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Breaking: Japan requests cooperation from U.S. military after quake
Kyodo ^ | 3/11/11 | Self

Posted on 03/11/2011 4:53:59 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight

All I have at the moment, from the Kyodo site:

BREAKING NEWS: Japan requests cooperation from U.S. military after quake.


TOPICS: Government; Japan
KEYWORDS: humanitarianrelief; japanearthquake; military; usa; usaf; usmc; usmilitary; usn
Of course, they would have to request it, but Obama should have already ordered it. We don't have a lot of money left, but this stuff is important.
1 posted on 03/11/2011 4:54:03 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Would zero consider that “meddeling”?


2 posted on 03/11/2011 4:56:35 AM PST by CPOSharky (After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says WTF.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

that would mean a 3am call... but you’re right of course.


3 posted on 03/11/2011 4:57:02 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

You gotta’ hand it to the Japanese. They don’t waste any time when the jig is up.


4 posted on 03/11/2011 4:58:14 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

The networks are all aflutter with the earthquake disaster. They don’t seem to realize that almost everyone has CATASTOPHE fatigue.


5 posted on 03/11/2011 4:58:26 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

The networks are all aflutter with the earthquake disaster. They don’t seem to realize that almost everyone has CATASTROPHE fatigue.


6 posted on 03/11/2011 4:58:41 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Has Obama pissed off Japan yet?

Guess not. He’s managed to do that to most of our allies.

Maybe he’ll send them I-pods with his speeches on it.


7 posted on 03/11/2011 4:59:56 AM PST by Reagan69 (I went to a shooting-victims' memorial service and all I got was a lousy T-shirt !)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Crisis? Obama? Rest assured the decision has NOTHING
to do with US security.

Obama’s first questions: What is the color of their skin?
Are they one of our “PEOPLE”?


8 posted on 03/11/2011 5:00:12 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

This quake will have an impact on the Japanese economy for quite a while. Since Japan is a major trade partner for the US, the earthquake will have an impact on our exports to Japan and thus will impact our economy.

Economies in the Pacific Rim were already slowing because of high commodity prices. This earthquake, combined with what is going on the rest of the PacRim will slow down our “recovery”.

The good news (for the short term) is that Japan has shut down their refineries causing crude oil prices to go down. But when they restart those refineries and begin rebuilding...look out.


9 posted on 03/11/2011 5:01:19 AM PST by NRG1973
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

NO WAR FOR SOY SAUCE


10 posted on 03/11/2011 5:03:33 AM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Diogenesis

The USS Blue Ridge has been urgently re-directed to Japan to help with the earthquake and tsunami situation.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1115861/1/.html


11 posted on 03/11/2011 5:04:26 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: AdaGray

“The networks are all aflutter with the earthquake disaster. They don’t seem to realize that almost everyone has CATASTOPHE fatigue.”

Pretty funny. I was sick of this story 2 seconds after I read the chyron.

My prediction: doppy MSM “reporters standing on the beaches of Hawaii and California waiting for waves that never come.

Can Obama blame his missing BC on the Tsunami?


12 posted on 03/11/2011 5:06:11 AM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

My son is stationed on Okinawa. He says the Japanese HATE the US Military. For them to ask for US military assistance is significant.

Sad to say, my son says the ill will tends to be mutual. We’ll see what effect this event has.


13 posted on 03/11/2011 5:07:06 AM PST by ElenaM
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
USS Blue Ridge:


14 posted on 03/11/2011 5:07:06 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
My grandson, is in the Navy and is stationed in Japan, his parents haven't heard from him, but are taking heart in the announcement that all US troops are accounted for.

Of course, Japan, like every other foreign country, can rail about getting the US troops out but the minute that a natural disaster occurs, call Uncle Sugar.

There will be an out pouring of verbal support from all the UN countries, and they will step back, hold our coat and hand us the shovel.

15 posted on 03/11/2011 5:08:34 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
I've got a NBA viewing party to go to! I don't have time for this!

