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RE: [World-wide_Politics] Re: War for Korea...What me Worry?

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  • Jude
    Watch what kurt says, check it out before you believe it as he tends to make things up. From: World-wide_Politics@yahoogroups.com
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      Watch what kurt says, check it out before you believe it as he tends to make things up.


      From: World-wide_Politics@yahoogroups.com [mailto:World-wide_Politics@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kurt31416
      Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 5:23 PM
      To: World-wide_Politics@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [World-wide_Politics] Re: War for Korea...What me Worry?



      Yep, paid them off. And nice comical touch at the end, saying we were going to shoot the guns on the island into the sea, just like last time, and the Communists saying they would shoot the island just like last time, and Obama backing down and canceling it.

      Not only humiliated, not only explicitly proving Communist Korea's shelling worked, not only showing cowardice, but Obama is dumber than a crawling slug to not even consider that Communist Korea might do precisely the same thing as last time.

      --- In World-wide_Politics@yahoogroups.com, D S <microdhses@...> wrote:
      > Don't be so worried, there probably won't be a war over it. It will
      > probably die down after south korea and the americans pay the north off, as
      > usually happens.
      > North Korea is a 'militant mendicant', sort of like the squeegie bums who
      > would damage your car if you don't pay them off. Or like the violent
      > beggars in the streets.
      > It's happened many times already; behind closed doors they make arangements
      > to pay them off. It's always worked before, and probably will this time
      > too.
      > col.
      > On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 3:55 PM, Jude <jgtea@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > Thank you Jane, this kind of puts things right in the proper order of who
      > > is for war. Now if the world can finally see and know this then maybe we
      > > will avoid a war with China and the death of our country.
      > >
      > > From: Jane Stillwater [mailto:jpstillwater@...<jpstillwater%40yahoo.com>]
      > >
      > > Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 2:17 PM
      > > Subject: Re: Speaking of North Korea...
      > >
      > > Here's an interesting article on that fiasco:
      > >
      > > Wrong Country Blamed for Artillery Exchange on Korean Peninsula
      > >
      > > November 24, 2010,
      > >
      > > By Stephen Gowans
      > >
      > > While North Korea has been blamed for Tuesday's exchange of artillery fire
      > > on the Korean peninsula, a close reading of news reports shows that it was
      > > South Korea that created a tinderbox and then provided the spark.
      > >
      > > The incident happened along the Northern Limit Line, a Western sea border
      > > unilaterally drawn by the United States at the end of the Korean War and
      > > never accepted by the North. The Northern Limit Line has been the site of a
      > > number of skirmishes between ROK and DPRK naval forces.
      > >
      > > A year ago, the countries' warships clashed in the disputed area, with a
      > > North Korean warship going down in flames. "In 1999, a North Korean ship
      > > went down with thirty sailors lost and maybe seventy wounded" in the same
      > > area. [1] The contested border is not part of the Armistice Agreement that
      > > brought active hostilities to an end.
      > >
      > > The backdrop for the latest incident was the South's mobilizing 70,000
      > > troops, 50 warships, 90 helicopters, 500 warplanes and 600 tanks in
      > > war-games exercises the North had vigorously objected to. Pyongyang
      > > described the exercises—which also involved the US Marines and the US Air
      > > Force–as "simulating an invasion of the North", "a means to provoke a war"
      > > and "a rehearsal for an invasion." Western press reports and US government
      > > officials dismissed Pyongyang's anxiety over the war-games as overblown,
      > > pointing out that the exercise had been announced in advance. But advance
      > > notice hardly lessens the potential threat of massing troops, or makes the
      > > North Korean military's task of distinguishing between war-games and
      > > preparation for an invasion any easier.
      > >
      > > With the North Koreans already on edge, South Korea acted to heighten the
      > > tension.
      > >
      > > According to an Associated Press report:
      > >
      > > "The skirmish began Tuesday when North Korea warned the South to halt
      > > military drills near their sea border…When Seoul refused and began firing
      > > artillery into disputed waters…the North retaliated by shelling the small
      > > island of Yeonpyeong…" [2]
      > >
      > > The South Korean newspaper, The Hankyoreh, carried a similar report.
      > >
      > > "Prior to the incident the South Korean military carried out a firing
      > > exercise…in the (disputed) area around Yeonpyeong Island and Baengnyeong
      > > Island…North Korea sent a message Tuesday morning that it would not tolerate
      > > firing in its territorial waters." [3]
      > >
      > > The New York Times noted that South Korean "artillery units had been firing
      > > from a battery on the South Korean island of Baeknyeongdo, close to the
      > > North Korean coast" and that "the South acknowledged firing test shots in
      > > the (disputed) area." [4]
      > >
      > > These press reports show that South Korea acted to inflame an already
      > > volatile situation. While most media reports obscured the point, South Korea
      > > fired the first shots.
      > >
      > > The South regularly mounts war-games drills directed at North Korea,
      > > keeping the North on a continual war footing and in a constant state of high
      > > alert. North Korea's response to the provocation is being used to justify a
      > > build-up of US forces in the region, and more joint ROK-US exercises.
      > >
      > > "President Obama and South Korea's president agreed…to hold joint military
      > > exercises as a first response," reported the New York Times. "The exercise
      > > will include sending the aircraft carrier George Washington and a number of
      > > accompanying ships into the region…" [5]
      > >
      > > Earlier this year, the United States and South Korea used the sinking of
      > > the Cheonan, a South Korean warship, as an excuse to ratchet up military
      > > pressure on North Korea. The warship appears to have run aground in the same
      > > area in which the latest incident occurred. Seoul and Washington blamed
      > > North Korea for the sinking, but the evidence South Korea brought forward in
      > > a report authored by itself and its allies is disputed within South Korea
      > > and has been questioned by an official Russian investigation. North Korea
      > > vehemently denies it sunk the warship.
      > >
      > > The latest South Korean provocation may be part of a larger US-ROK campaign
      > > to escalate military pressure on North Korea, with the aim of forcing
      > > Pyongyang to divert more of its limited resources to defense, thereby
      > > crippling North Korea's prospects for development and possibly ushering in
      > > the collapse of the country. Washington has long followed a practice of
      > > isolating, blockading and using military threats to intimidate countries
      > > that have broken free of imperialist domination. This isn't an isolated
      > > incident, in which an unpredictable and bellicose North Korea behaves badly
      > > to extract concessions from the West–as the predictably anti-North Korea
      > > Western media put it–but part of a larger pattern of the West seeking the
      > > DPRK's destruction through a program of escalating diplomatic isolation,
      > > economic warfare and military provocations.
      > >
      > >

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