To say there is no furore isn't quite accurate, there is no denying that there is a certain resentment bred by US bases in foreign countries, and while the culprits may be statistically tiny beyond measuring, there have been cases where US servicemen and women have been atrocious ambassadors for their country. I'm not talking about the bases in Saudi, I read a book called Blowback by an ex FBI guy (which actually made no mention of the ME in it's 400+ pages) which was basically about the 'consequences of empire' (hence the title) and the list of children and others killed in road accidents or women attacked (in S Korea, Japan, Okinawa, Italy etc) by (sometimes drunk, invariably irresponsible) US servicemen was chilling, not to mention that nearly all of them pretty much went unpunished. And while it may not be big (ie popular) news at home, it goes far from unnoticed in the countries in which is occurs. (The book, btw, started with a detailed case of the low flying USAF fighter that sent a dozen ski-lift occupants to their death, you get the picture.)
Like all your posts, they seem to have some sort of political agenda. No offense, but I take PacificJourney's word over yours since he actually lives in the country and certainly has a better perspective of the events than you do.
I'm not going to say that all US military personnel stationed overseas are angels. Hell, I met a few of them in Korea whom I would consider assholes. But the vast majority of them are decent, law-abiding folk who have a job to do and do it to the best of their ability.
Accidents happen everywhere, and the US military is not immune to them, just like what happened to Korea. Don’t tell me that other nations' troops stationed overseas are immune to them? But what you’ll never hear about are the way many US military personnel are poorly treated for doing nothing but wearing their uniform. Now, do you know who Dr. David Barry is? I didn’t think so…because the press, especially in Korea, would never mention such a thing.
Remember, there are two sides to every story…and you’re only apt on relaying just one.