View Poll Results: What do you think about sanctioning N. Korea?

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  • Need more sanctions against N.Korea

    5 33.33%
  • Instead, order an attack on N.Korea

    5 33.33%
  • Arrange a diplomatic solution with N.Korea

    5 33.33%
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Thread: New sanctions on N.Korea

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    Re: New sanctions on N.Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Its kinda pointless though. As Thomas Friedman said, "No two countries that both had McDonald's had fought a war against each other since each got its McDonald's".

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    They have McDonalds in North Korea? Cool....they are finally making progress. If they don't however, we acn beat the crap outta 'em.
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    Re: New sanctions on N.Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    They have McDonalds in North Korea? Cool....they are finally making progress. If they don't however, we acn beat the crap outta 'em.
    If they did, they would never want to go to war with any other country that had one.

    Maybe this can be a solution in the middle east
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    Re: New sanctions on N.Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    If they did, they would never want to go to war with any other country that had one.

    Maybe this can be a solution in the middle east
    There is no McDonalds in North Korea. The idea that Friedman is putting forth is that of Neoliberalism. That is to say that capitalism and globalization prevents war. The idea is to spread economic interconnections so that nations are better-off cooperating and trading to make money, rather than fighting a war. I think that if there is anything we learned from our dealings with China, pushing capitalism does more for a nation than anything else. I have written many research papers arguing that if the U.S. would simply open trade with Cuba and North Korea, we would do more to liberate their people than any sanctions could ever produce.

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    Re: New sanctions on N.Korea

    So what if we owe china a ton of money, how would going to war with us enable them to collect? If they don't side with us on NK issues, we just ban all chinese goods from the USA....
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    Re: New sanctions on N.Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    So what if we owe china a ton of money, how would going to war with us enable them to collect? If they don't side with us on NK issues, we just ban all chinese goods from the USA....
    If you do, every retailer in the nation would go bankrupt, and in this economic climate that could be catestrophic.

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    Re: New sanctions on N.Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    If you do, every retailer in the nation would go bankrupt, and in this economic climate that could be catestrophic.
    Locally grown food will still be available.....
    Fuel will still be available...
    if selling plastic crap from china is your chosen career path, so be it....
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    Re: New sanctions on N.Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Locally grown food will still be available.....
    Fuel will still be available...
    if selling plastic crap from china is your chosen career path, so be it....
    Yes, you are right, the basic necessities will be available. Yet, if retailers fall, much more will follow. Do we need to rid ourselves of our addiction on Chinese goods? Most certainly sir, but I am afraid cold turkey will not work.

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    Re: New sanctions on N.Korea

    Can't vote on that poll.

    Sanctions are a waste of time, nothing else but sanctions is going to happen, that and hot Messiah Air.

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    Re: New sanctions on N.Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Yeah, the North Koreans can shell the crap out of Seoul 10 minutes into the fight, plus chemical weapons, but that is if they manage to coordinate themselves. If we can take out their Command and Control chain, then they will be temporarily blinded. Our B-2's can massacre any SAM Sites we find, and then clear the way for F-117's and B-52's. Kill all their launch sites ( the B-2 and B-52 each can take out 20 targets, each plane) and force them to surrender. Of cours, this is if we maintain Strategic Surprise.
    Hmmm....so we have about a hundred B-2s and B52's combined, so that's about a 2000 missile sites.

    Are the other 18,000 missile sites in North Korea going to wait for the Americans to re-load?

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    Re: New sanctions on N.Korea

    We can't really sanction North Korea anymore. The United States (or any country other than China) has almost no trade with North Korea whatsoever. North Korean sanctions nowadays tend to be less about North Korea itself, and more about peripheral players like Banco Delta Asia in Macau. There's really nothing left to sanction.


    As for going to war, that's just stupid. North Korea would launch every missile it has at South Korea, resulting in a huge amount of casualties.

    There really aren't any good options for dealing with North Korea.
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