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    Re: North Korea threatens war if Satellite is shot down.

    You know I wonder what it would take for Japan to change Article 9 of its constitution. If NK started firing missile around I can't see Japan just sitting there with their asses hanging out. Japan has a navy of over 100 ships not counting reserves. They are no slouches.
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    Re: North Korea threatens war if Satellite is shot down.

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    You mean horribly bungle the assassination after outsourcing to the Mafia? The CIA sucks at assassinations. Look at Castro.
    Nobody is perfect.

    The CIA doesn't suck. You have to access (not that I do) to those records. The CIA is a rather brutal institution and it has, in the past, employed so very sick people.

    Generally speaking, the U.S. government has a policy that prohibits the assassination of heads of state. This is a cold war era rule designed to leave alive those individuals who "can turn it off."

    Basically, we don't kill those people who can order military forces to stand down. It's our way of making sure nobody ever has to learn of mutually assured destruction first hand.

    Still Kim Jong Ill is a 3rd world despot who desperately needs a foot up his ass.

    Kim Jong Ill sold nuclear technology to Syria. Syria quickly tried to build a nuclear reactor and Israel promptly reduced the entire site to rubble.

    Still selling, giving, renting or leasing nuclear technology to unstable theocracies run by a collection of zealatous asshats is unacceptable.
    Iran has nuclear technology they bought from Russia.

    If I ever see Vladimir Putin in person, I am going to kick him the balls.

    Mikhail Gorbechov referred to Putin's administration as being more extreme than the old Soviet hardliners.

    Putin is an imbecile who sold nuclear toys who the world's nastiest theocracy. If the UN had any balls, I would be lobbying them for sanctions against Russia. However, the UN is a toothless, neutered lion.... so there goes that idea!
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    Re: North Korea threatens war if Satellite is shot down.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The problem like you an many don't recognize, that even though NK would lose their artillery would kill MILLIONS.

    It's nice to be in another country and not care about casualties when your people aren't taking them, but the realities for South Koreans is much different.

    A war between NK and SK would result in a SK victory but millions at the most and hundreds of thousands at the least would pay the price.

    Easy to say when your countries civilians don't have to pay the price eh?
    That is why NK isn't going to start a war. NK knows it will lose... and unlike the last Korean war, China will not help North Korea this time.

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    Re: North Korea threatens war if Satellite is shot down.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    and unlike the last Korean war, China will not help North Korea this time.
    I wouldn't be too sure of that. One of the main reasons that China joined in with North Korea was that it didn't want the U.S. to have the ability to be at it's front door.

    I doubt that ideology has changed.

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    Re: North Korea threatens war if Satellite is shot down.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I wouldn't be too sure of that. One of the main reasons that China joined in with North Korea was that it didn't want the U.S. to have the ability to be at it's front door.

    I doubt that ideology has changed.
    In those days there were no functioning ICBMs. China knows they are within reach at all times; they also know we are not going to attack them.

    China also knows the consequences of backing North Korea.... especially if North Korea instigates a conflict with the south.

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    Re: North Korea threatens war if Satellite is shot down.

    Ignore Japan at your own peril.
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    Re: North Korea threatens war if Satellite is shot down.

    North Korea is nothing to worry about. They just like to scare people. They know that they have absolutely nobody to back them up. China may be friendly with them, but there's no way they'd be their ally in war. If North Korea tried anything, the whole world would be against them.

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