To Americans, the end justifies the means. The US hands in the Japanese government are equally guilty of this thuggish activity."
Shades of Commodore Perry and his Black Ships. Has history gone full circle?
The up side of having Japan as a defacto 51st state militarily is that US lives and hardware will protect Japan's sovereignty.
Japan is the PERFECT staging ground for war against China or Russia as it was then for the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
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Do Okinawans believe they are rightfully under Japanese sovereignty or would most native descendants want autonomy?
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If this discussion includes the atrocities done by Imperial Japan--then this dark history in Japan can never compare to our (US) country's foundation of genocide and slavery.
When our Founding Fathers wrote these words "All men are created equal..." they omitted the part "...except my slaves and the native savages".
How many natives and slaves did we (US) murder?.
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As a strategic defacto 51st state, Japan's sovereignty is completely protected by US lives and hardware.
By having Japan as a staging grounf for any war against China or Russia or anywhere else in Asia, makes it vitally essential to national interest.
So , if Japan commits to military actions,, what would be the US response?
Japan can fight China over those disputed islands but there would be absolutely no risk to acknolwledged Japanese sovereignty.
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