16 posted on 03/11/2011 5:08:58 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: USS Alaska

My daughter is in the Air Force, she has orders to Japan, expected to transfer there this summer.


17 posted on 03/11/2011 5:12:42 AM PST by csvset
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To: csvset; All

Daily Mail has incredible photos here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1365229/Japan-earthquake-tsunami-Fears-massive-death-toll.html


18 posted on 03/11/2011 5:15:13 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
that would mean a 3am call... but you’re right of course.

It was 4AM actually, according to the news. And yes, he's already authorized it. They're already landing commercial jets at U.S. military bases because Narita is full of airplanes that they won't allow to take off. I imagine Obama will respond in any way the Japanese ask him to.

19 posted on 03/11/2011 5:15:40 AM PST by K-Stater
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To: ElenaM

My son is also stationed in Okinawa, it is only a sew people that hate the US Military.


20 posted on 03/11/2011 5:21:50 AM PST by DocJ69
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To: ElenaM

My son is also stationed in Okinawa, it is only a sew people that hate the US Military.


21 posted on 03/11/2011 5:22:00 AM PST by DocJ69
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To: BunnySlippers

What a mess.


22 posted on 03/11/2011 5:22:00 AM PST by csvset
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To: BunnySlippers

Thanks for the link. Lot’s of good pictures.

There’s gonna be a sale on flood damaged Japanese cars it looks like.


23 posted on 03/11/2011 5:24:11 AM PST by 2111USMC
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To: BunnySlippers

Some of those pics appear to be frames from a video shown at the BBC site.


24 posted on 03/11/2011 5:34:01 AM PST by decimon
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To: 1rudeboy

And we will respond, as we should. The Japanese are accustomed to this sort of thing. What other country has a history of so many earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, hurricanes, B-29s and fire breathing T-Rexes?

They are a smart, tough and resilient people and will rebuild.


25 posted on 03/11/2011 5:35:31 AM PST by henkster (Before we make any more "investments" we ought to be shown the prospectus.)
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To: ElenaM

“My son is stationed on Okinawa. He says the Japanese HATE the US Military.”

Try being a sailor in Norfolk VA. I don’t know what it is like now, but my Dad had some incredible stories of how they were treated there - and this was WWII. Like yards with signs, “dogs and sailors stay off the lawn”


26 posted on 03/11/2011 5:37:02 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: NRG1973
The good news (for the short term) is that Japan has shut down their refineries causing crude oil prices to go down. But when they restart those refineries and begin rebuilding...look out.

Which just means that they are in the market for finished product. Diesel equipment for cleaning up the mess doesn't run on sunshine and happy thoughts.

27 posted on 03/11/2011 5:38:09 AM PST by The Theophilus (Pray for Obama (Psalms 109:8))
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Tsunami hitting Hawaii now. Northern California has a Tsunami warning.


28 posted on 03/11/2011 5:50:06 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: ElenaM

In my experience the people close to the bases do tend to ‘hate’ the military. From my observations its due to the ugly drunk American syndrome.

Get away from the bases and you’ll meet real people who haven’t encountered the drunks.


29 posted on 03/11/2011 5:54:29 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: NavyCanDo

Try being a sailor in Norfolk VA. I don’t know what it is like now, but my Dad had some incredible stories of how they were treated there - and this was WWII. Like yards with signs, “dogs and sailors stay off the lawn”


I wish I could remember the year, it was in the 60’s though. The Base Commander at Norfolk ordered that all service member be paid in Cash for one payday and it was all two dollar bills.

The local stores and economy were totally flooded with two dollar bills. After it was announced what the Navy had done the attitudes in Norfolk and Newport News changed for the better.


30 posted on 03/11/2011 5:57:54 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: 1rudeboy

Any guesses on how 0bama would handle a similar situation if it was the US? I’d bet that, only after prodding, he would get his ugly face and teleprompters on TV for political purposes, and then go golfing.


31 posted on 03/11/2011 6:02:59 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: driftdiver

True,I had the same experience in Germany in the 60’s.


