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US going to war with South Korea?

  1. snagerries profile image74
    snagerriesposted 6 years ago

    I really don't understand why US is supporting and getting ready with S.K to go to war with the North.

    Let the Koreans fight their own war.

    Why send armies to kill and to be killed?

    If US can't broker peace. It should stop right there.

    Why create more problems and casualties?

    I really don't understand on this. The other day the US talks about world peace and now getting ready for war with a country that has nothing to do with them.

    Is there anyone who agree with me?

    1. Onusonus profile image87
      Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      if US forces were not in Korea, it would be one country under a communist dictatorship. South Korea is a democratic nation, the people who live there have the right to pursue their dreams, to be educated, to worship according to the dictates of their own consciences. Do you want to take that away from them?

      1. snagerries profile image74
        snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No they arent but like if there is gonna be a War what is the best outcome in your opinion?

        1. Greek One profile image79
          Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The very best case outcome would be for the glorious North Korean army to destroy the capitalist American pigs and take over the Western Hemisphere!!

          That way we wouldn't have those American's stand up and complain every time a little turd of a dictator oppressed his people or threatened his neighbors!

          http://blog.onpaperwings.com/uploaded_images/northkoreanprop-739933.jpg

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            repsyclerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Not too worry, the US will reap what it has sown sooner or later!!!

        2. Onusonus profile image87
          Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          One united democratic contury.

    2. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I thought our quarrel was with North Korea.In any event our military is already spread to thin. I think all of us our war weary. I hope some of resolution happens in Northeast Asia.But Kim Jong Ill is a psycho !

  2. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    War or no war, this guy needs a good slap or two:

    http://south-korea-esl-blog.eflblogs.com/images/North-Korean-leader-Kim-Jong-Il.jpg

    1. Onusonus profile image87
      Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Woah, is that near beer he's drinking? Stupid Commies.....

      1. Greek One profile image79
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        i'm not great with translations, but i'm pretty sure the can says "made with the blood of our elderly"

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      He appears to be dressed for a round of...

      Ok, we'll call it "slapping".  I guess a loin cloth works better than a sock.

    3. SunSeven profile image61
      SunSevenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is he an American?

      1. Greek One profile image79
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well, I guess he will be if the US annexes North Korea once the Marines take over the country he's been destroying for the past few decades

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, we're getting bored with Afghanistan anyway.  I think we've successfully bombed them forward into the stone age.

          1. SunSeven profile image61
            SunSevenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I strongly recommend that they do it to the whole world.
            So that everyone can start afresh. smile

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              repsyclerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              And who will be left? Viggo Mortensen?

          2. Greek One profile image79
            Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            that wasn't that hard to do

            1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
              Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              NK will prove to be more difficult.  They are not nearly so well off as Afghanistan.

              Ox dung soup anyone?

              1. Greek One profile image79
                Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                that's more of a breakfast treat

                1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                  Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  In another few decades they'll have crackers!

                  1. Greek One profile image79
                    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    oh.. they already have a cracker

      2. snagerries profile image74
        snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        ya he is..

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      repsyclerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Will we be fighting him?

      1. Greek One profile image79
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        can't you see how he is staring you down?!?!?

    5. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I could not agree more.

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    The title is out of whack... the U.S. would not go to war with South Korea because they are allies. The U.S. would help South Korea to defend their land from the North Koreans. wink tongue

  4. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    "So you say these are the only women in North Korean smaller than me, eh?..."

    http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Everyone%20Else/images/kim-jong-il-pimp.jpg

  5. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    All Hail North Korean's Musical Chair Champion for a record 40 years in a row!!

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/2042347.bin?size=620x400

  6. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    They are saying WHAT about me on Hubpages!!??!

    http://images.china.cn/attachement/jpg/site1007/20081218/0019b91ec74f0ab4265c08.jpg

    1. lender3212000 profile image85
      lender3212000posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, I had a monitor like that about 20 years ago......

      1. Greek One profile image79
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        psst... its just a black box made out of compressed human bones... no electronics

  7. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    http://www.wtfux.net/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/85e5c_political-pictures-kim-jong-il-stop-smiling.jpg

    1. Ign Andy profile image59
      Ign Andyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This is so funny, but probably true. Don't stop smiling before him.

