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A Patriot - 2003-04-25 22:52:33
A question if I may- With all due respect to Han Ho Suk- Which Korea does he write for???
There are quite a few sentences that seem to indicate a heavy North Korean bias, a couple of the statements seem a bit contradictory, and a good amount of the information seems outdated.
First, the hostile planes waited for the US plane at the Uhrang airbase, located about 200 km from the point of air encounter. They knew that the US plane was coming. The North Korean planes flew 200 km to intercept the US plane. Did the US plane see them coming? If it did, why no evasive action? After intercepting the US plane, the hostile planes dogged it for 22 min. Why no American planes for the rescue? The US crew must have informed the base of the danger they were in, but no action was taken by the base. If Kim Jong Il had given the command, the MiGs would have shot down the US plane and returned to their base before the US could have scrambled war planes.
What was the point of that paragraph??? The portion in red seems to imply that the US and it's military were "suddenly" in grave danger and were at the mercy of Kim Jong Il. That seems a bit silly seeing as it was on a spy mission. In international waters, send ing out two jets of our own would not be a "rescue"-the men and women on the plane no the risks of intelligence gathering. Such an act would be manipulated and twisted to become an "act of war by the United States" Spy planes like the ones involved can't possibly fight with two jets, but jets of our own can. I'm sure you can see that this "non action" was a wise decison.
If you care to hear any more of what I have to say on what seems to be a heavily biased and somewhat optimistic, outdated report, feel free to e-mail.
I apoligize for taking up so much space as well as any typos I may have missed.
Ravyne - 2003-04-26 00:34:04
I cannot answer all of your questions, but I can tell you this much: Han Ho Suk works for the Center for Korean Affairs - which is dedicated to uniting both N & S Korea again. In my research of Han Ho Suk, I could not find any information concerning which side of Korea he is more dedicated to, the North or the South. I do know that the Center for Korean Affairs is in South Korea. If you want to know the point of Han Ho Suk's remark, you can write to the editor of the Association for Asia Research and see if he or she can get you in touch with Han Ho Suk. The editor's email address is email@example.com My main reason for adding this entry was to show people what we *might* be up against should we decide to attack N. Korea. Han Ho Suk's article gives a lot of details about the arsenal N. Korea *may* have. One last thing, I cannot email you since you did not leave an email address or a diaryland address. Your questions may be genuine and your intentions may be non-malicious, but when you leave someone with no way to contact you, it leaves one open to speculation that you may just be another flamer that shouldn't be taken seriously. If you would like to email *me* then perhaps we can do some further research into this together and get some of your questions answered.
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Ahhhh...thanks, I needed that!
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