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North Korea Says US-South Korea Exercises Bring War Closer
Reuters ^ | November 26, 2010

Posted on 11/26/2010 6:07:25 AM PST by Strategy

North Korea said on Friday that impending military exercises by the South and the United States are pushing the region towards war, days after it launched its heaviest bombardment since the 1950-53 Korean War.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: america; northkorea; obama

1 posted on 11/26/2010 6:07:28 AM PST by Strategy
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To: Strategy

In other news, chia pets are rising on early trading. Is it no wonder that Mahmood and Jung-Il are trading notes on how stupid can we look while the whacko-world and media takes us seriously?


2 posted on 11/26/2010 6:10:46 AM PST by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: Strategy

Someone let the N’orcs know that with this President, they could nuke Seoul and there would be a “measured” response.


3 posted on 11/26/2010 6:12:18 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Strategy

Imagine this latest Kim heir and next Dear Leader, a 27 yr old sociopath, stamping his tiny foot and demanding his way with an arsenal of nukes up his sleeve

welcome to the “multipolar” world, so longed for by globalists like Madeline Albright et al


4 posted on 11/26/2010 6:12:26 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Strategy

And what does our very own dear leader and the messiah of the world have up his sleeve? A recap of his campaign rhetoric:

quote:” President Barack Obama’s proposed comprehensive diplomacy that combines the strengths of multilateral negotiations with the unique benefits of direct bilateral engagement presents a sensible and practical approach to the North Korean nuclear issue. The change in administration in the United States provides a rare opportunity to provide a fresh impetus to the denuclearization process. It is up to Washington and Pyongyang, in close cooperation with the other capitals, to seize upon this opportunity to proactively engage in negotiations that can successfully overcome not only the immediate obstacles but also the longer-term challenges posed by the North Korean nuclear weapons program.” end quote
http://www.nti.org/e_research/e3_six_party_obama_north_korea.html

...... hack hack hack (pardon.....hairball)


5 posted on 11/26/2010 6:19:22 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Strategy

Did Obama feed them this spin?


6 posted on 11/26/2010 6:23:18 AM PST by pennyfarmer (Even a RINO will chew its foot off when caught in a trap.)
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To: central_va

“Someone let the N’orcs know that with this President, they could nuke Seoul and there would be a “measured” response”?

Someone let the N’orcs know that with this President, they could nuke Los Angeles and there would be a “measured” response.

I think my response is more true/


7 posted on 11/26/2010 6:27:08 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) The more I see and know Obammy the more I think he's an a-hole.)
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To: Strategy

If food shortages are as prominent as reported by the MSM in North Korea, may-be Kim wants to thin out part of the populace?


8 posted on 11/26/2010 6:27:19 AM PST by buck61
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To: Strategy

I wonder when, or if, China is going to yank the dog collar on Pyongyang. China has turned a blind eye to Jong-Il’s antics for decades, for the reasons laid out in the story. But I have to think if either the Chia Pet or his heir begin large scale mobilization, Beijing will lean on them. I gotta think the last thing China wants is a war on its back doorstep involving a nuke-armed neighbor and the superpower that owes them several trillion dollars.

Of course, if things go far enough south on the Korean peninsula, it may not matter...


9 posted on 11/26/2010 6:33:37 AM PST by DemforBush (If I ever get back my blue jeans...Lord, how happy could one man be?)
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To: Strategy

Just how do you start a war these days? In the past sinking a frigate or shelling a city would have kicked off a war. Hell Lincoln started a war that killed 600,000 over a rock being shelled in Charleston Harbor that killed no one. Makes no sense.


10 posted on 11/26/2010 6:36:26 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Joe Boucher
they could nuke Los Angeles and there would be a “measured” response.


I read somewhere a few weeks ago that we could absorb another blow. /sarc
11 posted on 11/26/2010 6:41:32 AM PST by askrenr (HOOAH! It's an Army thing.)
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To: central_va
Someone let the N’orcs know that with this President, they could nuke Seoul and there would be a “measured” response.

They already know.
They can smell the weakness from the other side of the world.
They are shaking with glee and anticipation.


South Korea must not feel too secure knowing that Obummer is watching out for them...

Obama meets Kim Jong Il

I get the distinct feeling that the Koreans look to support from the Whitehouse and sigh saying: "...oh crap..."

12 posted on 11/26/2010 6:45:50 AM PST by Bon mots ("Anything you say, can and will be construed as racist...")
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To: buck61

“If food shortages are as prominent as reported by the MSM in North Korea, may-be Kim wants to thin out part of the populace?”

