"They are young. They are aggressive. They drink a lot". They!
Speaking of U.S. Marine personnel on the island Okinawa. ONCE AGAIN AMERICAN MILITARY PERSONNEL BEHAVING BADLY!
Thanks to the tip from Freeper. DRACONIAN MEASURES TAKEN.
"draconian - - 2. rigorous; unusually severe or cruel: Draconian forms of punishment.
"No booze for you: Drinking banned for U.S. Navy sailors in Japan"
"U. S Navy sailors in Japan can say goodbye to their sake."
"Following an alleged drunk driving incident by a 21-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Aimee Mejia, the Navy announced Monday that drinking alcohol would be banned for all 19,000 personnel in Japan."
"Imbibing will be banned both on and off base, and sailors will no longer be able to freely leave their bases. Leaving base grounds will be allowed only for running necessary errands, or commuting from an off-base home."
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"Mejia’s vehicle allegedly crossed the center line on a freeway on the island of Okinawa before striking two other vehicles. She was not injured in the crash, but two people in the other cars were."
THIS BAN ON THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE HOWEVER FOR ONLY A PERIOD OF THIRTY DAYS AND PERHAPS NO MORE.
This drunk driving incident on the island of Okinawa of course not existing in a vacuum. As described in the Chicago Sun Times today courtesy of the USA Today additional bad behavior of the American military man [or woman] to include:
1. "a U.S. base worker, a former Marine, was arrested May 19 and charged with the brutal rape and murder of a 20-year-old Japanese woman." [the accused led the police to the body and has confessed]
2. "Many Japanese already were shocked by the arrest of a Navy corpsman two months earlier on charges of raping a Japanese woman in a hotel in the city of Naha, Okinawa's capital. The Navy corpsman pleaded guilty in a Japanese court last week."
An Okinawan please understand SIX TIMES more likely to be murdered, robbed, raped or assaulted by another Okinawan than have a SIMILAR crime perpetrated by a member of the U.S. military. But that matters little in perception of many.