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North Korea envoy warns on US-South Korea military exercise
Financial TImes ^ | February 2, 2014 | Roula Khalaf

Posted on 02/02/2014 6:05:35 PM PST by MeshugeMikey

North Korea is stepping up pressure on the US and South Korea to cancel a major military exercise due to begin next month, with a senior official warning that the drills will push the peninsula “to the brink of war”.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; japan; northkorea; republicofkorea
oh please

Put Down The Sabres

1 posted on 02/02/2014 6:05:35 PM PST by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

I was there 1978-79 and 1981-82. Yawn.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 6:10:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

“..........with a senior official warning that the drills will push the peninsula “to the brink of war”.”

Not this s—t AGAIN!

I was stationed at HQ I Corps Gp. 1966-1968, and they pulled this same crap back then.


3 posted on 02/02/2014 6:19:13 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was there 1978-79 and 1981-82. Yawn.

Do they still call it Team Spirit? I am showing my age, but I still remember Cope Thunder in the Philippines from yester year.

4 posted on 02/02/2014 6:19:16 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: MeshugeMikey
The country's being run by a punk who's still squeezing blackheads.A young punk who might be prone to grave miscalculations....
5 posted on 02/02/2014 6:23:22 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Mark17

It was Team Spirit when I was there, I have no idea if it’s still called that. Somehow I “lucked” into being in four of them. My first one I was sent down to Osan AFB to the Army Liason Element of the 314th Air Division as an E-8 even though I was a PV1. Weird.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 6:24:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

7 posted on 02/02/2014 6:24:55 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: All

This guy threatens war when we wakes up and his coffee is too cold.


8 posted on 02/02/2014 6:26:01 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: MeshugeMikey


9 posted on 02/02/2014 6:31:25 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Time for some washed up basketball player diplomacy.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 6:37:47 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: MeshugeMikey
So she says...


11 posted on 02/02/2014 6:44:10 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Sawdring

“Yo Homey dont have yo butt writing no checks yo tale cant cash!”

Uncle sam BAD!!


12 posted on 02/02/2014 6:48:26 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: JPG

The Year Of The Yawn?


13 posted on 02/02/2014 6:50:04 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: rockinqsranch

everytime one of the norks feels undervalued....un noticed.... they grab for the sabres and Rattle and Prattle away it seems.

WE WIRR NOT BE IGNOLED!!!


14 posted on 02/02/2014 6:51:24 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

your memory then includes a few other incidences of ENB....or Empty NORK Bravado....I imagine


15 posted on 02/02/2014 6:52:37 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Mark17

Do they still call it Team Spirit? I am showing my age, but I still remember Cope Thunder in the Philippines from yester year.

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Yep. I remember both Team Spirit. Good times. (And, sometimes wet and cold times!)

Nope. I hear they don’t call it Team Spirit any longer.


16 posted on 02/02/2014 6:52:54 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: MeshugeMikey

No one, to my knowledge, had come up with the term “Nork” when I was there, but yes.


17 posted on 02/02/2014 6:55:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kim Jung Un will now tell us that HE.... perosnally....could whip the entire Seattle Seahawk football team!

North Korea Is known in some circles as Korea Del Norte


18 posted on 02/02/2014 6:58:12 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You were there at interesting times (i.e., presidencies). I bet you have some interesting tales.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 7:02:13 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

The night that President Park Chung-Hee (father of the current female president) was assassinated was about a month long. My ROKs in the I Corps bunker were going NUTS, as you might imagine. At first we thought it was the North Koreans, so we were gearing up for war.


20 posted on 02/02/2014 7:09:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Yes, the annual rattling of rage sabers.


21 posted on 02/02/2014 7:28:45 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: man_in_tx
Yep. I remember both Team Spirit. Good times. (And, sometimes wet and cold times!)

I had friends take part in both Team Spirit, and Cope Thunder. I took part in Reforger.

22 posted on 02/02/2014 7:29:10 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: JimSEA

Its horribly predictable and always has the same ludicrously arrogant tone.

I guess when almost your entire country is eating dirt ya have to act like a big guy....to save face


23 posted on 02/02/2014 7:32:01 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: man_in_tx

It’s called Key Resolve now. When the Norks stop complaining about the exercise, that’s the time to start worrying.


24 posted on 02/02/2014 7:35:52 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The thing that keeps you paying attention is the continuing instability of the Dear Leaders.


25 posted on 02/02/2014 7:36:24 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Mark17

I had friends take part in both Team Spirit, and Cope Thunder. I took part in Reforger.

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Never did Reforger.

Thank you for your service, by the way!


26 posted on 02/02/2014 7:51:20 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

It’s called Key Resolve now. When the Norks stop complaining about the exercise, that’s the time to start worrying.

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Thank you for the clarification.

I have asked a number of younger airmen here in San Antonio who have served in Korea if they still have “Team Spirit.” I am usually greeted with a blank stare!


27 posted on 02/02/2014 7:53:27 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: man_in_tx

Thank you.


28 posted on 02/02/2014 7:54:00 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

You are quite welcome!


29 posted on 02/02/2014 7:57:14 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: man_in_tx
here in San Antonio

I was in Del Rio for 9 years, a pilot training base, but I spent a ton of time in San Antonio too.

30 posted on 02/02/2014 8:01:56 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

I was in Del Rio for 9 years, a pilot training base, but I spent a ton of time in San Antonio too.

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Funny. I have never laid eyes on Del Rio.

San Antonio must have been great when you were here — before we had a Marxist Mayor shilling for Amnesty and making this city a “Sanctuary” for law-breakers, or illegal aliens (now more gently referred to as “undocumented immigrants”).

Places in this city that EXPECT you to speak Spanish now.


31 posted on 02/02/2014 8:09:38 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: man_in_tx
Places in this city that EXPECT you to speak Spanish now.

I left Del Rio in 1980, to Germany, got to California in 84, and just left there this past November. My tag line used to be: "California, where English is a foreign language." It isn't just Spanish either.

32 posted on 02/02/2014 8:46:31 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

I left Del Rio in 1980, to Germany, got to California in 84, and just left there this past November. My tag line used to be: “California, where English is a foreign language.” It isn’t just Spanish either.

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Great (former) tagline!

California: The Third World Country we are all becoming.


33 posted on 02/02/2014 9:38:01 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: man_in_tx

I’ve done 3 Team Spirits and lost track of how many Cope Thunders. Fun times.


34 posted on 02/02/2014 10:04:24 PM PST by aviator (Armored Pest Control)
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To: JimSEA
beloved of his people...ridiculed worldwide..


35 posted on 02/03/2014 6:43:54 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: aviator

I’ve done 3 Team Spirits and lost track of how many Cope Thunders. Fun times

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Apologies for the late reply: Wow! I can see your three Team Spirits, but you have me on the Cope Thunders!

Agreed: Fun times. (Different times, as well.)


36 posted on 02/09/2014 1:20:25 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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