Last line of defense

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Judith, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Judith

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    May 22, 2012
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    I think that most people think that the US is heavily prepared with anti-nuke weapons. However the truth is we are very vulnerable and there is no short term fix. Just as shocking the defense system we have only has a 50% success rate.

    In the remote Alaska wilderness, some 3,800 miles from Pyongyang, North Korea, the United States' last line of defense against a nuclear warhead....
  2. church mouse guy

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    You would think that we would try to withdraw our troops from South Korea. It turns out that MacArthur was right that there is no substitute for victory and that we needed to re-unite Korea in the 1950s. However, the American people were rightly tired of war and Truman was worried that MacArthur's plans might provoke China and Russia into a full-scale war. If the North Koreans had not invaded the South, then there would have been a free election to decide the fate of Korea and the people of the North would have rejected communism, as many of them fled to the South.

    Pearl Buck in her novel The Living Reed says that historically Korea was usually aligned with China against Japan but when China grew weak in the late 19th century, Japan came in with a regime of brutal repression [that lasted until the end of World War II].

    So Korea has not been united for well over 100 years. China could field an army of 200,000,000 men (no women, no gays). We know from what China has done in Tibet that Chinese rule is as brutal as anything in Russia, Japan, Italy or Germany. We also know from the few who have been able to escape North Korea, that it is a backward society with a massive prison labor system and widespread famine.

    North Korea is a puppet state of communist China. Many Koreans live in China around the Korean border. I don't know why China wants North Korea but won't feed them.

    Recently a man born in the NK prison camps Shin Dong-Hyuk escaped Prison Camp 14 and wrote a book called Escape from Camp 14. There is a great deal of video on YouTube where he is speaking. He does not want to be a leader in a cause because he accidently caused the death of his mother in the camp by turning her in for having some rice to eat and not sharing it with him. Search YouTube by the book title or the name of the man or the American author Blaine Harden.

    The best hope according to John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the UN, is Korean re-unification with Chinese permission.

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