Sunday, February 17, 2013

DVIDS - Minister for Foreign Affairs visits Marine Corps Bases on Okinawa

Fraud, Waste & Abuse, Just another Boondoggle or all of the above?

OKINAWA, Japan - Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Government of Japan visited Marine Corps Installations and met with key leaders from the Marine Corps to include Maj. Gen. Peter J. Talleri, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations Pacific and acting Okinawa Area Coordinator Feb. 16.

Kishida visited Camp Schwab where he was given a tour of the base and taken to VIP Hill, an observation point. At the observation point, Kishida was greeted by Col. Jonathan D. Covington, deputy commander for MCIPAC and received a brief from Hirofumi Takeda, director general of Okinawa Defense Bureau on the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Relocation Facility.

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Comment: I think they call it "VIP hill" because in the last couple of decades (that's about how long this B.S. has been going on) several thousand so-called VIP's from heads of state and senior level ministerial officials on down to the local dog catcher have been taken to this spot so see it one last time before it is bulldozed and forever ruined. Can you just imagne how many jobs could have been saved had they only spent the money wasted on boon-doggles for big-wigs on productive things?

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