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1 US Sends Fighter Jets To South Korea on Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:25 am


US Sends Fighter Jets To South Korea

WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - The United States sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea on Sunday to join military drills aimed at underscoring the U.S. commitment to defend Seoul in the face of an intensifying campaign of threats from North Korea.

The advanced, radar-evading F-22 Raptors were deployed to Osan Air Base, the main U.S. Air Force base in South Korea, from Japan to support ongoing bilateral exercises, the U.S. military command in South Korea said in a statement that urged North Korea to restrain itself.

"(North Korea) will achieve nothing by threats or provocations, which will only further isolate North Korea and undermine international efforts to ensure peace and stability in Northeast Asia," the statement said.

Sabre-rattling on the Korean peninsula drew a plea for peace from Pope Francis, who in his first Easter Sunday address called for a diplomatic solution to the crisis on the Korean peninsula.

"Peace in Asia, above all on the Korean peninsula: may disagreements be overcome and a renewed spirit of reconciliation grow," he said, speaking in Italian.

Tensions have been high since the North's young new leader, Kim Jong-un, ordered a nuclear weapons test in February, breaching U.N. sanctions and ignoring warnings from North Korea's closest ally, China, not to do so.

That test, North Korea's third since 2006, drew further U.N. and bilateral sanctions designed to pressure the impoverished North to stop its nuclear weapons program. Pyongyang responded to the new steps by ratcheting up warnings and threats of war.

North Korea said on Saturday it was entering a "state of war" with South Korea, but Seoul and its ally the United States played down the statement from the official KCNA news agency as the latest in a stream of tough talk from Pyongyang.

In a rare U.S. show of force aimed at North Korea, the United States on Thursday flew two radar-evading B-2 Spirit bombers on practice runs over South Korea.

On Friday, Kim signed an order putting the North's missile units on standby to attack U.S. military bases in South Korea and the Pacific, after the stealth bomber flights.

The F-22 jets will take part in the annual U.S.-South Korea Foal Eagle military drills, which are designed to sharpen the allies' readiness to defend the South from an attack by North Korea, the U.S. military said.

The U.S. military did not say how many of the planes were flown to South Korea from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. The statement described Sunday's deployment as part of routine shifts of air power among bases in the Western Pacific that U.S. forces have been conducting since 2004.

Japan's Kyodo news agency quoted the top Japanese government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, as condemning Pyongyang for "aggressive provocation" after Kim's ruling party newspaper, the Rodong Sinmun, identified U.S. military bases in Japan as targets for attack.

The two Koreas have been technically in a state of war since a truce that ended their 1950-53 conflict. Despite its threats, few people see any indication Pyongyang will risk a near-certain defeat by re-starting full-scale war. (Reporting by Paul Eckert; Editing by Eric Beech)


2 Re: US Sends Fighter Jets To South Korea on Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:34 pm


I saw this , you ever get the feeling shit is gonna hit the fan soon.

3 Re: US Sends Fighter Jets To South Korea on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:19 am

Candy Cottingham

Little Kim would not dare to attack your Country. If he did he would end up in serious trouble.
But he could cause havoc in South Korea.
There was suppose to have been a truce between North and South.

Just because he disagrees with things should not mean he should start a war.

Capital of South Korea ...I suppose this kim who has taken over is another Dictator.

4 Re: US Sends Fighter Jets To South Korea on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:44 pm


North Korea is focusing there attention to South Korea right now and we are over there to help South Korea and to let North Korea know if they mess with South Korea they are going to have to deal with us. Even dumbass Kim is not stupid enough to mess with us, or if he is like you said he will be in serious trouble if not killed. Hes a dictator alright, and is threatening everyone with his nuclear weapons, he will go down if he tries to use them against us or threatens us any farther. We got his number hes messing with a super power now.

5 Re: US Sends Fighter Jets To South Korea on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:07 pm


Our equipment is being moved into position as we speak, remember we have Guam very close over there but things are being set up in Hawaii, California and Alaska, his missle range is about 2500 miles, he could hit Guam, but our anti-missle defense will block it. I keep hearing the date June 25.

6 Re: US Sends Fighter Jets To South Korea on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:57 pm

Candy Cottingham

He can't reach America.
He maybe Boasting ... The World is watching him. Including our Country.
I think he is 29
One false move and he will be a dead man.
He is Mad and Sad.

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