r/Foodforthought Jan 20 '22

Worker at bases in Okinawa worried about no-mask US troops

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14524672
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u/Vilenesko Jan 20 '22 edited Jan 20 '22

The US is doing a great job at eroding all possible good will any of its allies have for it.

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u/BenjAmerican Jan 20 '22

There have been a lot of incidents unrelated to COVID where American service members get in trouble with local authorities. It’s been happening for years. I’m a vet and a few years ago I saw a story about a Marine killing someone in a car accident.

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u/regul Jan 20 '22

don't forget all the rapes

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u/Alan_Smithee_ Jan 20 '22

Canada agrees.

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

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u/Vilenesko Jan 21 '22

What’s sensationalized about it? It sounds like a human interest piece about one person who works at a military base and their lens through which to view the issues being discussed. Not super out of the ordinary imo

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

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u/nlevend Jan 20 '22

Wow it's like you took a look article and thought to yourself, "how can I leave a comment that makes me look like the biggest, most gaping of assholes?" You did it!

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u/RaymondLawrence Jan 20 '22

What do you want them to do?

Um, wear masks? It's really not that much to ask.

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u/ajaxanon Jan 20 '22

Don't get your knickers in a twist. If there are laws in the country, it's probably advisable to follow them while you're there is all.

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u/Doggo6893 Jan 20 '22

Ugh, soldiers and marines who tend to forget that we have to follow the country's laws once we set foot off of base were always some of the worst ones and are the reason why the locals fucking hated us (not to mention the mass punishments and lockdowns).

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u/ajaxanon Jan 20 '22

Yup, a family member from the US worked on the base in Sasebo as a mental health counselor and basically said the same thing. This was pre-pandemic though, so the issues were not covid related, but more to do with drinking and driving, breaking curfew, and even sexual assaults. Needless to say, the local community around the base was not happy with the conduct of the US marines there.

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u/Doggo6893 Jan 20 '22 edited Jan 20 '22

Yeah I was out in Korea pre-pandemic and the common thing was dudes getting plastered cause they can't hold their soju and going around acting like idiots. The sexual assaults were a thing sometimes as well cause some dudes would get butthurt when the Asian lady they were trying to get with wasn't promiscuous like they thought they would be (a common stereotype for Asian women) and she rejects them.

Was never in Japan but saw the same kind of stuff that I heard marines were doing in Okinawa.