Chinese Yokosuka Infiltrator “Wanted To Join US Army”

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A Chinese man arrested deep inside one of America’s major naval bases in Japan claims he infiltrated the base as he “didn’t want to go back to China” and that he “wants to join the US army.”

The 24-year-old Chinese man snuck into at the United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka naval base in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture one morning, which he had entered undetected.

US military police discovered the man at one of the base’s harbour facilities, 1.5km away from the main gate (the base itself abuts directly onto downtown Yokosuka), and promptly detained him for trespass.

He was handed over to Japanese police for prosecution (or as seems more likely, discrete repatriation to China), and claims he just wanted to enlist to escape China:

“I came to Japan 10 days ago on a ship. I didn’t want to return to China, so I wanted to join the US army.”

According to police he spoke only Chinese and some halting English, and his identity was beyond doubt as he carried a Chinese passport.

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The incident is particularly humiliating for the authorities as only 3 days before they held a major joint exercise aimed at preventing Islamist terrorists using a small boat to launch an attack on the nuclear carriers regularly anchoured at the base.

Both the pathetic security in force at a major US military installation and whether the man had any other reason for infiltrating the base have been widely commented on – although it seems brazen conduct for a spy, few seem inclined to believe that he could have entertained any serious hope of joining the US military by sneaking onto their base.

 


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    Avatar of TFish
    Comment by TFish
    10:16 04/03/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

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    14:28 04/03/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Come on you apes, you wanna live forever?

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    Comment by Pyrus
    16:06 04/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Navy does the flyin'; MI does the dyin'!

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    Comment by Benoist
    21:51 04/03/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I'm doing my part !

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    Comment by Cashmoney9000
    10:21 04/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Every fights. No one quits. If you don't do your job I'll kill you myself. Do you get me?

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    Comment by Cabulb
    00:37 05/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    IT'S A GOOD DAY TO DIE.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:43 05/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    WE CITIZENS, WE FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:31 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol i hope a headshot

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:07 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    He better strap some claymores to his uniform and charge the MG fire in afghanistan or something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:44 04/03/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    If he wanted amnesty/asylum, he should have gone to the US Embassy or sought advice from a couple servicemen. But since he screwed up and got caught by Japanese, instead he'll be on a 1-way trip to a Chinese 'reconditioning camp'. Sucks to be him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:28 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    US Embassy don't take asylum for "economic migrant" which is what he is. Even with political asylum, the bar for proof is high, especially for Chinese. Immigration system is the one place where racial discrimination is alive and well. The only people that actually get accepted easily are Cubans.

    His stupid mistake is trying to join US military. Normally, he'd be let out immediately once in China, free to try again. Now, he's gonna rot in prison.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:43 05/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i do believe the motivation this man told.im also from china and deadly want to flee away from this miserable country,but i really can't figure out what this man are thinking about.this only makes him looks like a spy.just stupid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:46 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds like a spy to me. If not, then he's just unlucky for picking the wrong place to run to. Bases =/ embassy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:07 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    “didn’t want to go back to China”...

    I 100% believe him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Hmmm, i thought that chinese people CAN try to leave the country and aim for a different nationality. I mean, we're not talking about the PRK and with such a gross overpopulation, you'd think the Chinese government would welcome the average leaver.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    07:00 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If I was in the PRC's position I'd encourage people to immigrate to other countries well except for people who are gifted who I'd try to keep in China but I'd use a carrot more then a stick.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're doing exactly that. You need to have a source of news other than Sancom...

    http://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/china-native-talent-economy-globalization-engineers-incentives-brain-gain
    http://www.china.org.cn/china/2010-12/15/content_21545207.htm
    Lots of criticisms around here on what China is doing to attract talents that our government(US) isn't.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/16/kenya-china-trade-idUSL6E8JG8O420120816
    Meanwhile, they're exporting uneducated small vendors wherever they can, including Africa.

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    Comment by opiemuyo
    23:42 04/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Having been in the US Army for five years I can attest to the fact that this man is INSANE.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:42 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    So what's the point in moving from one shithole country to another shithole country?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:53 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There are different depth to shitholes. Although I'll have to admit ours is getting deeper every day.

