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    Re: Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan

    We have bases in South Korea (where we're wanted) and Hawaii. I don't see the need for Japanese bases. Let them handle their own damn business...and pay for it.

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    Re: Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    We have bases in South Korea (where we're wanted) and Hawaii. I don't see the need for Japanese bases. Let them handle their own damn business...and pay for it.
    BTW why should we have troops in Korea. At a minimum if it is to protect Korea shouldn't they pay for it?

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    Re: Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How many troops did we have in the region prior to WW2? None, right?

    That reasoning has no basis in fact. Based on your line of thought we should have US troops in every country to prevent them from going to war with us. Is that what you're suggesting? If not then please explain.

    Whether or not we had troops in Japan prior to WWII had no bearing on that war. If we had tried to put troops in Japan in the 1930's it would have STARTED a war.
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    Re: Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    We have bases in South Korea (where we're wanted) and Hawaii. I don't see the need for Japanese bases. Let them handle their own damn business...and pay for it.
    If the ballon goes up in Korea, are we going to support those forces from Hawaii? That won't work.
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    Re: Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    We have bases in South Korea (where we're wanted) and Hawaii. I don't see the need for Japanese bases. Let them handle their own damn business...and pay for it.
    Whether we're wanted or not is irrelevant. Now if South Korea is footing the entire bill for our military presence there then fine, let'em pay for it. But if they're not footing the bill we should leave and cut back our military presence and national debt wherever we can.
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    Re: Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If the ballon goes up in Korea, are we going to support those forces from Hawaii? That won't work.
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    Re: Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan

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    Re: Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan

    If the Japanese don't want us there, then leaving should definitely be considered. However, if they do, we probably don't want to piss them off, especially considering that we're as much in debt to them as to China.

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    Re: Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    That reasoning has no basis in fact. Based on your line of thought we should have US troops in every country to prevent them from going to war with us. Is that what you're suggesting? If not then please explain.
    The point is, that our absence on the world scene allowed conditions to ripen for WW2 to get kicked off.

    Whether or not we had troops in Japan prior to WWII had no bearing on that war. If we had tried to put troops in Japan in the 1930's it would have STARTED a war.
    Umm, gee! What did not stopping in the 1930's accomplish?...
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If the ballon goes up in Korea, are we going to support those forces from Hawaii? That won't work.
    If the balloon goes up in Korea, we'll have bigger problems than Japan.

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