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  Should the US pull out of South Korea?  
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 From: ShortNews   04/13/2010 01:38 AM     
  is it just me  
or does this question sound dirty? ;)
  by: m.i.a.elite     04/13/2010 02:18 AM     
The US is in South Korea only. South Korea and North Korea are separate countries.
  by: Lurker     04/13/2010 05:25 AM     
  South Korea Would Not Be Able To Defend Itself  
From North Korea.

Kim Jong-il would push his madness upon the south giving his regime much larger platform to terrorize the rest of the world.
  by: ichi     04/13/2010 06:57 AM     
I saw this surfing this morning, it describes a selfish, unappreciative South Korea that will basically neglect its military until it can´t afford to anymore, i.e. the US leaves.

The propaganda machine in North Korea relies heavily on the fact that the "US Imperialists" are crawling along their southern border, ready to invade at any second. We´re holding their brethren in the south hostage, etc etc.

The North´s government talks about reunification all the time, constantly saying that they would love to if those pesky Americans weren´t in the way. I say call them on it.

China shares an even longer border with the north and does more trade with them than anyone else, I´m sure they´d have something to say about Kim going nuts on the south, whether or not we´re there.
  by: caution2     04/13/2010 07:20 PM     
It seems you misspelled Iraq in this question.

  by: Kolman   04/13/2010 11:14 PM     
  Thanks Caution  
For the incite.
  by: ichi     04/17/2010 03:49 AM     
As someone who has lived here (Korea) for the last 7 years, I say this:

For my first few years, I frequently asked the Koreans how they felt about the American military being here. The VAST majority wanted the US (military) OUT but felt they needed the deterrent for NK.

Personally, I find the US uses scare tactics and hype of a NK threat to con the S. Koreans into allowing the US to bomb the crap out of S.K. hillsides during training. The Koreans, on the other hand, are happy to get "expert" military training.

The S. Koreans have also told me both sides want reunification and that the US presence is greatly slowing that down. I agree. Perhaps the only route to it is war. Dunno. But US occupation is certainly NOT helping the situation.
  by: womenareviolent     04/19/2010 10:38 AM     
  Should the US Pull Out?  
I guess that depends on whether they are finished f**king South Korea. Pull out too soon and things can get messy...


It´s not just you! ;)
  by: StarShadow     04/21/2010 01:11 AM     
  Don´t know  
it might be that pulling out of SK would make it easier for NK and SK to merge again..or it could mean that SK would be less safe because US presence is missing. But then again USA could say that any aggressions against SK would not be OK and it would involve USA in the end into another war.
  by: Kaleid   04/26/2010 12:11 AM     
North Korea without many resources has developed and maintained a sizable military presence.

South Korea with imported resources and the United States has been able to create an effective, growing economy, although it depends greatly on the United States to support it militarily.

Without the United States crutch and the dynamic it creates would both countries merge? What would the result be for each individual country if they did?

The military mentality of the North with the industrial mentality of the South makes me really fearful of a united Korea. The thought of North Korea having unlimited resources for their military makes me shudder.
  by: ichi     04/26/2010 08:44 PM     
  @ Ichi  
If whoever gets the N/K twit out, how will they do it and what will they do when they are in this almighty power? The majority of the people seem to brainwashed mainly terrified; many I will have to assume would be mentally damaged having to continued to exist as they have and for how many generations?

caution2 once said, if we intervened we would only open up a can of worms and he was not kidding!
  by: captainJane     09/22/2010 02:36 AM     
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