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Abe Signals He'll Ignore Will of Okinawa Voters Who Just Overwhelmingly Rejected New US Military Base

Abe Signals He'll Ignore Will of Okinawa Voters Who Just Overwhelmingly Rejected New US Military Base

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Voters in the Japan's Okinawa prefecture on Sunday overwhelmingly rejected construction plans to build a new U.S. military base to replace another "noisy and dangerous" base, sending a clear message to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration that residents remain frustrated by the significant presence of American armed forces in the region.

Now we know why Shinzo Abe was selected for the dubious honor of nominating Pwesident Twump for the Nobel Peace prize. When does he stand for reelection?

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“Re-election” ?

How about recall or impeachment ?

He can always get an appointment in the Trump regime.

What ever happpened to the good old days when the one who was shamed would fall on his sword? Now, instead, they make the rounds of daytime talk shows to plug their book and movie deals. (sigh)

Between over reach attempts in Okinawa and Vz, and a renewed embargo on Cuba, I’m too angry and disappointed to comment.
Especially coming from a degenerate, lying Trump regime.

Welcome to Japan’s version of Jim Crow

Been that way for the Ryukyus for Centuries

Still the US pushes it’s Crap on the Indigenous
Screw the Marines
For God sake haven’t you raped this Island and it’s People ENOUGH

Shame on You ALL…GO HOME YANKEE

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We are living in a time of some of the worst leadership. None of them seem to have respect for democracy - the people’s will.

We should remember that tens of thousands of U.S. dollars get spent in these bases in other countries. Out sourced dollars. The base PX gets lots and lots of business from service personnel as well. I wonder who cleans up on that gig.
We can’t go home. All of these hundreds of communities next to military bases thrive off the monthly infusion of greenback dollars.
Talk about outsourced jobs.

Democracy is not on the table for a neoliberal future - anywhere.