South Korea did nothing when North Korea bombed Yeonpyeong ten years ago or shot and burned a South Korean official last year.
The week Trump talked with Kim Jong Un for the first time, they cancelled their joint military drill along the border with the U.S., yet they did their regular drill on the Liancourt Rocks in case of an invasion from Japan.
A survey found that South Koreans view Kim Jong Un, a dictator executes people in public, in a more favorable light than Abe. Not to mention that almost half of South Korea would support North Korea in a war against Japan.
Actions speak louder than words, and South Korea has shown that it can't be trusted to handle North Korea by itself when it would rather side with a dictatorship over Japan.
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The same isn't true of Japan, the ROK couldn't care less if Tokyo got nuked by Kim's nuclear missiles
So all the talk from Moon about improving ties with Japan was BS.
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This, from the country that threatened to pull out of GSOMIA, putting millions of lives at risk of nuclear war.
Korean lives aren't under threat from GSOMIA termination, only Japanese lives are because Japanese are blinded from incoming ballistic missiles without early warning from Korea, which is the sole purpose of GSOMIA between Korea and Japan.
There are other countries besides Japan and Korea.
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Japan indoctrinates its children to view Japan as the victim in WWII.
At least they don't use it as an excuse to hound the U.S. for money every year.
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Can't speak for majority, but the situation there is definitely not as it's presented in Japanese TV. Young people don't really bash Japan there, no one raises eyebrow if they hear Japanese and Korean TV is way more critical towards their government, unlike our Japanese TV with it's self-censorship.
A survey found that South Koreans view Abe more negatively than Kim Jong Un, a dictator who imprisons entire families, gives death sentences to his own officers, and executes people in public.
Another survey found that almost half of South Koreans would side with North Korea in a war against Japan, while 40% said "I don't know".
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Everyone wants to claim they are a victim of some historic slight or other. That way people can feel superior and self righteous- even when they themselves were not victimized by anyone but in their imaginations.
So true. But hey, at least Japan doesn't repeatedly ask America for money seventy years later.
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She was indicted in charge of libel against the survived comfort women regardless of the truth about the CW.
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What Japan did to Korea is far worse than what Korea is doing to Japan now.
What Japan did happened more than seventy years ago, and has been compensated for multiple times.
Meanwhile, North Korea bombed an island ten years ago and fired multiple missiles over Japan, and South Koreans view Kim Jong Un, a dictator who jailed entire families and executed people in public, in a more favorable light than Abe. Not to mention almost half of South Korea would support North Korea in a war against Japan.
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South Korea is still harassing Japan for its war crimes, yet they'll threaten to pull out of GSOMIA and put millions of lives at risk of nuclear war. They can't forgive Japan for what happened last century, yet they already forgot the time North Korea killed and burned a South Korean diplomat last year.
They need to get over the past and focus on the present.
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South Korea is still obsessed with Japan's war crimes, yet they're ignoring the time North Korea bombed Yeonpyeong ten years ago or shot and burned a South Korean official last year, and they threatened to pull out of GSOMIA, putting millions of lives at risk of nuclear war. South Korea needs to get over Japan and get their priorities straight.
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The last time Moon said he wanted to improve ties, he was threatening to pull out of GSOMIA. It seems like he cares more about antagonizing Japan than protecting millions of people from nuclear war.
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Says the man who imprisons entire families and executes people in public.
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If South Korea wants money, they shouldn't have disbanded the comfort women foundation that Japan itself funded.
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It reflects then President Obama's will and grand strategy. Yet Moon breaches Americans and their efforts.
Don't forget about the time Korea lied about consulting the White House before deciding to scrap GSOMIA.
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