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Philippine’s Possible Involvement on North Korean Crisis

Philippine Minister of National Defense Angelo...
Philippine Minister of National Defense Angelo Reyes (right, far-side) meets with Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld (left foreground) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard B. Myers (right foreground), U.S. Air Force, in the Pentagon on Aug. 12, 2002. Ambassador to the United States Albert Del Rosario joined Reyes in the talks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Philippines, as an ally of the United States, is expected to give full support to the latter if the U.S. is attacked by North Korea as per its threat. One major aspect that is being eyed for are the previous military bases once used by the Americans on Philippine territories for decades.  Yes, by all means – they are permitted to once again put those bases back to its warfare readiness as deemed appropriate according to this news:

Philippines offers US its military bases in case of North Korea war

By: Agence France-Presse

Manila: The US would be allowed to station forces at military bases in the Philippines if it went to war with North Korea, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Saturday citing a treaty between the allies. “Our mutual defence treaty calls for joint action if either the Philippines or the United States is attacked,” del Rosario said in comments sent to AFP at a time of heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula.

The move is expected to be beneficial for both countries – for the U.S. to have strategic locations for their bases and for the Philippines to strengthen its military capabilities – that is so timely with the constant trespassing of Chinese vessels on prohibited sea lines and hopefully for the Malaysians to stop their alleged human rights violations to Filipinos living in Sabah.


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How Should the World Treat the North Korean Crisis?

English: Secretary Clinton met with British Fo...
English: Secretary Clinton met with British Foreign Secretary William Hague in the Treaty Room at the Department of State, May 14, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

War break outs seem to be rampant these days – but the most serious move against the United States and South Korea is North Korea’s nuclear threat. Despite being directed to the two countries only, the world will be affected because its radiation effects are airborne – so, the damages can reach other neighboring countries and beyond. People will be killed, birth defects can ruin the whole generation and physical damages will be immeasurable. This should not be taken lightly although aggressiveness can only trigger the anger of North Korea. UK’s Foreign Secretary Hague has this to say:

North Korea: UK’s Hague calls for calm amid tensions

By: BBC News

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has called for calm over the North Korean crisis. Despite the “paranoid rhetoric” from Pyongyang, it was important to remain “firm and united,” he, said warning of the dangers of a “miscalculation” by North Korea.

Every leaders of relevant countries must be united so as to prevent making the wrong move. Damages can never be undone – so, this is the right time to call on the experts in war as well as the peace makers and see if North Korea can be pacified and get into serious talks as per their intentions or quest for that matter. No country will go for war if they are not taken for granted. What could they be fighting for?


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