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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    We have to remember that no Americans were killed in this attack, it was directed and affected South Koreans only. It is not the place of the US to make a policy decision for South Korea, it was their ship, their sailors, its up to them to make that decision, and perhaps consult our opinion and willingness to back them depending on what decision they make, then for us to support it. They are our ally and this ship sinking does affect our interests indirectly in Asia, but I believe South Korea should be granted the lead on making the decision on how to react to this.
    I am totally with you on this. The US has a defense treaty with the ROK, so the U.S. is obliged to assist in ROK's defense. However, as it was an attack exclusively on ROK military assets (and not affecting the U.S. tripwire force along the DMZ), this should be completely Seoul's call and the U.S. (and other friendly states) should be prepared to back it 100%. This seems to be the way the Obama administration is playing it so far, and in this rare instance, I agree with the way it is being handled in Washington.
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    hillary is a survivor, hillary is smart, hillary separates herself

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    "united front?"

    against whom? against what?

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    "clinton saves gates from political isolation as a republican inside a democratic adminstration"

    smart move, ms hillary, and predictable

    but it's not gonna work, you're gonna have to go if you really wanna make it anywhere

    obama's foreign policy is immature and amateur

    aside his and your ESCALATION of afghanistan, you guys don't really have one

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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    I am starting to think this situation is much closer to war than previously realized. North Korea is cutting all ties to the South, the U.S and the South just planned war games, which is a huge provocation (and rightfully so.)

    War on the Korean peninsula is really hinging on one SAM site operator acting without permission and shooting down a stray aircraft, 1 naval skirmish etc. This could get ugly quick.
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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Where's the administration on this? Where's Obama condemning this action that killed 46? I'll tell you where, kissing Calderon's arse that's where!

    What a weak coward Obama is.


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    What do you want, for the United States to go to war every time some country does something to another country?

    I've got an idea. Why don't we back off of being the world's policeman? We can turn our attention on our own problems, use those resources to build up our own nation, and leave the world to sort out its troubles, for better or worse.

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    OK Obama you with no experience of any kind, lead us to glorious victory over the Chinese. So he will have Iraq, Aphghanistan, Pakistan, Korea and illegal immigrant in the form in middle east terrorsits coming in here every day. Can you spell "one term president"?
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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    I am totally with you on this. The US has a defense treaty with the ROK, so the U.S. is obliged to assist in ROK's defense. However, as it was an attack exclusively on ROK military assets (and not affecting the U.S. tripwire force along the DMZ), this should be completely Seoul's call and the U.S. (and other friendly states) should be prepared to back it 100%. This seems to be the way the Obama administration is playing it so far, and in this rare instance, I agree with the way it is being handled in Washington.
    This will necessitate the re-creation of the military draft. We are obligated to join in and fight to the end. We are psread too thin as we all know now. So start getting in shape all you youngin's cuz you are hellbound real soon.
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
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    Given Obamas foreign policy decisions to date, I don't expect him to do much of anything beyond a 'harsh rebuke' and maybe some sanctions (that will accomplish little except perhaps provoke another Kim Jong tantrum).
    Somehow I think Obi's teleprompteur will be able to insert a blame Bush 43 into this.

    NK knew they were dealing with a member of The Ultimate Wimp Club when they called the shot on this one.

    After all L'il Kim met Obi's mentor-wimp Carter, who signed a deal for another mega-wimp Cliton; an agreement violated before the ink could dry on Ill Kim's signature.

    My bet is Obi's gone through a few boxes of Depends.

    After 911 the despot's watched Bush to see if he would pull a Clinton... wag his finger and make hollow threats. He didn't and we ended up discovering a nuke blackmarket.

    President Bow-Wow-Wow? This ought to be interesting. He of course has superior judgment, and a sidekick with slapstick timing.

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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    Yay...just what we need. Another f'n war. Maybe we'll get an official declaration of war on this one. *coughs*
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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yay...just what we need. Another f'n war. Maybe we'll get an official declaration of war on this one. *coughs*
    Well we know what happened when Clinton wagged his finger on International TV and said we would hunt down the terrorists. Don't we?

    Don't we? Don't we???

    For those who may have been teething or breast feeding at the time, the terror attacks became more spectacular and aggressive as the years passed. It's the same as with Kids... give 'em an inch and they'll take a mile.

    So we went from some bombs here and there, to the first WTC bombing, American Embassies bombed, US Warships, Bali and 911.

    Talk is cheap, and the terrorists saw right through Clinton, and assumed we were a bunch of pussies. They think the same of Obama, because he has proven to be an MLP (Major League Pussy) All Star.

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