In 2012, the Central Intelligence Agency’s Open Source Center published a manual for U.S. officials advising them on how to shape Okinawan public opinion about the large U.S. military presence on their island. Categorized For Official Use Only, the 60-page CIA report is titled A Master Narratives Approach to Understanding Base Politics in Okinawa.
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Veterans for Peace—Ryukyu Okinawa Chapter Kokusai (VFP-ROCK) President Douglas Lummis and members held a press conference at Okinawa’s prefectural press club on July 25. The group announced VFP-ROCK’s intentions to submit a new resolution for approval at the 34th National Convention of Veterans For Peace, which will be held in Spokane, WA next month. They seek to halt the construction of the new base in Henoko, Nago City with the new resolution.
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""The incorporation of industrial technology into modern warfare has resulted in civilians taking the highest casualty rates in contemporary military conflicts, resulting in the senseless slaughter of people sometimes seeking refuge from the insanity of war in the first place. The Tsushima Maru sinking was not ‘irony,’ but war; irony often comes out of unintended outcomes — unlike tragedies like the Tsushima Maru that are borne from intentional, not accidental or inevitable, collusion between mainstream institutions that enable war as an option in the first place. The Bowfin crew did not know of the civilians that nightmarishly perished from its underwater warhead until decades later. Such tragedies become the nightmares of soldiers systematically baptized with such blood on their hands. Moreover, fascist Japan banned public mention of the Tsushima Maru by survivors, so its history has remained little known nor taught — unlike dominant narratives that justify, glorify and sanitize wars and militarism from such realities."
We owe it to our children to say no to the war machine. To resist, to run away, to refuse to have anything to do with narratives of risking one's life for abstractions such as one's country. All lives are precious and by taking lives you are committing the ultimate sin.