'저는 그들의 땅을 지키기 위하여 싸웠던 인디안들의 이야기를 기억합니다. 백인들이 그들의 신성한 숲에 도로를 만들기 위하여 나무들을 잘랐습니다. 매일밤 인디안들이 나가서 백인들이 만든 그 길을 해체하면 그 다음 날 백인들이 와서 도로를 다시 짓곤 했습니다. 한동안 그 것이 반복되었습니다. 그러던 어느날, 숲에서 가장 큰 나무가 백인들이 일할 동안 그들 머리 위로 떨어져 말과 마차들을 파괴하고 그들 중 몇몇을 죽였습니다. 그러자 백인들은 떠났고 결코 다시 오지 않았습니다….' (브루스 개그논)





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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Text Fwd: U.S.-South Korea Naval Exercise On Despite Chinese Protest

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* Update:

Yonhap News
Tensions likely to ease over joint S. Korea-U.S. naval drills: scholars
July 11, 2010
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* Text sent from Rick Rozoff on July 11, 2010

Korea Times
July 9, 2010

Korea, US firm on naval exercise despite China’s protest
By Jung Sung-ki

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) made it clear Friday that it will hold a joint naval exercise with the U.S. Navy in the West Sea in a show of force to counter North Korea's attack on a Navy warship in March.

The planned joint maritime drill has drawn strong opposition from China, which kicked off six days of live-fire exercises off its eastern coast this week, in what state-controlled media said was a response to the U.S.-South Korean war games to be held in coming months.

Earlier this week, Col. Lee Boong-wu, spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the exercise will be held after the U.N. Security Council takes action against North Korea, denying speculation that the allies were backtracking on the plan in the face of Chinese complaints.

"The date and method have yet to be decided but the ROK-U.S. joint military exercise will be carried out," Won Tae-jae, spokesman for the MND, told reporters.
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U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Walter Sharp also pledged that the U.S. and South Korean navies will hold the exercise despite China's complaints.

In a security forum in Seoul, Sharp said every nation has its own right to hold a military exercise against hostile forces, and the U.S. and South Korean militaries hold such exercises every year.

On Friday, the UNSC was expected to adopt a presidential statement condemning the Cheonan attack without directly establishing its connection with North Korea.
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China warned the United States and South Korea Thursday against holding the war games near its waters, urging them not to worsen tensions with its ally North Korea.

"China has expressed its serious concerns with the relevant parties," said foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang in Beijing. "We are firmly opposed to foreign military vessels engaging in activities that undermine China's security interests in the Yellow Sea or waters close to China."

The South Korea-U.S. maritime maneuvers were originally set for last month but were postponed until the UNSC wrapped up discussions on the ship sinking that claimed the lives of 46 South Korean sailors.
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