Food shortages tend to do that without any other interventions.


13 posted on 11/26/2010 6:47:07 AM PST by BiggieLittle
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To: mazda77

“In other news, chia pets are rising on early trading. Is it no wonder that Mahmood and Jung-Il are trading notes on how stupid can we look while the whacko-world and media takes us seriously?”

We’re the biggest debtor nation on Earth. A nation of children with credit cards. A nation that large portions of resemble a Third World nation. A nation with second rate infrastructure, a second rate educational system, a corrupt political system and corrupt financial markets. The only reason anyone has to take us seriously is because we have nuclear weapons.


14 posted on 11/26/2010 6:51:31 AM PST by BiggieLittle
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To: Bon mots

To tell you the truth I think Obama would welcome a war with North Korea just to change the take the spotlight off of his administration & the hope of gaining political momentum as a “manager” of the situation.


15 posted on 11/26/2010 6:59:34 AM PST by Republic_of_Secession.
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To: Strategy

The 27 yr old toddler in an adult body is just playing with his toys.

What are a few hundred thousand dead people to him.

He doesn’t even have a reason except that he is bored


16 posted on 11/26/2010 7:03:48 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: central_va

no ‘response’ necessary, measured or otherwise, as Seoul prolly has sufficient population to *absorb* the hit for the greater good of korea in general...


17 posted on 11/26/2010 7:23:36 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3

A drone attack on the chia pets and the general staff could end this very quick. If anything, geopolitically, a strike on nork leadership will leave the country paralyzed. China will have to Make a move and they aren’t going to attack the south.

This would be a game changer. And a positive one.


18 posted on 11/26/2010 7:39:56 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
SEOUL (Reuters) – China warned on Friday against military acts near its coastline ahead of U.S.-South Korean naval exercises that North Korea, days after shelling a South Korean island, said risked pushing the region toward war.

Do not anticipate China's response on any Western models of wartime diplomacy. We are still "at war" with a North Korea that had overwhelming military support from its staunch ally of the 1950's. I disagree with some of the "expert" sentiments that proclaim China's reticence in seeing a united Korea; China would welcome a vassal economic powerhouse that was governed by a communist puppet.

The U.S. could not stop a massive North Korea push into the South, would not use nuclear deterrence, and cannot get supporting troops in the country in time to stop a complete takeover. All China has to do is drop the starter's flag...

19 posted on 11/26/2010 8:02:27 AM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: askrenr

Maybe so, but I have to feel real sorry for whatever group attacks us again here.
If it is the usual group of Dutch Protestants than I’m glad I’m not one of them.


20 posted on 11/26/2010 8:11:45 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) The more I see and know Obammy the more I think he's an a-hole.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

wishful thinkin, unless we figure to have Generals/Admirals that are willing to ‘garble’ their comms for a day or two...


21 posted on 11/26/2010 8:17:48 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: BiggieLittle

Food shortages tend to do that without any other interventions.

When the hunger is great enough the populace might turn on the, “said” gov ?


22 posted on 11/26/2010 8:34:32 AM PST by buck61
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To: Strategy
I guess responding to artillery shelling day after day by shooting back would be "arrogant".


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

23 posted on 11/26/2010 8:49:11 AM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: Joe Boucher

My measured response:

“Measure” how much nuclear material it would take to turn Pyongyang into a smoldering radioactive heap.


24 posted on 11/26/2010 9:44:06 AM PST by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: yldstrk

That and I think he wants to show the world that he can swing his undersized d*ck around.


25 posted on 11/26/2010 9:45:24 AM PST by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: Thommas

What makes you think that ROK forces couldn’t take care of any invasion on their own?


26 posted on 11/26/2010 3:56:41 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Strategy
Just put a big sign at the dmz;free food; come and get it.Half the population would be there in an hour.Not a shot would be fired.
27 posted on 11/26/2010 7:52:46 PM PST by G-Man 1 (-- get)
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To: Bon mots
Hey! Don't be putting my man Obama down! As we speak he's busy icing his lip Boo-boo while catching up on old M*A*S*H reruns just in case he has to attempt to formulate an actual strategy. He's really confused right now because he thinks Trapper looks a lot like the guy that's on with Neil Cavuto sometimes, but he thinks it just can't be him because he's a doctor not a business guy. Anyway, he's only on season three so he's not exactly sure what happens yet. Give the man some time!
28 posted on 11/27/2010 2:00:00 AM PST by MacMattico
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