  8. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    The last Mets fan..

    http://www.astreetjournalist.com/wp-content/uploads/Kim-Jong-Il1.jpg

  9. SunSeven profile image61
    SunSevenposted 6 years ago

    Ah! The Super policeman. He will never stop licking his wounds and taxing his people. smile

    1. Greek One profile image79
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      you're right.. it might be better to send in the Fashion Police instead

  10. snagerries profile image74
    snagerriesposted 6 years ago

    The US has zero intention of going to War with north Korea. i wrote a post about these very drills a few days ago and it absolutely is just showing the North thta if you do try anything agressive we have the power to destroy you. We really dont want to have to but if we have to we will.

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      repsyclerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think the US would be crazy to fu@# with North Korea because China would defend them like they did in Vietnam. Checkmate, stalemate idiots!!!!!

      1. Jim Hunter profile image59
        Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        China defended North Korea in Vietnam?

        1. Greek One profile image79
          Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          no.. PAY ATTENTION!!  The defended Laos in North Korean and Taiwan in Cambodia.

          1. Jim Hunter profile image59
            Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Who was watching Canada?

            1. Greek One profile image79
              Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Ron was.. thanks Ron!

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Not the whole country, just that hot chick in the maple leaf bikini who occasionally posts here.

        2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Same continent.

          1. Greek One profile image79
            Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Don't stereotype ALL of Africa, Ron!

            1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
              Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Africa?  I was talkin' bout Antarctica.

              1. Greek One profile image79
                Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I can see Antarctica from my house!

                1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                  Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  You're qualified to run a country then, no matter how much wacky shit you say or how much you butcher our language.

                  1. Jim Hunter profile image59
                    Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    You shouldn't be so hard on Obama, English is his second language.

                  2. Greek One profile image79
                    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    That's what i say!

                    I mean if I ever get flustered, I can just refer to the notes on my hand

  11. SunSeven profile image61
    SunSevenposted 6 years ago

    Lets find some more meek ones! smile

    1. snagerries profile image74
      snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      smile

  12. SunSeven profile image61
    SunSevenposted 6 years ago

    Oh!Those Russians!
    They converted Americans to hate the whole world! smile

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No! No!

      We just believe in a "tough love" approach. smile

      1. snagerries profile image74
        snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        A reply from an American:

        The U.S. is not going to war with North Korea. We have too much on our plate right now and there is ZERO chance that Obama would commit our military to yet another conflict. We are still fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as supplying aid to numerous countries throughout the world. It won't happen. North Korea is going through some changes as of late and are merely posturing for a stronger position in the world.

        The reason why the posturing is necessary is that (this is speculation at this point, but backed by logic) Kim Jong Il is possibly stepping down in 2012 and is having his youngest son take over the country. He wants to set his son up in a position of power and they think this is the best way to do it- blackmail by threatening war.

        Wargames are common throughout the world's history and the militaries of many countries.

      2. SunSeven profile image61
        SunSevenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I hope it results in desired benefits smile

        1. snagerries profile image74
          snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Lets see

  13. SunSeven profile image61
    SunSevenposted 6 years ago

    Let the world see. They are watching. smile

  14. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Except of course in places like North Korea...

    where they can only watch what they are told

    smile

    1. snagerries profile image74
      snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Been trying to figuring this conflict out for some time and it is weird and hard to understand, because there are so many dynamics, political and ideological views going around. It's a huge mess, just like the times we're living in.
      IMPOV, the US must help SK in case of war. However, and knowing the North's way of thinking/acting for several years, they should be careful about this drill.

  15. SunSeven profile image61
    SunSevenposted 6 years ago

    Right, The world watches. But we see only what we want to. smile

    1. Greek One profile image79
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I've got cable.. i see everything

      1. snagerries profile image74
        snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yaa.. Lol..

  16. SunSeven profile image61
    SunSevenposted 6 years ago

    Who said first who will attack who?

    1. snagerries profile image74
      snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      All we can do is wait and watch..

  17. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    not sure.. but I'll ask Horton smile

    http://373virtualpta.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/horton.jpg

    1. snagerries profile image74
      snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nice picture

  18. SunSeven profile image61
    SunSevenposted 6 years ago

    Oh, it was just the smog then! I will wait for the smoke.

    1. snagerries profile image74
      snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      count me as well ...

  19. snagerries profile image74
    snagerriesposted 6 years ago

    my opinion .. North Korea just wants economic trade and they are willing to be radical to get it ... just saying

  20. SunSeven profile image61
    SunSevenposted 6 years ago

    radical?

