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    Re: US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Why would we have to support them?

    Can't we just let countries fight each other without getting involved?

    Don't we do that in Africa?
    We would support South Korea because we have roughly 30,000 soldiers stationed in South Korea that would be directly attacked with the rest of the country.

    Perhaps you can turn a blind eye to potentially thousands of dead American serviceman, but I cannot.

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    Re: US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Just to toss this out.... Naval blockade.
    Not sure what that would even accomplish. North Korea's largest trading partners are China and South Korea, accounting for 80% of their meager roughly 2 billion in exports.

    A naval blockade would be a massive waste of resources.

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    Re: US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    So? Then North Korea would be hit with a few thousand cruse missile and smart bombs. Is the Missouri still in active service?
    Ya its easy to call for war when you aren't going to be affected, frankly I think its smarter and more appropriate to let the South Koreans make the call on this one. They are the ones truly affected and are the ones with the most to lose, it should be their call.

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    Re: US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Ya its easy to call for war when you aren't going to be affected, frankly I think its smarter and more appropriate to let the South Koreans make the call on this one. They are the ones truly affected and are the ones with the most to lose, it should be their call.
    It is right for the United States to be involved in the decision making process. If South Korea is planning on a form of retaliation that could draw us into a war (potentially against China), you better believe that the US is going to have a say in the matter.

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    Re: US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by NolaMan View Post
    It is right for the United States to be involved in the decision making process. If South Korea is planning on a form of retaliation that could draw us into a war (potentially against China), you better believe that the US is going to have a say in the matter.
    I should have been clearer because I don't disagree, I was just trying to point out how ridiculous Crunch in being so comfortable with calling for a 2nd Korean War.

    And I think we should consult with the South Koreas so they know the exact meaning of our backing so they can make a better decision, but we shouldnt try to define their response or their foreign policy.

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    Re: US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea

    As long as China supports NK, there is nothing that can be done.

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    Re: US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Why would we have to support them?
    South Korea is a major trading partner (almost $68 billion in trade last year and on a pace for more than $75 billion this year). The U.S. maintains a mutual defense agreement with South Korea. The U.S. has an enormous stake in stability in Asia.

    Were the U.S. to simply abandon South Korea, its other security commitments would properly be viewed as hollow. In addition, the U.S. would suffer greater economic damage than might otherwise have occurred, as markets price a greater degree of risk into economic transactions. U.S. abdication would also have the potential to spark a nuclear arms race in Asia given the power vacuum the U.S. would create in its retreat from its commitments and interests. Would-be aggressors, including states such as Iran, would calculate that there is little risk in taking military measures that undermine U.S. interests.

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    Re: US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I should have been clearer because I don't disagree, I was just trying to point out how ridiculous Crunch in being so comfortable with calling for a 2nd Korean War.

    And I think we should consult with the South Koreas so they know the exact meaning of our backing so they can make a better decision, but we shouldnt try to define their response or their foreign policy.
    Please try to read what people write and are responding to without putting your own spin on it. I was not calling for war against the North, I was speculating on what would happen if "Seoul gets hit by a few thousand artillery shells."

    Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain
    Naval blockade would work fine untill the first interception

    When fighting would break out, and then Seoul gets hit by a few thousand artillery shells.

    So? Then North Korea would be hit with a few thousand cruse missile and smart bombs. Is the Missouri still in active service?
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    Re: US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by NolaMan View Post
    Perhaps you can turn a blind eye to potentially thousands of dead American serviceman, but I cannot.

    No need to be an angry douchebag.
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    Re: US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    No need to be an angry douchebag.
    Well in essence.. that is your argument... let South Korea fend for itself, and ignore the problem of close to 30,000 American military personal that would be directly effected by any such action.

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