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

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

    Thousands of protesters from across Japan marched today in Tokyo to protest against U.S. military presence on Okinawa, while a Cabinet minister said she would fight to get rid of a marine base Washington considers crucial.

    Read more: Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan | Mail Online
    Something for Obama to cave on. To show we are no longer evil.

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

    Something tells me that in the end, it will be Japan who caves in. People may bitch about our military presence, but I think that they ultimately realize that if we don't protect them, they'd have to get their acts together and start protecting themselves.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Something for Obama to cave on. To show we are no longer evil.

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    We should leave. The Marine base on Okinawa is a waste of money.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Something for Obama to cave on. To show we are no longer evil.

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    Good. One less wasteful thing to pay for.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Good. One less wasteful thing to pay for.
    And one more thing for China to move in on.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    And one more thing for China to move in on.
    Ever heard of ICBM's?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Something for Obama to cave on. To show we are no longer evil.

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    We don't need to be there. What a waste of money and resources. Let them have at it.. pack up our guys and gals and get the hell out.
    Fool me once, shame on you.
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    Re: Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    We don't need to be there. What a waste of money and resources. Let them have at it.. pack up our guys and gals and get the hell out.
    I agree, it's not needed anymore.
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    Re: Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Ever heard of ICBM's?
    Yeah, but to use those the CIC actually has to have balls.

    But hell, I'm sure a good groveling bow will do better.

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    And one more thing for China to move in on.
    They could also move in on and eat a nice fat loan default, too, if they wish.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    We should leave. The Marine base on Okinawa is a waste of money.
    Preservation of peace is not free and requires active involvement and strategic planning. The world's most costly and deadly war came about fueled in part by the very same type of sentiment as you express here.

    And my comment to AgentM also applies to this remark.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    . . . if we don't protect them, they'd have to get their acts together and start protecting themselves.
    Indeed. Our presence is in fact subsidizing their country and allowing them to funnel more money into other avenues of endeavor like social welfare programs rather than on defense, which would otherwise not be possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    I agree, it's not needed anymore.
    This is always the easiest argument to make. And the one that always feels the best.

    The reason the base is there is deterrence, which by definition never appears to be needed if it's successful in accomplishing it's goal.
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    Re: Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Good. One less wasteful thing to pay for.
    Just thinking...but doesn't Japan pay for the base out of their own money?

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