North Korea

Joined: June 20th, 2007, 11:54 pm

August 1st, 2017, 6:07 pm #81

tyu12 wrote:
Why is it always up to the United States to do something why don't other countries do something?

What is south Korea doing about this and the many other countries around the world? 
A real president would be pressuring China!
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August 1st, 2017, 6:13 pm #82

Dun Fudgin wrote:
tyu12 wrote:
Why is it always up to the United States to do something why don't other countries do something?

What is south Korea doing about this and the many other countries around the world? 
A real president would be pressuring China!
And Russia. 

Considering how much Russia has ramped up support for North Korea in the past 5 months, it's pretty clear Putin feels he has free rein to do whatever he wants without risking significant penalties from Washington. 


I wonder why that might be? 
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August 2nd, 2017, 6:30 am #83

Fortune Cookie wrote:
Dun Fudgin wrote:
tyu12 wrote:
Why is it always up to the United States to do something why don't other countries do something?

What is south Korea doing about this and the many other countries around the world? 
A real president would be pressuring China!
And Russia. 

Considering how much Russia has ramped up support for North Korea in the past 5 months, it's pretty clear Putin feels he has free rein to do whatever he wants without risking significant penalties from Washington. 


I wonder why that might be? 

That goes without saying. China is North Korea's largest trade partner.
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August 9th, 2017, 8:07 am #84

Really hoping Kim Jong Un does not follow through with his threat to send missiles to Guam today in response to Trump's latest verbal escalation.  

Can someone please lock Trump in a room before the planet is gone.
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August 9th, 2017, 4:34 pm #85

It's the first time in my life I've heard a sitting US president talk in the same tone as a rogue "world leader". "Sabre rattling" by two bad hair leaders!
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August 9th, 2017, 5:27 pm #86

At last we have a president who can talk
to Kim Jong Un on his own level.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
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August 9th, 2017, 9:40 pm #87

I think we really need the adults back now, please.
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August 10th, 2017, 7:11 am #88

Wars are needed most by a) arms manufacturers, b) mercenaries (aka Blackwater), c) Presidents who are waaaaay low in the polls.

Sure worked for GWB!
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August 10th, 2017, 8:02 am #89

IF NK does do something as stupid as bombing Guam. What do YOU think should be done???

My choice would be to bomb any and all missile military sites in NK ending this right then.
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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August 10th, 2017, 8:13 am #90

NightStalker wrote:
What do YOU think should be done???
Fire and fury? 
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August 10th, 2017, 8:40 am #91

battlingignorance wrote:
Wars are needed most by a) arms manufacturers, b) mercenaries (aka Blackwater), c) Presidents who are waaaaay low in the polls.

Sure worked for GWB!
With the exception that we know NK has WMD's, they are bragging about them for all to see. GWB never found any WMD's. NK is making it easy for Trump-L-Still-Skin!
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August 10th, 2017, 1:25 pm #92

The problem with any military offensive against North Korea is that you're essentially sacrificing the city of Seoul, and likely much much more of South Korea. They have thousands of artillery guns just north of the DMZ pointed right at Seoul. Not nuclear weapons, but still could effectively level the city before we could take them out.

Mark Bowden has an excellent piece in the Atlantic right now. There are really no good options: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... th/528717/
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August 10th, 2017, 2:31 pm #93

wikileaksonweed wrote:
The problem with any military offensive against North Korea is that you're essentially sacrificing the city of Seoul, and likely much much more of South Korea. They have thousands of artillery guns just north of the DMZ pointed right at Seoul. Not nuclear weapons, but still could effectively level the city before we could take them out.

Mark Bowden has an excellent piece in the Atlantic right now. There are really no good options: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... th/528717/
Right there. In a nutshell.
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August 10th, 2017, 3:47 pm #94

Do you think Trump would bother to move the thousands of Americans out of Seoul ?
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August 10th, 2017, 3:50 pm #95

Damon wrote:
Do you think Trump would bother to move the thousands of Americans out of Seoul ?
Do you think Trump could find Seoul on a map?
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August 10th, 2017, 4:26 pm #96

The man ain't got no Seoul.
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August 10th, 2017, 4:42 pm #97

I don't think Feltersnatch views Asians as fully human, so he may consider Seoul expendable.
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August 10th, 2017, 5:10 pm #98

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August 10th, 2017, 5:10 pm #99

Why is this only a US problem where is the rest of the world? What was done in the last 8 years to stop this person  from Korea?  I am so FUC&ING tired of the US having to fix everything every where. Isn't it time for other countries to do something? 
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August 10th, 2017, 6:10 pm #100

nobody has said what THEY think should be done. I guess it's better to wait and see and then criticize whatever decision is made.
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