32 posted on 03/11/2011 6:14:09 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: NavyCanDo; driftdiver

There have been multiple pushes by the Japanese government to force the military out of Japan. It must be more than the standard mile-circumference drunk soldier/sailor/Marine syndrome.

At any rate, I’ll be interested to see how military assistance changes that dynamic.


33 posted on 03/11/2011 6:17:15 AM PST by ElenaM
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To: ElenaM

All it takes is one rape or murder to really get folks attention. Unfortunately there have been several of those committed by service members.


34 posted on 03/11/2011 6:23:04 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I’ve heard. The Marines on Okinawa are under some severe restrictions because of it.

But still, the Japanese government has repeatedly talked about forcing the US military out of Japan. Now they’re asking for the military’s help. How this changes the dynamic in the future will be interesting to watch.

My son is a Corpsman, I’m waiting to hear if he’ll be moved to the disaster site to provide medical assistance.


35 posted on 03/11/2011 6:31:10 AM PST by ElenaM
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To: Dr. Ursus
True,I had the same experience in Germany in the 60’s.

I too, was stationed in Germany in the early 60s but since I'd taken 4 years of German in high school {a Catholic School} and was fluent in German, my experience was very different.

I stayed out of the "GI Gasthauses" where only GIs and German whores hung out.

I went to local German restaurants, Churches and business and since I could speak the language, had a great experience.

When you can communicate in their language, people will accept you very easily.

36 posted on 03/11/2011 6:42:37 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: ElenaM

And yet, we’re giving them the technology to build stealth fighters?

Why is America run by idiots?


37 posted on 03/11/2011 6:55:32 AM PST by MrInvisible
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To: MrInvisible

America is run by idiots because we have a population replete with idiots.


38 posted on 03/11/2011 7:08:49 AM PST by ElenaM
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To: USS Alaska

We used to go to the small towns along the Mosel river and
were quiet and respectful and were treated great by the
locals. Of course,when we just wanted to get drink,we just
walked off base into town.


39 posted on 03/11/2011 7:40:19 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: ElenaM
My son is stationed on Okinawa. He says the Japanese HATE the US Military.

Correction-a loud vocal number in Okinawa hate the US Military. Okinawa hosts a disproportionate number of the US military in Japan so they have a different perspective on it. Most mainland Japanese couldn't care less about the US military presence in Japan as it doesn't affect them personally.

For them to ask for US military assistance is significant.

The government caught a lot of flak at the time for not accepting US offers of assistance after the Hanshin earthquake in '95. They have learned their lesson.

40 posted on 03/11/2011 8:47:40 AM PST by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: K-Stater

I’m thankful the administration is moving forward in helping Japan. It’s actually much more than I expected from ‘O’ given his track record.


41 posted on 03/11/2011 8:51:42 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: GATOR NAVY

On Facebook chat with my son, he says he hopes they go to improve relations. He hasn’t heard who from 3rd Med Bn may go.


42 posted on 03/11/2011 8:56:38 AM PST by ElenaM
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To: ElenaM

Okinawa is a different beast than Japan. If an Okinawan knew that he’d just been referred to as ‘Japanese’, he’d blow his stack over the perceived insult.

As for the displeaure the Okinawans have over the US military, it’s more of the “You own over 50% of our island. Give it back already!!!”.

That, mixed in with the occasional rape of a schoolgirl by our Marines.

Now the Koreans, on the other hand...


43 posted on 03/11/2011 8:19:51 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: 2111USMC

Most Japanese and Korean used cars are exported to Russia via Vladivostok. So Ivan better look closely at all the brand new Camry’s the used car lots suddenly are filled with.


44 posted on 03/11/2011 8:23:30 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: ElenaM

That’s the Okinawan local government doing that. The Japanese government has been looking more at relocating the US bases elsewhere on Okinawa or onto the main islands proper.

Not out of Japan, though.

That’s more typical of Korea. Or that least until NK lit off a nuke, sunk a cruiser, and shelled YP-do...


45 posted on 03/11/2011 8:29:59 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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