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If US military personnel don't respect women why should they respect the laws of
the countries where US military bases exist?
In Japan US military personnel can get away with raping women and they do.

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Rape victim asks Japan to prosecute more U.S. military personnel accused of crimes
April 8 (UPI) -- By Ray Downs
An Australian woman who was raped by a U.S. sailor in Japan asked Japanese officials on Thursday to amend an agreement it has with the U.S. military that some say make it difficult to prosecute American military personnel for crimes against civilians.

"If you are against rape, change the sofa," Catherine Jane Fisher said at a news conference whole holding up an image of herself standing next to a battered sofa The "sofa" was in reference to the Japan-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement, which she said allows U.S. military members accused of crimes to evade prosecution due to Article 16 of the agreement.

Article 16 of the SOFA says U.S. military personnel must "respect" the laws of Japan. And Fisher says that word allows some U.S. military personnel to evade responsibility for crimes because Japanese officials told her they are only required to "respect the laws of Japan, not obey them."
Fisher asked that "respect" be changed to "obey."

"[Tomorrow] will mark 16 years that I have been trying to change one part of Article 16 of the SOFA ... to change just one word," Fisher said, the Japan Times reported.

Fisher unleashed a scroll of laminated paper several feet long that listed rape and murder cases allegedly committed by U.S. military personnel since the 1940s.

Fisher's ordeal goes back to 2002, when she accused Bloke Deans, a U.S. sailor at the time, of rape. Deans was sent back to the United States after the accusation and Japanese prosecutors never filed criminal charges.

But Fisher won a civil court case in Japan in 2004 and was paid 3 million yen from a Japanese Ministry of Defense fund for victims of crimes committed by U.S. military personnel.

In 2012, she filed a lawsuit in Milwaukee, where Deans was living, to claim the damages she won in Japanese court - but only asked for a symbolic $1 settlement.

At the news conference in Tokyo, Fisher acknowledged that there is much disagreement in Japan over whether the country should continue to allow the United States to maintain military bases there. But she urged for Japan to take a tougher stance against the U.S. military personnel accused of crimes.

"This has been happening on the island of Okinawa for over 70 years," she said. "Imagine if someone comes into your house and starts raping and murdering your family. Are you going to offer them another cup of tea? Or are you going to ask them to leave?"
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Better yet, Japan should show some backbone and demand that the US remove all its military bases from Japan.


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Post time 2018-4-10 14:14:28 |Display all floors
This post was edited by zhihu1 at 2018-4-10 14:29

Better yet, Japan should show some backbone and demand that the US remove all its military bases from Japan.


Japan is a US colony ruled by Japanese puppet government manipulated by Uncle Sam, therefore they lack any backbone to demand its genunine master to do anything. Western democracy is aslo a failure in Japan. The people vote for their so-called government which fails to protect their own nationals in its own territory.

The government is not serving for the Japanese people, but for the US and a tiny of right-wing upper class of Japan.

The prerequsition of demanding the removal of US garrison is to overthrow their right-wing government and its P.M. Abe.

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zhihu1 Post time: 2018-4-9 22:14
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It's the same in the US. The government there only works for the super rich.
There is no democracy in the US either. The people are given two or maybe three choices to vote
for and they are all beholden to the rich who finance their campaigns. In the last election the winner
had 3,000,000 fewer votes than the other candidate. In any case, the super rich own and rule the US
just as in any feudal system.
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robert237 Post time: 2018-4-10 14:22
It's the same in the US. The government there only works for the super rich.
There is  ...

Honestly that's what I all think about the Western decocracy you mentioned above.

Either the Donkey or the Elephant is the pet of the super rich.

The super rich offer up false choices for the people, which are analogous to asking "would you like to be my servants or slaves? "

This is called double-bind.

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zhihu1 Post time: 2018-4-9 22:41
Honestly that's what I all think about the Western decocracy you mentioned above.

Either the Donke ...

Capitalism is just feudalism warmed over and given an ad agency.

The indoctrination system (laughingly called the educational system) in the west is so thorough
that some propagandists in this forum think feudalism is still a good sociopolitical system.
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zhihu1 Post time: 2018-4-10 08:14
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Japan should demand US troops to leave? What are you talking about? Japan is paying US for the troops and protection against North Korea and China.

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mixamixa Post time: 2018-4-11 00:32
Japan should demand US troops to leave? What are you talking about? Japan is paying US for the tro ...

That's the silly idea, cold-war mindset. You're totally brainwashed.

Do you English-literate? They pay the US to rape their women, perpetrate the crimes in their own territory.

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