Tuesday, 8 December 2009

U.S. Military in Japan

Four American teenagers, all children of U.S. military personnel, have been arrested on charges of attempted murder after a woman was knocked off her motorbike with rope strung across two poles, Japanese police said.

An 18-year-old man, a 17-year-old girl and two 15-year-old boys were taken into custody on Saturday, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department said.

They are accused of causing a severe head injury to a 23-year-old restaurant employee by stringing a rope between poles across a road.

U.S. Forces Japan was informed of the August incident in late October, a public information officer said. There was no clear explanation for the delay in the handover of the suspects to police, other than it involved rules between Washington and Tokyo covering U.S. forces and their dependents in Japan.

The U.S. military presence and impact on Japanese residents have been a thorny issue over the years.

In 2008, a 14-year-old Okinawa girl alleged a U.S. Marine raped her. The prosecutor released the Marine after the girl decided not to pursue charges.

In addition, in 1995, three servicemen gang-raped a 12-year-old girl and were found guilty by a Japanese court.
More recently, Okinawa residents have protested, citing crime and noise as nuisances.


My comments:

The U.S. Army men are merely having a nice time in Okinawa—the kind of fun they had when they dropped two atomic bombs on yellow Buddhist Japanese. What is obvious why they did not drop the atomic ‘Little Boy’ and ‘Fat Man’ on white Christian Hitler.

Wherever the U.S. Army goes, destruction and instability follows. Okinawa residents are sick and tired of U.S. troops violating their land and its cultural values. Repeatedly, the residents have tried explaining to the foreign troops that Okinawa is neither Disneyland nor Las Vegas.

The Pharaoh’s army will never listen; one fine morning, it will drown in the Nile of Time.

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