Friday, April 25, 2008


The recent rape trial of a US service man stationed in Japan has brought back ugly memories. The kind that leaves a bad taste in your mouth for a long time.

Servicemen and rapes in foreign lands seems to be a trend in the last 10 years or so. In 1995 3 service men stationed in Japan kidnap, beat, and rape a 12 year old girl. In 2005 6 servicemen in a training program with the Philippine Military kidnap and brutally gang rape a 22 year old woman, in 2006 (I believe) a group US soldiers in Iraq plans and executes the rape and murder of a 14 year old girl and her family, and now in 2008 a service man stationed in Japan is charged in the kidnap and brutal rape of a 14 year old girl.

The question is. What's the deal? It has to be that our soldiers go to these foreign lands and they have no respect at all to the laws of the land they're visiting. If I were a soldier stationed in a foreign land, I would think twice about breaking the law, especially in places like the Philippines or China where jail conditions make a Tijuana jail look like a Holiday in Resort.

We're asked to support our troops but how can you when you have ones like the ones that committed these crimes running around. It only takes one drop of red dye to ruin a clean white sheet.

I mean why rape a girl when prostitution is wide spread in these countries. For a few bucks you can have all the fun that you want, without all the trouble. I don't get it, it's just stupidity on the soldiers part.

I mean it's a serious issue, but I just find it ironic that the Japanese people are in an uproar, considering that the Japanese (especially the men) are the most perverted humans around. Their military soldiers during the world war periods where 100x worse than any of the US service men. Just wikipedia "the rape of Nanking." The Japanese military generals allowed all the massacre to happen, in fact they encouraged it. The same happened in the Philippines, when Japan invaded. They gathered up all the young women they could find, brought them to a hospital that they had seized. Placed the women on beds and had their soldiers continually rape the women as a sort of relaxation period, to relieve the stress of war. Commanders thought of it as a treat to their soldiers. As bad as the current circumstances are, it's just so ironic.

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