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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    One must also recognize the Corporate contribution to the public relations and media concentration on this event. First, when a country that runs on Corporate profits has a $700 billion military offense budget, the forces that profit from this budget will automatically mobilize their Media/public relations to make citizens feel frightened to maintain their profits. With the Iraq War wound down and the Afghan War winding down, a new area to generate profit must be found/annointed. Nothing like the threat of war to perk up those arms manufacturers and logistics support budget. War is profitable and damn good business, and business controls lots of press. Try to separate the truth from the profit. Impossible. Anyway, don't underestimate the power of hype for profit. The business of the USA is business, and war is a damn good business. Something seems to demand recognition in that last sentence.

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    I'm not too concerned about the North attacking the South in force. What I am concerned about is some mistake by some radar operator or some other misinterpreted piece of information causing an action that will lead to who knows what.

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    One must also recognize the Corporate contribution to the public relations and media concentration on this event. First, when a country that runs on Corporate profits has a $700 billion military offense budget, the forces that profit from this budget will automatically mobilize their Media/public relations to make citizens feel frightened to maintain their profits. With the Iraq War wound down and the Afghan War winding down, a new area to generate profit must be found/annointed. Nothing like the threat of war to perk up those arms manufacturers and logistics support budget. War is profitable and damn good business, and business controls lots of press. Try to separate the truth from the profit. Impossible. Anyway, don't underestimate the power of hype for profit. The business of the USA is business, and war is a damn good business. Something seems to demand recognition in that last sentence.
    Please warn me next time. I didnt have my tin foil hat on.

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    I'm somewhat more concerned what this Admins reaction would be to a strike on this country.

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Please warn me next time. I didnt have my tin foil hat on.
    Your hat won't reflect reality. Business per usual. Machiavellian ploys as written in The Prince.

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I'm somewhat more concerned what this Admins reaction would be to a strike on this country.
    He would blame it on the Harlem Shake videos and say "what difference does it make?"

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    He would blame it on the Harlem Shake videos and say "what difference does it make?"
    We have bases within spitting distance that, with the right sort of weapon, could be obliterated without a lot of warning time. That possibility and the likelihood we wouldn't use a nuclear response because of the region in which they lie, leaves Barry with few options.

    So you're most likely correct..

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    He would blame it on the Harlem Shake videos and say "what difference does it make?"
    Or perhaps he can't stand Gangnam Style coming from Seoul.
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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    We have bases within spitting distance that, with the right sort of weapon, could be obliterated without a lot of warning time. That possibility and the likelihood we wouldn't use a nuclear response because of the region in which they lie, leaves Barry with few options.

    So you're most likely correct..
    I have no doubt there would be a military response that would end with a regime change in North Korea. The Chinese are the wildcard.

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    I have no doubt there would be a military response that would end with a regime change in North Korea. The Chinese are the wildcard.
    Indeed they are:

    China mobilizing troops, jets near N. Korean border, US officials say | Fox News

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