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Worn Out Welcome: US Marines still a strain on Okinawa

The U.S. Navy has delayed the release of its plans to move more than 8,500 Marines from their military base on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The delay is likely to upset locals who are highly criticial of the U.S. presence there, and have repeatedly requested they be moved. Islanders say the base is damaging the environment and pushing the crime rate up. RT's Sean Thomas went to Okinawa to investigate...

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The Okinawans have wanted us out since we got there.

I can remember reading about public protests in the 1950s.

I was based there...

(Camp Hansen), for a short time in 1970. It is the "arm pit" of the world and is clearly one of the over 700 military bases that needs to be closed as Ron has stated many times. War Profits (for the elite).

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I have one word for you...predator drones. Oh, you think I'm kidding?" Obombya