Skip to comments.Seoul downgrading U.S. alliance in favor of closer military ties with China, Russia
Posted on 04/14/2005 8:08:17 AM PDT by Dr. Marten
Time to take the US military from there. They were there as a trip wire, ready to sacrifice their lives if need be for South Korea.
I see this time and time again where we help too much and the country that we help chafes at it and feels impotent. The same thing happened in Germany. The minute we're no longer needed in Iraq, we should leave so that they continue to be our friends (with their honor intact).
That strategy's so dumb it can only come from an NK mole in the SK government.
Gee do you think they will repay the countless billions we've spent to keep our troops over there for the past 40+ years?
Time to take the US military from there.
It was time, quite a while ago. This country has too many issues to deal with, that are costing way too many taxpayer dollars, that need to be focused on at home. Enough is enough -- the American taxpayer is way over-taxed, and getting out of S. Korea is just a good start at cleaning up Washington policy and our expenditures and over-comittments.
OK. Fine. Enjoy your new friends. And say goodbye to freedom and the capitalism that has made your country rich. We're outta here. Hey, no hard feelings, right? All those American boys who died for your country's freedom--we don't mind about them at all.
They've been working it for 50+ years now.
This may be good news. There is no major reason other than ideological reasons to protect S. Korea. If they want to get in bed with the communists, let them. We can better use the troops in other places.
As long as we maintain ties with Japan we should be in good shape in the Pacific theatre. The only other strategic goal in the Asian theatre should be the protection of the shipping lanes in the Southeastern lanes.
My personal opinion is that going to war with N. Korea over S. Korea or China over Taiwan is not in the interests of the USA. We don't have anything to gain materially from a conflict like this. We just threaten both with massive nuclear retaliation if they threaten us. These folks are not idealogues or religious zealots ready to destroy the world for their phillosophies like the muslim extremists.
I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
As Dr.K had quoted in his book "DIPLOMACY"
"COUNTRIES have NO permanent friends or permanent
ONLY permanent self-interests"
We need to re-militarize Japan. And screw the Chinese and SK criticism of Japan History. It is meant to keep Japan weak and China+NK strong.
The word "useful idiot" must be invented to describe Roh Moo-hyun. Not only is he clueless but unpredictable. He says one thing in one day and another thing in another day. Or he says something and his spokesman spins it away furiously.
He is courting a major disaster. The only upside of it is that he and his sorry support base would collapse in the process, along with Kim Jong-il.
I begin to fear that S. Korea would go through its dangerous period in recent history. I see people blissfully ignorant of looming catastrophe, probably worse than IMF crisis in 1997. '97 crisis dealt severe blow to conservatives in S. Korea, which gave momentum to the rise of the left. Now, it is the S. Korean left's turn to get mortally hit. Afterwards, the country would need a lot of fixing.
Lets leave and do nothing when they get over run by the NK/China/Russian invasion.
Is it the bad news?