Discussion in 'World News' started by Peter Dow, Sep 12, 2012.
you think the Russians would have let that slide?
"Some people do not like Facts getting in the way"
No, but I don't think they had the warhead counts or delivery capabilities to really start a full on nuclear war at that time.
I don't recall, but I think there was enough for the fall out to pretty much end things...maybe still have people...life like we know it gone..
Russia was a major power eve then, I think they could have easily bomb South Korea. By the the time of the truce in Korea both major powers, Russia and America had got what they wanted out of Korea, Both ha pupett states. The problem is that both had release the emerging giant China.
But you failed to state SK is a first world nation with a powerful economy providing its people freedom and wonderful life style. NK is still a dirt poor shit hole offering its people only suffering and horror.
Do you know why?
Which superpower did a better job?
Gipper, Yes I know South Korea developed faster because it embraced Capitalism with no restrictions unlike North Korea. I am not sure this proves much about Russia or the USA, Both states of Korea want unity .
The kool-aid. Your killing me with this liberal BS. It says everything about the difference Russian and the US and the differences between north and south Korea. And, both states of Korea want "unity". Really? One wants Freedom and Liberties and the other wants insane communist control! They could not be more the polar opposites!
North Korea at night
Liberal insanity .... Go Figure!
Come on Mate! WTF are you smoking?
The difference between SK and NK don't prove much about Russia or the USA?????? REALLY?
You unknowingly insulted millions of Americans with that foolish statement. America bleed deeply to keep SK free (similar to what we did to save your nation from the Japanese in WWII) and we have kept thousands of American boys in SK for decades to keep the peace...but apparently all this is lost on your kind...
South Korea did a better job than North Korea in adopting Western technologies as Samsung has become one of the largest cell phone manufacturers in the world since it copied Apple's iPhone through reverse engineering and North Korea should follow China's lead to become a benign Communist state and catch up with South Korea. But as long as economic sanctions are in place, North Korea is barred from importing certain sensitive technologies, which is the key obstacle to North Korea's future.
This is my first time on this thread. It appears we're just a tad off the subject now, but anyway, here's an update to the original story. Apologies if someone already posted it. I didn't read the whole thread:
Decrying attack, protesters overtake Islamist group's HQ in Benghazi
China is a benign communist country?
That's good. The first glimmer of hope I've seen out of that country. Only time will tell I guess. Benghazi was the jihad capital of the world. They sent their fighters into Iraq to kill Americans and Iraqis who were pro west.
Gipper, Texas and Cruela. I have been to South Korea and while there is much material prosperity there are still problems. Koreans do not want to be an American pupett or a Chinese or Russian pupett. The Americans are not popular in South Korea anymore than any other foreign army. Even to suggest Australia saved Australia is factually incorrect. By the time the American arrived the Japanese had decided not to invade Australia. We are grateful for American help but do not want American bases here. Most countries want to be independent of foreign armies.
Tell that to 400,000,000 aborted children--mostly girls.
First, SK WANTS American soldiers on their soil because they fear commie invasion, if we leave. SK is not nor was it ever, a puppet state of the US, but NK is and has been a puppet state of China and USSR...you got that ONE thing right.
Secondly, it is very likely you would be speaking Japanese or never been born because your ancestors were killed by Japanese, if not for the sacrifices of American boys. Had we not entered the war when we did, had FDR not pushed the Japanese into an intolerable situation leading to Pearl Harbor, or had we not pursued the Pacific war as aggressively and effectively as we did, Imperial Japan very likely overruns Aussieland just as they did all of SE Asia.
Many Americans want ALL our troops to come home. I am among them. I think America should end this constant interventionist policy we have been following for decades. So, should the Chinese come knocking down your door and I am in charge, don't expect American help.
Fortress America--with an astounding and massive offensive capability to deter even a smart-aleck remark from enemies. Like we did after WW2 and it worked out well.
Weakness invites and virtually guarantees attack.
Forbid it--Almighty God.
The greatest enemy today is the democrat/socialist/communist/gay-only party.
Either they--or the Nation--will be destroyed very soon.
It is not that you guys are really against having a US presence in Australia, you give the US good access to your bases -- but your government has to hedge between support of the US and its relationship with China (who is Australia's largest trading partner I believe).
I think bringing all our troops home would the single biggest mistake we could ever make -- and would end American hegemony in very short order.
My first reaction is to bring them all home, but if we leave you know the Chinese and Russia will move in and take over. They already are there and they are just as much a threat to us as the middle east. It's a tough call.
I do think that Israel must start making some contingency plans for vacating their people. That situation isn't going to turn out well.
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