Skip to comments.South Korea deploys troops in border zone to ‘punish’ North
Posted on 05/27/2010 5:05:10 PM PDT by jhpigott
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Might not be the best thing for them to comment on it. Loose lips sink ships.
I’m currently sitting at Camp Casey where its 15:22 and a cloudy 60 degrees. Overall on the US side it is pretty quiet, it is 4 day weekend for the 2ID. However, I have my windows open and the jet noise reminds of the Khost Bowl in Afghanistan a year or so ago, pretty much nonstop. Night before last, I was talking on the phone to someone at Kunsan AFB, (down south), the ROKAF was making so much noise, it was hard to talk.
Oh, let there be a PATTON up there to help settle this the right way.
Don’t mean to add to your worries. He’s probably classified as non-essential and would most likely be included in the evacuation plans. They do have plans for getting those folks out if necessary.
I disagree. Since China took over Hong Kong, they have learned to enjoy the largess of capitalism. The Macau area is ripe with casinos and resorts, mostly built by Las Vegas Sands and Wynn enterprises. Although the leadership of China may be still oppressive, they are liking there wealth and growth and privilege, and the middle class is growing, which helps to stabilize their government. They are aggressively building out their rural areas.
Another fact: Chinese are buying more cars and property than in any other nation right now, not to mention technology.
The central government may be still be oppressive, but they are becoming more capitalistic by the day, as we become more socialist/marxist by the day. This is a different China. This is a different USA.
I feel confident they are not an enemy because they own to much of our dept (bonds) and need us to buy their crappy products. Think Walmart!
I firmly believe they will use what ever influence they still have over KimJunKill in NK. China doesn't want their best trading partners to go to war with some dumbass NORK pr*ck. China is looking at the long run. Yes, they want to be THE world power, but for now they are happy to have such great trading with the USA, South Korea, Australia, Europe, and even Japan.
I don't worry about China anymore. I worry about idiot rogues like North Korea and Iran.
Yes, that is his classification. I’m sure he will be able to be evacuated if necessary. No problem . You didn’t add to my worries.
As long as it stays on THAT side of the Atlantic.
I think the Chinese aren’t even taking Obama into account.
I remember how South Korean students protest the presence of our troops and want them out. Why not pull all them out of their bases and let the students have a taste of war and let them learn the value of our soldiery?
Is he in bad health? Because if he is, then he might try to take North Korea with him, when he goes down. Like Jim Jones did when he was degenerating.
Kim Jong Il is on his last legs.
“When I was there it was fairly calm for the most part. One of the SK guards fell asleep at the ammo dump and was caught by his Lt. Didnt even wake him up, just shot him right there.”
I don’t think many folks understand the standards of discipline in the SK military. I spent 73-74 with 2ID and did four TS. There is a reason why SK families pay big bribes to get their drafted sons serving with US units.
During TS88, a SK private lost his rifle and killed himself with bug poison. A SK LTC remarked that he took the easy way out.
Yeah I saw some harsh treatment as well. One of the ROK jets had problems and made an emergency landing. The pilot got out and proceed to beat the cr__ out of the crew chief.
I also remember my first city wide drill downtown. Where everyone has to clear the streets and go into the nearest building. I found myself in a lingerie store with several cute ladies. ahh the good ole days