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    Comment by tingle
    08:59 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Poor guy. If you are willing to join our army, and pass the physical and mental entry tests, I think we should be happy to give you a green card when your first tour is up. That proves your loyalty to us more than any oath.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:08 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is unAmerican, here in America:

    -Warfare Queens gets free board & meals
    -Hardworking Mexican field hands working 14 hours a day get the boot

    -Crackhead highschool dropouts get social services, advisement, and free adult education
    -Valedictorian Chinese honor students get sent home

    Future's looking bright here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:34 05/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's 'Welfare Queens'. You obviously was not a 'Valedictorian Chinese honor student'.

    LOL

    Believe me, asians got plenty of losers who think shape of their eyes make up for their lack of intelligence.

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    Comment by Ciscotaku
    05:53 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Let the trolling begin!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:08 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pathetic security? I see, wouldn't expect a weeabo of a blog owner to know anything about how base security is taken care of. Most ports with large open shores like that have motion detectors along the shoreline.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:08 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like half of the chinese immigrants wouldn't be already a spy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:29 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly. You could easily weed out 50% of the chinese immigrant population in US and the world and we won't miss a thing. After all, it's not as if America critically needed current day immigration population to bounce back from the Great Depression or lead us to victory on 2 fronts in ww2, all the while making huge leaps in advances of technology, science, and industry and economy. If educational and cultural reform goes through within the next 10 years, we won't lose a thing by purging some of that parasite trash they call 'immigrants' these days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:26 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol American Nationalist. As if an American can talk about immigration, oh sorry I meant European Colonist not American.

    I laugh at how you think US got to where it is today with no influence from foreigners.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:58 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Interesting how you didn't respond to the points about depression, wars, and left-over cliff monkeys that chinese were and still are....

    You really can't read in depth for shit spewing out dumbass shallow comments like that ^^

    Comment by Anonymous

    LOL bitching about America again? Foreigners follow our laws to get where they need to go, not the other way around no matter how much you squeal :)

    You bitching about America is about as funny as a 'chinese' thinking they are 'pure' when in fact they are mongrel race who's been raped by every single other race in the world and plenty of minority pillaging their lands every other century in history.

    Unlike certain other nations, we built this nation out of nothing and have much more legitimate claim on the basis of principle compared to those who invaded advanced sovereign states and conquered them. At least we made things better to the point where our minorities don't rebel so much.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:50 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sure, we should just round them up into camps like we did to the Japs during WW2, right?

    Idiots...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:48 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why not? Everyone knows they are two-faced hypocrites who bitch like whore in heat behind closed doors.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:01 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    wait until he gets deported back to China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    05:23 16/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Annnyyone know anything about aany laauunnch cooooodes?

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    Comment by Benoist
    21:54 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you want to leave everything behind, the solution is the Légion Etrangère.

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    Comment by Rene
    06:03 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is INCREDIBLY easy to get onto a military base. If you're smart about it. Barbed wire and chain link fences don't do shit.

    Looking at you, Mexico.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    so if i walk into a high security vault and get caught, can i say "i just wanted to join the bank's staff" too?

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    Comment by Kinny Riddle
    06:32 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the guy is actually genuine, even if his dodgy English and attempt to trespass means he has no chance of actually getting enlisted, for PR purposes, the US army could consider giving him some sort of PR role (without any actual access to army secrets whatever, even as an army clown would do) just to embarrass the People's Republic of China while making the US look good out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:17 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some random illegal immigrant walking into a military base does not look good. It'll embarrass somebody alright.

    Avatar of Kinny Riddle
    Comment by Kinny Riddle
    18:29 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, that's my point.

    Rather than just leave it as something embarrassing for the US Army, they have the opportunity to turn the tables and make the PRC look even worse, turning an unideal situation into a PR coup.

    The poor sod could still think he's been enlisted or granted a Green Card when he's nothing but a convenient clown. The Army is free to ship him off to Gitmo afterwards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:58 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    He was most likely a spy from the Chinese government.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:08 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or, like Chan, a major embarrassment to the chinese government and their loss of face.

