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US: Sinking of SKorean warship not terrorism
AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/28/10 | Matthew Lee - ap

Posted on 06/28/2010 11:12:23 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is saying that the sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea was not terrorism, and not enough by itself to put the Pyongyang back on a U.S. terror blacklist.

The State Department said Monday that the March sinking of the frigate Cheonan was a "provocative action" and a violation of the truce that ended the Korean war. But it added that the sinking by a reported North Korean torpedo strike was the act of one state's military against another.

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1 posted on 06/28/2010 11:12:25 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
The first anti-American US President is working overtime.
2 posted on 06/28/2010 11:13:24 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: NormsRevenge
Bombing Pearl Harbor wasn't "terrorism" either, it was an act of war.
3 posted on 06/28/2010 11:13:53 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (We couldn't keep the commandments when there was only ONE!)
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To: NormsRevenge

No, not an act of terrorism, but clearly an act of war and a violation of the armistice. It should have been met with swift and decisive military force. Instead, the feckless reaction of South Korea and her allies only emboldens the NORKS.


4 posted on 06/28/2010 11:14:32 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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Meanwhile.. North of the Demilitarized Zone.

FRom Michelle's WH garden to NK with Love..?

MMMmmm .. runch.

This undated picture, released from North Korean official Korean Central News Agency on June 21, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il inspecting a radish at the training centre for commanding officers of KPA Unit 593 at undisclosed place in North Korea. The world faces a "dangerous period" as Kim Jong-Il tries to cement in his son as his successor, the CIA chief Leon Panetta said Sunday.« Read less (AFP/KCNA/KNS/File)


5 posted on 06/28/2010 11:14:58 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

“The Obama administration is saying that the sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea was not terrorism, and not enough by itself to put the Pyongyang back on a U.S. terror blacklist.”

I suppose that Iran is not in the list also because “wiping out Israel from the map” is not enough, right?


6 posted on 06/28/2010 11:15:03 AM PDT by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: NormsRevenge

For once I agree. It’s not an act of terrorism. It’s an act of war.


7 posted on 06/28/2010 11:15:21 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: NormsRevenge
Assuming that the sub that fired the torpedo was NK flagged and crewed by NK Navy personnel then technically he is correct. It was an act of war not terrorism. Terrorism requires that the perpetrators be out of uniform.

Of course the fact that another country commits an act of war and nobody seems to get particularly upset about it is a completely different matter.
8 posted on 06/28/2010 11:15:28 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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Thank You, Comrades at the State Department!


9 posted on 06/28/2010 11:15:47 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

“The Obama administration is saying that the sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea was not terrorism,” and the Obama family’s Portuguese Water Dog is really a cat.


10 posted on 06/28/2010 11:16:28 AM PDT by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: NormsRevenge

I would have to agree.

The sinking was nothing but an ACT of WAR.


11 posted on 06/28/2010 11:17:15 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: NormsRevenge
If it was an American ship, would
Pres_ _ent Obama would just claim food additives had been delivered?

John Brennan:"Jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam"


12 posted on 06/28/2010 11:18:56 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: NormsRevenge

This is so absurd and such a non- American response, I’m not even sure what to say. But I do know one thing, we just invited another sinking or worse maybe even the downing of a passenger airline flying innocently between Japan and Seoul. And the blood shed will be on Obama’s hands.


13 posted on 06/28/2010 11:20:40 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NormsRevenge

So it is an act of war, but the US will not back S Korea in any putative war. Allies come. Allies go. Peace, man.


14 posted on 06/28/2010 11:21:43 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( Two-state solution: A bad idea whose time has gone.)
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To: OldDeckHand; Graybeard58
No, not an act of terrorism, but clearly an act of war and a violation of the armistice. It should have been met with swift and decisive military force. Instead, the feckless reaction of South Korea and her allies only emboldens the NORKS.

Exactly right.

15 posted on 06/28/2010 11:22:54 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Graybeard58

Exactly.

This was an act of war, not terrorism.


16 posted on 06/28/2010 11:26:06 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (06/15/2010 Obama's Shame-Wow address...)
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To: Graybeard58

Bingo Friend! If it is anything other than an act of WAR, I don’t know what it is.


17 posted on 06/28/2010 11:26:55 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo3Aj2eqmS8


18 posted on 06/28/2010 11:29:54 AM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's guaranteed road to destruction.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Of course its not terrorism. It is an act of war.


19 posted on 06/28/2010 11:30:52 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: NormsRevenge

It was not terrorism...it was a blatant act of war and should be treated as such by both S. Korea and the U.S.

There should be a disproportionate response where the S. Korean Navy (which is very modern and very capable) assisted by the U.S. Navy takes out three or four of N. Koreas best frigates and or submarines...plain and simple. You hit us, we will absolutely pound you.

But this Marxist President of ours will give them a pass...because he does not want to ruffle the feathers of the N. Korean Marxist or the Chinese.


20 posted on 06/28/2010 11:31:47 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Diogenesis

You continue to be an FR treasure.


21 posted on 06/28/2010 11:32:10 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: NormsRevenge

Other things it is not:

It is not a bad hair day.

It is not an oopsie.

It is not a mulligan.

However, it could be traced directly to global warming and/or George Bush.


22 posted on 06/28/2010 11:34:04 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: NormsRevenge

It isn’t terrorism—it’s an act of war.


