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    Report: N. Korean officials executed in staged traffic accidents

    Report: N. Korean officials executed in staged traffic accidents | The Lookout - Yahoo! News

    The country used firing squads or staged traffic accidents to execute 30 officials involved in talks to unite North and South Korea, according to the 2012 Amnesty International report released Thursday.
    Credible reports estimated that up to 200,000 prisoners were held in horrific conditions in six sprawling political prison camps, including the notorious Yodok facility. Thousands were imprisoned in at least 180 other detention facilities. Most were imprisoned without trial or following grossly unfair trials and on the basis of forced confessions.
    This kind of crap is why I would fully support using military force to remove this disgusting regime from power in North Korea. We have the power to stop these kinds of atrocoties from happening to these poor people and yet we do nothing.
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    Re: Report: N. Korean officials executed in staged traffic accidents

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
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    This kind of crap is why I would fully support using military force to remove this disgusting regime from power in North Korea. We have the power to stop these kinds of atrocoties from happening to these poor people and yet we do nothing.
    NK has thousands of artillery pieces pointed at Seoul. We invade, they start shooting. Then things get bad. Then they get worse.

    The status quo sucks, but a military solution sucks more.
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    Re: Report: N. Korean officials executed in staged traffic accidents

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
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    This kind of crap is why I would fully support using military force to remove this disgusting regime from power in North Korea. We have the power to stop these kinds of atrocoties from happening to these poor people and yet we do nothing.
    Although this latest report is par for the course given North Korea's brutal regime, military-led regime change is not an option. First, North Korea would almost certainly strike at South Korea and possibly even Japan (in retaliation for use of facilities by the U.S.) in a bid to survive, or at least impose very high costs for its demise. I don't believe it is in the U.S. interest to subject South Korea and even possibly parts of Japan to catastrophe. Second, China would not be indifferent with regime change being carried out in a neighboring state. Both China and the U.S. know that neither would resort to nuclear arms. Hence, China and the U.S. could become embroiled in conventional combat. Such an outcome would only magnify the costs of the conflict. It would also roil world markets given the U.S. and Chinese footprint on the global economy. East Asia would also be destablized and the U.S. government would lose a major financial backer (not a good situation given its current fiscal imbalances) and, if China wanted, it could dump its $1 trillion Treasury holdings (national interest > financial interest) perhaps pushing the U.S. into a debt crisis. Such a move would push Treasury prices sharply lower and U.S. borrowing rates sharply higher.

    In short, the costs of pursuing possible regime change through military action would very likely greatly exceed the hoped-for benefits. Even a successful outcome at the end of the conflict could well amount to a "lose-lose" proposition given the catastrophic damage, human losses, destablization in the region, and financial/economic consequences.

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    Re: Report: N. Korean officials executed in staged traffic accidents

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    This kind of crap is why I would fully support using military force to remove this disgusting regime from power in North Korea. We have the power to stop these kinds of atrocoties from happening to these poor people and yet we do nothing.
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    Re: Report: N. Korean officials executed in staged traffic accidents

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    This kind of crap is why I would fully support using military force to remove this disgusting regime from power in North Korea. We have the power to stop these kinds of atrocoties from happening to these poor people and yet we do nothing.
    Sadly what you are advocating would mean milions dead in South Korea when the North unloads their 1000's of conventional rockets on population centers. Not to mention their nukes.
    Pressure from China is the only way to end that tyranny.

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    Re: Report: N. Korean officials executed in staged traffic accidents

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    This kind of crap is why I would fully support using military force to remove this disgusting regime from power in North Korea.
    Then go ahead and invade North Korea

    And while you're on the move, maybe you could do something about Myanmar
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    Re: Report: N. Korean officials executed in staged traffic accidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    NK has thousands of artillery pieces pointed at Seoul. We invade, they start shooting. Then things get bad. Then they get worse.

    The status quo sucks, but a military solution sucks more.
    This is the truth of it.

    The other part is, the barrages would last maybe a day. They don't have enough food to feed the garrison, let alone if they went active.

    Its no secret the North would get totally decimated. The South just has to be willing to take some damage to Seoul.
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    Re: Report: N. Korean officials executed in staged traffic accidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    This is the truth of it.

    The other part is, the barrages would last maybe a day. They don't have enough food to feed the garrison, let alone if they went active.

    Its no secret the North would get totally decimated. The South just has to be willing to take some damage to Seoul.
    The real problem isn't North Korea vs. South Korea. It's that such a conflict quickly becomes China vs. USA. That would be bad.


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    Re: Report: N. Korean officials executed in staged traffic accidents

    The country used firing squads or staged traffic accidents to execute 30 officials involved in talks to unite North and South Korea, according to the 2012 Amnesty International report released Thursday.
    This is a lie. This is what AI said:

    Quote Originally Posted by Amnesty International
    In July, there were unconfirmed reports that the authorities had either executed by firing squad or killed in staged traffic accidents 30 officials who had participated in inter-Korean talks or supervised bilateral dialogue.
    Notice how quickly speculation turned into truth.
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