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Tension on the divided Korean peninsula has increased after the North's third nuclear test earlier this month, in defiance of U.N. resolutions, drew harsh international condemnation.
The U.S.-South Korean Combined Forces Command is holding an annual computer-based simulation war drill, Key Resolve, from March 11 to 25, involving 10,000 South Korean and 3,500 U.S. troops. The command also plans to hold Foal Eagle joint military exercises involving land, sea and air maneuvers. About 200,000 Korean troops and 10,000 U.S. forces are expected to be mobilized for the two month-long exercise which starts on March 1.
"If your side ignites a war of aggression by staging the reckless joint military exercises...at this dangerous time, from that moment your fate will be hung by a thread with every hour," the message was quoted as saying. "You had better bear in mind that those igniting a war are destined to meet a miserable destruction."
Will somebody please explain to me why we continue to play games with this psychotic little regime that starves its own people and threatens nuclear war every time someone in the world says or does something they don’t like? We condemn them publicly, call for sanctions against them in the UN –and then we said them foreign aid… millions of dollars worth of foreign aid.
We talk about taking military action to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb. Why doesn’t anyone talk about military action to take nuclear weapons away from these psychos? Are we going to wait until they drop a bomb on somebody for buying too many Kewpie dolls from South Korea to suit them? It’s time we took some of the ‘talk’ out of our sanctions and put in a little more ‘bite’.
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