View Poll Results: Is US military action against North Korea imminent?

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  • No. Kim Jong Un will calm down or Obama will ignore him.

    54 50.94%
  • North Korea will be hit with US air, drone and missle strikes.

    14 13.21%
  • A full land invasion of North Korea by US forces is coming soon.

    18 16.98%
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    Re: War/military action against North Korea predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Kim Jong Un has IMHO already done enough to justify a US military response. He's pointed missiles at American bases in Japan and Guam. He cut the line that allows emergency communications between North and South Korea. Last year he fired missiles at a South Korean residitial area killing innocent civilians seemingly for no other reason than to look tough/crazy. Before his rise to power his father ignored the international community and has successfully proliferated nuclear weapons, weapons Junior now possesses. Under treaty agreements, military actions against South Korea are considered attacks on the United States of America. Un has publically stated a state of war exists between North South Korea, translation: he declared war against America under US treaty obligations. The question is will he come to his senses and back up and/or will president Obama spank that A and treat North Korea as part axis of evil or ignore him? My observation is Obama talks a good game of peace and love when it comes to playing nice with homocidal maniacs but still kicks butt most of the time.


    Not sure if I should even say this but I heard on relatively good authority troops scheduled for deployment in Afghanistan have had their orders cancelled 'in case they're needed elsewhere.' A new type of naval sea to surface battle ship never used before is now parked off the coast of North Korea.

    I voted other............Obama is to gutless to ever take any military action against North Korea.
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    Re: War/military action against North Korea predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post

    I voted other............Obama is to gutless to ever take any military action against North Korea.
    We have made a show of force and KJU is already backpedaling. BUT, If he had not changed course, the question remains, "How would President Obama be willing to go?" I think he reacted correctly in this case. Jumping right into Military action would not have been a display of "guts", It would have been an unnecessary escalation.

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    Re: War/military action against North Korea predictions

    Looks like Kim heard the News Yesterday and the talk of Kaesong. He now Closed the Plant.

    NKorea refuses to let SKoreans enter joint factory.....

    North Korea on Wednesday barred South Korean workers from entering a jointly run factory park just over the heavily armed border in the North in the latest sign that Pyongyang's warlike stance toward South Korea and the United States is moving from words to action.

    The Kaesong move came a day after the North announced it would restart its long-shuttered plutonium reactor and a uranium enrichment plant. Both could produce fuel for nuclear weapons that Pyongyang is developing and has threatened to hurl at the U.S. but which experts don't think it will be able to accomplish for years.

    Barring entry to South Koreas is a "slap in the face" after the South Korean government recently extended medical aid to the North, said Lee Choon-kun, a North Korea researcher at the Korea Economic Research Institute, a Seoul-based think tank. "I see this as a start for more provocative actions," he said.

    "The North has made too many threats not to stop short of any real action."

    NKorea refuses to let SKoreans enter joint factory

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    Re: War/military action against North Korea predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Looks like Kim heard the News Yesterday and the talk of Kaesong. He now Closed the Plant.

    NKorea refuses to let SKoreans enter joint factory.....

    North Korea on Wednesday barred South Korean workers from entering a jointly run factory park just over the heavily armed border in the North in the latest sign that Pyongyang's warlike stance toward South Korea and the United States is moving from words to action.

    The Kaesong move came a day after the North announced it would restart its long-shuttered plutonium reactor and a uranium enrichment plant. Both could produce fuel for nuclear weapons that Pyongyang is developing and has threatened to hurl at the U.S. but which experts don't think it will be able to accomplish for years.

    Barring entry to South Koreas is a "slap in the face" after the South Korean government recently extended medical aid to the North, said Lee Choon-kun, a North Korea researcher at the Korea Economic Research Institute, a Seoul-based think tank. "I see this as a start for more provocative actions," he said.

    "The North has made too many threats not to stop short of any real action."

    NKorea refuses to let SKoreans enter joint factory
    Well, so much for Backpedalling.
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    Re: War/military action against North Korea predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefgator View Post
    Well, so much for Backpedalling.
    Looks Like we are responding.....evidenced!

    U.S. military buildup in S. Korea months in making



    WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon's deployment in the last week of its most advanced fighters, bombers and warships to counter North Korea's mounting threats has overshadowed its more gradual buildup of forces in the region.

    Over the last year, the military has responded to the Obama administration's "pivot" to Asia as it withdraws troops from Afghanistan and its war in Iraq recedes into history. The rebalancing of forces addresses, in part, the rise of Chinese power in the region. Other changes were made with a clear focus on North Korea.

