The USS Pueblo Incident
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27-01-2018, 11:09 PM
The USS Pueblo Incident
As a US Sailor, this one has always been near and dear to my heart. A few days old now, but NPR actually did a very good article on it that gives me mixed emotions:

Looking at the Saga of the USS Pueblo 50 Years Later
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Despite my conflict of emotions and biases, one thing is clear, fuck the fucking fuckers ruling North Korea.

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28-01-2018, 04:44 AM
RE: The USS Pueblo Incident
We nearly had a second incident, with USS Calcaterra.
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28-01-2018, 08:35 AM
RE: The USS Pueblo Incident
My dad was in the Army, stationed in RoK when that happened. His unit was alerted as part of a possible operation to rescue the crew.
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28-01-2018, 02:13 PM
RE: The USS Pueblo Incident
While agreeing that the PRK regime was and is a bunch of fuckers. I have a slightly different take on the Pueblo incident.

The US Navy sending a lightly armed spy ship into proximity of the PRK is the height of irresponsibility. Similarly the US continued holding of major maneuvers with South Korea and having more heavily armed ships in close proximity to the PRK is also very irresponsible.

As the world is learning with the US current "beloved leader" caution is a better approach than aggression.
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28-01-2018, 05:57 PM
RE: The USS Pueblo Incident
(28-01-2018 02:13 PM)JAH Wrote:  As the world is learning with the US current "beloved leader" caution is a better approach than aggression.

Neville Chamberlain agrees.
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28-01-2018, 10:53 PM
RE: The USS Pueblo Incident
Gawdzilla, I must say that is a little harsh. I will acknowledge that you make a good point.

I will also point out that the PRK is a tiny country bordered by China and near Russia both of whom would squash it like a cockroach if it got too far out of line.

I am much more afraid of our curren "beloved leader" than the PRK. If that is what you are alluding to then I am in total agreement. I might ask what are the other western powers going to threaten him with, the nuclear destruction of Florida when he is there. I find that unlikely.
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29-01-2018, 03:19 AM
RE: The USS Pueblo Incident
I'm a historian by profession.
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29-01-2018, 07:15 AM
RE: The USS Pueblo Incident
I heard the story on NPR.
I'm always glad when they visit history.
People don't have much sense of history these days IMO.

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