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    Trump to (maybe) end joint military exercises with South Korea

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration on Tuesday that he intended to end joint military exercises with South Korea took South Korean and U.S. military officials by surprise.
    Trump also said he wants “at some point” to withdraw the American troops currently in South Korea.

    “We have right now 32,000 soldiers in South Korea, and I’d like to be able to bring them back home. But that’s not part of the equation right now,” Trump said.
    Asked about the plan to halt exercises, a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity shrugged and called it a political, not military, decision.
    A South Korean official said he initially thought Trump had misspoken.

    “I was shocked when he called the exercises ‘provocative,’ a very unlikely word to be used by a U.S. president,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-n...-idUSKBN1J812W
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    If you don't like it, go #### yourself.

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    Just carrots, I'd say. Symbolic gestures. The exercises can be put right back on schedule if progress on the negotiations isn't made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    Just carrots, I'd say. Symbolic gestures. The exercises can be put right back on schedule if progress on the negotiations isn't made.
    Carrots? That is your explanation why Trump gave away everything NORK wanted and got nothing in return?

    Trump didn't consult with S Korea (you know OUR ALLIES!!!). Trump didn't consult with the Pentagon. Trump obviously wasn't prepared. He just walked in, dropped his pants and bent over.

    "Great Negotiator"! For who? Russia and China? Christ, why didn't Trump just hand over the title to all the ships in the Pacific Fleet?

    He wants to stop "wargames" (note the NORK terminology...not OUR terminology) because it will "save money"?!?! 10 days ago this buffoon is at a rally proclaiming how he and HE ALONE got the defense budget up to $700B! Now he is going to purposefully degrade the readiness of our troops to save money?? WTF! Love to hear all you "Patriots" rationalize that one away.

    Trump is a moron...he has no skills for the job...he has no idea what he is doing---or if he does he sure as sh!t isn't operating in the best interests of the US or our actual allies.

    Of course in 24-48 hours, Trump will begin his patented denials that he ever offered anyone, anything at anytime in his life and conclude every question with "We'll see."

    The whole world knows Trump got played. Only Fox News and the cultists think he scored a 10! (The happy smiley crew on Fox this morning was something to watch.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by transporter View Post
    Carrots? That is your explanation why Trump gave away everything NORK wanted and got nothing in return?

    Trump didn't consult with S Korea (you know OUR ALLIES!!!). Trump didn't consult with the Pentagon. Trump obviously wasn't prepared. He just walked in, dropped his pants and bent over.

    "Great Negotiator"! For who? Russia and China? Christ, why didn't Trump just hand over the title to all the ships in the Pacific Fleet?

    He wants to stop "wargames" (note the NORK terminology...not OUR terminology) because it will "save money"?!?! 10 days ago this buffoon is at a rally proclaiming how he and HE ALONE got the defense budget up to $700B! Now he is going to purposefully degrade the readiness of our troops to save money?? WTF! Love to hear all you "Patriots" rationalize that one away.

    Trump is a moron...he has no skills for the job...he has no idea what he is doing---or if he does he sure as sh!t isn't operating in the best interests of the US or our actual allies.

    Of course in 24-48 hours, Trump will begin his patented denials that he ever offered anyone, anything at anytime in his life and conclude every question with "We'll see."

    The whole world knows Trump got played. Only Fox News and the cultists think he scored a 10! (The happy smiley crew on Fox this morning was something to watch.)
    Weren't you JUST telling us this meeting was CANCLED?

    So what are we to believe now?
    ďIt is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds." Teddy Roosevelt

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    Quote Originally Posted by transporter View Post
    Trump! Truuuuuuuuuuump!!! Trrrrrrruuuuuuuuuuump!!!! .
    .... and nothing has even happened yet!

    Youre gonna need to get a hospital room when the actual talks take place.

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    Left: The US is being provocative by having troops in South Korea. No wonder North Korea is mad!
    Trump: I'd like to pull our military out of South Korea. It's provocative to North Korea.
    Left: OMG!!!!! Hitler!!!! How DARE he!!!!!


    PS, you were hyperventilating so hard you linked the wrong story. Here's the correct one.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-n...-idUSKBN1J812W
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    Quote Originally Posted by transporter View Post
    Carrots? That is your explanation why Trump gave away everything NORK wanted and got nothing in return?

    Trump didn't consult with S Korea (you know OUR ALLIES!!!). Trump didn't consult with the Pentagon. Trump obviously wasn't prepared. He just walked in, dropped his pants and bent over.

    "Great Negotiator"! For who? Russia and China? Christ, why didn't Trump just hand over the title to all the ships in the Pacific Fleet?

    He wants to stop "wargames" (note the NORK terminology...not OUR terminology) because it will "save money"?!?! 10 days ago this buffoon is at a rally proclaiming how he and HE ALONE got the defense budget up to $700B! Now he is going to purposefully degrade the readiness of our troops to save money?? WTF! Love to hear all you "Patriots" rationalize that one away.

    Trump is a moron...he has no skills for the job...he has no idea what he is doing---or if he does he sure as sh!t isn't operating in the best interests of the US or our actual allies.

    Of course in 24-48 hours, Trump will begin his patented denials that he ever offered anyone, anything at anytime in his life and conclude every question with "We'll see."

    The whole world knows Trump got played. Only Fox News and the cultists think he scored a 10! (The happy smiley crew on Fox this morning was something to watch.)
    Gee Tranny must be really high up in the Trump staff to know what he got in return if anything.
    She seems to know a lot more than anyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    So what are we to believe now?
    That transporter is an idiotic troll who ####s in the punchbowl just to get a reaction, which is why s/he says the absolute dumbest things s/he can think of.
    "Too much agreement kills a chat."
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    PS, you were hyperventilating so hard you linked the wrong story. Here's the correct one.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-n...-idUSKBN1J812W
    I guess if you've got a preconceived notion about someone, you'd think that, but outside of me simply reporting the news, note that the link changes when you get to the end of the story to the link I posted (because the stories change). But thank you for providing that. I updated the OP.
    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    If you don't like it, go #### yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transporter View Post
    Carrots? That is your explanation why Trump gave away everything NORK wanted and got nothing in return?
    What did he "give away" sweetie? Free cancles?
    "I've got to start eating at home more" - J. Dahmer

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