    1. snagerries profile image74
      snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Please elaborate...

  21. SunSeven profile image61
    SunSevenposted 6 years ago

    elaborate what?

    1. snagerries profile image74
      snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      radical...

  22. alternate poet profile image79
    alternate poetposted 6 years ago

    My Chinese friends here who go to N. Korea regularly, and the students who go on student exchanges, tell me that things in society there are improving - but the food is terrible, and I have to say that the Korean food here is not my favourite by a long shot.

    From what I gather N. Koreans are afraid of invasion from the south, a reasonable fear historically, they are afraid of American aggression, a very reasonable fear historically.  Just what about them is America afraid of?

    In my opinion the whole US navy excercise thing is to increase tension and pressure on China who will not allow any invasion of N. Korea that gives it a direct border with a western puppet country and all the ongoing trouble and tensions that would cause.

  23. cheaptrick profile image73
    cheaptrickposted 6 years ago

    There's a Very simple solution to this conflict which could be used in the Israeli Palestinian conflict as well.It would benefit Everyone involved Including America!
    Gather together all of the Crop dusting planes we have...Load them with All of the confiscated Marijuana we have and Keep spraying over ALL countries involved...Then!...Drop thousands and thousands of Porno movies made in the opposite country...TWO WEEKS and everyone will be trading recipes and Humping the other side!!!What a Great solution!!!

  24. minatoku profile image61
    minatokuposted 6 years ago

    I just wanted to let you know that your post is wrong from the very beginning. You assume that the US will go to war with them when in fact the US is actually at war with north Korea right now. The war never ended. The US and South Korea negotiated a cease fire with North Korea and their Chinese allies, nothing more.

    The war is really the last vestige of cold war and the US does have an obligation to stick with south Korea. However, none of the countries involved want open warfare again. Especially China who has backed North Korea all this time. They would like the situation to stay the same as it's always been. If theres a war it would completely destabilize the region and would force China and the US into some sort of conflict whether it be armed or diplomatic. China's economic growth has been huge and conflict would really disrupt china's economy. But China also likes to have North Korea around to pressure and annoy their enemies in Asia (South Korea, Japan, Taiwan) North Korea has also become a diplomatic tool for them, because they are the only country that has any real leverage over them. The US and the South don't want open warfare because again, it would horribly disrupt the economics of the region and probably the whole world.

    Read a history book and then you wont be so confused.

    1. alternate poet profile image79
      alternate poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I see you are from Japan, if not Japanese, the view from the area is often more clear.  I would guess that the real objective of US pressure on N.Korea is to try to destablise and keep the region separated, any threat of a combined Asian bloc would dwarf the US power worldwide.

    2. Greek One profile image79
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Looks like war with China is the only answer!!

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Is there oil in China?  I don't want to invade a country just to steal their mu shu pork.

        1. alternate poet profile image79
          alternate poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No Chinese invasion, they won't lend you the money to fund it big_smile

          1. Greek One profile image79
            Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            we can borrow it from the Greeks

        2. Greek One profile image79
          Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Ron, don't be so narrow minded!!

          If there in invasion, we are talking about the WHOLE buffet table baby!!  All you can eat 24/7!!


          Plus, my Raptors could use some Yao Ming-type players

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            If it's like the chinese buffet in my neighborhood, by the time I get there the only food left will be the "happy friend rat rolls".

            1. Greek One profile image79
              Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              with your state's tough immigration laws, i am too afraid to invade sad

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                You Canucks better watch out.  You're next! mad

                1. Greek One profile image79
                  Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  why?  are you in the mood for some beaver??

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    mmmmmmmm, beaver

      2. snagerries profile image74
        snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        u want to declare war against China?

        1. Greek One profile image79
          Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No.. I want the US to declare war against China...

          I am a peaceful Canadian
          smile

          1. snagerries profile image74
            snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            So what should be the outcome of the war??

            1. Jim Hunter profile image59
              Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Free General Tso's chicken.

              1. Greek One profile image79
                Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                and his giblets!

                1. snagerries profile image74
                  snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  how about tandoori chicken tongue

                  1. Greek One profile image79
                    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    we would need to invade India too then

              2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                They've changed their name to TSC for marketing reasons.

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              repsyclerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              An invaded USA!!!!

