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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    I wonder what Bush would have done.
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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And funny for those salivating for the U.S. or Japan to shoot down the rocket, nothing happened. Imagine that.
    You'd have **** your pants if we had.
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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I wonder what Bush would have done.
    Nothing. He doesn't talk to "Axis of Evil". Acknowledging their exist validates their actions. duh.
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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I wonder what Bush would have done.
    Pretty much the same thing. Issue a boilerplate condemnation, then basically do nothing. Which seems to be the most prudent course of action for this particular provocation.
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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Drawing a line in the sand like that and then not following through with the threat announces to the world that the U.S. has no backbone.
    So... follow through.
    I ask again:
    Where is the ridiculousness in the suggestions I put forth?

    The common sense approach to this situation, one that didn't involve preemptive destruction of the launch site or intercepting the rocket after launch...
    Who suggested a pre-emptive attack on the launch site or an unconditional interception of the missile?

    Had he thought like you, we would either look like a bunch of limp wristed blowhards or we would be at war with the DPRK.
    Given your apparent failure to understand my position, its pretty clear you're in no position to make this claim.
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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Kim Jong-il's response to Obama:

    Oh, I'm just soooo scared!

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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Are you still living in the Cold War? China is justifiably worried about its insane and dangerous neighbor, and Russia has absolutely no reason whatsoever to get involved.
    China is hardly worried about the insanity of their neighbor; a neighbor they hold complete control over. Why do you think China and Russia conveniently prevent the UN from any serious actions/sanctions for this behavior?

    North Korea is a convenient tool for China to use to keep the world off guard and hide their inhumane treatment of their own people and dissidents. It is a COMMUNIST country with few freedoms, little in the way of pollution control and allows the exploitation of their people by manufacturers who exploit them for exporting cheap goods and bring in dollars to prop up a regime that would collapse without it.

    But as long as there is a rogue North Korea constantly threatening, they can continue on and be viewed as a reasonable nation working WITH the rest of the world.

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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Actually China is North Korea's closest ally, largest trading partner, and biggest supplier of weapons, fuel, and food. They have supported the North Korean government since it's birth. That won't change, not because of this. Like a father scolding a reckless son, China will most likely tell others to keep their hands off and chastise Kim Jong-Il over his actions. They are less concerned with Pyongyang's internal politics than they are with the possible results of a military conflict, even if very limited. The refugees will most likely flee towards China if conflict breaks out. China doesn't want that. Nor do they want North Korea launching any kind of ground assault against the South. That kind of conflict is bad for business, and make no mistake...China would not let Pyongyang fall to U.S./ROK forces. China and NK are allies, politically, militarily, and financially.
    This pretty much hits the proverbial nail on the head. Too bad you filled your response with other useless nonsense or I could have thanked you.

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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    The intent of the OP was not to actually discuss the situation, it was a hollow attempt to simply demean Obama in some fashion. There was little thought put into it, you can tell simply by reading the thread starters first post. This is reinforced by the anemic pile on attempt by his cronies. The post violated Breaking News thread rules from the start.
    You would be wrong; the OP stated the OBVIOUS. Watching Obama issue a denouncement knowing everyone will do NOTHING is naive and a waste of effort.

    The OP was just pointing this OBVIOUS point out. As he stated:

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    I'm SURE that North Korea has seen this response, and has decided to immediately de-fuel their bird and pull it off the pad.
    Pretty much sums it all up in my opinion. Obama has made it readily OBVIOUS that any future US involvement will require the worlds unanimous approval for military force and everyone with a brain knows this means we will do NOTHING.

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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    This has been asked, but you have yet to answer it. What do you think Obama should have done instead of what he is doing now in regards to the imminent NK Launch?
    I personally think he should just keep his mouth shut. He has already indicated he wants to disarm the US, that he doesn't believe in military force or preemptive force, that he doesn't want to stay in Iraq or Afghanistan and thinks the US is an arrogant nation. So why embarrass yourself with useless rhetoric?

    As the OP stated, I am sure his condemnation got a good chuckle in NK.

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