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US says sinking of SKorean warship is not terrorism; will not put NKorea back on blacklist
fox ^ | 6/28/10 | ap

Posted on 06/28/2010 12:05:14 PM PDT by Nachum

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday that the sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea was not terrorism, and not enough by itself to put Pyongyang back on a U.S. terror blacklist.

The State Department said the March sinking of the South Korean frigate Cheonan by a reported torpedo from a North Korean submarine was a "provocative action" and a violation of the truce that ended the Korean war.

But it added that the sinking was the act of one state's military against another and not an act of terrorism. Thus, it is not grounds to put North Korea back on the U.S. "state sponsors of terrorism" list as some in South Korea had wanted, spokesman P.J. Crowley said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blacklist; sinking; skorean; terrorism

1 posted on 06/28/2010 12:05:19 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 06/28/2010 12:05:59 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

America needs to be led by WARRIORS , not by lawyers

pit-touey .......


3 posted on 06/28/2010 12:07:10 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Nachum

No it wasn’t an act of terrorism, it was an act of war.


4 posted on 06/28/2010 12:07:32 PM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: Nachum

No it wasn’t an act of terrorism, it was an act of war.


5 posted on 06/28/2010 12:07:38 PM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: Nachum

Shyster lawyers. Tap dancers.


6 posted on 06/28/2010 12:08:09 PM PDT by marron
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To: Americanexpat
No it wasn’t an act of terrorism, it was an act of war.

Thank you.

7 posted on 06/28/2010 12:09:11 PM PDT by marron
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To: Americanexpat
The Korean War never ended. This is just a new offensive.
8 posted on 06/28/2010 12:10:44 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: Americanexpat
No it wasn’t an act of terrorism, it was an act of war.

That's exactly right. It was a shot fired by a nation against another nation's military target. That's not terrorism. It's war.

9 posted on 06/28/2010 12:10:44 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Nachum

N Korea has given material support to Syria who sponsors terrorism. But then what do I know? I’m just an economist, not an A-hole politician.


10 posted on 06/28/2010 12:11:05 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: Nachum

Bowing down to the enemy once again.....


11 posted on 06/28/2010 12:11:15 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Nachum

And this will go into North Korea’s permanent record, along with double-secret probation.


12 posted on 06/28/2010 12:12:21 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Nachum
...the sinking was the act of one state's military against another

In other words, the cowards phrase for "an act of war".

Someplace, somewhere...Obama's spine is cowering in a corner...

...no where near the White House, of course...

13 posted on 06/28/2010 12:13:19 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (If OBAMA is the ANSWER, how STUPID was the QUESTION?)
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To: Nachum

The Obama administration definition of terrorism: a Christian handing out free literature at a Muslim festival.


14 posted on 06/28/2010 12:14:21 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Americanexpat
Exactly. I guess the term Casus belli is lost to our current crop of "leaders".
15 posted on 06/28/2010 12:16:05 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: Nachum

Well... technically, it wasn’t an act of terrorism, but an act of war...


16 posted on 06/28/2010 12:28:18 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Nachum

Just 47 sailors meeting a terrible fate, so what? /s


17 posted on 06/28/2010 12:32:13 PM PDT by OKSooner ("Give 'em another play.")
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To: Nachum

Of course it’s not terrorism—it’s an act of war.


18 posted on 06/28/2010 12:33:15 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Americanexpat

First one in with the obvious answer that Zero and his twits can’t even understand.

Congrats.


19 posted on 06/28/2010 12:34:00 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Nachum

Glad that’s settled. It’s merely an act of war, so by all means, let’s not put NK on any list that may damage our vast trade relationship with them.

Meanwhile, I’m quite sure Seoul is asking us whether we will back them up, as our treaty calls for, if they should declare war on NK.


20 posted on 06/28/2010 12:37:25 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: RinaseaofDs

” I’m quite sure Seoul is asking us whether we will back them up, as our treaty calls for, if they should declare war on NK. “

Technically, a ‘declaration of war’ is unnecessary, since a State of War has been in effect since June of 1951 - the fighting stopped because of a ‘truce’ and a ‘cease-fire’, but there was never a treaty formally ending hostilities...

Therefore, technically again, the NK sinking of the Cheosan was a serious enough violation of the ‘truce’ as to constitute resumption of hostilities...
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Just sayin’....


21 posted on 06/28/2010 12:45:57 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Uncle Ike

Preach it. You’re absolutely correct.

There are 65,000 artillery pieces pointed at Seoul, which is 40 miles from the NK border. What do you do about that?


22 posted on 06/28/2010 12:57:34 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Americanexpat
No it wasn’t an act of terrorism, it was an act of war.

Precisely. So, instead of being placed on a "black list", the correct procedure should be to carpet bomb their military complex into submission.

23 posted on 06/28/2010 12:57:34 PM PDT by drangundsturm
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To: RinaseaofDs
There are 65,000 artillery pieces pointed at Seoul, which is 40 miles from the NK border. What do you do about that?

Send out 65,000 Cruise missiles?

Seriously though, Seoul needs to have a ton of bomb shelters and a good evacuation plan in preparation for whatever happens, otherwise SK is at the mercy of NK no matter what they do.

24 posted on 06/28/2010 1:00:18 PM PDT by drangundsturm
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To: Nachum

I love South Koreans, but I do take some joy in the South Korean protesters getting the change they hoped for.


25 posted on 06/28/2010 1:02:15 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Iron Man 2-a great conservative movie.)
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To: Nachum

It wasn’t terrorism... it was an Act of War!


26 posted on 06/28/2010 1:05:03 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Heavenly Father, deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Nachum

If not terrorism, how about an act of war then?


27 posted on 06/28/2010 1:09:14 PM PDT by infidel29 (Since 0bama is NOT a uniter, can we change the acronym to just plain P.O.S.?)
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To: Nachum
It wasn't an act of terrorism. It was a taunt to an ally of country stupid enough to elect a traitor with zero experience who isn't even a proper citizen as its Chief Executive.

And the taunt has gone unanswered.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

28 posted on 06/28/2010 1:13:25 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Nachum

Thanks for posting this one.

North Korea’s sinking of a Korean ship is an act of war.

Period.

I have never been so ashamed of my government.


29 posted on 06/28/2010 2:24:33 PM PDT by Santiago de la Vega (El hijo del Zorro)
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To: blackie

BO blinked. Now Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philipines, and other countries will be tempted to bow at China’s feet. Japan, now being the world’s leading inventor, is important to weapons development, economic growth, and logistical improvements.


30 posted on 06/29/2010 3:17:20 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Senator Byrd [D] was a racist terrorist, and the hypocrite left revered him to the end.)
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To: Nachum

That was a mild request. It was an act of war.


31 posted on 06/29/2010 3:19:15 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Senator Byrd [D] was a racist terrorist, and the hypocrite left revered him to the end.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Our ruler is a perfect example of learning on the job does not always work!

Be Ever Vigilant!


32 posted on 06/29/2010 11:26:14 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: blackie

“Our ruler is a perfect example of learning on the job does not always work!”

Learning while playing golf apparently doesn’t.


33 posted on 06/30/2010 12:46:55 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Senator Byrd [D] was a racist terrorist, and the hypocrite left revered him to the end.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

He plays golf badly, too!


34 posted on 06/30/2010 12:57:16 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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