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    Re: Tensions Continue to Rise in North and South Korea.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Well, to your point it's too late to do anything about NK, but we have another baby in Iran... so that situation while different, could be helped. And yes, no more cookies, no television and no anything else unless they hand over the gun. We already know NK is starving it's people... and won't dare do a damn thing without China's say so. NK must bluster and throw tantrums. If they fire something non-nuclear say at South Korea or Japan, things will heat up. If they launch a nuke - well all bets are off.
    Yes we do have to do something. But shouldn't it be China's job to babysit? North Korea's balls are growing every day. They aren't going to hand over that gun unless we pry it from their cold dead hands. They are going to snap, and at this rate, were most certainly going to be the target. If they attack South Korea, Japan, or the US without China's acknowledgment, do you think the Chinese would still have their back?
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    Re: Tensions Continue to Rise in North and South Korea.

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    Do you think we should provoke North Korea more with penalties? Discuss.[/QUOTE]

    Penalties are a farce... N Korea is our whipping boy, no threat to us halfway around the world.

    The only reason Obama is pressing it is he wants to show the Reps he's strong enough to get re-elected... Just more gotcha politics.

    Take things as they are, not as they could or should be.

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    Re: Tensions Continue to Rise in North and South Korea.

    North Korea has the power and incentive to drag us into another war. That is most certainly a threat to us regardless of how far or how close we are from them. I don't see this issue as a just and responsible reason for re-election. I see it more as something we have to do. He would be a fool to sit back and ignore them.
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    Re: Tensions Continue to Rise in North and South Korea.

    Quote Originally Posted by LimeLight View Post
    North Korea has the power and incentive to drag us into another war. That is most certainly a threat to us regardless of how far or how close we are from them. I don't see this issue as a just and responsible reason for re-election. I see it more as something we have to do. He would be a fool to sit back and ignore them.
    I hate to say it but the Democrat's survival politics is far more of a threat than any blustering tin pot dictator rants. If a war starts in N Korea or Iran, it will be from ambitious White house pressure politics.

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    Re: Tensions Continue to Rise in North and South Korea.

    Quote Originally Posted by LimeLight View Post
    Yes we do have to do something. But shouldn't it be China's job to babysit? North Korea's balls are growing every day. They aren't going to hand over that gun unless we pry it from their cold dead hands. They are going to snap, and at this rate, were most certainly going to be the target. If they attack South Korea, Japan, or the US without China's acknowledgment, do you think the Chinese would still have their back?
    I doubt China will jeopardize the amount of investment, debt and future revenue with the Western world over North Korea. I think China will throw NK under the bus but only if they do it themselves... I don't think they'd like us coming in there to kick their ass, though they may want us to watch and maybe get in a few shots from the outside. My view is China like's NK to be the sabre rattler - it keeps everyone's attention on NK and not on China and it also keeps SK and Japan nervous - so they have their uses. It's when NK steps out of their sabre rattling bounds that China will pound them. If NK plays like they have - China will be happy to keep them just the way they are.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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