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    Comment by nope
    09:27 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If he gets deport and jailed in china that guy is boned.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:46 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    no matter how hard he tried, this brave chinese man could never be an ultramarine

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:24 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    closeenough.jpg

    Comment by Dark Mage
    06:10 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm surprised they didn't ship him off to Gitmo.

    They did ca5tch him 1.5Km from the main gate so is this really a security failure?
    Sounds more like they actually did a good job this time around except for the handing him over to Japanese authorities who will most likely just ship him back to China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Been to the Yokosuka Naval base a lot. Its a peninsula with just an eight foot chain link fence. He could have simply gone around the fence since it is only on the side that connects with land.

    Comment by Anonymous

    If he really wanted to join the US military then he's smart. How he tried to go about it was stupid. I think he should be allowed to join. Anyone who wants to escape China is smart already.

    Comment by Anonymous

    asian monkeys deserved to die

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    Comment by Pyrolight
    05:12 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.3)

    Oh I would love to be a fly on the wall for that debriefing of the base commander and staff.

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    Comment by Conduit
    05:24 04/03/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Its actually not that big of a deal, most US military bases are open to civilian traffic. Unless the base is on lock down its security isn't really aimed at preventing a lone person from sneaking in. The vast majority of base security is centered around protecting the areas off limits to civilians.

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    Comment by Rene
    06:08 04/03/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    As someone who grew up on Military bases around the World, I can honestly say that the security is very lax. Hell, 29 Palms CA just lets people on if they have an ID of some sort.

    Considering Japan is one of the most sedated areas (when it comes to crime) it wouldn't surprise me if they had a tour bus running in and out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 04/03/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    And the tour buses come filled with neglected Japanese housewives.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:26 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    14:24 Confirmed for butthurt. As if plenty of other people and foreigners didn't get to them before their 'husbands' did.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:24 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    there's a reason why they're neglected. enjoy the leftovers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:03 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Especially true considering it was in a peaceful area. If it were in a conflict zone, he'd be detained or shot while trying to hop the gate.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah. I don't think Artefact or anyone commenting here by majority even knows how military bases work. At least, those that are efficient and well-organized.

    In modern world, trying to defend and set up watch patrols for every inch of the perimeter of a military base is neither effective nor sufficient. Instead, REALLY important things are not kept at any specific location for an extended duration of time, nor are they put in such obvious places as underground bunkers as if putting up a huge neon sign that says: "Valuable military hardware and intelligence here - come get it if you can!".

    Most of the bases are at the very least open to public during the day provided you have basic ID, and even then you are pretty much under same security provisions as you are in a museum. The REALLY important parts of the bases are not only hidden away, they are physically impossible for a lone wanderer or 'infiltrator' to sneak into. This ain't some kind of splinter cell bullshit. There aren't locks, number pads, laser sentries or other crap they think constitutes 'security'. True security lies in deception and misinformation, not physical hindrances.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    06:17 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    True they would be more so concerned with someone sneaking in with a weapons and explosives or a boat bringing in a large bomb.
    The facilities themselves are probably mostly open to the public except for key areas.

    You probably could get away with a lot more nosing around in the JSDF facilities which are probably even more open to the public then a US base and are not used to dealing with terrorists.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:01 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    How would they know you're not? They don't even search your car trunks when you drive in, just check ID. At least it's that way in US mainland bases.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:21 04/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    building that they don't want people in usually have armed guards or key card doors. if they didn't want u there u'd know it.

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    Comment by cats2
    11:22 04/03/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Yeah, I remember walking all over the military base here as a kid. Even doing things like playing miniature golf in it also since they had a rec area and I had family members in service.

    Hell, it even allowed for the neighboring schools to hold swimming classes in their pool since the towns where the size of 8,000-14,000 people with no pools at the schools or anything.

    It's not armed guards in front of buildings while people with spotlights and sniper rifles man towers or whatever the hell people think they are..

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:21 04/03/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    /tinfoil hat

    Clearly, this is a conspiracy by the US military. Faced with budget cuts, the military purposely LET this guy sneak in, so they have an excuse to ask for more funding.





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