South Korea: U.S. Army merges 173 camps into one huge base


How is this for repeating history? Apparently the Army has forgotten Beirut, Lebanon and Peril Harbor as an example. Better yet we spent close to 11 Billion buckeroos to leave our Service men and women as sitting ducks. I will let Mustang tell the tale today:

Ignoring History

According to Arirang News, the 8th US Army has relocated its base of operations from Yongsan, Korea (3 miles outside of Seoul) to an extraordinarily large new base at Pyeongtaek (65 miles south of Seoul), where, according to its commander, Lieutenant General Thomas Vandal, US Forces Korea will station 43,000 of its ground and air forces (and their dependents).  I’m thinking that considering our history with North Korea —or more particularly, with North Korea under the aegis of a psychopath whose missile systems are under constant development, such a move does not appear very wise.

Families at the new U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea, will live in modern, high-rise units convenient to schools, churches, shopping and other services.

A short review:

On 7 December 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a full-scale aerial assault upon the U. S. Navy fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  The Japanese sunk 4 battleships, 2 other ships, damaged four more battleships, 3 cruisers, 3 destroyers, and 3 support ships.  Of the total in aircraft, 188 were destroyed, 158 were badly damaged.  Battle casualties were 2,403 killed and 1,178 wounded.  It was the attack FDR had hoped for, the effect of which was to introduce the United States into World War II.  FDR’s surprise, by the way, was that the attack initially focused on Hawaii; he thought the attack would be focused on the Philippine Islands.

On June 25, 1950, 80,000 North Korean troops launched a blitzkrieg attack into South Korea, pushing all US and South Korean forces all the way south to Pusan.  It was the initial military action of the Cold War.

So now we have nearly 50,000 American forces and assets conveniently situated in what has been described as the largest US base overseas … at the cost of $10.7 billion, uniting 173 military camps situated throughout the Korean peninsula.

General Vandal told reporters, “What has changed for us is that we no longer have to defend 173 camps and installations; we now have it consolidated so it allows us to maximize our force protection.  And as I described, with assets like Patriot batteries, you can now better protect from ballistic missile threats from North Korea.”

Right: good luck with that.

My conclusions are two: the idea is simple-minded, and the American people and their limited monetary resources are not being well-served by people who have not learned any of the lessons of history.

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15 Responses to “South Korea: U.S. Army merges 173 camps into one huge base”

  1. John Liming Says:

    Somehow it seems to me that people simply cannot learn the lessons of history and are destined to repeat them. In face of the psychotic threat from the NK leadership this is … in my opinion … a dangerous, presumptuous and foolhardy move.

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  2. petermc3 Says:

    I say, Fortress America! But first we must build a rocket ship capable of transporting all the self enriching, America hating democrats and the cowardly self-hating weasel republican politicians to Bizarro World where everything is backwards and they will fit right in.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I am with you… perhaps just send them to this camp since it has a bulls-eye on it now.

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    • Mustang Says:

      We could send them to Mars. I understand there are all kinds of moonbats lining up to drink their own urine anyway. I just think we need to keep it quiet about it being a one-way trip.

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  3. Flying Winkies Says:

    To be, or not to be, that is the question:
    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
    Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
    And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
    No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
    the heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks
    that Flesh is heir to? ‘Tis a consummation
    devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep,
    To sleep, perchance to Dream; aye, there’s the rub,
    for in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
    when we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
    must give us pause. There’s the respect
    that makes Calamity of so long life:
    For who would bear the Whips and Scorns of time,
    the Oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s Contumely, [F: poor]
    the pangs of despised Love, the Law’s delay, [F: disprized]
    the insolence of Office, and the spurns
    that patient merit of the unworthy takes,
    when he himself might his Quietus make
    with a bare Bodkin? Who would Fardels bear, [F: these Fardels]
    to grunt and sweat under a weary life,
    but that the dread of something after death,
    the undiscovered country, from whose bourn
    no traveller returns, puzzles the will,
    and makes us rather bear those ills we have,
    than fly to others that we know not of.
    Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
    and thus the native hue of Resolution
    Is sicklied o’er, with the pale cast of Thought,
    And enterprises of great pitch and moment, [F: pith]
    with this regard their Currents turn awry, [F: away]
    And lose the name of Action. Soft you now,
    The fair Ophelia? Nymph, in thy Orisons
    Be all my sins remember’d

    –William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”

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    • bunkerville Says:

      OK… if you say so!

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    • petermac3 Says:

      I’m a Titus Andronicus fan myself.

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  4. Simply Linda Says:

    I apologize in advance if my comment cause issues……pull out altogether…they don’t want us there. Same goes for Japan & Germany. I am tired of spending our money. I know, I know…we fought battles and won…what worked years ago is no longer working. It has been a cease pool of money…pull out altogether overseas, bring the troops home, and defend the mother land. Declare martial law on these illegal aliens/gangs of 13 crossing into our land. Enough is enough..(was just reading about Kamala Harris and her comment about her not supporting the wall.) So tired of these politicians who need to be held up to the law(s)…which they do not follow. Let California succeed…same goes with Hawaii who—don’t even get me going on that judge in the 9th district.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I tend to agree. Especially with the new head honcho in South Korea who does not appreciate us one bit. Last I heard he doesn’t want any anti missile defenses… so screw them.

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      • Simply Linda Says:

        yep…that is exactly what my husband said.

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    • Mustang Says:

      I think the solution is this: we tell the South Koreans that the North Koreans are good to eat, then stand back and watch the show.

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      • petermac3 Says:

        Yeah. A people who consider kimchi a delicacy will eat anything …. dogs, cats, North Koreans….

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  5. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks….

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      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.

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