2016: A Few Words for the Pentagon
Okinawa. Henoko. Camp Schwab.
The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 14, Issue 7, No. 2. April 1, 2016
Mit freundlicher Erlaubnis von Japan Focus.
Henoko Has a Few Words for the Pentagon – an Okinawan ex-Marine Speaks Up
C. Douglas Lummis
At the protest rally at Henoko on 21 March (2,500 people in front of Camp Schwab protesting the Pentagon and the Japanese government's plans to build a new Marine Base in Oura Bay) there were four or five Marines up on the hill across from the gate with cameras and walkie-talkies and armbands, observing and recording the event. Clearly they were not there out of personal curiosity, but doing a job. Perhaps it was hoped that their presence would strike a Big-Brother-is-Watching-You fear into the hearts of the protesters, but if so, it was not working.
Photo credit Takamine Chota