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CONFIRMED: US and South Korea begin massive joint military drills

The drills are opposed by China, Russia, North Korea and many citizens of South Korea

epa05198722 South Korean and US marines depart a South Korean marine base in the eastern coastal city of Pohang, South Korea, 07 March 2016, to participate in a joint landing drill as part of joint military exercises that started on 07 March and will run through 30 April. EPA/YNA SOUTH KOREA OUT

The United States has begun its annual military drills in South Korea with an allied contingent of 17,500 troops. The move has been slammed by North Korea as a needless provocation that could have “catastrophic” consequences for the region.

The move is also opposed by peace activists in South Korea who have taken to the streets to protest against the large scale military exercises.

The moves are also opposed by the only states which border the Korean peninsula, Russia and China. Russia and China have both stated in their joint peace plan that North Korea must stop its missile tests and so too must the United States and South Korea stop their missile tests and joint military exercises in the region.

China and Russia have also both stated that the US should stop delivering the powerful weapons of mass destruction, the THAAD missile systems to South Korea, a request the US has refused to accept.

The current South Koran President Moon Jae-in had campaigned on a pledge to halt deliveries of THAAD to South Korea, but thus far he has not be able to deliver on his promise.

While China, Russia, North Korea and a growing number of ordinary South Koreans are opposed to the drills, the government in Seoul has issued the following statement in an attempt to alleviate tensions,

“The Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) drills are the allies’ annual and defensive exercises. We are urging North Korea to stop its provocations and return to the negotiation table as soon as possible”.

While the official South Korean position states that the drills are defensive in nature, many Koreans on both sides of the 38th parallel disagree and are calling for peace talks between Washington and Pyongyang.

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Daisy Adler
Daisy Adler
August 21, 2017

” South Koran President Moon Jae-in had campaigned on a pledge to halt deliveries of THAAD to South Korea, but thus far he has not be able to deliver on his promise.”

WHY? Doesn’t the Korea president know what sovereignty means? US cannot install any war material in a country, without that country’s approval.

Popart 2015
Popart 2015
August 21, 2017

And people voted for Trump to avoid this? Is it evident now that Sanders was the only way out?

Tarciso Ribeiro
Tarciso Ribeiro
Reply to  Popart 2015
August 21, 2017

Same shit,different smell.

Popart 2015
Popart 2015
Reply to  Tarciso Ribeiro
August 21, 2017

Can’t say it until you try it…

Tarciso Ribeiro
Tarciso Ribeiro
Reply to  Popart 2015
August 22, 2017

My olfactory sense is working 100%,I can get the difference just using it ,so you don’t have one try it to get the difference ,when you finished tell me something.

Gonzogal
Gonzogal
Reply to  Popart 2015
August 21, 2017

He is no different…. He along with ALL the USG think it is the responsibility of China to solve a problem that the US started and continues to make worse!
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/28/politics/bernie-sanders-north-korea-donald-trump-cnntv/index.html

Le Ruse
Le Ruse
Reply to  Popart 2015
August 22, 2017

It’s just being avoided, if this is right ?..comment image

gmatch
gmatch
Reply to  Le Ruse
August 22, 2017

Love it! As a Jew or an American in uniform you can steal, plunder, murder etc…

Le Ruse
Le Ruse
Reply to  gmatch
August 22, 2017

You got a free pass from your God ??
You know the…………comment image

gmatch
gmatch
Reply to  Popart 2015
August 22, 2017

Trump is owned by the Russian Jewish mafia! Putin expelled this guys as a secret weapon.

Popart 2015
Popart 2015
Reply to  gmatch
August 22, 2017

No, Putin spots Snake Oil at miles, he would never trust Trump as suckers do…

gmatch
gmatch
August 22, 2017

Scary – the South Koreans want to loose everything? Go on the street and if you find an American soldier or tourist beat him!

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