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    Park is gone.

    South Korea president Park Geun-hye ousted by court

    South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has become the country's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office.
    Judges unanimously upheld parliament's decision to impeach Ms Park over her role in a corruption scandal involving her close friend, Choi Soon-sil.
    She now loses her presidential immunity and could face criminal charges.
    There have been angry scenes outside the court. Police said two protesters had died.
    The court ruling is the culmination of months of political turmoil and public protest. An election must now be held within 60 days.
    Ms Park's office said she would not be leaving the Blue House, South Korea's presidential palace, on Friday nor making any statement.
    Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn has called for calm, saying the government should remain stable to prevent internal conflict from spreading.
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    To be fair she was pretty corrupt and also pretty stupid about it (not caring it was blatant).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparq View Post
    Park is gone.

    South Korea president Park Geun-hye ousted by court

    South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has become the country's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office.
    Judges unanimously upheld parliament's decision to impeach Ms Park over her role in a corruption scandal involving her close friend, Choi Soon-sil.
    She now loses her presidential immunity and could face criminal charges.
    There have been angry scenes outside the court. Police said two protesters had died.
    The court ruling is the culmination of months of political turmoil and public protest. An election must now be held within 60 days.
    Ms Park's office said she would not be leaving the Blue House, South Korea's presidential palace, on Friday nor making any statement.
    Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn has called for calm, saying the government should remain stable to prevent internal conflict from spreading.
    people here are so fucking happy, its pretty good times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lana Torrin View Post
    To be fair she was pretty corrupt and also pretty stupid about it (not caring it was blatant).
    Based on the little I know I'm not very sympathetic to her, but I would note she grew up in an unusual environment and people like Choi are insidious.

    That being said, using the court to remove her is reasonably impressive and shows just how far SK has come since the days of her father.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparq View Post
    That being said, using the court to remove her is reasonably impressive and shows just how far SK has come since the days of her father.
    This, it's pretty big for the country and its future imo. Also all of the corruption in high places both state and private coming out and being prosecuted should do the country good in the long run, if handled correctly.

    On top of that, that the people managed to keep big protests going all the way up to Friday, peacefully, is reflecting really well on them.

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    Also lol https://koreaexpose.com/fake-news-tu...-social-media/ and https://koreaexpose.com/angry-pro-pa...k-journalists/

    The impeachment crowd managed to remain peaceful all the way through afaik.
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    https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/a...st-north-korea

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. is considering “all options” to counter North Korea’s nuclear threat while criticizing China over moves to block a missile-defense system on the peninsula.

    In some of his most detailed comments yet on North Korea, Tillerson ruled out a negotiated freeze of its nuclear weapons program and called for a wider alliance to counter Kim Jong Un’s regime. He also left the military option on the table if the North Korean threat gets too large.

    “If they elevate the threat of their weapons programs to a level that we believe requires action, that option is on the table,” Tillerson told reporters on Friday on a trip to South Korea when asked about the possibility of a military strike. He ruled out talks with North Korea until it commits to giving up its nuclear weapons.

    Hours later, President Donald Trump said on Twitter that North Korea was ”behaving very badly.”

    “They have been ‘playing’ the United States for years,” Trump said. “China has done little to help!”

    Tillerson’s remarks were some of the most forceful yet from the Trump administration and signaled the U.S. was closing the door on a more conciliatory approach as it looks to curtail Kim Jong Un’s nuclear and ballistic-missile programs. With the range of North Korea’s missiles getting closer to North America, Tillerson is seeking a new approach as part of a trip to Japan, South Korea and China.

    “Let me be very clear: this policy of strategic patience has ended,” Tillerson said. “All options are on the table. North Korea must understand that the only path to a secure, economically prosperous future is to abandon its development of nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and other weapons of mass destruction.”

    On Saturday, Tillerson heads to China, the main ally and biggest trading partner of Kim’s regime. The U.S.’s top diplomat said China’s moves to retaliate against South Korea for agreeing to the deployment of a missile-defense program were “troubling” and “inappropriate.” He vowed to proceed with the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or Thaad, against China’s complaints.

    China opposes the missile shield in part due to concerns that its radar will be used to counter its own military capabilities. Beijing suspended the operation of more than 50 Lotte Mart stores after the South Korean retail conglomerate agreed to sell land for Thaad, and ordered travel agents to stop selling tour packages to the nation.

    “While we acknowledge China’s opposition, its economic retaliation against South Korea is inappropriate and troubling,” Tillerson said. “We ask China to refrain from such actions. Instead we urge China to address the threat that makes Thaad necessary, that being the escalating threat from North Korea.”

    Tillerson spelled out a layered approach that would start with tightening enforcement of current United Nations sanctions and “widening the circle of allies” to deal with the North Korean threat.

    From there, the U.S. will seek to cut off other sources of revenue that fall outside sanctions. He also rejected the idea of accepting a freeze on North Korea’s nuclear program, saying that would leave the country with “significant capabilities that would represent a true threat not just to the region but to American forces as well.”

    At the same time, Tillerson said the U.S. wanted economic prosperity and security for the North if it gives up its nuclear program.

    “North Korea has nothing to fear from the United States, but this 20 years of talking has brought us to the point we are today,” he said.

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    Pro plan there bashing China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pesadelo View Post
    - Smarnca if not trolling , is a complete retard

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    In short, you're prime beta.

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    PLA website:If DPRK touches China's bottom line "PLA will launch attacks to DPRK nuclear facilities on its own"
    http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/...nt_7554618.htm
    When I see a bird that walks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck id call it a duck.
    And if the bird denies to be a duck it is a russian duck.

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    Whats a DPRK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smarnca View Post
    Whats a DPRK
    Democratic People's Republic of Korea

    Don't you remember all the glorious Soviet Republics like the GDR? German Democratic Republic? Etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Smarnca View Post
    Whats a DPRK
    Democratic People's Republic of Korea

    Don't you remember all the glorious Soviet Republics like the GDR? German Democratic Republic? Etc

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    Not even to mention the most recents PR's like DPR and LPR in the east Ukraine.
    When I see a bird that walks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck id call it a duck.
    And if the bird denies to be a duck it is a russian duck.

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    But if PLA touches DPRK they're gonna nuke Seoul. Imagine how many Starcraft geeks will lose their internet connection
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    If China wants to stop NK for real real then it will be so. They aren't previously interested in a war because they didn't want to deal with the refugees, but I guess if they are starting it those go south anyway so that's not a problem for them.
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    Might see if my PS2 still works. Haven't played Mercenaries in ages.

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    I wonder how loyal those generals really are if China is attacking and not the sworn enemy South Korea.

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    The Chinese troops are there to go in and shut things down if America does something stupid to trigger off the Norks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spawinte View Post
    The Chinese troops are there to go in and shut things down if America does something stupid to trigger off the Norks.
    Pretty much this. If cheeto boy wants to start WW3 then hes going the right way about it. China is not going to accept any action against NK that isn't them.
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