GUN Japanese solider arrested for stealing a 9mm...

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by TL1000RSquid, May 21, 2006.

  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    14,257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NY
    .. ROUND :eek4:

    It has been found that a Warrant Officer (Age 52)sent to Samawa, Iraqi as part of the 9th support group, to support the rebuilding efforts, lost a single 9mm hand gun round and stole another round from a magazine in the armory to make the numbers match.

    The Japanese Ground Self Defence Force Central Command has decided to suspend the solider from duty for a 5 days.
    It is the first time that disciplinary action has been taken in Iraqi since the JSDF was deployed in 2004.

    According to sources, the Warrant Officer noticed that he had lost a round when he entered the base and was required to turn in his weapons, ammo and empty brass at the gate of the base after returning from target practice.
    He smoothed things over for the time being, then stole a live round from a magazine belonging to a different solider in the armory when he was cleaning his weapon.

    On the afternoon of the same day, a different solider noticed that a round was missing and reported it to his superior.
    A 20 hour search of the base resulted in a round being found near the gate. The markings on the case showed that the round had been issued to the Warrant Officer. The Warrant Officer admitted to stealing the round.

    The JGSDF Central Command has decided to take disciplinary action against the gate guard and 2 officers for not having visually confirmed the ammo being returned, in addition to suspending the solider from duty for a 5 days.

    The 9th support group will return to Japan next month.
    The Warrant Officer will be arrested by MPs and tried under military law for theft.
     
  2. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    14,257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NY
  3. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2001
    Messages:
    108,819
    Likes Received:
    194
    :rofl:

    I took a class from a guy last month that trains some of their SF/SWAT guys. He was telling us that it's a felony to possess a single round of ammo. When they get done shooting, every round and case needs to be accounted for or no ones leaves! He was also saying he had a team over here in the states..and took them into Walmart and had them each buy a box of ammo. They couldn't fucking believe you could walk into a department store and get a box of ammo :rofl: Be lucky you have the rights you do.
     
  4. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    12,692
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Somewhere in CO
    :rofl: How in the FUCK could they possibly justify wasting that much manpower for ONE BULLET?!?
     
  5. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2005
    Messages:
    6,685
    Likes Received:
    0
    That sucks. So, every single round is marked when issued to a soldier? :ugh:
     
  6. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2001
    Messages:
    108,819
    Likes Received:
    194
    It's serious bidness over there.
     
  7. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2002
    Messages:
    15,322
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm not surprised, the Japanese culture is creepy :o
     
  8. CString

    CString New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2004
    Messages:
    20,186
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Indy
    there's several grammatical/language errors in that article. is it fake or is the writer just not very bright?
     
  9. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    5,406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    Translated from Japanese:dunno:
     
  10. Aviator

    Aviator Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2002
    Messages:
    11,051
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ATX
    And they say the Japs are smart. :rofl:
     
  11. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    16,666
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    LSU
    because in a society that looks down upon such instruments of death, for a lack of better words, why make an exception for one person? got to enforce the rules to the letter of the law if they want people to actually respect them.
     
  12. KIDRR

    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Messages:
    49,575
    Likes Received:
    965
    Location:
    North Mexico
    They'll fly an airplane into a ship but can't lose one 9mm round???
     
  13. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    16,666
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    LSU
    i think that's precisely why they can't lose one 9mm round.
     
  14. T0nyGTSt

    T0nyGTSt New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2004
    Messages:
    973
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is perhaps ironic as prior to 1945 Japan had a very strong warrior ethic as you all know.

    Perhaps like Germany, Japan has been pacified/pussified to a large degree.

    Still... from where I come from the amount of ammo wasted (and secreted!) during military training exercises is astounding. Losing 1,000 rounds of 5.56 is not unusual.
     
  15. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    16,666
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    LSU
    perhaps you should say "perhaps" again.

    i know before WWII japan was a warrior nation, still with strong ties to the bushido code even in the 20th century.

    the japanese are an odd people, though. odd, but very anal retentive, especially about laws.
     
  16. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    14,257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NY
    It's illegal to possess any ammo but perfectly legal to shoot eels out your ass :ugh2:
     
  17. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    5,406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
  18. fatass

    fatass New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2004
    Messages:
    4,314
    Likes Received:
    0
    it's all about accountability! i'm gonna go to walmart and buy some more ammo
     
  19. an0nym0us

    an0nym0us New Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2006
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    i think he was referring to how they save every shell casing.
     

Share This Page