Is It Time for U.S. Marines to Leave Okinawa?

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More than six decades after U.S. Marines stormed ashore on Okinawa, it may finally be time for them to go home.A Japan Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Friday fired his defense minister, in part for missteps and verbal gaffes related to plans for building a new airbase and relocating thousands of U.S. Marines on Okinawa. Full Story
JosephMendiola

Barrigada, Guam

#1 Jan 24, 2012
IMO the real question is whether the US-World is ready not onloy for a rearmed or remilitarized Japan as a democratic ally, but as a Nuclear-armed State.

* MAINLAND CHINA'S DE FACTO CONTROL OF TAIWAN [+ smaller Daoyus = Senkaku islands]= All-DECISIVE KEY TO ITS BREAKOUT OF THE THE "FIRST ISLAND CHAIN" AS THE WORLD'S ONE-N-ONLY "POST-US" WANNEB SUCCESSOR, hence is unlikely to make any serious concessions or compromise, etc. vee North Korea + South China Sea.

The Cold War is over between the US-NATO + ex-USSR Russia oer Western Europe, now the EU - however, in NE + East Asia it may have just barely begun. In addition, ITS NO LONGER THE "US-VS-RISING-CHINA" BUT THE "US-VS-RISING-CHINA-VS-NU CLEAR-ISLAM/ISLAMISM [or Rising Nuclear Islam/Islamism].

* RADICAL ISLAM > "ASIA/EAST ASIA" = IS WHERE RUSSIA + CHINA + INDIA, ETC. ARE = CHEAP MANPOWER + possibly NUKES FOR REGIONAL, GLOBAL JIHAD???

A lot of significant questions must be asked,+ ANSWERED!
CrimeAvenger

Tokyo, Japan

#2 Jan 25, 2012
If "Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution" is abolished, the US forces in Japan should withdraw from Japan.
kevin

Australia

#3 Mar 4, 2012
Who will protect Japan when chinese attach

“Y'all smell that sawdust?”

Since: Nov 07

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#4 Mar 4, 2012
kevin wrote:
Who will protect Japan when chinese attach
I know I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but even I know "attach" means "connect to."

Did y'all maybe mean "attack?"
Joe

Nelson, New Zealand

#5 Mar 5, 2012
America won't leave the Ryukyu Is until the Russians leave the Kuril Is. These are the remaining occupation zones from WWII.
They should do an "Austrian solution": Russia withdraw from the Kurils and America from the Ryukyus and declare Japan neutral territory.
paul shykora ARTs

Calgary, Canada

#6 Mar 7, 2012
...pondering the ..answer,here....
yes

Folsom, CA

#7 Mar 14, 2012
yes
Joe

New Zealand

#9 Mar 27, 2012
The Yankees won't leave the Ryukyus until the Russkies leave the Kurils.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#11 Mar 28, 2012
Nope.
They must stay!
misaki

Australia

#12 Apr 6, 2012
japan will not be able to protect is sovereign against china
Japanese

Japan

#13 Apr 7, 2012
I sometimes wish that all of the Americans will leave Okinawa and let all of the business there go to ruins!!

Doesn`t Japanese people know that without the Americans in Japan, Japan will become a country of ruins. Many business will lose money and the country will have no means of protecting themselves if a war breaks out.

If all Americans were to leave Japan, the first country to come into Japan would be China. And when China comes into Japan, Japan will be much worst then when the Americas are in the country.

Americans should leave Japan and let Japan destroy themselves. And when everything starts to fall apart for Japan, they,(The Japanese) should not even think about running to the Americans for help.

We should all let Japan go and destroy themselves. Why should the Americans wast all of their time and money on a country that doesn`t care about anything but only themselves.

Heck, they are already trying to destroy themselves with all of the nuclear reactors all over Japan. They are not only trying to destroy themselves, they are also trying to destroy everyone in this world with all of the radiation that is leaking into the ocean, into the air and into all of the earth from the Fukushima reactors.

Japanese are like legalized terrorist.

If everyone thought alqaeda was bad, that was nothing compared to what Japan is doing to the earth on a daily basis.

Japanese government are a million times worst than alqaeda!!!

Damm Japanese criminal terrorists!!!
Great Kim

Brazil

#14 Apr 8, 2012
Aliens troops must leave all the East Asian countries. The region didn't forget the devastation, humiliation and colonization in 19th century.
well

United States

#15 Apr 8, 2012
kevin wrote:
Who will protect Japan when chinese attach
Aliens.

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