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U.S. would seek regime change in North Korea if attack occurs
Washington Times ^ | 4/4/13 | Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 04/04/2013 11:40:47 AM PDT by illiac

The U.S. would oust the communist regime in North Korea if it uses its nuclear weapons or launches an all-out invasion on South Korea and the 28,500 American troops stationed there, national security sources say.

The Obama administration has not articulated such a far-reaching retaliation, even as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un threatens to attack both the South Korean and the U.S. mainland.

But national security sources say it is a common assumption within the Pentagon and U.S. Pacific Command that a full-force attack by Pyongyang would put in place a contingency plan of massive retaliation against the North aimed at bringing down the Stalinist regime. President Obama then would be faced with making the war decision.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoasia; governmentnews; kn08musudan; korea; nkorea; northkorea; regimechange; scarborough; waronterror
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To: illiac

If NK goes all out the last thing we need to worry about is regime change. It will nuke the economy in addition to 20-40 million people.


41 posted on 04/04/2013 12:35:01 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dfwgator

Beat me to it.

My thoughts exactly.


42 posted on 04/04/2013 12:35:03 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: illiac
Obonzo has promised the NorKs to the Muslim Brotherhood if they can take out Kim Jong-un and his inner circle. Of course, WHY the Muslim Brotherhood would want the failed state of NorKland remains unanswered.
43 posted on 04/04/2013 12:36:51 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: fivecatsandadog
If the US mainland is attacked with an EMP, no one will be sending any messages for a long, long time.

If it does happen, at least it will finally end the debate over how much damage would actually occur. Opinions run the entire spectrum from nothing, to everything being destroyed.
44 posted on 04/04/2013 12:38:22 PM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: vette6387

Reeeelly?

How about 130 million Mexicans rushing our border all at once for food and a better life?

How would we, should we and could we handle that.

That’s the logistics of it.


45 posted on 04/04/2013 12:39:54 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dfwgator

A new DMZ huh?

I could see that and little bastuhd reigning over less proletarians...


46 posted on 04/04/2013 12:41:10 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: All

China pre-emptively attacks North Korea before NK can do anything and before the US can do anything. China works with S. Korea to unify and support transition N.K. to an indenpendent Korean state. The World claps their hands at China. China and Korea become allies. Unified Korea looks at US and commands us to get our troops out of S. Korea since they decide we are worthless.

Taiwan observes the US weakness in this situation and decides that the US is not the long term solution either. They decide to join Mainland China...

............


47 posted on 04/04/2013 12:41:47 PM PDT by Maringa
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To: illiac

IF we had a REAL president, the Norks would already be glowing in the night.


48 posted on 04/04/2013 12:49:08 PM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
I have a feeling the NK military is working on regime change right now. Thats why Kim Jung Un is acting out.

Very astute observation! That is a very good explanation as why all of a sudden and without much provocation, the NORKs are saber rattling.

49 posted on 04/04/2013 12:49:33 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: tsowellfan

Man, that guy was fugly.


50 posted on 04/04/2013 12:53:17 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Well, Kim was having internal problems controlling the military back in December...so his answer is give them a war? ..Play big tough guy?...

There are many issues why the leadership is doing this....but ‘planting season is coming up’, and Kim’s military do that work along with others...so whatever happens needs to be before he has to put his military in the fields......no food for the army...they retaliate..which may be the case as well.


51 posted on 04/04/2013 12:54:30 PM PDT by caww
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To: Maringa

“China pre-emptively attacks North Korea before NK can do anything and before the US can do anything. China works with S. Korea to unify and support transition N.K. to an indenpendent Korean state. The World claps their hands at China. China and Korea become allies. Unified Korea looks at US and commands us to get our troops out of S. Korea since they decide we are worthless.” Perfect! and don’t forget to turn out the lights on the way out.

“Taiwan observes the US weakness in this situation and decides that the US is not the long term solution either. They decide to join Mainland China...” Ditto. This would also be the perfect time for the US to wash our hands of all the global BS, and start taking care of our OWN affairs in the homeland. All this will require a Clean House, if you catch my drift, and beefing up our military and defense systems.


52 posted on 04/04/2013 12:55:07 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: illiac

53 posted on 04/04/2013 12:55:28 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Those NORK honchos have some cool hats.
I’m surprised Dennis Rodman hasn’t set up a franchise to sell them.


54 posted on 04/04/2013 12:56:46 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: illiac

Why can’t we save thousands, if not 100s of thousands, of lives by being proactive?


55 posted on 04/04/2013 1:00:51 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: illiac

Was it the Dennis Rodman visit that caused all of this? ;-)


56 posted on 04/04/2013 1:01:43 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: al baby
If he did and we win he will win re election in 2016

Hmmmm...you may have uncovered a dirty little secret.

57 posted on 04/04/2013 1:01:45 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: illiac
Another, unprecedented moment for Øbama . .
poor thing
58 posted on 04/04/2013 1:03:28 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: big'ol_freeper

Here’s some information for you on that ...
War Powers Resolution
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Resolution


59 posted on 04/04/2013 1:06:58 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Vendome

......”what will we do when the 24,000,000 souls, having been trapped in a concentration for 50 years, start rushing southward in search of a decent meal”......

There is a containment plan for this....but likely the sadists in charge will just start spraying the people there with bullits....not so sure the people will run anywhere...fear rules more than just heavy there.... They do nothing without permission..ever. It’s a lifestyle they are born and raised in after generations born and raised within the confines of the gulogs..they know no different.


60 posted on 04/04/2013 1:12:58 PM PDT by caww
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