Skip to comments.Japan: 2 Explosions Heard Near US Naval Base
Posted on 11/28/2013 11:48:02 PM PST by Eleutheria5
Two explosions were heard near the US Air Force base located near the Japanese capital of Tokyo.
Japanese police and US officials reported that remnants of two IED's (Improvised Explosive Device) had been found in the area.
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No idea what to make of this. Wow.
Japanese police and US officials reported that remnants of two IED’s (Improvised Explosive Device) had been found in the area.
No caualties have been reported.
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan A home-made cannon likely fired projectiles at Yokota Air Base on Thursday night, according to U.S. and Japanese officials.
Residents near the base, which serves as headquarters for U.S. Forces Japan, reported explosions at about 11.30 p.m., according to a Tokyo Metropolitan Police spokesman.
Police found two metal pipes, lead wire and a battery in an empty lot about 350 meters east of the base. Partly buried, the pipes pointed toward the base, said a spokesman for Tachikawa Police, which initially responded to the calls.
Yokota spokesman Capt. Ray Geoffroy confirmed the discovery of improvised launching devices near the base but said there are no reports of injuries or damage.
Jonathan Revell, 38, of Smyrna, Tenn., said he heard two loud bangs Thursday night from his home on the east side of the base. He went outside to investigate but didnt hear any emergency vehicles responding.
I thought it was kind of odd to hear fireworks at 11 p.m., he said. Ive been here a little over two years, and its the first time Ive heard anything like that.
Police and U.S. military officials have been searching for any projectiles that may have been fired, but none had been found as of Friday morning, the spokesman said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, the spokesman said.
An anti-U.S. military, left-wing extremist group known as Kakurokyo has carried out similar attacks. The group is thought to be responsible for home-made mortar rockets found in November 2009 just outside Yokota and December 2009 near Naval Air Facility Atsugi.
There are few, if any, Muslims in Japan. The Japanese government makes it a point to keep them out.
But there are Koreans. Are any from North Korea?
Sounds like the “mortars” which the IRA would use.
Thank you for the ping, Jet Jaguar.
“Japan ‘prime target’ for East China Sea defence: Chinese state media”
Updated 1 hour 20 minutes ago
SNIPPET: “Chinese state-run media have identified Japan as Beijing’s “prime target” in its newly declared air defence zone, calling for “timely countermeasures without hesitation” if Tokyo defies it.”
“(LEAD) China sets up air defense zone over East China Sea”
SNIPPET: “BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Yonhap) — China’s defense ministry said Saturday it has set up an Air Defense Identification Zone over the East China Sea, which includes airspace over a set of islands also claimed by Japan.
In announcing the zone, which went into force at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and covers a wide area of the East China Sea between South Korea and Taiwan, the ministry said all aircraft entering the zone must report to Chinese authorities and follow their instructions.”
“(2nd LD) China denounces Japan’s reported move with ASEAN against air zone”
SNIPPET: “BEIJING, Nov. 29 (Yonhap) — China lashed out Friday at a Japanese media report that Tokyo would seek cooperation with Southeast Asian nations to challenge Beijing’s newly declared air control zone over the East China Sea, labelling the reported move as “completely unreasonable.””
“Radicals eyed after weapons fired near US base in Japan”
Updated: November 29, 2013 11:49 IST
SNIPPET: “Tokyo: Improvised rocket launchers were fired close to a US airbase near Tokyo, police and the American military said on Friday, with suspicions falling on one of Japan’s small ultra-leftist groups.
No-one was hurt and no damage was done in the incident, which media reported came just hours after the arrest of a senior member of a radical faction, and followed a pattern seen four years earlier.”
In creasing number on the Left in Japan would like to see US bases gone...
Popular myth. They’re recruiting there as everywhere else.
Given US proclivities, some of them may be US military.
This has all the hallmarks of a dastardly attack by the gallant geezers of the Chukakuha (middle core faction). Those boyos are getting long inna tooth!
All that’s left of the young commies that. stormed Tokyo U in the 1960s.
Latest figures are 125,000 foreign born Muslims residing in Japan .
Hope they weren't falling from the skies....
Its only starting....!?!?!?
This has been going on sporadically for FIFTY YEARS.
Its liberal loser commi student groups from Tokyo, about 40 min away by train.
Illegal and annoying and a little dangerous, nothing more. Nooooooothing here, really, just the same loser idiots proving they still exist SORT OF.
Nice misleading title
I’ve been telling my family for years; just wait until IED’s come to the States.
Yep. M-80, cherry bomb-type kid’s stuff. Nothing particularly worrisome nor major. Radical anarchist or Marxist kids have been doing this low-level crap for years from time to time “outside the gates.” And NO, it is NOT representative of the Japanese people. Just in case somebody is tempted to go ballistic here against all of Japan.
But there is a Communist party in Japan. I was stationed there from '89-'92 and we had one incident, sounds similar to this, while I was there.
There was also an annual protest against the base where they would bus the protesters in, give them lunch, and they would ring the base with signs and chants. The best part is the few that would try to "CRASH" the gate. The Japanese riot police quickly addressed that nonsense in a very physical way.
I still have photos and videos of those protests somewhere.
Japanese Muslims? Who’d thunk it.
“It’s only just starting.”
It’s happened before in Japan. Remember those Red Army Gomers?
“In creasing number on the Left in Japan would like to see US bases gone...”
Also on the right.
“What” is starting? I swear, every time something happens someone posts “it’s starting”.
No pronouns. What is “it”
Nonsense. Japan is not a rinky-dink Third-world cesspit filled with ignorant savages and whose biggest natural resource is sand. Israel, Japan, and S.Korea are places we actually SHOULD be worried about helping.
Thanks for checking in ya’ll. Have a good weekend!
May God bless you both.
Well, I suppose that could include spud guns, but it IS Punkin Chunkin season.
False Flag Operation? Who knows with this Administration.
“Nonsense. Japan is not a rinky-dink Third-world cesspit filled with ignorant savages and whose biggest natural resource is sand. Israel, Japan, and S.Korea are places we actually SHOULD be worried about helping.”
What in the world are you referring too?
Exactly my thought on the matter as well. Seems to me the Left smells blood in that our President is weak, thus we are as a Nation vulnerable to such protestations.
I expect to see more of this sort of thing throughout the remainder of this fraud’s administration, and until we have leadership the World will once again respect.
Nothing new,, to those who know how to research a little radical history there.
Not uncommon for radicals and dissidents to act up..
Canada is now happy to see folks now blaming everything on China, for a change. :-)
The world stage revolves,, onto the next act..
A Safe Holiday to You and Your’n!
commies getting restless
communists. They think taking up the cause of getting the US bases out of Japan is a good idea.
Meanwhile China is threatening Japan
Bad timing if you ask me, but maybe they think it’ll work for them.
Plus you have lot of Koreans (descendants of forced WW2 laborers) loyal to North Korea....
A senior leader of a commie rebel group was arrested just before the explosions
Many of the Korean descendants of WW2 laborers are loyal to Pyongyang
a similar device was found there in 2009
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