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It's a mess and our brilliant Dear Leader Obama will probably make it worse.
1 posted on 04/06/2013 1:19:10 PM PDT by DanMiller
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~ Well, It's A Little Bit Different These Days ~

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2 posted on 04/06/2013 1:27:38 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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It's a different world than 1950 but the potential for the government to screw up is unchanging. After four years of dereliction of duty by The Regime, Intel and the Defense Forces' levels of preparedness are undoubtedly at a low ebb.
3 posted on 04/06/2013 1:28:51 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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What you need to do is read a couple of books on Korean history, then work your way through Queen Seondeok ~ dramatization of Korea's first queen.

Not much relevant to modern times but this was the most popular TV show going in S Korea ~ it really, really gets to Koreans.

Lots of swordchopping. BTW, it focuses on the 7th century so most of it is made up ~ but the writer's drag in all the current fears and aspirations of what does seem to still be a divided country.

4 posted on 04/06/2013 1:32:16 PM PDT by muawiyah
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If the west left the far east alone in the 1800’s and not practice gunboat trade policy and opium trade, Qing Dynasty of China would not have fallen and its leaders disgraced amongst the Chinese to they point the want to modernize as fast as possible to meet the Western threats. Chinese modernity would not involve Chinese reformers tinkering with facism and communism. With Qing weaken and Japan forced to open to trade, Japan would not have modernized and forcibly colonize Korea (who no longer can be protected by Qing China). Western greed and bullying would not have unhinged the far east nations who may be backwards but wanted to be left alone. Consequences is China became Communist, Japan became militaristic till end of WW2, Korea is divided with Communist holding the north and now desperate to survive pursue nukes and nuclear blackmail. If the West had followed the philosophy of our founding fathers (trade not empire building) and Christian values (not Darwinism which argues it is natural for the strong to bully the weak, and draw generalities of which race is weak and inferior to whites) many of the problems we face today may not occur.


5 posted on 04/06/2013 1:38:45 PM PDT by Fee (9/11 first shaking; 2008 finance collapse second shaking; 2015 ????)
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This is about one thing: To get a military Tech alliance between the US and China. China will not allow NorKo to close West Coats ports. North Korean Nuclear Threat Kabuki Theater
6 posted on 04/06/2013 1:48:09 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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Wouldn’t it also be as likely that North Korea would send a nuclear device in a shipping container hidden in other cargo or on a ship equipped with a short range launch system where they would have greater assurance of a successful attack?


7 posted on 04/06/2013 1:50:16 PM PDT by Truth29
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I have a bad feeling about this situation. He's now backed himself into a deep corner, and it seems that he's going to do "something". I don't know if China can contain him. If they don't, they lose trillions of US$ from us.

That EMP Scenario worries the crap out of me. I'm well-prepped for 1-2yrs, but that event will take us, Canada and Mexico back to the mid-1700s.

Leave it to ☭scumbag to make it even worse.

8 posted on 04/06/2013 1:56:15 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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1950’s mess was a UN mission

Now we seem to be alone.


9 posted on 04/06/2013 1:58:07 PM PDT by stylin19a (obama - Fredo smart)
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I see the next “Stimulus” program taking shape.

“EMP Hardening.”

That should be good for $200 billion.

Lots of jobs Americans won’t do, too, so the new immigration bill and the extra 1 million work visas will arrive just in time.


12 posted on 04/06/2013 2:11:24 PM PDT by zeestephen
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As I recall, an important US official stated that Korea was not inside the US defense sphere; we weren’t interested in it. That is what provoked the invasion. I think it was the secretary of defense.

This is what bothers me about having incompetent people at any level of government. One poorly chosen statement can cost thousands of lives. There should be a special school for officials. It should teach them to never speak to the press, period. Only official, sanctioned sources should ever speak to the press.


14 posted on 04/06/2013 2:17:54 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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Maybe the Senkaku islands have something to do with this?


17 posted on 04/08/2013 5:14:20 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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Not even General Willoughby could have ignored such warnings

Don't be too sure. Willoughby's ability to ignore the blindingly obvious was truly extraordinary.

21 posted on 04/08/2013 6:04:59 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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