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John McCain: U.S. Should Board North Korean Ship

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posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 05:18 PM
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On CBS's Face the Nation, John McCain is asked how the United States should react if North Korea refuses to allow the United States' Navy to board their vessel with a suspicious cargo. Bob Schieffer failed to ask McCain to address what he'd recommend doing if North Korean troops started pouring into South Korea in retaliation, if the United States followed the Senator's advice.


videocafe.crooksandliars.com...


I don't know about you, but I'd take this advice.

Sorry about that Mods. I was in a hurry and I didn't have time to leave a thoughtful post with the link. Anyway I actually saw this interview and I could kind of tell from his demeanor that he was angry about everything concerning North Korea. I guess all that time as a POW may have given him a better insight then most. I must say that I agree with him one hundred percent.

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posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 05:58 PM
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We should board the ship, there is no question about it. If North Korea decides to go to war, it will be over us having followed a United Nations mandate, and any military action we partake in as a result, will be due to us acting in self-defense.



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 06:13 PM
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I think that the US should try to board as well. If NoKo retaliates, well, that's their problem then I suppose. When is the USS John McCain supposed to intercept the North Korean ship anyway?



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 07:02 PM
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Unless NK's ship floats into a US port, boarding their ship is an act of war. They will then have reason to attack us. Like it or not, that's how it is.

Reverse the situation. What if NK was hyping the US in their own news as some evil monster for testing some weapons (within the US), they decided to deploy a fleet of warships off the coast of California (just in case), and decided to board some US ship on its way to Australia? I would imagine several people here in the US (and many commentators on Fox News) would interpret this as an act of war by NK.

Chill out.



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 07:06 PM
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protocol is protocol isn't it?
for said reason, we would have the right to aboard their vessel right?



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 10:16 PM
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I would say so. I read an article regarding the resolution and it says the following.


Among its provisions, Resolution 1874 strengthens an existing arms embargo and expands it to include a ban on all weapons exports from North Korea. It also allows for the inspection of suspect cargo on ships and airplanes, and the confiscation and disposal of any banned items that are found.

www.voanews.com...

That makes it pretty clear to me. Although on the news everyone is saying that we cannot board the ship without North Korea's permission. Strange.


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posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 10:24 PM
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Originally posted by kadugen
Unless NK's ship floats into a US port, boarding their ship is an act of war. They will then have reason to attack us. Like it or not, that's how it is.

Reverse the situation. What if NK was hyping the US in their own news as some evil monster for testing some weapons (within the US), they decided to deploy a fleet of warships off the coast of California (just in case), and decided to board some US ship on its way to Australia? I would imagine several people here in the US (and many commentators on Fox News) would interpret this as an act of war by NK.

Chill out.


The thing with this analogy is that we are not NK. If someone had a concern with what we were shipping we would be transparent and invite them aboard the ship to see for themselves. We would allow them to track it the whole way as well. The paperwork and international law would be followed. Not so with NK they have something to hide.



posted on Jun, 25 2009 @ 05:38 AM
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Although on the news everyone is saying that we cannot board the ship without North Korea's permission.

I think that the news makes it seem that way because Obama and his administration has given indications that they're not going to forcefully board the ship, which they're allowed to. The Obama administration is afraid of starting another conflict. And they don't realize that this comes at the cost of the US losing some of it's authority if the let North Korea just disregard the US wanting to come on board.



posted on Jun, 25 2009 @ 05:56 AM
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Sorry Sen. McCain... but since you said 'Obama has done well' I can not believe anything you say because, obviously, your judgement is severely impaired.

Hey John .. how about we wait until the ship is out of Chinese waters before we board it??? Wouldn't that be a good idea? Once it's out of Chinese waters THEN we can do what we need to do.

OY!



posted on Jun, 25 2009 @ 06:01 AM
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Well should North Korea board the American ships close to their border in South Korea? At this point in time what the north Koreans are doing is their business. America has ships every where all over the globe .Now that another country is doing the same and saying we are here too,what T F yes They have an unstable Person in charge . the people of Korea and its government are worldly if not on par ,except for their late start to mass weapon testing.Who is telling you people that they are a threat

Is it you politicians you don t trust

or the media whom has interest in the money they make.

this North Korea South Korea thing has been going on for decades.

Their Leader is old and on his way out and is feeling fragile he is just trying to show that he still has balls before their gone.

I have friends from Korea and this is nothing new yes it might be worrying but are they doing anything different. to what the french did not so many years ago ."just to make a point of view".

All i am saying in my point of view is it is a show of face.

Thanks

Ocker



posted on Jun, 25 2009 @ 08:11 AM
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There is a reason for this ongoing conflict with the north. The "dear leader" is a maniac with no value for human life.


On January 5, 1950, Secretary of State Dean Acheson, speaking at the National Press Club, articulated the American policy. He spoke of those countries that the US would defend with force: Japan, the Rykus islands and the Philippine Islands. Korea was left out. The withdrawal of the last American forces from Korea, as well as North Korean Kim's conviction that the US would not intervene, convinced the North Koreans to attempt to unify the country by force. The Soviets, led by Stalin, and the Chinese, led by Mao, concurred with both Kim's judgement about the United States and his plans to unify the country by force. In June, he struck.


www.historycentral.com...

I found the above article which is ok. I think we should board the ship and extract the journalists as well. I could care less about the dear leaders weapons. I know those two journalists are thinking the same thing.



posted on Jun, 25 2009 @ 08:41 AM
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Yes I see your point and it is taken. I personally think the media has taken things to far .

And I hope the journalists are okay and they are getting looked after.

We will see in time .

Thanks



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