posted on Oct, 1 2012 @ 08:03 PM
The locals in Okinawa have been complaining about the US-owned aircraft for years. Especially those located near Kadena air base. Mostly, they just
hate the noise of the fighters landing and taking off every single day.
While I was stationed in Sasebo on the mainland, they had a huge protest because one of the nuclear carriers wanted to pull in to port. The Japanese
police were out in full riot gear blocking both base gates. It was a big show.
The kicker was that a lot of the protesters were paid to be there. At least, that's what they told me when I asked a few of them why they hated
nuclear carriers so much.