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    Re: North Korea Threatens South, Armistice Off

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Last time China overwhelmed Korea with Chinese troops. Why do you think they take different position now?

    They didn't show signs that they would get involved last time either.
    Because 59 years ago, their economy wasn't dependent on the west like it is now. They would be committing suicide to so it now. They're smarter than that.
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    Re: North Korea Threatens South, Armistice Off

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Because leaving North Korea as a loose cannon poses little threat to China-- and it helps keep us in check. China's not interested in being a military superpower, but North Korea's existence gives them economic and diplomatic leverage against us that allows them to continue developing into an economic superpower.

    Attempting to engage North Korea directly, or even provide substantial aid to South Korea, would be economic suicide for the United States. Look at the budget deficits that are predicted with two wars, and imagine what would happen if we started a third.

    I'd be laughing my ass off, if I thought I had enough resources to survive another Great Depression.
    So that's what you think about the United States? You lack faith in your own country.

    You need to read this.... http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/..._pp112-147.pdf

    You I think all you Anti-Americans are going to be very disappointed, and depressed that the best days of America aren't over.
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    Re: North Korea Threatens South, Armistice Off

    A few items that most of you have missed first both Russia and China ahve been doing back door discussion woth the moron in charge of NK telling him to back off second both Country's have move some of there military unit to the NK Border and have place others on stand-by alerts. If NK did attack SK China would attack NK they know it would be in their and the Worlds best interest.

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    Re: North Korea Threatens South, Armistice Off

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So that's what you think about the United States? You lack faith in your own country.
    All the faith in the world won't help this country overcome basic economic forces. There are limits to how much we can spend and not have our economic system collapse like a house of cards-- and we've already reached those limits from our past two wars and irresponsible fiscal policy.

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    Re: North Korea Threatens South, Armistice Off

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Because 59 years ago, their economy wasn't dependent on the west like it is now. They would be committing suicide to so it now. They're smarter than that.
    Not only that, if any of you think that China is going to let a shooting war start, you're off your rocker. Considering how South Korea is one of China's biggest trading partners and how the Party seeks to avoid anything that will cause unrest, the loss of economic activity in addition to potential physical damage and refugees as a combined impact upon China's economy is going to ensure that the Party leadership will reel North Korea in before an actual war starts. China's already seeing unrest from rising unemployment. War is bad for China's employment.
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