troubleshooting Question

using semaphores to synchronize threads in java

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Hi,
      I have a very simple application (see attached file) which is supposed to alternatively print  to screen;
TA going first!
TB going second!
TA going first!
TB going second!

until the process is interrupted....
i'm using 2 threads and a semaphore to synchronize thread execution, however when i put a for loop in main to show  the output as above, the output is not consistently alternating between statements as i expected.
When i comment out  the loop (currently commented out) the statements alternate as expected.
can someone have a look at  my code and see if they can highlight   the problem? Or have i misunderstood semaphores entirely?
thanks


semaphoreEx1.java
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