  25. minatoku profile image61
    minatokuposted 6 years ago

    I'm actually from the US but I've always tried to look at the world not from the perspective of an american/westerner but just as observer of history. It's hard to do because we are all products of our environment to some extent but it's at least something I strive for. 

    I can't believe that you think Asians would ever unite. The major players in Asia all dislike each other to put it mildly.  There are thousands of years of distrust as well as notions of racial and cultural superiority between all the powerful Asian nations. A united Asia is something America would never be afraid of. A powerful China is however. But the thing I see happening with both the US and China is that diplomacy is improving and economic ties are incredibly strong (the Japanese have been a little miffed about this lately). Both countries don't want anything to happen in regards to Korea because it would disrupt things so much. Same goes for Japan. Sure Japan hates North Korea but, they don't want to see conflict. For now the cease fire has served all sides well except for the poor north Korean people. While everyone else is using them for power plays and diplomatic games (including their own government), they get the short end of the stick.

    One more thing that you should think about though which kind of flies in the face of your idea about the US employing pressure in order to destabilize, is that the US is actually drawing down it's forces on the Korean peninsula and there are talks of some US forces withdrawing from Japan too. There will still be US forces but it will be much smaller than what has traditionally been placed there. The US is willing to give up influence in the Region, kind of going against the notion you put forward.

    Anyway. That's my take. I'm not going to pretend I'm an expert and I know what I'm talking about. Who knows what any of the countries involved think. As governments shift and politicians come in and out of power so to do their agendas, fears, and strategies. Thus it is hard to say who is right and wrong at point in time. It's fun to think about and try to understand regardless.

    1. alternate poet profile image79
      alternate poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I like to meet people here who know what they are talking about smile  I am not sure that the fact that the US is reducing its armed forces in the area is an indication of their giving up influence, I would say the region is bending in favour of their reduced presence.  Also I don't think anyone perceives China as a military threat particularly and they are the biggest player in Asia now.

      I am not so sure about your reading of how Asians are not likely to unite as a bloc - they seem to be much more pragmatic than emotional and working together does not need anyone to be in love - look at most marriages big_smile

  26. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Did y'all hear France declared war on the Taliban? Or it might be al-Quaeda. One of the two.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      In either case, the French will end up surrendering to Germany.

      1. Jim Hunter profile image59
        Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Now that's humor.

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I occasionally have to entertain the right as well.

  27. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    It's like deja vu all over again!

    1. alternate poet profile image79
      alternate poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      THAT is a double entendre !

      1. Jim Hunter profile image59
        Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm sure she knew that roll.

        1. alternate poet profile image79
          alternate poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I'm sure she did - I was pointing it out for you.

          1. Jim Hunter profile image59
            Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            No you weren't.

            But nice try.

  28. SIVAGNANAM, V. profile image61
    SIVAGNANAM, V.posted 6 years ago

    Even if both Koreas unite, it will be a very small country for the US to deal with.  Taking on very small countries, defeat them and shout that they won the war has no meaning at all. War should be among equals. Doing mischiefs in small countries and later cry that terrorists are targeting US looks like a joke.

    US can go to war with Korea. But Korea has no other way except encourage terrorism against US. 

    If there is enough money with the US, let them repay the debts due to China. With so much debts in one corner, why this unnecessary expensive adventurism?

  29. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    so much anger for a newbie....

    we could use you in the upcoming war!

  30. raisingme profile image90
    raisingmeposted 6 years ago

    The humor in here is great.  It would be so wonderful if some humor could handle it...or at least help get things into perspective.  Mankind rattling sabres at mankind is getting a little old.

    As for Canada, there is nothing the US can do about us, we are bigger and we are on top!

  31. minatoku profile image61
    minatokuposted 6 years ago

    I love canada.

  32. ocoonocoon profile image83
    ocoonocoonposted 6 years ago

    The question is--what action will countries in the region take if the North Korean government collapses? This will lead to a power struggle to achieve dominance in the region. The players are China, US, South Korea, and Japan. War is not out of the question. A scary thought. Peace in East Asia depends on how the North Korea situation is handled.

  33. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image60
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 6 years ago

    The fate of a nation and its people can never be determined by others, that too, by USA, which is thousands of miles away. North Korean Govt will not collapse, and it is not a federation of 50 states to collapse. It is a homogeneous country, all people united. Its people are united, disciplined and law-abiding. They are not gangsters.

    China and Russia will never let it fall. On the contrary, there is every possibility that South Korea will go the South Vietnam way.

 
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