If you live on Okinawa, Japan, count your blessings if you don’t get murdered, assaulted, raped, robbed, burglarized, arsoned and vandalized by one of the 49,000 Americans occupying this tiny island the size of Luxembourg, not to mention the disgusting environmental degradation. You don’t have to look hard. There is one US occupier for every 30 local citizens. Pictured above, a map of Okinawa showing where the 34 American military bases are installed.
Eighty-five percent of Okinawans are against the American occupation of their land and for good reason. The statistics and reality of daily life there tell a typically tragic story of empire. Listen to author Jeff J. Brown of China Rising Radio Sinoland, based in China and invited on Press TV, to explain why Okinawans are rightfully indignant.
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