23 posted on 06/28/2010 11:34:04 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Jeff Head

Is that really you, Jeff?

Glad to see you - so to speak - up and around.


24 posted on 06/28/2010 11:37:20 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: NormsRevenge

I have to agree. It isn’t terrorism. It’s an act of war.


25 posted on 06/28/2010 11:38:17 AM PDT by stevem
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To: NormsRevenge

lol

The US isn’t Europe. We can’t run and hide behind someone.

And when we do, really, really bad things happen.


26 posted on 06/28/2010 11:39:21 AM PDT by Red6 (Where's my stuff? I want some more stuff too Mr. President!)
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To: NormsRevenge

>But it added that the sinking by a reported North Korean torpedo strike was the act of one state’s military against another.

Otherwise known by the sane as an Act of War.


27 posted on 06/28/2010 11:40:29 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: NormsRevenge

FUbo.

LLS


28 posted on 06/28/2010 11:40:49 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s an act of war.


29 posted on 06/28/2010 11:41:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: NavyCanDo

No, it isn’t.

He’s no Ronald Reagan, that’s for sure.


30 posted on 06/28/2010 11:43:06 AM PDT by Red6 (Where's my stuff? I want some more stuff too Mr. President!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Terrorism?!

Of course not - the North was simply conducting an “underseas contingency operation” \sarcasim.

BTW - it certainly was an act of War but this wimp can't even say the word terror so I would never expect he'd find the guts to even consider the word War.

31 posted on 06/28/2010 11:44:38 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: AFreeBird

Well, not completely “up and around” yet...still in the hospital, but doing therapy now. Will be released in a week. Then it is eight weeks of pretty intensive out patient (long, hard and painful) before trying to go back to work. Buy, definite improvement and healing going on here and I praise God and the faith of so many, including a lot of Freepers, too mammy to name, for it!


32 posted on 06/28/2010 11:45:40 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: NormsRevenge

Just an act of war is all...


33 posted on 06/28/2010 11:47:20 AM PDT by b4its2late (Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?)
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To: Graybeard58
Bombing Pearl Harbor wasn't "terrorism" either, it was an act of war.

Yes, and the sinking of this warship is also an act of War. NKOR engaged in a clear "act of war" against South Korea. And Actions have Consequences.

34 posted on 06/28/2010 11:47:24 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: NormsRevenge

A little video to put it in context.

http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y25/mluphoup/?action=view&current=NorthKorea1.flv


35 posted on 06/28/2010 11:49:54 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: NormsRevenge

Um, no it isn’t an act of terrorism. It’s an act of war.


36 posted on 06/28/2010 11:55:01 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Jeff Head

I’m glad to hear you’re on the mend. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.


37 posted on 06/28/2010 11:57:37 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Jeff Head

How does the piece of dung in the WH get to decide? Does he now speak for the UN and the Hague?


38 posted on 06/28/2010 11:59:15 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: NormsRevenge

DEFINATLEY A MARXIST!


39 posted on 06/28/2010 12:01:19 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: NormsRevenge
But it added that the sinking by a reported North Korean torpedo strike was the act of one state's military against another.

In the old days, they called this and ACT OF WAR!...................

40 posted on 06/28/2010 12:01:55 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: Jeff Head

Well, glad to hear things are progressing. We’ve missed you round these parts.


41 posted on 06/28/2010 12:04:37 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Pessimist

What would Barry call it if they nuked Seoul? An unfortunate escalation of rhetoric?


42 posted on 06/28/2010 12:04:42 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Graybeard58
Bombing Pearl Harbor wasn't "terrorism" either, it was an act of war.

according to the "O" boy it "was the act of one state's military against another."

No Biggie

43 posted on 06/28/2010 12:06:40 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: OldDeckHand

Agreed.


44 posted on 06/28/2010 12:08:46 PM PDT by TheDon ("Citizen" of Kalifornia, USSA)
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To: NormsRevenge
This comes in the wake of the North's implication it was making a hydrogen bomb. Surrender!!

One way of looking at 9/11 is that it was a legitimate expression on Islamic Jihad. One and a third billion people see it this way. They are enemies of America but we can't say so. By the same twisted thought process, North Korea heroically struck a blow for justice against the South Korean puppets of America.

I spout all this garbage because it is consistent with Progressive and academic beliefs right her in the USA.

45 posted on 06/28/2010 12:13:32 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: NormsRevenge

Electing Obama, on the other hand, was.


46 posted on 06/28/2010 12:16:02 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: greatdefender
"I suppose that Iran is not in the list also because ?wiping out Israel from the map? is not enough, right?"

Actually, after everything Obama has done to run interference for Iran and weaken Israel, he might receive a 12th Imam medal from Ahmadinejhad.

47 posted on 06/28/2010 12:18:30 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Howie66; NormsRevenge
I'd call it an act of War, too.
Remember the Maine!

48 posted on 06/28/2010 12:30:10 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: NormsRevenge

He’s right, terrorism is something done a non-state actor. This was a state, so doesn’t it count as an act of war?


49 posted on 06/28/2010 12:31:24 PM PDT by livius
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To: Pessimist
For once I agree. It’s not an act of terrorism. It’s an act of war.

Ditto.

50 posted on 06/28/2010 12:34:59 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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