Terrifying News Out Of KOREA

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Huny Badger AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

The agency reports that the office of South Korean president, Moon Jae-In, is calling for a halt in the roll-out of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system pending environmental impact reports, which could take a year to complete.

 Moon, a reformist liberal, is expected to pursue a more conciliatory policy with Pyongyang, which has expressed bellicose opposition to THAAD missiles, as has Beijing, which fears the encroachment of THAAD’s powerful surveillance system on its territory. There have also been protests against the missiles in South Korea, Stars and Stripes reports.

Deferring the full deployment of THAAD (currently only two out of six launchers are in the field) would appear to put the Moon administration at odds with its own defense ministry, which is reportedly keen to have THAAD as a defense against Pyongyang’s increasingly advanced missile capabilities.

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According to Yonhap, a presidential probe concluded that the ministry had minimized the impact of THAAD’s deployment in a bid to have the missiles rolled out more quickly.

THAAD launchers “that have yet to be deployed will have to wait,” an unnamed official in Moon’s administration told Yonhap.

The government also has launched an investigation into whether the country’s defense ministry kept secret the delivery of four additional launchers and sought to make the program appear smaller to legally avoid an all-out environmental impact evaluation.

The anti-missile system, which is being installed in the southern county of Seongju, has drawn protests from local residents and economic retaliation from China.

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During his campaign, Moon took an ambivalent stance on whether to deploy the system, which would help protect the country from attack by North Korea but also strain relations with Beijing, which sees the system as undermining its nuclear deterrent.

Earlier this week, Moon fired a senior Defense Ministry official on grounds that the military had deliberately withheld from the president information about the arrival of the four new launchers.

We all know that China has clearly played a very heavy part in this and is doing what they have always done.  They tell the American President what he wants to hear and yet their actions do as they please.

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