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|War and Terror: Seoul and Washington play dangerous game with Korean lives|
Tuesday, December 21 @ 07:25:10 UTC
|By Stephen Gowans|
December 17, 2010 - gowans.wordpress.com
Does this sound familiar?
“In South Korea, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that marines based on Yeonpyeong Island, a tiny fishing community with military bases near the Koreas’ disputed sea border, will stage one-day live-fire drills.” 
The “Marines will fire artillery to the southwest, away from North Korea”  but into North Korea’s customary law-defined territorial waters.
The North Koreans responded by notifying the South Korean military that it should “stop the provocative planned shelling from (Yeonpyeong Island)” otherwise it would unleash a “self-defensive blow” to protect its “inviolable territorial waters.” 
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|War and Terror: "Runaway Ally" Joins "the Axis of Evil"|
Sunday, November 28 @ 16:48:51 UTC
|One More Neocon Target: South Korea
By Gary Leupp, counterpunch.org
The neocons have added yet another country to their hit list, another one targeted for regime change: the Republic of Korea. Yes, that's South Korea, long-time U.S. ally, host to around 34,000 U.S. troops. William Kristol, editor of the neocon Weekly Standard and chair of the highly influential Project for the New American Century, has issued a memo (addressed to "opinion-leaders") on behalf of the PNAC. This is a
highly significant and alarming document. It alludes to
"the problems created by the government now in office in
Seoul" and the need for a "strategy to deal with"
them. These "problems" involve South Korea's failure
to sufficiently cooperate with Washington's efforts to topple
the regime in North Korea. Kristol draws attention to a long
Weekly Standard article by Nicholas Eberstadt, an economist
with the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, entitled
Down this Tyranny: a Korea Strategy for Bush's Second Term."
This article is must reading as a clear statement of neocon plans
for Northeast Asia.
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|World Focus: Korea: Another Big Election Defeat For Bush|
Saturday, December 21 @ 14:40:56 UTC
|by Jim Lobe*, December 20, 2002|
Running against President George W. Bush and his belligerent foreign policy may be risky in the United States, but it looks more and more like a sure winner abroad.
That appears to be the lesson of this week's stunning victory by governing party candidate Roh Moo-hyun in South Korea's presidential election, the latest in a series of national votes in key countries around the world in which the voting public repudiated candidates most closely identified with current U.S. foreign policy.
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