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

    Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day' - CNN.com

    Brussels, Belgium (CNN) -- The United States is prepared for "any contingency" when it comes to dealing with North Korea, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told CNN.

    "We're within an inch of war almost every day in that part of the world, and we just have to be very careful about what we say and what we do," Panetta said Wednesday on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
    WHY? Why are we so tied up and concerned with NK?

    Here's an idea...let's leave them alone.

    The USofA should not be on the brink of war with any country on a daily basis for months/years on end.

    Again, this comes back to defense of USofA, or a militaristic USofA.

    South Korea is not a part of the USofA. It's not the 52nd state.

    We should not be starting a war with NK.

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

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    WHY? Why are we so tied up and concerned with NK?

    Here's an idea...let's leave them alone.

    The USofA should not be on the brink of war with any country on a daily basis for months/years on end.

    Again, this comes back to defense of USofA, or a militaristic USofA.

    South Korea is not a part of the USofA. It's not the 52nd state.

    We should not be starting a war with NK.
    I am not in strong favor of war with NK, but something has to be done at some point.
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    Re: Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day'

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    I am not in strong favor of war with NK, but something has to be done at some point.
    Why?

    And why must it be the USofA?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    I am not in strong favor of war with NK, but something has to be done at some point.
    A war with NK would cost a million lives (including all sides) because containment wouldn't be an option. An all out invasion and nation building would be required. We wouldn't be able to use nukes as well due to proximity with China.

    Not something I would like to see in my lifetime.
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    Re: Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day'

    NK is China's misbehaving attack dog. it's up to China to reign it in; if it doesn't, it's exceptionally bad for business. our involvement absolves China of some of its responsibility. we should not be involved.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day' - CNN.com



    WHY? Why are we so tied up and concerned with NK?

    Here's an idea...let's leave them alone.

    The USofA should not be on the brink of war with any country on a daily basis for months/years on end.

    Again, this comes back to defense of USofA, or a militaristic USofA.

    South Korea is not a part of the USofA. It's not the 52nd state.

    We should not be starting a war with NK.
    but we have invested so much in all of these military toys
    and if we do not expend them then we will not have to buy some more

    let china deal with nk
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day'

    It's like we've learned NOTHING since WW2.

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

    its not just about south korea.
    its about japan and australia too.
    theyre all our friends,
    and theyre all within range of
    the most unpredictable nation on earth.

    and if china was interested in reigning in NK,
    it would be done by now.
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    Re: Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day' - CNN.com



    WHY? Why are we so tied up and concerned with NK?

    Here's an idea...let's leave them alone.

    The USofA should not be on the brink of war with any country on a daily basis for months/years on end.

    Again, this comes back to defense of USofA, or a militaristic USofA.

    South Korea is not a part of the USofA. It's not the 52nd state.

    We should not be starting a war with NK.
    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.
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    Re: Panetta: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day'

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket boy View Post
    its not just about south korea.
    its about japan and australia too.
    theyre all our friends,
    and theyre all within range of
    the most unpredictable nation on earth.

    and if china was interested in reigning in NK,
    it would be done by now.
    So let them deal with NK.

    It's not our battle.

    Let the UN handle it.

    We are not the world's police force.

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