As U.S. begins training, North Korea ...

As U.S. begins training, North Korea on guard for war

There are 22 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 9, 2009, titled As U.S. begins training, North Korea on guard for war. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The U.S. and South Korea on Monday began annual war games involving tens of thousands of troops, prompting North Korea to call its military into "full combat readiness," saying it views the joint land and sea ...

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justin

United States

#1 Mar 9, 2009
time to nuke em like we did Japan
corntrader19

Garland, TX

#2 Mar 10, 2009
It's sad the cease fire has held for 56 years but now it may be back to the war again. There are North and South Koreans that have not seen their relatives for over 50 years. War is a stupid waste!
u gotta be kidding

Hoffman Estates, IL

#3 Mar 10, 2009
We should knock down that test missile just to show them we can. These guys are worse than little kids. Just spank'em.
rango

Nashville, TN

#4 Mar 10, 2009
Meanwhile, the current administration and the Left's main priority is trying to muzzle a radio talk show host... Hopefully there are enough grownups somewhere in charge to realize what's important.

Since: Jul 08

United States

#5 Mar 10, 2009
corntrader19 wrote:
It's sad the cease fire has held for 56 years but now it may be back to the war again. There are North and South Koreans that have not seen their relatives for over 50 years. War is a stupid waste!
Probably not. The NKoreans have been rattling their sabers for the past 56 years, many times much worse than this. Its a good way to distract onlookers from the abject misery of here citizens.
tim

Australia

#6 Mar 10, 2009
justin wrote:
time to nuke em like we did Japan
lucky a nut like you is locked up in jail where you belong
Monty

Chicago, IL

#7 Mar 10, 2009
tim wrote:
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lucky a nut like you is locked up in jail where you belong
Careful, the wingnuts who want to blow up everyone they don't like are going to start telling you to 1: Go back to your own country 2: Shut up because you don't have a right to free speech because you are not a US citizen, 3: stop being a socialist even though your comment has nothing to do with economic philosophy.
Just thought I'd get in on the fun, because now I am going to be labeled a weak, commie-loving traitor too.
Cheers!
fuzzy

Wheaton, IL

#8 Mar 10, 2009
didn't we do this 4yrs ago all they want is money.just give itto them .we always do
Redeemer

Plymouth, MN

#9 Mar 10, 2009
Just what we need.more war and strife
and confrontation. everyday i glance
at the drudgereport more gloom and doom.i read that the chinese navy
has been confronting our navy in international waters! It's time that
we rebuilt and equip. our armed forces
and also for Sec.gates to resign
nothing personal but we do need
an experience military leader in
reshaping our national defense!
Pres. Obama keep one eye on the
economy and one eye on national
defense! we can't afford another
pearl harbor Sir!

Powell,Franken,Dean last men standing!
3rd Party

Hoffman Estates, IL

#10 Mar 10, 2009
Why is it that we can launch test missiles, but other countries can not?

It's time to bring all our troops home from across all the 130 of 180 or so nations we occupy. We occupy 78% of the world.

Bring the troops home, save money and bolster our military. This is the Constitutional/rational solution. We can not afford to spend $1 trillion in annual foreign policy.
Joe

Chicago, IL

#11 Mar 10, 2009
The mouse that roared.
just-ice

Chicago, IL

#12 Mar 10, 2009
3rd Party wrote:
Why is it that we can launch test missiles, but other countries can not?
It's time to bring all our troops home from across all the 130 of 180 or so nations we occupy. We occupy 78% of the world.
Bring the troops home, save money and bolster our military. This is the Constitutional/rational solution. We can not afford to spend $1 trillion in annual foreign policy.
How are we going to control those countries if we bring our troops home? Our industrial/military complex does'nt like talk like that.Our war mongers in Washington don't like talk like that and war lovers like Justin who was in Canada during the Vietnam war don't like that kind of talk.
Ron White

Palo Alto, CA

#13 Mar 10, 2009
Remind me why we're supposed to fear a pissant little country that can't even provide enough food for its citizens? After dancing toe-to-toe with the Soviets for 50 years, North Korea warrants just a yawn.
Bears fan from Arkansas

