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Is it me or is the world just going crazy right now? US warships seem to be travelling all over the place. North Korea firing shells towards South Korea...Russia on the verge of invading mainland Ukraine. Spain and Britain also in the news a few days ago over a Spanish incursion near Gibraltar. Stay safe!
TOKYO - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.
In unusually forceful remarks about China, Hagel drew a direct line between Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region and the ongoing territorial disputes between China, Japan and others over remote islands in the East China Sea. "I think we're seeing some clear evidence of a lack of respect and intimidation and coercion in Europe today with what the Russians have done with Ukraine," Hagel told reporters after a meeting with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera.
"We must be very careful and we must be very clear, all nations of the world, that in the 21st century this will not stand, you cannot go around the world and redefine boundaries and violate territorial integrity and sovereignty of nations by force, coercion and intimidation whether it's in small islands in the Pacific or large nations in Europe.
" you cannot go around the world and redefine boundaries and violate territorial integrity and sovereignty of nations by force, coercion and intimidation"
The US said this?
Excuse me...One more time.
Hypocrisy at its finest.
For all the democracy building we have done across the world, why haven't we 'changed' N. Korea yet?
Seriously wouldn't take much.
if people keep up that attitude of condemning one nation for their aggressive actions while praising another for doing the same things, then war is all the more likely.
Seriously... there are times when I am ashamed to be an American citizen and I would have to say this is one of them [based on the quote]
My fellow citizens will not do jack crap until it literally hits home.
Haha I love it………America making empty threats again. Our government has become a laughing stock of the world thanks to Obozo and his administration. Any war with NK would be a disaster……..plus we've had 20 years to deal with them and every administration since Obama has dropped the friggin ball big time!!!
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its planting season comming up,,,not harvest season,,,
ohhhhh u mean as in Reaper,,,Harvest,,,