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    N Korea Violates S Korean Waters

    NKorea violates SKorean waters amid high tension - Yahoo! News

    "SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea said a North Korean patrol boat entered its waters around their disputed maritime border Thursday but backed off after nearly an hour following repeated warnings. A senior American diplomat meanwhile cautioned Pyongyang that its bad behavior would no longer be rewarded."

    Rewarded? Rewarded with what? More American military blunders like invading Iraq?

    I guess this means we won't be invading Syria
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    Re: N Korea Violates S Korean Waters

    Great thread except for you comment. NK is making a mistake I believe. I don't think it will be the US that finally reacts to these threats. It will be someone like Japan.
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    Re: N Korea Violates S Korean Waters

    Traditionally, NK has been rewarded for bad behavior with better concessions during agreements over their nuclear weapons. That is, the U.S. and others provide more aid to the DPRK in order for them to behave.

    Finally this may perhaps stop. Kim Jong-il simply is making waves to prevent anything coming between his son's ascension to power. I have no doubt he fears that were he on his deathbed, his enemies, as he sees them, may attempt a coup, therefor he is warning the world of NK's potential in order to ensure his son's succession.

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    Re: N Korea Violates S Korean Waters

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Great thread except for you comment. NK is making a mistake I believe. I don't think it will be the US that finally reacts to these threats. It will be someone like Japan.
    Japan's constitution won't allow it and they expect the U.S. do something. As far as my comment, the U.S. is only going to invade countries that don't have a large military to defend itself. The Bush administration knew there were no WMD's in Iraq and that their military was shakey at best.
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    Re: N Korea Violates S Korean Waters

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    Japan's constitution won't allow it and they expect the U.S. do something. As far as my comment, the U.S. is only going to invade countries that don't have a large military to defend itself. The Bush administration knew there were no WMD's in Iraq and that their military was shakey at best.
    Japan has been having debates in the Diet over changing their Constitution in order to once again allow for a military. The U.S. has been trying to get them to do so for years, but Japan likes the free protection.

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    Re: N Korea Violates S Korean Waters

    I doubt this was a deliberate attempt at provocation.

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    Re: N Korea Violates S Korean Waters

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Traditionally, NK has been rewarded for bad behavior with better concessions during agreements over their nuclear weapons. That is, the U.S. and others provide more aid to the DPRK in order for them to behave.

    Finally this may perhaps stop. Kim Jong-il simply is making waves to prevent anything coming between his son's ascension to power. I have no doubt he fears that were he on his deathbed, his enemies, as he sees them, may attempt a coup, therefor he is warning the world of NK's potential in order to ensure his son's succession.
    Well, I'm sick of the posturing. Both from N Korea and the conservatives here that swear up and down that the 'leftist commies' are taking over America. This is the real deal here not just the regurgetation of some fat, white pundit's hate speech. If the Conservative's here had any shred of understanding regarding what it means to fight for freedom (or any real balls) they'd be on board with military action.
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    Re: N Korea Violates S Korean Waters

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Japan has been having debates in the Diet over changing their Constitution in order to once again allow for a military. The U.S. has been trying to get them to do so for years, but Japan likes the free protection.
    I know and their people are very much against changing it. Japan does have a 'Defense Force' they even train with U.S. Marines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    Japan's constitution won't allow it and they expect the U.S. do something. As far as my comment, the U.S. is only going to invade countries that don't have a large military to defend itself. The Bush administration knew there were no WMD's in Iraq and that their military was shakey at best.
    Please try to stay on topic.
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    Re: N Korea Violates S Korean Waters

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Japan has been having debates in the Diet over changing their Constitution in order to once again allow for a military. The U.S. has been trying to get them to do so for years, but Japan likes the free protection.
    Yes I know about Article 9. They need to change it, it's intent is obsolete.
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