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    Re: North Korea reportedly fires at South

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    If your brother punched someone and a group of guys were going to beat the living crap out of him would you stop and interrogate your brother to find out what started it before you helped him?......China will back N Korea in any situation....just like a brother
    Your analogy is wrong from the get go.

    NK is not China's brother. It is its guard dog... one that is now out of control.

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    Re: North Korea reportedly fires at South

    The two Koreas are already at war, so I doubt this would be considered an act of war, yet it certainly is an escalation that calls for a retaliation.
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    Re: North Korea reportedly fires at South

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Your analogy is wrong from the get go.

    NK is not China's brother. It is its guard dog... one that is now out of control.
    I beg to differ.....I guess there is a good chance we will find out someday who is more accurate with their analogy if China will or will not back them....

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    Re: North Korea reportedly fires at South

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidgaf View Post
    This is all we need, involvement in another civil war. Like two is not enough already. The U.S. Should Withdraw From The Korean Peninsula NOW.
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    Re: North Korea reportedly fires at South

    Yes, well as much as some of you appear to want to believe that North Korea is backed by China, is going to take over South Korea and start WW3, I suspect you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. And likely, have never been to South Korea or know anything about it. If you do a little research and stick your head out every once and a while, you'll find that this sort of thing happens regularly on the Korean peninsula.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sidgaf View Post
    This is all we need, involvement in another civil war. Like two is not enough already. The U.S. Should Withdraw From The Korean Peninsula NOW.
    please be a troll
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    Re: North Korea reportedly fires at South

    This is the kind of provocation North Korea has often carried out when its pressure/blackmail/extortion tactics don't yield it the desired benefits. In the wake of this act of naked aggression, it is imperative that South Korea, the U.S. and other countries refrain from increasing assistance to North Korea. Until the North Korean regime begins to understand that neither extortion efforts nor military aggression will produce benefits, it will not likely change its behavior.

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    Re: North Korea reportedly fires at South

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidgaf View Post
    This is all we need, involvement in another civil war. Like two is not enough already. The U.S. Should Withdraw From The Korean Peninsula NOW.
    Abdication and abandonment in the wake of a naked act of aggression carried out against one of the United States' leading Asian allies would shatter America's credibility vis-a-vis its other allies. Under such circumstances, American commitments would ring hollow. U.S. attempts to deter conflict against its allies would be rendered impotent, as would-be aggressors would calculate that there is no willingness on the part of the U.S. to defend its allies.

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    Re: North Korea reportedly fires at South

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidgaf View Post
    This is all we need, involvement in another civil war. Like two is not enough already. The U.S. Should Withdraw From The Korean Peninsula NOW.
    US presence may be the only thing stopping a real war. There's no denying that whenever China and North Korea think about getting violent with ROK or Japan, not necessarily in full blown war but any level of violence, they have to consider the US presence and response.

    Now if we were to left tomorrow South Korea would still be there the day after, but you bet that China and North Korea would begin moving against the ROK. First it would be new diplomatic talks to discuss the changed security situation with North Korea and/or China maybe demanding concessions from the South. Then slowly and slowly they want more and more until its war or South Korea just gives in completely.

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    Re: North Korea reportedly fires at South

    BBC Report and linked video

    We recently had the sinking by North Korea of a South Korean warship and now this. If NK fired first then a firm and quick response - possibly military - is needed.

    We need cool heads right now but also firm action in response. Apparently NK is claiming it didn't fire first so a quick and accurate clarification is needed. What shouldn't happen is the International Community brushing the evidence off or ignoring such provocative action (as they did with the SK warship).

    Equally in the light of this - "On Saturday, it emerged that North Korea had also shown off to an American scientist what it claimed was a new uranium enrichment facility," we need to establish whether the two events are linked. NK may need "educating" on the correct ways to raise international spotlights and to have its voice heard.

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    Re: North Korea reportedly fires at South

    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    At this point I think it is appropriate that use of retaliatory force be seriously considered.
    Problem is Seoul will be in smolderng ruins whether NK gets it's ass kicked or not.

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