I think you will find that it had more to do with America's internal politics rather than any strategic foreign policy - The American troop deployment in Australia. At least that's how we saw it. There was no outcry here. We're reticent.
It is all countries of the west to be taciturn in the United States.
In other words the United States stands alone.
Great Manda Photo!!!
Wow! A great shot. A great gallery. "MANDA style".... I like it all !
Let me try to invite you:
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Greetings from Europe !
I´ve never liked politics... But this photo is just great! It could have other titles and still be a very strong photo.LIKE(This is not the word, but that is what Panoramio uses)
Thank you for an evaluation. Thanks Heidiho.
Thank you for a visit and the comment, Eva.
Although it is a shameful thing, I do not know people troubled with the present condition (60 years) of the strong rule by the United States.
To be sure, it is not being able to bear mentally when the fighter of a low-altitude flight sounds a roaring sound.
Thank you very much for joining our small experimental group "colour me in". We hope to see more of your interesting, stunning shots next time. Best wishes from Europe,Heidiho
Heideho. Thank you for a visit and greetings.
L; great work of art...best wishes!
admirable portrait!! L, Debora
Debora. A miserable portrait.
Keisuke - I think that enormous numbers of Americans are unaware of the problems you discuss, including bases in Japan, but there are also millions who are aware! I have seen one or two documentaries on TV about the bases, so the information is freely available if one wishes to know about it. Much has been written in the press, and the worst crimes by servicemen (rape, murder) have been reported on TV news. (This is not to say that the military wants any of this known, and has of course covered these events up when they are able. The same happens regarding military problems inside the US!) Unfortunately, as in any country, there are three basic factions: the "citizens of the world" type with liberal political views (like myself); conservatives, who can be either hawks or isolationists and in either case stand firmly behind much of our foreign policy; those who simply don't care and never will seek out information about anything outside their immediate regions.
Right now, there is much potential for political change here, for better or worse. There is the feeling of a crossroads. (The same can be said of Europe, for somewhat different reasons.) A country with as much power as the US has a million problems and priorities to sort out, so we will have to wait and see...meanwhile, we all do the best we can by open and honest discussion of sensitive problems in forums such as Panoramio. This is very important!
Thank you for Diane, comment by the good sense.
The Japanese Government making much of national interest not to be able to protect a citizen as reality is weak.
A Japanese nation and citizen have a problem before we criticize the United States.
The Japanese Government which held out a base for the Korean War and the Vietnam War becomes weak-kneed.
The prewar Japanese military authorities invaded it in Asian each place and, for fear of economic sanctions by Europe and America, withdrew from the United Nations and were defeated by a fight, the Allied Forces.
The Japanese is not going to know pains (humiliation) of such Asian countries. (Some learning persons are looked into).
It is necessary to increase the interchange of the citizen level to get rid of a strife.
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Photo taken in Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan
Misplaced? Suggest new location