Friday, August 9, 2013

Hawk helicopter crash in Japan hinders relocation of U.S. base Futenma - UPI.com "Clueless"

The crash this week of a U.S. Air Force HH-60 helicopter on Okinawa could delay permission further by local politicians to allow the planned relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

Long-time safety concerns by the local population about air movements at Futenma prompted U.S. and Japanese officials to agree to a relocation from the densely populated city of Ginowan to the Henoko district of Nago.

Even though people in Ginowan want the base relocated, they also know thousands of jobs would be lost.

But the people of Henoko are wary of having a base in their area.

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Comment: WTF??? That last line is a dead giveaway that the writer has never-ever set foot on Okinawa and another reason why people are going to alternative media sources to get their news. It's not necessarily that the alternative media is better, it's just that they have an excuse and thus can be forgiven when they get it totally wrong!

Note to the dinosaur media, vet your stories before going to print. Henoko already has a large U.S. military base located there. It's Marine Corps facility known as "Camp Schwab" and all this garbage in the media about a new base is totally bogus! I was going to say "bullshit" instead of bogus but, this is a family blog. The so called "new base" is not near Camp Schwab, it is Camp Schwab! This is the expansion of capabilities at an existing base to include runways for the take off and landing of aircraft.

While I might agree that this expansion is not needed and I might be willing to go further and argue that after 68 years, it's long past time for America to pick up all their toys and go home, at least I understand that this is NOT a new base as so oft "misreported" by the lame-stream "dinosaur" media.

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