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View Poll Results: Is North Korea Getting Ready To Attack South Korea
Yes 7 25.00%
No 12 42.86%
Other 1 3.57%
Not Sure 8 28.57%
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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Is North Korea Getting Ready To Attack South Korea

North Korea says two Koreas on path toward war - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090201/ts_nm/us_korea_north_3 - broken link)
North Korea warned on Sunday that the downward spiral of relations with the South has pushed the peninsula to the brink of war, two days after it said it was scrapping all pacts with its rich capitalist neighbor.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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Hard to say.....it could be the North needs a diversion for its populace who are no doubt having yet another hard winter of starvation and cold. And it could be a way to see if Obama will stand with the South or cave in to the North.....Or it could be that crazy little bastard Kim Jung Il is ready to crack and wants to take the whole damn penisula down with him.

I certainly hope this will blow over.....
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:02 PM
 
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There have been increasing protests by young South Koreans against the American presence in their country. The majority of the younger generation see the US as the biggest impediment to peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea. Our economy is slowing and the US military has commitments in other areas around the world. South Korea's economy and military is much stronger than the North now. I think it is time we withdraw all our troops from South Korea.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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It's been an interest of mine to keep up with happenings in North Korea, what few there are, and IMO if the north attacked the south that would be the end. I'm not convinced anymore the populace of the north is willing to throw themselves on a grenade for the great leader based on different things I've heard about. Also militarily there are a lot of fractions now in the military and their equipment is terrible and outdated. There would be terrible loss of life, but I think the north would lose and fracture and that would be the end for them. China would rather forget they exist and Russia barks big but I don't think the Russians would support the north when it came down to it.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:04 PM
 
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There have been increasing protests by young South Koreans against the American presence in their country. The majority of the younger generation see the US as the biggest impediment to peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea. Our economy is slowing and the US military has commitments in other areas around the world. I think it is time we withdraw all our troops from South Korea. Lets see how they feel without the protection of America's military.
There has always been the fringe element in Korea that has protested against the USA. It's been going on for years. I don't think it would be wise to pull out.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:08 PM
 
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There has always been the fringe element in Korea that has protested against the USA. It's been going on for years. I don't think it would be wise to pull out.
Are they really fringe elements though? I am reading that more South Koreans are thinking this way. It is unfortunate because the US has sacrificed so much for their freedom.
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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No, I think it's all noise. They make a lot of it with very little to back anything up with. They'll probably walk away with some aid, and everyone goes back about their business.
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:23 PM
 
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Default North Korea preparing for ballistic missile launch: media

North Korea preparing for ballistic missile launch: media

SEOUL (Reuters) North Korea appears to be preparing to test-launch its longest range ballistic missile, media reported on Tuesday, just days after Pyongyang warned that the Korean peninsula was on the brink of war.

North Korea, which typically launches missiles in periods of political tension, last week said it was scrapping all agreements with South Korea in a move analysts said was aimed at pressuring Seoul and grabbing the attention of new U.S. President Barack Obama.
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:49 PM
 
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The world could not do anything! whether it is DPR aggression towards South or testing their missiles over the japan seas, OR Iran building neuclear weapons.So much talk but in the end, is another blow over,give it some time and it will happen again.The world is not co operative enough, each have their own agenda.China is worried that DPR would open the gates and their poor peasants will flood through the borders into China.If you going fishing and your love ones on the boat were hack to death by some one, what would you do? we are talking about 46 lives.
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Don't know and really don't care. My father was wounded there last time. Not something I am interested in getting involved with again. South Korea has lots of money and wealth. They should defend themselves and not expect us to do so. I am not interested. And if Obama wants to open up a 3rd war, he had better hope the economy stays bad, otherwise he will end his Presidency trying to bring back war slavery - aka the draft- because we do not have enough soldiers to fight 3 major wars.
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