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    Re: North Korea reportedly fires at South

    Reuters AlertNet - ANALYSIS-N.Korea crisis latest blow to Obama's nuclear agenda

    President Barack Obama has set the goal of eventually ridding the world of nuclear arms as a central theme of his presidency, but North Korea's defiance and other recent setbacks have raised fresh doubts about whether he can turn his vision into reality.

    With Obama's broader nuclear agenda seemingly imperiled at home and abroad, he now faces a test of whether he can salvage credibility for U.S. leadership in dealing effectively with more immediate threats like the one posed by Pyongyang.

    North Korea has suddenly jumped to the top of Obama's list with the disclosure of new advances in uranium enrichment at its main atomic complex and its shelling of a South Korean island on Tuesday.

    Obama's is expected to try to balance hard rhetoric to intimidate and contain the North with diplomacy aimed at avoiding military escalation as he seeks to rally the international community to ratchet up the pressure on the reclusive communist leadership in Pyongyang.

    Some analysts question whether such a nuanced approach will be enough to bolster his longer-term push for global nuclear disarmament.

    Those hopes have already suffered setbacks as Iran continues to flout international demands to curb its nuclear program and Obama's signature arms reduction treaty with Russia remains bogged down in the U.S. Senate.

    Obama set expectations high last year in Prague when he declared it was time to end "Cold War thinking" and committed the United States to seeking a nuclear weapons-free world.

    Obama followed in April with the unveiling of a new U.S. policy that renounced development of new nuclear weapons and restricted use of those already in Washington's arsenal.

    Aides said it set an example for other nuclear nations, which just days later attended a nuclear security summit hosted by Obama at which he secured agreement to work toward locking down loose bomb-making material.

    But the new U.S. doctrine drew condemnation from conservatives who said it would compromise national security.

    Critics say Obama's approach has also helped embolden Iran and North Korea, which have largely spurned Obama's diplomatic outreach and pressed ahead with their nuclear programs.
    he really shoud return his nobel

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    China May Spurn Obama Appeal to Rein In North Korea After Attack on South - Bloomberg

    if china were willing to rein in the maddogs we wouldn't be where we are now

    get real, mr president

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    Re: North Korea reportedly fires at South

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    Why? He got it for doing nothing, and he's doing it.
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    Why? He got it for doing nothing, and he's doing it.
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    The hypocrisy is astounding itsn't it?

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    Take it up with Erod. He brought it up.

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    Re: North Korea reportedly fires at South

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What are you basing that opinion on? History tells us that the Chi-coms can't put enough combat divisions into the peninsula, to do any real good.
    Er... As I recall, when MacArthur got close to the Chinese border, the Chinese sent more than a million men to rout and defeat the American Army and push the Americans all the way back beyond the original dividing line, handing the Americans their worst defeat in over a eighty years.

    So which history books are you looking at?

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    Re: North Korea reportedly fires at South

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    The only problem with that hypothesis is that North Korea knew in advance that the military exercises were just that, exercises. Hence, North Korea was fully aware that there was no offensive intent to the military activity, which negates the theory of a preemptive attack aimed at thwarting an invasion. North Korea's surprise attack was nothing but an act of naked aggression as part of a larger strategy aimed at (1) procuring some kind of concession(s) and/or (2) ultimately gaining recognition as a nuclear weapons state so as to solidify Kim's Songun policy. Indeed, the latter is supported by a recent Washington Post story that reported, "The North Korean government told a team of visiting American experts last week that it would effectively dismantle one of its nuclear weapons programs if the United States again pledged that it had 'no hostile intent' toward the government of Kim Jong Il, a member of the delegation said." In other words, North Korea is trying to shift the playing field from denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula into its eliminating one of two or more nuclear programs.
    don't think it works that way, don
    if your enemy - and they are still at war - announces a military exercise in disputed waters and fails to heed your request not to conduct thos exercises in that location, then fires artillery while within those disputed waters, that might be seen as provocative ... especially if the enemy dictator is a bat **** crazy, paranoid
    why does ROK have to ply those disputed waters, now, after the submarine attack
    would not be surprised if the ROK was seeing what it could provoke
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: North Korea reportedly fires at South

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    Er... As I recall, when MacArthur got close to the Chinese border, the Chinese sent more than a million men to rout and defeat the American Army and push the Americans all the way back beyond the original dividing line, handing the Americans their worst defeat in over a eighty years.

    So which history books are you looking at?
    I think he would be getting that info from the R. Limbaugh archives.
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    Re: North Korea reportedly fires at South

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    Er... As I recall, when MacArthur got close to the Chinese border, the Chinese sent more than a million men to rout and defeat the American Army and push the Americans all the way back beyond the original dividing line, handing the Americans their worst defeat in over a eighty years.

    So which history books are you looking at?
    Yes. And in doing so, they lost about a million men. We lost less than 100,000 men, not even 10% of the casualties we inflicted.

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