These are all states where you base your military against the wishes of the local populations and in many cases, the wishes of the ruling
As for Australia? Well, I'm sure an Australian ATS member will testify that the majority there are not happy about you using their country as a base
in your attempts to encircle Asia.
I don't expect you to have even the slightest comprehension of that though.
You don't even have the slightest comprehension of what occupation means. You don't even have the slightest idea of who is stationed where and why.
You just want to be angry at the US and spout anything you can. Letting emotional opinion be presented as facts only makes you look like a fool.
First off, if Australia didn't want the US air forces there, I am pretty sure that Australia could take 2500 airmen. Secondly, I am sure if it was an
occupation against Australia's wishes, Britain would of not allowed it. Especially since the US is using bases that Australia already has, and is not
building a permanent base. The US is rotating out of the bases there not only at the request of Australia but also at the request of the Phillipines,
Japan, India, New Zealand, and others because of the disputes with China over the south seas. But it is also to train the ever increasing Australian
army, and as a base for any disaster or humanitarian aide needed. Since Australia has a lot at stake over territory disputes in the south seas, and
the SS is used for trillions of dollars in shipping for just about everyone in the world, the majority of countries have a vested interest in keeping
the SS neutral, which China has shown it is not interested in neutrality.
But why deal with facts when you can claim that somehow that 2500 military members using somebody's base can somehow take over a mega giant like
What it actually is, is military strategy, both on part of the US and Australia, but military strategy eludes you when you want to make a grand
conspiracy out of the US military.
If anything, the Aussies should be concerned about why Australia is increasing forces, looking for military experts from all over the world, and not
just the US, and why they are asking the US to train them.
The reason for the bases in Japan are similar. Japan has a great military but because of its Constitution, it is for defense only. The US bases there
provide stability to the region. Especially with North Korea being such a wild card. It is the partnership between the US and Japan that has helped
Japan have a leading economy. Then again, there is the humanitarian, natural disaster support. Fukishima overwhelmed Japan's capabilities. Now before
you go on saying that the US is taking advantage of Article 9 of Japan's constitution that doesn't allow it to use its military, both President Bush
and Obama have been trying to convince the Japanese government of rewriting article 9, so Japan can play an increasing role in not only it's own
security but to take a pro active stance against threats. Last year, Japan and the US agreed to cut the marine presence in Japan by half. They have
since been moved elsewhere.
As for Cuba, it is Guantanamo Bay that the US owns, not Cuba. Cuba is self governed. If you are going to make such grave allegations, you should at
least know the difference. And President Obama has declared Guantanamo useless, but hasn't been able to close it due to political and logistical
hurdles. But he is not done with the topic yet.
Iraq’s sovereignty has been recognized repeatedly by its regional neighbors and global partners. It is under the care of the Multi-National Force
which is supported by 24 countries, all who which have soliders in Iraq. All at the request of the Iraq government. Iraq will have full sovereignty
when it wants it, but hasn't wanted it yet because its troops still need training and still needs to gain control over remaining provinces. Iraq
hasn't been occupied since 2008.
I would keep educating you but I have run out of time, and by this point, if you don't get it, you never will.
And no one from Britain is in any position to be criticizing the US of anything.
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