The U.S. is Pulling out of Puerto Rico’s Island of Vieques, but Now They Don’t Want us to Leave–Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
The eRumor talks of the history of the U.S. Navy’s presence and use of the Island of Vieques in Puerto Rico and the protests in the late 1990’s that the Navy should stop using portions of the island for bombing and live-fire military exercises. Now, the Navy is pulling out and the Puerto Ricans are lamenting the loss of jobs and millions of dollars of income from the base. The email also talks of U.S.bases in Western Europe that will be moved to Eastern Europe, perhaps a way of saying to countries like Germany that it is payback for not supporting the war in Iraq in 2003?
We’ve not found the origin of this email, but the facts seem to be accurate.