How fast thinking changes in Korea


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ZekeLuvs1911
January 12, 2003, 12:03 PM
My, my, my how fast thinking changes over there.......:rolleyes:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030112/ap_on_re_as/koreas_nuclear_27

In the South Korean capital of Seoul, about 30,000 people rallied Saturday in support of the U.S. military presence as a deterrent to an attack from the North.

Unbelieveable how conditional people are about the way they think. Chose one or the other for crying out loud!

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Sean Smith
January 12, 2003, 01:31 PM
I think it is more a case of generational/political differences than people changing their minds. The pro-American and anti-American demonstrators are different people.

Alot of South Koreans can read a history book like anybody else. They know the differences between South Korea (rich democracy) and North Korea (starving Stalinist hell hole), and probably follow Kim Jong-Il's mental illnesses alot closer than we do.

It would probably be fair to generalize that the South Koreans are alot less eager to risk a war with North Korea than some Americans are, because they would be the ones getting a Sarin bath from the North Korean army the second it gets started. They would also get to live with any atomic fallout of a U.S. nuclear "victory." It is easy for us to say that it is worth the risk or cost to take out North Korea when we get to avoid most of it.

TheeBadOne
January 14, 2003, 12:45 PM
Give it 1-2 weeks, it'll change again... :rolleyes:

Delmar
January 14, 2003, 01:15 PM
Also notice the people demonstrating pro-USA were, by and large, old enough to remember the Korean War. Gee, wonder what makes them still want us over there? Doh!

Skunkabilly
January 14, 2003, 02:32 PM
While Korea is nice to hold onto because of the good food and puts us nicely in bombing range in Beijing (gotta love that), why aren't OUR borders guarded?

Last I checked we were at war? Kinda?

Delmar
January 14, 2003, 02:35 PM
It might put us nicely within bombing range of Bejing, but as the old saw goes, If the enemy is in range, so are YOU!. In flight refueling is a good thing, except on stormy nights over the north Pacific.

Spark
January 14, 2003, 10:59 PM
Wonder if they are still painting the Indian blue. The South Koreans are a buncha fair weather friends if I've ever seen them...

Personally I think we should have pulled out years ago, having formed this opinion after serving there for a year. Nice place to visit, but I'd hate to have to fight there.

Kevin

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