This is coolbert:
The American military man behaving badly? Okinawa again!
Thanks to Freeper, Ronin and USFJ/USFM for the report.
"Restrictions placed on U.S. service members in Japan"
"Effective immediately, U.S. service members on Okinawa are restricted to base and to their residences. Until further notice, alcohol consumption is prohibited. This includes in residences and public locations such as bars and clubs, and hotels. Additionally, U.S. service members on mainland Japan are prohibited from purchasing or consuming alcohol, on or off base. The new restrictions follow an accident Sunday morning in Naha in which a Okinawan man was killed when his vehicle was struck by a truck being driven by a U.S. service member. Alcohol may have been a factor"
"They are young. They are aggressive. They drink a lot!" THEY.
American military men on Okinawa almost on a clockwork basis perpetrating some atrocious criminal act and exacerbating tensions between U.S. personnel and the local Japanese nationals.
This sort of tragic incident does NO ONE any good. Measures taken belatedly also NOT doing any good!!
And at that exact wrong event at the exact wrong time in a part of the world where discord between allies not needed!