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US reportedly sends F-22 jets to join South Korea drills
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Posted on 03/31/2013 4:58:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

US reportedly sends F-22 jets to join South Korea drills

Published March 31, 2013

| FoxNews.com

The United States has reportedly sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea to join Seoul forces in military drills as North Korea warns the Korean Peninsula has entered "a state of war."

The F-22 Raptors were deployed to Osan Air Base in South Korea from Japan on Sunday to support ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills, Reuters reports.

North Korea has increased its threatening rhetoric in recent weeks, including vowing to launch a nuclear strike on Washington. In a statement released Sunday, U.S. military in South Korea urged North Korea to restrain itself.

"(North Korea) will achieve nothing by threats or provocations, which will only further isolate North Korea and undermine international efforts to ensure peace and stability in Northeast Asia," the statement said.

Meanwhile, North Korea said Saturday its armed forces, "will blow up U.S. bases for aggression in its mainland and in the Pacific operational theatres including Hawaii and Guam."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: f22; korea; northkorea; southkorea

1 posted on 03/31/2013 4:58:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I remember going to Osan and feeling like I’d gone to the big city. They had a burger king and everything.


2 posted on 03/31/2013 5:01:14 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Watch the Norks get kissy and huggy in a few weeks...Watch Skerry go over and rub their collective bottom.


3 posted on 03/31/2013 5:05:18 PM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

North Korea will collapse like a wet ice cream cone if attacked.


4 posted on 03/31/2013 5:08:31 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Sub-Driver

As far as I’m concerned, this is mindless posturing on the part of our brave CIC and his newly-annointed stooge, Chuck Hagel.

I was taught not to point a weapon unless I intended to use it. Our military has been defanged by Obama, and everybody in the world knows he doesn’t have the the will or the balls to use it effectively.


5 posted on 03/31/2013 5:08:37 PM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Dallas59

Kerry will take a HUGE goodie basket, too. Here! More oil! More food! If you stop being bad, maybe even some F-16s, too!


6 posted on 03/31/2013 5:11:43 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: FatherofFive

Just like they did in 1950?


7 posted on 03/31/2013 5:12:18 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Dallas59

We should do a touch and go in Pyongyang just for the halibut.


8 posted on 03/31/2013 5:12:25 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Just like they did in 1950?

I think it is a little different now. 63 years of communist/socialist rule has collapsed their economy. Their people are starving.

9 posted on 03/31/2013 5:16:30 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

“North Korea will collapse like a wet ice cream cone if attacked.”

And likewise make a big mess in the process.


10 posted on 03/31/2013 5:17:57 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: FatherofFive

The outcome would never, ever be in question. But there are a few million folks in both Koreas that would be very inconvenienced in the process.


11 posted on 03/31/2013 5:24:09 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Sub-Driver
"In a statement released Sunday, U.S. military in South Korea urged North Korea to restrain itself."

"Stifle yourself."

12 posted on 03/31/2013 5:28:16 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It really makes me nervous to see Bammy playing chicken with the Norks. I can forsee a situation where Bammy over reacts and get us in very bad situation where everyone of our executive branch politicians (Obama, Biden, Hagel, Kerry) will be in way over their heads and makes a bad decision. God help us.


13 posted on 03/31/2013 5:33:30 PM PDT by Pamlico (Oppose 0bama at every opportunity)
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To: Sub-Driver

inbred mongrels.....


14 posted on 03/31/2013 5:44:42 PM PDT by B212
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To: Sub-Driver

Does North Korea even have a modern air force or are they still flying old Russian MIGS?


15 posted on 03/31/2013 5:51:48 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: The Great RJ

They have old MIGs (-17s) and newer ones as well, up to and including Fulcrums (MIG-29s).


16 posted on 03/31/2013 5:57:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

We’re I chief cook and bottle washer over there right now I think I would put those high speed low drag zoomies down at Taegu .... On cockpit alert.

But that would mean I take fat boy Kim seriously..... :o)


17 posted on 03/31/2013 6:16:07 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Squantos
"But that would mean I take fat boy Kim seriously....."

At this point I don't think we can afford not to. I don't think this one understands the game of bluster and puffery in quite the same way his daddy and grand daddy did, and you still had folks killed in the south under their regimes.

18 posted on 03/31/2013 6:22:18 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: ctdonath2

They still are a client state of China. China will not take kindly to the usurper messing around in their back yard. Quantity still has a quality of its own.


19 posted on 03/31/2013 6:32:36 PM PDT by kneehurts
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To: kneehurts

Ya know, come the right circumstances China may choose to let NK go a step too far, creating a sinkhole for the USA there while China springs another “none of your business” attack elsewhere.
Some megalomaniacs realize flunkies make great disposable distraction targets in a pinch.


20 posted on 03/31/2013 6:39:50 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: ctdonath2

China does not want US troops on its border.
The PRC will prevent that at all costs.


21 posted on 03/31/2013 6:47:49 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: ctdonath2

North Korea’s people are starving, so a couple weeks more sword rattling, we wil go over and promise them 856 gazallion of foreign aid, including food. Then they will love us,


22 posted on 03/31/2013 6:53:00 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

This Kenyan Chappie presently recumbent in the WH is dying to become our first gay wartime President. Think of the photo ops. As with everything else the administration does, this war fever is a "Wag the Dog" distraction.

23 posted on 03/31/2013 7:07:12 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = No Criminal Charges Stick)
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To: Squantos
But that would mean I take fat boy Kim seriously.....

One of the problems with nuts, they just might try to do what they say they will.

24 posted on 03/31/2013 8:46:18 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: driftdiver

Osan has a Chili’s now.


25 posted on 03/31/2013 11:02:14 PM PDT by Domalais
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To: Sub-Driver

Are theses the same F-22’s that Obama ended the program for?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFZvEHZd3Dw

Boy I sure hope we don’t run out...


26 posted on 03/31/2013 11:58:31 PM PDT by Monorprise (`)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if this NORK stuff has been orchestrated to see if we would deploy the F 22 and B2 and give the ChiComs an up close and personal look at the platforms in operation.


27 posted on 04/01/2013 8:24:36 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
North Korea's defense in 1950 was collapsing until the Chinese entered the war. I doubt that the Chinese will support North Korean aggression this time. However, the Chinese will vigorously oppose a unified Korea allied with the US. The best we can hope for with NK is a capitalist, non-aggressive state like present-day Vietnam.
28 posted on 04/01/2013 11:04:21 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: DJ Frisat
and everybody in the world knows he doesn’t have the the will or the balls to use it effectively.

As I recall GW swore that the NorKs would not be allowed to get Nukes, and gave them billions to make sure they didn’t go Nuke.

29 posted on 04/01/2013 11:18:15 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Just like they did in 1950?

We don't have a MacArthur any more.

30 posted on 04/01/2013 11:19:33 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Sub-Driver

F-22s, eh? How many of those units have we bought, anyway? 6-7?


31 posted on 04/02/2013 11:10:30 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = No Criminal Charges Stick)
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