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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes View Post
    I know you weren't asking me...but

    I think a military strike on the port in which the submarine originated/most likely originated out of is an acceptable response.

    The North has done something very clever that prevents tit-for-tat response like this though. They have devised the image of irrationality and that any response by the south or the U.S will lead to the North engaging in total war. They have tried to do the same with sanctions, saying that if they are imposed it is equivalent to an act of war.

    Game theory in these situations often rely on having a logical and rational player on the other side. North Korea has thrown off policymakers and military planners alike by making themselves out to be very irrational. It is time we call their bluff, but we must first decide if the cost/benefit ratio favors us, which it almost certainly won't.
    By us or South Korea? Are you ready for a full scale war? A military strike on the North will probably start one.
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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    By us or South Korea? Are you ready for a full scale war? A military strike on the North will probably start one.
    The retaliatory attack I mentioned would be carried out by South Korea.

    I am still in the IRR, which means I would be called back to the Marine Corps if a total war broke out. I was in the infantry and have seen war first hand. I am not a gung-ho war monger who thinks 'war is cool.' I think war is amongst the worst things that humans do to each other.

    To answer your question, yes, I am ready for a total war. How much more will we let NK get away? Where do you draw the line? What if it was a U.S vessel? What would you say then?

    Do you think we can let actions by the North go without consequences just because they say they will launch a total war if we respond?
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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    And something likely to result in a Second Korean War (at least) which would include the wiping of Seoul off the map.
    Throw your oar in the water here and share your opinion of what you think should be done.
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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes View Post
    The retaliatory attack I mentioned would be carried out by South Korea.

    I am still in the IRR, which means I would be called back to the Marine Corps if a total war broke out. I was in the infantry and have seen war first hand. I am not a gung-ho war monger who thinks 'war is cool.' I think war is amongst the worst things that humans do to each other.

    To answer your question, yes, I am ready for a total war. How much more will we let NK get away? Where do you draw the line? What if it was a U.S vessel? What would you say then?

    Do you think we can let actions by the North go without consequences just because they say they will launch a total war if we respond?
    I do not believe we should get involved in a war with with N Korea no matter what they do. It's not worth it, just as invading Iraq was not worth it.
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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Perhaps it's all the al Jazeera you watch?
    After all, FOXNEWS wasn't permitted by the Kanuckistani's but al Jazeera was. Seems the Go'ment knows it audience... eh Hosehead?

    I know you Kanuckistani's very, very well... such an open minded group of drones.
    So open minded Ann Coulter's speech was canceled.
    What are you talking about? I can watch Fox News here if I want. Back home it's one of the channels, and I watch it when I can to laugh out loud and idiots like Hannigan.

    As far as Ann Coulter's speech... I don't really know what to say, people just don't want her hateful crap around here I guess, perhaps it is disallowing free speech and she should have been allowed to talk... but we're just not as loving of hateful and lying bitches.

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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    I do not believe we should get involved in a war with with N Korea no matter what they do. It's not worth it, just as invading Iraq was not worth it.
    So if they launched a full scale attack on South Korea we should just cut and run and let them fend for themselves?
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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes View Post
    So if they launched a full scale attack on South Korea we should just cut and run and let them fend for themselves?
    Nuke them.
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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Nuke them.
    Nuke what? Military targets or their severely malnourished, oppressed populace who would have basically no idea why they are being nuked?

    You don't think nuking a country is getting involved?
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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes View Post
    Throw your oar in the water here and share your opinion of what you think should be done.
    Unfortunately, as I have already noted, there ARE no good options at this point. And for the record, I don't trust the Chinese words (or should I say the South Korean reporting of Chinese words) until I see them in the Chinese language press -- which I have not seen yet...
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    Re: NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Nuke them.
    And then let Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and others deal with the nuclear fallout? As amateurish as Obama is, I am glad YOU are not in the Oval Office, that's for sure...
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