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Avoid war with N. Korea

April 9, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry has said North Korea’s new round of saber rattling and threats to step up its nuclear weapons and missile programs are unacceptable. He has added the U.S....

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Apr-12-13 11:29 AM

Looks like Beijing gave the NORKS permission to hit Japan first. China will ignore NK aggression because it settles an old score. They get a BOGO in that the rest of the world (US) will take out their other problem..the NORKS. The other part of the equation that benefits China/Russia is that they wont have to kill Japanese fishermen and seize their boats for fishing in their waters. There is lot going on with this situation. More than an insane dictator.

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Apr-11-13 12:49 PM


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Apr-11-13 11:56 AM

China might get mad for picking on little brother. Then were will we borrow money from to support other nations and the C.E.O.S of wall street.

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Apr-11-13 11:00 AM

You see how much good sanctioning North Korea has done so we keep it up with Iran, good luck with that!!! Didn't work with NK they are now nuclear and it is not working with Iran they keep going on working to get there and are now close, what then when they are capable sanction some more?

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Apr-10-13 6:24 PM

I do not think that sitting by waiting for a rogue nation to use a nuclear bomb is a good idea. We know where they are and a couple of nicely placed cruise missiles will set them back a couple years. If you wait on that warm glow and others get involved then you will see the poop hitting the fan. And that I promise will affect yours, everyone you know and do not know lives for ever. I'd go with the preemptive strike. It is cheaper, much more effective and lets Iran know that this crap is not going to be tolerated! Ever!

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Apr-10-13 11:01 AM

Does anyone have a paper I can read?

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Apr-10-13 10:33 AM

Good point loyal.

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Apr-10-13 10:31 AM

Pards is on to something. The Chinese have long memories and never forgot what Japan did to their people prior to WW2. Besides, who benefits from turning NORK into a smoldering hole, not America. There is nothing of value to us, intrinsic or otherwise (except maybe real hot green Kimchi). Let the locals settle this then we'll sit down with the winner.

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Apr-10-13 10:24 AM

I hope the US doesn't try to invade. I really don't want to lose more friends to needless war and have to pay more taxes to "re-build" another country when we need to be re-building our own.

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Apr-10-13 7:05 AM

Portnoy..I agree with you!...but USA will always be the big bad guy no matter what we do in the eyes of all the other countries.

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Apr-09-13 4:33 PM

60 years ago this was the first of the "politically correct" diplomatic settltments that have become somewhat normal since. Time to make some big holes in the ground and re-assert that the US is a power to be respected. But that will take some real leadership that is currently lacking. Serve an ultimatum - then act decisively on it. Enough with the political crap

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Apr-09-13 2:53 PM

Seems to me the Chinese were picking a fight with the Japanese a while ago. Maybe NK is a convenient distraction while the real action is someplace else.

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Apr-09-13 2:05 PM

I can be mad at my brother but if you slug him I'll pop you. The Chinese are no different.

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Apr-09-13 1:59 PM

Pards13, pick up a paper: the Chinese have already stated they are thoroughly p-issed at the North Koreans. I doubt they would care.

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Apr-09-13 1:18 PM

There were diplomatic and "other" paths we could have taken but our leaders let this get to this point of insanity and right behind Korea is Iran. We have ignored the obvious and there will come a time that we will have wished we did a much better job of preventing another nuclear armed madman become a problem. As far as it goes, Rodman did a better job of this than Obama's administration has done. That speaks volumes!

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Apr-09-13 1:06 PM

I thought Dennis Rodman fixed this?

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Apr-09-13 12:40 PM

If you hit NK first you will tick off the Chinese and the response will will be unpleasant. All our TVs will go blank and our phones will play Chinese music.

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Apr-09-13 12:24 PM

Let him launch a missle then take it out if it is heading in the wrong direction. We do have that ability. Then the worlds blame will be on them and not us.

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Apr-09-13 12:11 PM

I agree, Bill. I doubt more severe economic sanctions will work since the country is so economically devastated already. Kim Jung-Un is unstable, in my view, and I wouldn't dismiss his saber rattling as mere pandering to North Korea's military establishment. I'd take it seriously, perhaps even a pre-emptive strike (non-nuke) on their nuclear facilities.

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Apr-09-13 11:55 AM

How does the editor propose the North Korean regime be "punished severely" short of war? The country is led by an insane individual who cares nothing about human life; ours or the people of North Korea. In the past we have bought them off with short term fixes and this is the result.

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Apr-09-13 11:53 AM

Here you have a bully with nothing to lose. Unless you can get directly to the problem, the grandson and his controllers, nothing will get done. No one here wants another police action and definitely not a half-hearted war. The only other option is to starve them out.

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