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BurtReynoldsMoustache 11-23-2010 06:04 AM

Uh oh
 
http://www.zerohedge.com/article/nor...ime-alert-resp

AdAstra2009 11-23-2010 06:14 AM

Ohh shiitttt....

Bet it'll turn into nothing, just another interesting tidbit you'll read on wikipedia in the end.

k9870 11-23-2010 12:29 PM

Tyrants push it to see what they can away with as nobody has the balls to stand up to them, remmeber they already sank a korean naval vessel and got away with that.

Swordfish941 11-23-2010 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by k9870 (Post 22431)
Tyrants push it to see what they can away with as nobody has the balls to stand up to them, remmeber they already sank a korean naval vessel and got away with that.

You need to seriously improve on your spelling.

k9870 11-23-2010 12:39 PM

Just woke up and speed typed that out.

MT2008 11-23-2010 01:36 PM

Skirmishes like this are pretty much routine now. The media seems to get excited every time it happens, and then it eventually plays itself out.

When it happens, it's usually a sign that something's going in within the DPRK regime. In this case, that "something" is the leadership transition.

k9870 11-23-2010 01:39 PM

I say take down that regime once and for all, of course that will never happen and those tyrants will stay in power.....

MT2008 11-23-2010 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by k9870 (Post 22435)
I say take down that regime once and for all, of course that will never happen and those tyrants will stay in power.....

Would be nice, but it's not possible (or at least, the consequences would be unacceptable).

k9870 11-23-2010 02:01 PM

A country with a human rights record that bad and history of agression? It would be easy to gain allies, a joint American/South korean/ whoever has the balls to help us force sounds like it could be done and public opinion on our side.

MT2008 11-23-2010 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by k9870 (Post 22437)
A country with a human rights record that bad and history of agression? It would be easy to gain allies, a joint American/South korean/ whoever has the balls to help us force sounds like it could be done and public opinion on our side.

(1.) China, and possibly Russia, would be thrown into a panic and immediately mobilize against us. North Korea is their ally, even though they both hate the Kims and hate having to prop them up. It would be the Korean War all over again, except that China has far more resources and better technology relative to us than they did in the 1950s. And given the current situation of NATO and SEATO, nobody would have the balls to help us.

(2.) The North Koreans have literally thousands of artillery tubes trained on Seoul. They'd shell it to rubble even at the slightest hint that U.S./ROK forces had started moving across the DMZ. This, more than a nuclear capability, is the reason why the U.S. can never invade the North.

(3.) The DPRK has an extremely sneaky intelligence force that could easily get into place to carry out attacks of sabotage, possibly with chemical or biological weapons. This could be done against the South Koreans, but possibly against us as well. We also don't know what types of terrorist assets they have elsewhere in the world to use against us or our allies.

All this because of a skirmish that kills two South Korean soldier? No thank you.


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