    On Wednesday, the Pentagon announced its intent to sell upgrades to the South Korean military for 60 F-15 fighters already being purchased. The upgrades include advanced radar systems and sniper targeting equipment on the warplanes, which will replace its aging fleet of F-4 aircraft, according to the Pentagon.

    • The military also announced Wednesday it was sending a missile defense system to the Pacific island of Guam to bolster defense against North Korea. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) ballistic missile defense system "is a land-based missile defense system that includes a truck-mounted launcher, a complement of interceptor missiles, an AN/TPY-2 tracking radar, and an integrated fire control system," the Pentagon announcement said.

    • Last fall, the Pentagon began shipping Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) trucks to South Korea. The vehicles, by the Pentagon's count, have saved the lives of thousands of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan from roadside bombs and presumably would offer similar protection in North Korea should U.S. forces need to travel on its roads.

    • B-1 bomber pilots based at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas are spending more time training for long flights over the Pacific and spending less preparing for attacks in the deserts and mountains of Afghanistan.

    • Hundreds of Marines have been training in the tropical port of Darwin, Australia, since mid-2012.

    U.S. military buildup in S. Korea months in making

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    Re: War/military action against North Korea predictions

    Like I said above, I applaud the President for his response. It appear that KJU was Backpedalling a bit, but I was mistaken.
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    Re: War/military action against North Korea predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post

    I remember when the "Air Force" added a couple of hard points on the F-22 to sale it to Congress. It only confirms that there are to many stupid members in Congress who are legislating on subjects that they have no knowledge of.
    Oh c'mon. You should know that the biggest offender of Defense Industry waste above the Army is the Air Force. They deal in toys and to this day they are still trying to figure out their place in the "War on Terror." It wasn't that long ago that an investigation was launched by McCain into a refueling program in which many people were found guilty of embezzelment and fabricating reports of "needs of our troops" to Congress. If Congress is ignorant of military needs, its the fault of Generals and Admirals who lobby for the Defense Industry giants in exchange for future jobs upon military retirement. The fact that they had to alter the Program to imply the idea of troop ground support just to keep it alive should tell you the worth of the program. Maybe one day an F/A-22 will engage an enemy jet. But to this day no troop has been supported from this program. When troops entered Afghanistan with duct tape on their NBC suits and Democrats whined about body armor and upArmor in regards to Iraq, guess what was still getting billions in the name of "supporting the troop."

    We have 288 F/A-22s. That's enough and so is the obsession with tinkering with designs. I guarantee that dog fights over North Korea will be few and far between in only the beginning of a war because airfields along with parked North Korean jets will be the first to be destroyed. Those that do make it to the sky will be dealt with by other aircraft. The F/A-22 is just too expensive to risk in combat when other aircrafts can do the job. That is the practical truth and that is what they created..."for the troop."

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    Re: War/military action against North Korea predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Kim Jong Un has IMHO already done enough to justify a US military response. He's pointed missiles at American bases in Japan and Guam. He cut the line that allows emergency communications between North and South Korea. Last year he fired missiles at a South Korean residitial area killing innocent civilians seemingly for no other reason than to look tough/crazy. Before his rise to power his father ignored the international community and has successfully proliferated nuclear weapons, weapons Junior now possesses. Under treaty agreements, military actions against South Korea are considered attacks on the United States of America. Un has publically stated a state of war exists between North South Korea, translation: he declared war against America under US treaty obligations. The question is will he come to his senses and back up and/or will president Obama spank that A and treat North Korea as part axis of evil or ignore him? My observation is Obama talks a good game of peace and love when it comes to playing nice with homocidal maniacs but still kicks butt most of the time.

    Not sure if I should even say this but I heard on relatively good authority troops scheduled for deployment in Afghanistan have had their orders cancelled 'in case they're needed elsewhere.' A new type of naval sea to surface battle ship never used before is now parked off the coast of North Korea.
    We shouldn't have bases in Japan and Guam.

    But we will invade in no more than 6 years because we're gonna need to keep the infinity war going to justify the gross expansion of government power and the rise of fascism.
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    Re: War/military action against North Korea predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post

    I voted other............Obama is to gutless to ever take any military action against North Korea.
    Only an idiot of the highest caliber could look at the war expansions under Obama and say that he wouldn't be in favor of expanding the war.
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    Re: War/military action against North Korea predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefgator View Post
    Yes, I knew it was something like that. But thank you for finding the actual quote. My point remains. After this many years of a cease fire, any resumption of hostilities would have to be considered "new" and not a continuation.
    The hostilities never ended.

    Formal Declaration of War died with the (Unconstitutional)War Powers Act.
    It was declared unconstitutional by every President since Nixon, and of course they're complaining about it. It limits the powers of the Executive Branch.
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