Skip to comments.Book on Trump raises worries in South Korea about alliance (Bob Woodward causes World War III?)
Posted on 09/09/2018 1:36:18 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Donald Trump had to be tricked out of killing a U.S.-South Korean trade deal? He threatened to move a U.S. missile defense system from South Korea to Oregon? He ordered a plan for a pre-emptive attack on North Korea?
These supposed moves by Trump, detailed in journalist Bob Woodward's new book, will cause bafflement and worry among government officials in Seoul. But, for many South Koreans, they just add more pieces of evidence to an established picture of an erratic U.S. leader who thinks little of an alliance forged in the turmoil of the Korean War and often described here as a "bond of blood."
"South Koreans have already seen Trump's childish behavior many times," an editorial writer for the conservative Chosun Ilbo, South Korea's most-read newspaper, wrote in a column Friday about Woodward's book, comparing the president to a "rugby ball that could bounce anywhere" if not watched by others.
South Korea, before Trump, had become used to regular, glowing declarations from U.S. leaders of both political parties about the eternal strength of their alliance. The country, after all, is a global success story, rising from the poverty and destruction of the war into Asia's fourth-biggest economy; it's a regional bulwark of democratic, capitalist values and a leader in culture, trade and good works....
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The South Korean attitude appears to be that because we rescued them once, we owe them forever. That is why they feel entitled to screw us over with trade barriers against US products. I don’t ask for gratitude, but the Korean attitude really grates.
The left is never sillier than when they are criticizing President Trump. I assume every president since JFK has ordered that our plans for a preemptive attack on NK be revised. Even without Trump thinking to give such an order, I assume military planners would ask the president for guidance on those regular revisions.
Woodward is CIA. CIA / FBI tamperied with thie election to try and defeat Trump. Failing that, theyve since then been trying to remove him in a coup. Not to save the county, but to save their fat insider deals.
Bob Woodward’s a flake. South Koreans should be smart enough to figure that one out...
That's why the NYT supposed leaker came out at the same time for you can't just WATCH Rugby ball you have to kick it around
but we as americans are too stoopid to realize an attempted coup when we see it !
What would have happen with Clinton RE: WWIII???
The Koreans I speak to (in Korea) see the American press corps for what it is, and they are having a similar problem with their own.
Slowly the whole world is waking up...
There is nothing new in Woodward’s book. Trump has been against the Korean trade deal for years and hasn’t been shy about it. He’s talked about South Korea paying more for U.S. troops from the beginning. Why is this suddenly news?
What a farging pantload.
All who stand against him will be personally removed by God Himself according to the 2011 Trump Prophecy. Watch in awe.
WW-III began with Operation Masterdom
on September 13, 1945
Woodwierd and Burnswine will lapse into irrelevance.
Leftist punks like these should wind up like Spartacus and his followers.
They're part of the Resistance, and can be ignored.
the IDAHO Statesman has writers like this??? Hmmmm...
Three people were discredited this week: Woodward, Booker and Harris. The New York Times is the voice of the Democrat Party.
Don’t make me laugh. Any two bit dictator, or even someone like Trudeau who reads Woodward’s comments about Trump is going to be scared to death about crossing him. Let them think he’s a loose canon, let them think he doesn’t bluff, let them think he’s got the mentality of Patton.
What the hell is Woddward injesting these days???
Woodward passed up the bong water sampling and on to greater things.
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