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Navy carrier Ronald Reagan set to arrive off Japan for earthquake relief


The aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, whose home port is San Diego, is set to arrive off the Japanese main island of Honshu later Sunday Japan time, prepared for humanitarian relief for the country ravaged by an earthquake and tsunami.

The Reagan had been set for a port call in South Korea but was redirected. The carrier has helicopters, medical supplies, and drinking water, all critically needed.  Other ships in the carrier strike group are also being redirected.

The Navy medical ship Mercy is in San Diego but may be deployed for long-term assistance, officials said.


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Photo: Carrier Ronald Reagan. Credit: U.S. Navy

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This is pretty negative, and for that I'm sorry. But this caused me to wonder what the Japanese did for us after the last major earthquake we had. And, who here in the US tells the Chinese to just "Put this one on our tab too please."?

To Gyre..........

Why must the equation be equal to you? Are we to suddenly start evaluating every nation on earth whether or not they helped us during the last major earthquake? I see where compassion's concerned you have some "issues."

So many people whinge and whine about the USA being warmongers and whatever else. I hope this serves as a reminder that they are also ALWAYS the first county to arrive with massive humanitarian and financial relief when ever and where ever disaster strikes. Good on you America. God Bless

Gyre, Japan is a major ally and trading partner, and we maintain permanent military bases there. We are rapidly turning into a nation of aggressive sociopaths who care for nothing and no one, but not enough yet to abandon a very close ally to save a buck.


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