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    Re: Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day'

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We're not going to start a war with North Korea. North Korea is going to start a war with us.

    An explosion of hostilities on the peninsula could mean an explosion of hostilities all over Asia. Hence the reason for our forces emplaced to act as a deterrent.

    NK will attack the USofA? How?

    Boots on the ground invasion?
    Air attack on US city?

    How will NK start the war with the USofA? In your opinion?

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    Re: Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    So let them deal with NK.

    It's not our battle.

    Let the UN handle it.

    We are not the world's police force.
    its too late.
    we cant pretend we didnt take responsibility for japan after ww2,
    or south korea after the korean war.

    and yes we are the worlds police force.
    the UN cant deal with security problems.
    especially while china holds veto powers,
    and obviously doesnt care what NK does.
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    Re: Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day'

    If North Korea attacked any of our allies in the area, we are bound by treaty to aid in their defense. Because they are in fact "allies".

    If North Korea attacked China, we would not respond because they are not our ally. We would probably respond with a UN force, but not alone.
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    Re: Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day'

    Obviously China is not handling them. NK getting a nuke or strengthening their long range missile capabilities is a danger to the United States and our allies. If NK keeps going the way they are, and nothing else works (which we are running out of options) then the US hand will be forced.

    That isnt even beginning to address the massive humanitarian issues over there. It is irresponsible for the US, and other countries to sit back and allow millions to starve and be repressed to the extent the NKoreans are. It is amazing how many people in the United States feel like the rich and powerful have a responsibility to help the poor but that sentiment ends at our own borders. Its hypocritical in my opinion.
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    Re: Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day'

    of course we are. North Korea is such a major threat to us and all /sarcasm

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    Re: Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day'

    North Korea aint gonna do ****. They rely on aid from China, US, and South Korea. If they attacked the South the war would be over within months... All food aid would be cut off and they would be ****ed. Hell do they even have enough oil and gas to deal with the military especially in a war situation?


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    Re: Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day'

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Obviously China is not handling them. NK getting a nuke or strengthening their long range missile capabilities is a danger to the United States and our allies. If NK keeps going the way they are, and nothing else works (which we are running out of options) then the US hand will be forced.

    That isnt even beginning to address the massive humanitarian issues over there. It is irresponsible for the US, and other countries to sit back and allow millions to starve and be repressed to the extent the NKoreans are. It is amazing how many people in the United States feel like the rich and powerful have a responsibility to help the poor but that sentiment ends at our own borders. Its hypocritical in my opinion.
    That knife of hypocrisy cuts both ways.
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    Re: Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day'

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefgator View Post
    That knife of hypocrisy cuts both ways.
    Are you saying I am a hypocrite? I am not sure I follow.
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    Re: Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day'

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Are you saying I am a hypocrite? I am not sure I follow.
    Nope, not saying that at all. I am saying that the hypocrisy of intervening in other countries for humanitarian reasons yet letting our own people starve... And the example that you gave of feeding the masses yet doing nothing about humanitarian issues overseas.

    Sorry I did not explain further. I'm hacking this out on my phone, and I was lazy.
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    Re: Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day'

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefgator View Post
    Nope, not saying that at all. I am saying that the hypocrisy of intervening in other countries for humanitarian reasons yet letting our own people starve... And the example that you gave of feeding the masses yet doing nothing about humanitarian issues overseas.

    Sorry I did not explain further. I'm hacking this out on my phone, and I was lazy.
    I understand. Sorry. I misunderstood. Lot of people on attack on this website so i read that as defensively. I apologize for that.
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