Russellville, AR

#14 Mar 10, 2009
I think this confict has gone on for far to long, this is the holy grail of liberal negotiated peace settlements, its time to finish it with our military, I currently have a son involved with excersise, so I have a pan in the fire, we need a unconditional millitary victory.
Joe

North Chicago, IL

#15 Mar 10, 2009
Because Obama is perceived as weak, the Chinese have already tested him with the USS Impeccable incident. There is no doubt that the N. Koreans will try something crazy just to see how far they can push Obama.
Huh

United States

#16 Mar 10, 2009
u gotta be kidding wrote:
We should knock down that test missile just to show them we can. These guys are worse than little kids. Just spank'em.
I agree
Joe

North Chicago, IL

#17 Mar 10, 2009
3rd Party wrote:
Why is it that we can launch test missiles, but other countries can not?
It's time to bring all our troops home from across all the 130 of 180 or so nations we occupy. We occupy 78% of the world.
Bring the troops home, save money and bolster our military. This is the Constitutional/rational solution. We can not afford to spend $1 trillion in annual foreign policy.
Why? Because we're the world's remaining super power and our allies need protection. In return, we have access to their land, air and sea. I know it sounds imperialistic, but that's the way the world has always worked. If we're weak, for sure, somebody else will be gladly to step in our place. Be that the Chinese, Russian, British, French etc. If somebody has to be # 1, might as well be us. Yes, and with it comes with a lot of responsibilities. Imagine, if nobody did anything during the first Gulf war, Saddam Hussein will still be in Kuwait and we might be paying $10 for a gallon of gas. I know a lot of people will start yelling about no blood for oil, but hey, they still drive and consume gas like the rest of us.
MickeyC

Stillwater, MN

#18 Mar 10, 2009
corntrader19 wrote:
It's sad the cease fire has held for 56 years but now it may be back to the war again. There are North and South Koreans that have not seen their relatives for over 50 years. War is a stupid waste!
"War" isn't the "stupid waste." The fact that there was a Korean War in the first place, shows what good can come out of an almost hopeless and desperate situation (S. Korea) prior to the war.

North Korea, as bellicose a provocuteur as there ever has been, is also smart enough to know that there 3 million strong "army" would never suffice in a full on battle with the remaining American forces there and their willing allies, the South Koreans.

This is just more show-boating rhetoric from the paper tiger, designed to get from the American government those things it can bribe us for.

What's even more sad is the fact that these tactics still work.
3rd Party

Hoffman Estates, IL

#19 Mar 10, 2009
Joe wrote:
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Why? Because we're the world's remaining super power and our allies need protection. In return, we have access to their land, air and sea. I know it sounds imperialistic, but that's the way the world has always worked. If we're weak, for sure, somebody else will be gladly to step in our place. Be that the Chinese, Russian, British, French etc. If somebody has to be # 1, might as well be us. Yes, and with it comes with a lot of responsibilities. Imagine, if nobody did anything during the first Gulf war, Saddam Hussein will still be in Kuwait and we might be paying $10 for a gallon of gas. I know a lot of people will start yelling about no blood for oil, but hey, they still drive and consume gas like the rest of us.
No, it has not always worked that way. That's the way it works when a nation is nearing its (our) end. They over-extend themselves, create fiat currency to fund their omnipresence, then poof, they collapse.

Gas would probably be cheaper since we wouldn't have to tax the $hit out of our gas companies and the rest of society.

What good has come out of policing the world? I'll tell you some negatives:

We're in perpetual debt, the world hates us, thousands of people have been slaughtered, our military is weakening from over-extending ourselves (most money spent on labor rather than investing in tech), our civil liberties have recessed due to the fear of "terrorism", etc.

Most importantly, the Constitution is not compatable with preemptive wars and omnipresence!
shadow

Maxton, NC

#20 Mar 10, 2009
justin wrote:
time to nuke em like we did Japan
yeah and start a nuclear war (thumbs up sarcasm) theres a way to do things and theres a way to to %^&& things up....

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